Donald Trump wins another victory for Democrats

It was all intended to distract; and the Republicans said “what?” This week Donald Trump burst out with new controversial comments targeting Senator John McCain’s heroism during the Vietnam War by implying that those captured are not exactly heroic. Regardless of Trump’s opinion on what actually constitutes heroism, his ability to distract the masses from serious problems for Democrats was extremely effective. First, five United States military soldiers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were mowed down this week by an alleged lone wolf terrorist bent on taking life. From an Administration that has…

Hatch: The stakes are too high to act as if Iran is a trustworthy partner [UPH Wire]

  *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* June 22, 2015 Media Contact: J.P. Freire: (202) 228-0210 Matt Whitlock: (202) 224-4511 *Hatch: The stakes are too high to act as if Iran is a trustworthy partner* Washington—A scathing report released by the U.N. Security Council detailing Iran’s refusal to comply with existing UN resolutions and international agreements, has raised doubts among lawmakers regarding Iran’s willingness to act as an honest negotiating partner. “The lesson to draw from the Security Council report is clear,” Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said in a speech on the Senate…

Rep. Chris Stewart Questions US Negotiations with Iran

Backbenchers from small states like Utah rarely get an opportunity to shine on the national stage. With the seniority he has, Senator Orrin Hatch gets attention, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz has shown some ability to garner attention with his energy on the House’s primary oversight committee. Mia Love is noticed for the obvious reasons, but has yet to say anything particularly memorable. Monday, Rep. Chris Stewart, from Utah’s Second Congressional District, hit the big time with a well-reasoned and timely editorial in the Wall Street Journal, commenting knowledgeably on U.S.…

Netanyahu Speaks to Congress

Invited by Speaker Boehner, snubbed by President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress today. His speech was welcomed with raucous applause, cheering and several standing ovations. In fact, his speech was interrupted by applause 43 times. To say he was well-received would be an understatement, even though some Democrats chose to boycott the speech. Mr. Netanyahu started by praising the US as an ally, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. “The remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States has always been above politics,” he said. “It must…