The Utah Republican Party’s Nuremburg laws

Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans sent a letter to State Central Committee members today (reproduced below) saying that they have to review 600,000 voter records to see who is in compliance with the party’s Constitution and Bylaws. This sounds relatively innocuous until you understand what this actually means. If you are one of the a registered Republican, you now have to abide by the Constitution and Bylaws of the party. The vast majority (over 500,000) of registered Republicans haven’t ever attended a caucus or other party meeting, so you probably don’t…

BREAKING: Dieter F Uchtdorf to run for US Senate in 2016

News out of Salt Lake today confirms that Deiter F Uchtdorf will announce a run for the US Senate in 2016 during this weekend’s General Conference of the LDS Church. “There is a great opportunity to steer this great plane of America into the future,” Uchtdorf said. “Quiet conversations with Utah legislators have assured me that I have 100% of their support..” It is widely expected that he will get most of the support he needs after he asks for it from the pulpit in Saturday morning’s General Conference session. Pollsters…

Minutes of the Executive Appropriations Committee, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. [UPH Wire]

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. – Room 210 Senate… UPH Wire is a public service, posting the press releases from candidates, parties, government entities, non-profits, and other related political entities. But for minor edits for formatting purposes, the Hub does not revise press releases. To publish your press releases, meeting minutes, or other information, please send it to UPHwire@gmail.com.

Orrin Hatch in the Senate by the Numbers

Last Thursday on the Doug Wright Show, Senator Orrin Hatch mentioned that he would run for Senate again “if the nation needed him.” He has previously said that he has run his last election in 2012, 2006, and 2000; therefore we may yet see him serve Utah for many years to come. A few facts and figures to put Orrin Hatch’s in the Senate time in perspective: “SENIORITY”: The 37 years (and counting) that Senator Hatch has been in the Senate means that 60% of Utahns weren’t born before he was elected the first…

Syrian Rebels Funded by the United States at What Cost?

Once again the federal government wants to give aid to those that have aligned themselves with the United States out of necessity instead of loyalty or common ideology. Last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) passed its annual authorization bill for the Department of Defense, which included a provision that would authorize the Secretary of Defense to provide a broad range of assistance, including lethal aid, to opposition forces in Syria.  Senator Lee Press Release The New York Times International explains what the Syrian opposition looks like.  The video…