Category: Politics

Respect for Marriage Act: How it protects religious freedom | Opinion

Alex Cochran, Deseret News On Monday night, the Respect for Marriage Act moved a step closer toward passage, as the Senate voted 61-35 in favor of a religious freedom and conscience amendment. Other proposed amendments related to religious liberty will receive votes on Tuesday afternoon after which a final...

Mitt Romney calls Trump’s dinner with Nick Fuentes, Ye ‘disgusting’

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, pictured on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Utah Sen. Mitt Romney called former President Donald Trump’s dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, “disgusting.” “There is no bottom to the degree to which...

Senate Dems wrestle over weakening leaders’ power

Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse are at odds once again over limiting the power of Senate Democratic leaders. The last time the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat was this openly perturbed with Whitehouse (D-R.I.), they were vying in 2020 for what became the gavel of the powerful Judiciary Committee. This...

GOP lawmakers mostly decline to condemn Trump over white supremacist meeting

A flurry of top Republicans on Monday took a familiar approach to Donald Trump’s dinner with white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes — condemning the former president’s actions, but not the man himself. Trump’s onetime No. 2 was a notable exception. “President Trump was wrong to give a white...

US-Iran World Cup: What did U.S. Soccer do to Iran flag?

U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter and player Tyler Adams attend a press conference on the eve of the group B World Cup soccer match between Iran and the United States in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Ashley Landis, Associated Press Tensions are rising between the teams representing the...

How to solve homelessness with mental health? Here’s Salt Lake’s plan

Steve Griffin, Deseret News Jean Welch Hill has spent years advocating for solutions to end homelessness and prevent gun violence. Now, as the new director of Salt Lake County’s Office of Criminal Justice Initiatives, Hill will be on the front lines of the issue. Hill will be part of...