Tag: Politics

Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at 61

Rep. Donald McEachin has died, his office announced on Monday. The Virginia Democrat had been battling cancer since 2013, his chief of staff, Tara Rountree, said in a statement. He was 61. “Valiantly for years now, we have watched him fight and triumph over the secondary effects of his...

Who’s to blame for rising political violence?

Eliza Anderson, Deseret News In the run-up to this year’s midterm elections, there were several instances of violence or threats of violence directed at politicians and their families, as well as at those engaged in hot-button political issues like abortion. This comes as Republican and Democratic lawmakers are receiving...

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...