Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

Orgs and Media

News roundup: Harry Reid to intelligence officials: Lie to Donald Trump

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News roundup: The Secret Service code names for Trump and Pence

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How to Appeal the County’s Valuation of Your Property

Utah Taxpayers Association
Utah’s 29 counties recently mailed property tax notices to every Utah...

News roundup: Howard Dean mocks his own 2004 scream

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News roundup: New polls show Trump gets bump, Clinton at all-time low

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News roundup: Is Russia trying to meddle in U.S. politics with DNC hack?

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#294 – The Coffeecast Pt.1

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I got on the phone with my old friend Tom Cheevers to record a dual podcast,...

News roundup: The #NeverTrump crowd not giving up as Trump claims nomination

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News roundup: 'Lock her up!' has become the GOP convention's unofficial slogan

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News roundup: George W. Bush is worried he'll be the 'last Republican president'

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News roundup: As Republicans gather in Cleveland, Romney enjoys a lakeside vacation

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Utah's 'Never Clap' delegation needs to unify behind Trump, says state House majority whip

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Cleveland — Utah’s delegates were stingy with their applause during...

Trump-loving Greg Hughes can't stay away from the Republican National Convention

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Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, the first high-profile Utah politician to...

From Cleveland: Never Trump's Last Stand

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Gayle Ruzicka and Utah’s anti-Trump delegates have rounded up signatures...

Cities, Counties, Special Service Districts Propose Tax Increases

Utah Taxpayers Association
In last month’s edition of the Utah Taxpayer, we reviewed a few cities and...

So far, Obama’s approach to Utah a monument is indeed different than Bill Clinton’s

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Not long ago, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told Utah Gov. Gary Herbert,...

Cleveland: Never-Trump Suffers Setback

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The Never-Trump forces were dealt a setback Monday afternoon, but efforts are...

News roundup: Trump may speak tonight as the GOP convention kicks off

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#293 – T-Minus 7 [updated]

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week on The LEFT Show, Jeff welcomes Jackie Morgan to the studio, and...

No fan of Trump, Mike Lee loses bid to unbind delegates

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Donald Trump dodged a bullet and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, took one when the...

News roundup: GOP insiders expect mayhem at Republican convention

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News roundup: Star power may be dim at Trump's 'showbiz' convention

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State Agrees to Free Speech Protection

Utah Taxpayers Association
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Taxpayers Association and Libertas Institute,...

News roundup: How Bernie went from Clinton rival to supporter

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News roundup: Biden passes on the notion of staying vice president

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News roundup: Part-time Trump critic Paul Ryan to speak at Republican convention

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Are killer trees all around us, waiting to pounce?

DNews: Perspectives
People tend to feel uneasy about things over which they have no control. It can...

292 – 4 Years Ago …

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Yup, it’s another Best Of – this time, from our birthday 4 years...

News roundup: Trump hints he may pick Gingrich as running mate

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News roundup: Chaffetz to quiz FBI director over Clinton

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News roundup: Anti-Trump forces coming up short in bid to deny him nomination

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News roundup: The craziest convention moments you've never heard of

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#291 Happy Birthday TLS (and USA)

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s old (folks) home on The LEFT Show this week, while we celebrate not...

News roundup: Sanders still itching for a convention fight

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News roundup: Trump campaign emails foreign lawmakers seeking donations

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News roundup: Worries grow about security at GOP convention

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News roundup: Poll: Most GOP voters don't want Trump as nominee

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News roundup: Prominent Republicans skipping speaking roles at Trump's convention

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290 TLS – T-10

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NEW NEW NEW! I’ve got Jackie, Felicia, and Hannah in the studio this...

News roundup: House Democrats eye more guerrilla tactics

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News roundup: Trump prepares massive whip team to combat anti-Trump convention fight

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News roundup: Trump compares self with Reagan, but Reagan distanced himself from Trump

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Op-Ed: Chaffetz should be applauded not criticized for his tax reform bill

Utah Taxpayers Association
Earlier this week, the Utah Taxpayers Association President Howard Stephenson...

News roundup: Trump brushes off cash problems and new poll shows him taking a lead in Utah

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News roundup: This election is so polarizing, even the dead are speaking out

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The Utah Taxpayer: June 2016

Utah Taxpayers Association
Haven’t had a chance to look through our June newsletter yet. Get caught...

289a TLS – Flash (BACK) Dance

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s father’s day. Suck it up, buttercup. Anyway, this best of is...

News roundup: Happy anniversary: One year ago, Trump entered the race to low expectations

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News roundup: Trump, RNC still not best buddies heading into general election

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Utah’s lieutenant governor goes viral

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  It’s amazing what happens when a politician goes off-script, so to...

News roundup: Federal judge says Clinton email probe is a 'criminal investigation'

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News roundup: Clinton's lead over Trump grows in new national poll

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News roundup: The new normal: When tragedy hits, America is divided

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289 TLS – Florida Man

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
First – my apologies for posting absolutely nothing last week. The day...

News roundup: Some GOP insiders still want to deny Trump the nomination

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News roundup: Elizabeth Warren to call Trump a 'nasty, thin-skinned fraud'

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News roundup: The 11 states that will decide the presidential race

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News roundup: Sanders says he's not ruining Clinton's moment

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TAX ALERT: Pleasant Grove is Discussing a new $1 Million Utility Fee

Utah Taxpayers Association
Despite Utah County voters overwhelming rejecting Proposition 1 in 2015,...

News roundup: Inside the GOP's fight to take Harry Reid's Senate seat

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News roundup: Legal scholars fear an authoritarian Trump presidency

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News roundup: What 3,500 lawsuits say about Donald Trump

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3rd District: Democrat seeks 3-way debate with Republicans Chaffetz, Teng

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Democrat Stephen P. Tryon may feel a little ignored as his opponents —...

News roundup: The Mitt Romney-approved conservative alternative to Donald Trump

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News roundup: Basketball-fan Bernie Sanders equates his campaign to the Golden State Warriors

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288 TLS – Six Reasons

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
There are fewer more entertaining things than having new folks in the studio....

News roundup: How Hillary Clinton loses to The Donald

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Save the Date! 2016 Teed Off on Taxes Golf Tournament on June 9th

Utah Taxpayers Association
The Utah Taxpayers Association’s annual “Teed Off on Taxes“ Golf...

2016 Taxes Now Conference Coverage

Utah Taxpayers Association
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 38th Annual Taxes Now Conference on...

287 TLS – The Ironic Guest

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
No one showed up today, but, that didn’t stop JM Bell from going on a...