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  1. News_State HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | WIS-TV Columbia

    Fear not, good South Carolina political junkies! After a brief paternity leave, The Cheat Sheet is back with all the snark you can handle. So this July 4th holiday, make sure to grab a hot dog, a frosty beverage, and get ready for all the silly moments that make American politics fun.

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  2. Utah senators seeking support for federal religious freedom legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Deseret News

    Utah senators are calling on other congressmen to preserve current federal law and support proposed legislation to protect religious liberties for individuals and institutions in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the country. While implications of the ruling become clearer, Utah Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee say, the next step should be to ensure protection for institutions that believe in traditional marriage for religious reasons.

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  3. Military BibleStick - Point of ViewRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Point of View

    ... most Christians and traditionalists. The 5-4 decision could have easily been a 4-3 decision if two of a Senator Mike Lee and RaAol Labrador have introduced the First Amendment Defense Act into both houses of Congress. This legislation would protect ...

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  4. Ted Cruz lavishes praise on Mike Lee in new bookRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... course of the filibuster a number of allies stood by my side, none more courageously or indispensably than Senator Mike Lee," Cruz writes in "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America." "Mike was with me on the Senate floor during the ...

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  5. Six GOP Senators Call For Liquidation of Ex-Im BankRead the original story

    Yesterday | CFO

    Having lost its congressional authority to perform new activities, it's time for Ex-Im to wind down, say the senators. Six Republican Senators , including three running for president - Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul - Wednesday called upon Export-Import Bank chairman Fred Hochberg for a liquidation plan, now that the agency's charter has expired and it can no longer make new loans, issue bonds, or offer trade insurance unless Congress re-authorizes those functions.

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  6. McConnell: Congress can't roll back gay marriage decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Hill

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there's little lawmakers can do to overturn a Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages in every state, suggesting any further action will rest largely with the courts. "I don't think so.

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  7. Republican senators demand liquidation plan for U.S. Ex-Im BankRead the original story

    Yesterday | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Seven conservative Republican senators demanded on Wednesday that the U.S. Export-Import Bank disclose plans to begin liquidating its assets after the government trade lender's charter expired amid congressional inaction. Ex-Im can no longer seek or process new applications for loans, loan guarantees and trade insurance, but it has said it will stay open to continue servicing $112 billion in existing obligations.

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  8. Six Senators Demand Ex-Im Bank Liquidation PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Roll Call

    Cruz, Lee and Rubio are among those pushing for a liquidation plan for the Export-Import Bank. Ex-Im Bank supporters were wrong if they thought the bank's opposition would trail off after the charter's authorization expired on June 30. Six Republican senators Wednesday demanded a plan for "orderly liquidation" of the bank in a letter to Chairman Fred Hochberg.

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  9. GOP senators ask Ex-Im for liquidation planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Politico

    Senate Republican critics of the Export-Import Bank Wednesday called for the agency to provide a specific timeline on how and when it would pursue "orderly liquidation" after its charter expired at midnight. In a letter to the agency, which offers loan guarantees and other credit assistance for U.S. exporters, a group of GOP senators asked the bank to specify which agency employees would participate in the liquidation, plans for servicing existing loan guarantees and how the agency would dissolve its board and website.

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  10. Change Has ComeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Salt Lake City Weekly

    A few days before Christmas in 2013, when U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby tossed the state of Utah's same-sex marriage ban in the gutter, allowing more than 1,000 same-sex couples to wed, a thick wave of change spread across Zion. Because the Utah Attorney General's Office failed to file a routine request that Shelby's ruling be put on hold until higher courts could hear the case, gay couples in the Beehive State immediately began to wed.

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  11. Jordan praises expiration of Export-Import Bank's charterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Peak Of Ohio

    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan made the following comments today regarding the expiration of the Export-Import Bank's charter: "This is a great day for taxpayers around the country who are fed up with cronyism in Washington. The charter of the Export-Import Bank, the 'bridge to nowhere' of corporate welfare, expired at midnight.

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  12. McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Politico

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there's little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting "religious liberty" in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage.

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  13. Marriage equality battle shifts to religious libertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.

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  14. Feds to drop some charges in Jeremy Johnson fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KSL-TV

    Federal prosecutors intend to drop some of the 86 fraud charges against St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson and four associates as both sides prepare for a complicated trial. Assistant U.S. attorney Robert Lunnen didn't say which or how many of the counts would be dismissed other than some of the money laundering charges don't apply to all of the defendants.

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  15. We needn't endorse in order to 'accept'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    There's a difference between asking for acceptance and forcing endorsement. The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on same-sex marriage says states may not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples who want them.

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  16. Federal prosecutors to drop some charges in Jeremy Johnson fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Deseret News

    Federal prosecutors intend to drop some of the 86 fraud charges against St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson and four associates as both sides prepare for a complicated trial. Assistant U.S. attorney Robert Lunnen didn't say which or how many of the counts would be dismissed other than some of the money laundering charges don't apply to all of the defendants.

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  17. Stop the Federal Government from Religious DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Family Research Council

    ... To stop the federal government from discriminating against people because of their beliefs in marriage, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, S.1598, in the Senate, and Representative Ral Labrador (R-UT) has ...

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  18. The Next Front in the Gay-Marriage BattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | National Review Online

    If supporters of same-sex marriage truly have no interest in punishing the exercise of religion they find objectionable, they can sign off on legislation to prevent it. Utah senator Mike Lee, a Republican, has a bill called the First Amendment Defense Act - yes, it's come to that - protecting organizations from government retaliation over their opposition to gay marriage.

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  19. No plea deals taken in Jeremy Johnson I Works caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Jeremy Johnson and wife Sharla smile and say that they can't say anything to the media after leaving Federal Court in Salt Lake City Wendesday April 10 for his initial appearance on an indictment on conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in connection to I Works company. The Salt Lake Tribune) Jeremy Johnson and wife Sharla smile and say that they can't say anything to the media after leaving Federal Court in Salt Lake City Wendesday April 10 for his initial appearance on an indictment on conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in connection to I Works company.

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  20. Cruz: Voters Would Be Astonished At What The GOP DoesRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | Sweetness & Light

    NBC is standing by Brian Williams. And the race-baiter and tax cheat Al Sharpton still has a show on their ... Plus more Orwellian news.

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