The Senate GOP plan to preserve the Bush tax cuts on incomes above $250,000 already amounts to a budget-busting tax cut for the rich, and in addition to it, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) also added another tax cut that benefits only the super-wealthy. The Hatch-McConnell plan effectively eliminates the [...]
Is the old Orrin Hatch back? The Utah Republican Senator, who survived a tea party challenge last month by focusing on his conservatism and voting in lockstep with his party’s ideological right wing over the last two years, appears to be shifting back into deal-maker mode, according to an AP report Monday. But Hatch’s spokeswoman is disputing the story. Read full article >>
Below is Senator Orrin Hatch’s letter inquiring about the employment of Richard Griffin during his tenure with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). The letter expresses concern about the legitimacy of President Obama’s appointing Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board. Show More Summary
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced a bill on the Senate floor Wednesday to block President Obama’s plan to allow states to experiment with the work requirements in the welfare program. A companion bill will be brought up in the House by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI). Sen. Hatch described his bill as a defense of the [...]
The Washington Post has obtained the following letters, sent to House Ways and Means chair Dave Camp (pdf) and Senate Finance ranking member Orrin Hatch (pdf), respectively, by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. She...Show More Summary
Orrin Hatch’s win in the Utah Republican primary Tuesday night — a triumph that all but ensures he’ll add another term to his 36-year tenure in the Senate — was a tribute to Hatch’s textbook strategy for rebuffing an upstart challenge and a testament to the limits of the Tea Party‘s clout. This is not, [...]
Don’t overlook this one: it was another banner day yesterday for Tea Party conservatives. Really? Despite Senator Orrin Hatch’s easy renomination in Utah over a Tea Party challenger? Yup. Remember that the goal for hard-line conservatives...Show More Summary
Charlie Rangel survived a primary challenge in a redrawn district in New York City, virtually securing a 22 nd term in Congress. Senator Orrin Hatch survived a primary challenge as well, and will likely become he Senate Pro Tempore and 3 rd in line to the presidency if he wins in November. Show More Summary
Written by Doug Powers A couple of primary results from Tuesday I didn’t get to last night: Orrin Hatch survived to seek a seventh term in the US Senate. Also, the forever lingering evidence of a swamp undrained, Charles Rangel, lives on to seek his 22nd term in November. All in all, it was a [...]
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Veteran Senator Orrin Hatch cruised to an easy victory on Tuesday against a Tea Party movement-backed challenger who managed to eke out enough votes at Utah's Republican nominating convention to force a primary run-off.
Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch both survived tough primary races. While Hatch had for some time appeared a shoo-in for re-election, Rangel’s fate was far less certain. But Rangel on Tuesday emerged victorious from an arduous House primary, beating back a strong challenge from state Sen. Show More Summary
(CNN) – Longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch will win the GOP primary in Utah, CNN projected Tuesday, though his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight. Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled ouster [...]
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch accomplished Tuesday night what few other veteran Republican senators have done in recent years, managing to fend off a primary challenge from his right. The Associated Press declared Hatch the projected winner of the Utah Republican Senate nominatio …
There are many reasons why Senator Hatch will probably win tonight, but his cash advantage is a key factor. National Journal reports: FreedomWorks, the conservative group seeking to take down Sen. Orrin Hatch, spent over $800,000 on the Utah race leading up to the April convention, the day that the organization decided to back Liljenquist. Show More Summary
Later Tuesday, if the polls are accurate, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah will escape the fate of a couple of his fellow white-haired Republicans: He’ll survive a tea-party challenge. Hatch leads his primary foe, former state legislatorShow More Summary
Incumbent Orrin Hatch versus Tea Party insurgent Dan Liljenquist. I can’t think of any reason to pick Hatch over Liljenquist, but Hatch might win by default because he’s the incumbent. The latest poll shows him leading 60-32.
(CNN) – While longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is favored to win Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight. Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, has waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled [...]
By Richard K. BarryIn case you were worried that venerable Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) might go down to defeat in a Republican primary like his long-time Senate colleague Dick Lugar, fear no more.According to Political Wire, a Deseret/KSL poll finds that Hatch leads his challenger Dan Liljenquist (R) by a 60 to 32 percent margin. Show More Summary
(CNN) - One day before Utah's GOP Senate primary, a new poll indicates that longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch holds a nearly two-to-one lead over his primary challenger, former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist. According to a Deseret News/KSL survey, 60% of registered voters in Utah who say they'll vote in the GOP primary back Hatch's bid [...]
A new Deseret News/KSL-TV poll finds Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) leads challenger Dan Liljenquist (R) in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, 60% to 32%. The primary is on Tuesday.