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Offensive Democratic Ad: Sen. Orrin Hatch “Could Die” In Office

Utah Democratic Senate candidate Scott Howell is attacking incumbent Orrin Hatch for being 78 years old, even going so far as saying in a fundraising letter that Hatch “could die before his term is through.”…

Hatch might 'die before his term' ends, opponent charges

(CNN) - Don't vote for Orrin Hatch, the six-term senator's opponent says. Why? Because, Democratic candidate Scott Howell says in a fundraising letter, he could "die before his term is through." – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker – Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November. [...]

Orrin Hatch Probably Going to Die Soon, Says Opponent

The Democrats' long-shot challenger to Utah senator Orrin Hatch, Scott Howell, sent out a fund-raising e-mail to supporters on Sunday that argued that the 78-year-old incumbent could "die before his term is through." Because if there's one thing that fires up donors, it's the chance to really stick it to ... More »

Hatch opponent: ‘Hatch is not a bad guy. But he is an old guy’

We've seen campaigns play the age card before, but a new fundraising email from upstart Utah Democratic Senate candidate Scott Howell may take the cake. Howell, who's challenging long-time Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch this November, sent a fundraising email to supporters this week that warned voters of "the risk of an 80-year-old man taking office, [...]

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A Chat with Hatch

With NR ace Bob Costa, I sat down with Orrin Hatch, who covered the waterfront with us: Romney, Akin, the Senate of today, the Senate of tomorrow, the Senate of yesterday. He told us an excellent, dramatic tale involving Bob Byrd, Russell Long, Fritz Hollings, and other such figures. Show More Summary

Guess Which Republican Senator Says He No Longer Supports an Amendment to Ban Marriage Equality

Republican Orrin Hatch once voted for a constitutional amendment in 2006 to ban same-sex marriage. But now he's up for reelection in Utah and seems to be more focused on states rights. read more

Orrin Hatch Breaks with Romney on Federal Amendment Banning Gays from Marrying

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Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who is Mitt Romney's most prominent Mormon supporter in the U.S. Senate, broke with Romney on Wednesday when he told Michelangelo Signorile that he supports states rights over a federal ban on same-sex marriage: Walking through...

The Finance Committee’s Special Interest Tax Extenders

Last week, with the help of Senator Orrin Hatch, the Senate Finance Committee voted to extend dozens of special interest tax preferences for green energy – preferences that are nothing more than subsidies and market distorters.  Included...Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch’s Election Promise Gone With the Wind

Whew!  It’s good the Utah primary is over with.  Now Senator Hatch can relapse into his natural modus operandi. As we’ve noted before, at the end of every calendar year, Congress passes a ‘tax extenders’ bill to temporarily reauthorize...Show More Summary

Senate Rejects Republican Tax Plan

The Senate today voted down a tax plan crafted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) by a vote of 45-54. The plan would have extended all of the Bush tax cuts — including those on income in excess of $250,000 — while eliminating tax credits that benefit 20 million [...]

Republicans want to raise taxes on the poor. Why?

As the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, Orrin Hatch is the Republican point man on taxes in the Senate. And he’s got a plan. It’s called the Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2013.  He’s even got Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate Republicans, as a co-sponsor. Hatch’s plan would extend all the Bush tax cuts for another year. Show More Summary

Senate GOP Provides $1.1 Million Tax Cut To Wealthy Estates While Raising Taxes On 20 Million Working Families

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 [...]

Orrin Hatch and why elections have consequences

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 >>

Senator Hatch Letter to Obama NLRB appointment Richard Griffin

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

GOP Senator Introduces Bill To Block Welfare Waivers Supported By Republican Governors

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 Obama administration fires back on welfare

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

Hatch’s Victory Blueprint and the Tea Party’s Limits

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, [...]

Jonathan Bernstein: Another good day for Tea Party conservatives

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

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