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Congress Proposes to Fix Restitution for Child Pornography Victims

Faced with a draconian decision by the United States Supreme Court in late April which all but eliminated meaningful restitution for child pornography victims, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spearheaded a comprehensive legislative fix (S. Show More Summary

Hatch Says He’s Open to Short-Term Measure on Inversions

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on Senate Finance, has left the door open to a short-term fix on corporate inversions in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

Sen. Orrin Hatch: Claim that Corporations Don't Have Religious Freedom is 'Total Bunk' [CP Video Interview]

The idea that businesses cannot have religious liberty protections because they are not individuals or nonprofits is "total bunk," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said.

Orrin Hatch: Democrat Bill to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision 'Stupid Politics'

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) denounced Senate Democrats for introducing a bill Wednesday to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The legislation would alter the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, cited by the Supreme Court in its ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, which passed both Houses of Congress and was signed by President Bill Clinton. Show More Summary

Disabled Americans: Pawns In A Larger Social Security Game?

William Galston writes in the Wall Street Journal about a Republican senator’s plans to force a confrontation on government disability benefits. Though Mr. Galston doesn’t seem to see it this way, it sounds as if Sen. Orrin Hatch plans to hold benefits for disabled Americans hostage in order to force Social Security cuts on everyone. Sen. Show More Summary

Glenn Becks Angrily Shoots Rifle On Radio Show Over Chris McDaniel's Loss

Glenn Beck called into his radio show from his ranch and was whining about Orrin Hatch and other Republicans who had supported Thad Cochran's victory of the Tea Partiers' new favorite toy, Chris McDaniel. Beck got so riled up over it that he ran outside his yard and started shooting off his rifle to relieve the stress. Sen. Show More Summary

Thursday Speed Read: Pennsylvania, Orrin Hatch, Luxembourg, NOM, Scott Walker, Wisconsin

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY LISA KEEN / Keen News Service PENNSYLVANIA IS SAFE AS NUMBER 19: A federal judge in Pennsylvania denied a petition Tuesday from a county clerk who asked to serve as intervenor in an appeal to defend the state’s ban...

Sen. Orrin Hatch Demands Religious Exemptions In LGBT Executive Order

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yesterday it was announced that President Obama plans to issue an executive order forbidding federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees. Today Sen. Orrin Hatch declared that he wants to create the same gaping religious loophole in the order that has caused several major LGBT rights groups to denounce ENDA. Show More Summary

Sen. Hatch Calls for Broad Religious Exemptions in Exec Order

Orrin Hatch says a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination should let religiously affiliated employers opt out. read more

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Wants ENDA Executive Order to Include Religious Exemptions

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is calling for religious exemptions to be included in the executive order President Obama is expected to issue that will protect LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination. The Washington Blade reports: “While the specifics of...

Hatch calls for ending taxpayer-funded unions at VA, IRS

St George News In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Finance Committee ranking member Orrin Hatch highlighted taxpayer-funded unions at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service.

Republicans Try to Win Back Asian Americans, If White Bankers In Hong Kong Count

All photos by Greg Gibson. Asian Republican Coalition co-chairmen Tom Britt and John Ying are joined at their launch event by US Senator Orrin Hatch (right). On a sunny afternoon in early May, a number of Republican insiders, lobbyists,...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 06.04.14

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been operating without a director for almost a year and a half, and Sen. Orrin Hatch is calling it “inexcusable.” Here’s his politely pissed off letter to President Barack Obama. [Corporate Counsel] ...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Today, we take a look at the state of the states. Gambit tells us why Bobby Jindal will never, ever be president. Juanita Jean's turns a gimlet eye to Utah's Orrin Hatch. Brains and Eggs has some thought about courage in Houston. Bonus...Show More Summary

Reality dawns on the gay marriage debate

The Associated Press reported this week: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch says legal gay marriage is almost certain to become a reality throughout the United States. “Let’s face it, anybody who does not believe that gay marriage is going to be the law of the land just hasn’t been observing what’s going on,” Hatch said Wednesday on […]

Utah Republican Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.' Featured Image: read more

Republican senator: Same-sex marriage will soon be 'law of the land'

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) admitted Wednesday that same-sex marriage will soon be legal across the United States, even if it's something that he vehemently opposes. In an interview with KSL NewsRadio yesterday, he said that "sooner or later" gay marriage will be approved on a large scale by the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch: Gay Marriage Will Happen

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) predicted that “sooner or later gay marriage is probably going to be approved by the Supreme Court” on “The Doug Wright Show” on Wednesday. Hatch was clear that he didn’t think legalizing same-sex marriage was...Show More Summary

Put a Fork in It, So to Speak

Orrin Hatch tells local radio station: Get over it, guys. Marriage equality is going to be the law of the land.

GOP Sen. Hatch: Gay Marriage Will Be ‘Law of the Land’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

During an appearance on Salt Lake City's Doug Wright Show, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said gay marriage was "going to be the law of the land," and that anybody who thought otherwise was deceiving himself. A district judge recently invalidated Utah's prohibition on gay marriage.

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