Orrin Hatch

The State of the Civil Union

Gay marriage gets all the press, but its precursor is still in play

Gay marriage gets all the press, but its precursor isn't dead yet.

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FreedomWorks shot for the Senate this year, and fell far short.

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How the revelation to Joseph Smith led to Bain Capital.

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The holy crusade that movement conservatives undertook against Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst concluded with Tuesday’s Senate runoff, producing his once-unlikely defeat at the hands of his much-celebrated Tea Party challenger, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz.* What makes the election so interesting is that Dewhurst, who has been denounced from one end of the conservative blogosphere to the other as a “RINO” and as “Dewcrist,” can’t really be accused of any specific ideological heresies.

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Rich people who have no problem bequeathing all their vital organs to strangers after death can't seem to abide relinquishing some of their wealth at the same time. Do they love their bank account more than their heart, liver, or kidneys? Apparently so, and the GOP is only too happy to accommodate them. Sens.

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Rich people who have no problem bequeathing all their vital organs to strangers after death can't seem to abide relinquishing some of their wealth at the same time. Do they love their bank account more than their heart, liver, or kidneys? Apparently so, and the GOP is only too happy to accommodate them. Sens.

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There seems to be no dignified end for the Republican Senator facing a right-wing primary challenge. Arlen Specter took the best shot he had to survive: cut a deal to switch parties. It didn't work, and he lost in the Democratic primary. Orrin Hatch is desperately sucking up to a bunch of low-level whackos in Utah. Olympia Snowe is furiously moving right, even blocking her own small business bill. Now Dick Lugar is opposing the DREAM Act, which he co-sponsored in the last Congress, on the grounds that it's now been "politicized." Hatch and Snowe have at least a small chance to survive.

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Orrin Hatch invokes Gilligan's Island to defend the Bush tax cuts: At a Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) argued that Thurston Howell III already has his millions. “Thurston and Lovey don’t care if you raise the income tax,” Mr. Hatch intoned. “The people who would care if income tax rates were jacked up in the name of social and economic equality are the people who are not rich now, but might be in the future.

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The long-time Senator facing a primary challenge, a once-rare event that has grown increasingly common, spurs all sorts of reactions. Some rage against the activists. Some slip away from the party quietly.

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Orrin Hatch explains why he supports the Affordable Care Act: In a speech to the conservative Hudson Institute, Hatch said the GOP ideal for health overhaul would look more like the welfare overhaul of the mid-1990s. That law "took ideas from the states – not just Washington – and gave them considerable flexibility to operate their own programs," he said. Lucky for Hatch, that ideal exists. The Affordable Care Act was based upon a successful state-level program passed by a Republican governor in Massachusetts.

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