Political Cornflakes Archive

Political Cornflakes: House Passes Budget, Matheson’s Final Vote, Presidential Encounter

(KCPW News) Congress has again narrowly avoided a government shutdown by passing a budget. How did that vote play out? KCPW’s Roger

Political Cornflakes: Symbolic House Vote Over Executive Action on Immigration

(KCPW News) The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to ban President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. How did Utah’s

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love Gets a Mentor. Reaction to Immigration Plan

(KCPW News) Utah Congresswoman-elect Mia Love got a veteran Republican as her mentor, to help her learn the ropes in Washington. To

Political Cornflakes: Imminent Showdown Over Immigration?

(KCPW News) Executive action on immigration is expected any day now, and Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee is planning his response. Can

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love the Next GOP Star?

(KCPW News) Shortly after election day, the Salt Lake Tribune released a new book about congresswoman-elect Mia Love. So why did the

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz Worried About New Ebola Czar

The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on Ebola on Friday morning. What did Congressman Jason Chaffetz have to say there? KCPW’s

Political Cornflakes: Elections Forecasting and Fundraising Gaps

(KCPW News) Election Day is 18 days away and it would appear things aren’t looking so good for Democrats. To learn more,

Political Cornflakes: You Wouldn’t Like Chaffetz When He’s Angry…

(KCPW News) A man with a knife sneaks into the White House, and no one is angrier than… Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz? What

Political Cornflakes: Senator Lee in Colorado Senate Race?

(KCPW News) Senator Mike Lee represents Utah, but his name was brought up this week in the Colorado Senate race. So what’s

Political Cornflakes: No Utah National Monument? Maybe…

(KCPW News) Utah governor Gary Herbert says he has assurances that there won’t be a new national monument designation in Utah this

Political Cornflakes: Canyonlands, Lame Duck Threat, Reaction on Syria

Utah’s members of congress are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of Canyonlands National Park. But in doing so, they’re calling

Political Cornflakes: Women Underrepresented in Utah Politics

(KCPW News) Three Utah women are running for Congress. And though the three are not all of the same party, they gathered

Political Cornflakes: Sen. Paul Joins Utahns in Guatemala, Romney Says Maybe to Run?

(KCPW News) Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul joined a group of Utahns on a trip to Guatemala recently. What’s the Rand Paul-Utah

Political Cornflakes: Mitt Romney’s Ice Bucket Challenge; The Onion on SLC Tourism

(KCPW News) It seems like everyone and their dog has done the “ice bucket challenge” to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic

Political Cornflakes: Pleas for Calm in Ferguson; Labor Role for Former Utahn

(KCPW News) Lily Eskelson, a former Utah school teacher, is slated to head America’s largest labor union. What do we expect to

Political Cornflakes: Herbert Invites Some Senators Over, Congress Members Aren’t Popular, The GOP Still Loves Mitt

Last week, 14 U.S. Senators signed a letter written to President Obama, urging him to establish a new national monument in southern Utah.

Political Cornflakes: Natl Monument Requests, Romney’s Family Vacation, Suing Obama

(KCPW News) Fourteen US senators wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to name a new national monument in Utah.

Political Cornflakes: The Senate’s Good Old Days, BLM Complaints, Pioneers in DC

(KCPW News) Some Utahns were on Capitol Hill in Washington DC yesterday decrying abuses by the Bureau of Land Management. What was

Political Cornflakes: Miscast Votes and the GOP’s Immigration Reform Crisis

When casting votes on legislation, members of Congress sometimes make mistakes and have to fess up. Has that been the case for

Political Cornflakes: Senator Mike Lee’s Victory Lap After SCOTUS Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against President Barack Obama this week on his recess appointments – appointments that Utah Senator Mike Lee

Political Cornflakes: Thomas Burr on Approval Ratings for the President and Congress

(KCPW News) A new poll says only 16 percent of Americans approve of Congress as a whole. How does that compare with

Political Cornflakes: Governor Herbert Lobbies for Medicaid Expansion Alternative

Utah governor Gary Herbert was visiting Washington this past week. What was the purpose of his visit? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that

Political Cornflakes: Did Mike Lee Get So-Called Straw Donations?

Indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson says he laundered money to Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s 2010 campaign. What will happen as a result

Political Cornflakes: President Takes a Walk for Monument Designation

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama designated a National Monument in New Mexico this week. Are there more announcements planned? KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Political Cornflakes: National Police Week and a Hidden Piece of Utah in Washington

This week was national police week in Washington D.C., and a Utah cop was among those honored at a solemn ceremony in

Political Cornflakes: Huntsman Weighs Another Run – Utahn Honored at Fed

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve honored a Utahn. But who was Marriner Eccles? To get the details, KCPW’s Roger McDonough asked

Political Cornflakes: Chris Stewart Hopes to Thwart EPA and BLM “Paramilitary Units”

(KCPW News) Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart is worried about “paramilitary units” at the Bureau of Land Management. What is proposing to

Political Cornflakes: Cabinet Shake-up in Washington and Tribune Layoffs

(KCPW News) Each Friday we speak with Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr, author of Political Cornflakes, a daily online round-up

Political Cornflakes: Green Jello in DC and Presidential Selfies

Several of Utah’s winter Olympians were at the White House this week. What were they doing there? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that

Political Cornflakes: Sen. Lee’s Comments on the Count My Vote Compromise

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill this week that allows an alternate route to the primary ballot other than the