Political Cornflakes Archive

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

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee’s Message to Conservatives in Washington

(KCPW News) At a conference in Washington DC this week, Utah Senator Mike Lee had a message for the nation’s conservatives. What

The Rundown: Our Monthly Visit with SLC Mayor Ralph Becker

Today, we check in with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker for our monthly conversation. We’ll look at the Mountain Accord, the

Political Cornflakes: Governor Herbert in Washington and Five Years of the Tea Party

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert was in Washington D.C. this week to meet with President Barack Obama. What did they discuss?

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee’s Tea Party, the State Tree and More

(KCPW News) Utah’s Senator Mike Lee has become a leader of the Tea Party wing of the GOP. So is Lee eyeing

Political Cornflakes: Military Pensions, Gay Marriage, Washington Shutdown

A bill related to Utah became a measure to help restore military pension cuts in congress this week. How did that happen?

Political Cornflakes: A Mormon Congressional Caucus and GOP Presidential Rumors

(KCPW News) Mormon lawmakers in Washington are banding together to form a new congressional group. So what’s the group’s goal? KCPW’s Roger

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee’s State of the Union Response and Hatch’s Questions for Holder

(KCPW News) Why did Utah’s Senator Mike Lee deliver a response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address when the Republican

The Rundown: Reviewing the Process of Lawmaking in Advance of the Legislature – Part 2

Today on the program, part two of our refresher course on how the legislative session works. We’ll again hear from Michael Christensen

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee Giving Tea Party Response to State of the Union

(KCPW News) Utah Senator Mike Lee is giving the Tea Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address. So, does

The Rundown: Plant-Insect Wars and Rainforest Biodiversity with Dr. Phyllis Coley

Today on the program we speak with Dr. Phyllis Coley, a biologist at the University of Utah who, with her husband Dr.

Political Cornflakes: NSA Data Center, ‘Mitt’ the Movie, and More

(KCPW News) On Friday, President Obama outlined some changes to the National Security Agency’s spying. Will there be any impact to the

Political Cornflakes: Will Feds Repay Utah for Opening Parks?

It’s been several months since Utah paid the federal government to reopen the national parks during the government shutdown – but the

The Rundown: Utah Nurses Association President Kathleen Kaufman on Medicaid Expansion

Today we’ll hear from Kathleen Kaufman, president of the Utah Nurses Association. The Association wants to see governor Gary Herbert accept federal

The Rundown: Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams on His Budget Proposal

Today we’re joined by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams to look into his proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Among

Political Cornflakes: Mormon Lawmakers Supporting Anti Discrimination Act

(KCPW News) During the 2012 presidential campaign, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid helped to circulate a rumor that Mitt Romney had not

The Rundown: Rock Art Archaeology and Exploration in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

Today we’re joined by archaeologist Jerry Spangler, the author of a new book on the history and exploration of Nine Mile Canyon

Political Cornflakes: Lifting the Government Shutdown and the Road Ahead in Washington

(KCPW News) After 16 days of shutdown, the federal government is up and running again. But for how long? KCPW’s Roger McDonough