By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News
The complaint in federal court in Utah challenge's Salazar's Secretarial Order 3310, which they assert upends a settlement agreement reached by then-Gov. Mike Leavitt and the Department of Interior over such land designations.
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, vowed Tuesday to fight the federal government over public lands, seek a fix to immigration, work for states' rights and jokingly volunteered to become new ambassador to China.
"I'm here to announce my candidacy for ambassador to China. Somebody's got to do it," he said to laughs in the Utah Senate after former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. announced the previous day his plans to retire from the post.
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar is the Colorado Democrat tapped by President Obama to manage the federal department that controls more land than many countries can claim within their borders. He's known for not infrequently wearing a cowboy hat and boots.
"I don't think I'm that important, to be honest with you," Bishop told KSL's Doug Wright on Monday, talking about how embarrassed he has been in the past when military personnel have been assigned to take care of him on some trips. He added, "I feel more comfortable in Utah than I do back in Washington. If I'm going to be nervous, it's back there."
"This new website referenced in the following story illustrates the collateral environmental damage occurring from the constant flow of drug and human traffickers as well as other criminals who use our federal lands as smuggling superhighways. I can guarantee that the abuse of our federal lands by criminal traffickers would likely be curtailed if the U.S.
by Sarah Courtne-- Fox News
Lawmakers from around the country met Tuesday morning to support an amendment which would enable states to repeal federal legislation. The Repeal Amendment states the following: "Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed."
By Judson Berger
October 05, 2010
Border Patrol agents trying to keep up with the pace of illegal immigration along the southwest border have gotten stuck in a kind of bureaucratic limbo, with a new government report showing federal regulations have stalled projects for months.
Bret Baier covers the new mini-documentary produced by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) featuring the increasing criminal activity occurring on U.S. federal lands. Baier also highlights remarks delivered by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) yesterday during the launch of the film at the National Press Club.
"The ‘Who's on First' routine by Abbott and Costello comes to mind regarding the President and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, who seem to have gotten their memos and marching orders confused. The latest comments from Administrator Bolden do not inspire confidence in this Administration's ‘new vision' for the future of NASA, especially its manned space program. It is deeply concerning that critical components of our national security and space capabilities under the Constellation plan, such as missile defense, are being crippled under the President's new plan in exchange for ‘Muslim outreach', which Mr.
NOTE: "I would be happy to talk to Dana Milbank and, in fact, I would like to invite him to a picnic. We could walk a mile or so up Peck Canyon from the Atascosa Ranch headquarters past where the body was found, which is being autopsied to the place where five (or more) innocent Mexicans (who claim they had broken only a few Federal laws) were fired on about two weeks ago by gentlemen in black camo shooting AK 47's," said Arizona rancher J. David Lowell.