Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

...first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered...lawmaker and some of her colleagues in the heavily Mormon and conservative Legislature wouldn't shake her hand.Asked about her win...
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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...says he's opposed to any Syrian refugees entering the country - even infant orphans. Christie's comments came during conservative host Hugh Hewitt's radio show. They were a complete reversal from September, when the Republican presidential contender...
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Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

...was suspending the welcome until federal officials reviewed security procedures and clearances.Christie, interviewed by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, said, "I would not permit them in." When asked whether that includes orphans under 5, he said...
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Salt Lake close to electing first openly gay mayor

...would mark another milestone for the LGBT movement in the conservative state with a history of hostility toward gays and lesbians...Representatives, becoming the first openly gay state lawmaker. Conservative activists urged the House speaker not to swear her in, arguing...
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Conflict shapes GOP debate furor

...are going after debate hosts to rally conservatives who despise the media. Others, such...for future debates to be moderated by conservatives such as radio host Rush Limbaugh...debate stage, it was clear - we need a conservative leader who will both stand up to the...
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Rubio, Ryan back off total immigration overhaul

...can invite a backlash from the conservative base. And in a campaign season...after offering assurances to conservatives that he would not pursue comprehensive...H., Rubio adopted another conservative stance, pledging that as president...
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Backlash over Mormon LGBT rule spreads among faithful

...Mason said the symbolism of targeting kids has riled up even conservative, orthodox Latter-day Saints who don't usually get on...Church leaders said the changes were designed to reiterate the conservative faith's doctrinal opposition to gay marriage and provide...
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Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's new prime minister

...Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, also promised a less controlling style of "government by Cabinet" after almost 10 years of Conservative rule under Stephen Harper."Government by Cabinet is back," Trudeau said, vowing to have an open and transparent government...
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Jeb Bush files for Alaska GOP preference poll

...said. "Alaska is a special part of our country and the values and culture of Alaskans in many ways reflect the bedrock conservative principles of limited government and more freedom. National delegates will be chosen at the April 28 state convention in...
GOP wins Kentucky guv's race in top state election

...such laws have become a priority for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups. Opponents, including a coalition of conservative pastors, said the measure would have infringed on their religious beliefs.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised the voters who...
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