Orrin G. Hatch

Latest Orrin G. Hatch Items
  • Karl Rove

    'Social welfare' funders sidestep rules of super PACs

    The political groups that injected millions of dollars into political races over the past two years may already be giving way to the rise of a new class of politically oriented nonprofits, organizations that have most of the same powers as super PACs, and one major advantage: They don't have to meet the same strict requirements for disclosing where their money comes from.


  • U.S. Sen. Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, says he is trying to keep taxes low to help businesses grow, while portraying Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren as a "jobs destroyer" who favors a heavier tax burden. But he has sided with Democrats, too, while in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Mass. Sen. Brown tries 
to straddle 
allegiance

    Persuading Massachusetts voters to elect a Republican to a full U.S. Senate term isn't easy, and it has left Sen. Scott P. Brown blazing a lonely trail in Washington, where he's spent much of the year voting with Democrats — or bucking both parties altogether.


  • Hatch

    After fight for political survival, tax reform could be Hatch’s legacy

    Rare is the tea party-tested Republican senator who hangs an image of the Kennedys' Hyannisport home over his desk and shows off the painter's personal inscription.


  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah has been put through a bruising campaign by Dan Liljenquist, a former state senator challenging the six-term incumbent in the state's Republican primary. Polls show Mr. Hatch still enjoying a sizable lead. (Deseret News via Associated Press)

    Utah challenger a thorn in Hatch's side

    If Dan Liljenquist falls short in Tuesday's Utah Republican Senate primary, it won't be for a lack of trying. The former state senator has waged a no-holds-barred campaign against six-term incumbent Sen. Orrin G. Hatch.


  • Sen. Orrin Hatch.  (Associated Press)

    After Lugar's loss, Hatch not taking Senate race for granted

    Orrin G. Hatch appeared to be coasting to victory in Utah's Republican Senate primary, and then Richard G. Lugar happened.


  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah got a boost in his bid for a seventh term from Sarah Palin, who endorsed the "lifelong conservative" in her SarahPac blog. (Associated Press)

    Tea-party target Hatch gets Palin's endorsement

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Utah Sen. Orrin G. Hatch's re-election bid Wednesday, calling the onetime tea-party target a "lifelong conservative" who has fought for a balanced-budget amendment and for conservative Supreme Court justices.


  • Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock speaks to supporters in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, after he defeated incumbent Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, in the primary. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    Tea party favorite topples Lugar, Indiana's 6-term senator

    Tea-party-backed candidate Richard Mourdock defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in Tuesday's GOP primary, ending the career of one of the chamber's two senior Republicans and giving Democrats a better chance at capturing the seat in November.


  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (Associated Press/The Salt Lake Tribune)

    Hatch is denied easy GOP victory to keep Senate seat

    Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah will face a contested Republican primary for the first time in 36 years, but that's not necessarily bad news for the six-term senator.


  • Inside Politics: Democrats defend Obama after Hatch comment

    Democratic leaders on Wednesday dismissed Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch's warning to supporters that Democrats might attack the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney during the presidential campaign.


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