Dennis Romboy

How Utah Sen. Mike Lee proposes to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas

How Utah Sen. Mike Lee proposes to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 2:58 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee has proposed relaxing some federal regulations to ease supply chain and inflation pressures to save the holiday shopping season.
Utah GOP congressmen vote no on $2T Build Back Better plan. One called it a 'scam'

Utah GOP congressmen vote no on $2T Build Back Better plan. One called it a 'scam'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 7:11 p.m.

All four of Utah's Republican congressmen voted against the Democrats' sweeping social spending bill Monday, including one who went so far as to call the legislation a "scam."
Would Kyle Rittenhouse be on trial if his case were in Utah? Maybe not. Here's why

Would Kyle Rittenhouse be on trial if his case were in Utah? Maybe not. Here's why

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 3:14 p.m.

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Wisconsin has focused attention on self-defense laws around the country. But if his case occurred in Utah, it might not have gone before a jury.
What Sen. Mitt Romney says left the United States 'showered with shame'

What Sen. Mitt Romney says left the United States 'showered with shame'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 8:58 p.m.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, again criticized the American troop removal in a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.
Sen. Mike Lee to Homeland Security secretary on border crisis: 'Fix it or step down'

Sen. Mike Lee to Homeland Security secretary on border crisis: 'Fix it or step down'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 8:23 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee called for Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to fix the situation at the U.S. border with Mexico or resign during a line of blistering questioning in a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.
Utah joins vaccine mandate lawsuit that says Biden administration is coercing health care workers

Utah joins vaccine mandate lawsuit that says Biden administration is coercing health care workers

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 9:30 p.m.

Utah joined a dozen states in a lawsuit Monday challenging the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers, and asked a federal court in Louisiana to put the rule on hold.
Sen. Mitt Romney joins President Joe Biden for bipartisan infrastructure bill signing

Sen. Mitt Romney joins President Joe Biden for bipartisan infrastructure bill signing

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 3:56 p.m.

Billions of dollars for roads, bridges, water projects and more will soon flow to Utah and other western states after President Biden signs the sweeping infrastructure bill Monday.
Jobs vs. jabs: Federal court upholds stay on Biden's 'sledgehammer' vaccine mandate

Jobs vs. jabs: Federal court upholds stay on Biden's 'sledgehammer' vaccine mandate

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 8:05 p.m.

A federal appeals court late Friday upheld its stay of the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for larger businesses, saying it leaves workers with a choice between "their jobs and their jabs."
Does Republican Party event with LGBTQ conservatives signal enlarging the GOP tent?

Does Republican Party event with LGBTQ conservatives signal enlarging the GOP tent?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 12:30 p.m.

A high-profile group of Republicans, including former President Donald Trump and several with Utah ties, gathered with the nation's largest conservative LGBTQ organization in Florida this past weekend.
How the NAACP grades Mitt Romney, Mike Lee on voting rights, COVID-19 relief

How the NAACP grades Mitt Romney, Mike Lee on voting rights, COVID-19 relief

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 8:03 p.m.

It's probably not a surprise that a Utah senator who described a Democratic election reform bill as being written "by the devil himself" received a failing grade from civil rights groups that strongly backed the legislation.
Religious groups say implementing the vaccine mandate would be 'sin against God's Holy Word'

Religious groups say implementing the vaccine mandate would be 'sin against God's Holy Word'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 10:08 a.m.

Two religious organizations based in Texas and Mississippi say merely implementing the Biden administration's vaccine mandate would be a "sin against God's Holy Word."
A federal court stayed President Joe Biden's vaccine or testing mandate. What happens next?

A federal court stayed President Joe Biden's vaccine or testing mandate. What happens next?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 5:40 p.m.

Now that a federal appeals court has temporarily halted Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses, it will next consider arguments over a permanent injunction.
Utah among states challenging President Biden's vaccine mandate in court

Utah among states challenging President Biden's vaccine mandate in court

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 1:56 p.m.

Utah joined four other states Friday in asking a federal appeals court in Texas to review President Joe Biden's COVID-19 new vaccination rules for large businesses.
President Biden's COVID vaccine or testing rules for workers are here. How will Utah respond?

President Biden's COVID vaccine or testing rules for workers are here. How will Utah respond?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 3:28 p.m.

Sen. Mike Lee continued his fight in the Senate against President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses, and Utah is geared up to challenge the administration's new rules released Thursday in court.
Sen. Lee calls President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate a 'willful act of barbarism'

Sen. Lee calls President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate a 'willful act of barbarism'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 6:18 a.m.

Sen. Mike Lee compared President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large businesses to President Harry S. Truman's attempt to seize U.S. steel mills for the Korean War effort.
Can Republicans duplicate Glenn Youngkin's Virginia win in 2022?

Can Republicans duplicate Glenn Youngkin's Virginia win in 2022?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 2:58 p.m.

While some political observers see the Republican win in the Virginia governor's race Tuesday as a possible blueprint for the GOP to take back the U.S. House and Senate in next year's midterm elections, others aren't so sure it can be duplicated.
Can a Republican challenger catch Utah Sen. Mike Lee in 2022? New poll gives an early peek

Can a Republican challenger catch Utah Sen. Mike Lee in 2022? New poll gives an early peek

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 2 - 6:23 a.m.

Becky Edwards hauls around Utah the same yellow couch that guests used to sit on for Saturday morning discussions in her living room about issues facing the state.
Sen. Tim Scott calls Republican Party the 'worst marketing machine in the history of politics' during Utah visit

Sen. Tim Scott calls Republican Party the 'worst marketing machine in the history of politics' during Utah visit

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 6:11 p.m.

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, who's often mentioned as a potential 2024 presidential candidate, says the Republican Party does a terrible job of selling itself to voters.
What Sen. Mike Lee asked Attorney General Merrick Garland about the FBI 'intimidating' parents

What Sen. Mike Lee asked Attorney General Merrick Garland about the FBI 'intimidating' parents

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 7:04 p.m.

Attorney General Garland declined to pull back a memo directing the FBI to help police address threats against educators and school board members under questioning from Sen. Mike Lee.
Mitt Romney says Democrats are 'desperate' and Biden is 'circling the drain' on this issue

Mitt Romney says Democrats are 'desperate' and Biden is 'circling the drain' on this issue

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 26 - 3:03 p.m.

Anxious to find a win for Biden, Democrats will likely pass a trillion-dollar plus domestic spending plan that would not be good for Americans, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says.
Is President Joe Biden's job performance up or down in Utah? New poll has answers

Is President Joe Biden's job performance up or down in Utah? New poll has answers

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 7:07 p.m.

President Joe Biden's approval rating continues to plummet in Utah as many of his policies and proposals don't play well in the conservative state.
A Democratic president, Congress might be good for GOP Sen. Mike Lee, at least on this issue

A Democratic president, Congress might be good for GOP Sen. Mike Lee, at least on this issue

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 22 - 7:15 a.m.

Sen. Mike Lee might have found a White House and Congress willing to entertain his push for federal lawmakers to reclaim power to determine when the country goes to war.
Paris Hilton pushed Utah to reform 'troubled teen' centers. Now she's getting Congress to take up her cause

Paris Hilton pushed Utah to reform 'troubled teen' centers. Now she's getting Congress to take up her cause

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 20 - 4:03 p.m.

Paris Hilton took her efforts to reform residential treatment centers for troubled teens to the U.S. Capitol, after successfully lobbying the Utah Legislature earlier this year.
Politicians: Let natural immunity ring. Doctors: Get the COVID-19 vaccine

Politicians: Let natural immunity ring. Doctors: Get the COVID-19 vaccine

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 20 - 9:03 a.m.

Politicians, rank-and-file workers and others who oppose vaccine mandates increasingly argue that people who have recovered from COVID-19 shouldn't have to receive the vaccine.
'Every time I rev up a Ford Mustang, I'll be thinking about Colin Powell.' How one Utah leader remembers his friend, mentor

'Every time I rev up a Ford Mustang, I'll be thinking about Colin Powell.' How one Utah leader remembers his friend, mentor

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 5:08 p.m.

A former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador remembered Colin Powell not only as a statesman but as a friend, mentor and neighbor.