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Published: 03/23/11

Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

By  not in system - AOL News
Wave of Anti-Abortion Bills Advance in the States

NEW YORK -- Dozens of bills are advancing through statehouses nationwide that would put an array of new obstacles - legal, financial and psychological - in the paths of women seeking abortions. The tactics vary: mandatory sonograms and anti-abortion counseling, sweeping limits on insurance coverage, bans on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. To abortion-rights activists, they add up to the biggest political threat since the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Demonstrators march along Constitution Avenue toward the Sup...

Published: 10/18/10

Is Peter Corroon Married?

By  Harry Bradford - Politics Daily
Is Peter Corroon Married?

Peter Corroon, a Democrat in his second term as mayor of Salt Lake City, is running against Republican Gary Herbert in a special gubernatorial election in Utah to decide who will conclude the term of former Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman resigned to become ambassador of China and Herbert, his lieutenant governor, took over for him in August 2009. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Corroon's life. Is Peter Corroon Married? Yes. Who is Peter Corroon's wife? Corroon's wife is Amy Cer...

Published: 10/18/10

How Old Is Peter Corroon?

By  Harry Bradford - Politics Daily
How Old Is Peter Corroon?

Peter Corroon, a Democrat in his second term as mayor of Salt Lake City, is running against Republican Gary Herbert in a special gubernatorial election to decide who will conclude the term of former Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman resigned to become ambassador of China and Herbert, his lieutenant governor, took over for him in August 2009. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Corroon's life. How old is Peter Corroon? Corroon is 46 years old. When was Peter Corroon born? Corroon was bo...

Published: 10/18/10

Is Gary Herbert Married?

By  Harry Bradford - Politics Daily
Is Gary Herbert Married?

Gary Herbert, the Republican governor of Utah, is running against Peter Corroon, the Democratic mayor of Salt Lake County, in a special gubernatorial election. Since Gov. Jon Huntsman resigned to become U.S. ambassador to China last year, this election will decide who will serve out the remainder of Huntsman's term. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently-asked questions about Herbert's life. Is Gary Herbert married? Yes. Who is Gary Herbert's wife? Herbert's wife is Jeanette Snelson Herbert. What do...

Published: 10/18/10

How Old Is Gary Herbert?

By  Harry Bradford - Politics Daily
How Old Is Gary Herbert?

Gary Herbert, the Republican governor of Utah, is running against Peter Corroon, the Democratic mayor of Salt Lake County, in a special gubernatorial election. Since Gov. Jon Huntsman resigned to become U.S. ambassador to China last year, this election will decide who will serve out the remainder of Huntsman's term. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Herbert's life. How old is Gary Herbert? Herbert is 63 years old. When was Gary Herbert born? Herbert was born May 7, 1947. Wher...

Published: 07/20/10

Utah Gov: Only 2 Responsible for Immigrant List

By  not in system - AOL News
Utah Gov: Only 2 Responsible for Immigrant List

SALT LAKE CITY (July 20) -- Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday that two state workers were responsible for compiling and distributing a list of personal information of 1,300 purported illegal immigrants, and that both would be fired. State officials had been investigating as many as 10 employees for possible involvement, but nobody else will face disciplinary action. "Others may have been aware, but not complicit," Herbert said. Herbert also said that one of the implicated workers, whose names have not been released, was a temporary employee and already has been fired while the other is expecte...

Published: 07/14/10

Utah Anti-Immigrant Group IDs 1,300 Supposed Illegals

By  Mara Gay - AOL News
Utah Anti-Immigrant Group IDs 1,300 Supposed Illegals

(July 14) -- Officials in Utah fear that a group of anti-immigration activists may have taken matters into their own hands. An anonymous group of "concerned citizens" sent a letter this week to newspapers in Utah containing more than 1,300 names of people it says are in the country illegally. It also enclosed a similar letter it had sent to federal and state officials in April. "We are enclosing a list of individuals who we strongly believe are in this country illegally and should be immediately deported," the April 4 letter reads. Though the group says it is not violent, the letter inclu...

Published: 01/25/10

Utah's GOP Governor Has Big Early Lead in Race for Re-Election

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Utah's GOP Governor Has Big Early Lead in Race for Re-Election

Republic Gov. Gary Herbert is leading Democratic challenger Peter Corroon, the mayor of Salt Lake County, 55 percent to 30 percent with 15 percent undecided, according to a Mason-Dixon poll conducted Jan. 18-20 for the Salt Lake Tribune. Herbert stepped into the job last year when his GOP predecessor Jon Huntsman was named by President Obama to be ambassador to China. Sixty-two percent of voters gave Herbert good or excellent marks for his performance as governor, 23 percent rated him fair, 7 percent said it was poor and 13 percent were undecided. Herbert has wider name recognition across th...

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