IRS says it's unable to recover subpoenaed Lerner e-mails in computer crash
June 14th, 2014
04:39 PM ET
3 months ago

IRS says it's unable to recover subpoenaed Lerner e-mails in computer crash

(CNN) – Republican lawmakers are slamming the Internal Revenue Service, with one calling for an immediate investigation, after the agency notified Congress Friday that it was unable to recover former official Lois Lerner’s e-mails from January 2009 to April 2011 because of a computer crash.

The agency made the disclosure in a letter sent to Congressional investigators Friday afternoon, according a statement from Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., R-Louisiana.
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Dave Camp • IRS • Orrin Hatch • Ron Wyden
The Obamacare echo chamber: Neither side will budge
September 28th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
12 months ago

The Obamacare echo chamber: Neither side will budge

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As a potential government shutdown inched closer Saturday morning, the Obama administration reiterated that it will not negotiate with Republicans over delaying the president's signature health care law.

A day after President Barack Obama said any attempt to "gut" or repeal the Affordable Care Act "will not happen under the threat of a shutdown," a White House official echoed the commander-in-chief, telling CNN's Jim Acosta a continuing resolution that alters or delays Obamacare will not merit the president's signature.

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Hatch, Obama clash on fiscal cliff in weekly addresses
December 1st, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Hatch, Obama clash on fiscal cliff in weekly addresses

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah on Saturday railed against White House proposals put forward earlier this week in the ongoing fiscal cliff debate.

"The president has said he wants a so-called balanced approach to solve this crisis," Hatch said in the GOP weekly address. "But what he proposed this week was a classic bait-and-switch on the American people."
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Orrin Hatch • President Obama
Hatch might 'die before his term' ends, opponent charges
September 18th, 2012
12:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Hatch might 'die before his term' ends, opponent charges

(CNN) - Don't vote for Orrin Hatch, the six-term senator's opponent says.

Why? Because, Democratic candidate Scott Howell says in a fundraising letter, he could "die before his term is through."
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch
Sen. Hatch prevails after bitter primary fight, CNN projects
June 26th, 2012
11:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Hatch prevails after bitter primary fight, CNN projects

(CNN) – Longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch will win the GOP primary in Utah, CNN projected Tuesday, though his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight.

Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled ouster of incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.

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Filed under: Orrin Hatch • Utah
Sen. Hatch likely to beat back GOP primary challenge
June 26th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Hatch likely to beat back GOP primary challenge

(CNN) – While longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is favored to win Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight.

Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, has waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled ouster of incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Poll: Longtime GOP senator holds large lead over primary challenger
June 25th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Longtime GOP senator holds large lead over primary challenger

(CNN) - One day before Utah's GOP Senate primary, a new poll indicates that longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch holds a nearly two-to-one lead over his primary challenger, former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist.

According to a Deseret News/KSL survey, 60% of registered voters in Utah who say they'll vote in the GOP primary back Hatch's bid for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate, with 32% supporting Liljenquist and 7% unsure.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Orrin Hatch • Polls • Senate • Utah
Santorum endorses Hatch's GOP challenger
June 15th, 2012
03:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum endorses Hatch's GOP challenger

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum added his voice to the Republican primary contest in Utah on Friday, endorsing the candidate challenging longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch.

"Plain and simple, Dan Liljenquist is the stronger conservative in this race." Santorum said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Rick Santorum • Senate • Utah
Hatch to appear at Utah debate (kind of)
June 7th, 2012
04:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Hatch to appear at Utah debate (kind of)

(CNN) - Sen. Orrin Hatch may look a little stiff at a debate Thursday–given he'll appear as a cardboard cutout.

In response to the senator's refusal to take part in an on-stage debate, his Republican challenger Dan Liljenquist will hold a debate of his own, standing side-by-side a life-size image of the senator.
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Filed under: 2012 • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
Liljenquist goes up with new ad against Hatch
May 25th, 2012
10:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Liljenquist goes up with new ad against Hatch

(CNN) - The candidate challenging longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch in Utah's GOP primary issued his second ad on Friday, blasting Hatch for increased spending in Washington.

While former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist has been railing against Hatch in recent weeks for declining to take part in a televised debate, Liljenquist held back from raising the issue again in his latest commercial.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Orrin Hatch • Senate • Utah
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