Politics Orrin Hatch

  • President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 20, 2018. 

    Already facing long odds and historical headwinds in November, Trump has put many of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress in yet another nearly impossible situation.

  • Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

    A big change since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings has been the #MeToo movement, which has made it less likely that women's accusations of sexual misconduct by powerful men will be brushed off.

  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters as she arrives for a nomination vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 13, 2017.

    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters on Monday that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied in denying that he sexually assaulted a woman at a high school party in the early 1980s that it would "obviously" disqualify him.

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) answers reporters' questions during a news conference about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill August 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. Republicans on the committee claim that Senate Democrats are attempting to slow or stall Kavanaugh's confirmation with demands to see emails and other records relating to Kavanaugh's time as staff secretary to former President George W. Bush. 

    Feinstein has come under fire by her opponents on Capitol Hill, who suggest she withheld potentially damaging information about Kavanaugh until after his confirmation hearings had wrapped in order to cripple has candidacy.

  • Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) questions Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. 

    The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, is in relation to two Freedom of Information Act requests submitted by members of the committee in early August.

  • WASHINGTON— Over the protests of many Democrats, the Senate on Wednesday evening approved President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS. With the midterm elections barely two months away, critics say the new policy announced by the IRS in July will let more dark money— including from foreign interests— flood into the U.S. political system.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to rekindle an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google, and President Donald Trump vowed to fight what he called political censorship by social media companies. Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to FTC...

  • Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to examine the potential antitrust developments in Google's search and digital advertising. Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said in a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons he was concerned about the Alphabet Inc unit's practices, citing a number of antitrust...

  • White House counsel Don McGahn

    McGahn is a GOP stalwart who served as the chief counsel for the National Republican Congressional Committee for nearly a decade before joining the powerhouse D.C. law firm Jones Day and later the Trump campaign. 

  • (L-R) Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer gather for a trilateral meeting at Global Affairs on the final day of the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations in Ottawa, Ontario, September 27, 2017.

    The White House is ebullient about reaching a potential deal as soon as this week — but just with Mexico. 

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday sought to correct a section of President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that threatened to prevent sexual harassment victims from claiming a tax deduction for the legal costs they incur while pursuing their cases. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dated Aug. 16, all 14 Republican members of the...

  • The largest U.S. automaker said it hired Everett Eissenstat, who was until recently a senior White House aide on economic and trade issues, as its new senior vice president for global public policy. Eissenstat, who could not be reached for comment, was a deputy assistant to the U.S. president on international economic affairs and deputy director of the National...

  • The largest U.S. automaker said it hired Everett Eissenstat, who was until recently a senior White House aide on economic and trade issues, as its new senior vice president for global public policy. Eissenstat, who could not be reached for comment, was a deputy assistant to the U.S. president on international economic affairs and deputy director of the National...

  • The largest U.S. automaker is set to announce that it has hired Everett Eissenstat, who was until recently a senior White House aide on economic and trade issues, as its new senior vice president for global public policy, the person said, declining to be named because the announcement has not yet been made public. "He is a true believer in free trade and the benefits...

  • Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., speaks during the Senate Republicans' news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

    President Donald Trump’s tariffs are hurting American businesses and could ultimately impact Republicans in the midterm elections, GOP Sen. Ron Johnson told CNBC on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- The Republican-controlled Senate Finance Committee approved President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, despite Democratic opposition driven by a new Trump tax policy that protects "dark money" political donors. The panel voted 14-13 along party lines to back the confirmation of Beverly Hills tax...

  • Key Republican supporter Orrin Hatch speaks out on Trump administration tariff policy

    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) threatens to check President Trump's tariff powers.

  • Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah 

    If Hatch would back a bill to limit Trump's powers, he would become the most important Republican to do so.

  • *Asian markets hit by China losses, Wall Street down. *China might hold up licences, M&As for U.S. firms- WSJ. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, July 11- China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a move that rattled...

  • *Asian markets hit by China losses, Wall Street down. *China might hold up licences, M&As for U.S. firms- WSJ. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, July 11- China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods and rattling global...