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Updated on Jul 30, 2014 08:18AM

How Mitt Romney spent his summer vacation. Herbert names former BYU athletic director as GOED head. Swallow, Shurtleff face court hearing.

Happy Wednesday. So how did Mitt Romney spend his...

Updated on Jul 29, 2014 07:58AM

Poll: Clinton would beat Romney. Owens poll says he's close. SLC wants streetcar.

Happy Tuesday. Should the election be held today, Mitt Romney would trounce President Barack Obama. But, R...

Updated on Jul 28, 2014 07:43AM

Forecast: GOP has 60% shot of taking the Senate. Trial over Oklahoma City bombing docs starts today. NY Times looks at the Trib-DNews battle.

Happy Monday. Republicans have the advantage r...

Updated on Jul 23, 2014 07:32AM

Cruz: Vampire massacre of fictional supporters sucks. Herbert pushes for action on border. Tar-sands protesters released from jail.

Happy Wednesday. The latest episode of "True Blood" feat...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 07:37AM

GOP uses Romney strategy against Dems. Warren Jeffs' letter to lawmakers. Trib/DNews case pushed to September.

Happy Tuesday. Democrats in 2012 tried to paint Mitt Romney as rich and there...

Updated on Jul 21, 2014 08:03AM

'This can't wait!' Political emails get weird. SCOTUS grants Utah stay. Airport remodel could boost Utah's economy.

Happy Monday. Does this get your attention: "Can we chat real quick?" or ...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 08:12AM

The Elizabeth Warren fantasy. Swallow, Shurtleff face court dates. ACLU files response to Utah's same-sex marriage brief.

Happy Friday. There are those progressives who aren't super excited...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 07:14AM

GOP likely to take Senate, keep House. Utah seeks SCOTUS stay on same-sex marriage ban. Experts weigh in on Shurtleff, Swallow evidence.

Happy Thursday. Things are not looking good for Sen...

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 08:45AM

Obama: Don't get me impeached over immigration. Shurtleff, Swallow charged. 'Sad day in Utah history.'

Happy Wednesday. 'Twas a big day in Utah politics yesterday, and we've rounded up all...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 07:44AM

Immigration becomes No. 1 focus in Washington. Local governments collected $100M less than they should. Love still raking in cash.

Happy Tuesday. Immigration was expected to be an issue th...

Updated on Jul 14, 2014 07:05AM

Poll: GOP favors Supreme Court; Dems lost faith. Herbert new NGA VP. Mormons no fan of Obama.

Happy Monday. Republicans gave the Supreme Court a 30 percent approval rating last year, but h...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 02:05PM

Sen. Mike Lee said his LDS faith affects how he serves in public office, but that doesn’t mean fellow Mormons will necessarily agree with his brand of conservative politics or...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 07:32AM

GOP to GOP: Immigration inaction will hurt party. Boehner sues Obama. Retail sales in SLC downtown on the rise.

Happy Friday. House Republicans have blocked movement on a comprehensive imm...

Updated on Jul 10, 2014 07:35AM

When members of Congress vote the wrong way. Utah takes same-sex marriage to the Supremes. Trib/DNews owners want lawsuit tossed.

Happy Thursday. Members of Congress are just like us: they...

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 07:09AM

D.C. media diss RNC's Cleveland pick. Hemp oil permits available now. Gay rights groups drop support of gay rights bill.

Happy Wednesday. It's official: Republicans are going to Cleveland f...

Updated on Jul 8, 2014 08:14AM

'Romney Was Right' bumper sticker for $5. Indicted businessman wants Swallow, Shurtleff to testify. Dems leading the cash race in Utah.

Happy Tuesday. Think Mitt Romney was right all along...

Updated on Jul 7, 2014 07:19AM

Obama could win by losing the Senate. Ordain Women followers fear retribution. Same-sex marriage supporters raising funds for lawsuit.

Happy Monday. Democrats are fearing they could lose t...

Updated on Jul 3, 2014 07:54AM

What you know about July 4 is wrong. Primary saw 10 percent turnout in SL Co. KCPW raises much-needed cash.

Happy Thursday. Tomorrow is America's birthday. Or is it? What you think you kno...

Updated on Jul 2, 2014 08:30AM

How the Supreme Court changed America. A new face in the Swallow, Shurtleff investigation. Lee agrees with radio host that birth control is for 'recreational behavior.'

Happy Wednesday. Th...

Updated on Jul 1, 2014 07:46AM

Mike Lee: Obama will start program to pay for birth control. AG's office misses 10th Circuit deadline. Kate Kelly to appeal excommunication.

Happy Tuesday. In the aftermath of the Supreme ...

Updated on Jun 30, 2014 07:58AM

The top 10 Republicans likely to run for president. LDS Church: Priesthood only for men. Chaffetz takes a tour of the liberal side.

Happy Monday. No, Mitt Romney isn't running for presiden...

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 10:10AM
Washington - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has had private conversations about the excommunication of Kate Kelly, who founded a movement to ordain women in the LDS Church, but Reid declined to say...

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 06:07AM

EPA hunting for serial pooper. Lee vindicated by Supreme Court ruling. FEC complaint filed against Lee.

Happy Friday. Put down your cereal to read this: The Denver office of the Environmen...

Updated on Jun 26, 2014 05:52AM

Hillary Clinton: I'm not Mitt Romney. All the 10th Circuit ruling coverage. Herbert to run in '16.

Happy Thursday. Hillary Clinton says she's not Mitt Romney, and that she's not stuck in a...

Updated on Jun 25, 2014 06:22AM

RNC convention comes down to Dallas or Denver. Daw gets revenge against Layton. Shurtleff/Swallow donor settles fraud case.

Happy Wednesday. The Republican National Committee could possible...

Updated on Jun 24, 2014 09:24AM

Another bridge scandal for Chris Christie? LDS Church excommunicates Kate Kelly. Shurtleff, Swallow used businessman's jet, Ferrari.

Happy Tuesday. Is there another bridge scandal for New ...

Updated on Jun 24, 2014 09:24AM

Another bridge scandal for Chris Christie? LDS Church excommunicates Kate Kelly. Shurtleff, Swallow used businessman’s jet, Ferrari.

Updated on Jun 23, 2014 11:49AM

Columnist: Hillary Clinton is the new Mitt Romney. Utah AG probing Trib-DNews deal. Swallow campaign haunting Utah House race.

Happy Monday. Hillary Clinton's bungled answer about being "de...

Updated on Jun 20, 2014 01:07PM
Congress' approval rating is in the cellar. President Barack Obama's job performance is tied with his second lowest ranking since taking office. And some of Utah's members of Congress have made some b...

Updated on Jun 20, 2014 07:35AM

Dick Cheney: Obama's failures led to Iraq chaos. More LDS members say they're facing excommunication. Royalties help Utah's members of Congress' take-home pay.

Happy Friday. Former Vice Pr...

Updated on Jun 19, 2014 07:40AM

America now the 101st most peaceful. Federal judge rejects parts of Utah's immigration law. Shurtleff says search warrant raid still stings.

Happy Thursday. The United States is no longer ...

Updated on Jun 18, 2014 09:54AM

Poll: Obama approval tied with lowest in his presidency. Voters favor Herbert's Healthy Utah plan. LDS Church drops adoption agency.

Happy Wednesday. Some 41 percent of Americans approve o...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 08:32AM

Sarah Palin threatens to 'renounce' the GOP. DABC revising one-time liquor permits. Lawsuit targets Trib-DNews deal.

Happy Tuesday. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has threatened to "renounc...

Updated on Jun 16, 2014 08:15AM

Poll: Only 16 percent approve of Congress. BLM hasn't inspected 'high risk' oil and gas facilities. UDOT plans oil pipeline.

Happy Monday. In a few months, Americans will head to the polls ...

Updated on Jun 13, 2014 08:39AM

Poll: Obama now as unpopular as Bush. Swallow probe was hampered by investigator infighting. More LDS excommunications to come?

Happy Friday. President Barack Obama is now just as unpopular...

Updated on Jun 12, 2014 05:06PM

Leading Democratic activists in Utah are poking fun at the Mia Love campaign for sending them a free bumper sticker along with a letter asking for a campaign donation.

Updated on Jun 12, 2014 07:41AM

Mitt Romney: Kingmaker. Two Mormon women threatened with ex-communication. What Cantor's loss means for Utah.

Happy Thursday. You may have heard of Rockefeller Republicans but how about Ro...

Updated on Jun 11, 2014 07:38AM

White House Christmas ornament to feature coal. Utah to BLM: You're harming oil and gas leasing. Romney returns to Utah.

Happy Wednesday. The White House last week announced sweeping enviro...

Updated on Jun 10, 2014 08:03AM

Hillary's mixed review as secretary of state. Attorney for SLC police officer says city lied. Utah plans to appeal 10th Circuit if stay isn't continued.

Happy Tuesday. Hillary Clinton's bo...

Updated on Jun 9, 2014 06:04AM

Federal judge: Most traditional marriage has been polygamy. Records: Swallow aide tried to cover up deals with Johnson. Huntsman Sr. interested in buying The Tribune.

Happy Monday. A feder...

Updated on Jun 6, 2014 08:10AM

Taliban commander: We'll capture move American soldiers. Hatch for an 8th term. FEC complaint against Lee filed.

Happy Friday. After the White House deal to exchange five Taliban captives ...

Updated on Jun 5, 2014 07:47AM

GOP Senator: Obama could face impeachment. Sen. Lee sucked into the Swallow case. Shurtleff: I'll be charged -- and cleared.

Happy Thursday. Republicans are angry that President Barack Obam...

Updated on Jun 5, 2014 12:22PM

The assistant attorney general reviewing whether Utah should sue the feds in a bid to control millions of acres of public lands believes all of the discussion and debate champ...

Updated on Jun 4, 2014 05:54AM

The first lady vs. the lunch ladies. Shurtleff: feds used 'Dirty Harry' tactics. Swallow probe illustrates secret money paths.

Happy Wednesday. First Lady Michelle Obama counted on support ...

Updated on Jun 3, 2014 07:11AM

New Yorkers say welcome Obama. Federal agents search Swallow, Shurtleff homes. Utah farmers say immigration reform needed.

Happy Tuesday. President Barack Obama has hinted that when he's do...

Updated on Jun 2, 2014 11:05AM

Cruz wins another straw poll on way to 2016. Scores turn out for rally to save The Tribune. Behind the name of Utah Beach.

Happy Monday. The right flank of the Republican Party has given an...

Updated on May 30, 2014 06:03AM

Utah 99% set to elect all GOP delegation. Hatch says he's sorry. Chaffetz: VA secretary must go.

Happy Friday. What are the odds that Utah will re-elect its three incumbent House Republica...

Updated on May 29, 2014 03:43PM

Concerns about doctors and hospitals “upcoding,” or overcharging Medicaid, drove Utah lawmakers in 2011 to create the state’s first Office of the Inspector General (OIG).


Updated on May 29, 2014 06:09AM

GOP wants another vote to kill Obamacare. Hatch says legal gay marriage inevitable. Hatch also says he's sorry if he offended anyone on Memorial Day.

Happy Thursday. They've tried some 40 ...

Updated on May 28, 2014 07:08AM

Democratic consultant: Why Hillary shouldn't run. Vet advocates decry politics on Memorial Day. Harding is Herbert's new chief of staff.

Happy Wednesday. Hillary Clinton shouldn't run for ...

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