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    Barbara Bush, right, mother of Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, introduces her son at a town hall meeting at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, N.H., Thursday Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) News roundup: George W. Bush helps out his brother Jeb with new TV spot
    George W. Bush helps out his brother Jeb with new TV spot. Senate committee advances two medical marijuana bills. Utah Dems formally request GOP give ...

    Updated Feb 05 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: 25% of federal workers would consider quitting under President Trump
    25% of federal workers would consider quitting under President Trump. Owens supporter files ethics complaint against Rep. Love. Obama notes anti-Mormo...

    Updated Feb 04 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump on why he lost Iowa: ‘I’m a rookie’
    Trump on why he lost Iowa: ‘I’m a rookie.’ Senate rejects Lee move to limit Antiquities Act power. Poll: Utah GOP delegates prefer Rubio, Cruz. Happ...

    Updated Feb 03 2016 08:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: ‘Why is Donald Trump so orange?’ and other Googled questions
    ‘Why is Donald Trump so orange?’ and other Googled questions. Cruz wins Iowa, Clinton claims win. Happy Tuesday. When it comes to the presidential ...

    Updated Feb 02 2016 05:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with staff at the Hillary for Iowa Office in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) News roundup: Political insiders predict Trump, Clinton victories in Iowa
    Political insiders predict Trump, Clinton victories in Iowa. Poll: 62% of GOP delegates oppose dual ballot track. Trib-DNews lawsuit back on. Happy ...

    Updated Feb 01 2016 01:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    New House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., walks with his wife Janna, left, and daughter Liza, on their way to a reception with 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan was Romney’s vice presidential running mate during the 2012 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Romney fundraises for Paul Ryan in Florida
    Romney fundraises for Paul Ryan in Florida. Urquhart seeks additions to hate-crime laws. Poll: Utahns split on Herbert’s Planned Parenthood decision. ...

    Updated Jan 29 2016 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Joe Scarborough as Trump’s VP? He isn’t ruling it out
    Joe Scarborough as Trump’s VP? He isn’t ruling it out. Herbert pushes for education and health care. Rep. Noel warned Utah woman not to join Oregon pr...

    Updated Jan 28 2016 11:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the University of Iowa Field House, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) News roundup: GOP wondering how it let Donald Trump get this far
    Establishment Republicans start questioning who let The Donald get this far. Ammon Bundy arrested, one killed in Oregon. Utah Dems sue to make GOP com...

    Updated Jan 27 2016 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Utahn files suit challenging Ted Cruz’s natural-born status
    Utahn files suit challenging Ted Cruz’s natural born status. Utah lawmakers begin 2016 session. New poll: Utahns don’t want secret votes. Happy Tues...

    Updated Jan 26 2016 10:50 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Campaigns have spent huge money on TV ads — for nothing
    The session begins. Are TV ads worth it for campaigns? Trump feels invincible. Happy Monday. Welcome to the start of the 2016 Utah legislative sessi...

    Updated Jan 25 2016 06:09 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP leaders may not like Trump, but they hate Ted Cruz
    Utahns support medical marijuana, while Herbert worries about Dr. Feelgood. GOP leaders start to warm to Trump. A wealthy Dem joins Utah’s race for go...

    Updated Jan 22 2016 08:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Former President Bill Clinton, accompanied by his daughter Chelsea Clinton, speaks at a campaign stop for his wife Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) News roundup: Bill Clinton unhappy with Hillary’s campaign plan
    Bill Clinton unhappy with Hillary’s campaign plan. Bishop, Chaffetz unveil public land plans, get panned by enviros. Huntsman surprised Trump is leadi...

    Updated Jan 21 2016 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Norwalk, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: How Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton
    How Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton. Bishop to unveil Public Lands Initiative today. Lt. Guv says Utah GOP can’t ban signature seekers from pr...

    Updated Jan 20 2016 11:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who also serves as the Senate’s president pro tempore, is surrounded by reporters on the way to a meeting of the GOP leadership as lawmakers rush to wrap up their work and pass a funding bill to avert a government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Congressional negotiators worked through the weekend on a $1.1 trillion spending bill and a package of tax breaks, with Republicans and Democrats promising that a final product will be unveiled on Monday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Sen. Orrin Hatch appears as an answer on ‘Jeopardy’
    Sen. Orrin Hatch appears as an answer on ‘Jeopardy.’ Poll: Three-fourths of Utahns want Medicaid expansion. Rep. Love’s first year in office. Happy ...

    Updated Jan 19 2016 04:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The top 12 biggest moments of the GOP debate
    The top 12 biggest moments of the GOP debate. Rep. Ivory got a pay hike. In Utah, gun deaths top traffic fatalities. Happy Friday. The “bromance” is...

    Updated Jan 15 2016 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump and Clinton tied in Utah, new poll shows
    Five things to watch for in tonight’s GOP debate. Poll: Trump, Clinton tied in Utah. DA Gill attends rally for medical marijuana. Happy Thursday. Th...

    Updated Jan 14 2016 10:43 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Pollster: Ted Cruz would hurt House GOP more than Trump
    Pollster: Ted Cruz would hurt House GOP more than Trump. Hatch was a ‘designated survivor.’ DA Gill: No charges in Barker shooting. Happy Wednesday....

    Updated Jan 14 2016 10:43 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Obama to offer a ‘non-traditional’ State of the Union address
    Obama to offer a “non-traditional” State of the Union address. Utah looks to collect online sales tax. Herbert stocking $1.4 million in his re-elect a...

    Updated Jan 14 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Eric Schultz) News roundup: Donald Trump opens up ‘yuge’ lead nationally
    Donald Trump opens up ‘yuge’ lead nationally. Senate passes anti-Obamacare, anti-Planned Parenthood bill. Utahns pay tribute to Olene Walker. Happy ...

    Updated Dec 04 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Prince William County Fair Ground in Manassas, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) News roundup: GOP memo suggests how to campaign if Trump is nominee
    GOP memo lays out how the party can win if Trump is nominee. Chaffetz says Obama’s safety is ‘in jeopardy’ after Secret Service scandals. Poll: Rep. L...

    Updated Dec 04 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Post columnist: Trump is a ‘bigot and a racist’
    Post columnist: Trump is a ‘bigot and a racist.’ Herbert wants to restore $500k to DABC. Bush, Trump, Cruz, Carson file to run in Utah. Happy Wednes...

    Updated Dec 02 2015 12:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rogelio V. Solis  |  Associated Press file photo Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will speak in April at commencement cermonies at Utah Valley University. News roundup: Hillary’s nickname for Romney: ‘Mittens’
    Hillary’s nickname for Romney: ‘Mittens.’ Biskupski asks department heads to resign. White House seeks Herbert’s help on Syrian refugee information. ...

    Updated Dec 02 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump says black pastors canceled endorsement after pressure from ‘Black Lives Matter’
    Trump says black pastors canceled endorsement after pressure from ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Poll: 57 percent of Utahns like signature gathering process fo...

    Updated Dec 02 2015 12:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Five things that could still cause a government shutdown
    Five things that could still cause a government shutdown. More resignations expected at UTA. Poll: Ben Carson leads in Utah. Happy Friday. The bipar...

    Updated Nov 23 2015 11:40 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump, Carson continue to lead the polls nationally
    Trump, Carson continue to lead the polls nationally. Utah lawmakers critical of Herbert’s Syrian refugee position. UTA’s vice chair resigns. Happy T...

    Updated Nov 19 2015 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump speaks at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) News roundup: Trump: We have ‘absolutely no choice’ but to close some mosques
    Trump: We have ‘absolutely no choice’ but to shut down some mosques. Shurtleff prosecutor to probe Reid. Official canvas shows Mayor-elect Biskupski. ...

    Updated Nov 18 2015 11:22 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: President Obama wishes he could run against Trump
    President Obama says it would’ve been fun to run against Trump. 23 states close borders to Syrian refugees, Utah isn’t one. Official election results ...

    Updated Nov 17 2015 11:22 am   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, to discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding bill.  On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility of a potential shutdown at the department because of a congressional impasse over immigration. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) News roundup: Ted Cruz: Obama ‘does not wish to defend this country’
    Ted Cruz: Obama ‘does not wish to defend this country.’ AG’s office closes Becker campaign probe. LDS Church protest draws 2,000 people. Happy Monda...

    Updated Nov 16 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP insiders: Help us Romney, save us from Trump
    GOP insiders: Help us Romney, save us from Trump. Herbert backs Supreme Court resolution of SB54 debacle. Lesbian couple, state join to petition overt...

    Updated Nov 13 2015 11:06 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Donald Trump on Mitt Romney: He choked in 2012
    Donald Trump on Mitt Romney: He choked. Delegates chose Hemingway to replace Miller. State judge orders lesbian couple to give up foster kid. Happy ...

    Updated Nov 12 2015 04:00 pm   |     |   Share