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    News roundup: Democratic insiders say Biden won’t run
    Democratic insiders: Biden won’t run. Poll: Hatch most effective senator. Lyman wants a new trial. Happy Friday. Vice President Joe Biden has been h...

    Updated Aug 28 2015 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump waves as he walks off stage after speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: Donald Trump may be running out of time to mount a third-party bid
    Donald Trump may be running out of time to mount a third-party bid. LDS Church to continue role with Scouts. Poll: Utahns don’t want to fly Confederat...

    Updated Aug 28 2015 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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    This image provided by Disney shows a teenage Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature News roundup: New presidential candidates: ‘Captain Crunch,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and ‘Queen Elsa’
    New presidential candidates: ‘Captain Crunch,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and ‘Queen Elsa.’ Utahns rally for Planned Parenthood funding. Jeb! fundraises in Utah...

    Updated Aug 26 2015 11:34 am   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, with Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, and John Thune, R-S.D., speaks about Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) News roundup: Another government shutdown? Planned Parenthood fight revives the possibility
    Another government shutdown? Budget fight revives the possibility. State board wants to move American Legion to make way for lobbyists. Poll: Utahns d...

    Updated Aug 25 2015 12:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. A deep obsession with the story of America, who tells it, and who gets to write its next chapter , was a rare piece of common ground that speakers at both the Republican and Democratic conventions managed to share. Over and over, they spun different versions of the same notion. Romney spoke passionately of “the essence of the American experience.” (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) News roundup: Trump aide says Romney still considering another presidential run
    Trump aide says Romney still considering another presidential run. Poll: Most Utahns dislike Planned Parenthood. At least 20 Utah government workers s...

    Updated Aug 24 2015 12:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: La. GOP director says he used Ashley Madison for ‘opposition research’
    Louisiana GOP director says he used Ashley Madison for ‘opposition research.’ Herbert signs resolution moving prison to SLC. Lawmakers deride Bishop’s...

    Updated Aug 24 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Trump wants to deny citizenship to the babies of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as part of an immigration plan that emphasizes border security and deportation for millions. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) News roundup: Ex-Romney advisers fear Trump’s immigration rhetoric
    Ex-Romney advisers fear Trump’s immigration rhetoric will deeply hurt. Legislature votes to move prison to SLC. Utahns sue NSA, FBI over alleged Olymp...

    Updated Aug 21 2015 07:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the opening of his Cedar Rapids field headquarters, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Marion, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: How Bernie Sanders draws this race’s biggest crowds
    Behind the draw for Bernie Sanders’ supporters. State lawmakers to vote today on the prison move. Two state legislators want probe into EPA leak. Ha...

    Updated Aug 20 2015 12:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Nevada’s key LDS vote -- and Romney support -- building for Rubio, Bush
    Nevada’s LDS vote and Romney support building for Rubio, Bush. Herbert defends effort to cut off Planned Parenthood funding. Poll: Active Mormons want...

    Updated Aug 19 2015 11:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump waves as he walks off stage after speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: The most Trump-like things Donald Trump has ever said
    It’s Herbert vs. Johnson. Trump’s best soundbites. Dems have placed all eggs in Hillary’s basket. Happy Monday. We know you have heard plenty about ...

    Updated Aug 17 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Could Al Gore jump into the presidential race?
    Could Al Gore jump into the presidential race? Colorado mine wastewater has reached Utah. Poll: Salt Lake west-siders believe they get the shaft on ci...

    Updated Aug 14 2015 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she meets with voters during a campaign stop at River Valley Community College in Claremont, N.H. Clinton has relented to months of demands that she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, directing the device be given to the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) News roundup: Clinton campaign swings into damage-control mode
    Clinton campaign swings into damage-control mode. Herbert calls for state of emergency over EPA spill. Becker’s tough road ahead. Happy Thursday. Af...

    Updated Aug 14 2015 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 21, 2015 file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015 and some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) says 11 counterfeit characters that its investigators created last year were automatically re-enrolled for this year by HealthCare.gov. They got to keep the coverage they had, although not legally entitled to benefits.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) News roundup: Exclusive: Orrin Hatch to back Jeb Bush
    Exclusive: Orrin Hatch to back Jeb Bush. Bush to visit Utah later this month. Biskupski, Becker to face off in mayoral general election. Happy Wedne...

    Updated Aug 12 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, has a word with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, after Cruz spoke at the Susan B. Anthony List News roundup: Cruz, Lee on opposite sides of immigration fight
    Cruz, Lee on opposite sides of immigration fight. SLC councilman: They’ve going to build the prison in the city. Herbert appoints Derrin Owens to Legi...

    Updated Aug 11 2015 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) News roundup: Guess the most difficult word Trump used in the debate
    Guessing the most difficult word Trump used in the debate. Poll: Utahns like Bush, Clinton. Probe: Underage kids help build construction business. H...

    Updated Aug 11 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this July 27, 2015, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Des Moines Area Rapid Transit Central Station in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: GOP chairman eye Clinton probes that could last until Election Day
    GOP chairman eye Clinton probes that could last until Election Day. Poll: Lee tops Hatch in Utah job approval. Interior secretary won’t rule out a new...

    Updated Aug 07 2015 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) News roundup: 5 things to watch for in tonight’s GOP debate
    5 things to watch for in tonight’s GOP debate. Jewell: No monuments planned in Utah. Hillary Clinton fundraises in Park City. Happy Thursday. Tonigh...

    Updated Aug 06 2015 11:46 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally and picnic in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined. The ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts spent 114 minutes on campaign coverage from the beginning of June through the end of last week, and Trump was the focus of 60 of them. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) News roundup: Which presidential candidate would you most like to snorkel with?
    Voters to decide on sales tax hike. Prison panel to make its pick next Tuesday. Jonathan Johnson prepares gubernatorial bid. Happy Wednesday. The ol...

    Updated Aug 05 2015 07:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Brown, of West Monroe, La., holds a Ku Klux Klan flag as he talks with reporters in front of the courthouse in Jena, La.,  Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. Brown is a self-proclaimed member of the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) News roundup: Congress may reverse ban on Confederate flag
    Herbert reflects on the gay marriage ruling. The U.S. House debates the Confederate flag. Prison debate to drag on. Happy Thursday. The day after th...

    Updated Jul 09 2015 07:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah speaks during a conference call in his Capitol Hill office in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, with representatives from religious non-profits who are concerned about how the Supreme Court's upcoming gay marriage decision will affect their institutions, and members of the media. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) News roundup: Tea party in 2016? Protect Sen. Mike Lee
    Punting on Medicaid expansion. The debate over body cameras. Where Romney’s aides have landed. Happy Wednesday. Where has the tea party gone? Senate...

    Updated Jul 08 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center, greets patrons at a bar in a restaurant in Nashua, N.H. Kasich will formally announce his plans for the 2016 presidential race on July 21. The two-term governor, who leads one of the nation’s premier swing states, is expected to formally join the crowded Republican primary field at an announcement set for Ohio State University, according to senior advisers. The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt the announcement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) News roundup: A Jon Huntsman type is about to enter the 2016 race
    Biskupski is coming on strong. Who is the Jon Huntsman of the 2016 race? Utahns luke warm on the GOP Congress. Happy Tuesday. John Kasich, the gover...

    Updated Jul 07 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., shakes hands with Beverly Bruce, Romney's New Hampshire finance chairwoman in 2012, as they talk with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann, at the end of the the Fourth of July parade, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) News roundup: The details on Romney’s sleepover with Rubio and Christie
    The fight over Nevada’s Mormon voters. Mitt has a sleepover with Rubio, Christie. Hillary Clinton corrals the press. Happy Monday. Both Bill and Hil...

    Updated Jul 06 2015 03:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Emails document Hillary Clinton’s struggle with fax machine
    The LDS reaches out to the Pride Center. Clinton tries to learn how to fax. Becker faces his challengers. Happy Thursday. The latest trove of Hillar...

    Updated Jul 02 2015 05:27 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) News roundup: Cliven Bundy talks western lands with Sen. Rand Paul
    LDS leaders pen gay marriage letter. Bundy and Rand Paul chat. And the Utah hate crime that wasn’t a hate crime. Happy Wednesday. Renegade Nevada ra...

    Updated Jul 01 2015 05:40 am   |     |   Share
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    Supporters of the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans bring the Georgia State flag up the steps of the Capitol, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 in Atlanta, during their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday celebration. The annual celebration honors Lee and shows support for Southern heritage and its symbols. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith) News roundup: Brawl breaks out in South Carolina over the Confederate flag
    Support for Confederate flag wanes, but backers still want to see it fly. Shurtleff pleads not guilty. SLC mayoral candidates to debate Wednesday. H...

    Updated Jul 03 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 7th US China Strategic and Economic Dialogue  (S&ED) and 6th Consultation on People-to-People (CPE) at the U.S. State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) News roundup: As Clinton faces concerns, Biden urged to run
    As Clinton faces concerns, Biden urged to run. FBI taking over probe into Miller-McAdams issue. UTA wants a sales-tax increase. Happy Monday. So the...

    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention Friday, April 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) News roundup: GOP fears Donald Trump’s polling rise
    GOP fears Donald Trump’s polling rise. Reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision on ‘SCOTUScare.’ U.S. Attorney defends probe into Jeremy Johnson. Ha...

    Updated Jun 26 2015 10:52 am   |     |   Share
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wants to ban grants and contracts to those with large tax delinquencies. News roundup: Chaffetz blames wrong guy in database hack scandal
    Chaffetz blames the wrong guy in database hack scandal. Herbert, others help raise funds for Lyman’s defense. Prosecutors say feds should take Swallow...

    Updated Jun 26 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. While Romney's campaign rhetoric is emphasizing the current 8.3 percent unemployment rate, compared with 7.8 percent when Obama took office, President Obama's campaign naturally prefers to stress the more than 4 million jobs the economy has added in the past 2Ω years. However, neither figure fully illustrates the state of the job market.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) News roundup: Mitt Romney’s new role: Saving the GOP from itself
    Mitt Romney’s new role: Saving the GOP from itself. Prosecutor fuming after FEC goes after Johnson despite immunity. Herbert reports for jury duty. ...

    Updated Jun 26 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of his Public Chamber in Moscow's Kremlin, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Moscow, Russia. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP) News roundup: Russia’s plot to get Texas to secede
    Russia’s plot to get Texas to secede. Love returns white supremacist’s donation. AP tracks guvs’ travel. Happy Tuesday. A bizarre story to lead off ...

    Updated Jun 26 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share