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    FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. More than 300 former campaign staffers and organizers for President Barack Obama have signed on to a letter urging Warren to run for president in 2016. It's the latest effort to nudge Warren into the race. The ex-Obama staffers say they want someone who will News roundup: Elizabeth Warren sits down with members of ‘Draft Warren’ movement
    Elizabeth Warren sits down with members of ‘Draft Warren’ movement. Poll: SLC residents want bike lans, Republicans don’t. Hillary Clinton gets aggres...

    Updated May 06 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Romney says Hillary Clinton politicized Baltimore riots to boost black support
    Romney: Hillary Clinton politicized Baltimore riots to boost black support. Poll: Only 30 percent of SLC residents want tax hike. Study: Utah most con...

    Updated May 06 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Capitol Police left guns in bathrooms
    Capitol Police left guns in bathrooms. Former polygamous town marshall spills. Poll: SLC residents split on moving homeless shelter. Happy Monday. F...

    Updated May 06 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Are Mike Lee and Newt Gingrich ‘No Labels’ kind of guys?
    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, now a leader in the movement to end gridlock and dysfunction in Washington, had a couple of interesting guests on his N...
    Updated May 06 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Elected officials’ campaign accounts often become slush funds
    Congress’ petty cash problem. Romney speaks at UVU. Poll: SLC residents want to ban panhandling. Happy Friday. Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congr...

    Updated May 01 2015 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Hillary Clinton runs against her husband’s legacy
    Hillary Clinton runs against her husband’s legacy. No deal for Herbert plan yet after D.C. visit. Romney to speak at UVU. Happy Thursday. As Hillary...

    Updated Apr 30 2015 10:56 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Self-described socialist Sanders to jump into 2016 race
    Self-described socialist Sanders to jump into 2016 race. Utah officials react to same-sex marriage arguments. Romney aide declines run against Sen. Le...

    Updated Apr 30 2015 10:56 am   |     |   Share
  • UTAH EFFECT
    Proportion of Google queries containing the “N-word” by designated market area, 2004–2007. Racist Google searches? High in the East, low in Utah and the West
    Utahns don't type the N-word into Google search engines very often. And neither do people in the western United States. A team of university professor...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 01:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Thomas Burr | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman talks on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York ahead of the premiere of All Eyes And Ears. His daughter, Mary Anne, poses in the background. News roundup: Huntsman: Campaign fundraising is a ‘cancer’ in the political system
    Huntsman: Campaign fundraising is a ‘cancer’ in the political system. Utah Dems: We can’t afford an online presidential primary. One Romney confidant ...

    Updated Apr 30 2015 10:56 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner arrives at the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, in New York. ABC 's Diane Sawyer will interview the former Olympic champion and patriarch of the Kardashian television clan in a two-hour interview airing on Friday, April 24. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File) News roundup: Chaffetz welcomes Bruce Jenner to the GOP
    Chaffetz welcomes Bruce Jenner to the GOP. Herbert, legislative leaders to meet with Obama administration officials. Poll: 39 percent of SLC resident ...

    Updated Apr 28 2015 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Drudge still asking: Will Mitt Romney run?
    Drudge still asking: Will Mitt run? Utah GOP leaders move on litmus test plan. Hatch backs Lynch, Lee doesn’t. Happy Friday. The Drudge Report breat...

    Updated Apr 28 2015 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The homeless man who works in the Senate
    The homeless man who works in the Senate. The ‘Capitol 13’ take plea deal. Poll: Utahns would back tax hike for education. Happy Thursday. Times hav...

    Updated Apr 28 2015 12:42 pm   |     |   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 questions illicit pot use on National Mall
    Chaffetz questions illicit pot use on National Mall. Utah GOP weighs litmus test for candidates. Josh Romney out for Senate race. Happy Wednesday. O...

    Updated Apr 22 2015 04:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push
    Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push. Kirk Jowers to leave U. for corporate gig. Herbert optimistic Utah GOP infighting will...

    Updated Apr 20 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions from reporters following a speech at the annual meeting of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The GOP White House prospect kicked off a speech in the battleground state with a series of personal recollections, saying he's his News roundup: Ex-President George W. Bush says brother Jeb has a problem: ‘Me’
    Ex-President George W. Bush says brother Jeb has a problem: ‘Me.’ Dabakis ends mayoral bid. Poll shows Becker leading field. Happy Thursday. Former ...

    Updated Apr 16 2015 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Former Obama adviser: Hillary’s biggest challenge is showing she’s authentic
    Former Obama adviser: Hillary’s biggest challenge is showing she’s authentic. Ex-Utah Gov. Bangerter dies. First ads for 2016 back Sen. Lee. Happy W...

    Updated Apr 15 2015 11:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio smiles during his  announcement he is running for the Republican nomination, at a rally at the Freedom Tower, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) News roundup: Could Mitt Romney help Marco Rubio land the nomination?
    Could Mitt Romney help Marco Rubio land the nomination? Utahns give lawmakers passing grades. Dabakis calls foul in mayoral race -- already. Happy T...

    Updated Apr 21 2015 09:10 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 10, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. Clinton confidantes view her four years at the helm of the State Department as her golden era _ a chance for one of the country’s most polarizing figures to jump off the political treadmill. She set a record for international travel and prioritized issues she had long been passionate about, including global health and boosting opportunities for women and girls. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File) News roundup: The new and improved Hillary Clinton
    The new and improved Hillary Clinton. Federal judge denies injunction against SB54. Sen. Mike Lee’s clear path forward. Happy Monday. Welcome back t...

    Updated Apr 15 2015 11:47 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Public records guru: Hillary Clinton’s email defense is laughable
    Federal public records guru: Hillary Clinton’s email defense is laughable. Mitt Romney to spar with Evander Holyfield in charity fundraiser. NY firm i...

    Updated Mar 19 2015 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks with area residents at a packed house party Friday, March 13, 2015, in Dover, N.H. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill partisan sniping. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) News roundup: Poll: Utahns favor Bush, Clinton in 2016 but ‘don’t know’ beats them both
    Poll: Utahns favor Bush, Clinton in 2016 but ‘don’t know’ beats them both. Highlights from the 2015 legislative session. Matheson talks about his reti...

    Updated Mar 19 2015 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt Romney to Obama: Walk away from a ‘flimsy nuclear agreement’ with Iran
    Mitt Romney to Obama: Walk away from a ‘flimsy nuclear agreement’ with Iran. Legislature’s session ends with many issues tackled, minus the biggest. L...

    Updated Mar 19 2015 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wants to ban grants and contracts to those with large tax delinquencies. Utah’s Chaffetz readies subpoena for Hillary Clinton over emails
    Utah’s Chaffetz readies subpoena for Hillary Clinton over emails. Lawmakers ‘optimistic’ about passing Medicaid expansion alternative today. The anti-...

    Updated Mar 12 2015 07:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    Flap over Iran open letter recalls 1980s dispute in which Utah’s Orrin Hatch sang a different tune on presidential power
    Washington • Sen. Orrin Hatch joined 46 fellow Republicans in signing an open letter to the leaders of Iran warning them that any deal they cut with P...
    Updated Mar 11 2015 01:44 pm   |     |   Share
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Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves on stage with his son Josh, left, at his Colorado caucus night rally in Denver, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) News roundup: Mitt Romney, family help bring vision to India
    Mitt Romney, family help bring vision to India. Two days left in the session, and hot issues still await. Poll: Utahns don’t want the prison to move. ...

    Updated Mar 11 2015 03:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a university conference sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative at the University of Miami, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas) News roundup: Hillary Clinton set to launch presidential bid within weeks
    Paper: Hillary Clinton set to launch presidential bid within weeks. Lawmakers hopeful to pass some compromise on Medicaid expansion. Medical marijuana...

    Updated Mar 11 2015 08:48 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - Elisabeth Hasselbeck appears with co-hosts Steve Doocy, left, and Brian Kilmeade, right, as Donald Trump is interviewed during her debut on the Poll: Fox News is America’s most trusted network
    Poll: Fox News is America’s most trusted network. Utahns favor Healthy Utah plan. Utah GOP approves presidential caucus over Romney’s plea. Happy Mo...

    Updated Mar 09 2015 01:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. Clinton insists that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around. But revelations that she sidestepped the government email system as secretary of state suggest she may have a long way to go in making good on that promise. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File) News roundup: Dem activists worried about Hillary; ‘Who knows? She could implode totally.’
    Dem activists worried about Hillary; ‘Who knows? She could implode totally.’ Anti-discrimination bill advances. Dems, some in GOP trying to resurrect ...

    Updated Mar 09 2015 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) News roundup: Jeb Bush asks donors not to give too much -- well, $1 million or less
    Jeb Bush asks donors not to give too much -- well, $1 million or less. Lawmakers, LDS officials and LGBT leaders unveil anti-discrimination bill. Mitt...

    Updated Mar 09 2015 01:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    (AP file photo)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wants to ban grants and contracts to those with large tax delinquencies. News roundup: Like Clinton, Utah’s Chaffetz uses a personal email for his job
    Like Clinton, Utah’s Chaffetz uses a personal email for his job. Speaker Hughes reverses, will allow Healthy Utah to be heard. Compromise bill would h...

    Updated Mar 04 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Chaffetz: ‘If I was the president,’ I’d take out Iran’s nuclear facilities
    Chaffetz: ‘If I was the president,’ I’d take out Iran’s nuclear facilities. Anti-discrimination bills out today. Senate discusses, doesn’t pass medica...

    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:17 pm   |     |   Share