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    News roundup: Mitt Romney gathers brain trust for Boston powwow
    Mitt Romney gathers brain trust for Boston powwow. Speaker Lockhart remembered as strong leader, mother. Obama’s now visited 47 states, but Utah ain’t...

    Updated Jan 23 2015 06:09 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Orrin Hatch, the ‘happiest senator in Washington’
    Orrin Hatch, the ‘happiest senator in Washington.’ Romney, Bush set to meet in Utah. Matheson to host Hoyer fundraiser. Happy Thursday. Yahoo News’ ...

    Updated Jan 22 2015 11:40 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Meghan McCain to Mitt: For your family’s sake, don’t run again
    Meghan McCain to Mitt: For your family’s sake, don’t run again. Obama’s State of the Union wrap up. Poll: Herbert’s approval rating sky high. Happy ...

    Updated Jan 21 2015 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Poll: Republicans want to see Romney, Bush run
    Poll: Republicans want to see Romney, Bush run. Lockhart remembered as ‘Utah’s Iron Lady.’ Memorial scheduled for Friday. It’s Tuesday. A new CBS po...

    Updated Jan 20 2015 11:07 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Senator Orrin Hatch speaks to the Utah delegation at a breakfast honoring him ( News roundup: Column: Presidential succession line shouldn’t include Hatch
    Column: Presidential succession line shouldn’t include Hatch. Camille Cook passes away. Poll: 68% of Utahns favor campaign donor limits. Happy Frida...

    Updated Jan 16 2015 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) News roundup: Sarah Palin on Mitt Romney third bid: ‘We need new blood’
    Sarah Palin on Mitt running again: ‘We need new blood.’ AG Reyes took secret trip to rescue child sex slaves. Poll: 56% of Utahns want more payday loa...

    Updated Jan 15 2015 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Republicans would be heralding President Romney’s economy
    Column: Republicans would be praising President Romney’s economy. Huntsman Jr. heralds Sen. Lee. Poll: Utahns believe Earth is warming. Happy Wednes...

    Updated Jan 15 2015 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, as the Senate considers a spending bill. The House has passed an additional stopgap spending to make certain the government doesn't shut down at midnight Saturday when current funding authority runs out. The move would give the Senate additional time to process a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) Ted Cruz on Romney: No need for ‘mushy middle’ candidate
    Cruz on Romney: No need for ‘mushy middle’ candidate. Judge separates Shurtleff, Swallow cases. Legislature could be mired over tax fights this sessio...

    Updated Jan 13 2015 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Boston seeks Romney’s help with Olympic bid
    Boston looks to Romney for Olympic advice. Poll: Utahns oppose tax hike for education. A look back at the Shurtleff-Swallow scandal. Happy Monday. M...

    Updated Jan 13 2015 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Romney gives new Massachusetts governor ‘bunny ears’
    Romney gives the new Mass. guv bunny ears. Utah lawmaker wants to legalize guns on buses. Poll: Utahns want natural gas buses. Happy Friday. Mitt Ro...

    Updated Jan 09 2015 05:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Price tag for viable GOP 2016 candidate? Oh, just $50 million
    Price tag for viable GOP 2016 candidates? Oh, just $50 million. Hatch says he wants to fix ‘broken’ Senate. Obama renominates Parrish to federal bench...

    Updated Jan 08 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Jet lag sidelines SLC mayor
    It’s not unusual that Salt Lake City’s well traveled Mayor Ralph Becker is not in attendance at weekly City Council meetings. But it is out of the ord...
    Updated Jan 08 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Ben Carson accused of plagiarizing late Utahn
    Ben Carson plagiarizes late Utahn. Love takes office, makes history. Hatch gets security detail. Happy Wednesday. Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative sta...

    Updated Jan 08 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Glenn Beck says Utah’s Rep. Chris Stewart is losing his soul
    Glenn Beck, the conservative talk radio icon, ripped into Rep. Chris Stewart on Tuesday for voting to give House Speaker John Boehner another term in ...
    Updated Jan 06 2015 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: New Congress takes office, drama awaits
    New Congress, more drama expected. Mia Love to make history. Chairmen Chaffetz, Bishop, Hatch. Happy Tuesday. It’s a big day on Washington’s Capitol...

    Updated Jan 06 2015 03:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Political resolution No. 1: Always assume someone is recording you
    Political new year’s resolutions: Assume recording devices are everywhere. Love: Scalise should keep his job. Sen. Lee named a lawmaker to watch. Ha...

    Updated Jan 06 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    New Year’s Day U.S. population to exceed 320 million
    In the minute that it takes the famous Times Square crystal ball to drop all the way and welcome New Year’s Day, averages indicate that about eight Am...
    Updated Dec 29 2014 12:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    This Sept. 8, 2010 publicity photo released by Comedy Central shows host Stephen Colbert appears on News roundup: Jon Huntsman makes list of Stephen Colbert’s best political takedowns
    Healthy Utah in trouble with Legislature. Colbert’s political hits. How to stop fence jumpers at the White House. Happy Friday. Stephen Colbert beat...

    Updated Dec 29 2014 11:14 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Congress’ ‘lamest of the lame duck’ session
    Congress’ ‘lamest of the lame duck’ sessions. Police-related shootings under scrutiny. More secret bills on Utah’s Capitol Hill. Happy Monday. Congr...

    Updated Nov 24 2014 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Why some Republicans think they can’t lose with a shutdown
    Why some Republicans think they can’t lose with a shutdown. Lee: Obama should expect a backlash. Latinos in Utah celebrate Obama’s actions. Happy Fr...

    Updated Nov 21 2014 01:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Senator: Obama’s immigration action could prompt anarchy, violence
    Senator: Obama immigration action could cause anarchy, violence. Love links up with Paul Ryan. Utah lawmakers consider shutting off water to the NSA d...

    Updated Nov 21 2014 01:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Congress’ new ‘hell no’ caucus: Liberals
    Congress new ‘hell no’ caucus: Liberals. GOP picks up three House seats. Prosecutors split cases with Swallow, Shurtleff. Happy Wednesday. Republica...

    Updated Nov 19 2014 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: 8 things members of Congress shouldn’t do
    8 things new members of Congress shouldn’t do. A longer legislative session in Utah? Bennett: Cruz, Lee won’t set Senate agenda. Happy Tuesday. Amer...

    Updated Nov 18 2014 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee  Mitt Romney laughs while speaking to members of the business community at the Boise Centre, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 in Boise, Idaho. Romney says he's endorsing Republican governors and senate hopefuls across the country with the hope of gaining Republican control in the U.S. Senate and keeping control of red states. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)  LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT  News roundup: Mitt Romney: Barack Obama has to learn he lost the last election
    Romney: Obama has to learn, he lost the last election. GOP delegates elect Al Jackson. Lee says GOP ready if Obama takes executive action. Happy Mon...

    Updated Nov 18 2014 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) News roundup: ‘Comedy of errors’ led to White House intrusion
    ‘Comedy of errors’ led to White House intrusion. Herbert promises Healthy Utah details by Dec. 4. Mia Love’s ‘first day of school.’ Happy Friday. A ...

    Updated Nov 14 2014 10:29 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Chaffetz’s bid for Oversight chairman heats up
    Chaffetz’s battle for Oversight chairman heats up. Hatch willing to work on immigration -- if Obama plays ball. Love hires a chief of staff. Happy T...

    Updated Nov 13 2014 12:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mike Huckabee eyeing presidential bid, again
    Huckabee eyeing presidential run -- again. Same-sex marriage plaintiffs want attorney fees. Poll: Utahns believe liquor laws hurt tourism. Happy Wed...

    Updated Nov 12 2014 10:55 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt backers tout Romney vs. Clinton in new memo
    Mitt backers contrast Romney vs. Clinton in new memo. Sen. Mike Lee’s approval rebounds. Lieberman joins No Labels with Huntsman. Happy Tuesday. It’...

    Updated Nov 11 2014 10:49 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: With GOP in charge, it’s young guns vs. the old guard
    With GOP in charge, it’ll be young guns vs. the old guard. More Utahns want to toss the Zion Curtain. Mia Love’s new challenge: gridlock. Happy Mond...

    Updated Nov 11 2014 10:49 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The worst predictions of the 2014 campaign
    The worst predictions of 2014. Speaker Hughes to take over. Tribune publishes Mia Love biography. Happy Friday. Before the election, everyone had a ...

    Updated Nov 11 2014 10:50 am   |     |   Share