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Updated on Sep 23, 2014 06:08AM

Lois Lerner: 'I didn't do anything wrong.' Pelosi: Affordable health care, equal pay long overdue. White House to lock its front doors.

Happy Tuesday. Lois Lerner, the former IRS official ...

Updated on Sep 22, 2014 05:26PM

Doug Owens is now on the airwaves with an ad proclaiming that it’s time to put “people before politics.”

His biographical commercials began runnin...

Updated on Sep 22, 2014 08:02AM

Secret Service may screen tourists blocks from the White House. Poll: Nearly 2/3rds of Utahns support conceal carry for teachers. Herbert's next challenge: Convincing the Legislature on Healthy U...

Updated on Sep 19, 2014 09:14AM

Are conservative cities better? Obama nominates Parrish for federal judgeship. Race for S.L. County sheriff brings in the news and the cash.

Happy Friday. Most of America's cities are libe...

Updated on Sep 18, 2014 08:10AM

Military weapons program extends to schools, too. Herbert: No pending monument decision. Huntsman eyes sidelines in 2016.

Happy Thursday. After the Ferguson, Mo., riots, there's been increa...

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 07:49AM

Huntsman, Romney may try for president — again. Utah ends year with $166M surplus. UTA caps bonuses for execs.

Happy Wednesday. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has engaged with supporters an...

Updated on Sep 16, 2014 07:47AM

20 archaic Senate rules still on the books. Mormons the most reliable GOP voting bloc. Mia Love goes on the air.

Happy Tuesday. The U.S. Senate is a body steeped in tradition, and archaic ...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 08:25AM

Pelosi: 'Civilization in jeopardy' if GOP takes Senate. Utahns like Herbert's healthy Utah plan, even if they don't know what it is. Utah state government takes a lot of military handouts.

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 07:35AM

Palin family joins bloody brawl as booze-filled house party. Utah's GOP members of Congress: We love Canyonlands, don't expand it. Vail Resorts buys Park City resort.

Happy Friday. Former ...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 07:37AM

Condi Rice for NFL commissioner? Shurtleff to FBI: Give me all your files. Obama outlines plans against ISIL.

Happy Thursday. In the aftermath of the Ray Rice suspension, there have been m...

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 07:59AM

Dick Cheney revs up war talk. Herbert touts 'conceptual' deal on Healthy Utah. Trib town hall tonight on Swallow/Shurtleff.

Happy Wednesday. Former Vice President Dick Cheney was a prime ar...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 07:41AM

Tea party strategist to head Mike Lee's re-election bid. Federal judge refuses to toss Trib-DNews lawsuit. Romney-Ryan reunion tonight.

Happy Tuesday. Sen. Mike Lee has hired the national ...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 07:25AM

Poll not good for Lockhart's superintendent bid. Five things to watch for as Congress returns. Utah prisons tell BLM to remove 1,100 wild horses.

Happy Monday. Whether he runs for presiden...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 07:53AM

Shurtleff wants his own day in court. Sheriff Winder accused of misusing SWAT vehicle. Romney calls for an expansion of the military.

Happy Friday. Marshmallows? The government is giving s...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 07:24AM

Conservatives line up for Chairman Chaffetz. Huntsman rules out 2016 bid. Draper officials quash referendum at last-minute.

Happy Thursday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz has made no secret of his hop...

Updated on Sep 3, 2014 07:43AM

GOP has 48% chance of taking the Senate. Lack of charges in Bundy standoff 'dangerous.' Utah AG candidates playing safe with fundraising this year.

Happy Wednesday. Republicans now have a ...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 11:38AM

Chances waning for a GOP landslide this year. Lockhart not ruling out gubernatorial bid. 80% of Utahns want cops to wear body cameras.

Happy Tuesday. We're now in the post-Labor Day homest...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 11:39AM

Cruz hires heighten 2016 White House bid speculation. Gay couples: SCOTUS should take up same-sex marriage case. Hatch: War may be needed to stop ISIS.

Happy Friday. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 12:32PM

GOP unveils video game to take back the Senate. Idaho seizes nine boys from polygamous sect. Lee: Get involved to fix broken D.C.

Happy Thursday. The National Republican Senatorial Committ...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 11:41AM

GOP congressman: 'Slim' chance House impeaches Obama. Paul Mero steps down from Sutherland. Audit questions UTA-developer deal.

Happy Wednesday. Most Republicans in Congress have been caref...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 11:43AM

Biden holds secret fundraisers for fellow Dems. Rand Paul teams with Utahns for Guatemala trip. Utah Debate Commission names hosts.

Happy Tuesday. President Barack Obama has raised cash fo...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 12:34PM

About 230 Guatemalans now have improved vision and they can thank the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Donald Trump among others.

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 12:35PM

Paul Ryan: 'Sure wish' Romney would run again. 41% of Utahns don't support Common Core. U.S. attorney may appeal ruling to drop charges against Koerber.

Happy Monday. Mitt Romney's former ...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 12:36PM

Spoof: Visit SLC, but leave if you must. Lockhart for school superintendent? Lee: Congress should approve major regulations.

Happy Friday. Salt Lake City officials have launched a new ad ca...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 10:51PM

Billionaires who pushed immigration reform now silent. BYU pulls same-sex marriage cards. Poll: Utahns not shifting on gay marriage.

Happy Thursday. Three billionaires -- Facebook's Mark Z...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 10:46AM

“Should Mitt Romney decide to run, he would be the man to beat.”

That’s the take of pollster John Zogby and it’s based on an online ...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 07:54AM

Another government shutdown possible. FBI director mum on Swallow, Shurtleff probe. Utah cities wind back gun laws.

Happy Wednesday. Last year's government shutdown -- which came after the ...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 07:39AM

Paul Ryan: 'This can't be the full measure of our party.' UTA officials made $14M more than they said previously. Some 60% of Utahns want anti-discrimination law.

Happy Tuesday. Rep. Paul ...

Updated on Aug 18, 2014 07:27AM

White House looks to big biz on immigration reform. Missouri calls out the National Guard. Judge orders new primary in Millard County.

Happy Monday. With immigration reform efforts mired i...

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 07:35AM

The militarization of local law enforcement. Charges dropped against businessman Koerber. Swallow's name pops up in fundraiser's trial.

Happy Friday. As Americans witness the heavily armed...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 07:07AM

Leavitt: GOP needs to stop argue to repeal Obamacare. Feds: 4,300 Utahns must verify citizenship status to keep health care. LDS Church surveying members on women's role.

Happy Thursday. F...

Updated on Aug 13, 2014 07:12AM

Utahn to lead America's largest union. Lee asks some donors to verify themselves. Poll: Lee a polarizing figure.

Happy Wednesday. A former school lunch lady from Utah will soon head the na...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 01:23PM

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman doesn’t think Mitt Romney will make a third attempt at the White House but Huntsman didn’t rule out another bid himself.

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Updated on Aug 12, 2014 07:43AM

Obama hints about Supreme Court nominee. Lawsuit filed over Shurtleff, Swallow Bank of America dealings. Owens could beat Love if he plays Matheson.

Happy Tuesday. Associate Supreme Court ...

Updated on Aug 11, 2014 07:15AM

Bishop, Stewart to play convenience store clerks. Poll: Love beating Owens by 11 points. Another Swallow associate arrested.

Happy Monday. Ever wanted to run into your local convenience sto...

Updated on Aug 8, 2014 02:33PM

Sen. Orrin Hatch gave a wide-ranging interview Thursday to the Crosstalk program on Logan’s KVNU.

Here are a few of the gems from the program.

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Updated on Aug 8, 2014 07:08AM

Video: When politicians don't want to talk to reporters. Federal judge: ag-gag lawsuit can continue. Gay rights supporters hoping for Supreme Court action.

Happy Friday. Ever wonder how po...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 07:44AM

Texas reps: Gay marriage will lead to incest, pedophilia. Herbert invites monument supporting senators to visit Utah. Cliven Bundy: God showed me the way.

Happy Thursday. As Texas seeks to...

Updated on Aug 6, 2014 08:55AM

Americans don't like Congress, or their congressmen or congresswomen. Utah appeals to Supreme Court on gay marriage rulings. State leaders look at reforming their corrections policies.

Hap...

Updated on Aug 5, 2014 08:17AM

GOP Rep: Democrats waging 'war on whites.' Valentine to lead tax commission. Chaffetz gives liberal counterpart tour of rural Utah.

Happy Tuesday. An Alabama Republican says the GOP's hard...

Updated on Aug 4, 2014 09:10AM

Romney the new consensus GOP leader. Nonpartisan elections after Swallow, Shurtleff scandal? Utah lobbyists must now wear badges.

Happy Monday. Mitt Romney may be saying no to another pres...

Updated on Aug 1, 2014 08:52AM

Most Americans don't like this Obamacare thing. Libertarian group sues over Common Core. Love fundraising off Owens' poll.

Happy Friday. A majority of Americans now disapprove of Obamacare,...

Updated on Jul 31, 2014 07:14AM

George W. Bush writing book about his dad. House votes to sue Obama. Swallow, Shurtleff make first court appearance.

Happy Thursday. Former President George W. Bush has been busy since leav...

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...

 
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