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    Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks during a luncheon hosted by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the the Yale Club in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) News roundup: Rick Perry likely out of Fox News debate; Kasich, Christie in
    Rick Perry likely out in Fox News debate, Kasich, Christie in. Poll: Utahns want to continue court fight against Obamacare. State, county, city leader...

    Updated Aug 04 2015 07:30 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013, file photo, Stephen Colbert delivers the keynote address during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. Colbert has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem. Colbert hosted the latest episode of “Only in Monroe,” which airs in the community of about 21,000 people. He talked with Detroit native Eminem in a lengthy segment, calling him by his given name, Marshall Mathers. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File) News roundup: Mitt Romney makes cameo promoting Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’
    Mitt Romney makes cameo promoting Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show.’ SLC most costly upfront, cheapest over time for prison move. Poll: 64% of SLC voters ...

    Updated Aug 03 2015 01:48 pm   |     |   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: Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown
    Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown. SLC mayoral spokesman on leave pending online comment probe. Poll: Utahns f...

    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:34 am   |     |   Share
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    The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: Washington, D.C. may be rapidly sinking into the sea
    Washington, D.C. rapidly sinking into the sea. NSA may have tracked calls, emails during SLC Olympics. Poll: Most Salt Lakers don’t care about mayoral...

    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Where Utah’s population would rank — if the state was a country
    If Utah were a nation instead of a state, it would rank as the 139th largest by population in the world. That’s according to population estimates rele...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:34 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 25, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally and picnic in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and the chills their third-party campaigns gave to Republicans and Democrats in turn.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: Trump says he would appoint Sarah Palin to his Cabinet
    Trump says he would appoint Sarah Palin to his Cabinet. Lee draws anger from fellow GOP senators. Poll: Most Utahns want independent redistricting com...

    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Donald Trump leading polls in the early primary states
    Donald Trump leading polls in the primary states. Swallow to face trial April 2016. Chaffetz calls for IRS commissioner’s resignation. Happy Tuesday...

    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Forget Snapchat; Television still owns the 2016 race
    Forget Snapchat; Television still owns the 2016 race. Hatch gives to Lee but it’s not an endorsement. Lee to attempt another Obamacare repeal today. ...

    Updated Jul 27 2015 10:49 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Kasich team pushes back on Huntsman comparison
    Kasich team tries to avoid Huntsman label. Biskupski leads in Trib poll. Utah could get its first openly gay Scout leader. Happy Thursday. John Kasi...

    Updated Jul 23 2015 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) News roundup: GOP debate could turn into the ‘Trump Show’
    GOP debate could turn into the ‘Trump Show.’ UTA cancels Japan trip after Trib inquiries. Owens seeks to run against Love again. Happy Wednesday. Th...

    Updated Jul 23 2015 03:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington. The two-term governor plans to announce his candidacy later in the July. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) News roundup: Ohio’s Kasich may face a Jon Huntsman problem
    Ohio’s Kasich may face the Jon Huntsman problem. Becker softens stance on sales tax hike. PAC helping Biskupski failed to register with SLC. Happy T...

    Updated Jul 22 2015 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Maverick PAC conference Friday, July 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) News roundup: From Bush’s brother to Clinton’s trust issues, the weaknesses of the 2016 contenders
    Just how connected is McAdams’ campaign and mayoral teams? The Achilles heels of the presidential contenders. Republican Party turns on Trump. Happy...

    Updated Jul 20 2015 08:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles as she listens to a question during a house party in Windham, N.H., Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) News roundup: Want to slam Hillary Clinton? Ask us first, say House GOP women
    Mayoral candidates clash. What the GOP shouldn’t say about Hillary. Missed deadlines on the prison and Medicaid expansion. Happy Friday. House Repub...

    Updated Jul 17 2015 06:54 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Barack Obama and Mike Lee pushing for federal sentencing reform
    Republicans pan the Iran deal. The bipartisan push for federal sentencing reform. Utah’s $1 million tab for defending its same-sex marriage ban. Hap...

    Updated Jul 15 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann |  Tribune file photo)  
Former Utah Senator Jake Garn, left, enjoys a laugh with Richard Richards, a former chairman of the Republican National Commitee at the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University in 2009.  Richards was later honored in a ceremony where the Richard Richards Institute for Politics , Decency and Ethical Conduct at Weber State University was named in his honor. News roundup: Jake Garn, a familiar name, is back on the ballot
    A historic deal with Iran. Ski resorts and environmentalists strike an accord. Ballots for municipal races are in the mail. Happy Tuesday. Jake Garn...

    Updated Jul 14 2015 07:01 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump finishes up speaking before a crowd of 3,500 Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) News roundup: A surging Donald Trump uses drug lord’s escape to defend immigration stance
    Trump: I told you so. Scott Walker enters the 2016 race. Utahns fear a land grab from Obama. Happy Monday. Donald Trump says the escape of notorious...

    Updated Jul 13 2015 09:34 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Obama military nominee backs Romney on Russia
    Obama nominee backs Romney foreign policy. Hillary Clinton is coming to Utah. Salt Lake City is a boom town. Happy Friday. You know who agrees with ...

    Updated Jul 10 2015 07:06 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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    News roundup: Huntsman to host his own Romney-like summit
    Huntsman to host his own Romney-like summit. Romney won’t pick a 2016 contender -- yet. SLC mayoral candidates call Becker-Burbank fight political. ...

    Updated Jun 13 2015 11:32 am   |     |   Share
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News roundup: Obama wasn’t holding cigarettes, Romney’s Park City gathering, Senate confirms U.S. attorney for Utah
    White House: No, Obama wasn’t holding a pack of cigarettes. Romney’s annual gathering in Park City starts today. Senate confirms U.S. attorney for Uta...

    Updated Jun 11 2015 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Who leads in 2016 polls? The Terminator, Darth Vader and the shark from Jaws
    Who leads in 2016 polls? The Terminator, Darth Vader and the shark from Jaws. Some school districts facing tax hikes. Corroon unopposed for state Dem ...

    Updated Jun 10 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The dumbest things presidential candidates spend money on
    The dumbest things presidential candidates spend money on. Dems waiting to hear from Rep. Miller over allegations. Utah looking at use-of-force rules ...

    Updated Jun 09 2015 06:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The worst political photo ops in history
    The worst photo ops in history. ‘Mormon Rivals’ excerpt explores Romney, Huntsman rift. Questions surface over Reyes donations. Happy Monday. Most o...

    Updated Jun 08 2015 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Abby Huntman on the set of News roundup: Abby Huntsman talks likes, dislikes and a failed Jr. High election
    Abby Huntsman talks likes and dislikes -- and a failed Jr. High election. Utah group pushes for term limits. Optimism for the future higher in Utah th...

    Updated Jun 08 2015 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: George W. Bush now outpolls President Obama
    George W. Bush now outpolls President Obama. Swallow waives preliminary hearing. Mitt Romney for FIFA president? Happy Thursday. It’s been more than...

    Updated Jun 08 2015 12:36 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: Donald Trump: I have a Gucci store worth more than Romney
    Donald Trump: I have a Gucci store worth more than Romney. Senate passes Mike Lee’s NSA reform bill. SLC Council votes to extend streetcar. Happy We...

    Updated Jun 04 2015 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks to his car to attend a fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in Nantucket, Mass.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: Mitt Romney isn’t running for president but what about veep?
    Mitt Romney isn’t running for president but what about veep? Watchdog group files complaint about Rep. Ken Ivory. Poll: Less than half of voters want ...

    Updated Jun 03 2015 01:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: 13 dumb political things that should go away
    13 dumb political things that should go away. Utah GOP agrees to follow SB54 rules. Poll: Less than 50 percent of voters want to re-elect Bishop, Stew...

    Updated Jun 03 2015 01:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Christian rock band pens song for Sen. Ted Cruz
    Happy Friday. Music is an inspirational way to garner support -- it’s worked for past presidential candidates -- and now Sen. Ted Cruz has his own son...

    Updated Jun 01 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Love presidential biographies? How about a comic book instead?
    Love presidential biographies? How about a comic book instead? Taxpayers may end up footing San Juan commissioner’s legal bills. Poll: Most Utahns bac...

    Updated Jun 01 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share