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    News roundup: 13 words the media are not supposed to write about Hillary Clinton
    Banned words for Hillary Clinton. Harry Reid to hang it up. Opposition to the Becky Lockhart Highway. Happy Friday. No Mormon has held a higher poli...

    Updated Mar 27 2015 06:48 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: On Tonight Show, Mitt Romney has a laugh with his reflection
    Which government do you trust? The Mitt in the mirror. UTA’s agree to reduce executive pay. Happy Thursday. Jimmy Fallon played Mitt Romney’s reflec...

    Updated Mar 26 2015 07:07 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: White House florist gone after clash with first lady
    White House florist gone after clash with first lady. Gov. Herbert signs e-cig regulation. Google Fiber coming to SLC. Happy Wednesday. The White Ho...

    Updated Mar 25 2015 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Hillary and Obama meet privately at the White House
    Hillary and Obama meet privately at the White House. Herbert signs bill to allow the return of the firing squad in Utah. Dabakis considering run for S...

    Updated Mar 24 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Monday, March 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) News roundup: Why the Hillary Clinton email controversy won’t matter
    Why the Hillary Clinton email controversy won’t matter. Bennett says he’s optimistic about cancer treatments. Utah’s Lee pens new book about the Const...

    Updated Mar 23 2015 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: New poll: Most Americans want a fresh face for Democratic presidential nominee
    New poll finds most Americans want a fresh face for Democratic presidential nominee. Herbert says he’ll sign bills on firing squad, raising gas tax. S...

    Updated Mar 23 2015 06:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Ann Romney to publish memoir on her battle with multiple sclerosis
    Ann Romney to publish memoir on her battle with multiple sclerosis. Clean-air activists urge veto. Chaffetz ticked over Secret Service video erasure. ...

    Updated Mar 19 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Marijuana activists bring ‘peace pipe’ to Utah’s Chaffetz
    Marijuana activists bring ‘peace pipe’ to Utah’s Chaffetz. Residents petition Herbert to veto the firing squad. Rep. Arron Schock resigns. Happy Wed...

    Updated Mar 19 2015 11:24 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, is among the Republicans interested in criminal justice reform, with the goal of reducing the number of people incarcerated. 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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Sen. Orrin Hatch said he intends to ferret out information about the IRS targeting of tea party groups for extra scrutiny -- including who knew about the efforts, when, and what they did about it. News roundup: Sen. Orrin Hatch’s new Polynesian folk music band ‘Across the Isle’
    Hatch’s new Polynesian folk music band ‘Across the Isle.’ Utah House passes bill defining tape -- with no comment. Love meets with Obama, CBC. Happy...

    Updated Feb 11 2015 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama listens to a question during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The leaders were expected to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  News roundup: Book offers insider account of Obama White House
    New book offers insider account of Obama as new president. Warrant suggests Shurtleff was living it up. Count My Vote could be delayed -- or not. Ha...

    Updated Feb 10 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pauses while speaking at a Economic Club of Detroit meeting in Detroit Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The Detroit event is the first in a series of stops that Bush's team is calling his News roundup: Democrats: Jeb Bush is just another Mitt Romney
    Democrats: Jeb Bush is just another Mitt Romney. Oda pitches gun bill that Herbert vetoed two years ago. TurboTax under fire for fraudulent tax claims...

    Updated Feb 10 2015 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says Congress should give the president broad authority to attack Islamic jihadists, including deployment of ground troops. News roundup: Utah’s Hatch to appear on NBC’s Parks & Rec
    Utah’s Hatch to appear on NBC’s Parks & Rec. Herbert defends Healthy Utah Plan to lawmakers. GOP senator offers alternative to Herbert’s alternati...

    Updated Feb 06 2015 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Romney aide: Obama adviser ‘concocted’ election night concession claim
    Romney aide: Obama adviser ‘concocted’ election night concession claim. Obama taps Magna native as U.S. attorney. Rep. Greene apologizes over rape com...

    Updated Feb 05 2015 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In a Jan. 16, 2012 file photo, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman holds a news conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Huntsman said he's ruling out another run for the White House in 2016. Huntsman told reporters in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, that he was replying with a News roundup: Obama campaign manager: We were afraid of Huntsman
    Obama campaign manager: We were afraid of Huntsman. Poll: 73% of Utahns say state on right track. Hatch wants Secret Service to investigate threats ag...

    Updated Feb 04 2015 11:34 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP calls Obama’s budget ‘laughable’ and ‘shameless pandering’
    GOP calls Obama’s budget ‘Laughable’ and ‘shameless pandering.’ Utah lawmakers want quick resolution to fed-state lands fight. Poll: Utahns split on g...

    Updated Feb 03 2015 12:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Obama’s budget: More spending, no deficit
    Obama’s budget: More spending, no deficit spending. Utah’s presidential primary out of sync with GOP. Lawmaker proposes independent IG. Happy Monday...

    Updated Feb 03 2015 12:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, second from left, former Mississippi Republican Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck, left, Megan Mullen, wife of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and Dan Mullen, right, talk as they have dinner at Little Dooey, a barbecue restaurant in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during the stop in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) News roundup: Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ on 2016 this morning
    Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ this morning on 2016. Poll: Two thirds of Utahns say police treat everyone fairly. LDS leaders answer critics questio...

    Updated Jan 30 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Obama wants to end sequestration cuts, sets up GOP battle
    White House: Obama wants sequestration to end, setting up a battle with the GOP. Herbert calls for investing in the ‘Greatest Generation.’ GOP senator...

    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, where she told reporters that she disagrees with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting the White House.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Nancy Pelosi wants Mitt Romney to run again
    Liberals want Mitt 3.0, conservatives not so much. LDS Church backs anti-discrimination laws, with caveats. 88% of Utahns say education is key to futu...

    Updated Jan 28 2015 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million in 2016
    Koch brothers to spend $889 million in 2016. Utah Legislature opens with Lockhart tribute, pledge to tackle big problems. Chief Justice Durrant: Focus...

    Updated Jan 27 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share