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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 braces for D.C.’s big conservative event
    Jeb Bush braces for D.C.’s big conservative event. Healthy Utah declared dead. Former Sen. Bennett diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Happy Thursday....

    Updated Feb 26 2015 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters following a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Boehner said he's waiting for the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department ahead of Friday's midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) News roundup: Days before possible DHS shutdown, GOP lawmakers clash
    Days before a DHS shut down, GOP lawmakers clash over plans. Senate gives initial approval to Healthy Utah. Senate also kills ‘Count My Vote’ delay. ...

    Updated Feb 26 2015 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A key committee chairman and the head of the American Legion have expressed disappointment with McDonald, who admitted misstating that he served in the military's special forces. McDonald has apologized after making the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran last month. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File) News roundup: VA secretary apologizes for claim that he was in special forces
    VA secretary apologizes for claim that he was in special forces. Hatch says he has a plan if GOP lawsuit against Obamacare prevails. Herbert: We can a...

    Updated Feb 24 2015 12:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    From left, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., smile and exchange congratulations after the signing of the bill authorizing expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Though both houses of Congress are now controlled by Republicans, Boehner and McConnell are at a standstill over provisions attached to a Homeland Security spending bill aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Homeland Security ‘shutdown’ looms on Friday
    Homeland Security ‘shutdown’ looms on Friday. Poll: Utahns want to target industrial polluters, car emissions not wood burning. Who are the 63,000 Uta...

    Updated Feb 23 2015 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    News quiz: Who said it?
    Who said it? “We ought not be dictating here from the Capitol and we ought to leave the local folk to do it.” Was it: a) Utah House Speaker Gr...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 12:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, to discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility of a potential shutdown at the department because of a congressional impasse over immigration. Also seen are, from left, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. and Sen. Ted Cruz. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) News roundup: Utah’s Mike Lee is the most ‘extreme’ senator
    Study: Utah’s Mike Lee the most ‘extreme’ senator. Poll: Utahns gets their legislative news from TV. A new bill to legalize medical marijuana. Happy...

    Updated Feb 20 2015 07:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    News quiz: Who said it?
    Who said it? “The commander in chief remains bound by international conventions. The commander in chief is bound by treaties.” Was it: a) Jay Bybe...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Daily news quiz — Who said it
    Who said it? “Historically we’ve decided to punish people and subject them to negativity rather than treat them and embrace them with support. For t...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani watches  the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Times Square in New York on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. The parade premiered in 1924, this is its 85th year. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton) News roundup: Rudy Giuliani: Obama doesn’t love America
    Giuliani: Obama doesn’t love America. Herbert seeks ways to pass Healthy Utah Plan. Legislature has $100 million more to spend. Happy Thursday. Form...

    Updated Feb 19 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2006 file photo, President George W. Bush jokes with his brother, then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in Pensacola, Fla., where Bush was drumming up support for local Republican candidates. The question for Jeb Bush, as it had before and is sure to again, came during a meeting with prospective donors. At a table of Republican donors who helped pay for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign, one wanted to know: How does the former Florida governor plan to distinguish himself from his brother, former President George W. Bush?  (AP Photo/Mari Darr~Welch, File) News roundup: Top Romney aide hints at backing Jeb Bush
    Top Romney aide may back Jeb Bush. Senate to debate two competing health care bills. Huntsman ‘not likely’ running against Lee. Happy Wednesday. Spe...

    Updated Feb 18 2015 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, to discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding bill.  On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility of a potential shutdown at the department because of a congressional impasse over immigration. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) News roundup: Ted Cruz: Romney didn’t try to blow up ‘Book of Mormon’ play
    Ted Cruz: Romney didn’t try to blow up ‘Book of Mormon’ play. House minority leader reminds colleagues religious freedom bill may run afoul of the law...

    Updated Feb 17 2015 11:19 am   |     |   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: CNN host touts a Jon Huntsman vs. Mike Lee Senate race
    CNN host touts a Jon Huntsman vs. Mike Lee Senate race. House passes bill to reinstate the firing squad in Utah. Count My Vote leaders say they’re not...

    Updated Feb 16 2015 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Confessions of a congressman
    Confessions of a congressman. Herbert: I wouldn’t officiate a gay wedding. State attorney warns religious belief bill faces tough legal challenge. H...

    Updated Feb 16 2015 10:46 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans ready for gay marriage
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans ready for gay marriage. Senate committee favors bill to enact Healthy Utah Plan. Groups pitch lawmakers for pet project...

    Updated Feb 12 2015 02:16 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: 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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    This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, James Franco, as Dave, Lizzy Caplan as Lacey, and Seth Rogen, as Aaron, in Columbia Pictures' News roundup: Mitt Romney to Sony: Release ‘The Interview’ for free
    Mitt’s response to “The Interview.” Horiuchi’s last hurrah. Legislature to debate competing gay rights bills. Happy Thursday. Mitt Romney has a mess...

    Updated Dec 18 2014 12:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2011.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Why Mike Lee needs to be Robin to Ted Cruz’s Batman
    Prison search to expand. Least productive Congress ends. Lee takes heat from GOP. Happy Wednesday. The least productive Congress of the modern era e...

    Updated Dec 18 2014 12:11 pm   |     |   Share