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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 May 29 2015 07:15 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 May 28 2015 08:47 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks during the Utah Republican Party nominating convention Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. About 4,000 Republican delegates are gathering in Sandy for their state nominating convention Saturday to pick the party's candidates for four congressional seats and nine legislative races. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) News roundup: How big of a perk is Jason Chaffetz’s office-sleeping ways?
    The offered dowery for Malia Obama. The clash between Chris Christie and Mike Lee. A prison site drops off the list. Happy Wednesday. Rep. Jason Cha...

    Updated May 27 2015 09:26 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Woman who ran over husband for not voting Romney sentenced to jail
    Woman who ran over husband for not voting Romney sentenced to jail. Poll: Love would beat Owens, Winder. Plaintiffs from Utah’s same-sex marriage case...

    Updated May 27 2015 05:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to a morning crowd at the Draft restaurant, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Bush is visiting the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole) News roundup: Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidency
    Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidency. Club for Growth takes credit for Bishop, Stewart’s anti-Export-Import Bank stance. Senate...

    Updated May 26 2015 01:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Capitol Police chief: Our cops will get some potty training over gun issues
    Capitol Police chief: Our cops will get some potty training. Prosecutors switch up a charge against Swallow. Hatch pushes back against HBO doc. Happ...

    Updated May 21 2015 11:43 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: ‘Draft Biden’ effort tried to nudge Cool Joe into the race
    ‘Draft Biden’ effort tried to nudge Cool Joe into the race. Poll: Utah’s congressional delegation approval around 50%. SLC spent $42,000 on Obama’s vi...

    Updated May 20 2015 06:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama approaches the stages to speak at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Camden, N.J. Obama traveled to Camden to visit with local law enforcement, meet with young people in the Camden community and tour the Real-Time Tactical Operation Intelligence Center at the Camden County Police Dept. headquarters. (Chris LaChall/Camden Courier-Post via AP, Pool) News roundup: Obama personally joins Twitter but meet the original @POTUS
    Obama joins Twitter but meet the original @POTUS. Herbert says Utah will join anti-fracking rules lawsuit. Rep. Love one of 40 most interesting women ...

    Updated May 20 2015 06:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: ‘The GOP is dying off. Literally’
    ‘The GOP is dying off. Literally.’ Chaffetz institutes 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. policy. Pictures from the Romney-Holyfield bout. Happy Monday. While there’s...

    Updated May 20 2015 06:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt Romney jokes Harry Reid is next on his boxing list
    Mitt Romney jokes Harry Reid is next on his boxing list. Herbert open to the idea of legalizing medical marijuana. Guv, lawmakers on track for Healthy...

    Updated May 15 2015 06:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    When in doubt, blame the editor
    Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has taken heavy fire over the accuracy of his explosive piece charging that the official story about the hunt for...
    Updated May 14 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to members and guest of the Council on Foreign Relations, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in New York. Rubio called for increasing military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation's economic interests. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) News roundup: Marco Rubio says America’s standing has ‘deteriorated’ under Obama
    Marco Rubio says America’s standing has ‘deteriorated’ under Obama. McAdams fires back at Rep. Miller. Poll: 57% of voters want to re-elect Herbert. ...

    Updated May 14 2015 11:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Bonfigli  |  The Christian Science Monitor

Sen. Mike Lee at the Monitor Breakfast on Friday April 10, 2015. News roundup: Utah’s Mike Lee open to Supreme Court appointment
    Utah’s Mike Lee open to Supreme Court nomination. Utah GOP chair says party will try to comply with SB54. Holyfield to Romney: ‘I can take a punch’ ...

    Updated May 13 2015 06:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Tribune to publish new book, ‘Mormon Rivals’ on Romneys, Huntsmans
    Tribune to publish new book, ‘Mormon Rivals.’ New laws go into effect in Utah today, including some liberal ones. Herbert names Alan Matheson to head ...

    Updated May 12 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/File) Utah disappears from Hersh's controversial ‘Obama lied, bin Laden died’ story
    Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh is standing by his explosive — and widely criticized — story that the Obama administration lied about the killing...
    Updated May 12 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Homeland Security chief: Be vigilant, ‘lone wolf’ could strike at any moment
    Homeland Security chief: Be vigilant, ‘lone wolf’ could strike at any moment. Sen. Lee fundraises off his anti-NSA bill. Utah GOP surveying members ab...

    Updated May 11 2015 01:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Candidates who turned presidential losses into gold
    Candidates who turned presidential losses into gold. White House backs Sen. Lee’s anti-spying bill. Mitt Romney to host summit in Utah in June. Happ...

    Updated May 08 2015 10:35 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Bill Clinton pushes back on ‘Clinton Cash’ book
    Bill Clinton pushes back on ‘Clinton Cash’ book. Utah Dems lack money for online primary. GOP SL Co. Council rejects bike incentive. Happy Thursday....

    Updated May 07 2015 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 10, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. Clinton confidantes view her four years at the helm of the State Department as her golden era _ a chance for one of the country’s most polarizing figures to jump off the political treadmill. She set a record for international travel and prioritized issues she had long been passionate about, including global health and boosting opportunities for women and girls. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File) News roundup: The new and improved Hillary Clinton
    The new and improved Hillary Clinton. Federal judge denies injunction against SB54. Sen. Mike Lee’s clear path forward. Happy Monday. Welcome back t...

    Updated Apr 15 2015 11:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Hillary Clinton to launch her campaign Sunday
    Count My Vote in court. Clinton to announce. Herbert calls for water conservation. Happy Friday. The presidential race is heating up. According to m...

    Updated Apr 10 2015 08:09 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Poll: Sen. Mike Lee would beat Jim Matheson
    Poll: Sen. Mike Lee would beat Jim Matheson. Why it’s good to check your White House invite twice. Budget cuts hurting IRS’ ability to help on tax que...

    Updated Apr 09 2015 10:59 am   |     |   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: Poll: GOP voters favor Sen. Mike Lee over Josh Romney
    Poll: GOP voters favor Sen. Mike Lee over Josh Romney. Pew study finds Mormons most reliable Republicans. Greenwald says NSA data center is intrusive....

    Updated Apr 09 2015 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney answers questions during a question-and-answer period following his address to the student body and guests in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney joked about his time as a candidate and addressed a number of world issues including terrorism, world economy and domestically Mitt Romney: I wish I’d bet $10,000 on my NCAA bracket
    Mitt Romney: I wish I’d bet $10,000 on my NCAA bracket. Shurtleff pitches himself as defense attorney. Dabakis enters SLC mayoral race. Happy Tuesda...

    Updated Apr 08 2015 12:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt Romney’s NCAA bracket winning; Obama’s is toast
    Mitt Romney’s NCAA bracket winning, Obama’s is toast. Poll: Utahns split on moving homeless shelter. SL Co. Dems to choose new leaders. Happy Monday...

    Updated Apr 07 2015 09:56 am   |     |   Share
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wants to ban grants and contracts to those with large tax delinquencies. News roundup: Is someone at the Secret Service trying to intimidate Jason Chaffetz?
    Obama launches new solar initiative in Utah. A first-hand account of Air Force One. Chaffetz’s Secret Service past leaked. Happy Friday. Top aides t...

    Updated Apr 03 2015 06:51 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Hillary Rodham Clinton listens before delivering remarks at an event in New York. Clinton has offered praise for President Barack Obama’s executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats’ favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest. Clinton is not, so far, a candidate, and she’s limiting her commentary about the daily news cycle confronting Obama. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) News roundup: New poll shows Hillary Clinton’s strength despite scandal
    The details on Obama’s visit. Herbert vetoes five bills. A new 2016 poll is bad for Republicans. Happy Thursday. Hillary Clinton is a polarizing fig...

    Updated Apr 07 2015 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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    (FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation that she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press)  . (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File) News roundup: Judiciary chairman: Hillary Clinton likely violated the law
    Judiciary chairman: Hillary Clinton likely violated the law. BYU poll finds strong support for Healthy Utah plan. Obama expected to stay overnight in ...

    Updated Apr 02 2015 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: How the passport information of world leaders, including Obama’s, got leaked
    The next Daily Show host. How Obama’s passport info got leaked. The LDS Church’s lobbying practices. Happy Monday. Talk about an uh-oh moment. An Au...

    Updated Mar 30 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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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