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    Rep. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a Tea Party town hall meeting at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) News roundup: Sen. Lee bets turkeys that BYU will stomp Nebraska
    Sen. Lee bets turkeys that BYU will stomp Nebraska. Becker says he could have handled the Burbank resignation better. Love faces heat over corresponde...

    Updated Sep 04 2015 08:00 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Oct. 11, 2014, file photo shows retired basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addresings the audience during the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Abdul-Jabbar is recovering after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. A hospital statement on Friday, April 17, 2015, says Abdul-Jabbar had the surgery on Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The doctor who performed the surgery, says the 68-year-old former NBA and UCLA star is expected to make a full recovery. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP,File) News roundup: Donald Trump hand-writes scathing note to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Donald Trump hand-writes scathing note to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. U. announces Kem Gardner policy institute. Sarah Palin to speak in Utah. Happy Thursd...

    Updated Sep 03 2015 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Jeb Bush decides to take the fight to Donald Trump, will it work?
    What did the EPA know? Bush takes it to Trump. Some Mitt donors still hold out hope. Happy Wednesday. Jeb Bush has had enoug. He released an attack ...

    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:32 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Obama hikes with Bear Grylls in Alaska, won’t eat bugs
    More Clinton emails released. Obama to play nature survivalist. Utah County finds an elections compromise. Happy Tuesday. President Barack Obama is ...

    Updated Sep 01 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: What the Bible would sound like if Donald Trump was telling the story
    Rand Paul comes to Utah. Trump Bible. The Legacy of Joe Hill. Happy Monday. After Donald Trump had a hard time naming a favorite Bible verse, Twitte...

    Updated Aug 31 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Democratic insiders say Biden won’t run
    Democratic insiders: Biden won’t run. Poll: Hatch most effective senator. Lyman wants a new trial. Happy Friday. Vice President Joe Biden has been h...

    Updated Aug 28 2015 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump waves as he walks off stage after speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: Donald Trump may be running out of time to mount a third-party bid
    Donald Trump may be running out of time to mount a third-party bid. LDS Church to continue role with Scouts. Poll: Utahns don’t want to fly Confederat...

    Updated Aug 28 2015 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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    This image provided by Disney shows a teenage Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature News roundup: New presidential candidates: ‘Captain Crunch,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and ‘Queen Elsa’
    New presidential candidates: ‘Captain Crunch,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and ‘Queen Elsa.’ Utahns rally for Planned Parenthood funding. Jeb! fundraises in Utah...

    Updated Aug 26 2015 11:34 am   |     |   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: Another government shutdown? Planned Parenthood fight revives the possibility
    Another government shutdown? Budget fight revives the possibility. State board wants to move American Legion to make way for lobbyists. Poll: Utahns d...

    Updated Aug 25 2015 12:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. A deep obsession with the story of America, who tells it, and who gets to write its next chapter , was a rare piece of common ground that speakers at both the Republican and Democratic conventions managed to share. Over and over, they spun different versions of the same notion. Romney spoke passionately of “the essence of the American experience.” (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) News roundup: Trump aide says Romney still considering another presidential run
    Trump aide says Romney still considering another presidential run. Poll: Most Utahns dislike Planned Parenthood. At least 20 Utah government workers s...

    Updated Aug 24 2015 12:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: La. GOP director says he used Ashley Madison for ‘opposition research’
    Louisiana GOP director says he used Ashley Madison for ‘opposition research.’ Herbert signs resolution moving prison to SLC. Lawmakers deride Bishop’s...

    Updated Aug 24 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Trump wants to deny citizenship to the babies of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as part of an immigration plan that emphasizes border security and deportation for millions. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) News roundup: Ex-Romney advisers fear Trump’s immigration rhetoric
    Ex-Romney advisers fear Trump’s immigration rhetoric will deeply hurt. Legislature votes to move prison to SLC. Utahns sue NSA, FBI over alleged Olymp...

    Updated Aug 21 2015 07:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the opening of his Cedar Rapids field headquarters, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Marion, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: How Bernie Sanders draws this race’s biggest crowds
    Behind the draw for Bernie Sanders’ supporters. State lawmakers to vote today on the prison move. Two state legislators want probe into EPA leak. Ha...

    Updated Aug 20 2015 12:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Nevada’s key LDS vote -- and Romney support -- building for Rubio, Bush
    Nevada’s LDS vote and Romney support building for Rubio, Bush. Herbert defends effort to cut off Planned Parenthood funding. Poll: Active Mormons want...

    Updated Aug 19 2015 11:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump waves as he walks off stage after speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: The most Trump-like things Donald Trump has ever said
    It’s Herbert vs. Johnson. Trump’s best soundbites. Dems have placed all eggs in Hillary’s basket. Happy Monday. We know you have heard plenty about ...

    Updated Aug 17 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Could Al Gore jump into the presidential race?
    Could Al Gore jump into the presidential race? Colorado mine wastewater has reached Utah. Poll: Salt Lake west-siders believe they get the shaft on ci...

    Updated Aug 14 2015 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she meets with voters during a campaign stop at River Valley Community College in Claremont, N.H. Clinton has relented to months of demands that she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, directing the device be given to the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) News roundup: Clinton campaign swings into damage-control mode
    Clinton campaign swings into damage-control mode. Herbert calls for state of emergency over EPA spill. Becker’s tough road ahead. Happy Thursday. Af...

    Updated Aug 14 2015 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 21, 2015 file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015 and some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) says 11 counterfeit characters that its investigators created last year were automatically re-enrolled for this year by HealthCare.gov. They got to keep the coverage they had, although not legally entitled to benefits.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) News roundup: Exclusive: Orrin Hatch to back Jeb Bush
    Exclusive: Orrin Hatch to back Jeb Bush. Bush to visit Utah later this month. Biskupski, Becker to face off in mayoral general election. Happy Wedne...

    Updated Aug 12 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   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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    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah speaks during a conference call in his Capitol Hill office in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, with representatives from religious non-profits who are concerned about how the Supreme Court's upcoming gay marriage decision will affect their institutions, and members of the media. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) News roundup: Tea party in 2016? Protect Sen. Mike Lee
    Punting on Medicaid expansion. The debate over body cameras. Where Romney’s aides have landed. Happy Wednesday. Where has the tea party gone? Senate...

    Updated Jul 08 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center, greets patrons at a bar in a restaurant in Nashua, N.H. Kasich will formally announce his plans for the 2016 presidential race on July 21. The two-term governor, who leads one of the nation’s premier swing states, is expected to formally join the crowded Republican primary field at an announcement set for Ohio State University, according to senior advisers. The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt the announcement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) News roundup: A Jon Huntsman type is about to enter the 2016 race
    Biskupski is coming on strong. Who is the Jon Huntsman of the 2016 race? Utahns luke warm on the GOP Congress. Happy Tuesday. John Kasich, the gover...

    Updated Jul 07 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., shakes hands with Beverly Bruce, Romney's New Hampshire finance chairwoman in 2012, as they talk with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann, at the end of the the Fourth of July parade, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) News roundup: The details on Romney’s sleepover with Rubio and Christie
    The fight over Nevada’s Mormon voters. Mitt has a sleepover with Rubio, Christie. Hillary Clinton corrals the press. Happy Monday. Both Bill and Hil...

    Updated Jul 06 2015 03:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Emails document Hillary Clinton’s struggle with fax machine
    The LDS reaches out to the Pride Center. Clinton tries to learn how to fax. Becker faces his challengers. Happy Thursday. The latest trove of Hillar...

    Updated Jul 02 2015 05:27 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) News roundup: Cliven Bundy talks western lands with Sen. Rand Paul
    LDS leaders pen gay marriage letter. Bundy and Rand Paul chat. And the Utah hate crime that wasn’t a hate crime. Happy Wednesday. Renegade Nevada ra...

    Updated Jul 01 2015 05:40 am   |     |   Share
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    Supporters of the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans bring the Georgia State flag up the steps of the Capitol, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 in Atlanta, during their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday celebration. The annual celebration honors Lee and shows support for Southern heritage and its symbols. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith) News roundup: Brawl breaks out in South Carolina over the Confederate flag
    Support for Confederate flag wanes, but backers still want to see it fly. Shurtleff pleads not guilty. SLC mayoral candidates to debate Wednesday. H...

    Updated Jul 03 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share