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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a speech about the state of the 2016 presidential race and Donald Trump at the Hinckley Insitute of Politics at the University of Utah Thursday March 3. News roundup: Mitt Romney says he won’t back Donald Trump
    Romney says he won’t back Donald Trump. Also, he’ll skip the GOP convention. Memorial services for Bennett scheduled. Happy Friday. Mitt Romney is n...

    Updated May 06 2016 11:02 am   |     |   Share
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    Former President George H.W. Bush, left, shows his pitching grip as he wheeled out to the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh before the baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) News roundup: Bush 41 and Bush 43 refused to endorse likely GOP nominee Trump
    Bush 41 and Bush 43 refused to endorse likely GOP nominee Trump. Remembering Sen. Bennett. Utah leaders reluctantly backing Trump. Happy Thursday. T...

    Updated May 05 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Jackie O’s Production Brewery and Tap Room in Athens, Ohio, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) News roundup: Republicans considering Clinton over Trump
    Republicans considering Clinton over Trump. Cruz drops out, Trump likely nominee. Herbert criticized over new fund-raiser. Happy Wednesday. No longe...

    Updated May 05 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrives for a caucus night rally with Hedi and his father Rafael, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) News roundup: Trump says Cruz’s father was with JFK assassin
    Trump says Cruz’s father was with Lee Harvey Oswald before JFK assassination. Utah officials trying to mediate conflicts with ranchers, feds. State re...

    Updated May 03 2016 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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    Vice President Joe Biden walks with former Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman during a tour of the research lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Salt Lake City, as part of the White House’s cancer ’moonshot,’ an ambitious effort to double the rate of progress toward curing cancer and ramp up federally funded research on the disease. Working toward a cure for cancer is personal for Biden, whose 46-year-old son, former Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden, died from brain cancer in May. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool) News roundup: Jon Huntsman says it’s time for GOP to rally around Trump
    Jon Huntsman says it’s time for GOP to rally around Trump. Hatch to meet with Netanyahu. Bishop’s long-time aide leaves for LDS Church post. Happy...

    Updated May 03 2016 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Sen. Mike Lee demands apology after Boehner calls out Ted Cruz
    Sen. Mike Lee demands apology after Boehner calls our Ted Cruz. Herbert’s ‘speed dating’ fund-raiser criticized. Dems say Trump nomination could hurt ...

    Updated Apr 29 2016 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP senators not ready to accept Trump as their presidential nominee
    GOP senators not ready to accept Trump as their presidential nominee. Rep. Noel wants to investigate Bears Ears group. Chaffetz challenger files FEC c...

    Updated Apr 29 2016 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Ind., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) News roundup: Trump may be winning, but Cruz is playing a different game
    Trump may be winning, but Cruz is playing a different game. Poll: Utahns support medical marijuana. Hatch spars with Dems over Supreme Court pick. H...

    Updated Apr 28 2016 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop, Monday, April 25, 2016, at City Hall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) News roundup: Trump, Clinton expected to do well in the ‘Acela primary’
    Trump, Clinton expected to do well in the ‘Acela primary.’ Johnson hopes to parlay convention win into primary victory. Trib-DNews lawyers meet over l...

    Updated Apr 26 2016 02:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, following a Democrat policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: Harry Reid’s last power play
    Harry Reid’s last power play. Cruz, Kasich team up against Trump. Johnson nabs more delegates than Herbert, will face off in primary. Happy Monday. ...

    Updated Apr 25 2016 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Democratic insiders: Time to bow out Bernie
    Democratic insiders: Time to bow out Bernie. Study says Utah convention delegates more extreme than voters at large. Governor’s race tops convention a...

    Updated Apr 22 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Donald Trump is terrifying world leaders
    Donald Trump is terrifying world leaders. Huntsmans buy The Tribune. Cruz demands loyalty pledge for Utah delegates. Happy Thursday. President Barac...

    Updated Apr 21 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: Speaker Ryan won’t rule out presidential bid -- in 2020 or beyond
    Speaker Ryan won’t rule out a presidential bid -- in 2020 or beyond. Jewell visit sparks speculation about Bears Ears monument. Lee ends leadership bi...

    Updated Apr 20 2016 05:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks up as he fills in his ballot in New York, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) News roundup: Donald Trump has only one path to the nomination, and that’s his fault
    Donald Trump has only one path to the nomination, and it’s his fault. Herbert agrees to special session. BYU to review Honor Code approach sexual assa...

    Updated Apr 19 2016 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Staten Island, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) News roundup: A President Trump could face possible impeachment shortly after taking office
    A President Trump could face possible impeachment shortly after taking office. Poll: Sanders would beat Trump in Utah. NRCC says Mia Love can win on h...

    Updated Apr 18 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Republican insiders to Trump: Stop whining about the rules
    Republican insiders to Trump: Stop whining about the rules. Matheson now lobbying for payday lenders. Chaffetz challenger raises concerns about campai...

    Updated Apr 15 2016 03:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks at a campaign rally, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Rochester, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) News roundup: Tonight’s debate Sanders’ last shot to shake up Democratic race
    Tonight’s debate Sanders’ last shot to shake up Democratic race. Utah GOP says it won’t comply with ‘unconstitutional’ law. Rove: Trump can’t win nomi...

    Updated Apr 14 2016 10:59 am   |     |   Share
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    Former President Bill Clinton speaks to healthcare union members, while campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Thursday March 31, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) News roundup: Bill Clinton seems like he’s ‘running for re-election rather’ than stumping for Hillary
    Bill Clinton seems like he’s ‘running for re-election rather’ than stumping for Hillary. Mike Lee eyes Senate leadership post. Poll: 57 percent of Uta...

    Updated Apr 14 2016 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Conservatives plan anti-Trump effort
    Conservatives plan anti-Trump effort. Presidential candidates to visit Utah. Kasich wins endorsements. Happy Friday. A group of conservatives met in...

    Updated Mar 21 2016 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Behind is his son Eric Trump and Eric’s wife Lara Yunaska. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) News roundup: Democrats bracing for a Trump nomination
    Democrats bracing for a Trump GOP ticket. Zogby says the Grand Old Party is dead. SLC debate canceled. Happy Thursday. With Hillary Clinton inching ...

    Updated Mar 17 2016 09:53 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 1, 2008, file photo, Judge Merrick B. Garland is seen at the federal courthouse in Washington. President Obama is expected to nominate Federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) News roundup: Obama to name Supreme Court nominee this morning
    Obama to name Supreme Court nominee this morning. Five takeaways from Tuesday’s primary battles. Trump may show at SLC debate. Happy Wednesday. Hill...

    Updated Mar 16 2016 12:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump holds a plane-side rally in a hanger at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio, Monday, March 14, 2016.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) News roundup: GOP elders meet to explore the fear of a Trump nomination
    GOP meets to explore the fear of a Trump nomination. FOX to host GOP debate in SLC. Trump has a Mormon problem. Happy Tuesday. Normally, if one cand...

    Updated Mar 15 2016 10:55 am   |     |   Share
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    Tony Dejak | AP file photo Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a town hall meeting at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, Sunday in Strongsville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) News roundup: Kasich to visit Utah
    Trump, Kasich tied in Ohio while Rubio down in Florida. Trump may skip SLC debate. Kasich to visit Utah on Friday. Happy Monday. Republicans who wan...

    Updated Mar 15 2016 10:55 am   |     |   Share
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    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, after announcing he will endorse Trump during a news conference at the Mar-A-Lago Club, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) News roundup: Donald Trump’s new challenge: Unify the GOP
    Donald Trump’s new challenge: Unify the GOP. Lee backs Cruz, says Rubio should suspend. All the legislative news fit to print. Happy Friday. He may ...

    Updated Mar 11 2016 02:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Rubio shoots down the idea of a unity ticket with Cruz
    Rubio shoots down the idea of a unity ticket with Cruz. Legislature puts aside $4.5M for public lands lawsuit. Stewart says Trump is ‘our Mussolini.’ ...

    Updated Mar 10 2016 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, joined at right by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and other Democrats, urges Senate Republicans to relent on their decision to take no action on anyone President Barack Obama nominates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, at the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Poll: Most Americans want Supreme Court seat filled
    Poll: Most Americans want Supreme Court seat filled, but wide partisan divide. Medicaid expansion alternative on way to governor. Romney’s speech didn...

    Updated Mar 09 2016 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Romney records robocall for Rubio, says he’ll help Cruz, Kasich, too
    Romney records robocall for Rubio, says he’ll help Cruz, Kasich, too. Senate kills on marijuana bill, passes more limited one. Jury rules against poly...

    Updated Mar 08 2016 02:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt Romney: Trump ‘most likely’ to be GOP nominee
    Mitt Romney: Trump ‘most likely’ to be GOP nominee. Lee blocks Flint bill, says state has rainy day fund. Poll: Three-quarters of Utahns want to vote ...

    Updated Mar 07 2016 02:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt Romney says he may endorse after March 15
    Romney says he may endorse after March 15. Will Romney’s gambit blunt Trump’s progress? SL Co. officials concerned by recorder’s health. Happy Frida...

    Updated Mar 07 2016 02:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt Romney to call Trump a ‘phony’ and a ‘fraud’
    Mitt Romney to call Trump a ‘phony’ and a ‘fraud.’ Hate crimes bill dies in Senate. Legislature votes to repeal the 17th Amendment. Happy Thursday. ...

    Updated Mar 03 2016 03:16 pm   |     |   Share