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  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Romney would take third in a Clinton-Trump-Romney general election
    Romney would take third in a Clinton-Trump-Romney general election. Utah politicos mourn the death of Neil Ashdown. Poll: Utah Republicans don’t want ...

    Updated May 24 2016 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) News roundup: Speaker Ryan ‘not a betting man’ when it comes to Trump
    Speaker Ryan ‘not a betting man’ when it comes to Trump. Leavitt advising Trump’s camp. Herbert calls Byrne Johnson’s ‘sugar daddy.’ Happy Monday. H...

    Updated May 23 2016 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP voters don’t love Donald Trump, but they are ready to unite behind him
    GOP voters say time to unite. Utah Democrats complain about primary letters. Herbert has strong approval rating. Happy Friday. The Republican Party ...

    Updated May 20 2016 06:36 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Judge who poked fun at Trump now on his Supreme Court shortlist
    Trump’s judicial picks. Bears Ears debate takes over Utah’s Capitol. Hear from the prospective Tribune owner. Happy Thursday. Donald Trump released ...

    Updated May 19 2016 06:22 am   |     |   Share
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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 hoping conservative emerges to challenge Donald Trump, but he’s not recruiting
    Dems fear turmoil at convention. Poll shows Bears Ears support. UTA’s closed doors may cost it tax dollars. Happy Wednesday. Mitt Romney is no longe...

    Updated May 18 2016 08:56 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 3, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. Trump is now his party’s presumptive nominee, but in many ways, he’s breaking the Republican mold. On a handful of issues, from trade to national defense, Trump has the potential to run to the left of likely Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. And on others, from taxes to social security, he sounds an awful lot like a Democrat. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) News roundup: Republican delegates searching for way to block Donald Trump at convention
    GOP delegates upset over Trump. Herbert regrets calling himself ‘Available Jones.’ Facebook tries to make nice with conservatives. Happy Tuesday. Th...

    Updated May 17 2016 08:44 am   |     |   Share
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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’s push to find independent candidate called ‘suicide mission’
    Trump grabs lead in Utah. Romney’s ‘suicide mission.’ Herbert’s now ‘Available Jones.’ Happy Monday. Mitt Romney tried, and apparently failed, to ge...

    Updated May 16 2016 08:54 am   |     |   Share
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    (Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press)   in his office at Trump Tower, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) News roundup: Trump calls his Muslim ban, other proposals just ‘suggestions’
    Trump calls his Muslim ban, etc., just ‘suggestions.’ Hatch meets with Trump, will back him. Overstock founder must pay in libel suit. Happy Friday....

    Updated May 13 2016 11:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to a conference as House and Senate negotiators try to resolve competing versions of a rewrite to the No Child Left Behind education law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) News roundup: Biden would have chosen Elizabeth Warren as his running mate
    Biden would have chose Elizabeth Warren as his running mate. Lee refuses to back Trump -- for now. Obama signs Hatch bill. Happy Thursday. We told y...

    Updated May 12 2016 12:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Vice President Joe Biden, right, poses for a picture with a woman while visiting an outdoor shopping mall, Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) News roundup: Biden: ‘I would have been the best president’
    Biden: ‘I would have been the best president.’ UTA to close committee meetings to the public. Sen. Bennett’s funeral brings bipartisanship. Happy We...

    Updated May 11 2016 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: GOP could be headed for convention chaos without Speaker Ryan
    GOP could be headed for convention chaos without Speaker Ryan. Rawlings wants Grand Jury to probe Reid, Lee. 356 laws take affect today. Happy Tuesd...

    Updated May 10 2016 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) News roundup: Five things to know about a Trump vs. Clinton matchup
    Five things to know about a Trump vs Clinton matchup. White House urges consensus on Bears Ears. Utah Co. GOP fighting Republicans who gathered signat...

    Updated May 09 2016 10:56 am   |     |   Share
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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: How Donald Trump will make Mexico pay for the border wall
    How Donald Trump will make Mexico pay for the border wall. Utah’s House members vote in lockstep. Hatch praises trade secrets legislation that passes ...

    Updated Apr 05 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to congressional interns on the state of American politics and the changing tenor of the current political discourse in the presidential race, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan has weighed in on the contentious GOP presidential primary on only a few occasions and has publicly criticized Donald Trump on three occasions without mentioning the billionaire’s name: for calling for a ban on Muslim immigrants, failing to strenuously disavow his endorsement by a former Ku Klux Klan leader and fueling anger at political events.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Paul Ryan’s presidential stock is rising with possible brokered convention
    Draft Paul Ryan movement gains steam with possible brokered convention. Most Utah candidates are still headed through convention process. First gubern...

    Updated Apr 04 2016 09:53 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign stop, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Appleton, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) News roundup: Trump has done the opposite of what GOP report suggested
    Trump has done the opposite of everything the GOP said it needs to do to survive. Herbert vetoes three bills, nine line items. Trump meets with RNC of...

    Updated Apr 01 2016 04:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The two widely different ways President Trump could govern
    The two widely different ways President Trump could govern. Love claims, falsely, Owens backs Clinton. Herbert signs last minute controversial bills. ...

    Updated Mar 31 2016 01:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wis., Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) News roundup: Why no indictment for Hillary could still haunt her
    Why no indictment for Hillary could still haunt her. Leavitt doubts Trump, Cruz can win in November. Romney’s campaign prepped for a brokered conventi...

    Updated Mar 30 2016 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama speaks during the awards dinner for Syracuse University’s Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, in Washington, Monday, March 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: Obama scolds the news media over campaign coverage
    Obama scolds the news media over campaign coverage. Sanders supporters to shout down non-Bernie superdelegates. Herbert signs abortion anesthesia bill...

    Updated Mar 29 2016 10:53 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Conservative groups ready to pounce if Senate takes up Supreme Court nominee
    Conservative groups ready to pounce if Senate takes up Supreme Court nominee. Poll: Utahns like vote-by-mail balloting. Utah Democrats see Trump nomin...

    Updated Mar 28 2016 06:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: A President Hillary Clinton would have Donald Trump to thank
    A President Hillary Clinton would have Donald Trump to thank. Utah’s delegation may still vote for Trump. Herbert wants new system for picking White H...

    Updated Mar 25 2016 10:25 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP’s big donors brace for Trump’s down-ballot impact
    GOP’s big donors brace for Trump’s down-ballot impact. Sanders claims eight of 10 Utah delegates. Chaffetz wants to question Supreme Court nominee. ...

    Updated Mar 24 2016 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Welcome to the ‘trench warfare’ phase of the GOP nomination fight
    Welcome to the ‘trench warfare’ phase of the GOP nomination fight. Cruz, Sanders roll to victories in Utah. Four Mormon missionaries injured in Brusse...

    Updated Mar 24 2016 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Security experts question Utah GOP’s online voting
    Security experts question Utah GOP’s online primary, report says. Utah’s vote matters this time -- for real. Herbert backs Cruz on eve of caucuses. ...

    Updated Mar 22 2016 02:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Experts: Trump could lose the presidency, and the House
    Trump could lose the presidency, and the House. Polls show Trump in last place in Utah. All the caucus coverage fit to print. Happy Monday. Donald T...

    Updated Mar 21 2016 10:56 am   |     |   Share