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    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, second from left, former Mississippi Republican Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck, left, Megan Mullen, wife of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and Dan Mullen, right, talk as they have dinner at Little Dooey, a barbecue restaurant in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during the stop in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) News roundup: Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ on 2016 this morning
    Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ this morning on 2016. Poll: Two thirds of Utahns say police treat everyone fairly. LDS leaders answer critics questio...

    Updated Jan 30 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Obama wants to end sequestration cuts, sets up GOP battle
    White House: Obama wants sequestration to end, setting up a battle with the GOP. Herbert calls for investing in the ‘Greatest Generation.’ GOP senator...

    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, where she told reporters that she disagrees with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting the White House.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Nancy Pelosi wants Mitt Romney to run again
    Liberals want Mitt 3.0, conservatives not so much. LDS Church backs anti-discrimination laws, with caveats. 88% of Utahns say education is key to futu...

    Updated Jan 28 2015 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million in 2016
    Koch brothers to spend $889 million in 2016. Utah Legislature opens with Lockhart tribute, pledge to tackle big problems. Chief Justice Durrant: Focus...

    Updated Jan 27 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks during the Republican National Committee's winter meeting aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. As he decides whether to run for president a third time, Romney has accepted an invitation to speak at Jacksonville University’s spring graduation in the key presidential battleground of Florida. Romney also will receive an honorary degree on April 25, the private school announced. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) News roundup: Mormon faith drives Mitt Romney’s possible 3rd run
    Mormon faith drives Mitt Romney’s possible 3rd run. Your guide to the Utah Legislature’s General Session. Education, energy, clean air top Utahns’ iss...

    Updated Jan 27 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt Romney gathers brain trust for Boston powwow
    Mitt Romney gathers brain trust for Boston powwow. Speaker Lockhart remembered as strong leader, mother. Obama’s now visited 47 states, but Utah ain’t...

    Updated Jan 27 2015 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Orrin Hatch, the ‘happiest senator in Washington’
    Orrin Hatch, the ‘happiest senator in Washington.’ Romney, Bush set to meet in Utah. Matheson to host Hoyer fundraiser. Happy Thursday. Yahoo News’ ...

    Updated Jan 22 2015 11:40 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Meghan McCain to Mitt: For your family’s sake, don’t run again
    Meghan McCain to Mitt: For your family’s sake, don’t run again. Obama’s State of the Union wrap up. Poll: Herbert’s approval rating sky high. Happy ...

    Updated Jan 21 2015 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Poll: Republicans want to see Romney, Bush run
    Poll: Republicans want to see Romney, Bush run. Lockhart remembered as ‘Utah’s Iron Lady.’ Memorial scheduled for Friday. It’s Tuesday. A new CBS po...

    Updated Jan 20 2015 11:07 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Senator Orrin Hatch speaks to the Utah delegation at a breakfast honoring him ( News roundup: Column: Presidential succession line shouldn’t include Hatch
    Column: Presidential succession line shouldn’t include Hatch. Camille Cook passes away. Poll: 68% of Utahns favor campaign donor limits. Happy Frida...

    Updated Jan 16 2015 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) News roundup: Sarah Palin on Mitt Romney third bid: ‘We need new blood’
    Sarah Palin on Mitt running again: ‘We need new blood.’ AG Reyes took secret trip to rescue child sex slaves. Poll: 56% of Utahns want more payday loa...

    Updated Jan 15 2015 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Republicans would be heralding President Romney’s economy
    Column: Republicans would be praising President Romney’s economy. Huntsman Jr. heralds Sen. Lee. Poll: Utahns believe Earth is warming. Happy Wednes...

    Updated Jan 15 2015 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, as the Senate considers a spending bill. The House has passed an additional stopgap spending to make certain the government doesn't shut down at midnight Saturday when current funding authority runs out. The move would give the Senate additional time to process a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) Ted Cruz on Romney: No need for ‘mushy middle’ candidate
    Cruz on Romney: No need for ‘mushy middle’ candidate. Judge separates Shurtleff, Swallow cases. Legislature could be mired over tax fights this sessio...

    Updated Jan 13 2015 12:36 pm   |     |   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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    News roundup: Voters: Let’s see a Romney-Clinton White House battle
    Voters: Let’s see a Romney-Clinton White House battle. GOP lawmakers back Count Our Vote lawsuit. People mag looks at Rep.-elect Mia Love. Happy Wed...

    Updated Dec 05 2014 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gives the keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) News roundup: Jeb Bush: GOP may have to lose primary to win general
    Jeb Bush: GOP may have to lose the primary to win general. Utah Republican Party sues the state over Count My Vote compromise. Becker, Garrott in for ...

    Updated Dec 02 2014 04:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The rise of the Obama Republicans
    The rise of the Obama Republicans. Mormon population picking up in Utah. State ties for third in voter turnout. Happy Monday. The recent election br...

    Updated Dec 01 2014 11:44 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Romney: Hillary Clinton is the ‘prohibitive favorite’
    Romney: Hillary Clinton is the ‘prohibitive favorite.’ Utah to scrap ‘show me your papers’ law. Rideshare in SLC takes a hit. Happy Wednesday. Mitt ...

    Updated Nov 26 2014 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP plans to avoid shutdown, still fight Obama actions
    GOP offers plan to fight Obama immigration orders, avoid shutdown. Utah Republicans file suit over County My Vote deal. Protests erupt after Ferguson ...

    Updated Nov 25 2014 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Congress’ ‘lamest of the lame duck’ session
    Congress’ ‘lamest of the lame duck’ sessions. Police-related shootings under scrutiny. More secret bills on Utah’s Capitol Hill. Happy Monday. Congr...

    Updated Nov 24 2014 11:23 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Why some Republicans think they can’t lose with a shutdown
    Why some Republicans think they can’t lose with a shutdown. Lee: Obama should expect a backlash. Latinos in Utah celebrate Obama’s actions. Happy Fr...

    Updated Nov 21 2014 01:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Senator: Obama’s immigration action could prompt anarchy, violence
    Senator: Obama immigration action could cause anarchy, violence. Love links up with Paul Ryan. Utah lawmakers consider shutting off water to the NSA d...

    Updated Nov 21 2014 01:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Congress’ new ‘hell no’ caucus: Liberals
    Congress new ‘hell no’ caucus: Liberals. GOP picks up three House seats. Prosecutors split cases with Swallow, Shurtleff. Happy Wednesday. Republica...

    Updated Nov 19 2014 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: 8 things members of Congress shouldn’t do
    8 things new members of Congress shouldn’t do. A longer legislative session in Utah? Bennett: Cruz, Lee won’t set Senate agenda. Happy Tuesday. Amer...

    Updated Nov 18 2014 11:18 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: Mitt Romney: Barack Obama has to learn he lost the last election
    Romney: Obama has to learn, he lost the last election. GOP delegates elect Al Jackson. Lee says GOP ready if Obama takes executive action. Happy Mon...

    Updated Nov 18 2014 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) News roundup: ‘Comedy of errors’ led to White House intrusion
    ‘Comedy of errors’ led to White House intrusion. Herbert promises Healthy Utah details by Dec. 4. Mia Love’s ‘first day of school.’ Happy Friday. A ...

    Updated Nov 14 2014 10:29 am   |     |   Share