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Updated on Aug 29, 2014 08:03AM

Cruz hires heighten 2016 White House bid speculation. Gay couples: SCOTUS should take up same-sex marriage case. Hatch: War may be needed to stop ISIS.

Happy Friday. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 08:12AM

GOP unveils video game to take back the Senate. Idaho seizes nine boys from polygamous sect. Lee: Get involved to fix broken D.C.

Happy Thursday. The National Republican Senatorial Committ...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 01:37PM

GOP congressman: 'Slim' chance House impeaches Obama. Paul Mero steps down from Sutherland. Audit questions UTA-developer deal.

Happy Wednesday. Most Republicans in Congress have been caref...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 06:11AM

Biden holds secret fundraisers for fellow Dems. Rand Paul teams with Utahns for Guatemala trip. Utah Debate Commission names hosts.

Happy Tuesday. President Barack Obama has raised cash fo...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 04:33PM

About 230 Guatemalans now have improved vision and they can thank the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Donald Trump among others.

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 11:09AM

Paul Ryan: 'Sure wish' Romney would run again. 41% of Utahns don't support Common Core. U.S. attorney may appeal ruling to drop charges against Koerber.

Happy Monday. Mitt Romney's former ...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 10:53PM

Spoof: Visit SLC, but leave if you must. Lockhart for school superintendent? Lee: Congress should approve major regulations.

Happy Friday. Salt Lake City officials have launched a new ad ca...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 10:51PM

Billionaires who pushed immigration reform now silent. BYU pulls same-sex marriage cards. Poll: Utahns not shifting on gay marriage.

Happy Thursday. Three billionaires -- Facebook's Mark Z...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 10:46AM

“Should Mitt Romney decide to run, he would be the man to beat.”

That’s the take of pollster John Zogby and it’s based on an online ...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 07:54AM

Another government shutdown possible. FBI director mum on Swallow, Shurtleff probe. Utah cities wind back gun laws.

Happy Wednesday. Last year's government shutdown -- which came after the ...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 07:39AM

Paul Ryan: 'This can't be the full measure of our party.' UTA officials made $14M more than they said previously. Some 60% of Utahns want anti-discrimination law.

Happy Tuesday. Rep. Paul ...

Updated on Aug 18, 2014 07:27AM

White House looks to big biz on immigration reform. Missouri calls out the National Guard. Judge orders new primary in Millard County.

Happy Monday. With immigration reform efforts mired i...

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 07:35AM

The militarization of local law enforcement. Charges dropped against businessman Koerber. Swallow's name pops up in fundraiser's trial.

Happy Friday. As Americans witness the heavily armed...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 07:07AM

Leavitt: GOP needs to stop argue to repeal Obamacare. Feds: 4,300 Utahns must verify citizenship status to keep health care. LDS Church surveying members on women's role.

Happy Thursday. F...

Updated on Aug 13, 2014 07:12AM

Utahn to lead America's largest union. Lee asks some donors to verify themselves. Poll: Lee a polarizing figure.

Happy Wednesday. A former school lunch lady from Utah will soon head the na...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 01:23PM

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman doesn’t think Mitt Romney will make a third attempt at the White House but Huntsman didn’t rule out another bid himself.

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 07:43AM

Obama hints about Supreme Court nominee. Lawsuit filed over Shurtleff, Swallow Bank of America dealings. Owens could beat Love if he plays Matheson.

Happy Tuesday. Associate Supreme Court ...

Updated on Aug 11, 2014 07:15AM

Bishop, Stewart to play convenience store clerks. Poll: Love beating Owens by 11 points. Another Swallow associate arrested.

Happy Monday. Ever wanted to run into your local convenience sto...

Updated on Aug 8, 2014 02:33PM

Sen. Orrin Hatch gave a wide-ranging interview Thursday to the Crosstalk program on Logan’s KVNU.

Here are a few of the gems from the program.


Updated on Aug 8, 2014 07:08AM

Video: When politicians don't want to talk to reporters. Federal judge: ag-gag lawsuit can continue. Gay rights supporters hoping for Supreme Court action.

Happy Friday. Ever wonder how po...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 07:44AM

Texas reps: Gay marriage will lead to incest, pedophilia. Herbert invites monument supporting senators to visit Utah. Cliven Bundy: God showed me the way.

Happy Thursday. As Texas seeks to...

Updated on Aug 6, 2014 08:55AM

Americans don't like Congress, or their congressmen or congresswomen. Utah appeals to Supreme Court on gay marriage rulings. State leaders look at reforming their corrections policies.


Updated on Aug 5, 2014 08:17AM

GOP Rep: Democrats waging 'war on whites.' Valentine to lead tax commission. Chaffetz gives liberal counterpart tour of rural Utah.

Happy Tuesday. An Alabama Republican says the GOP's hard...

Updated on Aug 4, 2014 09:10AM

Romney the new consensus GOP leader. Nonpartisan elections after Swallow, Shurtleff scandal? Utah lobbyists must now wear badges.

Happy Monday. Mitt Romney may be saying no to another pres...

Updated on Aug 1, 2014 08:52AM

Most Americans don't like this Obamacare thing. Libertarian group sues over Common Core. Love fundraising off Owens' poll.

Happy Friday. A majority of Americans now disapprove of Obamacare,...

Updated on Jul 31, 2014 07:14AM

George W. Bush writing book about his dad. House votes to sue Obama. Swallow, Shurtleff make first court appearance.

Happy Thursday. Former President George W. Bush has been busy since leav...

Updated on Jul 30, 2014 08:18AM

How Mitt Romney spent his summer vacation. Herbert names former BYU athletic director as GOED head. Swallow, Shurtleff face court hearing.

Happy Wednesday. So how did Mitt Romney spend his...

Updated on Jul 29, 2014 07:58AM

Poll: Clinton would beat Romney. Owens poll says he's close. SLC wants streetcar.

Happy Tuesday. Should the election be held today, Mitt Romney would trounce President Barack Obama. But, R...

Updated on Jul 28, 2014 07:43AM

Forecast: GOP has 60% shot of taking the Senate. Trial over Oklahoma City bombing docs starts today. NY Times looks at the Trib-DNews battle.

Happy Monday. Republicans have the advantage r...

Updated on Jul 23, 2014 07:32AM

Cruz: Vampire massacre of fictional supporters sucks. Herbert pushes for action on border. Tar-sands protesters released from jail.

Happy Wednesday. The latest episode of "True Blood" feat...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 07:37AM

GOP uses Romney strategy against Dems. Warren Jeffs' letter to lawmakers. Trib/DNews case pushed to September.

Happy Tuesday. Democrats in 2012 tried to paint Mitt Romney as rich and there...

Updated on Jul 21, 2014 08:03AM

'This can't wait!' Political emails get weird. SCOTUS grants Utah stay. Airport remodel could boost Utah's economy.

Happy Monday. Does this get your attention: "Can we chat real quick?" or ...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 08:12AM

The Elizabeth Warren fantasy. Swallow, Shurtleff face court dates. ACLU files response to Utah's same-sex marriage brief.

Happy Friday. There are those progressives who aren't super excited...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 07:14AM

GOP likely to take Senate, keep House. Utah seeks SCOTUS stay on same-sex marriage ban. Experts weigh in on Shurtleff, Swallow evidence.

Happy Thursday. Things are not looking good for Sen...

Updated on Jul 16, 2014 08:45AM

Obama: Don't get me impeached over immigration. Shurtleff, Swallow charged. 'Sad day in Utah history.'

Happy Wednesday. 'Twas a big day in Utah politics yesterday, and we've rounded up all...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 07:44AM

Immigration becomes No. 1 focus in Washington. Local governments collected $100M less than they should. Love still raking in cash.

Happy Tuesday. Immigration was expected to be an issue th...

Updated on Jul 14, 2014 07:05AM

Poll: GOP favors Supreme Court; Dems lost faith. Herbert new NGA VP. Mormons no fan of Obama.

Happy Monday. Republicans gave the Supreme Court a 30 percent approval rating last year, but h...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 02:05PM

Sen. Mike Lee said his LDS faith affects how he serves in public office, but that doesn’t mean fellow Mormons will necessarily agree with his brand of conservative politics or...

Updated on Jul 11, 2014 07:32AM

GOP to GOP: Immigration inaction will hurt party. Boehner sues Obama. Retail sales in SLC downtown on the rise.

Happy Friday. House Republicans have blocked movement on a comprehensive imm...

Updated on Jul 10, 2014 07:35AM

When members of Congress vote the wrong way. Utah takes same-sex marriage to the Supremes. Trib/DNews owners want lawsuit tossed.

Happy Thursday. Members of Congress are just like us: they...

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 07:09AM

D.C. media diss RNC's Cleveland pick. Hemp oil permits available now. Gay rights groups drop support of gay rights bill.

Happy Wednesday. It's official: Republicans are going to Cleveland f...

Updated on Jul 8, 2014 08:14AM

'Romney Was Right' bumper sticker for $5. Indicted businessman wants Swallow, Shurtleff to testify. Dems leading the cash race in Utah.

Happy Tuesday. Think Mitt Romney was right all along...

Updated on Jul 7, 2014 07:19AM

Obama could win by losing the Senate. Ordain Women followers fear retribution. Same-sex marriage supporters raising funds for lawsuit.

Happy Monday. Democrats are fearing they could lose t...

Updated on Jul 3, 2014 07:54AM

What you know about July 4 is wrong. Primary saw 10 percent turnout in SL Co. KCPW raises much-needed cash.

Happy Thursday. Tomorrow is America's birthday. Or is it? What you think you kno...

Updated on Jul 2, 2014 08:30AM

How the Supreme Court changed America. A new face in the Swallow, Shurtleff investigation. Lee agrees with radio host that birth control is for 'recreational behavior.'

Happy Wednesday. Th...

Updated on Jul 1, 2014 07:46AM

Mike Lee: Obama will start program to pay for birth control. AG's office misses 10th Circuit deadline. Kate Kelly to appeal excommunication.

Happy Tuesday. In the aftermath of the Supreme ...

Updated on Jun 30, 2014 07:58AM

The top 10 Republicans likely to run for president. LDS Church: Priesthood only for men. Chaffetz takes a tour of the liberal side.

Happy Monday. No, Mitt Romney isn't running for presiden...

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 10:10AM
Washington - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has had private conversations about the excommunication of Kate Kelly, who founded a movement to ordain women in the LDS Church, but Reid declined to say...

Updated on Jun 27, 2014 06:07AM

EPA hunting for serial pooper. Lee vindicated by Supreme Court ruling. FEC complaint filed against Lee.

Happy Friday. Put down your cereal to read this: The Denver office of the Environmen...

Updated on Jun 26, 2014 05:52AM

Hillary Clinton: I'm not Mitt Romney. All the 10th Circuit ruling coverage. Herbert to run in '16.

Happy Thursday. Hillary Clinton says she's not Mitt Romney, and that she's not stuck in a...

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