ROMNEY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ROMNEY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Romney returns to political stage as GOP prepares for midterms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835965-68/romney-former-party-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835965-68/romney-former-party-campaign.html.csp">Romney returns to political stage as GOP prepares for midterms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Costa and Philip Rucker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> (c) 2014, The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T10:12:45.435-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to the Oval Office. Looking and sounding like a president out of central casting, he nailed his lines. The crew called him “one-take Romney,” and before he...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57835965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:12:45 MDT News roundup: Josh Romney: Hey, Harry Reid, my dad pays taxes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57826169-64/trib-taxes-romney-josh.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57826169-64/trib-taxes-romney-josh.html.csp">News roundup: Josh Romney: Hey, Harry Reid, my dad pays taxes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T07:30:05.701-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Josh Romney: Hey, Harry Reid, my dad pays taxes. Herbert: The White House likes my health care plan. Rep. Stewart ahead in money race. Happy Wednesday. During the 2012 campaign, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor to claim that Mitt Romney had paid zero taxes for several years and that's why he wouldn't release his tax returns. Well, Romney's son Josh -- who lives in Utah -- wanted to tweak Reid a bit yesterday and tweeted out a picture of his dad waiting in line at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826169@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:30:05 MDT Leavitt, Romney and a nude male sculpture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57807480-64/kem-mike-feather-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57807480-64/kem-mike-feather-governor.html.csp">Leavitt, Romney and a nude male sculpture</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T13:38:26.428-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mitt Romney loves him some Mike Leavitt, and the former presidential nominee jumped at the chance to celebrate his friend at Thursday evening's A Giant In Our City celebration organized by the Salt Lake Chamber.One anecdote about Leavitt, Utah's former governor, stood out. Here is an excerpt from Romney's speech:"One more Mike insight. If you've heard him speak, you have undoubtedly seen him show off some small memento he has gathered to illustrate the theme of his speech. If he were speaking ab...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807480@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:38:26 MDT Giant In Our City: Romney calls Leavitt the quintessential volunteer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57804687-90/leavitt-romney-honor-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57804687-90/leavitt-romney-honor-lake.html.csp">Giant In Our City: Romney calls Leavitt the quintessential volunteer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T22:19:38.865-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s business and political elite gave former Gov. Mike Leavitt one massive hug Thursday evening, honoring him as “A Giant In Our City” in a jovial gala at the Grand America Hotel. Mitt Romney, the former 2012 Republican presidential nominee, was among those who feted Leavitt. The two became close friends after Leavitt hired Romney to organize the 2002 Winter Olympics and Leavitt was a senior adviser on Romney’s presidential campaign. “Mike Leavitt has stood up whenever the country or the sta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804687@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:19:38 MDT Obama: Russia is a ‘regional power’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57731084-68/obama-russia-president-putin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57731084-68/obama-russia-president-putin.html.csp">Obama: Russia is a ‘regional power’</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T22:06:51.257-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Hague, Netherlands • Amid the chest-thumping between President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin of Russia in recent weeks, one question has lingered: How big a threat is Russia, anyway? Mitt Romney, Obama’s 2012 presidential challenger, made clear his own assessment during the campaign, saying repeatedly that Russia was the United States’ “No. 1 geopolitical foe” and arguing that Putin’s aggressive stance demanded more of a like response from the U.S. president. On Tuesday, Obama of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57731084@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:06:51 MDT Ukraine says air force commander ‘abducted’ by pro-Russian forces http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57720428-68/russia-russian-ukraine-base.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57720428-68/russia-russian-ukraine-base.html.csp">Ukraine says air force commander ‘abducted’ by pro-Russian forces</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T22:43:02.098-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 10:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">KIEV, Ukraine • A Ukrainian air force commander is being held after his base in Crimea was stormed by pro-Russian forces, and the acting president called for his release Sunday. Col. Yuliy Mamchur is the commander of the Belbek Air Force base near Sevastopol, which was taken over Saturday by forces who sent armored personnel carriers smashing through the base’s walls and fired shots and stun grenades. One Ukrainian serviceman was reported wounded in the clash. It was unclear if the forces, who ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577204282014-03-23T22:43:02.098-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T22:43:02.098-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57720428@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:43:02 MDT Romney slams Obama for ‘faulty judgment’ on Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719477-68/romney-russia-obama-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719477-68/romney-russia-obama-president.html.csp">Romney slams Obama for ‘faulty judgment’ on Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEVIN FREKING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T11:01:56.537-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown “faulty judgment” about Moscow’s intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Obama didn’t have the foresight to anticipate Russia’s moves and should have been working earlier with allies to make clear the penalties that Russia would face if it moved into Ukraine. Romney did acknowledge that such steps may not ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577194772014-03-23T11:01:56.537-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T11:01:56.537-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57719477@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:01:56 MDT Romney stumps for GOP candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57708801-68/romney-idaho-boise-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57708801-68/romney-idaho-boise-candidates.html.csp">Romney stumps for GOP candidates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T21:16:55.077-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 09:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is campaigning in Boise on behalf of Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, U.S. Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho. Romney said Thursday that he is endorsing the three because they are good conservatives, and because they were early endorsers of his presidential campaign. Romney also says Idaho as a state is a good example of how conservative principles can lead to economic prosperity. He also says he d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577088012014-03-20T21:16:55.077-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-20T21:16:55.077-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57708801@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:16:55 MDT Op-ed: Mitt Romney on the wrong side of caucus battle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57601594-82/group-romney-system-caucus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57601594-82/group-romney-system-caucus.html.csp">Op-ed: Mitt Romney on the wrong side of caucus battle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By arturo morales llan</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:03.233-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am very disappointed but not surprised to learn about Mitt Romney’s recent decision to support the Count My Vote (aka Buy My Vote) petition that, if successful, would bring an end to the most accessible political nominating systems in America. It is not surprising to see wealthy people such as Mitt Romney, Gail Miller and Jon Huntsman supporting a system that favors only the rich, famous or politicians connected to Washington, D.C., lobbying firms. After all, these wealthy and privileged...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57601594@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Utah State Board of Trustees approves Romney Stadium renovation plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57614873-55/barnes-project-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/57614873-55/barnes-project-state-utah.html.csp">Utah State Board of Trustees approves Romney Stadium renovation plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T17:10:24.877-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The long-awaited renovations to Romney Stadium are another small step closer to fruition, Utah State announced Friday afternoon. The university's Board of Trustees have formally approved plans to update the venerable stadium, which the athletics department hopes to modernize with luxury seating, a new press box, concession stands, restrooms and other facilities. It's an early step, but an important one that allows athletic director Scott Barnes and his staff to move forward on funding models for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57614873@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:10:24 MDT Now you tell us: Another couple of Mitts ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57598366-82/romney-mitt-sltrib-arizona.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57598366-82/romney-mitt-sltrib-arizona.html.csp">Now you tell us: Another couple of Mitts ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T17:12:33.902-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Remember “Too many Mitts”? The Salt Lake Tribune editorial passing over adopted favorite son Mitt Romney to endorse Barack Obama for president in 2012? “ ... Sadly, it is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party’s shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598366@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:12:33 MDT Unlike Mitt Romney, Jason Chaffetz opposes Count My Vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57591707-90/chaffetz-utah-vote-count.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57591707-90/chaffetz-utah-vote-count.html.csp">Unlike Mitt Romney, Jason Chaffetz opposes Count My Vote</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span>

The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T20:47:42.871-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on Monday opposed the Count My Vote initiative, which seeks to replace Utah’s political caucus and convention system with direct primaries. His stance came the day after Count My Vote backers touted former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s endorsement of the initiative. Chaffetz, who campaigned for Romney’s failed White House bid in 2012, told lawmakers in his annual appearance before the Utah Legislature that he never would have been able to oust 12-yea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591707@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:47:42 MDT D.C. Notebook: Why Mitt Romney won’t run a third time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57580312-90/2008-2012-actions-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57580312-90/2008-2012-actions-com.html.csp">D.C. Notebook: Why Mitt Romney won’t run a third time</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T15:08:58.701-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 03:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The draft-Mitt Romney-again movement is gaining steam in some GOP circles with worries that the potential new crop of Republican contenders could easily flop and keep Democrats — Hillary Clinton, perhaps — in the White House. Romney failed in his 2008 and 2012 bids, but the chatter about a third run is making the conservative rounds. It took Ronald Reagan three tries, after all, to finally land the Oval Office. Romney supporters are giddy about the prospect. “Once a month, someon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57580312@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:08:58 MDT