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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney at the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

In speech at BYU, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney names 3 biggest issues U.S. is ignoring

By Matt Canham | September 18, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Utah lawmakers criticize Biden’s new vaccine mandate

By Matt Canham | September 10, 2021, 2:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Malal, who lives in West Valley City, is seeking help to get his family out of Afghanistan, including his brother who worked for the U.S. military. To protect his family, Malal asked The Salt Lake Tribune not to use his real name or show his face.

‘Please do more,’ says Utahn seeking to get his family out of Afghanistan

By Matt Canham | September 7, 2021, 12:53 p.m.

(AP) Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint near the US embassy that was previously manned by American troops, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. The Taliban declared an "amnesty" across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee the country.

Utah congressman wants Biden to answer for what went wrong in Afghanistan

By Matt Canham | August 20, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

(Melissa Golden | The New York Times) Army cadets sort the spent shells and machine gun links collected after a training exercise, at Fort Benning, near Columbus, Ga., April 30, 2017. Utah Sen. Mike Lee opposes a bill that would require women to register for the draft.

Should women have to register for the draft? Utah’s Mike Lee says this is a man’s job.

By Matt Canham | August 16, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Courtesy of the Jake Hunsaker campaign) Jake Hunsaker, of Riverton, announced that he is running against Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, in the state's 4th Congressional District on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

This Utah Republican is running against Burgess Owens, points to lawmaker’s extreme views

By Matt Canham | August 10, 2021, 10:33 p.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, walks toward the chamber as the Senate moves from passage of the infrastructure bill to focus on a massive $3.5 trillion budget resolution, a blueprint of President Joe Biden's top domestic policy ambitions, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

Mitt Romney celebrates bipartisan victory, calls infrastructure bill a ‘once-in-a-generation investment’

By Matt Canham | August 10, 2021, 9:46 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, center, and other Senate Republicans negotiating a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with Democrats, announce they have reached agreement on the major outstanding issues and are ready to vote to take up the bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Utah's House members are wary of the measure.

Why Utah’s House members aren’t buying Mitt Romney’s argument on the infrastructure bill

By Matt Canham | August 9, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Doug Mills | The New York Times) Sens. Mitt Romney, right, and Mike Lee in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The two Utah Republicans have very different views of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

On infrastructure bill, Romney sees benefits for Utah, Lee sees an orgy of spending

By Matt Canham | August 3, 2021, 12:44 a.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP) In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Utah has joined the legal fight against national abortion rights.

Utah joins fight against abortion rights. Here’s what state GOP leaders are telling the Supreme Court.

By Matt Canham | July 31, 2021, 2:31 a.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and other Senate Republicans negotiating a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with Democrats, announce they have reached agreement on the major outstanding issues and are ready to vote to take up the bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Mitt Romney celebrates as infrastructure bill advances, explains some of the money Utah could get

By Matt Canham | July 29, 2021, 2:33 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the American Legislative Exchange Council annual meeting July 28, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

In Utah speech, Florida’s Ron DeSantis mocks new CDC recommendation on masks

By Matt Canham | July 28, 2021, 10:39 p.m.

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File) - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Sen. Mike Lee asks Supreme Court to abandon Roe, which would trigger an abortion ban in Utah

By Matt Canham | July 26, 2021, 11:27 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
Rep. Blake Moore, appearing at town hall in June 2021, paid a fine recently for failing to disclose stock trades.

This Utah congressman paid a fine for violating rule on stock sales

By Matt Canham | July 26, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Firefighters spray hot spots on a wildfire fire in Herriman on Friday, July 16, 2021. Rep. Blake Moore, R-Utah, is pushing a federal bill to help in the battle against wildfires.

Utah lawmaker wants to force states and the feds to work together to stop fires

By Matt Canham | July 24, 2021, 11:06 a.m.

(AP file photo) From left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, meet before holding a news conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The three are teaming up on a bill to limit the president's war powers.

What’s this? Mike Lee and Bernie Sanders are on the same side? See which issues are uniting them.

By Matt Canham | July 21, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

(Stefani Reynolds | The New York Times) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, questions Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in Washington on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Utah’s Mitt Romney wants COVID booster shots available ASAP

By Matt Canham | July 20, 2021, 10:50 p.m.

(Alex Brandon | AP) Tracy Stone-Manning listens during a confirmation hearing for her to be the director of the Bureau of Land Management, during a hearing of the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is opposing her nomination.

Citing her ‘reprehensible behavior,’ Utah’s Mike Lee lines up against Biden’s pick to oversee public lands

By Matt Canham | July 20, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee speaks with delegates attending the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Lee raised $1 million in three months for his reelection bid.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee tops $1M, a personal record, as he faces tough GOP challengers

By Matt Canham | July 16, 2021, 1:03 p.m.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump fan Mike Lee praises Biden’s choice of Jeff Flake, a Trump foe, as ambassador

By Matt Canham | July 13, 2021, 9:57 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney greets Shelly Rives, right, a clinical quality director at Midtown Community Health Center during Romney's short visit to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the North Davis Senior Center in March 2021. The Utah senator says it's "moronic" for conservatives to politicize the vaccination effort.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says it’s ‘moronic’ for conservatives to politicize the COVID vaccines

By Matt Canham | July 13, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox answers questions during a news conference Thursday, July 1, 2021. President Joe Biden has named the Utah Republican to a bipartisan Council of Governors.

Utah’s Spencer Cox ups his bipartisan ties, joins Biden’s Council of Governors

By Matt Canham | July 8, 2021, 9:46 p.m.

(Michael Stravato/The New York Times) Natural gas being flared at well site north of Odessa, Texas, Jan. 29, 2016. Leaks from natural gas drilling, shipping and storage are one of the main sources of methane emissions in the U.S.

Utah group questions whether Curtis’ climate caucus is way to ease pressure on Republicans

By Matt Canham | July 5, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

(Gregory Bull | AP) The Romneys' La Jolla, Calif., home photographed in 2013, which has since been renovated.

Mitt Romney’s massive California home sells for $23.5 million

By Matt Canham | July 7, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Republican Ally Isom at her Kaysville home on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Isom is announcing her run for the U.S. Senate challenging incumbent Sen. Mike Lee.

Meet Ally Isom, the latest Republican seeking to defeat Utah Sen. Mike Lee in 2022

By Matt Canham | July 1, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

(Susan Walsh | The Associated Press) In this June 24, 2015, photo, a statue of Jefferson Davis, second from left, president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, is on display in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. Utah's all-Republican House delegation split on a push to remove Confederate statues from the building.

Why some Utah lawmakers want Confederate statues out of the U.S. Capitol

By Matt Canham | June 30, 2021, 9:42 p.m.

(Erin Schaff | The New York Times) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, departs a meeting of a bipartisan group of senators, trying to work out an infrastructure bill that can pass the Senate in Washington on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Mitt Romney on whether he trusts Biden, Trump’s ‘big lie’ and UFOs

By Matt Canham | June 27, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

(Evan Vucci | AP) President Joe Biden, with a bipartisan group of senators, including Utah's Mitt Romney, speaks Thursday June 24, 2021, outside the White House in Washington. Biden invited members of the group of 21 Republican and Democratic senators to discuss the infrastructure plan.

‘We have a deal’ — Biden, with Romney on hand, unveils infrastructure plan. What might Utah get?

By Matt Canham | June 24, 2021, 9:47 p.m.

(Ting Shen | The New York Times) Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, in his office in Washington on June 15, 2021. A small but growing number of Republicans are coming to terms with what polls have been saying for years: independents, suburban voters and especially young Republicans are worried about climate change and want the government to take action.

What the new Conservative Climate Caucus believes, and why Utah Rep. John Curtis is leading this effort

By Matt Canham | June 23, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney looks up at the hillside homes near Draper as he is joined by Draper Fire Chief Clint Smith, left, and Draper Mayor Troy Walker after an announcement to establish a wildfire commission during a news conference at Little Valley Trailhead in Draper on Friday, June 18, 2021. The commission would conduct a national review of wildfire policy and make recommendations to Congress.

Fires are intensifying, and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney wants a new national strategy to fight them

By Matt Canham | June 19, 2021, 12:22 a.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP) In this June 8, 2021 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.

‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

By Mark Sherman | The Associated Press | June 17, 2021, 3:57 p.m.

(Patrick Semansky | The Associated Press) President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, wants the U.S. to retaliate against Moscow if cyberattacks continue.

Utah’s Chris Stewart wants Biden to unleash a cyberattack on Russia if ransomware attacks continue

By Matt Canham | June 16, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

(Christian Chavez | AP) An older section of the border wall divides Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, from Sunland Park, New Mexico, top, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Biden gives Utah’s Hill Air Force Base $24M Trump took for border wall

By Matt Canham | June 12, 2021, 1:01 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  Rep. John Curtis, R_Utah, at the Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Curtis is calling for the creation of a GOP caucus on climate change.

Look who’s leading the charge for a GOP climate-change caucus: a Utah Republican

By Matt Canham | June 11, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Justin and Amy Beagley spend time with their daughters Cora, 5, and Sedona, 2, near their home in Bluffdale on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The young couple wanted to have kids shortly after they married in 2012 but worried about their finances, so they put it off a few years.

Utahns are having fewer kids. Why that may be a problem and what we should do about it.

By Matt Canham | June 11, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, is Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. President Joe Biden said Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, he plans to review the Trump administration's downsizing of the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments in southern Utah. Bears Ears National Monument is on lands considered sacred to Native Americans who joined environmental groups in suing when the boundaries were redrawn in 2017. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Utah delegation wants to meet with Biden before he acts on Bears Ears, Grand Staircase

By Matt Canham | June 9, 2021, 9:13 p.m.

(Erin Scott | The New York Times) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 27, 2021. Lee and his Utah colleague, Mitt Romney, voted on opposites sides on a technology bill that takes on China.

Utah’s Mike Lee, Mitt Romney split over tech investment to take on China

By Matt Canham | June 8, 2021, 11:40 p.m.

FILE - In this June 5, 1989, file photo, a Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Cangan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square. The man, calling for an end to the recent violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way. Thousands of students demonstrated for democracy in Tiananmen Square. Hundreds died when the government sent in troops. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener, File)

Why did Microsoft censor images of China’s ‘tank man’? Utah’s Mitt Romney wants answers.

By Matt Canham | June 8, 2021, 8:18 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Former Rep. Becky Edwards visits with one of her supporters, after launching her U.S. Senate campaign against Mike Lee in the Capitol Rotunda, on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

GOP rival Becky Edwards slams Mike Lee as too ‘strident,’ says Trump was rightfully impeached

By Matt Canham | June 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
Rep. Blake Moore talks about his experience in the Capitol on Jan. 6 during a town hall meeting at the Weber County Library North Branch in North Ogden on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Utah Rep. Blake Moore describes scary day at the Capitol, defends his vote for a Jan. 6 investigation

By Matt Canham | June 3, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Becky Edwards announces her candidacy for the U.S. Senate at the Utah Capitol, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

‘Utah deserves so much better’ — The GOP fight is on as former Rep. Becky Edwards challenges Sen. Mike Lee

By Matt Canham | May 27, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

(Stefani Reynolds | The New York Times) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, walks through the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Accepting award, Mitt Romney faults extremes of political divide

By Steve Leblanc | The Associated Press | May 27, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Moderna doses are ready to go alongside Pfizer doses for 12-15 year olds beginning to get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Sen. Mitt Romney wants the Biden administration to send more doses to other countries.

Why Mitt Romney wants the U.S. to ship more vaccines to other countries

By Matt Canham | May 20, 2021, 9:07 p.m.

(Julio Cortez, AP file photo) In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. The House voted to create a commission to investigate the storming of the Capitol.

Utah members split as House votes to investigate Capitol siege; Romney backs it — with a caveat.

By Matt Canham | May 20, 2021, 5:01 a.m.

(Stefani Reynolds | The New York Times) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, enters a Senate Republican Policy luncheon at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Romney and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., have reached a compromise plan to boost the minimum wage.

Utah’s Mitt Romney, Arizona Democrat to pitch bipartisan boost to minimum wage

By Matt Canham | May 18, 2021, 9:41 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  Tribune file poto)    Jackie Drury drops her ballot in the vote-by-mail drop box at the Salt Lake County Government Center on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Making such drop boxes available is a part of a sweeping Democratic election reform measure.

Democrats are pushing a big national voting bill. Here’s how it compares to Utah laws.

By Matt Canham | May 17, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Courtesy of the U.S. Army) An Army ATV, known as a DAGOR, fires a small drone from a pneumatic tube during EDGE21 training exercises at Utah’s Dugway Proving Ground, held May 3 to May 14, 2021. The drone, used primarily for surveillance, can assist squads in the field.

Exclusive: Utah’s Dugway hosts massive war games involving spy planes, a secret missile and more

By Matt Canham | May 16, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP) Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Most, but not all, Utah lawmakers are happy to see Liz Cheney lose her GOP leadership post

By Matt Canham | May 12, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

(Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP) Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters after House Republicans voted to oust her from her leadership post as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her repeated criticism of former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in instigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

By Alan Fram and Kevin Freking | The Associated Press | May 12, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The FrontRunner commuter train nears the South Jordan Station on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Utah’s U.S. House members released the list of projects for which they want to earmark funding. The one all four agreed on was a request for $5 million to expand service on FrontRunner commuter trains.

Electric shuttles at Zion, expanded FrontRunner, more streetlights — Here’s a look at earmarks pushed by Utah’s House members

By Matt Canham | May 10, 2021, 7:08 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Ilai Kaufusi presents first lady Jill Biden with a traditional lei at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Snapshots: A quick look at Jill Biden’s visit to Utah

By Matt Canham | May 6, 2021, 3:14 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) First lady Jill Biden speaks to faculty and guests at Glendale Middle School, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

The latest: Jill Biden jets out of Salt Lake City after visiting a west-side school and vaccination clinic

By The Salt Lake Tribune | May 5, 2021, 11:20 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite, AP File photo) In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters as lawmakers leave the Capitol in Washington. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is defending her from fellow Republicans hoping to remove her from her position in the House.

Look who’s defending Liz Cheney over her criticism of Trump. Yep, Mitt Romney.

By Matt Canham | May 4, 2021, 10:06 p.m.

(Mandel Ngan | Pool via AP) First lady Jill Biden, speaks with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, and his wife Phefelia Nez at Window Rock, Ariz., in the Navajo Nation on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

What Jill Biden plans to do when she’s in Utah

By Matt Canham | May 4, 2021, 10:48 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Poneo Wilondja, a refugee from Congo, in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 16, 2021. Wilondja was supposed to be reunited with his mother and siblings in February, but their case was canceled, likely because President Joe Biden delayed his promised expansion of the program.

Hope rises and ‘happiness’ awaits for this Utahn as Biden lifts refugee cap

By Matt Canham | May 3, 2021, 11:02 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo)   A plane lands at Salt Lake City International Airport in 2019. Mitt Romney wants to get a same-day, in-person passport office set up in Utah.

Need a passport right away? Mitt Romney wants an office in Utah to do just that.

By Matt Canham | April 27, 2021, 11:14 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Blake Moore, R-Utah, shown in July 2020, will turn 41 in June. He is the co-leader of the Congressional Future Caucus.

Millennial caucus is co-led by Utah’s Blake Moore, who may or may not be a millennial

By Matt Canham | April 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Nikki Boliaux | The New York Times) Hikers take in the view from the summit of the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park, where the number of visitors has surged, Nov. 23, 2020. Utah received $7.3 million from the federal government to improve public lands, far below what Utah lawmakers say is needed.

Led by Mitt Romney, lawmakers complain Utah’s share of money to improve public lands is ‘shockingly low’

By Matt Canham | April 25, 2021, 5:17 p.m.

(Doug Mills | The New York Times) President Joe Biden addresses a news conference at the White House in Washington on Thursday, March 25, 2021. During an online town hall Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart shared their thoughts of Biden’s performance in his first 100 days in office.

Asked to rate Biden, here’s what Mike Lee and Chris Stewart said after the laughter stopped

By Matt Canham | April 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Chris Stewart talks to Utah Republican Party chairman Derek Brown at the Utah Association of Realtors office in Sandy, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Why Utah’s Chris Stewart got the vaccine but says you shouldn’t shame people who don’t

By Matt Canham | April 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Jim Huylebroek | The New York Times) Afghan security forces, some with uniform and others without, man a lone outpost near Panjwai, Afghanistan, Jan. 30, 2021.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney calls Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal an ‘error’

By Sara Tabin | Matt Canham | April 21, 2021, 3:37 p.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, attends a meeting with President Joe Biden and other members of congress to discuss his jobs plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 19, 2021.

What Mitt Romney told Joe Biden in his White House meeting on infrastructure

By Matt Canham | April 20, 2021, 3:39 p.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington.

Biden backtracks after backlash, vows to keep pledge to let in more refugees

By Matt Canham | April 17, 2021, 12:59 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  Aden Batar, migration and refugee resettlement director at Catholic Community Services, speaks at a news conference on March 10, 2017. Batar remains hopeful that Utah soon will begin accepting more refugees.

‘A loss of hope’ — How Joe Biden’s inaction on refugees has real consequences in Utah

By Matt Canham | April 15, 2021, 1:24 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Rep. Burgess Owens on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The Utah congressman opposes reparations for slavery.

Why Utah Rep. Burgess Owens opposes reparations as the House takes a first step toward slavery compensation

By Matt Canham | April 15, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

(Seth Wenig | AP file photo) A mostly empty stadium is seen before the Opening Day baseball game between the Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. Sen. Mike Lee wants to strip Major League Baseball of its antitrust exemption after the league moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Georgia's new voting law.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants to punish Major League Baseball for taking on Georgia’s voting law

By Matt Canham | April 13, 2021, 6:58 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) UDOT gives a tour of the state’s new longest pedestrian bridge on Thursday, August 20, 2020, connecting Utah Valley University in Orem to student housing and the community on the West side of I-15. Crews are finishing up an extensive hydronic heating system that will pump warm water to keep the bridge clear of snow in the winters, as it gets ready to pour concrete for the walking surface. UDOT will close I-15 in both directions this weekend for work on the nearly 1,000 foot bridge that is 15 feet wide to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and scooters. Elevators and stairs with small ramps to push up bicycles will be on each side of the bridge.

White House gives Utah best grade in its infrastructure report, but it’s far below an ‘A’

By Matt Canham | April 12, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

(Screengrab via grabien) Utah Sen. Mike Lee during an appearance on Fox News Channel, April 9, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee warns Biden may be planning more gun restrictions

By Bryan Schott | April 9, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a Fox News personality, is this week's guest on the "Utah Politics" podcast.

‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Jason Chaffetz

By Bryan Schott | April 9, 2021, 12:05 p.m.

(Ken Cedeno | Pool via AP) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington.

New marijuana legalization effort focuses on Republicans, including Utah’s Mike Lee

By Matt Canham | April 9, 2021, 12:05 p.m.