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(Screenshot via Fox News) A screenshot of Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Fox News host Maria Bartiromo from Sunday, Sept. 15, 2022. Lee told Fox News that it was "overreach" by the Justice Department to arrest and charge a man that allegedly assaulted a Planned Parenthood volunteer.

Mike Lee calls arrest of Planned Parenthood protester charged in assault of elderly volunteer FBI ‘overreach’

By Bryan Schott | September 27, 2022, 1:00 a.m.

(Utah Democratic Party, The Salt Lake Tribune) Democrat Rick Jones, left, and Republican Rep. Blake Moore, candidates for the 1st Congressional District. According to Federal Election Commission filings, Moore has raised more than $1 million this year for his election, while Jones says he's raised around $3,000 dollars for his campaign.

Campaign filings detail Rep. Blake Moore’s seven-figure donation totals. His opponent hasn’t even filed a report.

By Jacob Scholl | September 20, 2022, 7:06 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah independent U.S. Senate hopeful Evan McMullin, looking to unseat Sen. Mike Lee, is hosted by a supporter in Lindon on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, as he speaks with a group of invited guests interested to learn more about him while fielding questions about some of Utah’s most pressing issues.

Can Evan McMullin’s so-called ‘cross-partisan coalition’ pull enough voters from Republican Sen. Mike Lee to win?

By Emily Anderson Stern | September 19, 2022, 5:26 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Evan McMullin, an independent candidate in Utah's 2022 U.S. Senate race, released internal polling this week showing him ahead of Republican Mike Lee by one point. Lee's campaign countered with their own internal poll showing him ahead of McMullin by 18 points.

Lee, McMullin hype internal polling showing each of them ahead in Utah’s U.S. Senate race. There’s good reason to be skeptical of those numbers.

By Bryan Schott | September 14, 2022, 6:01 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Andrew Badger, Tina Cannon, and Blake Moore at the U.S.. House 1st District Republican primary debate in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 2, 2022. At left is moderator Thomas Wright.

Commission announces moderators for debates in Utah’s five congressional races

By Emily Anderson Stern | September 14, 2022, 6:08 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Evan McMullin, the Independent party candidate for the 2022 U.S. Senate thanks supporters with his family at a rally, Sept. 7, 2022. McMullin, who is hoping to unseat incumbent Mike Lee, addressed a crowd of about 200 people in Salt Lake City.

McMullin calls Lee a ‘sycophant’ for Trump at rally

By Emily Anderson Stern | September 14, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee committed to a Utah Debate Commission-sponsored event against Evan McMullin after the independent candidate suggested Lee might skip out on a pre-election matchup.

Mike Lee commits to debate Evan McMullin before the November election

By Bryan Schott | September 14, 2022, 5:59 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Independent candidate for Utah's U.S. Senate race Evan McMullin in a meeting with The Salt Lake Tribune's Editorial Board in  Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

‘Gross political corruption’: Evan McMullin calls out Utah’s redistricting during sit-down with the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board

By Emily Anderson Stern | September 14, 2022, 6:13 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Chris Stewart celebrates his win in the Republican Primary, at the election party at Awaken Event Center, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. On Friday, Aug., 12, Stewart suggested the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's home was politically motivated.

‘Was it nuclear? Heck, maybe it was aliens.’ Utah Rep. Chris Stewart defends Donald Trump, calls for details on documents seized from Mar-a-Lago

By Bryan Schott | September 14, 2022, 5:56 p.m.

(Phelan M. Ebenhack | AP) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, lashed out at the FBI and Department of Justice for Monday's raid at Mar-a-Lago.

What Utah’s members of Congress are saying about the FBI raid on Trump

By Bryan Schott | September 14, 2022, 5:55 p.m.

(Jacob Scholl | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Reps. Chris Stewart and John Curtis share a stage with Enes Kanter Freedom at the Stewart Security Summit in Salt Lake City on Aug. 5, 2022.

Utah Reps. Chris Stewart and John Curtis voice support for Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, condemn Chinese aggression

By Jacob Scholl | September 14, 2022, 6:02 p.m.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media after exiting Air Force One, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Utah Rep. Burgess Owens joined more than 50 House Republicans who called on Biden to undergo a cognitive screening.

Rep. Burgess Owens joins letter questioning Biden’s mental fitness

By Bryan Schott | September 14, 2022, 5:52 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Burgess Owens addresses delegates attending the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Owens has submitted an amended report on his personal finances after errors were found in a previous filing.

Utah Rep. Burgess Owens criticized for inaccurately reporting who paid him and for what

By Matt Canham | October 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(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.