Not surprisingly, Utah Republicans are divided over whom they support in the wide-open 2016 presidential field while Utah's Democrats are solidly behind Hillary Clinton.

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Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. It's the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest films ever made: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Utah Republicans are divided on who they will support in 2016 while Democrats back Hillary Clinton. Hatch votes yes on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be...

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After serving six years as executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality, Amanda Smith will leave her post effective on May 22 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

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A federal judge denied the Utah GOP's request for a preliminary injunction to keep SB 54 from going into effect. Party leaders say if they don't make a number of changes, there's a possibility no...
The race for 2016 is underway. Our "Political Insiders" think Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are most likely to face off for the White House next year.

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Not surprisingly, Utah Republicans are divided over whom they support in the wide-open 2016 presidential field while Utah's Democrats are solidly behind Hillary Clinton.
It was with incredulity that I wrote a story Tuesday morning about GOP Chairman James Evans’ new idea on how the Utah Republican Party can “vet” candidates who chose the petition gathering route to...
The Utah GOP is starting to look like the Soviet Politburo with their plan to have a committee vet candidates before they get on the ballot. 
article thumbnailThanks to the Legislature, Utah is nicely positioned, far better than most states, to adequately fund transportation infrastructure -- and to reap the accompanying economic rewards.
article thumbnailThough Utah is the 34th most populous state, it ranks 20th in congressional power, according to Roll Call's latest "Clout Index."
Utah GOP Chairman James Evans is getting some criticism from members of his own party. Is that enough for someone to challenge him for the chairmanship at August's Republican Convention? Vote now in...

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Tuesday morning, I received the shocking news that my dear friend Norm Bangerter had suffered a severe stroke.  
Dealing with the news media, and promoting oneself via social media, are among the most difficult, interesting, important and scary things that public officials do.

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The Utah GOP is starting to look like the Soviet Politburo with their plan to have a committee vet candidates before they get on the ballot. 
Jim Dabakis drops out of the Salt Lake City Mayoral race after just 10 days. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss his quick campaign and our poll that shows Mayor Ralph Becker may have a tough fight ahead...

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Rubio Fun Facts
"Marco Rubio announced he's running for president. Fun fact: Marco Rubio's wife is a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader. In other words, she knows how to generate fake enthusiasm for someone who's not going to win." –Conan O'Brien  Political Humor 

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Being Trusted
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