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President Obama says he's "not done" when it comes to using the Antiquities Act to set aside federal land for protection. Many people think that means he's going to create a new national monument in...
Some GOP lawmakers are quietly discussing a possible tax hike to pay for transportation needs. Our "Political Insiders" and readers think that could be a distinct possibility.

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Understanding the opinions and attitudes of citizens is important in formulating good public policy in Utah.
Political communications guru Mark Harris says Twitter is ruining politics.
A new Gallup poll finds just 19% of Americans think most members of Congress deserve re-election.  
Rep. Jim Matheson has often frustrated Democrats because of his penchant for voting against his own party. Turns out, he's done that more than any other member of Congress during the current session....

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Rep. Steve Handy Question: What do prime beef and prime real estate have in common?  
In the August 8 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education will make an important decision.  I earnestly believe Utah should reapply for the waiver from the onerous requirements of No Child Left...

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John Valentine is leaving the Senate and President Obama is probably going to name a new national monument in Utah.Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss the week in Utah politics.
Should you trust this week's poll showing Doug Owens only 9 points behind Mia Love? Also, Mark Shurtleff apparently doesn't understand how the internet works.Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss the...

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A Little Weird
"President Obama went to the beach. . . . while he's vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. Which got weird when he took out his metal detector to search for $16 trillion in quarters." –Jimmy Fallon  Political Humor 

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"Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive."Lois McMaster Bujold  Quotations Page