When asked which one of Utah's Senators was the most effective in Washington, Orrin Hatch was the most popular answer amongst Utahns. However, conservatives had a much different answer.

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Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City.  Utahns feel Hatch is more effective than Lee. A report suggests improvements at state liquor stores. Business and community leaders launch a campaign in favor of a proposed sales tax hike.

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Overstock.com chairman Jonathan Johnson announced he would challenge Gov. Gary Herbert for the 2016 Republican nomination. Our "Political Insiders" think Johnson has a lot of work to do if he's...
If our "Political Insider" panel is to be believed, Ralph Becker's chances at a third term as Salt Lake City Mayor are slim to none.

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Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #251

  • By Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott

The fight over Planned Parenthood funding continues. The LDS Church decides to stick with the Boy Scouts. Plus, Donald Trump continues his meteoric rise in the polls.

Why Donald Trump is Resonating with Voters

  • By Jordan Garn

Shockingly, Donald Trump continues to surge in polls despite multiple attempts at political suicide. And while other candidates refuse to take his candidacy seriously, they'd be wise to consider the...

Weekly Survey: Defunding Planned Parenthood

  • By Bryan Schott

Do you agree with Gov. Gary Herbert's decision to order the state to stop acting as a pass-through for federal funds to Planned Parenthood? Vote now in our weekly survey.

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I am convinced many actions in the public arena are motivated by the desire for power, and I have concluded the true measures of a public official may well be, “Is power for power’s sake the goal?...
Chief trade negotiators are currently meeting in Hawaii to hash out what could be the final details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a twelve nation trade pact between the U.S. and Asia that...

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The fight over Planned Parenthood funding continues. The LDS Church decides to stick with the Boy Scouts. Plus, Donald Trump continues his meteoric rise in the polls.
article thumbnailArizona Sen. Jeff Flake speaks to the press at the Utah Global Forum on August 26, 2015. 

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Lighter Side

Not Good
"A man was arrested at Denver International Airport yesterday for running onto the tarmac to try and stop a plane after he missed his flight on the way to his high school reunion. He was heard screaming after the plane, “But I lost all the weight!” Seth Myers Political Humor 

Wise Words

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"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein  Brainy Quote