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Members of Utah’s Congressional delegation are praising the selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller to oversee an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and its possible ties to President Trump’s campaign.

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After firing FBI Director James Comey last week, President Trump’s approval rating dipped to 39 percent. But among Trump voters — including those in Utah — many are unwavering in their support.

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The Salt Lake County Council passed a resolution Tuesday condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the U.S. and halting travel to the U.S. from certain Muslim-majority nations.

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Thousands of people have descended on Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, which opened Thursday, and political undertones abound in the films showcased this year.   

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Thousands of Utahns are traveling to Washington over the weekend — some to celebrate the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, others to demonstrate.

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A week after the Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced that it would perform at the Inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, one of its members has resigned.

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump next month in Washington. Reaction to the news was about as mixed as Mormon support for Trump during the election.

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Utah cast its six Electoral College votes for President-elect Donald Trump today in a rowdy ceremony interrupted by shouts and chants from protesters.

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As head of the powerful House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says he can investigate anything at any time.


A grassroots Facebook group called the Women’s March on Washington sprung up in the days following President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.  

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Utah’s 3rd District Representative, Republican Jason Chaffetz, says he won't use his House Oversight Committee to go after Donald Trump’s potential business conflicts — at least not yet.

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Utah’s Speaker of the House, Rep. Greg Hughes, has been rumored as a possible contender for a job in the upcoming Trump administration.

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People throughout Salt Lake City are rallying to protest the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

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Governor Gary Herbert defeated his Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz with more than seventy percent of the vote to win re-election.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch says he believes the presidential election will be close, but is urging Utah Republicans to deliver the state for Donald Trump.


Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin got a signal boost over the weekend after Donald Trump accused him of taking away votes that he badly needs to win Utah.

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Utah Republicans are typically in lock-step with Republican presidential nominees -think Mitt Romney in 2012. But this year Donald Trump has divided Republicans in the state.  

California Congresswoman Barbara Lee was in Salt Lake City Friday hosting a campaign event for Hilary Clinton. She told those attending that she believes Utah is ready to vote for a Democratic presidential candidate.

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Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence stumped for his running mate, Donald Trump while in Salt Lake City Thursday.  Utah Senator Mike Lee invited Pence to speak at his annual Utah Solutions Summit.

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Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign team officially opened a Utah headquarters office Tuesday. The Democrat is hoping to win over voters in a solidly Republican state, where voters haven’t embraced a Democrat for president since the 1960’s.

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Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has no plans to vote for the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. But he says that hasn’t put him at odds with his boss, Governor Gary Herbert, who’s announced that Donald Trump will get his vote.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he will vote for Donald Trump for president in November. Gov. Herbert told reporters at his monthly KUED news conference that  he’ll support Trump largely because of his vice-presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt says he believes no Republican Presidential candidate will make it to the Republican National Convention with a majority of delegates.

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Going into yesterday’s caucuses, the big question for many Utah Republicans was whether Ted Cruz would win all 40 of the state’s delegates. In the end, he did, thanks to a record number of caucus-goers who weighed in.

The Utah Republican Party is expecting record breaking turnout for their neighborhood caucus meetings Tuesday night, due mainly to the heated presidential race.

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump paid a visit to Utah ahead of Tuesday’s caucus to help rally his supporters to show up and vote for him.

Some Utah Republicans Say "Anybody but Trump"

Mar 17, 2016
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The GOP presidential debate scheduled for Monday in Utah was canceled after Donald Trump announced that he would not participate. As Utah Republicans head into caucuses on Tuesday, the GOP frontrunner is not expected to do as well here as he has elsewhere in the country.

Romney Trashes Trump At University of Utah

Mar 3, 2016
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In a speech at the University of Utah, former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for the party to rally to defeat Donald Trump.