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Acclaimed Historian to Speak on Politics & the Media in Salt Lake City

President Theodore Roosevelt's "bully pulpit" doesn't exist in the same way for modern presidents. That's part of the message Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Politics Up Close: Soren Simonsen Runs for Congress, Rep. Janice Fisher

Today on the show, Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonsen talked about his bid for Congress, running against incumbent Jason Chaffetz,

Ad War Continues Between Matheson and Love

With the election just two-and-a-half weeks away, having money to spend is going to be important for Utah’s Congressional candidates, especially in

Independent/Third-Party Congressional Candidates Debate Political System at City Library

Five independent and third-party candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate offered their thoughts about the U.S. political system

Politics Up Close: Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Cooke, Rep. Derek Brown

We talk with Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Peter Cooke, who just wrapped up his final debate with Republican Governor Gary Herbert. Then we

Chaffetz Takes on Administration Over Libya

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz became the face of the Republican Party on national security issues this week as he sparred with the

Shumway Concerned about Funding, Education Governance in Final State of Education Address

“We cannot have the best school system in the country and be the lowest in the country in funding.” State Superintendent Larry

With Hearing Planned Wednesday, Chaffetz Discusses Trip to Libya

Following the deadly September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya last month, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is among those

Politics Up Close: SLC Mayor Ralph Becker, U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Barron

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is concerned about the "fiscal cliff" the nation could face after the election. And independent U.S.

Leavitt Stays Busy Behind Scenes of Romney Campaign

While presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed what most pundits consider to be a superior debate performance this week, former Utah Governor Mike

Johnson Brings Libertarian Message in Presidential Race to Salt Lake City

Utahns and voters across the nation will have more than two choices when they vote for president on November 6. And one

Reid Says Romney Isn’t the “Face of Mormonism”

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “not the face of Mormonism,” according to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is perhaps

Mayors Offer Support for Millcreek Incorporation

Mayors throughout the Salt Lake Valley are lending their support to Millcreek Township residents who want to incorporate this November. West Valley

Federal Unemployment Benefit Extension Re-triggered in Utah

Unemployed Utah workers who have exhausted their 14 weeks of federal benefits can now apply for another 14 weeks as a result

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Brian Shiozawa, The Tribune’s Thomas Burr

Today on the show, we talked with Utah Senate Candidate Dr. Brian Shiozawa, the Republican nominee in District 8 including Cottonwood Heights,

Politics Up Close: County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett, Journalist Kurt Eichenwald

Today on the show, we spoke with Republican Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett about his ideas for restructuring county government

Millcreek Incorporation Supporters Release New Study Showing Surplus

Supporters of incorporating Millcreek Township have released a new fiscal analysis they say more accurately reflects what the proposed city’s budget would

Politics Up Close: Congressional Hopeful Mia Love, County Mayor Candidate Ben McAdams

Today on the show, we were joined by Congressional hopeful Mia Love, who responded to criticism from her Democratic opponent, Jim Matheson,

Sen. Harry Reid Boosts Profile of LDS Dems

Utah’s LDS Democrats caucus is enjoying an explosion in media popularity after an appearance this week with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Report Says Utah Cut Per-Pupil Spending More than 26 Other States During Downturn

While Utah is increasing its per-pupil education spending by $40 this school year, adjusted for inflation, it’s still down by $372 since

Utah Democratic Party Chair Not Focused on Platform in Charlotte

It’s the Democrats’ turn to celebrate this week as they hold their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. And for Utah Democrats,

Officials Expect Greater Success in Pushing Switch to Non-Lead Ammo

State wildlife officials will continue their efforts to get hunters in southern Utah to switch to non-lead ammunition with a demonstration Saturday

Politics Up Close: Congressional Candidate Chris Stewart, Auditor Hopeful Mark Sage

Despite the Republican National Convention held this week in Tampa, Florida, Republican Congressional candidate Chris Stewart has been here in Utah. The

Utah Delegates at RNC Spend Hours Stuck on Bus

While delegates from Utah were thrilled to hear from Mitt Romney last night as he accepted the GOP nomination for president, not

KSL-TV Meets with LGBT Rights Groups

Two LGBT rights groups sat down Wednesday with the head of KSL-TV’s parent company, Bonneville International, following the NBC affiliate’s decision not

Love: “We Are Truly the Best, Last Hope on Earth”

Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional Candidate Mia Love drew applause last night as she spoke at the Republican National Convention. In her

Chaffetz: Elect Romney Because “We Need to Believe in America Again”

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz continued to make the case for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a brief speech at the Republican

Utah GOP Chair Discusses Convention from Tampa

Tonight at the Republican National Convention, it will be Utah’s turn in the sun, even if there’s not much sun to be

Crockett Makes Case for Reducing County’s Debt

A debate over Salt Lake County’s debt load has emerged in the opinion pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, with outgoing County

Politics Up Close: Rep. Jim Matheson and PoliticIt

Today on the show, we spoke with Josh Light of PoliticIt.com, which tracks candidates' digital influence online, followed by Democratic Utah Congressman