Politics Up Close Archive

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

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

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.

SL County Mayoral Candidates Debate on KCPW

In advance of Election 2012, KCPW held a Salt Lake County Mayoral Debate between candidates Ben McAdams (D) and Mark Crockett (R).

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

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,

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

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

Politics Up Close: Rep. Kraig Powell on Open Caucus Meetings, Treasurer Candidate Christopher Stout

Today on the show, we talked with State Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber City about his effort's to open up caucus meetings

Politics Up Close: Automatic License Plate Readers/Congressional Candidate Donna McAleer

Today on the show, we looked at automatic license plate scanners with the ACLU of Utah and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim

Politics Up Close: ALEC Critics & Supporters, Salt Lake County’s FCOZ Commission

Depending on which person you ask, the American Legislative Exchange Council is a useful tool for state lawmakers to learn how to

2002 Olympic Records & Romney

GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney is in London for today’s opening ceremony for the 2012 summer Olympic Games. Meanwhile, some are hoping

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Councilman Michael Jensen / Candidate Paul Recanzone

There are many critical issues on the table this election year in Salt Lake County, like canyons development, SkiLink, human services and

Politics Up Close: Democratic Senate Candidate Josie Valdez

Josie Valdez spent more than two decades with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Now, the Murray Democrat is looking to win a

Politics Up Close: Merrill Nelson runs for Utah House, County Council Candidate Sam Granato

Constitutional lawyer Merrill Nelson is looking to make a comeback to the Utah Legislature. After serving in the early 1990s, he’s running

Politics Up Close: Health Reform Reaction, Congressional Candidate Jay Seegmiller

Democratic Congressional candidate Jay Seegmiller served one term in the Utah House of Representatives after defeating the House Speaker back in 2008,

Politics Up Close: Dougall Runs for Auditor, Davis School District Pulls Book

What do Internet memes with Ryan Gosling and neon green lawn signs have in common? They’re both part of Representative John Dougall’s

Politics Up Close: Millcreek Incorporation Debate, Senator Orrin Hatch

This fall, Millcreek voters will decide if the east-side suburb should remain a township or incorporate as the county’s 17th city. What

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Dan Liljenquist, County Council Hopeful Joe Demma

Former Republican State Senator Dan Liljenquist was counting on a strong showing in the GOP caucus meetings this spring to knock off

Politics Up Close: Utah House Candidate Angela Romero, Congressional Candidate Charles Kimball

Social justice and human rights are among the important issues for Angela Romero. The Democratic hopeful for the Utah House of Representatives

Politics Up Close: New Budget Report, SL County Council Candidate Mel Nimer

The state of Utah’s general fund is being eroded by tax exemptions and earmarks, hurting important needs like colleges and universities, the

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Breck England, Rep. Fred Cox

If you recognize the name Breck England, it could because of his frequent op-eds in the newspaper, lambasting the Utah Legislature. Or

Politics Up Close: House Candidate Jeff Bell, County Council Hopeful Missy Larsen

Jeff Bell says he’s running for elected office because he got fed up. The Democrat says he’d rather be participating in the

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker and Sen. Todd Weiler

Salt Lake City’s budgeting process for next year is expected to be much smoother than in years past, with revenues up instead

Politics Up Close: U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Howell, Utah Transparency Project

This year’s election for U.S. Senate could be a rematch. After challenging him in 2000, former Utah Senate Minority Leader Scott Howell

Politics Up Close: Move to Amend, Dee Smith Runs for AG

The Supreme Court ruling Citizens United has swiftly become one of the most criticized judicial decisions in history. The 2010 ruling led