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Huntsman Ending Ambassadorship, What’s Next?

The speculation surrounding whether former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. will run for President in 2012 is about to turn into something

Matheson Hopes to Stop Military Funeral Protests

The Westboro Baptist Church has drawn plenty of attention around the country and even right here in Utah protesting at funerals of

Report Puts Matheson on “Endangered” Democrats List

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson has always had it tough running as a Democrat in a congressional district that’s widely considered to be

Politics Up Close: Planned Parenthood Responds to Criticism

Planned Parenthood is no stranger to scrutiny from politicians. But Republicans in Congress have sparked a fierce battle over federal funding for

Chaffetz & Federal Employees, Lee Aims to Overhaul Social Security

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz scored a victory this week in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, successfully getting two bills

State Welcomes Delisting Amendment But Hopes for More

While the budget bill Congress is expected to pass later this week removes wolves from federal protection in the Northern Rockies, it

Lee: I’m Basically an Absolute “No” on Debt Ceiling Hike

While a government shutdown has been averted, another major consequential vote is on the horizon: whether or not to raise the federal

Matheson Bill Scrutinizes Impact of EPA Rules

Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is teaming up with a Republican lawmaker on a bill aimed at scrutinizing rules issued by the

Politics Up Close: Matheson on Potential Shutdown

As Republicans and Democrats in Washington, DC scramble to pass a budget before midnight tonight, the prospect of a federal government shutdown

The Perils of a Shutdown, Large & Small

If the federal government shuts down, it will have a very real impact on federal employees, who will have to find another

Politics Up Close: Chaffetz on Libya, Federal Budget

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is one of the leading voices against President Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya. We talked with the

Huntsman’s Star Rises, Hatch Gets Mad

With former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s brother Peter Huntsman confirming the current Ambassador to China is indeed interested in running for president,

Chaffetz Becomes Loud Voice Against Libya Intervention

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s Facebook page has become a flurry of conversation about the Republican’s opposition to the U.S. intervention in Libya.

Hatch, AG Blast Health Care Reform Law; Deli Owner Defends It

Senator Orrin Hatch and Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff claim to have business on their side when it comes to the federal

Chaffetz Leads TSA Grilling in Subcommittee

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz got the chance to put the Transportation Security Administration on the hot seat for its much-criticized full body

Hatch’s Campaign Manager Discusses Strategy, Criticism

The 2012 election is obviously more than a year away, but Dave Hansen isn’t taking anything for granted. The former chairman of

Bennett Works With Wilderness Society

Former three-term Utah Senator Bob Bennett is lending a hand to The Wilderness Society in his political retirement. The Republican will collaborate

Hatch’s “Dumb-Ass” Remark Doesn’t Go Unnoticed

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch helped Utah State University’s student newspaper get a lot of attention this week. The senator was recently quoted

PAC Website Indicates Potential Huntsman Strategy

A political action committee associated with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has launched its new website. But you won’t find Huntsman’s name

Politics Up Close: The Arizona Experience

Today, we broadcast a panel discussion KCPW moderated at Sprague Library in Sugar House, called Immigration Policy, the Arizona Experience, hosted by

Is Sleeping at Work a Tax Crime?

A complaint against Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz about his practice of sleeping in his congressional office led to an attack this week

Hostile Cable Host Calls Chaffetz “Tax Criminal”

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz defended himself against repeated accusations that he’s a tax criminal from a hostile MSNBC host last night.

Politics Up Close: Congressman Rob Bishop

With the GOP in control of the House of Representatives, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop now finds himself in a better spot after

Huntsman’s $$, Caucus of Three, & Bishop’s Wardrobe

If former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman intends to run for President now that he’s stepping down as Ambassador to China, he’ll most

Politics Up Close: Former Health Insurance Exec Speaks Out

Wendell Potter used to be a top executive at a major health insurance corporation, CIGNA. Now, he’s trying to get the word

Matheson’s Take on State of the Union

In his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama touched on several themes that should appeal to a conservative

Huntsman’s Plans, Bipartisan Seating, & Hatch/Chaffetz Rivalry

Former Utah Governor and now-Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman earned some ribbing from President Obama this week, when the president joked that

After Arizona Tragedy, Bennett Recalls Direct Threat from Talk Show Host

Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett says everyone should remember that the alleged shooter of an Arizona congresswoman is probably deranged, and shouldn’t

Bishop Wary of Defense Cuts

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop says the Pentagon should reconsider slashing the defense budget. Speaking on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, the Republican said he

Matheson: Giffords is Bright, Articulate, & Passionate

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson called Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords a good friend of his, following a shooting Saturday that left her in