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Francis Wilkinson: The liberal case for President Mike Pence

Some conservatives might take comfort in the prospect — wish, really — of a President Mike Pence assuming office before the current occupant's term is...

Utah's Mike Lee criticizes Trump's comments defending white supremacists

Steve Griffin | The Rep. Mia Love ... Mike Lee was the first and only member of Utah's congressional delegation to pointedly criticize President...

Provo mayor forges an early lead in Republican primary for Chaffetz's seat

In the reliably red district, where registered Republican voters outnumber Democrats nearly six-to-one, the conservative nominee will be well-positioned to win the Nov. 7 general...

Noel lining up conservative backers in push to head BLM | The Salt ...

State Rep. Mike Noel is rallying conservative leaders in Utah and around the West, pulling out the stops in his bid to become President-elect Donald...

Utah delegate went to Cleveland uncertain about Trump. She left ready to vote for him.

(Trent Nelson | The ) Aimee Winder Newton, Salt Lake County councilwoman and a member of the Utah delegation, has concerns about Donald Trump's statements...

Trump allegedly vetting Gingrich, Christie, Pence for VP

File-This March 8, 2014, file photo shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md. Presumptive...

Utah's not the only place where Trump has a Mormon problem

That has turned one of the nation's most conservative states into an interesting presidential bellwether. "I wouldn't expect Trump to lose in Utah but the...

Utah Sen. Mike Lee holds advantage over two Democratic challengers in primary fight

Either way, Lee has a decisive advantage, according to a new -Hinckley Institute of Politics poll of likely November voters. If the general election were...

Utah County has 'grown up' and is getting its first brewery since before Prohibition

Until it can brew on site, Strap Tank is operating as a restaurant/bar and making do with a collaboration beer that head brewer Mike Dymowski...

Former PM Brown urges Labour to vote for EU

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has long criticized the EU, and some Labour members feel Corbyn has not made a strong case for staying in the...

Salt Lake County budget in sound shape at midyear

Mayor Ben McAdams didn't tinker much with Salt Lake County's $1.1 billion budget in a midyear fiscal presentation to the County Council on Tuesday. Leaving...

Washington Post Op-ed: A fight to abolish the death penalty, led by conservatives

Religiously committed conservative activists have received a number of boosts over the past few decades, including Pope John Paul II's declaration of Catholic opposition to...

Letter: Sentencing reform helps Utah families

Mike Lee agrees. As noted in the recent Tribune editorial, "Mike Lee can do bipartisan when he wants to," the Utah senator advocated for S2123,...

Utah Jazz officials say renovation project will be boon to local economy

And as the Larry H. Miller Group, owners of the NBA franchise, plan for a $100 million renovation of the arena, officials expect the investment...

Op-ed: John Williams left an indelible mark on us with acts both large and small

In our historically conservative community, John managed to break down barriers and promote tolerance of all people regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation and...

Rolly: One conservative's hero is another's villain

But one organization, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, stresses issues that best support business, which is that organization's goal, while the other, Utah GrassRoots.org,...

News roundup: Republican delegates searching for way to block Donald Trump at convention

(blog) (blog)The Orrin Hatchs and John McCains of the Republican Party may be getting behind Donald Trump, but there's a group of GOP delegates...

Bob Bennett, longtime Utah senator, dies at 82

On the tangible, bring-the-bacon-home-to-Utah front, there was federal funding for a controversial, but now-popular light-rail system; big-dollar highway construction that included rebuilding I-15 through Salt...

Utah Republican leaders lining up

Salt Lake Tribune - reluctantly - behind TrumpSalt Lake TribuneBy THOMAS BURR | and Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune connect ... "We must unite...

News roundup: Harry Reid's last power play

(blog)Nationally: Right-wing conservative Charles Koch called Donald Trump's plan to make Muslims register "reminiscent of Nazi Germany" [Politico] and said he'd be open to...

Letter: 'Take back' decency in governing, not public lands

Several front groups supported by the money and philosophy of outside billionaires operate in Utah. Americans for Prosperity praises and directs our local legislators. FreedomWorks...

Study: How Utah voters and guv candidates compare

(Lennie Mahler | The ) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vaughn Cook answers questions from the audience at a Utah Foundation luncheon Thursday, March 24, 2016, at...

News roundup: Conservative groups ready to pounce if Senate takes up Supreme Court nominee

Conservative action groups are galvanized by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's quick and forceful insistence that the Senate will not take up a high court...

Pyle: Four years later, Paul Ryan gets it

By GEORGE PYLE | The connect .... A few conservative politicians, including Ryan and our own Mike Lee, have now figured out that based...

Utah Dems, Republicans see huge turnout for presidential caucuses

At Clayton Middle School on the east side of Salt Lake City, Debra Walker, a business analyst, had just filled out her ballot in support...

Rolly: Does Hatch's stance on court nominee portend another run in 2018?

By PAUL ROLLY | The connect .... Mike Lee that would change the draconian mandatory-minimum sentences judges are forced to impose in certain drug...

Be it resolved: Utah lawmakers love resolutions, even sing one

Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, said its hip-hop music has captivated America's youth, spurring renewed interest in American history. The conservative Ivory dressed as Hamilton...

Carson spent heavily on consultants, lightly on campaigning

All told, the Carson campaign turned over at least one-quarter of the money it raised — $16 million — to fundraising and marketing firms owned...

Milbank: The ugly political spectacle around Scalia's death

NewsweekThe conservative Twitterverse erupted with demands that the Senate refuse to confirm anybody nominated by President Obama to replace Scalia. Conservative firebrand Ted Cruz, the...

Hunt: Bush's journey from front-runner to straggler

... was a conservative reform governor. Policy expertise, including from influential social right leaders, was brushed aside. The campaign then decided that the super PAC,...

Will: Keep an eye on Chris Christie

Almost all Republicans (93 percent) and self-described conservatives (82 percent) voted for Mitt Romney, but that wasn't enough. Even if Mr. Romney had won every...

News roundup: The top 12 biggest moments of the GOP debate

(blog)Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has named Mike Reberg director of public utilities. [Trib] Her decree in November that all staff members submit...

Dionne: Rubio's strategically gloomy detour

The conservative writer Mitchell Blatt sensed this when he called Rubio "the Republican Barack Obama." He meant it as a compliment. ... Trump is a...

Letter: Utah delegation offers same lame gun rhetoric

Don't you remember; Mike Lee is the constitutional law expert. For constitutional law .... You sound like my conservative, gun-owning friends who haven't even bothered...

GOP candidates pitch conservative path to fight poverty

9, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Republican presidential candidates say the party must do more to convince poor Americans that conservative policies and not an active...

Debate: Conservative vs. conservative on solar power

Look who's the major share holder in SunPower Corp, it's an oil company. The utility companies are bracing for this change, they will do all...

Milbank: Republican candidates flirt with lawbreakers

A few months ago, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and others rushed to defend Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to obey federal...

Farewell: Notable Utahns who died in 2015

John Preston Creer • A former Salt Lake County commissioner who unsuccessfully pursued the Democratic nomination for governor in 1976, died Jan. 30 in Salt...

Planned Parenthood appeals Utah funding cut

(Francisco Kjolseth | The ) Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks to a crowd of supporters at the Capitol rotunda following his recent decision to remove...

Utah Effect: By one gauge Eagle Mountain among nation's most conservative cities

(blog) (blog)Money and politics » Salt Lake City and Park City are Utah's liberal outliers. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Email Print Single page. Share...

Gay leader huddles with Mormon officials, finds 'genuine empathy and concern' in wake of policy

(blog) (blog)dave thewave. 'Defenders of marriage' . . . . ? Are you kidding me? Defending marriage from what? So Proud Conservative, tell me,...

Letter: Utah 'conservatives' vote with Pelosi

Chris Stewart, Jason Chaffetz, Mia Love and Rob Bishop all voted for the bill (only Mike Lee voted against it). It is a spending bill...

Robinson: The case of the disintegrating GOP

Now, since Trump opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact (as does Mike Huckabee), other candidates have had to mumble about waiting to see the details before...

News roundup: Poll: Most Utahns oppose Trump's Muslim ban; third back it

Derek Monson, a policy director at conservative policy think tank Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, tells why he believes it's time to make the...

Cruz, not Trump, looking like GOP favorite for 2016

Cruz's money is also what separates him from other candidates who had secured the mantle of "most conservative candidate in the primary." Former Arkansas governor...

Utah Sen. Mike Lee first to collect signatures and go through convention

Lee is one of the most conservative members of Congress and he rode strong tea-party support in the state convention in 2010 to defeat three-term...

Salt Lake County's good credit is paying dividends

By MIKE GORRELL | The connect. First Published 7 ... Eventually that trail will connect with the Jordan River Trail, which had two sections...

Hill Democrats seek spotlight to curb terror suspects' guns

Mike Thompson, D-Calif., a leading gun control advocate, forced a series of procedural votes to protest GOP leaders' refusal to allow debate on legislation by...

Syrian refugees brought to live in resistant Texas, Indiana

TIMEDallas • Groups said Tuesday that they have settled a Syrian refugee family in Texas and another in Indiana, defying efforts by the governors of...

2016 Sundance Film Festival announces 66 titles in competition and NEXT programs

"Other People" • "Saturday Night Live" writing supervisor Chris Kelly makes his feature writing and directing debut, in this comedy-drama about a struggling gay comedy...