Decision 2012

Pot proponents look to California after victories

Marijuana advocates, fresh off victories for legal recreational pot in Oregon and the nation's capital, are already preparing for their next target, and it's a big one: California. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014


Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for... Read more »

July 16, 2014


Politics brings Romney back to New Hampshire

He insists he's not running for president a third time, but Mitt Romney is campaigning again in New Hampshire. Read more »

July 2, 2014


6 cities competing for 2016 Democratic convention

New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton's political base, and two cities in presidential battleground Ohio are among the six locations under consideration for the 2016 Democratic National Convention,... Read more »

June 7, 2014


A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back

The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky... Read more »

May 18, 2013


GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond

Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats' early favorite for... Read more »

May 11, 2013


GOP's Rand Paul raises profile with eye on 2016

Sen. Rand Paul says he's only "considering" running for president. But he's actually doing much more than mulling it over. Read more »

May 10, 2013

1 comment

In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election... Read more »

April 28, 2013


Paul says he is considering 2016 presidential bid

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, popular with conservatives and libertarians in the GOP, said Wednesday he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016 but will not make a decision before... Read more »

April 17, 2013


Game on: Early GOP auditions for 2016 election

Only months after President Barack Obama's re-election, an annual gathering of conservatives served as an audition for Republicans looking to court conservative activists and raise their profile,... Read more »

March 16, 2013

1 comment

Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter

Joe Biden in 2016? The inauguration is barely over but the vice president already is dropping plenty of hints that he might have another political act. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2013


Assessing Jon Huntsman Jr. and the Republican Party: Is 2020 his year?

Former presidential candidate and Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr.'s best shot at the White House may not come until 2020, a political scholar at a conservative Washington, D.C., think tank said. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2012


Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. pitched as possible U.S. House speaker

While that's not likely to happen, the scenario showcases Huntsman as someone who has a national role to play in restoring the Republican Party's reputation, said Kirk Jowers, head of the... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2012


Utah's six Electoral College votes go to Romney

Six Utah presidential electors cast their ballots Monday for Mitt Romney, who beat President Barack Obama in the state's general election but lost his bid for the White House. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2012


No one retreating; cliff talks seem at standstill

A year-end deadline approaching, quiet negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff" yielded no tangible signs of progress on Monday as Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2012


Mitt Romney meets privately with President Obama at White House lunch

Mitt Romney talked privately for an hour Thursday with President Barack Obama over lunch at the White House, a meeting seen as more symbolic than substantive. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2012


GOP still has questions about discarded ballots in Matheson-Love race

Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen is firing back at Republicans over recent concerns they raised about how many provisional and absentee ballots were disqualified and their access to those... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2012


Victor and vanquished: Obama has Romney to lunch (+video)

Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are sharing lunch at the White House with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2012


Huntsman association with No Labels group could hurt his future with GOP

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is poised to play a key role in No Labels, a national organization that promotes bipartisanship, a move that some see as all but ending his political career as a... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2012


Utah Democratic Party's LDS caucus calls for a day of fasting and prayer

The Utah Democratic Party’s LDS caucus announced a call Tuesday for a day of fasting and prayer this Sunday to help heal the nation’s political divisiveness. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2012


When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role

Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2012


Romney's Utah supporters upset with how he's being treated by GOP

The post-election criticism by Republicans of their presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, has been hard on his many Utah supporters, especially state GOP Chairman Thomas Wright. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2012


And the winner in the 2012 presidential election is ... the Mormon church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has entered a new era after Romney's run for president. His candidacy illuminated a changing landscape for the religion, where Americans are growing... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2012


Top Republicans say Mitt Romney didn't offer specifics

Top Republicans meeting for the first time since Election Day say the party lost its bid to unseat President Barack Obama because nominee Mitt Romney did not respond to criticism strongly enough or... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2012


Mitt Romney: President Obama won with 'gifts' to certain voters

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is telling top donors that President Barack Obama won re-election because of the "gifts" he had already provided to blacks, Hispanics and young voters... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2012


Older stories can be found in the story archives