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Decision 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The winners and losers of election 2012

As with any election period, the end shines light on winners and losers. This year the winners are Latinos, status quo and presidential debates, according to Alex Altman a reporter from Time. Some... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2012

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Mitt Romney won white evangelicals, but struggled with Latino Catholics

Mitt Romney won the religious voters he expected to win last Tuesday, but there just weren't enough of them. Romney ran well with white Catholics, and surprisingly well with white evangelicals,... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2012

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Mitt Romney never overcame bailout opposition in Ohio

Only a couple of weeks after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the man who would become his Republican challenger in the next election penned a New York Times column with a fateful headline:... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2012

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President Barack Obama wins Florida topping Mitt Romney in final tally

President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2012

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Election results raise questions about Christian right's influence

For decades, the conservative Christian right has been a dominate voting block. But, Tuesday's elections results have called into question how much influence conservative Christian leaders still have. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2012

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President Obama approaches 'fiscal cliff' days after victory

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will use a White House appearance to set the tone for upcoming talks with congressional Republicans on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2012

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Will Huntsman re-join Obama administration as secretary of state?

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr., an unsuccessful candidate for this year’s GOP presidential nomination, is being mentioned as a possible pick to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Firsts elected to Congress this cycle

Here is an informative roundup by the Washington Post of election results that resulted in some firsts in Congress. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Economic unease looms after election

Decisions are to be made quickly for President Obama and Congress to avoid a "fiscal cliff." The "fiscal cliff" means less spending and tax increase of more than $600 billion, according to Damian... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Obama's big Hispanic win worries Republicans

Omayra Vasquez blinks and does a double take when asked why she voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. The reason for her was as natural as breathing. Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Obama's return a test of evolving foreign policy

Phrases to describe some of the looming foreign policy challenges for President Barack Obama didn't even exist when he took the oath of office the first time: the Arab Spring, the Fordo Facility... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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Election 2012 offers important lessons for anyone in a leadership position

Campaigns and football seasons are compressed organizational life cycles with lessons for anyone in a leadership position. A goal is set, a team is built, players get swapped in and out, mistakes... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2012

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A day of painful goodbyes for Mitt Romney (+video)

Mitt Romney’s morning-after brunch with key supporters of his failed presidential bid was tough to attend, his former Salt Lake Olympic colleague Fraser Bullock said. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Election results raise questions about Christian right's influence

The results from the election fared against many conservative Christian leaders' wishes. What does the results mean for various Christian leaders? Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Re-elected, Obama heads back to divided government

One day after his surprisingly comfortable re-election, a triumphant President Barack Obama headed back to the White House and divided government on Wednesday with little time left for a compromise... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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An unexpected love letter to the Clintons: Why this Republican misses them

Facing another four years of Obama presidency, this moderate Republican finds herself longing for the old blue guard. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Republicans see demographic shifts, time for soul-searching in the wake of election losses

Fresh off an electoral shellacking on a number of levels, Republicans are indicating intra-party soul-searching, suggesting it's time to reexamine stances and look at widening the tent to woo... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Gun sales expected to rise after Obama's re-election

Now that the election is over and Obama is re-elected, voters are apparently expected to stock up on firearms. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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After defeat, cloudy future ahead for Mitt Romney (+video)

Mitt Romney spent the past six years running for president. After his loss to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, he'll have to chart a different course. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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