Decision 2012

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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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