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Decision 2012

Rep. Jeff Flake makes four: BYU will have a quartet of alumni in U.S. Senate

The newly elected senator from Arizona will join three other BYU alumni in the Senate. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Pres. Obama's re-election celebrated around world

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, people around the world cheered President Barack Obama's re-election Wednesday. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Mitt Romney says his principles endure even in presidential election loss (+video)

After nearly six years trying to become president, Mitt Romney conceded he had lost to President Barack Obama early Wednesday morning, declaring that "this election is over, but our principles... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Colorado voters OK legalization of recreational pot

Colorado voters legalized recreational pot use on Tuesday, setting up a clash with federal drug policy. A similar measure was also approved in Washington state, though voters in Oregon rejected recreational pot. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Pres. Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Jim Matheson claims victory over Mia Love in very close 4th District race

Like a magician freeing himself from a box filling with water, Rep. Jim Matheson escaped with his political life once again Tuesday to earn a seventh term in Congress. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Orrin Hatch retains seat for seventh term in Senate

Orrin Hatch said his seventh term in the U.S. Senate would be his last, and he easily retained his seat in the Senate, grabbing 65 percent of the vote to challenger Scott Howell's 30 percent. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Legislative races: GOP maintains control of Utah House, Senate

The Republican Party held its majority in the Utah Legislature on Tuesday, expanding its control of both chambers. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Republicans sweep attorney general, auditor, treasurer races

John Swallow easily grabbed the win in his bid for Utah attorney general, besting Democratic Weber County Attorney Dee Smith by a margin of 65 percent to 30 percent Tuesday night.q Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Obama: 'We have picked ourselves up,' fought back

President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early Wednesday, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn't end with their vote and declaring that the "best is yet to... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Ben McAdams claims narrow victory over Mark Crockett in S.L. County mayoral race

Ben McAdams' bipartisan message and high-energy campaigning carried the Democrat past the surge of Republican enthusiasm for presidential candidate Mitt Romney to a narrow victory in the Salt Lake... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Mitt Romney: 'This is a time of great challenges'

Republican Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the presidential contest early Wednesday, saying the nation had chosen Barack Obama to remain president for another term and that it was time for the... Read more »

Nov. 7, 2012

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Is Mitt Romney's loss Utah's loss? Mike Leavitt, other Utahns were poised to make an impact

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt said he was optimistic Mitt Romney would win Tuesday's presidential election, but acknowledged that might have been because he was in charge of planning for a Romney... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Pres. Obama speaks to supporters following Election Day win

Pres. Obama speaks to supporters following Election Day win Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Republicans sweep three House races in Utah

While most of the state's attention was focused on the 4th Congressional District race, Utah's other three seats in Congress also were up for grabs in Tuesday's election. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Democrats maintain control of Senate

Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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My Election Day experience was nice and relaxed because of vote-by mail

It’s probably been five years since my wife and I signed up for vote-by mail, and as a result we are far more deliberate and informed when casting our votes. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Presidential election, Mitt Romney drive high Utah voter turnout

Tight races and the presence of Mitt Romney on the ballot this year drove a near-record number of Utah voters to the polls Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Religion, marriage and the GOP's demographic challenge brought to the fore by 2012 election

America is sharply divided along multiple fault lines, but one of the sharpest, according to Tuesday’s exit polls, is religion. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Millcreek voters elect to remain a township

Voters in Millcreek Township rejected a ballot question Tuesday to incorporate four communities into Millcreek City. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Gary Herbert cruises to second term as Utah governor

Gov. Gary Herbert handily won his first full term in office Tuesday, beating Democratic challenger Peter Cooke 69 percent to 27 percent, with 91 percent of precincts statewide reporting. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Mitt Romney speaks to supporters following Election Day defeat

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Nov. 6, 2012

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Pres. Obama wins re-election after bruising 2012 campaign

President Barack Obama on Tuesday won a second term in the White House, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a hard-fought election that served as a referendum on who could better ease... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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President Obama knocks Mitt Romney's 'bad math' on tax plan

President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan get a failing grade on explaining how they'd pay for trillions of dollars in tax cuts. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2012

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Mia Love gets prime speaking slot at GOP convention; U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Rep. Jim Matheson

Fourth District congressional candidate Mia Love will speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2012

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