GOP http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ GOP en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:24:53 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Health insurers: Payment rates above 80 percent http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653186/Health-insurers-Payment-rates-above-80-percent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653186/Health-insurers-Payment-rates-above-80-percent.html Health insurance companies are telling Congress that more than 80 percent of people who've signed up under the new health... Wed, 07 May 2014 18:05:00 MDT Benghazi heats up once again http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602666/Benghazi-heats-up-once-again.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602666/Benghazi-heats-up-once-again.html “Benghazi is and has been for some time a witch hunt that perverts all notions of democratic accountability,”... Wed, 07 May 2014 10:25:00 MDT Parenting language derails Utah County GOP immigration compromise http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579473/Parenting-language-derails-Utah-County-GOP-immigration-compromise.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579473/Parenting-language-derails-Utah-County-GOP-immigration-compromise.html A proposed change in the Utah County Republican platform on immigration pitched as a compromise between the current stand and... Sat, 04 May 2013 18:45:41 MDT Local setbacks vex GOP governors eyeing 2016 race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628469/Local-setbacks-vex-GOP-governors-eyeing-2016-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628469/Local-setbacks-vex-GOP-governors-eyeing-2016-race.html Republican governors are often seen as innovative policymakers and potential presidential candidates, but a few are... Wed, 01 May 2013 12:24:22 MDT In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628242/In-a-first-black-voter-turnout-rate-passes-whites.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628242/In-a-first-black-voter-turnout-rate-passes-whites.html America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 20:50:08 MDT GOP faces Senate recruitment woes in key states http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628133/GOP-faces-Senate-recruitment-woes-in-key-states.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628133/GOP-faces-Senate-recruitment-woes-in-key-states.html Republicans are struggling to recruit strong U.S. Senate candidates in states where the party has the best chances to reclaim... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:04:52 MDT Some say immigration bill is bad deal for the GOP http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628132/Some-say-immigration-bill-is-bad-deal-for-the-GOP.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628132/Some-say-immigration-bill-is-bad-deal-for-the-GOP.html Some feisty Republicans are challenging the claim, widely held among GOP leaders, that the party must support more liberal... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:02:33 MDT Obama: Flight delay fix a 'Band-Aid' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628135/Obama-Flight-delay-fix-a-Band-Aid.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628135/Obama-Flight-delay-fix-a-Band-Aid.html President Barack Obama says the congressional fix for widespread flight delays is an irresponsible way to govern, but he's... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 10:44:16 MDT Democrats to speak at Romney retreat in Deer Valley http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578985/Democrats-to-speak-at-Romney-retreat-in-Deer-Valley.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578985/Democrats-to-speak-at-Romney-retreat-in-Deer-Valley.html Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has added high-profile Democrats to the list of speakers at an exclusive... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:28:16 MDT House GOP gears up for debt showdown this summer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627901/House-GOP-gears-up-for-debt-showdown-this-summer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627901/House-GOP-gears-up-for-debt-showdown-this-summer.html Preparing for another debt showdown this summer, House Republicans advanced a bill Wednesday to protect Social Security... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:27:12 MDT New Salt Lake County GOP chairman questions changes to caucus system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578854/New-Salt-Lake-County-GOP-chairman-questions-changes-to-caucus-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578854/New-Salt-Lake-County-GOP-chairman-questions-changes-to-caucus-system.html Newly elected Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Chad Bennion said the party's caucus and convention system for selecting... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:15:00 MDT Democratic Sen. Baucus rules out 7th term http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627773/Democratic-Sen-Baucus-rules-out-7th-term.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627773/Democratic-Sen-Baucus-rules-out-7th-term.html Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, the powerful Senate Finance chairman who steered President Barack Obama's health care overhaul... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:36:26 MDT Sen. Lee says conservatives need to talk more about what they stand for http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578793/Sen-Lee-says-conservatives-need-to-talk-more-about-what-they-stand-for.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578793/Sen-Lee-says-conservatives-need-to-talk-more-about-what-they-stand-for.html Conservatives need to start making a better case for what they stand for, Sen. Mike Lee said Monday in a speech to a... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:38:25 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Will Utah parties change how they pick candidates? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627531/Will-Utah-parties-change-how-they-pick-candidates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627531/Will-Utah-parties-change-how-they-pick-candidates.html It seems the world spins out of control, with cataclysmic events occurring far beyond our feeble minds to comprehend. We'll... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT 5 Questions With U. of U. assistant football coach Dennis Erickson http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627533/5-Questions-With-U-of-U-assistant-football-coach-Dennis-Erickson.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627533/5-Questions-With-U-of-U-assistant-football-coach-Dennis-Erickson.html Q: How did your first spring with the Utes go? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:20:00 MDT Outgoing GOP chairman eyes high-profile political future http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578497/Outgoing-GOP-chairman-eyes-high-profile-political-future.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578497/Outgoing-GOP-chairman-eyes-high-profile-political-future.html Outgoing Utah GOP Chairman Thomas Wright isn't ruling out a run to represent Utahns in Washington, D.C., or even lead the... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:42:13 MDT Gun control loses: No expanded background checks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627210/Gun-control-loses-No-expanded-background-checks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627210/Gun-control-loses-No-expanded-background-checks.html Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:55:00 MDT Utah GOP making progress in quest for open caucus meetings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578211/Utah-GOP-making-progress-in-quest-for-open-caucus-meetings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578211/Utah-GOP-making-progress-in-quest-for-open-caucus-meetings.html Utah Republicans on Saturday continued discussion about opening caucus meetings to include more of the state's registered... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:05:06 MDT President Obama's budget plan limits his bargaining power http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626822/President-Obamas-budget-plan-limits-his-bargaining-power.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626822/President-Obamas-budget-plan-limits-his-bargaining-power.html President Barack Obama's budget overtures to Republicans may limit his bargaining power if the GOP ever returns to the... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Rand Paul at Howard University: GOP faces 'daunting task' with black voters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626571/Rand-Paul-at-Howard-University-GOP-faces-daunting-task-with-black-voters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626571/Rand-Paul-at-Howard-University-GOP-faces-daunting-task-with-black-voters.html Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says Republicans face a "daunting task" in connecting with black voters and are often cast as... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:51:35 MDT Dem, GOP senators reach deal on expanding background checks to more firearms purchases http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626564/Dem-GOP-senators-reach-deal-on-expanding-background-checks-to-more-firearms-purchases.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626564/Dem-GOP-senators-reach-deal-on-expanding-background-checks-to-more-firearms-purchases.html A Senate aide and a lobbyist say two senators have struck a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more firearms... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:00:00 MDT Man arrested after wandering into Logan Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577497/Man-arrested-after-wandering-into-Logan-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577497/Man-arrested-after-wandering-into-Logan-Temple.html A man wanted in Provo was taken into custody in Logan after wandering into parts of the LDS Logan Temple where he wasn't... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:05:00 MDT Mormon Democrats announce new national, state organizations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577470/Mormon-Democrats-announce-new-national-state-organizations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577470/Mormon-Democrats-announce-new-national-state-organizations.html Mormon Democrats announced a new national organization Thursday with chapters in eight states joining the Utah State... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:00:00 MDT GOP ponders long list of names, policies for 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625552/GOP-ponders-long-list-of-names-policies-for-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625552/GOP-ponders-long-list-of-names-policies-for-2016.html The Republican Party's search for a way back to presidential success is drawing a striking array of personalities and policy... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:05:07 MDT Virginia's experiment: Can hard-right ideology win in a 50/50 state? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625540/Virginias-experiment-Can-hard-right-ideology-win-in-a-5050-state.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625540/Virginias-experiment-Can-hard-right-ideology-win-in-a-5050-state.html Virginia is conducting nothing short of a grand political experiment in 2013, testing whether a tea party favorite can carry... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:57:57 MDT Romney bringing 2016 presidential hopefuls, donors to Deer Valley http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576702/Romney-bringing-2016-presidential-hopefuls-donors-to-Deer-Valley.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576702/Romney-bringing-2016-presidential-hopefuls-donors-to-Deer-Valley.html Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney appears to be stepping up his post-election involvement in Republican Party... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:55:00 MDT GOP's 'no' on Medicaid becomes "Let's make a deal' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625340/GOPs-no-on-Medicaid-becomes-Lets-make-a-deal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625340/GOPs-no-on-Medicaid-becomes-Lets-make-a-deal.html Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Utah Compact gets little love from Utah County GOP committee http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576578/Utah-Compact-gets-little-love-from-Utah-County-GOP-committee.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576578/Utah-Compact-gets-little-love-from-Utah-County-GOP-committee.html The Utah County Republican Central Committee overwhelmingly rejected Saturday a proposal to include the Utah Compact in its... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 18:50:00 MDT Mia Love looks toward next election, hires top Hatch strategist http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624837/Mia-Love-looks-toward-next-election-hires-top-Hatch-strategist.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624837/Mia-Love-looks-toward-next-election-hires-top-Hatch-strategist.html In 2012, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love lost to Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, by only one point, but this time around, Love... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Obama: US should fund research for cleaner cars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624737/Obama-US-should-fund-research-for-cleaner-cars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624737/Obama-US-should-fund-research-for-cleaner-cars.html President Barack Obama says the U.S. must shift cars and trucks off oil for good so the public can avoid spikes in gasoline... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:15:11 MDT Partisan split marks high court gay marriage cases http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624731/Partisan-split-marks-high-court-gay-marriage-cases.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624731/Partisan-split-marks-high-court-gay-marriage-cases.html No Democratic attorney general in a state that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying has signed onto a legal filing asking... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Too early? Republicans audition for 2016 election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624727/Too-early-Republicans-audition-for-2016-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624727/Too-early-Republicans-audition-for-2016-election.html Florida Sen. Marco Rubio implored fellow Republicans to reconnect with middle-class voters. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul basked in... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT House GOP pushes bill streamlining job training http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624655/House-GOP-pushes-bill-streamlining-job-training.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624655/House-GOP-pushes-bill-streamlining-job-training.html A House Republican plan to make it easier for job seekers to learn skills by consolidating dozens of sometimes redundant job... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Obama, GOP in 'great conversation' on Capitol Hill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624597/Obama-GOP-in-great-conversation-on-Capitol-Hill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624597/Obama-GOP-in-great-conversation-on-Capitol-Hill.html President Barack Obama said he had "a great conversation" with Senate Republicans on Thursday, the third stop in his... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:33:23 MDT Mitt Romney's older brother reportedly interested in Levin seat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624227/Mitt-Romneys-older-brother-reportedly-interested-in-Levin-seat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624227/Mitt-Romneys-older-brother-reportedly-interested-in-Levin-seat.html Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:24:53 MST West Valley Police Chief Buzz Nielsen retires to recover from surgery http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575289/West-Valley-Police-Chief-Buzz-Nielsen-retires-to-recover-from-surgery.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575289/West-Valley-Police-Chief-Buzz-Nielsen-retires-to-recover-from-surgery.html West Valley City Police Chief Thayle "Buzz" Nielsen announced his retirement Friday after 33 years with the department.... Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:55:00 MST Herbert stops short of threatening veto on bill stopping Medicaid expansion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575189/Herbert-stops-short-of-threatening-veto-on-bill-stopping-Medicaid-expansion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575189/Herbert-stops-short-of-threatening-veto-on-bill-stopping-Medicaid-expansion.html Gov. Gary Herbert stopped short Thursday of threatening to veto a bill that appears to be an attempt to take away his ability... Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:35:00 MST GOP lawmakers' budget priorities don't include governor's initiative http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575180/GOP-lawmakers-budget-priorities-dont-include-governors-initiative.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575180/GOP-lawmakers-budget-priorities-dont-include-governors-initiative.html Republican lawmakers signed off Thursday on a long list of their budget priorities, including pay raises for schoolteachers... Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:50:00 MST Efforts to avoid gov't shutdown move to Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624060/Efforts-to-avoid-govt-shutdown-move-to-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624060/Efforts-to-avoid-govt-shutdown-move-to-Senate.html Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed... Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:50:43 MST Governor calls for fleet transition to clean fuel vehicles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574826/Governor-calls-for-fleet-transition-to-clean-fuel-vehicles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574826/Governor-calls-for-fleet-transition-to-clean-fuel-vehicles.html Utah lawmakers joined Gov. Gary Herbert on a CNG-fueled school bus parked outside the Capitol on Monday in support of his... Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:03:42 MST Mitt Romney emerges to discuss President Obama, campaign errors, political future (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623799/Mitt-Romney-emerges-to-discuss-President-Obama-campaign-errors-political-future-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623799/Mitt-Romney-emerges-to-discuss-President-Obama-campaign-errors-political-future-video.html Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew... Sun, 03 Mar 2013 08:45:00 MST Bob Ray Sanders: GOP members must embrace immigration reform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623703/GOP-members-must-embrace-immigration-reform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623703/GOP-members-must-embrace-immigration-reform.html The wake-up call Republicans received last Election Day has the party and some of its more popular and strident leaders... Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MST Utah State basketball: Texas-Arlington tops Utah State 61-46 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623730/Utah-State-basketball-Texas-Arlington-tops-Utah-State-61-46.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623730/Utah-State-basketball-Texas-Arlington-tops-Utah-State-61-46.html Kevin Butler scored 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting including five 3-pointers and Texas-Arlington defeated Utah State 61-46 on... Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MST A.G. John Swallow doesn't attend, but GOP leaders don't ignore elephant in the room http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573363/AG-John-Swallow-doesnt-attend-but-GOP-leaders-dont-ignore-elephant-in-the-room.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573363/AG-John-Swallow-doesnt-attend-but-GOP-leaders-dont-ignore-elephant-in-the-room.html Embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow may have been a no-show at the state Republican Party's Central Committee... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:20:00 MST Jason Chaffetz, other unyielding GOP politicians doing what voters ask http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622670/Jason-Chaffetz-other-unyielding-GOP-politicians-doing-what-voters-ask.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622670/Jason-Chaffetz-other-unyielding-GOP-politicians-doing-what-voters-ask.html U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz flew home from Washington last week, leaving behind a capital baffled by Republicans like him in... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:53:49 MST Michigan GOP consider concealed firearms for teachers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622317/Michigan-GOP-consider-concealed-firearms-for-teachers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765622317/Michigan-GOP-consider-concealed-firearms-for-teachers.html Some Republican lawmakers who feel turning Michigan schools into gun-free zones has made them soft targets for school... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:28:02 MST House GOP bill calls attention to Obama on budget http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621950/House-GOP-bill-calls-attention-to-Obama-on-budget.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621950/House-GOP-bill-calls-attention-to-Obama-on-budget.html In a legislative dig at President Barack Obama, the GOP-controlled House on passed a bill designed to highlight the fact that... Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:13:58 MST Another Romney for Massachusetts? Tagg, Ann suggested as candidates in special election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572213/Another-Romney-for-Massachusetts-Tagg-Ann-suggested-as-candidates-in-special-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572213/Another-Romney-for-Massachusetts-Tagg-Ann-suggested-as-candidates-in-special-election.html Some supporters have suggested Tagg and Ann Romney as possible candidates in the upcoming Massachusetts special election for... Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:33:58 MST Deroy Murdock: GOP should be party of big ideas, but it is failing http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621627/GOP-should-be-party-of-big-ideas-but-it-is-failing.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621627/GOP-should-be-party-of-big-ideas-but-it-is-failing.html In this winter of conservative discontent, one of the most dispiriting things is the congressional Republicans' rampant... Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:00:00 MST Poll: Santorum has slight lead in GOP race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765550729/Poll-Santorum-has-slight-lead-in-GOP-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765550729/Poll-Santorum-has-slight-lead-in-GOP-race.html Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:16:07 MST