GOP GOP en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:41:03 MST Newspapers Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies' A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:15:00 MDT Health insurers: Payment rates above 80 percent 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 “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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:24:53 MST West Valley Police Chief Buzz Nielsen retires to recover from surgery 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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