Jim Matheson http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Jim Matheson en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:53:49 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Owens' pollster says new poll shows 'deep vulnerabilities' for Mia Love http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607647/Owens-pollster-says-new-poll-shows-deep-vulnerabilities-for-Mia-Love.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607647/Owens-pollster-says-new-poll-shows-deep-vulnerabilities-for-Mia-Love.html Democrat Doug Owens said Monday his campaign's new poll shows Republican Mia Love has only a single-digit lead, confirming... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:55:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Re-enactment of 'This is the place' using modern technology http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607606/Re-enactment-of-This-is-the-place-using-modern-technology.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607606/Re-enactment-of-This-is-the-place-using-modern-technology.html In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment”... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:04:01 MDT Luz Robles rallies volunteers in 2nd District congressional race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607221/Luz-Robles-rallies-volunteers-in-2nd-District-congressional-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607221/Luz-Robles-rallies-volunteers-in-2nd-District-congressional-race.html State Sen. Luz Robles, the Salt Lake Democrat challenging 2nd District Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, rallied some 40 volunteers... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:10:58 MDT Owens has new campaign manager, Love raising more money in 4th District race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607208/Owens-has-new-campaign-manager-Love-raising-more-money-in-4th-District-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607208/Owens-has-new-campaign-manager-Love-raising-more-money-in-4th-District-race.html Democrat Doug Owens, already lagging behind Republican Mia Love in raising money for the 4th District congressional race, now... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:28:56 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What Gov. Herbert's 'non-announcement' means for Utah politics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606806/What-Gov-Herberts-non-announcement-means-for-Utah-politics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606806/What-Gov-Herberts-non-announcement-means-for-Utah-politics.html Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Mia Love labeled 'surefire winner' by Roll Call blogger http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606601/Mia-Love-labeled-surefire-winner--by-Roll-Call-blogger.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606601/Mia-Love-labeled-surefire-winner--by-Roll-Call-blogger.html Republican congressional candidate Mia Love said Wednesday she's flattered at being labeled a "surefire winner" by a... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:12:52 MDT Republican legislators, ex-senator call on U.S. House to pass immigration reform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605698/Republican-legislators-ex-senator-call-on-US-House-to-pass-immigration-reform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605698/Republican-legislators-ex-senator-call-on-US-House-to-pass-immigration-reform.html The nation cannot afford to wait any longer for immigration reform, state legislative leaders wrote in a letter to Utah Reps.... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:54:47 MDT 2016 presidential hopefuls gathering for Romney Deer Valley retreat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605084/2016-presidential-hopefuls-gathering-for-Romney-Deer-Valley-retreat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605084/2016-presidential-hopefuls-gathering-for-Romney-Deer-Valley-retreat.html Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday kicked off his annual policy retreat that puts big-money donors... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:15:00 MDT Love plans to join Congressional Black Caucus; Owens first to buy TV time http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604921/Love-plans-to-join-Congressional-Black-Caucus-Owens-first-to-buy-TV-time.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604921/Love-plans-to-join-Congressional-Black-Caucus-Owens-first-to-buy-TV-time.html GOP candidate Mia Love said Tuesday she'd join the Congressional Black Caucus if elected in Utah's 4th District even though... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:50:00 MDT Tunnel to Sugarhouse Park opens http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604670/Tunnel-to-Sugarhouse-Park-opens.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604670/Tunnel-to-Sugarhouse-Park-opens.html A tunnel under a busy street in Salt Lake City's Sugar House neighborhood was opened on Friday. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:29:17 MDT Rep. Jim Matheson endorses Doug Owens in 4th District http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604446/Rep-Jim-Matheson-endorses-Doug-Owens-in-4th-District.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604446/Rep-Jim-Matheson-endorses-Doug-Owens-in-4th-District.html Democratic congressional candidate Doug Owens used the announcement Tuesday of an endorsement from the 4th District's... Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:42:40 MDT Utah veterans, politicians see Shinseki resignation through different eyes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604255/Utah-veterans-politicians-see-Shinseki-resignation-through-different-eyes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604255/Utah-veterans-politicians-see-Shinseki-resignation-through-different-eyes.html Vietnam veteran George Gutzmer credits the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system with saving his life. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:18:04 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our current news river churns a steady torrent of controversy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602389/Our-current-news-river-churns-a-steady-torrent-of-controversy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602389/Our-current-news-river-churns-a-steady-torrent-of-controversy.html The 21st century news cycle is better called a news river — a steady torrent of issues and controversies. We review... Sun, 04 May 2014 00:05:00 MDT Easy wins at GOP convention for congressmen, Love http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601893/Easy-wins-at-GOP-convention-for-congressmen-Love.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601893/Easy-wins-at-GOP-convention-for-congressmen-Love.html Utah's three Republican Congressmen easily won their party's nomination at the GOP State Convention on Saturday, as did Mia... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:40:00 MDT Utah Democrats pick ex-S.L. County Mayor Peter Corroon as party chairman http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601885/Utah-Democrats-pick-ex-SL-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-as-party-chairman.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601885/Utah-Democrats-pick-ex-SL-County-Mayor-Peter-Corroon-as-party-chairman.html Utah Democrats elected a familiar face to lead their party Saturday — former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:44:46 MDT Sen. Ted Cruz: Stand up for your liberties http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601866/Sen-Ted-Cruz-Stand-up-for-your-liberties.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601866/Sen-Ted-Cruz-Stand-up-for-your-liberties.html Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a cheering crowd of fellow Republicans Friday that the country can be turned around if they stand up... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:25:00 MDT GOP, Democrats holding state conventions Saturday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601655/GOP-Democrats-holding-state-conventions-Saturday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601655/GOP-Democrats-holding-state-conventions-Saturday.html Utah Republicans and Democrats are gathering Saturday for their annual conventions, but it's not the candidates competing for... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:45:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A compilation of the shortest political books ever written http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601420/A-compilation-of-the-shortest-political-books-ever-written.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601420/A-compilation-of-the-shortest-political-books-ever-written.html Celebrities, politicians and even sports figures love to write books. We’ve searched Amazon.com for the shortest books... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Mia Love fundraising tops 4th District candidates http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600997/Mia-Love-fundraising-tops-4th-District-candidates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600997/Mia-Love-fundraising-tops-4th-District-candidates.html Mia Love has a large money advantage over Republican and Democratic candidates in the race for Utah's 4th Congressional... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:25:00 MDT Some big GOP names coming to Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600726/Some-big-GOP-names-coming-to-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600726/Some-big-GOP-names-coming-to-Utah.html Utahns will get a chance to see some big names in the GOP, including potential presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas,... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:00:08 MDT Will Utah Democrats' focus shift to 'bread-and-butter' issues? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600365/Will-Utah-Democrats-focus-shift-to-bread-and-butter-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600365/Will-Utah-Democrats-focus-shift-to-bread-and-butter-issues.html Already hard-hit by the decision of the state's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Jim Matheson, not to seek re-election, the... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:45:26 MDT Johnson withdraws from 4th District congressional race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599905/Johnson-withdraws-from-4th-District-congressional-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599905/Johnson-withdraws-from-4th-District-congressional-race.html Republican Jennifer Johnson, a member of the State Board of Education, said Monday she is withdrawing as a candidate for the... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:44:22 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our brackets are shot, time to focus on political minutiae http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599777/Our-brackets-are-shot-time-to-focus-on-political-minutiae.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599777/Our-brackets-are-shot-time-to-focus-on-political-minutiae.html Now that our NCAA brackets have blown apart, we can focus on other things, especially political minutiae. Hopefully, our... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:20:52 MDT Rep. Jason Chaffetz looks to ban online gambling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599553/Rep-Jason-Chaffetz-looks-to-ban-online-gambling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599553/Rep-Jason-Chaffetz-looks-to-ban-online-gambling.html Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, introduced a bill Wednesday that would prohibit online gambling... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:10:00 MDT A. Scott Anderson: Business leaders in Utah enjoy higher favorability than politicians http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599490/Business-leaders-in-Utah-enjoy-higher-favorability-than-politicians.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599490/Business-leaders-in-Utah-enjoy-higher-favorability-than-politicians.html Who are Utah’s most respected public figures? Interestingly, among the top five, only one is an incumbent elected... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How will some politicos' retirement impact Utah politics, policy? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599307/How-will-some-politicos-retirement-impact-Utah-politics-policy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599307/How-will-some-politicos-retirement-impact-Utah-politics-policy.html Much focus is centered on what to expect from new elected officials; however, government is equally impacted by retirements.... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Dozens of candidates file for political office in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599185/Dozens-of-candidates-file-for-political-office-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599185/Dozens-of-candidates-file-for-political-office-in-Utah.html Republican incumbents in three of Utah's four congressional districts face challenges from within their own party this year. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 MDT Republican Bob Fuehr running in 4th Congressional District http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599041/Republican-Bob-Fuehr-running-in-4th-Congressional-District.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599041/Republican-Bob-Fuehr-running-in-4th-Congressional-District.html Republican Bob Fuehr is taking another crack at getting elected to Congress. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:17:06 MDT Doug Owens, Mia Love file candidacies for 4th Congressional seat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598897/Doug-Owens-Mia-Love-file-candidacies-for-4th-Congressional-seat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598897/Doug-Owens-Mia-Love-file-candidacies-for-4th-Congressional-seat.html Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens declared their candidacy Monday for Utah's 4th Congressional District seat. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:45:52 MDT House votes to broaden religious exemptions within 'Obamacare' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598711/House-votes-to-broaden-religious-exemptions-within-Obamacare.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598711/House-votes-to-broaden-religious-exemptions-within-Obamacare.html A bill to widen a religious exemption for those not wanting to buy health insurance on religious grounds won approval in the... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:15:00 MDT Politicians wrestle with work-life balance in the public eye http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597616/Politicians-wrestle-with-work-life-balance-in-the-public-eye.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597616/Politicians-wrestle-with-work-life-balance-in-the-public-eye.html Public service can put stress on family life. In fact, 86 percent of U.S. congressional representatives say they spend too... Sun, 02 Mar 2014 06:00:00 MST Mia Love says, 'I don't believe in labels' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590533/Mia-Love-says-I-dont-believe-in-labels.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590533/Mia-Love-says-I-dont-believe-in-labels.html Congressional candidate Mia Love rejected the tea party label Wednesday and said she disagreed with how Sen. Mike Lee,... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:50:00 MST Veterans honored and remembered at Taylorsville parade and program (+photos) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590384/Veterans-honored-and-remembered-at-Taylorsville-parade-and-program-photos.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590384/Veterans-honored-and-remembered-at-Taylorsville-parade-and-program-photos.html Several dozen veterans participated in the Veterans Day parade, which began at Valley Regional Park and ended at Taylorsville... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:29:09 MST Iowa fundraiser featuring Sen. Mike Lee a 'rallying point' for tea party http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590223/Iowa-fundraiser-featuring-Sen-Mike-Lee-a-rallying-point-for-tea-party.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590223/Iowa-fundraiser-featuring-Sen-Mike-Lee-a-rallying-point-for-tea-party.html A fundraiser Saturday for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition featuring Utah Sen. Mike Lee is turning into a call to arms... Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:30:00 MST Rep. Jim Matheson to speak at Taylorsville Veterans Day program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589090/Rep-Jim-Matheson-to-speak-at-Taylorsville-Veterans-Day-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589090/Rep-Jim-Matheson-to-speak-at-Taylorsville-Veterans-Day-program.html Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Veterans Day Parade and program Monday, Nov. 11, hosted by... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:36:06 MDT Hatch says Lee, other tea party Republicans need to be 'rehabilitated' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588921/Hatch-says-Lee-other-tea-party-Republicans-need-to-be-rehabilitated.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588921/Hatch-says-Lee-other-tea-party-Republicans-need-to-be-rehabilitated.html Sen. Orrin Hatch declined Tuesday to endorse the reelection of fellow Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee but said Lee has plenty... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:45:16 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How will the government shutdown affect Utah politics? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588803/How-will-the-government-shutdown-affect-Utah-politics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588803/How-will-the-government-shutdown-affect-Utah-politics.html Whew! Congress finally ended the food fight — for a short while. Bad leadership and bad followership just about created... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:15:00 MDT Sen. Lee believes he'll be proven right in taking on Obamacare http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588629/Sen-Lee-believes-hell-be-proven-right-in-taking-on-Obamacare.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588629/Sen-Lee-believes-hell-be-proven-right-in-taking-on-Obamacare.html Sen. Mike Lee said Thursday it's just a matter of time until he's proven right for choosing to help lead the battle against... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:05:35 MDT Utah leaders cautiously optimistic debt ceiling question will be resolved before deadline http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588401/Utah-leaders-cautiously-optimistic-debt-ceiling-question-will-be-resolved-before-deadline.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588401/Utah-leaders-cautiously-optimistic-debt-ceiling-question-will-be-resolved-before-deadline.html The U.S. is drawing closer each day to hitting its head on the debt ceiling, but Utah's congressional delegation is... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:48:23 MDT Congress fails small business to the tune of $100 million every day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588221/Congress-fails-small-business-to-the-tune-of-100-million-every-day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588221/Congress-fails-small-business-to-the-tune-of-100-million-every-day.html The shutdown of the U.S. Small Business Administration costs $100 million every day in loans that aren't going to small... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:32:41 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Which side of the shutdown mess gets most of the blame? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587860/Which-side-of-the-shutdown-mess-gets-most-of-the-blame.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587860/Which-side-of-the-shutdown-mess-gets-most-of-the-blame.html Politics this week is all about the partial government shutdown. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 12:00:00 MDT New poll finds Utahns don't believe Obamacare fight worth shutting down government http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587722/New-poll-finds-Utahns-dont-believe-Obamacare-fight-worth-shutting-down-government.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587722/New-poll-finds-Utahns-dont-believe-Obamacare-fight-worth-shutting-down-government.html A majority of Utahns don't believe it was worth shutting down the federal government to fight President Barack Obama's new... Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:05:00 MDT Frustration grows for furloughed Utahns as GOP, Dems dig in heels http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587552/Frustration-grows-for-furloughed-Utahns-as-GOP-Dems-dig-in-heels.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587552/Frustration-grows-for-furloughed-Utahns-as-GOP-Dems-dig-in-heels.html Frustration mounts for furloughed Utahns as the shutdown showdown between Republicans and Democrats intensifies. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:57:32 MDT House's 2 Kings personify GOP split http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639058/Houses-2-Kings-personify-GOP-split.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639058/Houses-2-Kings-personify-GOP-split.html Two Republican Kings — who, for different reasons, voted against party leaders' last failed attempt to prevent... Wed, 02 Oct 2013 07:18:18 MDT Sen. Mike Lee not backing down from Obamacare fight despite shutdown impacts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587479/Sen-Mike-Lee-not-backing-down-from-Obamacare-fight-despite-shutdown-impacts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587479/Sen-Mike-Lee-not-backing-down-from-Obamacare-fight-despite-shutdown-impacts.html Sen. Mike Lee said he's concerned about Utahns affected by the government shutdown that began Tuesday as a result of the... Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:55:00 MDT Utahns frustrated by federal government shutdown http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587420/Utahns-frustrated-by-federal-government-shutdown.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587420/Utahns-frustrated-by-federal-government-shutdown.html Tuesday's shutdown of the federal government won't be the first that Randy Austin has weathered in his 40 years as the owner... Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:28:23 MDT Sen. Hatch expects government shutdown at midnight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587357/Sen-Hatch-expects-government-shutdown-at-midnight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587357/Sen-Hatch-expects-government-shutdown-at-midnight.html A government shutdown looms Monday as congressional Republicans, including Utah's three GOP representatives, continue to push... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:44:21 MDT Fighting Obamacare a 'loser' for GOP, ex-Utah Gov. Huntsman says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587335/Fighting-Obamacare-a-loser-for-GOP-ex-Utah-Gov-Huntsman-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587335/Fighting-Obamacare-a-loser-for-GOP-ex-Utah-Gov-Huntsman-says.html Republicans can't win the divisive fight over Obamacare, and if the government shuts down, it wouldn't be for long, former... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:40:00 MDT My view: Let's find solutions to gun violence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587042/Lets-find-solutions-to-gun-violence.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587042/Lets-find-solutions-to-gun-violence.html Religious leaders, moderates and conservatives in Utah, it's time to speak up and start holding our leaders accountable for... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Matheson on immigration reform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636675/Matheson-on-immigration-reform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765636675/Matheson-on-immigration-reform.html As reported in the Deseret News and again in the Salt Lake Tribune, Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, hasn't held a single town hall... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT