Jim Matheson http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Jim Matheson en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:01 MST Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:16:40 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Love not attending Salt Lake City Rotary Club debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613582/Love-not-attending-Salt-Lake-City-Rotary-Club-debate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613582/Love-not-attending-Salt-Lake-City-Rotary-Club-debate.html The Rotary Club of Salt Lake City planned to host a debate Tuesday between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens, but... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:20:00 MDT GOP targets Dem House districts that backed Mitt Romney http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661422/GOP-targets-Dem-House-districts-that-backed-Mitt-Romney.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661422/GOP-targets-Dem-House-districts-that-backed-Mitt-Romney.html Republicans are waging a take-no-prisoners battle to boot Democrats from what they consider GOP property: seats from House... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:02:50 MDT Mia Love raises $1.5 million in past three months for congressional campaign http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613313/Mia-Love-raises-15-million-in-past-three-months-for-congressional-campaign.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613313/Mia-Love-raises-15-million-in-past-three-months-for-congressional-campaign.html Candidates in all four Utah congressional districts were required to file disclosure reports with the Federal Election... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:00:00 MDT Democrats challenge Mia Love's statements in debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613221/Democrats-challenge-Mia-Loves-statements-in-debate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613221/Democrats-challenge-Mia-Loves-statements-in-debate.html Utah Democrats challenged Republican Mia Love on some of her stands Wednesday, a day after her live televised debate with... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:40:00 MDT Meet Mia Love and Doug Owens; see where they stand on the issues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661053/Meet-Mia-Love-and-Doug-Owens-see-where-they-stand-on-the-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661053/Meet-Mia-Love-and-Doug-Owens-see-where-they-stand-on-the-issues.html Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Love, Owens release conflicting internal polls http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612810/Love-Owens-release-conflicting-internal-polls.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612810/Love-Owens-release-conflicting-internal-polls.html The 4th District congressional race continued to heat up Thursday with the release of conflicting poll results by Republican... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:54:28 MDT Letter: Find new diplomacy tools http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612305/Letter-Find-new-diplomacy-tools.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612305/Letter-Find-new-diplomacy-tools.html It’s time for the U.S. to be a true leader. Put away the "hammer" and find new tools to deal with ISIS. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:00:00 MDT Mia Love declines to make joint appearance with Owens at Salt Lake Chamber http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611703/Mia-Love-declines-to-make-joint-appearance-with-Owens-at-Salt-Lake-Chamber.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611703/Mia-Love-declines-to-make-joint-appearance-with-Owens-at-Salt-Lake-Chamber.html Local business leaders heard from 4th District congressional candidates Mia Love and Doug Owens at the Salt Lake Chamber... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:36:59 MDT Rep. Stewart: More boots on the ground may be needed to defeat ISIS http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611602/Rep-Stewart-More-boots-on-the-ground-may-be-needed-to-defeat-ISIS.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611602/Rep-Stewart-More-boots-on-the-ground-may-be-needed-to-defeat-ISIS.html Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, said Tuesday it may take more boots on the ground to defeat the Islamic State group in Syria and... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:30:00 MDT Now both Mia Love and Doug Owens airing TV commercials http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611358/Now-both-Mia-Love-and-Doug-Owens-airing-TV-commercials.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611358/Now-both-Mia-Love-and-Doug-Owens-airing-TV-commercials.html Turn on the TV next week and you're likely to see commercials from both Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens,... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:01:43 MDT Mitt Romney to campaign for Mia Love in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611258/Mitt-Romney-to-campaign-for-Mia-Love-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611258/Mitt-Romney-to-campaign-for-Mia-Love-in-Utah.html Mitt Romney will campaign in Utah next month for Mia Love, the Republican candidate for the 4th District congressional seat... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:30:28 MDT U.S. House passes bill reauthorizing emergency services for kids program http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611215/US-House-passes-bill-reauthorizing-emergency-services-for-kids-program.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611215/US-House-passes-bill-reauthorizing-emergency-services-for-kids-program.html A bill to reauthorize a program for emergency medical treatment for children has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:05:13 MDT Love says commenting on Saratoga Springs shooting 'inappropriate' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611105/Love-says-commenting-on-Saratoga-Springs-shooting-inappropriate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611105/Love-says-commenting-on-Saratoga-Springs-shooting-inappropriate.html Former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, a candidate for Utah's 4th District congressional seat, said Tuesday it would be... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:40:00 MDT Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert eyes more appearances on Fox News http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659586/Utahs-Gov-Gary-Herbert-eyes-more-appearances-on-Fox-News.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659586/Utahs-Gov-Gary-Herbert-eyes-more-appearances-on-Fox-News.html Gov. Gary Herbert met with Fox News Channel executives in New York City on Thursday as he looks to join the ranks of... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:01:09 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Dissatisfaction with Utah's congressmen and Congress as a whole http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610911/Dissatisfaction-with-Utahs-congressmen-and-Congress-as-a-whole.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610911/Dissatisfaction-with-Utahs-congressmen-and-Congress-as-a-whole.html Usually, Americans like their own members of Congress but greatly dislike Congress as an institution. However, recent... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Democrat Doug Owens campaign delays start of TV advertising http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610576/Democrat-Doug-Owens-campaign-delays-start-of-TV-advertising.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610576/Democrat-Doug-Owens-campaign-delays-start-of-TV-advertising.html Democrat Doug Owens is delaying the start of his TV campaign commercials by a week in his 4th District congressional race... Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:12:35 MDT 5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765658980/5-Things-to-know-about-the-2014-Utah-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765658980/5-Things-to-know-about-the-2014-Utah-election.html Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th... Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:29:43 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How Utah politicos put their summer to good use http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609939/How-Utah-politicos-put-their-summer-to-good-use.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609939/How-Utah-politicos-put-their-summer-to-good-use.html Too bad the president didn’t take his cue from Utah politicians — all of whom put their summers to highly... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:30:12 MDT 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