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Romney says Supreme Court confirmation process ‘awful’

Romney says Supreme Court confirmation process ‘awful’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney said the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation shows the Supreme Court nominating process is “awful,” a sentiment his Democratic Senate opponent largely shared even though they differed on how to fix it during a Tuesday debate. Romney, who would have voted for […]

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Romney to debate Democrat Jenny Wilson in Senate race

Romney to debate Democrat Jenny Wilson in Senate race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney will face off against Democratic opponent Jenny Wilson in a debate Tuesday night that could showcase distinct political differences. The two have differed on issues ranging from Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to a border wall to the GOP-backed federal […]

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Mitt Romney says he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh

Mitt Romney says he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s GOP U.S. Senate nominee Mitt Romney says he would have supported the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Friday had he been in office he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh based on his […]

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Anita Hill says #MeToo movement can create lasting change

Anita Hill says #MeToo movement can create lasting change

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities. On the eve of another […]

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For 3 senators, Kavanaugh-Ford hearings may cause deja vu

For 3 senators, Kavanaugh-Ford hearings may cause deja vu

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senators may be experiencing some deja vu when they hear Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. Of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 21 lawmakers, these three also participated in the 1991 hearings for […]

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Rep. Mia Love to rally with Mitt Romney as she defends seat

Rep. Mia Love to rally with Mitt Romney as she defends seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Utah Congresswoman Mia Love is hosting a campaign rally with the state’s beloved adopted son, Mitt Romney, as she gears up for the final months of a tight election race. The rally at Friday night at Thanksgiving Point will also include more than 40 […]

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Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Orrin Hatch is stepping down, but he’s not planning to fade away. The long-serving Republican senator spoke Monday at an event kicking off a $40 million fundraising campaign to build the Hatch Center library and think tank. The 83-year-old says it isn’t easy to retire […]

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A meeting of the engines at the Golden Spike National Historic Site, where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads came together in on May 10, 1869.

House approves plan to make Golden Spike a historic park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. House has approved a plan to turn northern Utah’s Golden Spike National Historic Site into a park that will boost its prominence. The proposal from Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop would make the site at Promontory Summit where the first transcontinental railroad in […]

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Mitt Romney up against state lawmaker in Senate primary

Mitt Romney up against state lawmaker in Senate primary

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney will learn Tuesday if he’ll continue the reboot of his political career as voters were deciding a primary in the race for a Utah Senate seat vacated by Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 40 years. The former GOP presidential candidate […]

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Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney has a second chance during a Tuesday primary election to dispatch a Utah state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for a Senate seat opening up with the retirement of long-serving U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch The […]

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