October 11th, 2013
08:34 AM ET
1 year ago

Utah's national parks will reopen despite ongoing government shutdown

(CNN) – Leaders in Utah say they found a way to get around the government shutdown.

Utah will reopen its five national parks by Saturday, as well as three other nationally run locations.

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Utah
Chaffetz doesn’t rule out impeachment for Obama
May 14th, 2013
08:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Chaffetz doesn’t rule out impeachment for Obama

(CNN) – Rep. Jason Chaffetz reiterated Tuesday that the impeachment of President Barack Obama is possible as the White House faces scrutiny over its role in responding to the terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

“Look, it's not something I'm seeking,” the Republican congressman from Utah said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “It's not the endgame; it's not what we're playing for. I was simply asked, is that within the realm of possibilities, and I would say ‘yes.’ I'm not willing to take that off the table. But that’s certainly not what we’re striving for.”
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Filed under: Jason Chaffetz • Libya • President Obama • Utah
Democrats on guest list for Romney event
April 23rd, 2013
01:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats on guest list for Romney event

(CNN) – Some high-profile Democrats are heading to Park City, Utah this summer to attend a policy retreat held by former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the guest list, obtained by CNN from a source close to Romney, former senior adviser to President Obama's re-election campaign, David Axelrod, and outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are among those expected to attend.
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Filed under: David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • Utah
Mitt Romney to host Park City retreat
March 22nd, 2013
10:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Mitt Romney to host Park City retreat

Washington (CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will host a policy retreat in Park City, Utah this June "to hear from political, business and other thought leaders," according to an invitation obtained by CNN.

As Romney continues to plot his post-election future, the retreat further signals he’s serious about staying active on policy fronts or political arenas.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Utah
Mia Love loses House bid in Utah
November 7th, 2012
03:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Mia Love loses House bid in Utah

(CNN) - With 100% of the precincts counted, CNN projects Utah's incumbent Republican Rep. Jim Matheson won re-election after besting Mia Love in a high-profile congressional race that captured national attention.

Matheson, no stranger to tough elections, is a six-term Democrat in a largely Republican district that includes Salt Lake City.

Love, a Mormon of Haitian descent, currently serves as mayor of Utah's Saratoga Springs. She was considered a rising star in the Republican Party, and spoke at the Republican National Convention in August. At one point, she rose to a double-digit lead in polls in one of the nation's most hotly contested races. Both sides and outside parties collectively spent upwards of $10 million.


Filed under: Utah
Herbert wins re-election as Utah governor
November 6th, 2012
09:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Herbert wins re-election as Utah governor

(CNN) - CNN has projected Republican incumbent Gary Herbert will continue to serve as governor of Utah, beating his Democrat opponent Peter Cooke.

It was expected that Herbert would win his re-election campaign as Utah has not had a Democratic governor in nearly 28 years. Herbert took office in August 2009 when then-Gov. Jon Huntsman resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to China. Herbert won a 2010 special election to complete the rest of Huntsman's term and received 64 percent of the vote over Peter Corroon, the mayor of Salt Lake County.

Herbert's challenger, Peter Cooke, is a businessman and retired two-star major general with the U.S. Army Reserves.


Filed under: 2012 • Utah
Salt Lake Tribune throws support behind Obama
October 19th, 2012
04:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Salt Lake Tribune throws support behind Obama

(CNN) – The Salt Lake Tribune announced in an editorial published Friday its endorsement of President Barack Obama for the 2012 race, questioning the "pragmatic, inclusive" former Massachusetts governor's change into Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

"The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first," the Utah newspaper said in the editorial.
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Filed under: 2012 • Utah
FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour
Supporters attend a 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. organized by FreedomWorks.
September 26th, 2012
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour

Washington (CNN) – Sometimes in politics, things are black and white – like the historically wide gulf between the black community and the conservative movement.
But a new effort by FreedomWorks, a conservative organization associated with the tea party movement, aims to change that. And a prominent African-African progressive activist says he thinks the outreach effort is premature, misguided and, therefore, not likely to be successful.

With an event Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, FreedomWorks is launching its national "Black and White Tour," an explicit, unapologetic effort to lobby African-Americans on economic policy issues at the core of the agenda of many fiscal conservatives involved in tea party activism.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Colorado • Florida • FreedomWorks • Illinois • Indiana • Louisiana • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Utah • Virginia • Wisconsin
Sen. Hatch prevails after bitter primary fight, CNN projects
June 26th, 2012
11:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Hatch prevails after bitter primary fight, CNN projects

(CNN) – Longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch will win the GOP primary in Utah, CNN projected Tuesday, though his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight.

Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled ouster of incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.

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Filed under: Orrin Hatch • Utah
Romney wins Utah primary, CNN projects
June 26th, 2012
10:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins Utah primary, CNN projects

(CNN) - CNN projected Tuesday Mitt Romney will win the Utah Republican presidential primary. Tuesday's vote in Utah was the last Republican presidential primary for 2012.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Utah
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