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Politics Dec 03Utah’s tenacious efforts to take back federal land stand out
Utah has gone well beyond any other state in the region in trying to pry the federal government’s hands off land it sees as belonging to its residents.
Politics Nov 07Democrats try to look forward but are still haunted by 2016
Time has not healed the Democratic party's wounds.
Nation Jan 22After mass turnout, can protests turn into political impact?
Organizers of Saturday's marches against President Donald Trump are promising 10 additional actions to take during the first 100 days of Trump's presidency.
Politics Oct 29Election exposes generational divide among Hispanics
Traditionally, Hispanic Americans tend to vote for Democrats, but that support isn't ironclad.
Politics Sep 08Gary Johnson takes heat for ‘What is Aleppo?’ blunder
If it was greater attention Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson wanted, he got it — but probably not the kind he wanted.
Politics Sep 06GOP woos veterans, but Trump’s rhetoric is a turnoff for some
Two years ago, Republicans hatched a plan to bolster turnout for veterans. Then Donald Trump won the party's presidential nomination, and his controversial rhetoric has rubbed some veterans the wrong way.
Politics Aug 27Nevada becomes one of Trump’s big hopes for swing state win
Nevada's competitiveness is reflected in private surveys, the tightness of Nevada's races for the U.S. Senate and House, and the observations of seasoned political operatives.
Politics Aug 09AP fact check: Trump wrongly says nation is short of coal
The Republican nominee incorrectly blamed the coal industry's woes solely on new federal regulations, leaving out the effects of cheap natural gas.
Politics Jul 15Trump, Pence don’t agree on key social, economic policies
Pence is in many ways what Trump is not: a strong social conservative with deep ties to the party's establishment.
Politics Jun 29GOP morphing into the anti-trade deal party
Donald Trump's break with conservative economic thinking on free trade comes as Republicans are increasingly relying on older, struggling white voters who are the most skeptical of trade deals.