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UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Hatch announces he will not seek re-election

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah says he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Mitt Romney endorses Ahlquist for governor of Idaho in 2018

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is endorsing Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist in the race to become Idaho’s next governor in 2018.


Mitt Romney prepping Senate run in Utah if Hatch retires, report says

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney is prepared to run for Senate in Utah if the state’s senior GOP senator Orrin G. Hatch decides to retire, Utah Policy reported Monday.


Romney calls on Trump to address nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Friday called on President Donald Trump to address the nation and apologize for his remarks about Charlottesville, warning of “an unraveling of our national …


Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

Former Vice President Joe Biden has encouraged onetime GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run for the Senate in Utah if longtime Republican incumbent Orrin Hatch decides to retire next …


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Romney: Clinton told me to take Trump secretary of state job

Democrat Hillary Clinton encouraged Mitt Romney to take a job as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, the former Republican presidential candidate said Friday.


Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ are real binders after all

It turns out Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” are actual binders after all – filled with the resumes of women who hoped to land jobs in his administration as …


McConnell wants Mitt Romney to run for Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has reached out to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about possibly running for the Senate – if a vacancy opens in Utah.


Avik Roy: Hard-liners incoherent on AHCA

The AHCA isn’t flawed because it offers financial assistance to the uninsured. It’s flawed because it doesn’t provide enough assistance to them, making premiums unaffordable for many poor people.


Sources: Trump to pick Exxon Mobil CEO Tillerson to lead State Department

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department, according to two people close to Trump’s transition team.


Trump transition: Secretary of state candidate list whittled to four

President-elect Donald Trump is weighing four finalists to lead the State Department, one of the most powerful and prominent Cabinet positions.


Trump drama rolls on: Disputes, falsehoods hit transition

The drama, disputes and falsehoods that permeated Donald Trump’s presidential campaign are now roiling his transition to the White House, forcing aides to defend his baseless assertions of illegal voting …


Trump to meet with Petraeus, Romney as secretary of state battle heats up

President-elect Donald Trump will meet Monday with retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, a possible alternative choice for secretary of state amid an escalating feud over the position between supporters of …


Trump alleges ‘millions’ voted illegally for Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump spent Sunday ridiculing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for joining a recount effort in Wisconsin, ending his day on Twitter by parroting a widely debunked conspiracy theory that …


Trump aide steps up bid to block possible Romney nomination

A top Donald Trump adviser warned Sunday that the president-elect’s supporters would feel “betrayed” if he tapped former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as secretary of state, a move that would …


Stein wants battleground states recount; Trump pushes ahead shaping administration

President-elect Donald Trump is connecting with foreign leaders and considering new Cabinet-prospects Friday as he gathers with family for a long Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers mum on possibility of Trump cabinet position

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not answering questions about her discussions with president-elect Donald Trump regarding a potential cabinet position, instead praising him as “a man of action” in public …


Trump, Romney meet; secretary of state role possible

President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney met Saturday at the billionaire’s golf club in New Jersey, both emerging with smiles and a public handshake but no word on what, if …


Romney loyalists ponder a future with Trump

As the GOP struggles to figure out what to do with Donald Trump, several hundred top donors and strategists get conflicting messages that embody the perils posed by the party’s …


Dana Milbank: What tax tricks are up Trump’s sleeve?

Trump has been refusing to release his tax returns, and we have a pretty good idea why: He has been feeding at the public trough.


Clinton, Romney challenge Trump on withheld tax returns

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton took aim at Donald Trump on taxes Wednesday and quickly found an unlikely ally: 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney.


Romney to vote for Cruz in Utah caucuses

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he will vote for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming caucuses in his home state of Utah.


Mitt Romney making robo calls for Kasich, Rubio

Mitt Romney is delivering his anti-Donald Trump message directly to voters in Michigan, recording robo calls on behalf of Marco Rubio and John Kasich.


Mitt Romney says he will not run for president

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says there are “no circumstances” in which he will join the 2016 race for the White House, even as he calls for an alternative …


Mitt Romney says safe future ‘greatly diminished’ with Donald Trump

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that the prospects for a safe future are “greatly diminished” if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president.


Mitt Romney lasts 2 rounds against Holyfield in boxing match

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring Friday at a charity fight night event in …


Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in ‘16

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.


Doug Clark: Contest searches for signs of political placard pollution

Raise your hand if you’ve ever voted for someone because of a campaign sign. Thought so.


Obama re-election now constitutional

OLYMPIA – Forget what the news media told you six weeks ago: Barack Obama was elected to his second term as president Monday. His election was finalized through a process …