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Herbert's 'big change' over Common Core puzzling

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:20pm

Puzzling educators is what seems to be new opposition to the Common Core State Standards and SAGE testing from Gov. Gary Herbert after he historically upheld them and commissioned studies that found the standards to be favorable.

House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:11pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP.

With Trump on top, Romney will not attend Republican convention

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:38pm

Mitt Romney isn't going to the Republican National Convention that will officially nominate Donald Trump as the party's presidential candidate, an aide confirmed Thursday.

Trump strains to unite GOP behind him; Ryan says no, for now

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:40pm

Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign, the difficulty immediately underscored Thursday by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who said he was not ready to support him.

How Donald Trump defied all odds

Stephen Collinson, CNN  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:41pm

Everyone said it wouldn't happen. Everyone was wrong.

Cruz's strong 2016 run may enhance his conservative clout

Will Weissert and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:51am

In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future.

Correction: California Marijuana Legalization story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:20am

In a story May 4 about a campaign to legalize marijuana in California, The Associated Press misspelled the surname of the state's lieutenant governor in one reference. He is Gavin Newsom, not Newson.

Senate Dems field large roster of women in the Year of Trump

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:00am

If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that won't be a coincidence.

Utah GOP leaders ready to support presidential nominee, won't say they support Trump

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:54pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz just couldn't bring himself to say he supports Donald Trump on Wednesday, the day after the billionaire businessman became the GOP's presumptive presidential pick.

Former US Senator Bob Bennett dies at age 82

The Deseret News  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:45pm

Robert F. Bennett — a Utah native, businessman and three-term U.S. Senator turned teacher — died Wednesday evening at age 82.

Governor, challenger call for end to Common Core, SAGE testing

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:27pm

Both Gov. Gary Herbert and his re-election challenger, Jonathan Johnson, called for the end of SAGE testing and Utah's use of the Common Core academic standards Wednesday.

US Judge: Clinton may be ordered to testify in records case

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:10pm

A federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to evade public records disclosures.

Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

Julie Pace and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:20pm

Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some Republican leaders began reluctantly rallying around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future.

Jonathan Johnson hasn't decided if he'll support Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:50pm

Republican candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson hasn't decided if he'll support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:00pm

Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign's payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse their boss.

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the GOP nominee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:11pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

Reid: Sandoval should vote 'none of the above,' not Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:40am

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says he thinks Gov. Brian Sandoval should vote "none of the above" rather than for Donald Trump.

George W. Bush said to be not commenting on Trump victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:40am

The Bush family may not be receptive to any effort by likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to reach out to skeptics in the party.

Gov. Sandoval plans to vote for Trump after Kasich drops out

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:10pm

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he plans to vote for Donald Trump after Ohio Gov. John Kasich, his preferred candidate, became the final Trump challenger to drop out of the Republican presidential primary.