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Are Taylor Swift fans masterminds? Mike Lee thinks 'Swifties have figured something out'

Are Taylor Swift fans masterminds? Mike Lee thinks 'Swifties have figured something out'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 5:12 p.m.

Taylor Swift fans were anything but joyful after spending hours on Ticketmaster trying to buy tickets for her first concert tour in five years last fall.
Should children under 16 be denied access to social media apps?

Should children under 16 be denied access to social media apps?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 10:26 a.m.

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart believes he has a solution to the mental health crisis among adolescents: Make it illegal for social media platforms to provide access to children under 16.
Ex-NFL players Burgess Owens, Colin Allred celebrate Damar Hamlin on House floor

Ex-NFL players Burgess Owens, Colin Allred celebrate Damar Hamlin on House floor

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 8:03 p.m.

Former NFL player and Utah Congressman Burgess Owens recognized Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin's "fighting spirit" on the House floor Thursday.
How Mike Lee supporters stacked audience at debate with Evan McMullin

How Mike Lee supporters stacked audience at debate with Evan McMullin

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 10:31 p.m.

Supporters of Sen. Mike Lee greatly outnumbered those of independent Evan McMullin at their only debate in the Utah Senate race last fall and were admonished several times for disruptive and disrespectful behavior.
Does Republicans' struggle to elect a speaker signal dysfunction to come?

Does Republicans' struggle to elect a speaker signal dysfunction to come?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 7 - 9:18 a.m.

As the race for U.S. House speaker dragged into a fourth day Friday, one Utah congressman fears the continued chaos will set the tone for the new Congress.
Rep. John Curtis celebrates 127 years of Utah statehood by sharing fry sauce

Rep. John Curtis celebrates 127 years of Utah statehood by sharing fry sauce

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 3:30 p.m.

Rep. John Curtis celebrated 127 years of Utah statehood by sharing fry sauce with his colleagues at the U.S. Capitol this week.
'Embarrassing': Where Utah congressmen stand on US House speaker vote

'Embarrassing': Where Utah congressmen stand on US House speaker vote

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 5:36 p.m.

Rep. John Curtis calls Republicans' inability to choose a speaker "embarrassing" with more rounds of voting expected Wednesday as 20 far-right lawmakers continue to block Rep. Kevin McCarthy's path to the job.
Jan. 6 transcript reveals more about Sen. Mike Lee's effort to keep Trump in office

Jan. 6 transcript reveals more about Sen. Mike Lee's effort to keep Trump in office

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 31 - 7:17 a.m.

A newly released transcript of a Jan. 6 committee interview with a Republican lawyer reveals more discussions Utah Sen. Mike Lee had about ways to keep former President Donald Trump in office.
What the final Jan. 6 committee report says about Utah Sen. Mike Lee

What the final Jan. 6 committee report says about Utah Sen. Mike Lee

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 27 - 7:08 p.m.

Sen. Mike Lee comes up several times in the Jan. 6 committee's final report, including in a section titled "Fake Electors and the 'President of the Senate Strategy.'"
How did Mitt Romney, Mike Lee vote on $1.7T government spending bill?

How did Mitt Romney, Mike Lee vote on $1.7T government spending bill?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 2:13 p.m.

The Senate passed a $1.7 trillion spending package Thursday to avoid a government shutdown after overcoming an impasse over immigration policy led by Sen. Mike Lee.
Romney considering 2024 Senate run: 'I'm convinced that if I run, I win'

Romney considering 2024 Senate run: 'I'm convinced that if I run, I win'

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 21 - 12:20 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney can't say for sure whether he'll seek another term in the U.S. Senate come 2024.
Romney: Finishing the border wall, keeping Title 42 are immigration solutions for Biden

Romney: Finishing the border wall, keeping Title 42 are immigration solutions for Biden

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 21 - 8:03 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney blasted the Biden Administration's immigration policy Tuesday, reaffirming his support for finishing the border wall and keeping Title 42 in place.
Bill that sets up federal funding for studies of the Great Salt Lake heads to Biden's desk

Bill that sets up federal funding for studies of the Great Salt Lake heads to Biden's desk

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 20 - 9:08 p.m.

A bill that sets up funding for studies of Great Basin saline lakes, such as the Great Salt Lake, cleared its last congressional hurdle Monday and heads to President Biden's desk.
How Sen. Mike Lee proposes to shield children from online pornography

How Sen. Mike Lee proposes to shield children from online pornography

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 16 - 6:22 a.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down bills to prevent children from accessing online pornography, but Sen. Lee believes his proposal would survive First Amendment scrutiny.
Will the government shut down? Mike Lee says Dems will be to blame

Will the government shut down? Mike Lee says Dems will be to blame

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 1:56 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee accused Democratic Senate and House leaders of using the specter of a government shutdown and the Christmas break as a "dual threat" to pass a yet-to-be-released spending bill.
Plan to expand Utah's Bonneville Shoreline Trail moves forward

Plan to expand Utah's Bonneville Shoreline Trail moves forward

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 13 - 4:11 p.m.

New sections of the popular Bonneville Shoreline Trail would be built in Salt Lake and Utah counties under legislation the U.S. House passed Monday.
Is a carbon tax possible in a divided Congress? Sen. Mitt Romney is hopeful

Is a carbon tax possible in a divided Congress? Sen. Mitt Romney is hopeful

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 10:07 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney reaffirmed his support for a carbon tax, calling it the "No. 1 thing" that will help curb global emissions and rising temperatures.
House passes marriage equality bill with religious freedom protections. How did Utah reps vote?

House passes marriage equality bill with religious freedom protections. How did Utah reps vote?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 12:49 p.m.

The House passed the amended version of the Respect for Marriage Act on Thursday with three of Utah's four Republican congressmen voting in favor of the bill that now includes protections for religious liberty.
Should US troops discharged for refusing COVID-19 vaccine be reinstated with back pay?

Should US troops discharged for refusing COVID-19 vaccine be reinstated with back pay?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 10:58 p.m.

A compromise to end the Pentagon's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the military as part of the annual defense spending bill drew praise from members of Utah's congressional delegation.
What Mitt Romney, senators ask USDA to do for Western farmers

What Mitt Romney, senators ask USDA to do for Western farmers

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 12:02 p.m.

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney and his Democratic colleague from Colorado, Sen. Michael Bennet, are urging the USDA to do more to support the West amid crippling drought.
By suggesting 'termination' of Constitution, Romney says Trump has gone from MAGA to RINO

By suggesting 'termination' of Constitution, Romney says Trump has gone from MAGA to RINO

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 5:15 p.m.

Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation spoke about former President Donald Trump suggesting the "termination" of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 election.
How much influence did attack ads have in 2022 election?

How much influence did attack ads have in 2022 election?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 9:03 p.m.

Attack ads played a prominent role in the U.S. Senate race in Utah where outside groups spent millions going after Republican Sen. Mike Lee and independent candidate Evan McMullin.
Utah Sens. Lee, Romney divided in vote as Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act

Utah Sens. Lee, Romney divided in vote as Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 6:15 p.m.

The U.S. Senate voted 61-36 to pass the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday.
Mitt Romney calls Trump's dinner with Nick Fuentes, Ye 'disgusting'

Mitt Romney calls Trump's dinner with Nick Fuentes, Ye 'disgusting'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 6:21 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney called former President Donald Trump's dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, "disgusting."
Romney votes for, Lee votes against federal same-sex marriage protection

Romney votes for, Lee votes against federal same-sex marriage protection

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 8:16 p.m.

Sen. Mike Lee voted against the Respect for Marriage Act, calling the religious liberty protections in the bill "severely anemic and largely illusory." Sen. Mitt Romney voted for it.