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Utah’s three Republican congressmen have broken their silence on the controversy over President Trump’s tweets aimed at four congresswomen of color.

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While supporters in a 20,000 seat stadium in Orlando, Florida, cheered President Donald Trump’s official kick-off of his 2020 campaign, a flag-waving party of roughly 50 people celebrated in Western Salt Lake City.

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The Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction of federally protected land in U.S. history after it shrunk two national monuments in Utah, according to a recent study published in the journal Science.

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Gov. Gary Herbert will likely support President Donald Trump’s re-election bid in 2020.

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President Trump is unveiling an immigration plan that would vastly change who's allowed into the United States. The administration's proposal focuses on reducing family-based immigration to the U.S. in favor of employment skill-based immigration. Watch his remarks from the White House Rose Garden live. The address is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. MDT.

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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, is testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Coverage will begin around 8 a.m. MST. Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison, to begin in May. He pleaded guilty last year to charges of campaign finance violations and other charges related to his work for Trump.

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U.S. Congressman Chris Stewart is calling President Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency for more border funding a “mistake” that could come back to haunt Republicans in the future.

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Utah’s members of Congress struck an optimistic tone following President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

Trump “hit it just right,” said Republican Rep. Chris Stewart.

Emphasizing themes in the president’s speech such as infrastructure and lowering health care costs, both Republicans and Utah’s sole Democrat, Rep. Ben McAdams, seemed hopeful bipartisan solutions might emerge.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis. 

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6:30 p.m. MST 2/5/19: President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. 

The NPR Politics team will be annotating the President's speech throughout the evening. The team will also annotate the Democratic response.

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A U-turn from the U.S. Supreme Court on transgender military service has again upended an Obama-era policy.

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Reactions to President Trump’s Oval Office speech on Tuesday night fell predictably along party lines, though more Utah Republicans are openly embracing the president’s hardline stance of keeping the government shuttered as the impasse over wall funding persists.

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President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8). Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border. Watch his remarks live.

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Picking a fight with the leader of his party the day before being sworn in, former GOP presidential candidate and incoming freshman Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, writes that President Trump "has not risen to the mantle of the office."

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Top GOP Senators like Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch are not fretting over new allegations tying President Donald Trump to campaign finance crimes.

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Utah artist Jon McNaughton has become known for his depictions of President Donald Trump. As an ardent supporter of the president, McNaughton often portrays Trump in a heroic light.

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Ciriac Alvarez Valle and Alonso Reyna Rivarola stepped out of the shadows once. They don’t intend to return.

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A Utahn who joined a 2016 standoff at a wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon is relieved by President Trump’s decision to pardon two ranchers whose case sparked anti-government protests.

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A Canadian mining company’s recently filed claims to mine in what was once protected public land has triggered new legal questions this week over the Trump administration’s downsizing of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

 

Environmental groups said Wednesday they might be heading to court to block plans by Vancouver-based Glacier Lake Resources.

 

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The North Korean summit with President Donald Trump has been on the minds of many at a local Korean church. The historic event has caused some friction between older and younger generations.

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Matthew Allen used to lead the communications team at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Washington headquarters a couple of blocks from the White House.

Then he got demoted.

Utah’s Republican-controlled Legislature have taken a first step towards renaming hundreds of miles of scenic roads after President Donald Trump.

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President Trump is speaking for the first time about the shooting at a high school in South Florida that left at least 17 people dead

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Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Monday to blast President Trump’s reported comments about Haiti and countries in Africa. The tweet signals that Romney could remain a critic of the White House if he decides to run for Senate.

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Native American groups led a rally Monday morning at the Utah Capitol, calling on political and religious leaders to denounce racism. It was organized in response to President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti and African countries last week.

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After passing their respective tax overhaul bills, the U.S. House and Senate are trying to reconcile the differences in their legislation. While they do that, President Trump is making a renewed pitch to the American people about the importance of overhauling the tax code. Watch the president’s remarks live.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing. He is likely to face questions about the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Last week, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. The hearing also comes days after President Trump attacked the FBI on Twitter, saying "its reputation is in Tatters," citing the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server under former Director James Comey.

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To see how far back the issue of public lands has divided Utahns, look no further than the guest list for President Trump’s signing ceremony at the state capitol on Monday.

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Before his speech at the state capitol today, President Donald Trump made a brief pit stop at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Welfare Square. He was given a tour of the flagship humanitarian center and also chatted with a few top church leaders. 

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Everything about the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is big. It’s 1.9 million acres. It’s filled with dinosaur bones and ancient history.

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