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Same-sex couples descended on county clerk offices around the state of Utah, including the Salt Lake County office, to request marriage licenses in this Dec. 22, 2013 file photo.

Photograph by Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune/AP Photo

Same-sex couples descended on county clerk offices around the state of Utah, including the Salt Lake County office, to request marriage licenses in this Dec. 22, 2013 file photo.

Holder: Utah Same-Sex Marriages ‘Lawful’

Federal marital benefits will be conferred on about 1,000 same-sex couples married in Utah before the unions were put on hold this week by the Supreme Court, the Justice Department announced today. In a video posted on the Justice Department’s...

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A welder works inside a mud tank for a new oil and gas drilling rig at the Orion Drilling Co. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Photograph by Eddie Seal/Bloomberg

A welder works inside a mud tank for a new oil and gas drilling rig at the Orion Drilling Co. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Texas: Even Employment Gains Bigger

God Bless Texas… and North Dakota, and Utah. Texas led all the states in February with an 80,600 increase in net hiring, the biggest gain since the U.S. Labor Department started keeping records in 1982, figures released on March 29...

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Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.

Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.

Utah Republican Mia Love Files Papers for Matheson Rematch

Mia Love, a Republican Utah mayor who almost unseated Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson last November, has filed paperwork that paves the way for her to seek a rematch in 2014. Love filed a statement of candidacy and a statement of organization with the Federal...

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A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay.

Washington, Hawaii: Obama, Thumbs Up — Utah, Wyoming, Thumbs Down

Where is President Barack Obama most popular? In Washington, D.C., and in his birth state of Hawaii. Where is the Democrat least popular? In the mountain states of Utah and Wyoming, and also Sarah Palin’s home state of Alaska. It...

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People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

Photograph by Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images

People celebrate in front of the White House on Nov. 7, 2012.

Reddest Reds, Bluest Blues: Obama-Romney Contest

Now that we’ve left behind the obsessive coverage and minute slicing-and-dicing of the swing states that constituted the end-all and be-all of the 2012 presidential election, we were left wondering: Where did the landslides occur? Defining that as any place where one of...

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Supporters of Mitt Romney during a victory rally  on Oct. 5, 2012 in St Petersburg, Florida.

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Supporters of Mitt Romney during a victory rally on Oct. 5, 2012 in St Petersburg, Florida.

Salt Lake Newspaper Backs Obama, Editors See `Too Many Mitts’

In a world of increasingly partisan media outlets, one political endorsement today may come as a rare surprise: Salt Lake City’s largest newspaper has endorsed President Barack Obama. In an editorial entitled “Too Many Mitts,” the Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial board...

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Former two-term governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks at Duke University, in Durham N.C., on Sept. 20, 2012.

Photograph by Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun/AP Photo

Former two-term governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks at Duke University, in Durham N.C., on Sept. 20, 2012.

Candidate Crowd-Surfing: `No Party Like the Libertarian Party’

“There is no party like the Libertarian Party,” says one of the supporters of Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president. To prove it, they put their candidate up for grabs in Utah. Not on a pedestal — over their...

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A delegate sits in the Google Inc. photobooth during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

A delegate sits in the Google Inc. photobooth during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Obama’s Google Edge on Romney — in Swing States: Six to Four

We noted last week that more people are Googling President Barack Obama than those searching for Mitt Romney online. Yet now a deeper-diving Bloomberg analysis of this 47-percent Google edge for the president is generating its own sort of Google...

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Mitt Romney arrives at Denver International Airport on Sept. 24, 2012 .

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Mitt Romney arrives at Denver International Airport on Sept. 24, 2012 .

Gillespie: Romney Ready for Targets

In the last two weeks, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has visited New York, Texas, Utah and California, four states not in contention on Election Day. Rather than courting votes, Romney was seeking cash, visiting states where he could pull...

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