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Trump’s charge that he was wiretapped takes presidency into new territory

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s presidency has veered onto a road with no centerlines or guardrails. The president’s accusation Saturday that his predecessor, Barack Obama, had tapped his phone “during...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump meets with Obama as whirlwind transition starts

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama pledged Thursday to work together after their first-ever meeting, starting the whirlwind transition that will unfold over the...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump, Clinton call for nation to unite after divisive election

NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that her crushing loss to Donald Trump exposed the nation’s deep and difficult divisions, but she urged her backers to give him “a chance to lead.” In her...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Ute Mountain Ute leaders traveled to Washington this week to attend President Barack Obama’s eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference . Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart and councilwoman...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Analysis: Obama’s China visit gets off to rocky start

HANGZHOU, China – The problems began as soon as President Barack Obama landed in China. There were no stairs waiting for him to disembark from his usual door at the top of Air Force One. On the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Durango couple receives Lifetime Achievement Award, letter from Obama

A Durango couple recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award for putting in more than 4,000 hours of community service work, warranting a letter from President Barack Obama. According to a news...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Poll: 55 percent of Utahans support a Bears Ears monument

A recent poll commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts has found that 55 percent of Utah residents support the idea of a Bears Ears National Monument. Forty-one percent oppose the idea....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON – Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation’s long-running political drama over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. If Republican Donald Trump...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obama denies payment to Iran was ransom

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama vigorously denied that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran. He defended the transaction as...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obama boosts Clinton

PHILADELPHIA – His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that fuels...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obama touts U.S. crime rate

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump’s depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Top Obama officials to discuss Bears Ears' protection

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other top officials from the Obama administration will host a public meeting in Bluff, Utah, on Saturday to discuss future management of the Bears Ears region....

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News