HOT TOPIC ISSUES AT THE ZESTIES LEGISLATOR CONTEST
Congressman Jim Matheson (D-Utah) participates in the third annual Zestiest Legislator Contest in Washington D.C. on June 22, 2004. The contest is hosted by "Chile Pepper" magazine. (UPI Photo/ Rick Steele)
There were no surprises Tuesday in Utah where Mitt Romney carried the state's six electoral votes and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, was elected to a seventh term.
The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.
Many incumbent House members considered vulnerable in the November elections took in less money than their opponents, fundraising reports indicated.
Five Democrats joined U.S. House Republicans Wednesday in voting again to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law that has come to be known as Obamacare.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he will not attend this year's Republican National Convention or any other until the party changes its ways.
At least four Democrats in tough re-election fights said they will join Republicans in voting to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
The fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition of Democrats, hit hard by the 2012 midterm elections, faces another election that could be tough on its ranks.
A resolution disapproving President Obama's plans to raise the debt ceiling another $1.2 trillion has been sent to the U.S. Senate after passing the House.
Nancy Pelosi has accepted some curbs on her appointment powers in a compromise approved by House Democrats.
Utah maintained its solid Republican strength Tuesday by re-electing its GOP governor, U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and two of three Republican House candidates.
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