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Critics, supporters weigh in on climate report

Critics, supporters weigh in on climate report

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- A White House report on climate change drew sharp reactions, with opponents saying it was "laughable," while backers said their rivals were misguided.
Daniel J. Graeber
Huntsman leaves door open for another presidential run

Huntsman leaves door open for another presidential run

MANCHESTER, N.H., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who ran for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination in 2012, suggested he might run again but said he is not a candidate yet.

China, European Union risk trade war, observers say

BEIJING, June 7 (UPI) -- Industries in China and the European Union are getting caught up in a trade dispute that could mean new or increased tariffs on their goods, observers said.

Santorum, Gingrich open to running again

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich both say they are open to running for president in 2016.
'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has lent his raspy-voiced, steely-eyed presence to the debate over gay marriage, signing on to a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California's Proposition 8, which limits marriage to a man and a woman.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Gay marriage brief has strong GOP backing

Gay marriage brief has strong GOP backing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Prominent Republicans signed a brief backing same-sex marriage that will be submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in a suit seeking to bar gay marriage bans.

Jon Huntsman joins bipartisan group

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, whose presidential campaign gained no traction with Republicans, has joined a group to build bipartisan consensus.
Huntsman won't be at Republican convention

Huntsman won't be at Republican convention

SALT LAKE CITY, July 6 (UPI) -- 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.

Some in GOP fear focus on social issues

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Some Republican leaders fear state legislative battles over abortion, guns and evolution could hurt the party in the U.S. presidential race.
Romney projected the winner in Ohio

Romney projected the winner in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 7 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney was projected to have eked out a narrow victory over Rick Santorum in Ohio's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, late returns indicated.
Romney edges ahead of Santorum in Ohio

Romney edges ahead of Santorum in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 6 (UPI) -- The Super Tuesday GOP presidential primary race played out as forecast in Ohio -- very tight with Mitt Romney gaining a late, narrow edge over of Rick Santorum.
400-plus delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday

400-plus delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 6 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were in a close battle in Ohio and splitting up several other states in the Republican Super Tuesday presidential primary.
Huntsman, Barbour call for new candidate

Huntsman, Barbour call for new candidate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Ex-White House hopeful Jon Huntsman joined other Republicans in calling for a wild-card or third-party candidate to try to unseat U.S. President Barack Obama.
Romney defends against rival criticism

Romney defends against rival criticism

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney defended himself against criticism of his conservatism, character and money in a debate ahead of South Carolina's Republican presidential primary.
GOP debate focuses on negative tone

GOP debate focuses on negative tone

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Monday's presidential candidates' debate in South Carolina focused on the negative tone of the campaign, particularly regarding Mitt Romney's business record.
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Republican presidential candidate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks during a Republican presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa on December 15, 2011. UPI/Eric Gay/Pool
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Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah. He also served in the administrations of four United States presidents and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Huntsman worked as a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, and he was appointed by George H.W. Bush as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and later as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992–1993. Huntsman served as Deputy United States Trade Representative under George W. Bush, launching global trade negotiations in Doha, Qatar in 2001 and guiding the accession of China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization.

Huntsman has also served as CEO of his family's Huntsman Corporation and was elected Governor of Utah in April, 2004 and won re-election in 2008 with nearly 78% of the vote. During his tenure, Huntsman cut taxes by more than $400 million—the largest tax cut in the state's history—while still maintaining a budget surplus and Utah was named the "Best Managed State in America" by Pew Research Center. While governor, he also served as chairman of the Western Governors Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association. On August 11, 2009, he resigned as governor to accept an appointment as the United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

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