2018 Utah County election results: Romney headed to U.S. Senate

Though final election results won’t be available for weeks, a few election races wrapped up following Election Day. Most notably, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney secured the U.S. senate seat which will be available in January after Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch retires. With more than 40 years of service in the Senate, Hatch is […]

Romney and Curtis clear winners in Republican primary

About 30 minutes after the polls closed Tuesday night, two major races had clear winners: Mitt Romney for U.S. Senate and John Curtis in the 3rd Congressional District. “It looks like our team won the primary, and we understand at this point there were a record number of people who voted in this primary,” Romney […]

It’s time to vote! Do you know what to do with your ballot?

If you’re a registered Republican or live in a district with a school board primary, chances are that you got a primary election ballot in the mail this week. For the first time last year, Utah County did a (mostly) vote-by-mail election. After initially deciding to go back to using voting machines, commissioners voted in […]

Mitt Romney wants to bring Utah values to Washington by running for Utah Senate

Mitt Romney officially announced he will run for the Utah Senate in a video early Friday morning. “Utah is a better model for Washington than Washington is for Utah,” Romney said in the video. Romney expressed his desire to bring Utah values to Washington. “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in Washington,” Romney […]

Mitt Romney presses President Trump to apologize for Charlottesville comments

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney pressed President Donald Trump to apologize for his comments made following the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Whether he intended to or not, what he communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn,” Romney wrote in a Facebook post on Friday morning. “His apologists […]

Mitt Romney attacks Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy

https://youtu.be/I9vd4kOJwzg?t=5m55s Gov. Mitt Romney spoke at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Center Thursday morning to address state of the 2016 presidential race. At the beginning of his speech, Romney re-affirmed that he wouldn’t announce his candidacy for office nor endorse one of the Republican candidates. Then Romney immediately moved into talking about the current nominees and the […]

Ann Romney signing new book at BYU Thursday

[pullquote] An Evening with Ann Romney When: Thursday, Oct. 1 Q&A Session: 6:00 – 6:30pm Book Signing: 6:30 – 8:30pm Where: BYU Wilkinson Student Center Cost: FREE Site: byu.edu [/pullquote] Since Mitt Romney’s bid for the U.S. presidency ended in 2012, Ann Romney has committed herself to causes that are close to her heart. A year ago, […]

Mitt Romney helps Stephen Colbert with Late Show promo

https://youtu.be/jJNHK-8cYrA Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is helping launch comedian Stephen Colbert’s career as the “Late Show” host. “I’ll talk about the news, tell jokes, and have fascinating conversations with celebrities, athletes, musicians and, of course, politicians,” Colbert says in the commercial as he walks up to Romney. After 33 years hosting the “Late Show” […]

Mitt Romney trash talks in hilarious video promoting Evander Holyfield fight

Three years after losing the 2012 presidential election Mitt Romney has a message for all his critics who thought he was stiff and didn’t relate to people — he’s ready to challenge the forces. “For years I’ve been listening to garbage like that, and I’ve decided to fight back,” Romney said. On Friday, March 15, Romney will fight former […]

Mitt Romney’s 6 dimensions to ‘live a large life’

Former Republican presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney shared the secrets to a successful life with Utah Valley University students at the 74th UVU commencement ceremony Thursday night. As the 5,341 UVU graduates celebrated the end of an era as college students, Romney discussed the unknown of their futures and encouraged them not to […]

UVU awards the late Becky Lockhart with honorary degree at 2015 graduation

Utah Valley University celebrated its 5,341 graduates at Thursday evening’s commencement ceremony along with the late Becky Lockhart. Lockhart, along with Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and humanitarian Pamela J. Atkinson, was awarded an honorary degree from UVU. Her daughter, Hannah Lockhart, accepted the degree in honor of her mother. “We remain grateful for her example and […]

Mitt Romney decides against 2016 White House run

It’s official — Mitt Romney will not make another run for the White House. “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney said in a statement, as reported by the Associated Press. On […]

10 funniest jokes Mitt Romney cracked at his BYU speech

Mitt Romney is known by many titles: businessman, LDS Church member and, mostly recently, as the former Republican presidential candidate — but he isn’t known for being a jokester. Stepping out of the strict and serious stereotype the press has given him, Romney had the audience filling the Marriott Center with laughter during his BYU forum […]

7 lessons Romney learned on the political campaign

Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney returned to his alma mater Tuesday morning to share lessons he learned while campaigning for the U.S. presidency in his speech titled, “Life Lessons at the Front.” “Despite my loss, the experience was extraordinary and revealing,” Romney said. “I come away more optimistic about the future of the country. … While it […]

11 unforgettable moments in recent LDS Church history

The phrase “church history” typically conjures images of Liberty Jail, Nauvoo and a dusty trail heading west. But you didn’t have to live in Joseph Smith’s time to experience Church history. Members of the Baby Boomer generation—and even Generation X and Millennials—have seen milestones of their own. Here’s our list of the 11 most unforgettable moments […]

Will Romney run again? ‘No, no, no’

Mitt Romney says he won’t do it again. After two failed presidential runs, Romney seems to be giving his final answer to the oft-asked question of whether he’ll try once more. “No, no, no,” he told the New York Times. “I’m not running for president in 2016,” he told CNN. “We’re so ready to watch […]

14 cringeworthy Mormon Valentine’s Day cards

By: Matt Bennett, Rebecca Lane and Amy McDonald Because love doesn’t always need to be expressed in a sincere way — sometimes you just need to express your love with cheesy LDS references. Try these new, “spiritual” ways of saying, “Be my Valentine.”  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. […]

The 50 coolest Mormon men alive today

If Mormons were to pick a delegation of 50 men to represent the church’s “cool factor” to a world-wide audience, who would make the list? Here is a modest proposal. Who are we missing?

Mitt Romney documentary trailer released for Netflix

Netflix posted a trailer for an original documentary, “Mitt,” on Wednesday morning. “Mitt” is a documentary following Mitt Romney through his six years of campaigning for presidency, starting in 2006 and running through his Presidential concession speech in November 2012. Director Greg Whiteley was given access to Romney and his family throughout the six years; […]

Mormon myths: 4 popular stories that are too good to be true

Extra, extra! Did you hear that the Church is opening China for missionary work? Or that today’s youth were generals in the war in heaven? If you did, you shouldn’t believe it. These “Mormon myths” have existed in the Church since its organization. Former Church President Harold B. Lee addressed the issue in 1973. “It […]

Jeopardy! has LDS Church category

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made an appearance on the popular game show “Jeopardy!” Wednesday night in the form of a category. “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced the categories and the contestants didn’t miss a beat, going down the column, answering question after question correctly. Topics included missionaries, the Tabernacle building on […]

Would-be First Lady is a First-Rate Lady

By Jeanette W. Bennett, Photos by Kenneth Linge Ann Romney is not just “the wife that Mitt built.” She has opinions, community board positions and horses all her own. But for 12 months, Ann put the campaign before the horse and traveled around the country giving speeches nearly every day at the side of her […]