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  • Rob Bishop, Congressman UT-01 discusses immigration with TellDC (screenshot)

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    Rob Bishop, Congressman UT-01 discusses immigration with TellDC.

  • Bishop

    Westerners press for more control over their land

    Add the federal government's ownership of land to the list of things that are viewed differently in the American East and West.

  • Bishop to face McAleer in 1st District in rematch

    Six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop has breezed past a challenge for his party's nomination and will face Democrat Donna McAleer a general election in rematch from two years ago.

  • James Evans, chairman of the Utah Republican Party, addresses the Utah Republican Party nominating convention, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. About 4,000 Republican delegates are gathered for the convention Saturday to pick the party's candidates for four congressional seats and nine legislative races. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Love vs Owens for Utah's open congressional seat

    Republican congressional candidate Mia Love easily won her party's nomination Saturday during the state convention, allowing her to bypass the primary election in her bid to take the seat of outgoing Rep. Jim Matheson.

  • ** FILE ** Rancher Cliven Bundy, middle, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, on April 12, 2014. Bundy informed the public that the BLM has agreed to cease the roundup of his family's cattle. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

    Nevada rancher's racial remarks cost him range of support

    Whatever goodwill Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy had built during his widely publicized standoff with the federal government evaporated Thursday after his comments that blacks might be "better off as slaves" went viral.

  • FILE - In this March 26, 2013 file photo, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. speaks during a ceremony in New Castle, Del. at First State National Monument, which was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama. The House takes up a bill aimed at limiting President Barack Obama's ability to designate new national monuments. Obama created five new monuments last year, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites. Republicans say the bill would not block new monuments, but would require greater public participation in such decisions. Seated behind Carper are, from left, Vice President Joe Biden, New Castle, Del. Mayor Donald Reese and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The monument is the first step toward creating a national park in Delaware, the only state not included in the national park system. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    House votes to limit president on public monuments

    President Barack Obama and his successors would see their ability to designate new national monuments limited under a bill approved Wednesday by the House.

  • Lawmaker who stalled Nev. monument bill tours site

    The Utah congressman who stalled a bill to create the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in Las Vegas is showing signs of changing his tune.

  • In this Nov. 8, 2010 photo, a seedling Joshua tree, right, grows in the shadow of a mature tree at a site proposed for wind turbines to generate electricity, in the Mojave Desert near the town of Apple Valley, Calif. Fears that whirling wind turbines could slaughter protected golden eagles have halted progress on a key piece of the federal government's push to increase renewable energy on public lands, stalling plans for billions of dollars in wind farm developments. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Obama to further restrict federal land from oil production

    President Obama is heating up a long-simmering feud with conservative Western lawmakers by vowing to act on his own to place more federal lands off-limits from mining or energy production.

  • FILE - In this June 25, 2012 file photo, a crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa. The Republican-controlled House is considering three energy bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas. Bills expected to win approval Wednesday would restrict the Interior Department from enforcing proposed rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands and set strict deadlines for federal approval of oil and gas permits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

    Park Service pulls objection to fracking; used op-ed instead of scientific evidence

    The National Park Service has officially withdrawn a controversial document objecting to fracking, scrubbing the record and acknowledging that it broke its own rules on sticking to strict science in its zeal to pressure a fellow federal agency.

  • Daniel J. Feil, executive architect of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, and Susan Banes Harris, who heads the commission's architecture committee, view architect Frank Gehry's model of the controversial Eisenhower Memorial. (Associated Press)

    Eisenhower memorial do-over possible

    The congressional committee tasked with overseeing the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Wednesday will consider legislation that addresses financial and design issues that have plagued the process and would oversee a potential overhaul of the commission running the project and its plans.

  • This model image, provided by Eisenhower Memorial Commission, shows the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial to be built in Washington. The American Institute of Architects is opposing an effort in Congress to eliminate funding and scrap the proposed design, saying lawmakers should not censor an architectural work. (AP Photo/Eisenhower Memorial Commission)

    Architects oppose bill to alter Frank Gehry's proposed memorial to Eisenhower

    An effort in Congress to eliminate funding and scrap the proposed design for a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower drew strong opposition Friday from the American Institute of Architects, which said lawmakers should not censor an architectural work.

  • Dan Bell, who owns a 35,000-acre cattle ranch along the border between the United States and Mexico, looks at the imposing border fence near Nogales, Ariz., on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Ranchers split over U.S. border security plan

    When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees — the hours it takes to drive to some places, the wilderness areas that are generally off-limits to motorized vehicles, the environmental reviews required to extend a dirt road.

  • Former President Jimmy Carter

    Keeping Carter's home neat costs U.S. a tidy sum

    The tennis court at former President Jimmy Carter's private home is swept twice a day, his pool is cleaned daily and his grass cut, his flower beds weeded and his windows washed on a regular basis — all at taxpayers' expense.

  • Cantor

    New House rules end official commendations

    With little fanfare earlier this month, the House passed a commending resolution recognizing the University of Wisconsin's football team for making it to the Rose Bowl. But if the team wins, it's likely to have to go without a pat on the back from the country's 435 House members — at least as far as official recognition goes.

  • Associated Press
Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah Republican, seen here in March 2009, posted the draft report on his website Friday.

    'Green' red tape said to hinder Border Patrol

    Environmental red tape has at times ensnared the U.S. Border Patrol's efforts to gain control of parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a draft government report that found agents sometimes take a back seat to protecting endangered species in the Southwest's national parks and forests.

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