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Mitt Romney Confirms His “Far Reaching Conversation” with Donald Trump

Mitt Romney Finally Speaks About 2016 Presidential Race, Angers Donald Trump & Starts Twitter War

Photo: RD/Kabik/Retna Ltd./Corbis for NYMag.com Early last week, reports began circulating that former presidential nominee and LDS politician Mitt Romney would be meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Romney has confirmed the meeting took place over the weekend. “We had a far-reaching conversation with regard to the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the United States of …

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Some Reports Suggest Mitt Romney May Be Considered for Secretary of State by Trump

Some Reports Suggest Mitt Romney May Be Considered for Secretary of State by Trump

Featured Image | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News According to multiple reports, former presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be meeting with president-elect Donald Trump this weekend to discuss a possible position for Romney in Trump’s cabinet. NBC News states a source close to Trump revealed the position discussed will be for the secretary of state position. However, the meeting has not …

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First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Congratulate U.S. President-Elect

First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Congratulate U.S. President-Elect

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday: We congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his election as President of the United States. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to join us in praying for the president-elect, for …

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Influential Mormon Figures React to Election Day 2016

Influential Mormon Figures React to Election Day 2016

As “the day after” begins with President-elect Donald Trump, we take a look at how many influential Mormon politicians and figures are reacting to election day. Mitt Romney, who opposed Trump throughout his campaign, offered this conciliatory congratulation. Best wishes for our duly elected president: May his victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim. — Mitt …

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5 Things Every Mormon Can Do to Pick Their Presidential Candidate

5 Things Every Mormon Can Do to Pick Their Presidential Candidate

Featured Image | Jessica Whittle Hey there. Have you heard about a very important date coming up lately? November 8, to be exact. It is a very important day in America. It is the day citizens will vote for their choice of President of the United States. Regardless of the vitriolic circus surrounding our current choices, a choice needs to …

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The Truth Behind That Viral President Benson Quote

The Truth Behind That Viral President Benson Quote

Whether you are a citizen of the United States or not, you’ve likely heard about the upcoming presidential election. If you’re a Mormon, you’ve likely seen iterations of this quote from President Ezra Taft Benson. Where did this quote come from? Did President Benson really say it? If he didn’t, did he say anything about politics? Earliest Citation Comes From …

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Deseret News Officially Calls for Donald Trump to Drop Out of Presidential Race

Deseret News Officially Calls for Donald Trump to Drop Out of Presidential Race

Featured Image Evan Vucci, Associated Press In an unprecedented move, Deseret News, a news organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, published an editorial Saturday calling for Donald Trump to resign his candidacy for President of the United States. “For 80 years, the Deseret News has not entered into the troubled waters of presidential endorsement. We …

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Donald Trump to Utah: You Can Help Make America Great Again

Photo courtesy of Deseret News As time hastens forward to the 2016 presidential election, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the highly conservative state of Utah has become a hotbed of discussion. Deseret News, the Church’s official news organization, has invited the major party nominees to speak directly to the people of Utah. So far, …

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Hillary Clinton Speaks Directly to Mormon Voters About Religious Freedom, Constitution

Hillary Clinton Speaks Directly to Mormon Voters About Religious Freedom, Constitution

Photo by Gage Skidmore In an exclusive op-ed with Deseret News, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about what she has in common with the Mormon population in Utah and Utah legislators. “I’m running for president to make sure our country continues to live up to our founding principles,” Clinton wrote. She referenced Mormon history continually throughout the piece, comparing …

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