Political mainstay heads home to Utah, questions in his wake

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Since arriving in Washington in 2009, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been a political mainstay, doggedly investigating Democrats, frequently appearing on cable TV and regularly updating his legions of social media followers with photos of himself, his family and even his dog, Ruby. His Twitter handle reminds people that of the 435 members, he's @jasoninthehouse. Not for the next few weeks though.

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UNC-NCAA-PUBLIC RECORDS Bill addressing UNC school records on athletic groups OK'd RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A measure affirming documents held by University of North Carolina system schools about their member athletic organizations -- like the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference -- are public records has cleared its first legislative hurdle. A Senate judiciary committee recommended the measure Monday. It's got one more panel to pass before reaching the chamber floor. Bill sponsor Sen.

Bill addressing UNC school records on athletic groups OK'd

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A measure affirming documents held by University of North Carolina system schools about their member athletic organizations -- like the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference -- are public records has cleared its first legislative hurdle. A Senate judiciary committee recommended the measure Monday. It's got one more panel to pass before reaching the chamber floor. Bill sponsor Sen.

McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he has reached out to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about possibly running for the Senate, if a vacancy opens in Utah. There has been much speculation about whether seven-term Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire instead of running for re-election next year.