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IRS to Sen. Mike Lee: We won't target churches over gay marriage

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:31pm

The IRS promised not to strip religious institutions of their tax-exempt status based on their belief in traditional marriage under questioning from Sen. Mike Lee in a Senate committee hearing.

Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions

Julie Bykowicz and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:40pm

A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Jeb Bush's record-setting presidential fundraising haul.

Lawyer: Donald Trump called me 'disgusting' for request to pump breast milk

Jeremy Diamond CNN  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:36pm

Donald Trump had an "absolute meltdown" when a lawyer requested a break from a 2011 deposition to pump breast milk.

Herbert tours state prison to weigh rebuild in Draper

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:48pm

Gov. Gary Herbert took a four-hour tour of the Utah State Prison on Tuesday to see firsthand the pluses and minuses of rebuilding on the Draper site rather than relocating the 4,000-bed facility.

Ex-President George HW Bush tweets about fall, neck injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:51pm

Former President George H.W. Bush is showing he has a sense of humor about falling at his Maine summer home and fracturing a bone in his neck.

Judge chides State official over AP records request response

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:21pm

A judge on Wednesday chided a State Department official for the department's slowness in responding to Associated Press requests for documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

Christie campaign asks FEC for disclosure extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:31pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission for a 45-day extension to file his financial disclosure report. But his campaign says he still intends to file it in time to make the first GOP presidential primary debate on August 6.

Virginia's Gilmore makes 17 GOP presidential candidates

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:11pm

The Republican presidential contest has grown to 17 candidates with Wednesday's entry of Jim Gilmore.

GOP fundraiser calls for Kirk to drop 2016 bid, backtracks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:40pm

A top GOP fundraiser suggested Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk should abandon his quest for re-election, saying the Illinois Republican would likely lose, but then he quickly backtracked.

Trump's lawyer apologizes after mistaken claim about rape

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:41pm

An attorney for Republican presidential contender Donald Trump apologized Tuesday for making the incorrect assertion that "by the very definition, you can't rape your spouse."

Jeb Bush reaches out to Iowa voters via telephone town hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:41pm

Jeb Bush says he'll be in Iowa regularly in the coming months as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination.