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Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:37pm

Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections.

100 days in, Trump says he's brought about 'profound change'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:25pm

President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media for misleading Americans.

Missouri governor to pay fee for using nonprofit donor list

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:11am

Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has agreed to pay a penalty to the state Ethics Commission for failing to report that his gubernatorial campaign got a donor list from a charity he had founded to help military veterans.

Manafort-linked lobbying firm registers as foreign agent

Jeff Horwitz, Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:56pm

A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of Paul Manafort's firm registered Friday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent — the same day a spokesman for Manafort backed off his previous statement that Manafort had decided to register.

Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:45pm

President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end."

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Party seeks candidates to run for office

Steve Leblanc and Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:44pm

The Pirate Party is looking for a few good candidates for elected office — eye patches and parrots not required.

Poll: UVU president viewed most favorable by 3rd District Republicans to take Chaffetz's seat

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:30pm

In the wake of Rep. Jason Chaffetz's announcement that he intentions to vacate his seat, a new poll of Republican voters in Utah's 3rd Congressional District released Friday shows surprising support for UVU President Matthew Holland.

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:29pm

Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.

Utah could see 2 black women square off in US House election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:44am

A Salt Lake City-area woman running as a Democrat to unseat Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love next year could result in Utah's first congressional race where both the Republican and Democratic nominees are black women.

Chaffetz 'resting comfortably' after foot surgery

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 8:25pm

The congressman said Wednesday the procedure would pull him away from Washington for up to a month.

Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:15pm

Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network.

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 6:44am

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Chaffetz to miss key votes on budget because of need for foot surgery

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:44pm

The congressman said he shattered his foot 12 years ago and now needs immediate surgery that will take him away from Washington for as long as a month.

Trump rolls out executive order reviewing federal education rules

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:14pm

Gov. Gary Herbert spent a busy day in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, attending two executive order signing ceremonies by President Donald Trump. Aside from a monuments review, Herbert attended the signing of an executive order on education.

Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

Sudhin Thanawala and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:02pm

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump puts bull's-eye on Bears Ears National Monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:57pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to review national monument designations over the past 21 years, mentioning Bears Ears National Monument when he vowed to return power to the states and end the "abuse" of the Antiquities Act.

Freedom Caucus backs health care proposal but obstacles remain

Lauren Fox, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:38pm

The conservative House Freedom Caucus said Wednesday it is supporting a plan aimed at bridging the internal Republican Party divide between moderates and conservatives on health care reform.

Chaffetz defends White House for not providing information about Flynn payments

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:46am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, defended the White House Tuesday for not providing any documents about whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to disclose payments from Russian and other foreign sources.

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:33pm

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.