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Ventura's party tries to regroup through 'Never Trump' push

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:31pm

A party that gained prominence when wrestler Jesse Ventura was elected Minnesota governor in 1998 is trying to return to political relevance in the state by harnessing the dismay of Republican voters who refuse to support their presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Phoenix sheriff faces primary after toughest campaign yet

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:31pm

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces three Republican challengers in Tuesday's primary in what has turned out to be his toughest election yet during his 23 years as the top law enforcer in metro Phoenix.

Utah GOP touts Trump, but not all Republicans on board

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:02pm

Some of Utah's top Republicans made the case Tuesday for a Donald Trump presidency. But notable GOP officials — including Gov. Gary Herbert — were conspicuously absent from the show of support.

Foundation big part of Bill Clinton's post-White House life

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:44pm

When Bill Clinton left the White House, he was popular but tainted by scandal, struggling to find his footing. He eventually channeled his energy into the global philanthropy that bears his name and is shaping so much of his post-presidential legacy.

Less than half of Utahns support spending $10M on Fairpark arena

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

As Utahns flock to the Utah State Fair next week, they will see a new arena under construction. But they apparently aren't big on the state spending $10 million to build what will be the new home to the Days of '47 Rodeo.

FBI: Man threatened to kill President Obama, attack a mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:34am

Federal authorities have arrested a Massachusetts man who they say threatened to assassinate President Barack Obama, bomb several police stations and attack a mosque.

Nevada congressman hospitalized after heart attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:50am

A spokesman says U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy of Nevada is recovering after suffering a heart attack.

Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Clinton

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:10am

Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has won plaudits for her campaign instincts, her deep-rooted loyalty and her glamorous personal style. But she has been thrust into the spotlight for another attribute — as a wronged political wife.

Phoenix sheriff enters primary amid toughest campaign yet

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:41am

Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces three Republican challengers in Tuesday's primary in what has turned out to be the toughest election in his 23 years as the top law enforcer in metro Phoenix.

Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:23am

Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now those details are tripping up his campaign.

Kasich back in New Hampshire with nostalgia, eye on future

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:23am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is campaigning again in New Hampshire.

Democrats, Clinton sending anti-Trump mailers to Utah voters

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:15pm

A new push in Utah by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign to turn voters against GOP nominee Donald Trump is the latest sign the state may be in play in this year's presidential race.

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

Bree Fowler and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10pm

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal

Jennifer Peltz and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:11pm

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman.

Trump criticizes 49ers QB who didn't stand for anthem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:30pm

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Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:50pm

It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation force."

Florida votes in primary featuring Rubio, Wasserman-Schultz

Brendan Farrington and Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:23pm

Florida voters cast ballots in a primary Tuesday featuring two politicians hoping to hold onto their seats after this year's bruising presidential contest, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson has another awkward campaign moment

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is suggesting that poor single moms take jobs in the day care centers watching their children, a practice Wisconsin restricted seven years ago after massive fraud involving government subsidies.

Clinton says she doesn't know "which" Trump will debate

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:50pm

Hillary Clinton is telling supporters that she doesn't know "which Donald Trump" will show up at the presidential debates.