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Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:10pm

The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls.

Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

Eli Watkins CNN  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:29pm

Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida.

Trump's movement campaign likely to turn on the margins

Bill Barrow and Sergio Bustos, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 11:40am

Donald Trump calls his presidential campaign a mass movement, but he must show he can coax enough support from voters who twice delivered the White House to Barack Obama.

Lee praises Trump's potential Supreme Court picks but hasn't endorsed him

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:36pm

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, really likes Donald Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees, but that hasn't persuaded him to endorse the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Cleveland authorities to tout convention preparedness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:01pm

City officials plan to present an overview of security preparation for this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, seeking to counter continuing concerns about readiness to host the event expected to bring 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio.

AP-NORC Poll: Interest, not excitement in White House race

Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:51pm

Mary Heintzelman shakes her head in disgust over the presidential election.

California US Senate choice could come down to 2 Democrats

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:11pm

California Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an election-day surprise by ousting her strongest rival and fellow Democrat, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, from the race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

Presidential race shows deep seated strife toward

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:10am

It started with Mexicans being publicly compared by presidential candidate Donald Trump to criminals and rapists. It escalated to ejections, to sucker punches, to pepper spray. And now violence and strife seems to be a commonplace occurrence out on the campaign trail.

Are Utahns tiring of Mitt Romney challenging Donald Trump?

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:59am

Mitt Romney said he's critical of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump so he "can sleep at night," but some Utahns may be growing tired of him challenging a fellow Republican.

Trump tells California 'there is no drought'

Jill Colvin and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:00pm

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought."

Trump says he no longer wants to debate Sanders

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:11pm

Republican Donald Trump says he's not interested in debating Democrat Bernie Sanders after all.

Trump encourages Rubio to run again for Senate

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:40pm

After months of trading vicious insults, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio are suddenly making nice.

'Never Hillary' unifies Republicans squeamish about Trump

Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:38pm

Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:10pm

It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump's standards — aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico.

Unprecedented excitement at Libertarian Party convention

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:01pm

The deep unpopularity of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has led to an unprecedented level of excitement at the Libertarian Party's presidential nominating convention in Orlando this year.

Sanders fails to oust Clinton backers from convention roles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:50am

Democratic officials have rejected Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention.

Johnson's Senate committee to release Tomah report

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:00am

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, in the midst of a tough re-election battle, plans to release a report next week detailing a congressional committee's yearlong investigation into a painkiller-abuse scandal at Tomah's Veterans Affairs medical facility, which was once known as "Candy Land."

The Latest: Kansas Democrat rips GOP on schools, LGBT issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 7:51pm

The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on school funding (all times local):

Police department won't send officers to RNC, cites concerns

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:52pm

A North Carolina police department has rescinded its offer to send 50 police officers to this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, citing concerns about insurance coverage and whether the city is prepared to host an event that's expected to bring 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio.