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Transgender candidate takes on culture warrior in Virginia

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:14am

She's a transgender woman and an experienced journalist who sings in a metal band in her spare time.

A vacant White House job: first pet

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:02am

Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside.

Virginia governor's debate revolves around 'dangerous' Trump

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:34pm

The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President Donald Trump.

SL GOP launches probe into troubled recorder's deputy

Katie McKellar,annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:08pm

The Salt Lake County Republican Party is launching an investigation into a deputy of the county's embattled recorder.

Spicer abruptly resigns; Big shakeup for Trump press shop

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:17pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV.

San Juan County welcomes redrawing of election districts

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:16pm

San Juan County commissioners are welcoming a federal judge's order that an independent expert redraw the southeastern Utah county's commission and school board election districts because they're unconstitutional.

Trump ex-campaign manager Lewandowski sues neighbors for $5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:03pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager has filed a $5 million lawsuit against his New Hampshire neighbors over access to a pond-front property.

Cruz coming to Utah to campaign for Herrod; Ainge announces state lawmaker support

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:54pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of Utah's GOP presidential caucus vote last year, will be in Utah on July 29 to rally for 3rd Congressional District Republican primary candidate Chris Herrod.

Mandel backs 'pizzagate' promoter, dings anti-hate group

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:39pm

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has sided on social media with the right-wing personality behind the online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" over an anti-hate group seeking to call out the man's behavior.

Milo Yiannopoulos on Trump, Ariana Grande and Russia

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos calls himself the "most fabulous supervillain on the internet" and that's probably not an exaggeration. He's angered everyone from liberals to the alt-right with his controversial comments.

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:11pm

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:50pm

The boundaries of election districts in San Juan County are unconstitutional and violate the rights of Native Americans who make up roughly half the southeastern Utah county's population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time.

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis.

Super PAC launches another ad in heated Alabama Senate race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:04am

A super PAC supporting incumbent Sen. Luther Strange launched another ad spotlighting U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' past criticisms of President Donald Trump in a bid to keep the conservative congressman out of a runoff in Alabama's heated Senate primary.

Sen. John McCain had aggressive brain tumor surgically removed

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 6:19pm

Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator's care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Key Washington state Senate race is drawing big money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:19pm

A competitive Washington state Senate election that will determine the balance of power in Olympia is already drawing big money.

Former McCain rival suggests he resign because of cancer

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:41pm

An Arizona Republican who tried to oust Sen. John McCain last year suggested Friday that he resign because he has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Democrat Surveyor running against GOP Rep. Stewart for House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:53pm

The co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters is running to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah next year.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 12:38pm

A federal judge has ruled for the second time that the boundaries of election districts in a southeastern Utah county are unconstitutional and violate the rights of American Indians who make up roughly half the county's population.