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Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 2:11pm

Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.

Donald Trump says he'd bring back waterboarding

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 1:49pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the U.S. should engage in much more aggressive interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects as he continues to push a hard line on national security after the Paris attacks.

Clinton: Stances against refugees could hurt law enforcement

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 9:11pm

Hard-line stances against admitting refugees to the United States are a mistake because they hurt law enforcement's ability to build ties within Muslim communities, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Monday.

Sanders invokes MLK legacy as he tries to catch Clinton

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 7:11pm

Campaigning in Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday sought to position himself as a political heir of the slain civil rights leader.

State, Utah GOP appear headed to court over election law — again

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 6:14pm

The conflict over how Utah political parties choose candidates to run for political office appears headed to court again.

Republicans' tough Senate map gets another twist

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 3:10pm

Republicans' plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 just got a bit more complicated.

GOP's Carson says he has capacity to learn foreign policy

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 7:21pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson likens his learning foreign policy to his ability to absorb changing complex medical practices. But Carson is standing by his support for monitoring groups he describes as "anti-American" and keeping Syrian refugees out of the United States.

Trump says he saw people celebrating 9/11 in Jersey City

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 3:41pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he saw people cheering the Sept. 11 attacks across the river in New Jersey — a claim officials strongly deny.

'Keep It in the Ground' event celebrates postponement of auction

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 1:25pm

A national movement calling on President Barack Obama to halt any new federal leases for fossil fuel development held a victory party Tuesday after the Bureau of Land Management postponed an auction. Protests have been targeting the agency.

Follow-up religious liberty legislation 'likely' next year, Utah lawmaker says

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 10:45am

Rep. LaVar Christensen wants Utah lawmakers to have "open hearts and open minds" as the Legislature considers possible follow-up legislation to anti-discrimination and religious rights bills passed early this year.

Trump won't rule out independent run for president

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 9:20am

Republican Donald Trump on Sunday refused to rule out an independent bid for president in 2016, and he dug in on creating a database to track Muslims in the U.S.

The Latest: Carson, Trump repeat call for intel on Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 8:50am

The latest on what presidential candidates are saying about ways to counter the terrorism threat in the United States. All times are local:

In first national TV ad, Rubio talks of terror threat

Sergio Bustos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 8:40am

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio unveils his first national television campaign ad this week, focusing on the terror threat of the Islamic State group.

Democrats celebrate victory in Louisiana governor's race

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 1:12am

Democrats in Louisiana rejoiced as they reclaimed the governor's mansion for the first time in eight years, while the state's GOP leader insisted "our Republican brand is strong" even amid the defeat of a one-time political powerhouse, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

The Latest: Vitter says won't run for US Senate in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 10:12pm

The latest news in the 2015 Louisiana election (all times local):

Rep. Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 9:24pm

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, endorses Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president.

Carson questions claims of racial bias against police

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 2:50pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he is still waiting to see evidence of racial bias by police forces in the U.S.

Challenge fails to block Sanders from NH ballot

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 12:40pm

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear on New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary ballot.

GOP's Carly Fiorina coming to Reno after Las Vegas debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 12:31pm

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is headed to Reno after the Republican debate in Las Vegas next month.