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Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:31pm

Scott Walker's suggestion that building a wall between Canada and the U.S. might be a "legitimate" idea prompted swift derision from fellow Republicans on Monday and an attempt by his campaign to clarify what he meant.

Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:35pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

Perry campaign will have 1 paid staffer in Iowa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:51pm

Rick Perry's cash-strapped presidential campaign is set to keep going in Iowa with just one paid staffer and some volunteers.

Obama to appear on NBC survival show with Bear Grylls

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:21am

While on his three-day trip to Alaska — aimed at promoting climate change action — President Barack Obama will tape an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," NBC and the White House announced Monday.

Amid controversy, West Jordan councilman aims to realign local government

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:05pm

The City Council again has delayed a discussion on a proposal that could change the way things are done in West Jordan. One member claims residents misunderstand how local government is set up, giving the mayor more power than he can claim.

Rand Paul rallies Utahns, calls Donald Trump mania 'insane'

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:45pm

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul had one word for the Donald Trump phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the country: "Insane."

Donald Trump says he'll decide on third party bid soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:31pm

Donald Trump says he's going to make a decision once and for all about whether he'll mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president.

Ridin' with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP

Lisa Lerer and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01am

The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper.

Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:30am

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.

$83K worth of drugs taken off the streets in Rio Grande district

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:49pm

Mayor Ralph Becker and Interim Police Chief Mike Brown met with residents and business owners in the Rio Grande District on Friday to discuss improving a campaign for public safety.

Becker, Biskupski gearing up for tight mayoral race

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:21pm

With about two months until the general election, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and challenger Jackie Biskupski are digging in their heels for a fierce race.

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

Ken Dilanian, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:32pm

Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

Lawmakers to discuss impeaching NM official accused of fraud

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

Democratic leaders in the New Mexico House of Representatives are raising the possibility of impeachment proceedings against the state's top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her.

Walker spokeswoman: He's not advocating a wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:51pm

A spokeswoman for Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the Wisconsin governor's remarks have been misunderstood -- and that he isn't really calling for a wall between the U.S. and Canada.

Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:51pm

Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95.

Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:31pm

Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died .

Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:51am

International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn't be prepared to use military force if that's what circumstances required, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview that aired on Sunday.

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:42am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

Donald Trump speaks at $100-per-person event near Boston

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:53pm

Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event — which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser — outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign.