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Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:01pm

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

New York senators' scandal highlights vast stipend system

Anna Gronewold, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:14am

Lawmakers in many states get paid extra if they hold leadership posts or oversee important committees. Extra work, the thinking goes, should equal extra pay.

Once an unlikely candidate, Iowa's governor embraces new job

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:11am

As a onetime county office worker in rural Iowa, Republican Kim Reynolds insists she never saw herself running for office, much less serving as governor.

Wisconsin Democrats view Republican Gov. Walker as beatable

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:10am

Wisconsin Democrats say they are increasingly optimistic about their chances of knocking off Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year, even though a top-tier candidate has yet to emerge and they're still recovering from a devastating 2016 election.

Dems try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 6:32am

Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight — for majority control of the House.

AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 1:57pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.

New United Utah Party leader Jim Bennett announces bid for Chaffetz's seat

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:26pm

Jim Bennett, executive director of the newly formed political party United Utah, announced Friday he is running for the 3rd District seat in Congress being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

Washington Post: Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin

Saba Hamedy, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:34pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russia's ambassador Sergei Kislyak, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing US officials briefed on intelligence reports.

Utah senator, mayor among top candidates for Chaffetz's seat

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:22pm

State lawmakers and a mayor were among those expected Friday to lead a packed field of nearly two dozen contenders for the Utah congressional seat soon to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

The Latest: 22 candidates vying for US Rep. Chaffetz's seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:22pm

The Latest on the candidates for U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz's seat in Utah (all times local):

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

Bobby Caina Calvan and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:31pm

Montana's new congressman hasn't even been sworn into his first public office, but people are already talking about his prospects in 2018 and even 2020.

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:29pm

Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP candidate, facing last-minute assault charges, held onto Montana's sole House seat.

Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake

Dana Bash, Shimon Prokupecz and Gloria Borger, CNN  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:32am

Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email was fake — created by Russian intelligence — but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.

The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:50pm

The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local):

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Matthew Daly and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:42pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:13pm

A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration.

Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:32pm

Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

New United Utah Party pushing to make deadline for 3rd District special election

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:04pm

The new United Utah Party submitted petitions Thursday to become an official political party in the state, but probably not in time for the special election in the 3rd Congressional District.

Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana's U.S. House special election after being charged with assaulting reporter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:33pm

Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana's U.S. House special election after being charged with assaulting reporter.