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Lynch meeting latest episode to strain Clinton trust

Ken Thomas and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 2nd - 12:31am

An impromptu meeting between Bill Clinton and the nation's top cop could further undermine Hillary Clinton's efforts to convince voters to place their trust in her, highlighting perhaps her biggest vulnerability.

Sen. Al Jackson resigns from Utah Legislature

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:31pm

State Sen. Al Jackson, R-Highland, turned in his resignation Friday after announcing last fall that he intended to step down after the 2016 Legislature.

Email urges Utah GOP delegates to dump Trump

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:04pm

Utahns headed to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month are being urged to support a last-ditch effort to dump their party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Updated primary results narrow House race involving former speaker

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:31pm

An incumbent House representative may lose his seat after updated results released Friday showed only seven votes separate him from his opponent.

Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:30pm

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign.

The Latest: Clinton to campaign next week in Atlantic City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 4:10pm

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AP sources: Trump vetting Gingrich, Christie, Pence for VP

Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:11pm

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks.

The Latest: Fiberglass donkeys swarm Philly for convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:10pm

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A presidential bar and more: Cleveland for conventioneers

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:51pm

Conventioneers, political geeks and others heading to the GOP convention in Cleveland, take note: With seven presidents born in Ohio, there's a lot of history here.

Chris Christie being vetted for Donald Trump VP, source says

Jamie Gangel and Tal Kopan, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:41pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — a former Donald Trump rival turned top defender — is being vetted as a possible running mate for the presumptive Republican nominee, a source confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

Utah Sen. Lee defends not endorsing Trump so far

David Wright, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:39am

Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday cited Donald Trump's use of a baseless tabloid report that Ted Cruz's father helped conspire to kill President John F. Kennedy as a reason he has yet to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee in a heated exchange.

Election set to fill seat vacated by convicted congressman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:31pm

A special election will be held the day of the general election to fill a Pennsylvania U.S. House seat left vacant by a Democratic congressman convicted in a federal racketeering case.

US House candidates Cheney, Christensen tussle over abortion

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 3:11pm

The race for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House race heated up as two Republican candidates, Liz Cheney and state Sen. Leland Christensen, tussled Friday over a failed effort in the state Legislature several years ago to get women to reconsider having abortions.

Democrats outpace GOP in Nevada voter registration in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:51pm

Nevada's Democratic voter base grew faster than the Republican voter base in June.

City settles lawsuit over rush-hour convention protest ban

Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 1:41pm

Philadelphia has lifted a blanket ban on rush-hour protests in its central business district during the Democratic National Convention and has agreed to give a demonstration permit to an anti-poverty group.

Clinton campaign says it has $44M in bank for 2016 race

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 12:01pm

Hillary Clinton begins July with $44 million in cash to continue hammering Republican Donald Trump in the race for the White House.

California Legislature approves gun measures before break

Alison Noon and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:10pm

The California Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown 12 gun-control measures as Democratic lawmakers try a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop a proposed ballot initiative.

$900K in TV ads take aim at Senate hopeful Heck over banks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:21pm

A Democratic super PAC is launching TV ads attacking Republican Senate candidate Rep. Joe Heck for positions he's taken on bank taxes and Social Security.

Judge: 'Decent case' political role in Wisconsin voting laws

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:21am

A federal judge said Thursday that opponents of more than a dozen new Wisconsin election laws had made a "pretty decent case" that Republicans approved them to secure a partisan advantage, but added he isn't convinced the measures actually had a dramatic effect.