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It's official: Jason Chaffetz to make run for House speaker

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:19pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Sunday he is making a run for House speaker against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California. Chaffetz said he believes the American people are ready for a change and a more united Republican Congress.

A look at elections in Utah's 5 'other' biggest cities

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:55am

A roundup of some of the most notable elections happening in the five biggest Utah cities after Salt Lake City.

Seeking a candidate to love, voters find Clinton one to like

Lisa Lerer and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:10am

Inside the arena, the roar was deafening when Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage at the annual convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Thousands of people jumped to their feet to welcome their party's White House front-runner with cheers and noisemakers emblazoned with her campaign logo.

Biden backs transgender military service as US weighs policy

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 5:20am

Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.

Clinton promotes gay rights as a main pillar of 2016 bid

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 7:22pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday delivered the strongest speech in support of gay rights in the 2016 presidential race on Saturday, promising that ending discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people would be a central pillar of her administration.

Trump defends 2nd Amendment following Oregon shootings

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 6:52pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channeled 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead.

Fiorina makes distortion of Planned Parenthood a centerpiece

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 4:01pm

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has spent the last two weeks repeating an erroneous description of videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists. That seems bound to continue as she makes her opposition to Planned Parenthood a centerpiece of her 2016 campaign.

Sanders says he opposes no-fly zone in Syria

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 12:01pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he opposes a unilateral American no-fly zone in Syria, arguing that it could pull the U.S. into the Syrian civil war and "lead to a never-ending U.S. entanglement in that region."

State: Planned Parenthood to be funded until Dec. 31

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 11:20am

State officials are complying with a judge's temporary order to keep funds flowing to Planned Parenthood in Utah and now say they'll extend funding to the organization until the end of the year.

Hatch: Gun control laws won't stop mass shootings

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 9:35am

Gun control laws aren't the answer to stop mass shootings and may make residents of states that restrict access to weapons more vulnerable, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah said Friday.

Mayor Ben McAdams calls out Becker challenger Biskupski in TV ad

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 9:32pm

In one of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker's TV ads scheduled to air Monday, the Salt Lake County mayor directly singles out Becker's rival, Jackie Biskupski.

Sources: Chaffetz planning to run for U.S. House speaker

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 7:18pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is planning a run for U.S. House speaker, sources tell KSL.

Democratic presidential candidate O'Malley visiting Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:20am

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is planning to meet with unions and Latino leaders during a two-day campaign stop in Las Vegas.

Former Nevada Gov. Bob List endorses Marco Rubio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:01pm

Former Nevada Gov. Bob List is endorsing Marco Rubio for president after the first candidate he backed dropped out of the race.

Christie: I'd rather jump off bridge than be in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:41am

Chris Christie wants to come to Washington. Just don't ask him to make the leap from governor of New Jersey to Capitol Hill legislator.

Clinton wins endorsement of National Education Association

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 1:21pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton was endorsed Saturday by the National Education Association, the nation's largest labor union, giving her campaign a boost in an increasingly competitive Democratic primary race.

Paul: Kentucky needs gov to stand up to federal government

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 12:11pm

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Saturday that his home state of Kentucky needs a governor willing to stand up to the federal government he aspires to lead from the White House.

Bill Clinton targets rural, energy issues in West Virginia

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 8:31pm

Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that struggling rural regions like coal-dependent southern West Virginia, a once-Democratic stronghold now firmly red, should be the focus of new energy investments and infrastructure improvement.

Bush, Clinton display the political divide over gun control

Bill Barrow and Sergio Bustos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 6:01pm

Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush and other Republicans declared their opposition to stiffer gun laws Friday in the aftermath of the Oregon college mass shooting, while Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a national movement to counter the power of the gun lobby.