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State responds to Planned Parenthood claims

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 10:45am

The state has challenged the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's claims that its constitutional rights were violated by Gov. Gary Herbert's order to cut off federal funding to the organization.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz supports Rep. Paul Ryan, wouldn't challenge speaker run

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 9:10am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz would get behind Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker of the U.S. House if the Wisconsin Republican decides to run under mounting pressure from his colleagues.

Top New Hampshire Republicans tell Christie to keep going

Kathleen Ronayne and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 7:30am

Despite his single-digit poll numbers and the dominance of another tough-talking candidate, Chris Christie is hearing a clear message from influential Republicans in the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa: Keep going.

West Jordan councilwoman accuses mayor of sexual discrimination

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 10:19pm

Accusations of hostility and sexual discrimination against the West Jordan mayor have surfaced from a city councilwoman, though she never meant for the allegations to go public.

Overhaul of Florida's districts hurts would-be House speaker

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:21pm

A judge called Friday for a sweeping overhaul of Florida's electoral map, including the congressional district held by a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker.

Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:41pm

Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed little appetite for the prestigious yet thankless job of speaker of the House.

Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

Kimberly Pierceall and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:22pm

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

Sanders not overloaded with prep for 1st Democratic debate

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:41am

There are no image consultants, no mock stages and no body language coaches.

Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:44pm

The chances of Rep. Jason Chaffetz becoming U.S. House speaker jumped with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden departure Thursday from the race.

S.L. mayoral candidates debate city issues, political track records

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:41pm

Crime, homelessness and transportation issues underscored Mayor Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski's KUED debate Thursday, but both took advantage of air time to exchange political jabs.

AP source: Rubio raises $6M over last 3 months

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:51pm

Marco Rubio has raised roughly $6 million over the last three months for his Republican presidential bid.

Carson says armed Jews would have 'diminished' Holocaust

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:31pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggests the Holocaust would have been "greatly diminished" if German Jews had been armed with guns.

Judge's ruling upends Florida's political landscape

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 1:52am

The political careers of several members of Congress — including a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker — could come to an abrupt halt under a sweeping overhaul of Florida's electoral map.

Charges dropped against Ron Paul's former campaign manager

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:30pm

A federal judge dismissed charges Friday against Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign manager, leaving two other campaign operatives to stand trial on charges alleging they secretly paid an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.

Vote: Councilman to become Memphis' 1st white mayor since 91

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:00am

Three-term incumbent A C Wharton Jr. has conceded Memphis' mayoral election to a city council member, who is to become the beleaguered city's first white mayor in almost a quarter-century.

Measure to repeal California vaccine law won't be on ballot

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:51pm

Proponents of an effort to repeal California's new stricter law requiring mandatory vaccines for school children failed to submit enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking voters to repeal the law.

Cruz presidential campaign nets $12 million over summer

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:20pm

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is reporting a $12.2 million fundraising boost over the past three months.

Pro-Biden super PAC pulls TV ad about VP's family tragedy

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:03pm

The super PAC urging Vice President Joe Biden to run for president pulled its first television ad off the air Thursday after Biden signaled he preferred that it not run.

Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:02pm

Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.