News  /  Politics  / 

Recent Stories

The Latest: Federal officials warn of hacking attempts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:13am

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

In Charlotte, police shooting affects presidential politics

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:31am

The killing of a black man by a Charlotte police officer, and the sometimes violent protests that followed, have intensified the political divide in a state crucial to deciding whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency.

Trump injects Bill Clinton scandals into 2016 race

Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:31am

Donald Trump shamed a former beauty pageant winner Friday for her sexual history and encouraged Americans to check out what he called her "sex tape," in an early-morning tweet-storm that dragged him further away from his campaign's efforts to broaden its appeal to women.

Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:40am

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making "nasty" ads about him. Most of Clinton's commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy.

Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:30am

Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same.

Love, Owens take shots at each other in new TV ads

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51pm

The 4th Congressional District race took on an even tougher tone Wednesday with the release of new television commercials by both Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Democratic challenger Doug Owens.

The Latest: Trump praises Germany's Merkel as 'great' leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:01pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Utah lawmakers to again consider 'constitutional carry' gun bill

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:05pm

A state lawmaker wants to allow people to pack a concealed gun without a permit in Utah, a controversial proposal that has failed to become law the past few years.

Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader

Josh Lederman and Patrick Mairs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:01pm

Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.

Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:01pm

Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same.

Trump goes after Clinton _ Bill Clinton _ in rancorous race

Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:41pm

Donald Trump abruptly resurrected Bill Clinton's impeachment on Thursday, adding the former president's infidelities to the already-rancorous 2016 campaign. Trump warned voters in battleground New Hampshire that a Hillary Clinton victory would bring her husband's sex scandal back to the White House.

State school board candidate debates and interviews

KSL.com  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:12pm

There are eight Utah State Board of Education seats up for election this year. Of those, seven are in a primary. The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools has organized debates for every district facing a primary.

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:43pm

Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

Top US officials working to release Utah man from Venezuelan prison

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:23pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro earlier this week regarding the imprisonment of Josh Holt, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said.

Clinton struggling to win over the young voters she needs

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:11pm

John Morales was interning for Bernie Sanders' campaign when the longshot Democratic candidate's hopes started to fade in the spring. That's when Libertarian Gary Johnson caught his interest.

Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:16pm

Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror.

WHY IT MATTERS: Russia looms as key issue for United States

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:02am

THE ISSUE: Russia cannot be ignored. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has never posed such a vexing problem to U.S. policymakers as it does now. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East and increasingly Asia and the Americas, Russia is making its voice heard and its presence felt.

Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:52am

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely beneficiary, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.

Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

Steve Peoples and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:31pm

Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing no sign of making big changes to his message or debate preparation before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton. The outspoken Republican nominee instead pressed ahead with an aggressive strategy focused on speaking directly to his white, working-class loyalists across the Midwest.

Correction: Campaign 2016-Debate-Fact Check-Audits story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

In a story Sept. 26 fact-checking Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's claims about having his tax returns audited, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the IRS does not use the term "examination" for any kind of formal action. The terms "examination" and "audit" are synonymous.