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No new national monuments in Utah, Herbert urges Obama

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:34pm

In a letter penned to President Obama on Monday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged that no new monument designations be made in the state. The letter references the angst still felt in Utah over the last designation in 1996.

Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:01pm

One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch.

NBC poll: Trump leads Walker, Bush

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:34pm

Businessman Donald Trump is still riding high in a new poll, just days ahead of the much anticipated first GOP presidential primary debate.

Attack targets Trump website, Gawker posts old cell number

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:31pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's corporate website was the target of a cyberattack Monday, the same day a celebrity gossip website published an old mobile telephone number for the billionaire businessman.

GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:50pm

The Republican Party's presidential class called for aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue as more than a dozen White House hopefuls faced off in New Hampshire on Monday night for a pointed preview of the first full-fledged debate of the 2016 primary season.

Vocal Biden backer joins super PAC urging VP to run in 2016

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:41pm

One of Vice President Joe Biden's most vocal supporters joined the super PAC urging him to run for president Monday, as interest in Biden's political future spiked amid fresh signs that his aides are looking closely at a 2016 campaign.

Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:41pm

U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume his leadership position on a powerful congressional committee by year's end.

Book deal boosts net worth of GOP 2016 candidate Ted Cruz

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:21pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is worth between $2 million and $4.5 million, a total aided by the roughly $319,000 advance the Republican presidential candidate received to write his best-selling memoir, according to a financial disclosure report released Monday.

Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:31pm

A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries.

Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:31pm

A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday that the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries on Facebook.

Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

Sergio Bustos and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:12pm

Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation's borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.