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Republicans circle Rubio as stakes grow in New Hampshire

Josh Lederman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:51pm

On the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shouldered intensifying attacks Friday from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns.

Gun control not resonating as key issue in New Hampshire

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:10pm

Charleston. San Bernardino. Roseburg, Oregon. With each mass shooting in the United States in the past year, a debate raged about whether gun-control measures were overdue to make Americans safe.

Pres. Obama takes victory lap on economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 1:42pm

President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy — and jab at the Republicans vying for his job.

$11.5M public preschool bill advances; State revenues may fall short  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:52pm

Legislation roundup: An $11.5 million bill that would expand public preschools gained early approval, Utah students marched at the Capitol to battle the "pollution monster" and lawmakers are being warned that they might have less tax money to spend this year.

6 takeaways from Democratic debate

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:06am

No more fake niceties. No more patience. No more Martin O'Malley to get in the way.

Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off face to face

Nancy Benac and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:38pm

Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political establishment.

The Latest: Trump says 'I don't care' about Iowa dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 9:42pm

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):

2 medical marijuana bills advance in Utah

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 9:28pm

Two very different bills that would make medical marijuana available to small percentages of Utahns lept over the first hurdles at the Utah Legislature on Thursday.

Trump campaign shows a different side after Iowa loss

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 8:31pm

Stung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads into election wins. And his team appeared intent to demonstrate on Thursday that they'd learned from any past mistakes.

Utah lawmaker's porn crisis resolution getting worldwide attention

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 5:49pm

A Utah senator is facing media and social media backlash after announcing a resolution asking for resources to fight what he called an "epidemic" of pornography use.

Judge allows Dems to intervene in GOP, state fight over Utah election law

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 5:22pm

A federal judge Wednesday allowed the Utah Democratic Party to intervene in the ongoing fight between the Utah Republican Party and the state over the primary election nominating process.

Obama comparisons trail young senators seeking GOP nod

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 5:20pm

Some Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz supporters get the irony.

Roberts: Partisan confirmation fights hurt court's image

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 5:10pm

Chief Justice John Roberts says he is concerned that partisan political battles over Supreme Court nominations have led to a widespread misunderstanding about the role of the court.

State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 4:40pm

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received classified national security information on their personal email accounts, according to a memo written by the State Department watchdog that was released Thursday.

Oregon businessman announces bid for US Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:30pm

An Oregon businessman is looking to take U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's job.

Former President Bill Clinton in Nevada to boost caucus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:01pm

Campaign officials say former President Bill Clinton will headline rallies in Las Vegas and rural Nye County to support presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and boost enthusiasm ahead of the Feb. 20 state Democratic caucus.

Missouri legislators press to keep university seats vacant

Summer Ballentine and Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 6:01pm

Missouri's Democratic governor is pledging to circumvent the Republican-led Legislature if needed to fill vacancies on the board overseeing the state's flagship university.

Christie: Rubio as out of place in New Hampshire on abortion

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 4:50pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that Republican primary voters in New Hampshire "should be concerned" about presidential rival Marco Rubio's position on abortion, suggesting he is out of step with the state's GOP electorate.

Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidate

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 2:51pm

Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has its first Democratic contender.