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FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

Michael R. Blood and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:40pm

The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks.

Democrats challenge independent bid for Kansas governor

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:31pm

Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats' chances of winning.

Could Ogden be new home for BLM headquarters?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:15pm

Rep. Rob Bishop is bringing top U.S. Department of Interior official to Ogden next week for a tour and discussion on the reorganization of the agency. His full committee will conduct a field hearing in Roosevelt and will meet to discuss forest fires.

Watergate wisdom? Cohen lawyer turns to Nixon turncoat

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:37pm

If anyone knows what Michael Cohen is up against, his lawyer figures it's John Dean, the former White House counsel who turned on President Richard Nixon and helped run him out of office.

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:29pm

Voters in Alaska on Tuesday will select a Republican to move on to what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House.

Whitmer names 'tech guru' Gilchrist as Michigan running mate

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:37am

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a "tech guru" who would fix problems in state government.

Record number of women have won major party primaries

Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:09pm

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.

Prominent Republicans struggling to fit into Trump's party

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07pm

The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing.

Steve Bannon says GOP must rally behind Trump to survive

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:03pm

Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans.

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:16pm

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.

Trump says his White House counsel not a 'RAT' like Nixon's

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:23am

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia investigation as "McCarthyism."

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:08pm

Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated.

Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:39pm

Minnesota Democrats are standing behind U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his bid for state attorney general, with the state party giving him an endorsement Saturday amid an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend.

Republican insurgent gives Wyoming Senate incumbent a fight

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:34am

Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed caregiver and helped launch his political career.

Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:13am

Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his burgeoning career and his ability to walk led instead to a political rise that could make Sutton the first Democrat elected South Dakota governor in over four decades.

Ex-Senate president's spouse admits making crank phone calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:01pm

The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has pleaded guilty to placing harassing phone calls to a treatment facility where he was a patient.

The Latest: Walker submits signatures for general election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:17pm

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Stacey Abrams' record complicates 'radical' label from GOP

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:59pm

Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia governor as a progressive who knows how to negotiate with Republicans to get things done.

Banking giant says no to Florida candidate who supports pot

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:28am

A Florida candidate running to become the state's next agriculture commissioner says banking giant Wells Fargo shut down her campaign account because she supports medical marijuana.