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Trump sends mixed messages to China on trade war

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 5:23pm

Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges.

The Latest: Sanders campaigns in McConnell's home state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 3:34pm

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' visit to Kentucky (all times local):

On anniversary of John McCain's death, Cindy McCain says he'd be 'very disappointed' by politics now

Caroline Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Aug 25th - 1:45pm

Cindy McCain said recently that she thought her late husband, Sen. John McCain, would be greatly troubled by the state of American politics.

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh to challenge Trump in 2020 GOP primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:32am

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman ad tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a longshot challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is "completely unfit" for office and must be denied a second term.

Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 4:31pm

The Democratic National Committee on Saturday quashed a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.

Biden evokes '68, asks: What if Obama had been assassinated?

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:59pm

Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his presidential campaign in 2008?

Poll: Only 30% of Utahns support removing requirement that income taxes be spent on education

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:19pm

Just 30% of Utah voters support amending the state constitution to remove the requirement that all income tax revenues be spent on education, a new poll finds.

Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in 'softer way'

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:11pm

Rep. Steve King said Friday he stands by his recent comments about rape and incest that sparked bipartisan criticism but acknowledged he could have made his point in a "softer way."

Biden says Trump making America less secure, less respected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:03pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing Donald Trump ahead of the president's visit to the Group of Seven summit in France, saying Trump is engaged in an "irrational and self-defeating campaign to make America less secure and less respected in the world."

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:49pm

Texas' muscular gun-rights lobby swiftly pushed back after Gov. Greg Abbott raised the possibility of tighter firearms laws in response to a gunman killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart.

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate not going for 'nice guy'

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:02pm

Republican Tate Reeves was a 29-year-old banker and political novice when he won his first statewide office in Mississippi in 2003. After two terms as treasurer and the next two as lieutenant governor, Reeves now has his sights set on becoming governor.

The Latest: Harris gets warm welcome at California meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:34pm

The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local):

Kentucky governor's remark stirs spat with ex-GOP challenger

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:46am

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term.

Ojeda says medical records leak derailed congressional bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:49am

Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who's charged with leaking medical records.

2020 Democratic field: Narrowing but unwieldy, unpredictable

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:40am

The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination.

Israeli court bars nationalist activists from upcoming polls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 2:37pm

Israel's Supreme Court has barred two activists from a hard-line, nationalist party from running in upcoming elections.

Joe Walsh, a tea party favorite and former Illinois congressman, to challenge Trump for GOP presidential nomination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:07am

Joe Walsh, a tea party favorite and former Illinois congressman, to challenge Trump for GOP presidential nomination.

Florida man gets 15 months for threatening Bernie Sanders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:25pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for leaving threatening voicemails for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Trump: I'll visit North Carolina for congressional candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:27am

President Donald Trump says he'll campaign in North Carolina for the Republican nominee in a special election for the country's last unfilled congressional seat from the 2018 races.