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Pence launches 'Latinos for Trump' coalition

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:37am

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been "a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans," touting the president's economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America.

2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren pushes election security plan

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:09am

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation's systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a "uniform federal ballot" and the replacement of the independent commission that currently helps administer the vote.

Biden wins early state endorsements, including black leaders

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:08am

Joe Biden's presidential campaign announced a new round of endorsements on Tuesday as the former vice president tries to bolster his status as the Democrats' presidential front-runner. He heralded support from four South Carolina state legislators, including two African Americans, Rep. Carl Anderson and Sen. Kevin Johnson.

Calls increase for Democrats to face climate change in Miami

Curt Anderson and Ellis Rua, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:52am

Rising sea levels could threaten the very existence of Miami and much of the rest of South Florida, and Democrats are facing calls to confront climate change squarely during this week's presidential debates in the low-lying city.

Maryland Democrats: GOP Gov. took $200K in illegal donations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:16am

The Maryland Democratic Party is asking the state board of elections to investigate possible campaign finance violations by Gov. Larry Hogan. An attorney for Hogan's campaign is calling it a "shoddy political hit job."

Queens DA race a test for left-wing vs moderate Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:03am

The national fight between left-wing and moderate Democrats is playing out again Tuesday in New York City, where primary voters are selecting a new Queens district attorney.

Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:59am

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tuesday evening in Cincinnati.

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats most excited by experience in office

Nicholas Riccardi and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:29pm

Most Democratic registered voters are looking for a 2020 presidential candidate who has experience in elected office.

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

Errin Haines Whack and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:23pm

Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood.

Senate confirms Cicero Chairman Randy Shumway as U. trustee; leadership vote on Tuesday

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:43pm

The Utah Senate has confirmed Cicero Group Chairman Randy Shumway as a member of the University of Utah’s board of trustees. The trustees are slated to meet Tuesday morning to vote on board leadership.

Salt Lake's hopes of another Olympics officially shifts to 2030 or beyond

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:02pm

With the decision to give the 2026 Winter Games to Milan, Italy, Salt Lake City's efforts to secure another Olympics officially shifts to 2030 or beyond.

Special prosecutor requested in South Bend police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:47pm

A special prosecutor was requested Monday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions between the black community and law enforcement and roiled the Democratic presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:30pm

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

SLC mayor files amended complaint in lawsuit against Utah Inland Port Authority

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:33pm

Mayor Jackie Biskupski filed an amended complaint against the Utah Inland Port Authority, Monday.

Salt Lake City mayor says city police won't cooperate with possible increased ICE raids

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:16pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski said she has directed Salt Lake police to “not enforce any federal immigration” crackdowns.

Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Laurie Kellman and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:21am

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base .

Merrill joins GOP race to unseat Alabama Democrat in Senate

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:20am

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is joining a growing field of Republican primary candidates competing for a chance to unseat Democratic Sen. Doug Jones next year.

Military veteran is first to challenge Shaheen for Senate

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:08pm

A Republican military veteran on Monday announced his campaign to oust Democrat Jeanne Shaheen from her New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat, which the GOP sees as vulnerable.

GOP aims to copy Dem fundraising power with new online tool

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:11am

Republicans launched a new mobile donation platform on Monday that they hope will rival ActBlue, the Democrats' internet-based fundraising behemoth.