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Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Thomas Beaumont and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 4:04am

Joe Biden plans to propose a criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill that he helped write as a senator and that his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for the mass incarceration of racial minorities since then.

W. Virginia senators take zip line ride at Scout Jamboree

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:39am

West Virginia's two U.S. senators let their adventuresome sides take over at the World Scout Jamboree.

Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair, so he created his own

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:19am

When Bernie Sanders wanted to preview a speech about his signature health care plan, "Medicare for All," he did not opt for a traditional interview.

Gillibrand: Female senators unfairly blamed for Franken exit

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:29pm

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that she doesn't regret calling for Al Franken's resignation from the Senate and that female senators are being blamed for it in a way their male colleagues are not.

New approval rating for Gov. Gary Herbert as he welcomes nation's governors to Salt Lake City

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:47pm

Nearly half of Utah voters approve of the job Gov. Gary Herbert is doing in his last term as governor after a decade in the state's top office, according to poll results released Monday.

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:33pm

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days.

O'Rourke announces 1st campaign hires in early voting Nevada

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:17pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is announcing his first campaign staff hires in the early voting state of Nevada.

Detroit Mayor Duggan endorsing Biden in presidential race

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:58pm

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the race to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.

Term limit initiative launched by United Utah Party

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:20am

The United Utah Party announced Monday a citizen initiative petition is being launched to set term limits on state officials, including legislators and the governor.

Kamala Harris proposes bill to invest in safe drinking water

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:04am

Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing legislation designed to ensure all Americans, particularly those in at-risk communities, have access to safe, affordable drinking water, the latest response to burgeoning water crises across the country.

Democrat Wendy Davis of Texas running for Congress in 2020

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:28am

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis said Monday she is running for Congress, five years after badly losing a bid for governor that was propelled by her 13-hour filibuster of an anti-abortion bill in the state Capitol.

In key Senate races, Democrats buck leftward tilt on issues

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:25pm

MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat."

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:04pm

Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers.

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:49pm

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party.

Teen activists score mental health days for Oregon students

Sarah Zimmerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:48pm

Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:44am

Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up.

Federal government found 'go back to your country' phrase to be considered discriminatory in cases

Rene Marsh and Ellie Kaufman, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:42am

The federal government and the court system have deemed variations of the phrase "go back to where you came from" when used by employees to be discriminatory, cases reviewed by CNN show.

Sanders campaign adapts after Washington primary shift

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:33am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign is hitting Washington state with an early volunteer push.

The Latest: Another Democrat enters 2020 Texas Senate race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:07am

The Latest on Democrats jumping into big 2020 races in Texas (all times local):