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Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Kathleen Ronayne and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:18pm

When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state.

Trump to unveil his Middle East peace plan amid skepticism

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:15pm

President Donald Trump is set to unveil his administration’s much-anticipated Middle East peace plan in the latest American venture to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Mental illness an 'enormous challenge' to Utah courts, chief justice says

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:14pm

Utah's Supreme Court Chief Justice began his remarks to the Utah House and Senate describing how a line in his great-grandfather’s obituary pulled no punches.

Trump lawyers raise defenses as pressure grows for witnesses

Eric Tucker, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:11pm

President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at his Senate trial.

Utah bill to ban minors from using tanning beds with parental permission fails

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:18pm

A bill that would have banned minors from using tanning beds even if they had a parent’s consent or a doctors note failed in the House Monday afternoon 42-33.

Democrats struggle with how directly to knock Sanders

Bill Barrow and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:48pm

As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week's Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals are struggling with how — and whether — to directly take on the progressive Vermont senator who some Democrats worry won't be able to defeat President Donald Trump.

State Department bars NPR reporter from flying with Pompeo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:18pm

The State Department has denied a National Public Radio reporter a seat aboard Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's plane for an upcoming trip to Europe and Central Asia, the decision coming a few days after Pompeo lashed out at another NPR reporter.

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:37pm

New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected.

Woman behind 'fired up' Obama campaign chant backs Steyer

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:24pm

The South Carolina woman credited with popularizing a memorable slogan and chant that epitomized the 2008 presidential campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama has endorsed Tom Steyer's bid for the White House.

Trump defense counsel Ken Starr says impeachment is 'hell'

Aamer Madhani and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:02pm

Impeachment, he said, “is hell.” A measure of "last resort.” A bad habit to be kicked.

Over 100 state lawmakers accused of misconduct in 3 years

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 1:45pm

State lawmakers across the U.S. have reached a troubling milestone for allegations of sexual misconduct, even as they have taken significant steps to try to prevent and investigate such behavior.

Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:34am

A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers.

Why it Matters: Bolton revelations complicate Trump defense

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:25am

Revelations from former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book are adding some drama to the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Some reasons they could be important:

Democrats' competing impulses: Should they fight or unite?

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:15am

A Democratic presidential race that started as a struggle between the activist left and the moderates has become something far less ideological and more emotional as the first nominating contest has come into view: Should they fight or unite?

Memoir by Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa coming out in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:15am

Sen. Joni Ernst has a book coming out May 26. The Iowa Republican, expected to face a competitive race for reelection this fall, is calling her memoir “Daughter of the Heartland: My Ode to the Country That Raised Me.”

The Latest: Capitol fireplaces go cold for impeachment trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:31am

The Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump (all times local):

More than half of Utahns struggle to afford health care

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:23am

More than half of all Utahns find health care difficult to afford, according to a new study intended to give policymakers a kick in the pants.

Most legal experts say crime not required for impeachment

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:14pm

President Donald Trump's defense relies in part on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime.

Supreme Court: Trump administration can enforce policy that could limit green cards to immigrants using public benefits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:26am

Supreme Court: Trump administration can enforce policy that could limit green cards to immigrants using public benefits.