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Utah governor signs 163 bills, including bill banning abortions solely for Down syndrome

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:51pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 75 bills, according to his office, bringing the total number of bills passed by the 2019 Utah Legislature so far to 99.

Sen. Mike Lee elected chairman of Joint Economic Committee

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:27pm

Sen. Mike Lee has been elected as chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched."

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:12pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation, ending a probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency with no new charges but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings.

Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:42pm

When the top lieutenant to a presidential contender phoned Georgia Democratic Party chairwoman Nikema Williams recently to ask for a one-on-one meeting, Williams declined.

Trump signs bill to name North Ogden V.A. building after fallen Mayor Brent Taylor

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:17pm

A federal building in North Ogden will now bear the name of the city's fallen mayor who died while deployed in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard.

O'Rourke tackles racial issues in first South Carolina visit

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:23am

In the first primary state where Democratic presidential hopefuls can test their mettle before a mostly black audience, Beto O'Rourke took on issues of race Friday, telling South Carolina voters that he might not know their struggles firsthand but wants to be a president who can try to fix them.

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:02am

Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history.

Democratic Socialists group endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:17am

The Democratic Socialists of America has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in his second run for president.

Trump intensified attacks on Mueller report before release

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:08am

President Donald Trump intensified his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in the hours before the report was submitted Friday.

Booker nets 1st 2020 endorsement from S. Carolina lawmaker

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:03am

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the crucial early-voting state of South Carolina.

Sanders aims for strong showing in delegate-rich California

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:24pm

By the time California's presidential primary election arrived in 2016, Bernie Sanders was a beaten man. This time around, everything has changed.

Joe Biden faces a challenge winning over progressives

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:14pm

Joe Biden says he has "the most progressive record" of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree.

Former secretary of interior talks Utah recreation, Bears Ears

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:43pm

A former secretary of the interior in President Barack Obama's administration visited the University of Utah to praise the state's lands and share her ideas for recreating in and maintaining the nation's wildernesses.

Gillibrand seeks to improve asylum process for immigrants

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:57pm

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand pitched her ideas Thursday to improve the asylum process while touring a law clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that helps immigrants with legal matters.

Hogan: Trump challenge now 'doesn't make any sense at all'

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:13pm

While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he says that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all."

O'Rourke: People with disabilities will help lead campaign

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:44pm

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities serve in leadership positions, both in his campaign and, if he wins, in his administration.

The Latest: Lame-duck parties can file briefs until Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:57am

The Latest on Wisconsin Republicans' attempt to stay an order blocking their lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul (all times local):

Officials: Man defrauded donors with fake Bernie, Beto sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:40pm

Federal prosecutors say an 80-year-old California man defrauded donors by setting up fake political action committees purporting to support campaigns including Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke's Senate race in Texas.