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O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:42pm

Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency.

'Good faith' bill making fixes to Utah medical marijuana law advanced by committee

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:47pm

A bill making what were described as technical changes to the Utah Medical Cannabis Act passed in a special legislative session last year was unanimously advanced by a Senate committee Tuesday.

The Latest: AP source: Bernie Sanders' campaign raises $3.3M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:49pm

The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he is running for president in 2020 (all times local):

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:14pm

Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing.

McCabe says Hill leaders didn't object when informed of Trump investigation

Sophie Tatum and Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:08am

Congressional leadership did not object when former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe informed them that the FBI had opened a counter-intelligence investigation into President Donald Trump, McCabe said Tuesday.

Sanders announcement revives criticism from Clinton backers

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:34am

The tension between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton resurfaced on Tuesday after the Vermont senator announced his second run for the White House.

The Latest: Consultant unaware how ballots were collected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:00am

The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:12am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign.

The Latest: Leahy backs Sanders in shift from 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:26am

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N. Carolina poll workers: County's results counted early

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:12pm

Disarray in the administration of the country's last undecided congressional election was illustrated Tuesday when three poll workers testified some votes were counted days ahead of Election Day.

Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:23pm

Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South Carolina.

Protesters say 'Trump is the crisis' after national emergency declaration

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:44pm

Protesters picketed on a interstate overpass Monday, holding signs that read "Trump is the crisis" after President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico.

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:38pm

President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Sen. Kamala Harris says she's no democratic socialist

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:04pm

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Senate OKs bill to reimagine Utah school counselors' duties

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:18pm

The Utah Senate gave final passage to HB81 on Friday, which directs the Utah State Board of Education to reimagine how public school counselors serve students.

Proposal would let Utah women stay on birth control in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:02am

A proposal in the Utah Legislature would allow female jail inmates to take birth control while behind bars, though county sheriffs have raised concerns about cost of providing the medication.

The Latest: Georgia voting problems highlighted at hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:51pm

The Latest on a congressional field hearing in Atlanta on voting problems (all times local):

Trump 2020 campaign announces communication team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:36am

President Donald Trump is staffing-up for his re-election run, naming his communications team for the 2020 campaign.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:43am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020.