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House Democrats want wealthier Utahns to pay more in income taxes

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 11:58am

Utah House Democrats offered their own tax reform plans Thursday, calling for imposing higher income tax rates those earning more than $150,000 and replacing the state sales tax with a gross receipts tax on businesses.

Kerry endorses Biden as ad cites NATO leaders mocking Trump

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 10:37am

John Kerry, the former secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden for president on Thursday, buoying the former vice president's argument that his international experience should be a deciding factor for voters in 2020.

Georgia GOP Rep Tom Graves to retire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 10:23am

Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Graves said Thursday he'll retire after his current term in Congress, joining a larger-than-typical group of lawmakers taking their leave from an increasingly partisan and unproductive Washington.

US: Iran may have killed more than 1,000 in recent protests

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:45am

The Trump administration on Thursday accused Iranian security forces of killing more than 1,000 people in crackdowns against recent protests that have swept the country. The allegation came as U.S. officials said the Pentagon is considering sending thousands of additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression.

Warren hires director in Super Tuesday state Colorado

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:30am

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announced Thursday she has hired a state director in Colorado and will open multiple offices in the state. It's the latest move by the Massachusetts senator in a Western state that's part of the Super Tuesday contests in March.

House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:30am

Finger pointing and voice hoarse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday delivered a broadside to a reporter that might well apply to all of impeachment-era Washington: “Don't mess with me."

Lawsuit challenges social media disclosure rule for visas

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 8:56am

Two organizations of documentary filmmakers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that new rules requiring U.S. visa applicants to register their social media handles are making them fearful of publicly speaking their minds.

U.S. Senate confirms David Barlow as federal judge in Utah

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 7:22am

The U.S. Senate confirmed David B. Barlow on Wednesday to serve as a federal judge in Utah.

Salt Lake County DA has harsh criticism for County Council over funding

Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Dec 5th - 7:01am

It’s just not enough. That’s the message from Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill about the budget the county approved for next year.

House will draft Trump impeachment articles, Pelosi says

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:22am

The U.S. House is pressing forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday.

Booker's critical test? Languishing campaign plots a rebound

Alexandra Jaffe and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 10:10pm

The news of Kamala Harris' sudden departure from the presidential race came during an all-staff conference call led from Cory Booker's campaign headquarters in Newark, the New Jersey city that he led for seven years and that propelled him to national fame. Within hours, Booker dictated a message calling Harris “my friend and my sister,” and a directive was issued to show her team respect at a difficult moment.

Across Capitol Hill, impeachment saga shifts

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 5:29pm

A different chairman. A committee twice the size. A shift from evidence to law.

NC lawmaker may challenge Sen. Tillis after district redrawn

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 4:57pm

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Walker may challenge GOP Sen. Thom Tillis for the party's Senate nomination next year or might run against either of two GOP House colleagues in their primaries, a spokesman for Walker said Wednesday.

Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

Brian Slodysko and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 4:34pm

Kamala Harris’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump suddenly loses interest in stock market

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 3:42pm

President Donald Trump offered a faulty take on the Constitution's grounds for impeachment Wednesday as he wrapped up a NATO summit marked by his misstatements on several fronts.

Orem Owlz owner breaks silence, endorses Washington task force trying to stop MLB plan

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 4th - 1:31pm

The owner of the Orem Owlz announced Wednesday he supports a bipartisan Washington task force aimed at stopping Major League Baseball’s plan to cut 42 teams from the Minor League Baseball system.

Levinson family in court 13 years after Iran disappearance

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 1:09pm

Douglas Levinson recalls watching his father pack for an overseas trip. He knew the trip was to the Middle East and, at age 13, knew vaguely that this represented instability and danger.

6 apply for Missouri's nonpartisan redistricting post

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 12:10pm

About half a dozen people have applied for an influential new job in Missouri to draw state legislative districts under a nationally unique mandate to achieve “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" in elections.

Board finds border agents broke rules in shooting at cars

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 8:24am

Four Border Patrol agents didn't follow department rules when they opened fire in two separate incidents along the U.S.-Mexico Border, both involving agents shooting at drivers who were trying to speed away, a review board has found.