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Democrat Wendy Davis of Texas running for Congress in 2020

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

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis announced Monday that she will run for Congress in 2020, five years after badly losing a run 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."

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.

Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:44pm

As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged.

Only 38% of Utahns ready to vote for a second term for President Trump, poll finds

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:11pm

Just over a third of Utahns would vote for another term for President Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Friday.

Plastic or paper? Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:03pm

The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick.

Biden's son Hunter makes his 1st 2020 campaign appearance

Thomas Beaumont and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:54pm

Joe Biden's son Hunter made his 2020 presidential campaign trail debut with his father Friday, two weeks after the former vice president praised him for battling through "tough times," including years of drug and alcohol abuse.

'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

Steve Karnowski and Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:43pm

President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere.

Utah Psychologist Licensing Board approves first step in ending conversion therapy on minors

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:38pm

Conversion therapy on minors, which has been a controversial subject and debated in Utah, could soon be banned through a route other than legislature.

Trump effect the top question in Virginia's key elections

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:24pm

Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats.

In reversal, Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowd

Alan Fram, Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:54pm

President Donald Trump has reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman.

Sen. Mitt Romney proposes more legislation against Chinese tech giant

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:07pm

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and two other Republicans introduced their own bill Thursday to prevent U.S. companies from doing business with a Chinese tech giant that they say poses a threat to national security.

Highland joins other local Utah governments taking stance against abortion

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:31pm

Another Utah city has taken a strong stance against abortion, passing a resolution declaring support for all human life, including the unborn.

Utah majority disapproves of Trump's job performance, poll finds

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:40pm

More than half of Utahns don't like the job President Donald Trump is doing in the White House, according to a new and Y2 Analytics poll released Thursday.

First week over in North Carolina gerrymandering trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:22pm

Challengers of North Carolina legislative districts say the computer files of a deceased Republican mapmaker show how GOP legislators approved boundary lines with illegal political bias.