Brian Slodysko, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 9:37am
Some big fundraising hauls by Democrats have eased worries that lackluster totals last quarter were a sign the party would struggle to stockpile cash for the general election fight with President Donald Trump.
Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | PostedJul 15th - 4:36am
A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in a political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts.
Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems.
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country will continue after an upcoming national sweep that President Donald Trump said would start Sunday.
A man being investigated for fraud in connection with what turned out to be bogus planned appearances in Utah by Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has been charged in Wyoming with possessing a stolen car.
Eight candidates in the crowded race to be mayor of Utah's capital city will be participating in the first televised debate on Monday at noon when KSL-TV Ch. 5 and other stations broadcast the debate live.
Alan Fram, Associated Press | PostedJul 12th - 6:27pm
Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas "in front of the American flag" and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future arrivals.
Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | PostedJul 12th - 3:27pm
President Donald Trump on Friday announced in a tweet that U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty would launch a bid for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat, giving the top Republican contender an unconventional entry into the state's most competitive 2020 contest.
Steve Peoples, Associated Press | PostedJul 12th - 2:42pm
The highly public rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a clutch of freshmen congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has spilled into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest. The intramural conflict is threatening to overshadow President Donald Trump's history of race-baiting.
Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | PostedJul 12th - 2:38pm
A few dozen computer files recovered from the home of a deceased Republican redistricting consultant can be offered as evidence in next week's partisan gerrymandering trial in North Carolina, state judges ruled on Friday.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | PostedJul 12th - 2:30pm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she wants to complete a deal with President Donald Trump this month that would raise the government's borrowing limit and set spending levels for the coming budget year.
The Utah GOP has hired a new executive director, Laurel Price, who served as a top aide to former 4th District Congresswoman Mia Love, who lost the seat to Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams in last year's election.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was in Utah Thursday to tour several facilities, including a $46 million mixed-use project under construction being called the Hub of Opportunity.
Marc Levy, Associated Press | PostedJul 12th - 2:22pm
Pennsylvania's Republican Party is trying to amicably settle a contested race for chairman between a candidate who had backing from top Trump campaign officials and a rival who previously had support from many Trump-aligned party activists.