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GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

Bob Christie and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:09am

It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year.

Republican wins US House race in Arizona GOP stronghold

Bob Christie and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:00pm

Republican Debbie Lesko won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday, keeping the U.S. House seat in GOP control but by a much narrower margin than expected.

Salt Lake County approves ordinance to enact $58M sales tax hike if enough cities signal support

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:25pm

Under a new ordinance the Salt Lake County Council passed Tuesday, the once-failed $58 million sales tax hike that voters rejected in 2015 will come back from the dead if enough city leaders signal support.

Judge orders reopening of DACA, after 90-day delay

Tal Kopan and Ariane De Vogue, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:45pm

Another federal judge has overruled the Trump administration's efforts to end a popular immigration program — this time saying the government has to accept new applications.

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:32pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

Trump wants 'detente' with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:17pm

President Donald Trump wants to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to achieve "detente" with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. said.

Judge tosses lawsuit by Utah imam involving no-fly listing

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:36pm

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Utah Muslim leader who said he was wrongly placed on a government watch list and temporarily blocked from leaving Kenya with his family last summer.

Rep. John Curtis' school safety summit seeks to 'mine, find and mature' best thinking on security

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:01am

Rep. John Curtis' Safe School Summit held Monday at Provo's Edgemont Elementary School sought to "mine, find and mature," the best thinking on school security in Utah.

Calif. Democrats vying for US House may crowd each other out

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:39am

Fresh-faced Democrats are packing U.S. House races nationwide, inspired to run in the Trump era with hopes of seizing long-held Republican seats in a much-anticipated "blue wave."

No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:31pm

Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron opened the French president's visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house.

Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:23pm

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance.

Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot

James Anderson and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:05pm

Colorado's Supreme Court on Monday knocked six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn from his party's primary, saying the Colorado Springs Republican didn't collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Dems' chances may rest on flipping GOP strongholds in cities

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:26pm

As Dallas has evolved from reliably red to deeply blue, joining many other big cities, one enclave has remained the beating heart of country club conservatism — home to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and former President George W. Bush.

Little-known Mike Kennedy to take on Mitt Romney in Utah GOP primary

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:45pm

Mitt Romney will again face a Kennedy in an election with a U.S. Senate seat on the line. Not one of those Kennedys — this is Mike Kennedy, a state legislator from Alpine.

Ex-Rhode Island governor considers run for old Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:47am

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he's considering running for his old seat in the U.S. Senate.

Ohio governor's race feud grows over Kucinich's Syria work

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:44am

Accusations are escalating in Ohio's Democratic primary for governor over former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's (koo-SIH'-nich-ihz) work with an organization sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Emergency special election will replace Texas' Farenthold

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:31pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended state law and called a special election in June to fill the seat vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who recently resigned following sexual harassment allegations.

APNewsBreak: Candidate refunds illegal EMILY's List donation

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:06pm

A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law.

Arizona Senate can't change rules for replacing McCain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:47pm

Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office.