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Jewell bashes Trump administration over monument review

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:50pm

At the opening of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell lamented the Trump administration's monument review, saying the new U.S. president should be looking at creating monuments, not dismantling them.

Indiana Rep. Luke Messer announces 2018 Senate bid

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:52pm

Indiana Rep. Luke Messer announced Wednesday that he will challenge Sen. Joe Donnelly, who is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election next year.

Ainge calls Curtis 'moderate', says he's 'not telling the real story on the campaign trail'

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:22pm

Tanner Ainge, one of three Republicans in next month's 3rd Congressional District primary election, differentiated himself Tuesday from the frontrunner in the race, Provo Mayor John Curtis.

Lee no longer a holdout on health care — at least for now

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 9:06pm

After being a holdout on the Senate's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, cast a deciding vote Tuesday in favor of going forward with debate.

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:08pm

Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.

Cheers for McCain, then a speech like impassioned prophet

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:30pm

The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation.

Gov. Gary Herbert endorses Provo Mayor John Curtis in 3rd District race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:28pm

Gov. Gary Herbert endorsed Provo Mayor John Curtis over two other Republicans in next month's primary election in the 3rd Congressional District race.

Minneapolis police shooting tests mayor as re-election looms

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 4:47pm

Mayor Betsy Hodges had barely begun explaining why she demanded the resignation of the Minneapolis police chief following another fatal officer-involved shooting when some of the protesters who backed her decision interrupted the news conference with an ominous warning.

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:51pm

John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party's reeling effort to repeal Obamacare.

No Russia collusion, 'nothing to hide,' Kushner tells Senate

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:01pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner answered questions from Senate investigators for hours behind closed doors Monday, acknowledging four meetings with Russians during and after Trump's victorious White House bid and insisting he had "nothing to hide." He emerged smiling to publicly declare, "All of my actions were proper."

Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:36pm

A federal judge on Monday cleared the way for President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter roll information from the states.

Promising 'A Better Deal,' Democrats try to rebrand party

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:51pm

Promising "A Better Deal" for American workers, Democratic Party leaders rolled out a new agenda with a populist pitch on Monday aimed at winning back the working-class voters they lost to President Donald Trump in November.

Transgender woman challenges Virginia bathroom bill sponsor

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:41pm

She's a transgender woman and an experienced journalist who sings in a metal band in her spare time.

A vacant White House job: first pet

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:31am

Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside.

Virginia governor's debate revolves around 'dangerous' Trump

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:34pm

The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President Donald Trump.

SL GOP launches probe into troubled recorder's deputy

Katie McKellar,annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:08pm

The Salt Lake County Republican Party is launching an investigation into a deputy of the county's embattled recorder.

Diaz or Taddeo to replace legislator who resigned over slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:18pm

Republican Jose Felix Diaz and Democrat Annette Taddeo will meet in a special election to replace a Florida legislator who resigned after using a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues.

Trump FBI pick represented Christie a year before agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:51pm

President Donald Trump's pick to run the FBI represented New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for nearly a year before a mandatory retainer agreement was signed, according to records obtained by a New York City radio station.

Key Washington state Senate race is drawing big money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:19pm

A competitive Washington state Senate election that will determine the balance of power in Olympia is already drawing big money.