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O'Rourke says owning, using guns taught him responsible use

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:29pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S.

Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, Chad Day and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:08am

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand calls Trump a coward

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 4:04am

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday launched a pointed attack of President Donald Trump and his policies, speaking feet away from one of Trump's Manhattan properties. She called Trump a "coward" who "punches down" and says that he is "tearing apart the moral fabric of our country."

Testing strength, Harris and Sanders take 2020 to rival turf

Paul J. Weber and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 6:40pm

Charging onto the home turf of their Democratic rivals, Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Texas for the first time Saturday while Sen. Bernie Sanders swung through California — both a test of early strength in a crowded presidential race and a peek at the country's two biggest states carrying big stakes in 2020.

Facebook detected overseas ad farm targeting Utah midterm election

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:01pm

Facebook stopped an overseas ad farm targeting Utah’s midterm election last fall, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

Jackie Biskupski honors Salt Lake's women leaders, hopes awards continue under next mayor

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:22am

Salt Lake women were honored at the second-annual Deedee Corradini Women’s Leadership Awards Thursday, named after the city's first woman to serve as mayor. Outgoing Mayor Jackie Biskupski says she hopes the awards continue after she leaves office.

Voters in New Hampshire fill in blanks on O'Rourke candidacy

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:44am

Beto O'Rourke leaves room for voters to decide for themselves what he is and what he could be.

Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:29am

Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's efforts to elect him.

Utah members of Congress call for release of Mueller report

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:35pm

Members of Utah's congressional delegation renewed their call for the public release of Robert Mueller's report on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Utah governor signs 163 bills, including bill banning abortions solely for Down syndrome

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:51pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 75 bills, according to his office, bringing the total number of bills passed by the 2019 Utah Legislature so far to 99.

Sen. Mike Lee elected chairman of Joint Economic Committee

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:27pm

Sen. Mike Lee has been elected as chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched."

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:12pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings.

Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:42pm

When the top lieutenant to a presidential contender phoned Georgia Democratic Party chairwoman Nikema Williams recently to ask for a one-on-one meeting, Williams declined.

Trump signs bill to name North Ogden V.A. building after fallen Mayor Brent Taylor

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:17pm

A federal building in North Ogden will now bear the name of the city's fallen mayor who died while deployed in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard.

O'Rourke tackles racial issues in first South Carolina visit

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:23am

In the first primary state where Democratic presidential hopefuls can test their mettle before a mostly black audience, Beto O'Rourke took on issues of race Friday, telling South Carolina voters that he might not know their struggles firsthand but wants to be a president who can try to fix them.

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:02am

Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history.

Democratic Socialists group endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:17am

The Democratic Socialists of America has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in his second run for president.

The Latest: Lame-duck parties can file briefs until Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:57am

The Latest on Wisconsin Republicans' attempt to stay an order blocking their lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul (all times local):