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Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Jonathan Lemire and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:19pm

It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity.

Utah lawmakers could call themselves into special session over tax reform, but won't have to

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:37pm

"It does give independence we didn't have before," Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, said of the amendment to the Utah Constitution approved last fall.

O'Rourke seeks end of voter ID laws that he calls 'racist'

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:33pm

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as "racist voter ID laws" during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Republicans welcome Trump primary challenge

Hunter Woodall and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:11pm

New Hampshire gave Donald Trump his first presidential primary victory. Some prominent New Hampshire Republicans aren't sure he deserves a second.

Gillibrand: 'Post-investigation' errors in misconduct claim

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:04pm

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand acknowledged Tuesday that there were some "post-investigation human errors" when her Senate office investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against various staffers.

Ex-Gov. McAuliffe says decision coming soon on 2020 run

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:14pm

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he'll soon decide whether to join the sprawling field of candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Beto O'Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visit

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:49am

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest.

Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Jim Mustian and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:47am

Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe.

Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:49am

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to eliminate the Electoral College.

Herbert lets radioactive waste bill become law

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:44am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday informed GOP leadership he allowed a bill on radioactive waste to become law because he believes it makes it more difficult for depleted uranium to come to Utah than the current law on the books.

Bernie Sanders' opening argument: I am electable. Really.

Juana Summers and Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:24pm

Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability.

The Latest: Warren supports elimination of electoral college

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:59pm

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local):

Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:39pm

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue.

SB54 fight within Utah GOP continues with effort to oust party chairman

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:07pm

Utah GOP Chairman Rob Anderson was reaching out Monday to the state's Republicans after he said party officials changed the rules to make it easier to oust him.

State OKs $50 million for new tech building for Weber State

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:52pm

Utah has approved $50 million in funding for a new technology building at Weber State University.

The Latest: Court weighs proof-of-citizenship voting law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:37pm

The Latest on an appeals court weighing whether to resurrect a Kansas proof-of-citizenship voting law (all times local):

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski withdraws from mayor's race

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:20pm

Jackie Biskupski embraced her wife in a large hug after she finished her announcement Monday that she would not seek a second term.

Utah gun rights advocate appeals denial of attempt to block federal ban on bump stocks

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:47am

A Utah gun rights advocate Monday appealed a federal judge's decision denying his request to block a pending nationwide ban on an accessory that modifies rifles to fire like automatic weapons.

US Supreme Court denies hearing Ron Paul 2012 aides' appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:34pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of the felony convictions of three top staffers on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.