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Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote

Mary Clare Jalonick and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:43pm

Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's federal sentencing laws.

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

Marcy Gordon and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:33am

Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks.

Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

Jonathan Lemire, Alan Fram and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:46am

President Donald Trump's intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election.

'I'm in': Retiring state Sen. Jim Dabakis joins 2019 race for Salt Lake City mayor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:35am

After mulling whether to join two other candidates already lined up to challenge Mayor Jackie Biskupski next year, outgoing state Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, announced Tuesday via Facebook Live his decision.

Utah Rep.-elect Ben McAdams names former deputy mayor as congressional chief of staff

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 9:06am

Rep.-elect Ben McAdams, D-Utah, announced Monday Nichole Dunn, former deputy Salt Lake County mayor, will serve as his congressional chief of staff.

Hatch brushes off allegations that Trump was involved in crimes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:47am

Retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch defended President Donald Trump on Monday, saying he doesn’t believe he committed any crimes.

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:26pm

In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government.

Hatch calls for research of e-cigarettes in schools, recommends 611 for suicide hotline

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:05pm

As his 42-year career in the United States Senate enters its final weeks, Sen. Orrin Hatch is not done pursuing new legislation.

Auditors can’t tell if $100M spent on Utah homeless services made a difference

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:00pm

Around $100 million was spent on homeless services in Utah last year, but no one knows if the money made a difference.

Rep. Mia Love set to address future of women in the GOP at DC summit

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:33pm

Fresh off an appearance on ABC's "The View" that drew national attention, outgoing Republican Rep. Mia Love is set to participate Tuesday in a panel discussion in Washington about the future of women in the GOP.

3 men ask Utah high court to let Utahns vote on Prop. 2 compromise

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:00pm

Three Utah men want the Utah Supreme Court to allow a referendum on the medical marijuana bill state lawmakers passed last week to replace voter-approved Proposition 2.

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:06pm

Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights.

Mitt Romney raised, spent more than 5 times Democratic opponent in US Senate race

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:11am

Republican Mitt Romney raised and spent more than five times as much as his Democratic opponent on his way to the U.S. Senate.

Trump scrambling to find new White House chief of staff

Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:02am

Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain.

Comey calls on Americans to 'use every breath we have' to oust Trump in 2020

Gregory Krieg, CNN  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:09pm

Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump's presidency with a "landslide" victory for his opponent in 2020.

Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump's UN pick

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:59pm

A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn't yet know whether President Donald Trump's pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job.

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:26pm

Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country.

More time may be needed for North Carolina election decision

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 4:08pm

The head of North Carolina's elections board is suggesting more time may be needed to decide whether a new congressional district election is necessary due to absentee ballot fraud allegations.

Thousands of mailed ballots in Florida were not counted

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:23pm

Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.