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Romney: If Trump pressured Ukrainian president 'it would be troubling in the extreme'

Devan Cole, CNN  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:20am

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday that it "would be troubling in the extreme" if President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's president.

The story behind Biden's son, Ukraine and Trump's claims

Stephen Braun and Lynn Berry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 7:48pm

In 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden was at the forefront of American diplomatic efforts to support Ukraine's fragile democratic government as it sought to fend off Russian aggression and root out corruption. So it raised eyebrows when Biden's son Hunter was hired by a Ukrainian gas company.

Progressive group to spend $50M boosting Sun Belt turnout

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:09pm

While many Democrats are focused on winning back several Rust Belt states that backed President Donald Trump in 2016, a progressive group plans to spend $50 million to make sure the party doesn't overlook opportunities in the Sun Belt.

Biden, Warren face same challenge in Iowa: keeping momentum

Alexandra Jaffe and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:09pm

A fire truck, a marching band and hundreds of supporters ushered Joe Biden into this weekend's Iowa Steak Fry, a show of force intended to solidify the former vice president's front-runner status. His closest rival, Elizabeth Warren, slipped in with little fanfare, delivered her speech and hit a brief selfie line before departing the show.

'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:49pm

The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance.

Sanders heading to Warren's native state for Comanche event

Sean Murphy and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:08am

Bernie Sanders campaigned Sunday in reliably Republican Oklahoma with an appearance before the largest annual gathering of the Comanche Nation in the state where rival Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was born.

Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:26am

After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity.

Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary, helping Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:35pm

The Alaska Republican Party has canceled holding a presidential primary in 2020.

Democrats blast latest Trump crisis. But what will they do?

Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:49pm

A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms.

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

Hunter Woodall and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:11am

Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly.

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:59am

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962.

Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:29pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there.

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Alexandra Jaffe and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:14pm

Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:28pm

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.

Poll shows ‘evolution’ among Utahns on gun control

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:30pm

More than 70% of Utah voters support requiring gun buyers to be at least 21 years old, according to the latest poll that also found backing for universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:28pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there.

Trump signals restraint on possible military strike on Iran

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:57pm

President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s not inclined to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attacks on the Saudi oil industry, saying he believes showing restraint “shows far more strength” and he wants to avoid an all-out war.

Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 election

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:00pm

Microsoft says it'll offer free security updates through the 2020 election in the United States — and in other interested democratic countries with national elections next year — for federally certified voting systems running on soon-to-be-outdated Windows 7 software.

Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:31am

Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor.