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Poll: Only 30% of Utahns support removing requirement that income taxes be spent on education

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:19pm

Just 30% of Utah voters support amending the state constitution to remove the requirement that all income tax revenues be spent on education, a new poll finds.

Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in 'softer way'

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:11pm

Rep. Steve King said Friday he stands by his recent comments about rape and incest that sparked bipartisan criticism but acknowledged he could have made his point in a "softer way."

Biden says Trump making America less secure, less respected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:03pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing Donald Trump ahead of the president's visit to the Group of Seven summit in France, saying Trump is engaged in an "irrational and self-defeating campaign to make America less secure and less respected in the world."

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:49pm

Texas' muscular gun-rights lobby swiftly pushed back after Gov. Greg Abbott raised the possibility of tighter firearms laws in response to a gunman killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart.

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate not going for 'nice guy'

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:02pm

Republican Tate Reeves was a 29-year-old banker and political novice when he won his first statewide office in Mississippi in 2003. After two terms as treasurer and the next two as lieutenant governor, Reeves now has his sights set on becoming governor.

The Latest: Harris gets warm welcome at California meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:34pm

The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local):

Kentucky governor's remark stirs spat with ex-GOP challenger

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:46am

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term.

Ojeda says medical records leak derailed congressional bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:49am

Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who's charged with leaking medical records.

2020 Democratic field: Narrowing but unwieldy, unpredictable

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:40am

The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination.

Utah inching toward full Medicaid expansion after latest fed rejection

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:22am

Utah is paying $2.5 million more each month than it would be paying under full Medicaid expansion.

Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:24am

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week as the field narrows.

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

Paul Wiseman, Jill Colvin and Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:12am

President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Michelle L. Price and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 10:06pm

Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue.

Former Utah lawmaker lands job with A.I. company that has contract with state

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:16pm

At least two Democrats who served with Republican Ken Ivory don’t think it is fair for people to criticize his move to a company that is receiving state money.

Sanders campaign boss concedes he may not win New Hampshire

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 4:14pm

The campaign manager for Bernie Sanders emphasized Thursday that New Hampshire is a critical presidential primary state he expects Sanders to win, but he's leaving room for a scenario in which Sanders falls short.

Lincoln Chafee weighs presidential bid as Libertarian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:33pm

Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) is considering another run for president as a Libertarian.

Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 11:33am

The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from Congress, the tribe's newly elected chief said Thursday.

Florida man gets 15 months for threatening Bernie Sanders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:25pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for leaving threatening voicemails for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Trump: I'll visit North Carolina for congressional candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:27am

President Donald Trump says he'll campaign in North Carolina for the Republican nominee in a special election for the country's last unfilled congressional seat from the 2018 races.