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No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 6:27am

Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own.

NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:58am

Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms.

450 miles of border wall by next year? It starts in Arizona

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:08pm

On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Sanders to take a break from campaigning to rest his voice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 5:27pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is canceling some campaign events to rest his voice.

Don't vote? The Trump campaign would like a word with you

Zeke Miller, Sara Burnett and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 8:58am

Ashley Arentz is a political unicorn.

Biden shrugs off age chatter, pledges medical disclosures

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 2:21pm

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is shrugging off thinly veiled criticism from younger rivals that he is too old for the Oval Office.

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 12:33pm

The absence of issues such as women's reproductive rights and the gender pay gap from the Democratic presidential debate is prompting criticism Friday from several candidates and other Democrats who argue the focus of the evening was misplaced.

GOP lawmaker criticized over gun tweet about O'Rourke

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 8:53am

A Republican Texas lawmaker tweeting he had an assault rifle "ready" for Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke drew criticism Friday for the apparent threat amid heightened tensions over guns after two mass shootings in the state.

Sen. Mitt Romney says he doesn't plan to endorse anyone in 2020

Manu Raju, CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent  |  Posted Sep 13th - 8:40am

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Thursday that he's planning to withhold his endorsement in the 2020 race both in the primary and in the general election, underscoring the uneasy relationship between the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee and the leader of his party.

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 7:37am

Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies.

China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 4:11am

China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.

Analysis: Biden looks like a front-runner, until he doesn't

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 11:17pm

Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner. And there were moments in Thursday night's debate when he looked the part.

SLC mayor hopeful Erin Mendenhall promises to plant 4,000 new trees over 4 years if she’s elected

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:55pm

Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall and former city forester Bill Rutherford planted a maple sapling on a park strip in the Fairpark neighborhood Thursday — promising to plant 1,000 of such saplings on the west side of the city every year of Mendenhall’s term if she’s elected mayor.

Vow to ban assault weapons gives O'Rourke debate breakout

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:23pm

For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania."

Key takeaways from the 2020 Democratic candidates' debate

Bill Barrow and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 8:49pm

Democratic debate night No. 3: Attacks and counter-attacks. Love for one former president, loathing for the current one. A 76-year-old front-runner essentially got called old, and he turned around and called another rival a "socialist."

Trump's GOP challengers say canceling primaries is a mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 7:16pm

The three Republican challengers to President Donald Trump say it's a mistake for the party to cancel primaries ahead of the 2020 election.

Stanford prof again to review N Carolina legislative maps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 1:49pm

North Carolina judges who ruled the state's legislative district maps were drawn to unconstitutionally favor Republicans are hiring a familiar expert to review how state lawmakers fix the problem.

University in Ohio to host 4th Democratic debate in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 1:47pm

The Democratic National Committee says the party's October presidential debate will take place at a small university in Ohio.

3rd Democrat bows out after Hickenlooper Senate race entry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 4:15pm

A third Democrat is bowing out of Colorado's crowded Democratic Senate primary after John Hickenlooper entered the race.