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Kamala Harris opens presidential bid

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:33am

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to "bring our voices together," Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds.

MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

Elana Schor and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:13am

As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage.

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:26pm

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony.

At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:40am

Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise.

GOP senators try to figure how out closely to run with Trump

Nicholas Riccardi, Adam Beam and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:33am

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP's midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he's allowing more distance with the not-so-popular president.

Utah delegation follows partisan split in response to Trump border proposal

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Jan 19th - 10:17pm

A nationally televised presentation of a border security compromise proposal Saturday from President Donald Trump was met with mixed results, including from Utah's congressional delegation.

Rep. Ben McAdams rallies with constituents in his first District 4 town hall meeting

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:47pm

Freshly inaugurated Congressman Ben McAdams convened a town hall in West Valley City on Saturday, just a few weeks after taking office. He fielded questions and encouraged engagement in the hour-long event.

Trump says trade deal with China 'could very well happen'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:53pm

As trade talks between the U.S. and China move to Washington later this month, President Donald Trump is hopeful that the economic powers can find a way to end a costly tariff fight.

Women's marches kick off with focus on 2020 and progressive policies

Jason Hanna, CNN  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:10pm

Thousands of demonstrators are gathering Saturday for the Women's March in Washington and related rallies across the country, with many looking to channel two years of momentum and common cause against President Donald Trump into progressive policies.

Trump offers temporary 'Dreamers' deal for border wall

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:45am

In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise," Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter."

Should Utah taxpayers get a sales tax or income tax cut? Governor and legislative leaders don't agree

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:30am

Gov. Gary Herbert and GOP legislative leaders see eye to eye about broadening Utah's sales tax base to include some still-to-be specified services — but not on where the 2019 Legislature should cut taxes.

Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems 'wonderful challenge'

Elana Schor and Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:04am

Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" — four or more women running for president in 2020.

Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:57pm

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats as a commonsense fighter for family and children issues as she made her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 presidential prospect.

Weber County commissioners discuss financial fears with Sen. Romney

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:10pm

After four weeks, the frightening impacts of the federal government shutdown continue to intensify for workers who are not getting paid. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney today talked with several Weber County commissioners about legitimate financial fears among families in their community.

Utah politicians remain mixed over US involvement in Syria after recent attack

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:11pm

Wednesday’s suicide bombing attack that killed four Americans in Syria didn't change the minds of three Utah politicians in Washington who either spoke out for or against the decision to pull troops from the country.

Utah officials discuss hate crime legislation and obstacles faced by Latinos in Utah

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:38pm

A hate crime in Utah this past December prompted Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox to meet with the Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City on Jan. 14. They sought to address negative rhetoric impacting Utah’s Latino populations.

Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

Matthew Lee and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:41pm

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday.

Kobach says he's seriously considering US Senate bid in 2020

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:29pm

Kris Kobach, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump and an advocate of tough immigration laws, confirmed Friday that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 after losing the Kansas governor's race.

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California says she will run for president in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:33am

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California says she will run for president in 2020.