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Beto O'Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

Dino Hazell, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 5:35am

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday.

Pence to help Lindsey Graham kickoff S. Carolina re-election

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:11am

Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term.

Warren embraces underdog role as she faces 2020 challenges

Steve Peoples, Elana Schor and Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 10:24pm

Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing.

From gravel pits to anti-idling laws, local control saw multiple wins in the 2019 Utah Legislature

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Mar 17th - 5:30pm

The traditional state vs. local control power struggle manifested again in several ways on Capitol Hill this year, from the ongoing fight over the Utah Inland Port Authority to gravel pits and plastic bags.

Beto O'Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run

Scott Bauer and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 12:17pm

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office.

Other 2020 Dems begin sharpening criticism of Beto O'Rourke

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 11:07am

Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told Vanity Fair he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to far greater media attention and much larger crowds than many Democrats who've been competing longer, they are taking offense at the former Texas congressman's sense of entitlement.

NY Mayor de Blasio criticizes Obama, praises 'Obamacare'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:51am

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Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 5:03am

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties.

Biden's verbal slip about campaign draws Democrats' cheers

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 7:33pm

Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script?

Beyond veto: Trump seeks more workarounds to avoid Congress

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 11:45am

President Donald Trump's first veto was more than a milestone. It signals a new era of ever perilous relations between the executive and legislative branches of government.

Left or center? Democrats mull best options to beat Trump

Nicholas Riccardi and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 7:33am

As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O'Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the Democratic presidential primary.

The Latest: O'Rourke sorry for teen writing, wife comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 7:39pm

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local):

Utah students rally for action on climate change

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Mar 15th - 5:14pm

More than 200 students filled the steps of the state Capitol Friday joining many across the country in a global movement of youth activists striking for action on climate change.

‘Pre-emptive’ bill to ban independent civilian police oversight boards passes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 15th - 4:07pm

A bill that bans a municipality from creating an independent civilian board that oversees a city’s police department flew through Utah's Legislature on its last day Thursday.

Gillibrand highlights contaminated water in New Hampshire

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 3:38pm

Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to connect with voters' important issues on the ground — or, in some cases, underground.

O'Rourke apologizes for teen writings, rhetoric toward wife

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 2:24pm

Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke on Friday acknowledged making mistakes as a teen and as a candidate, responding to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife as well as writings he produced online when he was young.

2020 roundup: Biden at Democratic dinner, Sanders in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 11:05pm

Vice President Joe Biden is set to headline a state Democratic Party annual fundraising dinner as he considers whether to make another run for president.

Colorado governor signs law on presidential electors

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 4:33pm

Colorado on Friday joined a compact of states that have pledged to pool their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.

FEC fines Cruz campaign $35k for not disclosing 2012 loans

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 4:19pm

The Federal Election Commission is fining Texas Sen. Ted Cruz $35,000 for failing to disclose that he received loans to help finance his 2012 Senate run.