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Utah elections officials to study online voting

07/23/2014 9:48am
Utah's elections office is forming a new advisory committee to study whether the state should expand online voting.

White House revises contraception opt out

07/23/2014 1:47pm
The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.

Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

07/23/2014 3:51pm
Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

07/23/2014 4:01pm
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.

Groups ask to move Florida election, draw new map

07/23/2014 4:21pm
A Florida judge is being asked to move this year's election dates — including postponing next month's primary — in order to draw up new congressional districts for the state.

Utah legislative candidate charged with assault

07/23/2014 4:51pm
A candidate for the state Legislature was charged with assault and kidnapping after police said he forced a man to go inside his home at gunpoint and pistol-whipped him over a drug debt.

Obama supports Hawaii's governor in radio ad

07/23/2014 5:31pm
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie launched a radio ad Wednesday featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor's bid for re-election.

Kansas board investigating US Senate hopeful Wolf

07/23/2014 7:01pm
Kansas' medical board is investigating U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf's posting of X-ray images of fatal gunshot wounds and other medical injuries on a personal Facebook page, but Wolf's campaign said Wednesday that "politically motivated" allegations were behind the inquiry.

Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

07/23/2014 7:20pm
New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

07/23/2014 8:00pm
Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.

Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence

07/23/2014 8:40pm
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems.