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Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:23pm

The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress.

Report: Sean Hannity received HUD help on multimillion dollar property deals

Rob McLean, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:24am

Fox News host Sean Hannity allegedly received help from the US Department for Housing and Urban Development to carry out multimillion dollar real estate deals, according to a report by The Guardian.

Correction: Midterms 2018-Replacing Ryan story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:40am

In a story April 22 about Bryan Steil running for House Speaker Paul Ryan's congressional seat, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Beloit is in the district. It is not.

Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:04am

The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change.

Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:21am

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him.

White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:55pm

The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:24pm

Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again.

Corker says he won't oppose Democrat seeking his Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:41am

Outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is sticking by his decision not to campaign against the Democrat seeking to fill his seat.

Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'

Maeve Reston, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:15am

Mitt Romney said Saturday that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making it clear that he intends to stake his claim as an independent voice for Utah.

GOP delegates force primary elections for both Mitt Romney and John Curtis

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:15pm

State Rep. Mike Kennedy edged Mitt Romney at the GOP state convention Saturday, forcing a primary election between the two. Rep. John Curtis also faces a primary election, but Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Chris Stewart will not.

Retiring Sen. Hatch bids farewell to Utah Republicans

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:04pm

One of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history bid farewell to Utah Republican Party delegates Saturday, offering a solemn goodbye to the state that sent him to the Senate for 41 years.

Romney's nephew fails to make Colorado primary ballot

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:33pm

Businessman Doug Robinson, a nephew of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, failed to qualify for Colorado's Republican gubernatorial primary ballot, a state official announced Friday.

Haley's response: 'I don't get confused' draws notice

Jonathan Lemire and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:24am

The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes.

Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:44pm

Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he's still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a Senate seat.

Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

Bill Barrow and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:38pm

Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:26pm

The Latest on the Democratic Party lawsuit against President Donald Trump's campaign (all times local):

Possible Texas special election could clash with court case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:25am

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the governor can call a special election to replace a retiring congressman, even as the U.S. Supreme Court mulls whether his district was drawn to marginalize Hispanic voters.

Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:00am

U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state Legislature.

GOP congressional candidate clarifies abortion claim

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:32am

Republican Russ Fulcher, who is currently running for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District, has clarified his campaign claim that he's passed more "pro-life" legislation than anyone else in the Gem State