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Immigration, education key in primaries for Georgia governor

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:06am

In Georgia's gubernatorial primaries Tuesday, Democrats were guaranteed the party's first female nominee for the office while the Republican contest centered largely on who loved guns the most and was toughest on immigration.

Kennedy apologizes on behalf of all Utahns for opponent Romney calling pastor a bigot

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:01am

State Rep. Mike Kennedy said Monday he apologized on behalf of all Utahns to a pastor that Mitt Romney, his GOP U.S. Senate primary opponent, recently called a "religious bigot" for statements about Mormonism and other faiths.

School shooting not likely to decide Texas runoff races

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:44pm

A key Texas runoff for a U.S. House seat will test whether the national Democratic Party's establishment can overcome an insurgent wing more openly hostile to President Donald Trump.

Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:38pm

Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape.

Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:35pm

Frustrated with the police powers of federal land management agencies he says are straying far from their authority, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is crafting legislation to restrict or abolish them. He says federal agencies are overstepping their purpose.

FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

Desmond Butler and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:04pm

Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe.

Obamas will be on and off camera in unique Netflix deal

Brian Stelter, CNN  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:12pm

Barack and Michelle Obama will work both in front of and behind the camera in a multi-year production deal with Netflix.

US Sen. Bernie Sanders announces Senate re-election bid

David Jordan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:44pm

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will run for re-election on an agenda that would prioritize working families.

The Latest: Professor says Blankenship bid could muddle race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:29pm

The Latest on convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship's announcement that he'll run for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate (all times local):

Democrats turn out in force in Georgia early voting

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:56pm

Georgia's Democratic voters have turned out in force in early voting, an encouraging signal for the party as it tries to wrest control from Republicans after blistering defeats two years ago in the 2016 election.

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:53pm

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.

Black women look to flex power in Georgia governor's race

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:12pm

This week's primary election in Georgia presents black women voters with a rare opportunity: To give a Democrat who looks like them a chance at occupying the governor's mansion in a Republican-controlled state.

As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:40pm

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September.

Democrats want their US House candidate out over 1973 abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:17am

The head of the South Carolina Democratic Party is asking one of its leading U.S. House candidates to withdraw from the race after his ex-wife said he beat her according to their 1973 divorce records.

Sen. Hatch dismisses talk of becoming Australia ambassador

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:54am

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch's staff says the retiring Republican lawmaker has no plans to become the ambassador in Australia despite recent speculation.

The Latest: Polls open in Georgia gubernatorial primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:22am

The Latest on the gubernatorial primary in Georgia (all times local):

Clerk: Conyers III short of valid signatures for ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:21pm

The son of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers will not have his name printed on the Aug. 7 Democratic primary ballot to replace his father.

The Latest: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders launches Senate bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:14pm

The Latest on Sanders Re-election (all times local):

Despite losing GOP primary, convicted ex-coal exec Don Blankenship says he'll run for Senate as third-party candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:43am

Despite losing GOP primary, convicted ex-coal exec Don Blankenship says he'll run for Senate as third-party candidate.