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Correction: Conway-Republican Fundraiser story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

In a story May 18 about presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway speaking to supporters in New Hampshire, The Associated Press erroneously estimated the number in attendance as about 150 people. Further reporting has indicated the hotel ballroom, which seats 500, was near capacity.

Ad targeting Utah's .05 percent DUI law to run in Las Vegas newspaper

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:12pm

A national organization's ongoing fight against Utah's lowest-in-the-nation legal blood alcohol content for driving will hit a Nevada newspaper Wednesday.

Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:07pm

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:35pm

Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall.

Ainge joins field of candidates to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Utah's 3rd District

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:37pm

A person with a familiar last name, especially to sports fans, has jumped into the race for Utah's soon-to-be-vacant 3rd Congressional District seat.

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan's jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net for the poor and a broad swath of other domestic programs.

Chaffetz talks to Comey, postpones hearing

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:00pm

After speaking with former FBI Director James Comey Monday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, postponed a planned appearance by Comey later this week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Utah, Mexico update agreement about duties in child custody cases

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:32pm

The consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City signed an agreement Monday with the Utah Department of Human Services updating the consulate's extensive role assisting in parental custody cases for minors with Mexican citizenship.

Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:17pm

President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years.

Frustrated Utah Republicans, Democrats form new centrist political party

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:14pm

Some disaffected Republicans and Democrats who say extreme views are co-opting their parties have decided to carve out a middle ground in Utah politics.

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics.

GOP businesswoman Lena Epstein to run for Senate in Michigan

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein announced Monday that she will run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored Donald Trump in the presidential election.

California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:02pm

Democratic activists loyal to the Sen. Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up after their favored candidate came tantalizingly close but fell short of taking control of the California Democratic Party.

California Democrats take aim at Trump, GOP Congress

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:11am

California's elected Democrats had tough words for President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress on Saturday, urging their party's fired-up activists to work against the 14 Republicans in the state's congressional delegation.

The Latest: Ellis won't concede Democratic chair race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:50pm

The Latest on the California Democratic Party convention (all times local):

Montana Republican goes from wary Trump backer to all-in

Matt Volz and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:33pm

When Donald Trump visited Montana last year ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was running on the GOP ticket for governor and made it a point to avoid his party's likely presidential nominee. Gianforte later reluctantly pledged support for Trump, but tried to distance himself from him during an unsuccessful campaign to unseat the state's Democratic governor.

The Latest: Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:58pm

The Latest on Vermont's governor vetoing a marijuana legalization bill (all times local):

Judge allows recall vote over post-Trump-victory resolution

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:51pm

An Alaska judge on Tuesday refused to block a scheduled recall vote for three Homer City Council members who sponsored a resolution promoting inclusivity after President Donald Trump's election.

Court: Ranked-choice voting runs afoul of Maine Constitution

David Sharp and Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:48pm

The nation's first voting system for statewide elections that allows voters to rank their top candidate picks runs afoul of the Maine Constitution, the state supreme court said Tuesday, opening the door to legislative action to undo the voter-approved law.