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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.

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:58am

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

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.

Correction: Alabama Redistricting story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 2:27pm

In a story May 19 about redistricting in the Alabama Legislature, The Associated Press reported erroneously that race was used in drawing new district lines.

GOP's Cotton in Iowa: "I'm ready for that new beginning."

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:56am

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton declared Americans "ready for that new beginning" in Iowa Friday, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House.

S.L. mayor, Utah senators jockey for Trump's ear on monuments

Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 19th - 8:34pm

The leader of Utah's liberal capital city and a pair of Utah Republican congressmen were jockeying for the president's ear on public lands Friday.

McMullin, Provo Mayor Curtis, state lawmakers among potential replacements for Chaffetz

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 19th - 5:12pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz's imminent departure touched off a flurry of candidate announcements the past couple of days, with more likely to come in the next week.

Former FBI Director Comey to testify before Senate intelligence committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 4:59pm

Former FBI Director James Comey to testify in open session before Senate intelligence committee.

Special election to fill Chaffetz seat includes August primary

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   May 19th - 2:40pm

Candidates have a week to declare their candidacy for Rep. Jason Chaffetz's soon-to-be-vacant 3rd District congressional seat for a November special election that will include an August primary.

N. Idaho ballot included Canadian as a candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 1:40pm

Northern Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian.

Lawmaker fires warning over process for replacing Chaffetz

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 18th - 9:55pm

The conflict between Utah's governor and state Legislature escalated Thursday after Jason Chaffetz officially announced his plans to leave Congress, with legislative leadership threatening legal action over how the vacancy is filled.

Kellyanne Conway tells Trump's supporters to ignore critics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 8:40pm

President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway has told supporters in New Hampshire they should "just ignore" his critics and the incessant chatter about the scandals dogging him.

Chaffetz confirms June 30 departure: 'Thank you for allowing me to serve'

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 18th - 7:29pm

Utah will lose perhaps its most visible member of Congress when Rep. Jason Chaffetz leaves office before his fifth term ends to pursue a job in the private sector.

Democrat running for US House seeks college students' votes

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 6:40pm

In the weeks leading up to Montana's special congressional election, Rob Quist and his surrogates fanned out across college campuses throughout the state, hoping to tap into a trove of progressive votes in a place that's known to elect Democrats while maintaining conservative values as sturdy as the nearby Rocky Mountains.

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

Chad Day, Stephen Braun and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 6:12pm

The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn't responded to a subpoena from the panel in its probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Packed GOP field forms for Nov. 7 election for Chaffetz seat

Michelle L. Price and Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 3:58pm

A packed field of Utah Republicans started shaping up Friday to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz while the governor and legislators tussled over whether the state needs to pass emergency laws to hold a special election.