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Progressives look for more gains from Illinois primary

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:16pm

Progressives were facing their latest test Tuesday in Illinois, with a slew of candidates vying for a chance to help Democrats try to gain control of the U.S. House this fall.

The Latest: Cook County backs recreational marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 8:52pm

The Latest on primary elections in Illinois (all times local):

Rep. Lipinski of Illinois narrowly leads Democratic primary

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 8:50pm

Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, narrowly led his primary Tuesday over a progressive newcomer who argued the congressman's views no longer reflect the Chicago-area district he has represented for seven terms.

Pritzker wins, Rauner leads in Illinois governor primaries

Sara Burnett and John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:42pm

Billionaire J.B. Pritzker won the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor on Tuesday, defeating a member of a famous political family and a self-described "middle-class candidate" to advance to what could be the most expensive governor's race in U.S. history.

Executive at data mining firm claims they designed Trump campaign strategy

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:44pm

The chief executive of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica told a reporter posing as a potential client that his company played a big role in getting Donald Trump elected, a British news program revealed Tuesday.

Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:28pm

Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired.

Measuring the toll of the opioid epidemic is tougher than it seems

Charles Ornstein, Propublica  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:32am

One of our editors set out to create an ambitious list of data sources on the opioid epidemic. Much of what he found was out of date, and some data contradicted other data.

Political party caucus meetings on tap Tuesday across Utah

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:32am

Political parties in Utah will hold caucus meetings Tuesday night to elect delegates and cast votes for candidates to run in primary and general elections.

Romney seeks Marriott post he can't hold as a US senator

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:02am

Mitt Romney is running for re-election to Marriott International's board of directors, but his campaign said Monday that he'll resign from that post if elected in November to the U.S. Senate.

In NH and Iowa, Trump eyes 2020 re-election as midterms loom

Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:46pm

President Donald Trump's first visit to New Hampshire as president was soaked in nostalgia for his first campaign — and punctuated with subtle nods to his next one in 2020.

Sen. Mike Lee says Congress shouldn't bail out 'Obamacare' in spending bill

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:01pm

Sen. Mike Lee is among conservative Republicans speaking out against what they see as an "Obamacare" bailout in the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress will consider this week to keep government running.

Former congressman from Hawaii quits GOP, citing Trump

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:02pm

A former congressman from Hawaii said Monday he's leaving the Republican Party because of President Donald Trump and the failure of fellow party members to stand up to him.

Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:10pm

Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic.

Billionaire businessman JB Pritzker wins Democratic primary for Illinois governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:18pm

Billionaire businessman JB Pritzker wins Democratic primary for Illinois governor.

Candidates blitz Pennsylvania's newly competitive districts

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:29pm

An avalanche of would-be candidates filed to run for Congress in Pennsylvania ahead of Tuesday's deadline, taking advantage of more competitive districts and far surpassing candidate numbers in the three elections since Pennsylvania dropped to 18 U.S. House seats.

Appeals court rules against Utah GOP, upholds nominating law

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:25pm

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a Utah law overhauling how political parties nominate candidates, dealing another blow to the state's Republican Party, whose multi-year legal challenge divided the deep-red state's majority party and left it in heavy debt.

The Latest: Utah GOP has not decided legal battle next steps

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:06pm

The Latest on a ruling on a Utah elections lawsuit (all times local):

The Latest: Candidates pack Pennsylvania's US House races

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:49pm

The Latest on candidates filing to run for U.S. House seats in Pennsylvania (all times local):

Greitens attorneys: No evidence photo was transmitted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:43pm

Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say in a court filing that a grand jury has not been presented with evidence indicating that Greitens transmitted a compromising cellphone photo of a woman with whom he had an affair — a key element in determining if he committed a felony.