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Democrat vying for House upset in Arizona GOP stronghold

Bob Christie and Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:08pm

Voters in a Republican-heavy Arizona congressional district headed to the polls Tuesday as a Democratic newcomer looked to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat held by Republicans since the early 1980s.

Trump wants 'detente' with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:17pm

President Donald Trump wants to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to achieve "detente" with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. said.

Judge tosses lawsuit by Utah imam involving no-fly listing

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:36pm

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Utah Muslim leader who said he was wrongly placed on a government watch list and temporarily blocked from leaving Kenya with his family last summer.

Rep. John Curtis' school safety summit seeks to 'mine, find and mature' best thinking on security

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:01am

Rep. John Curtis' Safe School Summit held Monday at Provo's Edgemont Elementary School sought to "mine, find and mature," the best thinking on school security in Utah.

Calif. Democrats vying for US House may crowd each other out

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:39am

Fresh-faced Democrats are packing U.S. House races nationwide, inspired to run in the Trump era with hopes of seizing long-held Republican seats in a much-anticipated "blue wave."

No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:31pm

Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron opened the French president's visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house.

Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:23pm

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance.

Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot

James Anderson and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:05pm

Colorado's Supreme Court on Monday knocked six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn from his party's primary, saying the Colorado Springs Republican didn't collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Dems' chances may rest on flipping GOP strongholds in cities

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:26pm

As Dallas has evolved from reliably red to deeply blue, joining many other big cities, one enclave has remained the beating heart of country club conservatism — home to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and former President George W. Bush.

Little-known Mike Kennedy to take on Mitt Romney in Utah GOP primary

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:45pm

Mitt Romney will again face a Kennedy in an election with a U.S. Senate seat on the line. Not one of those Kennedys — this is Mike Kennedy, a state legislator from Alpine.

Democrat looks for upset in strong GOP district in Arizona

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:27pm

In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.

Romney says he supports president’s policy, despite past disputes

Jared Page, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:42pm

Mitt Romney says he’s confident he would be able to work with President Donald Trump if he’s elected to the U.S. Senate, despite their public disputes in the past.

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.

Emergency special election will replace Texas' Farenthold

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:31pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended state law and called a special election in June to fill the seat vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who recently resigned following sexual harassment allegations.

APNewsBreak: Candidate refunds illegal EMILY's List donation

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:06pm

A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law.

Arizona Senate can't change rules for replacing McCain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:47pm

Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office.

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.