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Rubio under pressure as Republicans debate in South Carolina

Julie Pace and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:30am

Marco Rubio enters Saturday night's Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in New Hampshire.

Cruz's right turn on immigration belies more moderate past

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:01am

Ted Cruz has for months repeated that when it comes to immigration, he has never supported granting "amnesty" or "legalization" to people in the United States illegally.

Research and control at center of marijuana debate: LDS Church issues new statement

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:41pm

As two very different bills aimed at making medical marijuana available to Utahns make their way through the Utah Legislature, both medical and religious leaders are urging lawmakers to pass cautious and research-driven legislation.

The Latest: Cruz ad puts Clinton in 'Office Space'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:41pm

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Committee OKs resolution encouraging return of Olympics to Utah

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:58pm

A resolution that would encourage bringing the Olympics back to Utah is one step closer to passing the Legislature.

Angle mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:50pm

Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat.

Former Virginia Gov. Gilmore ends bid for the White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 3:11pm

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is dropping out of the race for the White House.

Group urges ban on animal gas chambers; House rejects UTA tax bill  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:56pm

A group of citizens asked lawmakers to prohibit animal gas chambers in Utah, a controversial Rocky Mountain Power bill gets early approval and the House rejected a bill that would exclude UTA from receiving revenue from future tax hikes.

Sanders online fundraising gives Clinton a run for her money

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:50am

Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time.

5 takeaways from the Democratic debate

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:08am

President Barack Obama was the star of Thursday night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Trump Jr. in Salt Lake talks about father's run for GOP nomination

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:09am

Republican presidential candidates are heading to South Carolina for the primary coming up on Feb. 20. Donald Trump Jr. is in Salt Lake City and spoke about his father's run for the GOP nomination.

Clinton, Sanders vigorously agree _ except when they don't

Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:52am

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn't.

2 corrections officials resign in wake of crimes by halfway house walkaways

Lisa Riley Roche and McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:45pm

Gov. Gary Herbert announced that an independent review is underway in response to crimes committed by parolees who walked away from a halfway house, pledging that any "derelict" employees will be fired. Two corrections administrators have resigned.

Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money, Obama

Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:44pm

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters.

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:10pm

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.

The Latest: Clinton, Sanders wrap up Milwaukee debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:12pm

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Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 3:02pm

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida, but Grayson angrily denounced the move and said he has no plans to follow Reid's suggestion.

The Latest: Grayson refuses call to drop out of Senate race

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:21pm

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Judge orders Clinton's last emails public before Super Tues.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 2:21pm

A federal judge has ordered Hillary Clinton's remaining emails from her time as secretary of state to be released by the end of the month, just before the presidential primary day known as Super Tuesday.