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Crimes? Impeachment prosecutors, defense lay out arguments

Laurie Kellman  |  Updated Jan 19th - 10:44pm

President Donald Trump’s defense team and the prosecutors of his impeachment are laying out their arguments over whether his conduct toward Ukraine warrants his removal from office.

NY Times endorses Klobuchar, Warren in Democratic contest

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 19th - 9:55pm

The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party's moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from the progressive wing.

Democrats navigate sensitive gender politics as voting nears

Alexandra Jaffe and Hunter Woodall  |  Updated Jan 19th - 7:51pm

Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend grappling with how to address questions surrounding sexism and gender bias as they sought to balance support for women against concerns of a political blowback.

No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 19th - 6:39pm

No cellphones. No talking. No escape.

Trump defenders push 'no crime' as Democrats seek removal

Laurie Kellman  |  Updated Jan 19th - 5:07pm

President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the questionable assertion that the charges against him are invalid, adopting a position rejected by Democrats as “nonsense” as both sides sharpened their arguments for trial.

AP sources: Security probe targets Trump's Russia adviser

Deb Riechmann  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:37pm

A White House adviser on Europe and Russia issues has been placed on administrative leave pending a security-related investigation, two people with knowledge of his exit said Sunday.

Schiff accuses NSA, CIA of withholding documents on Ukraine

Hope Yen  |  Updated Jan 19th - 4:21pm

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of withholding documents from Congress on Ukraine that could be significant to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in

Danica Coto  |  Updated Jan 19th - 3:25pm

Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria.

National Archives says `wrong' to blur anti-Trump signs

Darlene Superville  |  Updated Jan 19th - 3:20pm

The National Archives said Saturday it made a mistake when it blurred images of anti-Trump signs used in an exhibit on women's suffrage.

Sanders distances himself from group backing his WH run

Brian Slodysko and Hunter Woodall  |  Updated Jan 19th - 3:11pm

Bernie Sanders said Sunday that outside political groups that can raise and spend unlimited sums backing candidates for public office should be abolished — including those supporting his own bid for the White House.

Puerto Rico emergency director fired after residents discover warehouse full of Hurricane Maria supplies

Nicole Chavez and Rafy Rivera, CNN  |  Updated Jan 19th - 8:29am

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island's emergency manager, hours after a warehouse filled with supplies was discovered.

Candidates seek new caucus voters in trailer parks, rallies

Thomas Beaumont  |  Updated Jan 19th - 8:26am

Bernie Sanders is sending organizers to convenience stores across Iowa and staking out drug stores and even nursing homes.

Russian group reports 8 arrests at Moscow human rights march

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:37am

A Russian group that monitors political repressions said eight people were detained by police Sunday at a march in Moscow commemorating a human rights lawyer and a journalist who were fatally shot 11 years ago.

Buttigieg says Oval Office needs wartime veteran

Thomas Beaumont  |  Updated Jan 19th - 5:29am

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Saturday the Oval Office benefits from the perspective of a wartime veteran, a niche he occupies exclusively among top-tier candidates in his party's race for the 2020 nomination.

Erdogan demands stand against 'blood and chaos' in Libya

Andrew Wilks  |  Posted Jan 19th - 1:28am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to stand against “the merchants of blood and chaos” as he headed Sunday to a Berlin summit seeking to resolve the Libya conflict.

Trump team, House managers trade sharp views on impeachment

Eric Tucker, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan 18th - 10:12pm

President Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust with behavior that was the “worst nightmare" of the founding fathers.

‘I know how to unite people’: Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg makes campaign stop in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Jan 18th - 9:54pm

Speaks to several hundred Utahns at downtown event.

Latest Mitt Romney polls: 8% Republican approval rating drop

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:54pm

We can now see what Utahns thought of Republican Senator Mitt Romney during the lead-up to the impeachment proceedings, courtesy of the latest polls.

Sanders steps up appeals to women after flap with Warren

Hunter Woodall and Will Weissert  |  Updated Jan 18th - 7:25pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stepped up his pitch to women in early-voting New Hampshire on the heels of a squabble over sexism in politics with fellow progressive and 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren.