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Ex-CIA operative Plame's House bid gets many small donors

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:41pm

Thousands of small campaign contributions have helped propelled former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame to the financial lead in a crowded primary competition for an open New Mexico congressional seat in 2020.

Alabama's Roy Moore lags in 2020 fundraising, Jones leads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:37pm

Alabama Republican Roy Moore has raised less than $17,000 for his U.S. Senate race, according to quarterly campaign reports filed this week.

Trump slams congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:32pm

Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out.

BYU grad tells U.S. Senate panel he would impartially apply law if confirmed as federal judge

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:03pm

David B. Barlow appeared to leave a favorable impression on the few senators who quizzed him Wednesday during his nomination hearing to become a federal judge.

Dem candidate proposes increasing national service by young

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:29am

The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election is proposing a fivefold expansion of a civilian national service program in hopes it will better tie the country together.

Trump voters cringe and shrug at tweets while Democrats rage

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:42pm

Bill Brasch greeted President Donald Trump's latest tweet controversy with a shrug.

Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

Laurie Kellman and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:39pm

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner had reeled in a big political fish.

Trump vs. Dems: 'Racist,' 'socialist' lines drawn for 2020

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:35pm

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.

To counter possible ISIS resurgence, Sen. Mitt Romney calls for full staffing at US embassy in Iraq

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:03pm

With ongoing security threats leaving as few as 15 State Department workers in the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Sens. Mitt Romney and Chris Murphy called for a full diplomatic presence in Baghdad as soon as possible.

Appeals court agrees a Utah county violated Navajo voting rights through gerrymandering

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:33pm

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that found voting districts in a Utah county were racially gerrymandered and violated the rights of Navajo voters

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

University of Utah police chief announces retirement

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:05pm

Chief Dale Brophy, who led the embattled department at the time of student Lauren McCluskey's killing, will continue to serve as director of public safety until October.

House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Alan Fram and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:06pm

In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."

Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:59pm

Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.

A cattle drive on Utah's Capitol Hill? No bull

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:34pm

Eight massive longhorn steer ambled in a round pen and were ceremoniously driven from one corral to another to mark the upcoming Days of '47 celebration. And yes, they were on the lawn of the state Capitol, much to the delight of clicking cameras.

Biden plan seeks to boost rural America through investments

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:29pm

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday sought to build on his appeal to rural voters with the release of a broad plan to revitalize rural America through investments in agriculture, rural economies and infrastructure.

In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges

Julie Pace and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:29pm

No votes have been cast in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, but the winnowing has begun.

Mississippi: Election lawsuit is not about voting rights

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:35pm

Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights.

Florida Democrats complain of Trump 'ballot bias' in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:13pm

A federal judge in Florida is hearing arguments over a longstanding state law that reserves the top slot of next year's presidential ballot for the party of the state's governor.