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FBI surveillance tools at risk amid bipartisan opposition

Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:24pm

Surveillance authorities used by the FBI to fight terrorism are in danger of lapsing next month as both Democrats and Republicans concerned about government overreach negotiate possible reforms.

The big crunch: For 2020 Dems, March is key in delegate race

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:54pm

March is crunch time for Democratic presidential candidates, with a nominee likely to emerge over the next several weeks, if not sooner.

Coronavirus casts uncertainty on tax cut, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says

Katie McKellar and Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:46pm

Warning of coronavirus’ potential to dampen the economy, Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday threw water on the chances Utahns might see some type of tax cut this year.

'Bernie or brokered': Democratic race at critical crossroads

Steve Peoples, Meg Kinnard and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:38pm

The Democrats' 2020 primary season enters a critical four-day stretch that will help determine whether the party rallies behind Bernie Sanders or embraces a longer and uglier slog that could carry on until the national convention.

Sen. Mitt Romney’s 3 greatest fears for the US are debt, China and climate change

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:18pm

In Sen. Mitt Romney’s opinion, America faces three major challenges that the country’s just not dealing with.

Trump says Pompeo will witness signing of deal with Taliban

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:00pm

President Donald Trump said Friday that he's dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the signing of an agreement with the Afghan Taliban aimed at beginning a draw down of thousands of U.S. troops and ending America's 18-year involvement in the war.

Marine general orders removal of Confederate items at bases

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:43am

All Confederate flags, bumper stickers and similar items must be removed from Marine Corps bases, according to a new directive from the commandant.

AP-NORC poll: Impeachment didn't dent Trump approval

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:00am

Do Americans trust anyone or anything in public life these days?

The Latest: Siebel Newsom, governor's wife, endorses Warren

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:26am

The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local):

Sanders ahead in Utah Super Tuesday poll; Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Warren trailing

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:58am

A new Utah Democratic presidential primary poll puts Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead in the Beehive State.

Dems joust with Pompeo at hearing, the 1st since impeachment

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:26am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration's response to the spreading coronavirus but also faced contentious questions from Democrats about the basis for an airstrike that killed Iran's most powerful general and whether the attack had put American security at risk.

Dems launch Justice Department probe, seek Stone interviews

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 8:00am

The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials as it tries to determine whether there has been improper political interference in federal law enforcement.

Coronavirus in Utah: Governor says state is prepared and actively monitoring illness

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 28th - 6:11am

Former Utah governor and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt told Fox News on Thursday, “This is a time to inform, not to inflame.

Sanders' appeal tested in moderate Virginia on Super Tuesday

Alan Suderman and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 10:22pm

Rep. Elaine Luria is the kind of up-and-comer the Democratic Party would like to keep in Congress.

Better Boundaries, Legislature present compromise on redistricting

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 9:09pm

Lawmakers and Better Boundaries organizers laid out a deal on the citizen initiative proposing the creation of an independent redistricting commission.

Utah lawmaker, police looking to crack down on ‘fringe’ gambling

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:55pm

A Utah lawmaker wants to crack down on illegal gaming machines popping up in convenience stores and other shops, often in lower-income neighborhoods.

Court won't order former WH counsel to testify before House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:59pm

In a setback for Democrats in Congress, a federal appeals court has ruled that judges have no role to play in the subpoena fight between the House of Representatives and the Trump administration over the testimony of high-ranking officials.

Federal appeals court won't order former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress; dismisses case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:47pm

Federal appeals court won't order former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress; dismisses case.

Trump sending Pompeo for signing of Taliban peace agreement aimed at bringing US troops home from Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:48pm

Trump sending Pompeo for signing of Taliban peace agreement aimed at bringing US troops home from Afghanistan.