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Joe Biden's challenge: Winning over progressives

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:14pm

Joe Biden says he has "the most progressive record" of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree.

Former secretary of interior talks Utah recreation, Bears Ears

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:43pm

A former secretary of the interior in President Barack Obama's administration visited the University of Utah to praise the state's lands and share her ideas for recreating in and maintaining the nation's wildernesses.

Gillibrand seeks to improve asylum process for immigrants

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:57pm

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand pitched her ideas Thursday to improve the asylum process while touring a law clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that helps immigrants with legal matters.

Hogan: Trump challenge now 'doesn't make any sense at all'

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:13pm

While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he says that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all."

O'Rourke: People with disabilities will help lead campaign

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:44pm

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities serve in leadership positions, both in his campaign and, if he wins, in his administration.

Movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:45pm

Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others.

Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won't attend AIPAC summit

Juana Summers and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:51am

Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won't attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington next week.

Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

Hannah Fingerhut and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:49am

A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans.

US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.28 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:32am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, giving an incentive to potential buyers as the spring homebuying season opens.

AP: GOP won more seats in 2018 than suggested by vote share

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:57am

Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party.

Utah GOP chairman says he won't seek another term, while SB54 opponent planning to run

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:12pm

"I would be a hinderance to the party reuniting and unifying, so I think it's probably best that someone else do it. … My call for unity kind of fell on deaf ears," Anderson said.

Former Downtown Community Council chairman latest candidate to join race for Salt Lake City mayor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:32pm

Another candidate has officially jumped into this year's race to be mayor of Utah's capital, just days after Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski bowed out.

Gillibrand 'open to improving' opioids bill after criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:24pm

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says she's "open to improving" a Senate bill that would limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain.

Beto O'Rourke making 1st trip to early-voting South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:47am

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is making the first visit of his presidential campaign to South Carolina, where he'll be able to test his message in front of a largely black electorate.

Kansas artist carves out Beto O'Rourke image in Texas field

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:39am

Beto O'Rourke's face has been temporarily enshrined in a Texas field as the former Democratic congressman runs for president.

O'Rourke's early fundraising had fewer donors than Sanders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:39am

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says his first-day $6.1 million in campaign donations came from 128,000-plus contributions in all 50 states.

Officials: Man defrauded donors with fake Bernie, Beto sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:40pm

Federal prosecutors say an 80-year-old California man defrauded donors by setting up fake political action committees purporting to support campaigns including Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke's Senate race in Texas.

GOP fundraiser pleads guilty to fraud, keeping donor money

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:29pm

A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law for using more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort services.

Gerrymandering lawsuits are pending in a dozen states

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:39am

typically state lawmakers — have gone too far in manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts for their own advantage.