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Hatch slams Democrats for 'character assassination' of Kavanaugh

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:03pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, slammed Democrats Monday for "partisan games and transparent attempts at character assassination" against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Indicted congressman makes court appearance before midterms

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 1:52pm

The Democratic opponent of California's Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter released a new TV ad Monday aimed at conservative voters in a deeply red district as the indicted congressman made his last court appearance before midterm elections.

Voting in America is nuts; here’s how to plan ahead

Cynthia Gordy Giwa, Propublica  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:55pm

Let’s get you ready to vote. There are three key questions you should ask.

Latest Love commercial notes McAdams' ties to Clintons

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:15pm

The latest TV commercial from Rep. Mia Love features a narrator who sounds like former Pres. Bill Clinton thanking her rival, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

Eyeing White House, Cory Booker introduces himself to Iowa

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:15am

Cory Booker is not being subtle. The Iowa caucuses are well over a year away, but the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states that will be crucial to winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:55pm

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement.

Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:54pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them.

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:33pm

Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:17am

It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes.

Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 6:24am

Phil Bredesen is a Democrat. But he'd rather you not mention that.

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:28pm

The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

Couple supporting McAdams says Love misused their images for her TV commercial

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:08pm

A couple who support Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams in the contentious 4th Congressional District race were distressed to see themselves in a TV commercial for his opponent, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah.

AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:29pm

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter.

The Latest: Cramer seeks to clarify Kavanaugh comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:17pm

The Latest on Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer's comments on an allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):

Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:42am

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:12am

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

Georgia Gov. race: Pence sets a visit as Biden postpones one

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:31pm

Vice President Mike Pence has rescheduled a stop in Georgia with Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp that was pushed back by Hurricane Florence.

Biden postpones Georgia trip for Abrams

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:06pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden is putting off a campaign trip on behalf of Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

The Latest: Arizona GOP congressman says siblings hate Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:29pm

The Latest on a political ad against an Arizona congressman featuring his siblings (all times local):