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Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:12pm

Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates.

AP source: NJ Dem lawmaker plans to become a Republican

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:04pm

A House freshman from New Jersey who was planning to break with his party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump will become a Republican, a GOP official said Saturday.

At Army-Navy game, Trump touts new pro sports option

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 10:43am

President Donald Trump used his appearance at the annual Army-Navy football game to pitch to the players an administration policy change that clears the way for athletes at the nation's military academies to play professional sports after they graduate and delay their active-duty service.

Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:27am

This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.

With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:13am

It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is.

'Wild week' as Washington works amid impeachment

Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 10:50pm

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi don’t see eye-to-eye on much these days, but in the throes of impeachment, they’re in lockstep on the desire to close out the year by checking off items on their to-do lists.

Utah first state to receive approval for plan to keep kids out of foster care

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:18pm

The state will receive a federal fund match under Family First Act.

Cox ahead of Huntsman in race for governor, poll shows

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:38pm

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is leading former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. among Republican voters, according to the latest poll on the Utah governor’s race.

Judge puts citizenship ruling for American Samoans on hold

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:12pm

The window for American Samoans in Utah to be considered U.S. citizens closed quickly after a federal judge put his own ruling on hold Friday.

Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:02pm

The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking.

After UK election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:14pm

After a tumultuous tenure in office, a controversial candidate expanded his grip on power, surpassing a weak opponent and drawing support from unlikely pockets of voters.

Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlash

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:01pm

Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans.

First lady appears to condone Trump's criticism of Thunberg

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:46pm

Melania Trump on Friday appeared to condone her husband's criticism of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, saying through a spokeswoman that her 13-year-old son, Barron, is in a different category than the teenage climate activist “who travels the globe giving speeches.”

Supreme Court justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:34pm

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.

Judge tosses Shurtleff’s lawsuit against FBI, state prosecutors

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:40pm

After giving former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff a final chance to make his case against law enforcement officials, a federal judge has dismissed his lawsuit.

Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:39pm

All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it.

Utah educators express concern over implications of tax reform

Brittany Glas, KSL TV and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:33pm

With little to no language addressing education in the tax reform proposal passed Thursday night, there is serious concern over the future of school funding.

Houston voters set to pick mayor, City Council in runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:19am

Voters in Houston are heading to the polls Saturday for runoffs in municipal elections, including for mayor.

Supreme Court to hear subpoena fights over Trump financial records; decisions likely by late June, amid campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:31pm

Supreme Court to hear subpoena fights over Trump financial records; decisions likely by late June, amid campaign.