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'Mavericks needed': McCain Institute wades into election

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:01pm

A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is looking for "mavericks" to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election and fight for human rights around the world as President Donald Trump pursues his "America first" foreign policy.

The Latest: Trump ramps up immigration rhetoric in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:04pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (all times local):

Sen. Mike Lee calls for U.S. forces to pull out of Saudi Arabia in light of journalist killing

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:15pm

Sen. Mike Lee reiterated his call for an end to U.S. involvement in Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen in light of its admitting to killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Obama rails against Republicans, rallies Democrats in Nevada

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 4:09pm

Former President Barack Obama delivered a biting critique of Republicans in Washington and President Donald Trump's administration on Monday but avoided mentioning his successor by name.

Arkansas candidate left off ballot when early voting begins

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:35pm

A Democrat running for secretary of state in Arkansas was left off a county's ballot as early voting began on Monday, prompting officials to temporarily shutter polling sites as they scrambled to fix the problem.

The Latest: Obama says Republicans sowed divisions in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:23pm

The Latest on former President Barack Obama's rally in Las Vegas (all times local):

Romney stumps for other GOP candidates while Wilson questions his 'deficit hawk' claim

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:00pm

With a comfortable lead in his bid for the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney has traveled inside and outside Utah to campaign for other Republicans. Meantime, Democrat Jenny Wilson launches ad questioning Romney calling himself a "deficit hawk."

Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:23pm

President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas on Monday, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation."

Familiar 2016 figures deployed as midterms hit last 2 weeks

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:24am

President Donald Trump is battling Democrats for control of Congress. But you might think it's 2016 all over again.

Democrat Pritzker gives $15M more for Illinois governor bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:39am

Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker has donated $15 million more to his campaign for Illinois governor, pushing his self-financing total to $161.5 million.

GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:19am

Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Florida's culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 11:14pm

President Donald Trump's loyalists here at Florida's premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum.

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:58pm

Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible."

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:13pm

With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself working thousands of supporters into a frenzy at a Houston rally Monday night, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him.

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 8:23pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent.

DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:25pm

Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn't a big fan of Donald Trump, but he said during a televised debate that he'd gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects.

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:04pm

With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.

Utah lawmakers question watershed protection law

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:33am

Lawmakers continue to have lingering concerns over the breadth of a 120-year-old Utah law.

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:06pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she changed her mind and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to rebuild it by being transparent.