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Ghorbani suggests Trump is biggest threat to national security, Stewart says it's China

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:29pm

Democrat Shireen Ghorbani suggested that the "person in our White House" is the biggest threat to the nation's security during a rowdy 2nd Congressional District debate Monday filled with a host of cheers and jeers.

Nebraska governor hopeful Krist denies drinking allegations

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:22pm

Nebraska Republican officials Monday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist of drinking on the job as a state senator and implied that he drove while intoxicated, allegations that state investigators declined to pursue and that Krist fervently denies.

After recount, Koh concedes Democratic House primary

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:04pm

Following a recount, Lori Trahan on Monday was declared the winner of a razor-close Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts.

Hatch said he believes Kavanaugh, calls accuser 'mistaken'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:09pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Monday the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct is "mistaken" and that he believes Kavanaugh is "a very strong, decent man."

Barack Obama's return: good or bad for Democrats?

Juana Summers and Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:25pm

Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test.

Actress Diane Neal wins appeal, gets on congressional ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:30am

Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures.

Bill Daley says he's running for Chicago mayor in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:29am

Another Daley wants to be mayor of Chicago.

GOP, White House fret about election prospects

Julie Pace, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 10:09pm

The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sofia Ortega and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:13pm

Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service.

FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:13pm

The Trump administration's disaster relief chief said Sunday that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria, keeping the issue in focus after President Donald Trump questioned the widely accepted count.

Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward

Darlene Superville and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:15pm

President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key committee vote set for this later week and a Republican on the closely divided panel said he's "not comfortable" voting on the nomination without first hearing from the accuser.

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sofia Ortega and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:27pm

Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service.

Mom of teens who got presidential selfies runs for office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:09pm

A New Hampshire woman whose daughters snagged selfies with every candidate in the 2016 presidential campaign is now running her own campaign for state office.

Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election

Julie Pace, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:14am

The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.

Salt Lake County Council members join calls for port board transparency

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:58pm

Some members of the Salt Lake County Council this week demanded increased transparency from the Utah Inland Port Authority, weighing in on the controversy over the port authority board's recent vote to keep its subcommittees closed to the public.

Judge declines to order Georgia to scrap electronic voting machines that critics said are vulnerable to hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:00pm

Judge declines to order Georgia to scrap electronic voting machines that critics said are vulnerable to hacking.

Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:27pm

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat.

Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:12pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting money away from a congressionally mandated program meant to get harmful asbestos out of schools, even though the threat of contamination remains, the agency's internal watchdog said on Monday.

Theresa May says discussion of her leadership 'irritating'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 5:11pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets "irritated" by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.