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'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

Steve Karnowski and Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:43pm

President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere.

Utah Psychologist Licensing Board approves first step in ending conversion therapy on minors

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:38pm

Conversion therapy on minors, which has been a controversial subject and debated in Utah, could soon be banned through a route other than legislature.

Trump effect the top question in Virginia's key elections

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:24pm

Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats.

In reversal, Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowd

Alan Fram, Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:54pm

President Donald Trump on Friday reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman, defending the rally-goers as "patriots" while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of color.

Sen. Mitt Romney proposes more legislation against Chinese tech giant

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:07pm

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and two other Republicans introduced their own bill Thursday to prevent U.S. companies from doing business with a Chinese tech giant that they say poses a threat to national security.

Highland joins other local Utah governments taking stance against abortion

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:31pm

Another Utah city has taken a strong stance against abortion, passing a resolution declaring support for all human life, including the unborn.

Utah majority disapproves of Trump's job performance, poll finds

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:40pm

More than half of Utahns don't like the job President Donald Trump is doing in the White House, according to a new UtahPolicy.com and Y2 Analytics poll released Thursday.

2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:04pm

The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump.

Utah Rep. Rob Bishop now says he may run again

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:40pm

In 2012, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, said he would not seek reelection after his ability to serve in a committee leadership position had been exhausted, which is 2020. But, many people are urging him to stay in. He says he's considering it.

Democrat Ben McAdams, rest of Utah delegation, vote against $15 federal minimum wage

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:16pm

Rep. Ben McAdams was one of six Democrats who opposed the bill that passed 231-199, with the support of just three Republicans.

Sen. Mike Lee secures vote on 9/11 victims fund bill amid criticism from bill advocates

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:02am

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has secured a vote for a 9/11 first responders compensation bill next week.

House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:33am

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election.

Houston Democrat joins US Senate race against GOP's Cornyn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:18am

A Houston city councilwoman says she's running for U.S. Senate in 2020, becoming the latest Democratic challenger vying to take on Republican Sen. John Cornyn.

Trump leans on issue of race in bid for a 2nd term in 2020

Steve Peoples and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:14pm

President Donald Trump has placed racial animus at the center of his reelection campaign, and even some of his critics believe it could deliver him a second term.

Utah governor: 'Both sides are guilty' and Trump, Democrats 'ought to dial it back'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:36pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday "both sides are guilty" in the controversy over President Donald Trump's comments, condemned by the U.S. House as racist, about a group of progressive minority congresswomen.

First week over in North Carolina gerrymandering trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:22pm

Challengers of North Carolina legislative districts say the computer files of a deceased Republican mapmaker show how GOP legislators approved boundary lines with illegal political bias.

Former Texas judge leaves GOP, denouncing Trump for racism

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:58am

A former Texas judge who served on the state's highest criminal court has denounced President Donald Trump in announcing her decision to leave the Republican party.

Prosecutors plan no additional charges in Trump hush money probe, people briefed on the matter tell the AP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:20am

Prosecutors plan no additional charges in Trump hush money probe, people briefed on the matter tell the AP.

Court records show Trump was on calls with aides rushing to squash stories about alleged affairs before election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:42am

Court records show Trump was on calls with aides rushing to squash stories about alleged affairs before election.