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Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:39pm

Minnesota Democrats are standing behind U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his bid for state attorney general, with the state party giving him an endorsement Saturday amid an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend.

Republican insurgent gives Wyoming Senate incumbent a fight

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:34am

Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed caregiver and helped launch his political career.

Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:13am

Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his burgeoning career and his ability to walk led instead to a political rise that could make Sutton the first Democrat elected South Dakota governor in over four decades.

Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:09am

A so-called tort reform proposal on Arkansas' ballot that expected little trouble winning passage in deeply red Arkansas is running into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally.

Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:49pm

The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing.

DC judge: For now, no need to accept new DACA applications

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:42pm

A federal judge in Washington who ruled against the Trump administration's plans to end a federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation won't require the administration to process new applications while it appeals his ruling.

Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:17pm

Alaska's elections director said she's confident the state has enough questioned ballot envelopes and that poll workers will be ready after some Alaskans had their voter registration addresses changed before Tuesday's primary.

Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:48pm

Former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, an Iowa farmer and soldier turned politician who served 16 years in Congress, has died. He was 84.

Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

Matthew Barakat, Stephen Braun and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:44pm

The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman.

The Latest: Kobach campaign denies he is 'extreme'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:08pm

The Latest on the certification of Greg Orman as an independent candidate in the November ballot for governor (all times local):

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:21pm

Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP hopeful Kris Kobach as "incompetent and corrupt."

Lawmakers question government's role as fate of Utah's Science, Technology & Research initiative is delayed

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:36pm

Decisions about the long-term fate of the Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative have been kicked down the road as a legislative committee this week heard a rundown of the work being done by the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

The Latest: Ellison says he won't quit race amid abuse claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:29am

The Latest on Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's response to an allegation of domestic abuse (all times local):

Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Roy Moore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:12am

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago.

State workers make less than private sector but have better benefits, Utah lawmakers told

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:41am

State employees don't make as much money as their private sector counterparts but get more in benefits, Utah lawmakers were told this week.

Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:25am

Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz.

Ellison: Ex-girlfriend should produce video of alleged abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:39am

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday he won't abandon his campaign for attorney general amid allegations that he once physically abused an ex-girlfriend and said if she claims to have a video of the incident she should produce it.

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

Laurie Kellman and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:59pm

A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around.

Judge tosses signatures on Washington gun initiative

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:04pm

A judge in Washington has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot, saying the petition format did not follow election law.