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Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:26am

After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity.

Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary, helping Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:35pm

The Alaska Republican Party has canceled holding a presidential primary in 2020.

Democrats blast latest Trump crisis. But what will they do?

Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:49pm

A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms.

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

Hunter Woodall and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:11am

Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly.

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:59am

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962.

Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:29pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there.

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Alexandra Jaffe and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:14pm

Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:28pm

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry.

Poll shows ‘evolution’ among Utahns on gun control

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:30pm

More than 70% of Utah voters support requiring gun buyers to be at least 21 years old, according to the latest UtahPolicy.com poll that also found backing for universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:28pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there.

Trump signals restraint on possible military strike on Iran

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:57pm

President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s not inclined to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attacks on the Saudi oil industry, saying he believes showing restraint “shows far more strength” and he wants to avoid an all-out war.

Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden’s son

Jonathan Lemire, Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:22am

President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower’s potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader.

What’s it like growing up and working in Utah politics as a Latina?

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:03am

Feeling like “the other” is something Rebecca Chavez-Houck knows all too well.

The Latest: Americans, Australians celebrate in Rose Garden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:41am

The Latest on the state visit to the U.S. by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local):

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:47am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 election

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:00pm

Microsoft says it'll offer free security updates through the 2020 election in the United States — and in other interested democratic countries with national elections next year — for federally certified voting systems running on soon-to-be-outdated Windows 7 software.

Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:31am

Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor.

CORRECTS: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:45am

CORRECTS: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Corrects APNewsAlert to lower case 'de' and put a space before Blasio)

Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:03am

A decade after the death of Edward Kennedy, another member of the famed political clan is hoping to land a seat in the U.S. Senate.