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House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim

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, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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.

The Latest: Trump claims he was 'not happy' with chant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:34pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's reelection rally in North Carolina (all times local):

Ex-CIA operative Plame's House bid gets many small donors

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:41pm

Thousands of small campaign contributions have helped propelled former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame to the financial lead in a crowded primary competition for an open New Mexico congressional seat in 2020.

Alabama's Roy Moore lags in 2020 fundraising, Jones leads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:37pm

Alabama Republican Roy Moore has raised less than $17,000 for his U.S. Senate race, according to quarterly campaign reports filed this week.

Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:32pm

Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out.

BYU grad tells U.S. Senate panel he would impartially apply law if confirmed as federal judge

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:03pm

David B. Barlow appeared to leave a favorable impression on the few senators who quizzed him Wednesday during his nomination hearing to become a federal judge.

Dem candidate proposes increasing national service by young

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:29am

The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election is proposing a fivefold expansion of a civilian national service program in hopes it will better tie the country together.

Trump voters cringe and shrug at tweets while Democrats rage

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:42pm

Bill Brasch greeted President Donald Trump's latest tweet controversy with a shrug.

Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

Laurie Kellman and Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:39pm

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner had reeled in a big political fish.

Trump vs. Dems: 'Racist,' 'socialist' lines drawn for 2020

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:35pm

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.

To counter possible ISIS resurgence, Sen. Mitt Romney calls for full staffing at US embassy in Iraq

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:03pm

With ongoing security threats leaving as few as 15 State Department workers in the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Sens. Mitt Romney and Chris Murphy called for a full diplomatic presence in Baghdad as soon as possible.

Appeals court agrees a Utah county violated Navajo voting rights through gerrymandering

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:33pm

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that found voting districts in a Utah county were racially gerrymandered and violated the rights of Navajo voters

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

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.

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.