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Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:02am

Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field.

Congressman's death triggers election, glut of candidates

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:11am

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated.

Military vet Moulton joins 2020 presidential race

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:59am

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House.

Possible presidential candidate Howard Schultz postpones Utah visit

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Apr 21st - 7:15pm

Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks chief executive considering a third-party run for president in 2020, has postponed a planned visit to Utah this week.

Utah faith, political leaders mourn deadly toll in Sri Lankan bombings

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:10pm

Faith leaders and members of Utah's congressional delegation had messages of sympathy and support for Sri Lank following a series of a Easter bombings.

Harris' campaign focuses on black colleges for support

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:57am

California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters.

Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:45am

Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930.

Trump brushes off Romney's criticism, points to loss in 2012

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:01am

Sen. Mitt Romney says he's "sickened" by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012 that the Utah Republican has tapped in criticizing him.

Conference hopes to help Utah women get 'in the money'

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Apr 21st - 9:19am

On Monday, Utah Treasurer David Damschen, along with the Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition will host the first "Women in the Money" Utah Financial Empowerment Conference "to empower Utah women to achieve financial security."

Democratic hopefuls demur on pursuing Trump post-White House

Hunter Woodall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:29pm

Some Democratic contenders for president aren't saying whether they would re-open investigations into President Donald Trump if they were to oust him from the White House in 2020.

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:31pm

By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon.

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:29am

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the now $65 billion-a-year program.

Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:09am

First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable.

Bevin looks to overcome battles to win another term

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 6:11am

Never one to duck controversy, Kentucky's Republican governor has feuded with teachers and insulted judges. He stunned GOP lawmakers recently by vetoing a pension bill counted on by an array of state-funded agencies, provoking a spat with the state Senate's top leader.

Potential presidential candidate Howard Schultz to visit Utah Tuesday

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:42pm

Former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz, who's seriously considering a third-party run for president, is scheduled to hold events in Utah.

Romney on Mueller report: I am 'sickened' by 'dishonesty and misdirection' of Trump

Jamie Ehrlich, CNN  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:07pm

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney issued a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump on Friday following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying he was "sickened" by details in revealed in the document.

US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 5:22pm

Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state where they live, can be denied citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law.

Warren becomes first 2020 Democrat to call for impeachment

Ashley Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:28pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to make a full-throated call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report.

Casey lobbies for Democratic primary debate in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:03am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election.