Government

Republican Primary Candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 19

House 19 candidates web only

Read more about the Republican primary candidates for Utah House District 19. 

Government

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is “1,000 percent” behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it’s uncertain...


Government

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

Commerce Secretary Russian Company

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...


Government

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

UN Haley

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley said Tuesday the U.S. had...


Government

The Latest: Protesters interrupt homeland secretary's dinner

Trump Immigration Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 6:15 a.m. About a dozen protesters heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the Trump administration’s immigration policy as she ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington. The protesters entered MXDC...


Government

‘Holy Cow’ Moment Changes How Montana’s State Health Plan Does Business

Marilyn Bartlett, the director administrator of Montana’s Health Care and Benefits Division, recalls thinking “holy cow” when she got an urgent directive from state legislators in late 2014: “You have to get these costs under control, or else.” Increasing health care costs in the state workers’...


Government

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

Immigration Lewandowski

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic “Wah wah.” Corey Lewandowski appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump’s hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the...


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House Republicans turn up the heat in standoff with DOJ

Watchdog Report Clinton Email

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn’t adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism followed the...


Government

Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. “You have to stand for something,” Trump declared Tuesday, as he...


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Trump takes swipe at South Carolina's Sanford in GOP meeting

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a sarcastic dig at Rep. Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican who has been critical of the president, during a meeting on immigration with House Republicans Tuesday night. Sanford fired back later, telling The Associated Press that he found it...


Politics

Republican Primary Candidates for Utah House of Representatives District 20

House 20 candidates, web only

The Republican primary candidates for Utah House District 20 are Melissa Garff Ballard, Matt Jensen and Glen Jenkins.


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