Category: Politics

Trump followers zero in on secretary of state campaigns

Donald Trump’s pick to become Arizona’s top elections official raised more campaign cash in 2021 than his two potential Democratic opponents combined — a sign of MAGA-world’s deep engagement in taking over under-the-radar positions in charge of running battleground state elections. State Rep. Mark Finchem, whom Trump endorsed for...

Tom Emmer’s on a roll. He won’t say where to.

Tom Emmer has the hottest political hand in the House GOP right now. And if he can win a sizable majority this fall, he’ll have even more chips to cash in. Halfway through his second cycle as House Republicans’ campaign chief, Emmer is managing to pull off a remarkable...

Utah lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson has tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced Sunday. The test result comes days after a string of state lawmakers also tested positive for the virus. Henderson’s scheduled public events have been canceled as a result of the test results....

Is Utah’s most controversial artist trolling the left — or the right?

Artist Jon McNaughton touches up one of his paintings, “The Magnificent Seven,” at his studio in Utah County on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. | Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News Inside the studio of America’s most controversial artist At first glance, Jon McNaughton’s in-home studio looks like any other. A stool...

Taliban talks in Norway spark new debate about recognition

OSLO, Norway — A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of talks in Oslo with Western officials and Afghan civil society representatives amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The closed-door meetings were taking place at a hotel in the...

Sanders backs Arizona Democrats’ censure of Sinema

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday blessed the Arizona Democratic Party’s censure of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema after she opposed a recent effort to change Senate rules to pass voting rights legislation. Asked if he thought the rebuke Saturday from the state party’s executive board was appropriate, Sanders responded in the...

GOP senator: Dems need to worry about voting rights in their home states

Sen. Joni Ernst on Sunday pushed back strongly on the Democratic narrative on voting rights, arguing that Republicans care about the issue as much or more than Democrats. “My point is that we have Democrats that are targeting red states like Iowa again, when our voter policies are far...