Category: Politics

Tim Scott gives GOP colleagues a sampling of racism he faces

Sen. Tim Scott played racist and derogatory voicemails he and his staff are receiving to Senate GOP colleagues during a closed-door lunch Tuesday, according to several GOP sources. Scott, who is leading the GOP efforts on police reform, played two of many hateful voicemails he has received to his...

Democrats wrestle with how hard to go after Trump’s scandals

House Democrats have spent much of the year averting their gaze — and their most powerful investigative weapons — from a mounting list of President Donald Trump’s scandals. But new ones keep popping up whether they like it or not. Now a debate is bubbling up inside the Democratic...

Amid VP scrutiny, Kamala Harris leads charge against GOP police bill

Senate Democrats are preparing to torpedo Republicans’ police reform proposal. And vice-presidential frontrunner Kamala Harris is leading the way. It’s a critical moment for Harris, who has faced scrutiny over her record as a former state attorney general. But as she finds herself in the middle of a messy...

Mayor wants permission to require face masks in Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson wears a mask as Gary Edwards, health department executive director, discusses the county’s phased reopening plan on April 29, 2020. Wilson on Tuesday says she plans to ask the governor permission to require face masks be worn in Salt Lake County. | Steve...

Republican senators refuse to back Trump’s “treason” claim against Obama

Senate Republicans on Tuesday distanced themselves from President Donald Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama committed “treason,” refusing to back up the unfounded allegation that has fueled the president’s revenge campaign against his predecessor. In general, Republicans have shied away from directly criticizing the president’s comments and actions...

Gun-store robberies alarm law enforcement officials

A rash of gun-store burglaries has alarmed law enforcement officials, and comes amid widespread protests that have been accompanied by incidents of looting and vandalism across the country. In the last days of May and first week of June, there were more than 90 attempted or successful burglaries of...

Voters Head to Polls in 3 US States on Tuesday

Voters headed to the polls in three U.S. states Tuesday, deciding a too-close-to-call Senate Democratic primary contest in the southern state of Kentucky for a spot to face Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November, and a contentious Democratic primary challenge to longtime Congressman Eliot Engel in New...