Sunday brings Utah 1,819 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

Stacey Dahlquist collects saliva for COVID-19 testing through the Wellness Bus and a University of Utah Health medical team at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 1,819 COVID-19...

Trump, on tape, presses Georgia official to ‘find’ Trump votes

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. | AP ATLANTA — President Donald Trump badgered and pleaded with Georgia’s election chief to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state, suggesting in a telephone call that...

Pelosi on the verge of winning speakership

Nancy Pelosi is on track to be elected speaker of the House for the 117th Congress on Sunday, clinching the gavel for the fourth and — potentially last — time during the most chaotic and unpredictable season in Washington in a lifetime. In a sign of just how delicate...

Congressman-elect who contracted Covid remembered as ‘true servant’s servant’

MONROE, La. — Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, who recently died from COVID-19 complications, was remembered Saturday as a man who loved people and felt called to serve others. “This is a gentleman who cared about nothing but others,” said former Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who hired Letlow as...

Congressional leaders unveil rules governing Electoral College count

The rules of Congress’ Jan. 6 session governing the counting of Electoral College votes will remain identical to those used for decades, under a proposal set to be introduced Sunday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The rules obtained by POLITICO must be adopted in both the House and...

Georgia’s GOP secretary of state to Trump: ‘What you’re saying is not true’

Just days before the crucial Georgia runoffs that will determine control of the US Senate, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger delivered a strong message to Donald Trump as the President persists in attacking the Peach State’s electoral process and the Republican leaders in charge of administering the system....

‘You’re the arsonist here’: Fiery debate between NBC host, GOP senator

In a contentious interview, NBC host Chuck Todd and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson on Sunday accused each other of hypocrisy, double standards, and working to undermine faith in democracy. On “Meet the Press,” Todd attacked Johnson for joining a GOP effort to challenge the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential...