Congress clinches deal to restore Pell grants for prisoners 26 years after ban

Congressional leaders have struck a deal to reinstate Pell grants for incarcerated students more than a quarter century after banning the aid for prison education programs, according to aides familiar with the agreement. The legislation, which is expected to be included as part of the year-end spending deal, would...

Utah reports just under 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths Sunday

Registered nurse Amy Wilcox administers COVID-19 tests for Nora Thompson, center, and her three daughters at a drive-thru test center at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 1,994 COVID-19 cases...

Romney: GOP ‘has strayed’ from what he once knew

The Republican Party has strayed from the principles that Sen. Mitt Romney once knew it for, he lamented on Sunday. Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Utah Republican and past GOP presidential nominee said his party has taken a “different course” from its embrace of free trade,...

John Barrasso: Confirmations for Biden nominees ‘not going to be a garden party’

Republicans plan to make President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees “run the gauntlet” at their confirmations if they keep their Senate majority in January, their conference chair said Sunday. Referring to the slower pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump’s nominees compared to those in previous administrations, Sen. John Barrasso...