Pelosi begins mustering Democrats for possible House decision on presidency

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has begun mobilizing Democrats for the possibility that neither Joe Biden nor President Donald Trump will win an outright Electoral College victory, a once-in-a-century phenomenon that would send the fate of the presidency to the House of Representatives to decide. Under that scenario, which hasn’t happened...

Utah reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for 4th day in a row

Seth Christensen administers a COVID-19 test to Dennis Torres, 9, at a testing site run by the Salt Lake County Health Department at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials again reported...

Democrats say Republicans will pay price at polls for confirming Barrett

Senior congressional Democrats on Sunday warned that Senate Republicans will pay a price for rushing to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before Election Day. President Donald Trump formally announced Barrett’s nomination to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday. Her confirmation hearing, which...

Tom Cotton defends Trump refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power

Sen. Tom Cotton was unfazed by President Donald Trump’s refusal to a commit to a peaceful transfer of power should Joe Biden win the election and supported the president’s decision not to accept the results unless the winner is clear. “We’ve been transferring the office of the presidency from...