Small, opposing protests face off outside Utah Capitol

An Insurgence USA protester, bottom right, films and shouts at Utah Citizens’ Alarm members at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News An Insurgence USA protester, bottom right, films and shouts at Utah Citizens’ Alarm members at the Capitol...

Sen. Mike Lee finds NCAA position on transgender athletes ‘offensive’

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. | Jonathan Newton, via the Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee challenged the NCAA’s opposition to a...

‘It’s a mess’: Congress prepares to lurch over unemployment aid cliff

A dysfunctional Congress is about to go careening off yet another fiscal cliff — but this will hurt a hell of a lot more than most. Tens of million unemployed Americans are about to lose their economic lifeline during the worst recession in 80 years, with eviction protections set...

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol, the latest effort by Congress to respond to the nationwide protests over systemic racism and injustice. The bill would remove the bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney from the old Supreme Court chamber, located in the...