Apr 19, 2019 4:31 pm MDTUtah Sen. Mitt Romney says he's 'sickened' by President Trump's conduct detailed in Mueller report Romney is one of three Republican senators who have broken ranks to criticize President Donald Trump's conduct detailed in a special counsel report that investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Apr 3, 2019 10:00 pm MDTIt's not president, but Mitt Romney seems satisfied settling in as a senator Sen. Mitt Romney says he didn't get the job he wanted, but experts and observers say the freshman possesses a rare combination of procedural rights and name recognition that could yield results when he's ready.
Mar 29, 2019 4:39 pm MDTNational emergency declaration may redirect funding for projects at Utah's Hill Air Force Base to border security More than $129 million in construction associated with Hill Air Force Base is on a Pentagon list of what projects could be delayed to build President Donald Trump's border wall.
Mar 27, 2019 9:00 pm MDTRepublicans hope for a 'meeting of the minds' on paid parental leave as they introduce this new proposal Republican senators and representatives co-sponsor another parental leave bill that co-sponsors say is creating a "competition of ideas" that could build momentum toward the government coming up with a plan that passes Congress.
Mar 13, 2019 5:54 pm MDTWould the Equality Act harm religious freedom? Here's what you need to know The Equality Act, co-sponsored by more than 200 members of Congress, would expand nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community. Opponents argue that it would also harm conservative people of faith and threaten private colleges.
Mar 12, 2019 4:03 pm MDTThe Ivanka Trump effect: Why Republicans are now championing paid family leave, and what their new proposal looks like The U.S. is the only industrialized nation without a nationwide parental leave law. That could soon change as the idea has bipartisan support and is a priority for President Trump.
Mar 7, 2019 5:01 pm MSTUtah Sen. Mitt Romney says 'I've made my decision' about President Trump's national emergency vote For the first time since taking office as a U.S. senator, Mitt Romney met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office to talk about trade, China and border security. Romney's made up his mind on the president's emergency declaration.
Mar 6, 2019 1:00 pm MSTModerate Democrats in Congress are fighting two battles: one against Republicans, and one against other Democrats A recent flap between liberal and moderate Democrats in the House reveals a divide that many observers say has to be bridged if the party expects to make gains in 2020.