Politics Blog - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Blogs/outofcontext Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Owens joins air fight, promises to put ‘people before politics’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58443105-64/com-owens-love-campaign.html.csp Doug Owens is now on the airwaves with an ad proclaiming that it’s time to put “people before politics.” His biographical commercials began running Monday morning and are meant to introduce this Democrat to the people in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. They come one week after Republican Mia Love launched her ad campaign with two issue-oriented spots, one slamming Obamacare and another criticizing one-size-fits-all education proposals. At this stage, Love is the front-runner in this contest,... Doug Owens is now on the airwaves with an ad proclaiming that it’s time to put “people before politics.” His biographical commercials began running Monday morning and are meant to introduce this Democrat to the people in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. They come one week after Republican Mia Love launched her ad campaign with two issue-oriented spots, one slamming Obamacare and another criticizing one-size-fits-all education proposals. At this stage, Love is the front-runner in this contest,... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58443105@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:26:02 MDT News roundup: Secret Service may screen tourists near White House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58440748-64/trib-utah-service-secret.html.csp Secret Service may screen tourists blocks from the White House. Poll: Nearly 2/3rds of Utahns support conceal carry for teachers. Herbert's next challenge: Convincing the Legislature on Healthy Utah plan. Happy Monday. After a man carrying a knife was able to jump the White House fence and sprint into the front doors before being tackled, the Secret Service is considering a plan to start screening tourists and pedestrians blocks away to identify threats. The screenings may not as thorough... Secret Service may screen tourists blocks from the White House. Poll: Nearly 2/3rds of Utahns support conceal carry for teachers. Herbert's next challenge: Convincing the Legislature on Healthy Utah plan. Happy Monday. After a man carrying a knife was able to jump the White House fence and sprint into the front doors before being tackled, the Secret Service is considering a plan to start screening tourists and pedestrians blocks away to identify threats. The screenings may not as thorough... 58440748@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:03:22 MDT News roundup: Are America's conservative cities better? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58431953-64/trib-utah-cities-news.html.csp Are conservative cities better? Obama nominates Parrish for federal judgeship. Race for S.L. County sheriff brings in the news and the cash. Happy Friday. Most of America's cities are liberal -- think New York, Philly, L.A. -- but there are some interesting holdouts, such as Mesa, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Oklahoma City. These Republican-leaning cities are crossing ideology boundaries to build infrastructure, embracing trendy liberal ideas like "new urbanism," while keeping costs... Are conservative cities better? Obama nominates Parrish for federal judgeship. Race for S.L. County sheriff brings in the news and the cash. Happy Friday. Most of America's cities are liberal -- think New York, Philly, L.A. -- but there are some interesting holdouts, such as Mesa, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Oklahoma City. These Republican-leaning cities are crossing ideology boundaries to build infrastructure, embracing trendy liberal ideas like "new urbanism," while keeping costs... 58431953@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:14:10 MDT News roundup: Military weapons program extends to schools, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58427840-64/utah-trib-attends-dnews.html.csp Military weapons program extends to schools, too. Herbert: No pending monument decision. Huntsman eyes sidelines in 2016. Happy Thursday. After the Ferguson, Mo., riots, there's been increased scrutiny on a federal program to dole out used military equipment to police forces across America. But did you know that effort also extends to schools? Some school districts have taken advantage of the Defense Department program to nab grenade launchers, heavily armed vehicles, and of course, high-p... Military weapons program extends to schools, too. Herbert: No pending monument decision. Huntsman eyes sidelines in 2016. Happy Thursday. After the Ferguson, Mo., riots, there's been increased scrutiny on a federal program to dole out used military equipment to police forces across America. But did you know that effort also extends to schools? Some school districts have taken advantage of the Defense Department program to nab grenade launchers, heavily armed vehicles, and of course, high-p... 58427840@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:11:00 MDT News roundup: Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney may run for president — again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58423344-64/trib-utah-meeting-president.html.csp Huntsman, Romney may try for president — again. Utah ends year with $166M surplus. UTA caps bonuses for execs. Happy Wednesday. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has engaged with supporters and donors about a possible independent bid for president in 2016. Unlike Mitt Romney, Huntsman hasn't ruled out another run at the White House and appears open to the idea of another try — albeit this time avoiding the GOP primary battles in favor of a third-party.[BuzzFeed] -&gt; A major Romney donor, mea... Huntsman, Romney may try for president — again. Utah ends year with $166M surplus. UTA caps bonuses for execs. Happy Wednesday. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has engaged with supporters and donors about a possible independent bid for president in 2016. Unlike Mitt Romney, Huntsman hasn't ruled out another run at the White House and appears open to the idea of another try — albeit this time avoiding the GOP primary battles in favor of a third-party.[BuzzFeed] -&gt; A major Romney donor, mea... 58423344@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:23:22 MDT News roundup: 20 archaic Senate rules still on the books http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58419003-64/trib-meets-attends-committee.html.csp 20 archaic Senate rules still on the books. Mormons the most reliable GOP voting bloc. Mia Love goes on the air. Happy Tuesday. The U.S. Senate is a body steeped in tradition, and archaic rules. And if you think the filibuster is confusing, did you know there are several "insane" rules by which the body still operates? To wit: There are only four sanctioned hold music options -- one plays country, for us Westerners -- that if you buy a typewriter, it better last 10 years, and that senators... 20 archaic Senate rules still on the books. Mormons the most reliable GOP voting bloc. Mia Love goes on the air. Happy Tuesday. The U.S. Senate is a body steeped in tradition, and archaic rules. And if you think the filibuster is confusing, did you know there are several "insane" rules by which the body still operates? To wit: There are only four sanctioned hold music options -- one plays country, for us Westerners -- that if you buy a typewriter, it better last 10 years, and that senators... 58419003@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:47:52 MDT News roundup: Pelosi: 'Civilization in jeopardy' if GOP takes Senate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58414793-64/trib-utah-lake-salt.html.csp Pelosi: 'Civilization in jeopardy' if GOP takes Senate. Utahns like Herbert's healthy Utah plan, even if they don't know what it is. Utah state government takes a lot of military handouts. Happy Monday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said this weekend that Democrats aren't fear mongers and then declared why Democrats must to well this election year: "Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate." Pelosi made the comment during a live show of ... Pelosi: 'Civilization in jeopardy' if GOP takes Senate. Utahns like Herbert's healthy Utah plan, even if they don't know what it is. Utah state government takes a lot of military handouts. Happy Monday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said this weekend that Democrats aren't fear mongers and then declared why Democrats must to well this election year: "Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate." Pelosi made the comment during a live show of ... 58414793@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:25:14 MDT