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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) News roundup: Cruz: Vampire massacre of fictional supporters 'sucks' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58214489-64/trib-dnews-utah-cruz.html.csp Cruz: Vampire massacre of fictional supporters sucks. Herbert pushes for action on border. Tar-sands protesters released from jail. Happy Wednesday. The latest episode of "True Blood" featured a vampire-run massacre of a fictional Ted Cruz rally at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas but the Texas senator was none too happy to see his fictional supporters lose their lives. "Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting th... Cruz: Vampire massacre of fictional supporters sucks. Herbert pushes for action on border. Tar-sands protesters released from jail. Happy Wednesday. The latest episode of "True Blood" featured a vampire-run massacre of a fictional Ted Cruz rally at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas but the Texas senator was none too happy to see his fictional supporters lose their lives. "Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting th... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58214489@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:32:50 MDT News roundup: GOP employs Romney strategy against Dems http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58209960-64/trib-president-obama-rep.html.csp GOP uses Romney strategy against Dems. Warren Jeffs' letter to lawmakers. Trib/DNews case pushed to September. Happy Tuesday. Democrats in 2012 tried to paint Mitt Romney as rich and therefore, out of touch. But that strategy is now being employed by Republicans against some Dems who are running for office -- not the least of which, of course, is Hillary Clinton, who remarked how poor she and former President Bill Clinton were when they left the White House. Some strategies, of course, are... GOP uses Romney strategy against Dems. Warren Jeffs' letter to lawmakers. Trib/DNews case pushed to September. Happy Tuesday. Democrats in 2012 tried to paint Mitt Romney as rich and therefore, out of touch. But that strategy is now being employed by Republicans against some Dems who are running for office -- not the least of which, of course, is Hillary Clinton, who remarked how poor she and former President Bill Clinton were when they left the White House. Some strategies, of course, are... 58209960@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:37:14 MDT News roundup: 'This can't wait!' When political emails get weird http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58205661-64/trib-utah-court-state.html.csp 'This can't wait!' Political emails get weird. SCOTUS grants Utah stay. Airport remodel could boost Utah's economy. Happy Monday. Does this get your attention: "Can we chat real quick?" or perhaps, "THIS CAN'T WAIT." Or maybe you'd click on a "We're so sorry." Those are just a few of the subject lines that political campaigns and operatives are using to try and grab the attention of potential donors and break through the massive flow of emails yearning for your time. Yes, they subject line... 'This can't wait!' Political emails get weird. SCOTUS grants Utah stay. Airport remodel could boost Utah's economy. Happy Monday. Does this get your attention: "Can we chat real quick?" or perhaps, "THIS CAN'T WAIT." Or maybe you'd click on a "We're so sorry." Those are just a few of the subject lines that political campaigns and operatives are using to try and grab the attention of potential donors and break through the massive flow of emails yearning for your time. Yes, they subject line... 58205661@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:03:40 MDT News roundup: The Elizabeth Warren fantasy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58197589-64/trib-obama-dnews-politico.html.csp The Elizabeth Warren fantasy. Swallow, Shurtleff face court dates. ACLU files response to Utah's same-sex marriage brief. Happy Friday. There are those progressives who aren't super excited about a Hillary Clinton run, and those hoping for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to make a bid. She's ruled against a 2016 run, so she says, but there are those on the left who aren't buying it and want her to step up. [Politico] Topping the news: Former AGs John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff now face individual cour... The Elizabeth Warren fantasy. Swallow, Shurtleff face court dates. ACLU files response to Utah's same-sex marriage brief. Happy Friday. There are those progressives who aren't super excited about a Hillary Clinton run, and those hoping for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to make a bid. She's ruled against a 2016 run, so she says, but there are those on the left who aren't buying it and want her to step up. [Politico] Topping the news: Former AGs John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff now face individual cour... 58197589@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:12:02 MDT News roundup: GOP likely to take Senate, retain House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58193297-64/utah-trib-dnews-senate.html.csp GOP likely to take Senate, keep House. Utah seeks SCOTUS stay on same-sex marriage ban. Experts weigh in on Shurtleff, Swallow evidence. Happy Thursday. Things are not looking good for Senate Democrats, who could lose control of the upper chamber after this midterm election. The Washington Post's Election Lab predicts that Republicans will take control of the Senate -- owning 52 seats to Dems 48 -- and the GOP will retain control of the House. There's a lot of green between now and Electio... GOP likely to take Senate, keep House. Utah seeks SCOTUS stay on same-sex marriage ban. Experts weigh in on Shurtleff, Swallow evidence. Happy Thursday. Things are not looking good for Senate Democrats, who could lose control of the upper chamber after this midterm election. The Washington Post's Election Lab predicts that Republicans will take control of the Senate -- owning 52 seats to Dems 48 -- and the GOP will retain control of the House. There's a lot of green between now and Electio... 58193297@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:38:55 MDT News roundup: Obama: Don't get me impeached over immigration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/58189495-64/trib-shurtleff-utah-obama.html.csp Obama: Don't get me impeached over immigration. Shurtleff, Swallow charged. 'Sad day in Utah history.' Happy Wednesday. 'Twas a big day in Utah politics yesterday, and we've rounded up all the news you need below. But first, an interesting story out of Washington where President Barack Obama noted to a group of immigration reform advocates that he couldn't spend all his political capital on the issue. "You're not going to get me impeached, are you?" Obama said, according to people in the r... Obama: Don't get me impeached over immigration. Shurtleff, Swallow charged. 'Sad day in Utah history.' Happy Wednesday. 'Twas a big day in Utah politics yesterday, and we've rounded up all the news you need below. But first, an interesting story out of Washington where President Barack Obama noted to a group of immigration reform advocates that he couldn't spend all his political capital on the issue. "You're not going to get me impeached, are you?" Obama said, according to people in the r... 58189495@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:41:36 MDT