ADMINISTRATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ADMINISTRATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232831-79/coal-global-energy-exports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232831-79/coal-global-energy-exports.html.csp">Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINA CAPPIELLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T12:29:02.126-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 12:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Newport News, Va. • As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of thi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582328312014-07-28T12:29:02.126-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T12:29:02.126-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232831@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:29:02 MDT Five things to know about coal trade, global warming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232844-79/coal-exports-global-demand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232844-79/coal-exports-global-demand.html.csp">Five things to know about coal trade, global warming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINA CAPPIELLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T12:29:02.205-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 12:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: 1. AS U.S. REDUCES COAL USE, DEMAND RISES GLOBALLY. Over the past six years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead. The Environmental Protection ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582328442014-07-28T12:29:02.205-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T12:29:02.205-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232844@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:29:02 MDT Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227223-68/obama-lawmakers-mcconnell-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227223-68/obama-lawmakers-mcconnell-president.html.csp">Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW TAYLOR and DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:44:02.704-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn’t get it when it comes to working with Congress. Top GOP leaders got no notice of the $3.7 billion emergency request. The administration sent contradictory messages about what it wanted to deal with the border crisis. And as the proposal drew fierce ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227223@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:44:02 MDT Denver Post: Demand for drugs drives children to U.S. border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224091-82/denver-drugs-post-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224091-82/denver-drugs-post-border.html.csp">Denver Post: Demand for drugs drives children to U.S. border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T01:01:04.192-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Is the American appetite for drugs like cocaine helping to stoke mayhem in Central America that in turn pushes migrants north? That’s what Gen. John F. Kelly, head of U.S. Southern Command, argued recently in an article in Military Times. Kelly says that “drug cartels and associated street gang activity in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, which respectively have the world’s number one, four and five highest homicide rates, have left near-broken societies in their wake.” And Honduras Presiden...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224091@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:01:04 MDT Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216726-68/cruz-israel-boycott-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216726-68/cruz-israel-boycott-federal.html.csp">Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T19:20:27.373-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 07:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. “The facts suggest that President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy deman...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216726@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:27 MDT Washington Post: The courts’ contradictions on Obamacare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215037-82/federal-circuit-interpretation-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215037-82/federal-circuit-interpretation-law.html.csp">Washington Post: The courts’ contradictions on Obamacare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:54.006-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First blame Congress. Generally a useful rule these days, it certainly holds when considering Tuesday’s worrying, though possibly temporary, setback for the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Blame Democrats who pressed through a bill containing contradictory language. Blame Republicans who, in their drive for full repeal, have declined to fix the ambiguities and unintended consequences that turn up in any sizable piece of legislation. Blame th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215037@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:54 MDT Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215026-68/government-chavez-conspiracy-accused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215026-68/government-chavez-conspiracy-accused.html.csp">Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HANNAH DREIER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:53:01.754-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Caracas, Venezuela • Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela’s president. His first thought was, “Not again.” The 26-year-old student leader had already been accused by the ruling socialist party for collaborating with the U.S. to overthrow Venezuela’s then-leader Hugo Chavez in 2010. But as messages from friends lit up his phone, Navarro began to worry that it was more serious this time. The denunciatio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150262014-07-23T08:53:01.754-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:53:01.754-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215026@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:53:01 MDT Ponnuru: Republicans can capitalize on Obamacare rulings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214605-82/law-obamacare-exchanges-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214605-82/law-obamacare-exchanges-court.html.csp">Ponnuru: Republicans can capitalize on Obamacare rulings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ramesh Ponnuru</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T06:45:29.914-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 06:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Obamacare, the program, has been operating in violation of Obamacare, the law. That’s what the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled Tuesday morning: The Affordable Care Act authorizes federal authorities to offer tax credits to defray the cost of health insurance bought on exchanges — but only if those exchanges were established by state governments. The law does not authorize the credits for the 36 states that refused to set up exchanges and are relying instead on a federal exchange. So Pr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58214605@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:45:29 MDT Letter: Worst president? How about worst Veep? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211123-82/obama-president-worst-advisers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211123-82/obama-president-worst-advisers.html.csp">Letter: Worst president? How about worst Veep?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:37:02.358-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Robert Edwards’ contention that President Obama is the worst president in recent history due to his bad advisers (“You’re in over your head, Obama,” July 21) defies credulity, based as it seems to be on great right-wing myths that have taken on a life of their own. (“Zombie lies” as one pundit has called them.) When rational argument fails, those old saws are trotted out in the belief that, if repeated often enough, they will become credible, if not true.. Speaking of the undead, we are now ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211123@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:02 MDT Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210869-68/law-court-health-appeals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210869-68/law-court-health-appeals.html.csp">Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T20:33:48.429-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don’t necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court for the Affordable Care Act. And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administrat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582108692014-07-22T20:33:48.429-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T20:33:48.429-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210869@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:33:48 MDT Blanks: This is your government on drugs. Any questions? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58200999-82/drug-drugs-administration-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58200999-82/drug-drugs-administration-government.html.csp">Blanks: This is your government on drugs. Any questions?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jonathan Blanks</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T08:55:20.856-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • If the Obama administration is to be believed, America’s infamous “War on Drugs” is over. In its most recent National Drug Control Strategy, released last week, officials promised a more humane and sympathetic approach to drug users and addiction. Out, the report suggests, are “tough on crime” policies. Rather than more police and more prisons, officials talk about public health and education. They promise to use evidence-based practices to combat drug abuse. And they want to use co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58200999@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:55:20 MDT U.S. trying to determine why passenger jet down in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195464-68/ukraine-obama-incident-determine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195464-68/ukraine-obama-incident-determine.html.csp">U.S. trying to determine why passenger jet down in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DARLENE SUPERVILLE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 06:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border. President Barack Obama made no mention of who might be responsible for the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people, but said the incident appeared to be a “terrible tragedy.” Following the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581954642014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195464@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:08:33 MDT Rubin: Who’s telling stories now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194376-82/clinton-communication-human-telling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194376-82/clinton-communication-human-telling.html.csp">Rubin: Who’s telling stories now?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Rubin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T10:14:44.282-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For this administration, failure is always the result of a “communications” problem. Otherwise, failure might be taken as evidence of misguided ideology and incompetent execution, right? It’s a weird excuse for the president who fancies himself to be the most eloquent man on the planet. And it is equally weird when someone whose job it is to communicate U.S. policy makes that excuse. Which brings us to Hillary Clinton. On Tuesday, she had this bit of mumbo-jumbo for the chattering class: “We hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194376@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:14:44 MDT Hiatt: Obama needs a new team of rivals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182698-82/obama-president-secretary-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182698-82/obama-president-secretary-state.html.csp">Hiatt: Obama needs a new team of rivals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Fred Hiatt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T10:15:22.952-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Maybe it is time for a shake-up. President Obama’s second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term’s team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need the in-house challenge — and that smooth-running consensus would compensate for the loss. The bet isn’t paying off. Overseas and at home, the administration seems besieged and befuddled. Obama is in danger of cementing an image of haplessness whic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182698@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:15:22 MDT Obama seeks governors’ support on hosting immigrant children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180650-68/immigration-gov-border-burwell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180650-68/immigration-gov-border-burwell.html.csp">Obama seeks governors’ support on hosting immigrant children</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and STEVE PEOPLES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T19:09:02.4-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 07:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1. Governors of both parties expressed concerns about the cost to states, including providing public education for the children, according to those who attended the meeting. Burwell...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581806502014-07-13T19:09:02.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T19:09:02.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165285@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:41:54 MDT Milbank: Obama’s puny ‘imperial presidency’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58161088-82/obama-duncan-administration-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58161088-82/obama-duncan-administration-monday.html.csp">Milbank: Obama’s puny ‘imperial presidency’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T10:32:02.877-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • On either end of Lafayette Square on Monday, you could observe the receding power of the Obama presidency. On the north side, across from the White House, stands St. John’s Episcopal Church, “the Church of the Presidents,” where every president since James Madison has worshiped. But there was no sanctuary for President Obama at St. John’s on Monday; it was hosting a protest against him. More than 100 Latinos — a constituency that has been a reliable part of Obama’s politic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161088@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:32:02 MDT Washington Post: An Obamacare challenge, not a catastrophe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58161026-82/government-administration-discrepancies-obamacare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58161026-82/government-administration-discrepancies-obamacare.html.csp">Washington Post: An Obamacare challenge, not a catastrophe</a></h4>