BOEHNER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BOEHNER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Congress races to finish V.A. and highway bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58247855-68/congress-legislation-vote-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58247855-68/congress-legislation-vote-bill.html.csp">Congress races to finish V.A. and highway bills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T17:59:02.4-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 05:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Prospects were considerably brighter for bipartisan measures to improve veterans’ health care and prevent a cutoff in highway construction aid. Officials said both bills appeared likely to clear Congress by day’s end, and that legislatio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582478552014-07-31T17:59:02.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T17:59:02.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247855@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:59:02 MDT Dionne: Republicans and loose talk of impeachment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242112-82/impeachment-president-obama-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242112-82/impeachment-president-obama-republicans.html.csp">Dionne: Republicans and loose talk of impeachment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T10:18:27.364-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck. There is a reason why impeachment is a big deal in Washington this week. It’s not just because a call to defend President Obama motivates the Democrats’ base, although it surely does. John Boehner is having trouble countering fears that House Republicans will...</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> 58242112@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:18:27 MDT Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit vs. Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58237246-68/impeachment-president-republicans-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58237246-68/impeachment-president-republicans-law.html.csp">Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit vs. Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T08:09:49.571-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 08:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP leadership want no part of such talk now, although conservatives increasingly clamor for it. And also why President Barack Obama’s White House seems almost eager to stir the impeachment pot three months bef...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582372462014-07-30T08:09:49.571-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T08:09:49.571-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237246@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:09:49 MDT Boehner says he has no plans to impeach Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58236795-68/boehner-impeachment-obama-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58236795-68/boehner-impeachment-obama-says.html.csp">Boehner says he has no plans to impeach Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:15:02.76-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House. Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November’s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote. Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes steps to end deportations of large numbers of immigrants here illegally, as the White House is co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582367952014-07-29T09:15:02.76-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:15:02.76-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236795@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:15:02 MDT House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58236752-68/bill-border-vote-lawmakers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58236752-68/bill-border-vote-lawmakers.html.csp">House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:05:02.07-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. The bill will cost $659 million through the end of this fiscal year, far smaller than the $3.7 billion requested by President Barack Obama and a sharp reduction from the $1.5 billion initially proposed by the House spending committee. The cuts were designed to wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582367522014-07-29T09:05:02.07-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:05:02.07-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236752@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT Letter: These are no help, Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58207855-82/obama-bomb-july-act.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58207855-82/obama-bomb-july-act.html.csp">Letter: These are no help, Obama</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:37:02.129-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">(“Get Help, Obama,” July 21), but from whom? Perhaps he could get help from Louie Gohmert’s dictionary. Maybe Obama could get help from Michele Bachman in finding ways to stop killing children with the Affordable Care Act. Sen. McCain could help him “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.” Darrell Issa could help him keep his eye on Benghazi. Speaker Boehner could help Obama find ways to keep legislation moving along quickly. Being a medical doctor, Paul Broun could explain the Bible to him and why scientific ...</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> 58207855@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:02 MDT Lowry: Obama thinks lawlessness is hilarious http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58196724-82/obama-president-executive-mandate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58196724-82/obama-president-executive-mandate.html.csp">Lowry: Obama thinks lawlessness is hilarious</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T12:41:41.27-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama styles himself a wit, and some of his best material lately has to do with his abuse of his powers. “As long as they’re doing nothing, I’m not going to apologize for doing something,” Obama riffed to a crowd at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., on July 1, referring to Republicans. “So sue me.” Hilarity ensued. He cracked them up in Austin, Texas, last week. “You hear some of them,” he said, “‘Sue him.’ ‘Impeach him.’ Really? Really? For what? You’re going ...</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> 58196724@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:41:41 MDT Letter: Boehner’s suit shows Congress’ stagnation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194415-82/boehner-obama-stagnation-barack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194415-82/boehner-obama-stagnation-barack.html.csp">Letter: Boehner’s suit shows Congress’ stagnation</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:27:02.443-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The absurdity of John Boehner’s attempt to sue Barack Obama for executive excesses is an example of the political stagnation in the nation’s capital. Boehner, whose smug, truculent and sanctimonious manner is continually irritating, has concocted a scheme to distract us all from congressional inertia. He is suing Barack Obama for misuse of executive orders (he has issued 182, significantly less than George Bush, who issued 291) and ignoring an implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Obama w...</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> 58194415@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:27:02 MDT Sunstein: Boehner v. Constitution would have clear winner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58176751-82/boehner-constitution-lawsuit-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58176751-82/boehner-constitution-lawsuit-case.html.csp">Sunstein: Boehner v. Constitution would have clear winner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cass R. Sunstein</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T22:19:02.864-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of the most appealing features of modern conservative thought is its insistence on fidelity to the Constitution. Whether or not we endorse “strict construction,” or the claim that the Constitution means what it originally meant, it is certainly honorable to emphasize that public officials are bound by our founding document. How odd, then, that prominent conservatives have been embracing Speaker John Boehner’s proposed lawsuit by the House of Representatives against President Barack Obama — a...</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> 58176751@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:19:02 MDT Milbank: Let’s sue the president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58120361-82/president-boehner-legal-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58120361-82/president-boehner-legal-obama.html.csp">Milbank: Let’s sue the president</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="2014-06-26T17:19:57.46-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Republicans, after years of squabbling with President Obama, have decided to resolve their differences with him according to a time-honored American tradition. They are going to sue him. “What we’ve seen clearly over the last five years is an effort to erode the power of the legislative branch,” House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday, confirming his plans to take Obama to court. “I believe the president is not faithfully executing the laws of our country, and on behalf ...</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> 58120361@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:19:57 MDT Milbank: Speaker stays in power by playing it safe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58064922-82/boehner-cantor-speaker-job.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58064922-82/boehner-cantor-speaker-job.html.csp">Milbank: Speaker stays in power by playing it safe</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="2014-06-13T10:59:02.298-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 10:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • By week’s end, the speaker of the House was sorely in need of a change of subject. His top lieutenant had been ousted by an unknown and underfunded college professor who enjoys Ayn Rand and karaoke, his Republican colleagues were engaged in a fractious succession race, and any hope of legislative achievement for the rest of the year had gone from slim to nil. So John Boehner, facing the cameras for his weekly news conference Thursday, went to his usual fallback. He critici...</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> 58064922@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:59:02 MDT In GOP upheaval, a front-runner — and discontent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58062318-68/rep-cantor-mccarthy-majority.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58062318-68/rep-cantor-mccarthy-majority.html.csp">In GOP upheaval, a front-runner — and discontent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T19:00:30.681-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 07:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • California Republican Kevin McCarthy quickly amassed support to become House majority leader on Thursday, but his likely ascent shut conservatives out of the chamber’s top leadership jobs, leaving them fuming and exposing deep fissures within the GOP. Within 48 hours of Rep. Eric Cantor’s lightning primary-election downfall, McCarthy and his deputies aggressively rounded up votes with a pitch to Southern Republicans and pointed private conversations on the House floor in a race tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580623182014-06-12T19:00:30.681-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T19:00:30.681-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58062318@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:00:30 MDT Letter: Boehner not a scientist, but he can cash checks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58055737-82/science-climate-scientist-behind.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58055737-82/science-climate-scientist-behind.html.csp">Letter: Boehner not a scientist, but he can cash checks</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T17:03:42.29-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">House Speaker John Boehner says he is not a scientist, so he cannot debate climate change. So I am sure when he goes to the doctor who tells him to take some pills against high blood pressure, he will refuse since he has no medical degree and thus, doesn’t understand the need to do something about his high blood pressure. Maybe that’s why he still smokes, since the science behind tobacco use and health is not settled either. At least he is consistent in his ignorance. Personally, I am sure he ...</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> 58055737@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:03:42 MDT Pitts: Planet melts while GOP dithers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58025949-82/climate-planet-science-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58025949-82/climate-planet-science-gop.html.csp">Pitts: Planet melts while GOP dithers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T15:31:32.75-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 03:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is irreversible now. And there’s a word that should get everybody’s attention. Last month, two groups of scientists, publishing separately in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters, issued reports that came to alarmingly similar conclusions: The melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet has reached a point of no return. If greenhouse gases stopped spewing forth tomorrow, we’d still face the grim prospect of steadily rising seas from this unstoppable melt. So it would be a good i...</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> 58025949@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:31:32 MDT Senators question soldier’s fading health http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58024450-68/administration-congress-feinstein-bergdahl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58024450-68/administration-congress-feinstein-bergdahl.html.csp">Senators question soldier’s fading health</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T21:21:02.209-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 09:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Top members of Congress were briefed more than two years ago about the possibility of exchanging an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for five terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, senior Democrats and Republicans said Tuesday. In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner said lawmakers raised serious concerns that were never satisfactorily answered about the potential swap involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and received assurances from the Obama administration that if a deal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580244502014-06-03T21:21:02.209-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-03T21:21:02.209-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58024450@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:21:02 MDT