CANDIDATE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CANDIDATE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Update: Recount affirms Uintah commissioner McKee’s three-vote win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58137968-90/mckee-county-haslem-uintah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58137968-90/mckee-county-haslem-uintah.html.csp">Update: Recount affirms Uintah commissioner McKee’s three-vote win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T11:01:15.144-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Facing a primary candidate arguing for fiscal restraint, Uintah County’s long-serving Commissioner Mike McKee won re-election by the slimmest of margins Tuesday following a count of provisional ballots. The three-term incumbent beat Vernal businessman Bart Haslem by three votes in the Republican primary, securing McKee the commission seat which has no other declared candidates. McKee is among Utah’s most prominent and influential county officials and a leading advocate for greater local contro...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58137968@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:01:15 MDT Lowry: Political elites never cared about immigration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58063548-82/cantor-immigration-bill-brat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58063548-82/cantor-immigration-bill-brat.html.csp">Lowry: Political elites never cared about immigration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T00:47:01.986-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 12:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The seeds of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking primary loss may have been sown in January. That’s when House Republican leaders insisted on floating a set of immigration principles at the party’s retreat as a gesture toward acting on the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill. The principles were shelved, but they stoked the worst fears of opponents of the Gang of Eight bill — that no matter how dead the bill seemed, it could be revived instantly. The principles helped keep the issue 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> 58063548@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:47:01 MDT Cantor to resign as majority leader July 31 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58056966-68/republican-cantor-leadership-rep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58056966-68/republican-cantor-leadership-rep.html.csp">Cantor to resign as majority leader July 31</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN WEISMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T19:55:46.289-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON - Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican, will resign his leadership position within weeks, according to leadership aides. The move follows a stunning defeat in a primary election Tuesday in which voters rejected him in favor of a more conservative candidate. The move culminated a precipitous fall for Cantor, who was thought to be a likely successor to Speaker John A. Boehner. By stepping down as majority leader, an aide to Cantor said, he hoped to limit a festering ...</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> 58056966@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:55:46 MDT Afghan frontrunner escapes assassination attempt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58037818-68/abdullah-attack-campaign-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58037818-68/abdullah-attack-campaign-election.html.csp">Afghan frontrunner escapes assassination attempt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW ROSENBERG </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and HARIS KAKAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T22:05:44.042-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • A suicide bombing Friday struck a convoy of vehicles carrying one of the candidates in Afghanistan’s presidential runoff election next week. The candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, escaped unharmed, but at least six other people were killed. It appeared to be the first direct attack on a presidential contender since the campaign began in January, Afghan officials said. The bombing took place shortly after noon as Abdullah was traveling between campaign events at hotels in Kabul, ...</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> 58037818@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:05:44 MDT Utah Jazz: Brad Jones hanging in as coaching candidate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58033720-87/jones-jazz-coach-assistant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58033720-87/jones-jazz-coach-assistant.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Brad Jones hanging in as coaching candidate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T23:27:31.083-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Jazz have stayed in-house with head coaching hires before, tapping Jerry Sloan to replace Frank Layden in 1989 and then Tyrone Corbin to replace the Hall of Famer Sloan. Could the franchise do it again? According to multiple sources, Brad Jones, an assistant under Corbin last year, remains a candidate for the Jazz’s coaching vacancy. Jazz officials have had talks with Jones since it was announced that Corbin and his staff would not be returning next season. But sources also suggested Jo...</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> 58033720@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:27:31 MDT Utah Jazz to bring in Griffin for 2nd coaching interview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58011915-77/griffin-coaching-jazz-interview.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58011915-77/griffin-coaching-jazz-interview.html.csp">Utah Jazz to bring in Griffin for 2nd coaching interview</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T22:49:57.568-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Jazz coaching search could be nearing the home stretch, with at least a few candidates separating themselves from the pack, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Multiple sources tell The Tribune that Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin will interview a second time for Utah’s head coaching vacancy. The interview is scheduled to take place sometime in the next week. Griffin originally interviewed two weeks ago. And while he is drawing significant interest from the Jazz, he also is a cand...</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> 58011915@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 22:49:57 MDT Utah congressional candidate says veterans boss must go http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57999181-90/affairs-candidate-care-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57999181-90/affairs-candidate-care-department.html.csp">Utah congressional candidate says veterans boss must go</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-29T11:06:57.306-06:00">Updated May 29, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Democratic congressional candidate Doug Owens called Wednesday for the immediate resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, saying the unfolding quagmire about delays in care for fighting men and women calls for sweeping reforms. Owens said the men and women who defend the United States deserve better and should have confidence they will receive “the best and most timely care possible.” “It is clear that the Department of Veterans Affairs is in dire need of sweeping reform,” Owe...</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> 57999181@www.sltrib.com Thu, 29 May 2014 11:06:57 MDT Hunt: Not much difference between contributions and bribes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57996781-82/political-money-court-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57996781-82/political-money-court-campaign.html.csp">Hunt: Not much difference between contributions and bribes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-28T05:51:02.261-06:00">Updated May 28, 2014 05:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • There are three big winners from the recent Supreme Court decisions that Sen. John McCain says might “dismantle entirely” campaign-finance laws: wealthy interests, greedy politicians and investigative journalists. Wealthy individuals, corporations and unions will spend unlimited sums to affect elections, and rich donors can now give huge amounts to political party committees. All this cash sloshing around seems certain to produce the mother of all political scandals. Why? It always ...</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> 57996781@www.sltrib.com Wed, 28 May 2014 05:51:02 MDT