CONGRESS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONGRESS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Congress is giving states the transportation blues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822850-68/congress-transportation-projects-tax.html.csp">Congress is giving states the transportation blues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dayton, Ohio • On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements. Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state bus trip in Ohio to whip up public support for congressional approval of legislation to keep federal transportation a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578228502014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T17:18:35.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822850@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:18:35 MDT Social Security halts effort to collect old debts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp">Social Security halts effort to collect old debts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:41:01.99-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the de...</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> 57819527@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:41:01 MDT Op-ed: Congress must act to keep Utah’s exports moving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802526-82/trade-utah-exports-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802526-82/trade-utah-exports-congress.html.csp">Op-ed: Congress must act to keep Utah’s exports moving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Derek Monson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:01.98-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Quick, name the biggest drivers of Utah’s economic growth. Did you guess exports? Probably not. But it’s right up there. Utah’s exports have nearly tripled in just five years, climbing from $6.8 billion in 2007 to $19.3 billion in 2012. Indeed, exports now support more than one in five Utah jobs. As welcome as this growth is, it’s not guaranteed to continue. In fact, Utah’s exports dipped last year. And they’re at risk of further declines if Congress fails to restore the president’s authority to...</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> 57802526@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:01 MDT Will: A way back to limited government http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794446-82/convention-compact-amendment-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794446-82/convention-compact-amendment-congress.html.csp">Will: A way back to limited government</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T01:01:03.009-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PHOENIX — From the Goldwater Institute, the fertile frontal lobe of the conservative movement’s brain, comes an innovative idea that is gaining traction in Alaska, Arizona and Georgia, and its advocates may bring it to at least 35 other states’ legislatures. It would use the Constitution’s Article V to move the nation back toward the limited government the Constitution’s Framers thought their document guaranteed. The Compact for America is the innovation of the Goldwater Institute’s Nick Dranias...</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> 57794446@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Letter: Congress should help fund global education project http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775088-82/education-gpe-global-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775088-82/education-gpe-global-million.html.csp">Letter: Congress should help fund global education project</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T23:15:01.464-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While many Utah children enjoy spring break, keep in mind that approximately 57 million children worldwide are literally dying for the chance to attend school. A few years ago, the Taliban boarded a bus and shot a 15-year-old girl in the head to terrorize young women and keep them from getting an education in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Because what they fear most is an educated woman. In South Sudan, girls are more likely to die in childbirth than finish the eighth grade. The Global Partnersh...</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> 57775088@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:15:01 MDT AP-GfK Poll: Election indicators suggest GOP edge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779810-68/percent-democrats-republicans-poll.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779810-68/percent-democrats-republicans-poll.html.csp">AP-GfK Poll: Election indicators suggest GOP edge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T22:17:28.319-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as well. A look at the key findings from the March poll on this year’s election and the burgeoning 2016 presidential field. GOP GAINING GROUND Preferences for control of Congress are tight, but Republicans have gained on Democrats since January. Thirty-six percent in last month’s poll said they would rather se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577798102014-04-05T22:17:28.319-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T22:17:28.319-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779810@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:17:28 MDT Suit over deadly drone strikes is tossed by judge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779740-68/court-awlaki-collyer-executive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779740-68/court-awlaki-collyer-executive.html.csp">Suit over deadly drone strikes is tossed by judge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE YOST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:56:15.289-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said Friday the case raises serious constitutional issues and is not easy to answer, but that “on these facts and under this circuit’s precedent,” the court will grant the White House request. The suit was against then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, then-CIA Director Davi...</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> 57779740@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:56:15 MDT Op-ed: Federal-state program strengthens families http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765854-82/families-miechv-programs-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765854-82/families-miechv-programs-parents.html.csp">Op-ed: Federal-state program strengthens families</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jay francis and paula green johnson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:04.395-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of the few issues on which politicians of both parties agree is the need for stronger families who are able to shepherd their children’s early development and live healthy, self-sufficient lives. Yet, thousands of families in Utah and across the nation will lose out on an important opportunity unless Congress quickly acts to reauthorize a federal/state partnership called the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. MIECHV funds a range of voluntary, in-home suppo...</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> 57765854@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT The Washington Post: Congress should meet challenge posed by Supreme Court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770196-82/court-roberts-candidates-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770196-82/court-roberts-candidates-political.html.csp">The Washington Post: Congress should meet challenge posed by Supreme Court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T05:45:17.002-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned yet another federal law meant to check corruption and influence-peddling in national politics. The ruling shows two things: The Roberts Court’s destructive view on these matters wasn’t changed by the backlash to its Citizens United holding, and Congress must respond by designing new rules that can pass the court’s overly skeptical review. The court eliminated an overall limit on how much donors could give to candidates, parties and various other committ...</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> 57770196@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:45:17 MDT High court voids overall campaign contribution limits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57763889-68/limits-court-candidates-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57763889-68/limits-court-candidates-campaign.html.csp">High court voids overall campaign contribution limits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T09:21:01.544-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577638892014-04-02T09:21:01.544-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T09:21:01.544-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763889@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:21:01 MDT Obama: It is time to raise the minimum wage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743947-82/wage-minimum-raise-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57743947-82/wage-minimum-raise-congress.html.csp">Obama: It is time to raise the minimum wage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Barack Obama</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T17:32:01.976-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Barack Obama As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for that principle by voting yes or no on a bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. It’s important to remember that most workers who would get a raise when Congress passes this bill aren’t teenagers takin...</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> 57743947@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:32:01 MDT The Washington Post: Fixing the NSA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753737-82/nsa-intelligence-metadata-calls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753737-82/nsa-intelligence-metadata-calls.html.csp">The Washington Post: Fixing the NSA</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T14:23:11.952-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Obama and Congress appear to be moving closer to a consensus on how to respond to the disclosure that the National Security Agency has been sucking up Americans’ telephone metadata. This is only one aspect of concerns about the NSA that tumbled out of the documents revealed by Edward Snowden, the former contractor who leaked them and then fled the country, winding up in Russia. But congressional action on this issue would be a good start and ought to be at the top of the agenda. To rem...</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> 57753737@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:23:11 MDT Hunt: A GOP Senate would be a big deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752004-82/senate-republicans-president-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752004-82/senate-republicans-president-republican.html.csp">Hunt: A GOP Senate would be a big deal</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="2014-03-31T05:09:04.753-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate in this year’s elections, it will be, as Vice President Joe Biden might put it more graphically, a big deal. Last week, elections handicapper Nate Silver gave a 60 percent probability that the Republicans would gain at least the half-dozen seats required for a majority. This wasn’t news to top party strategists. But it produced a palpable panic among Democrats along Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House to Capitol Hill. Rationalizations followed...</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> 57752004@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:09:04 MDT Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750470-68/ignition-recall-2005-cars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750470-68/ignition-recall-2005-cars.html.csp">Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Auto Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T19:33:27.483-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 07:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM’s handling of the defect and a subsequent recall. GM last month recalled 2.6 million small cars because their ignition switches can move from the “run” to the “accessory” or “off” position, which causes the car to stall and disables the air bags and power steering. GM says the re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577504702014-03-30T19:33:27.483-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T19:33:27.483-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750470@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:33:27 MDT The Washington Post: Fixing the ‘doc fix’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57735497-82/doc-fix-pay-permanent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57735497-82/doc-fix-pay-permanent.html.csp">The Washington Post: Fixing the ‘doc fix’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T01:01:04.768-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Of all the manifestations of Washington dysfunction, none is more absurd than the annual “doc fix.” The origins of the problem lie in a 1997 attempt by Congress to rein in Medicare physician reimbursements. Lawmakers devised a “sustainable growth rate” that was supposed to link payments to doctors’ costs and workload. Alas, the growth rate perversely encouraged excessive tests and procedures; when it actually began to reduce physicians’ pay rates significantly in 2003, medical lobbies got it t...</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> 57735497@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Obama seeks quick end to NSA phone records program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739776-68/program-obama-phone-records.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739776-68/program-obama-phone-records.html.csp">Obama seeks quick end to NSA phone records program</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EILEEN SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T15:45:19.42-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 03:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to end quickly the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, which could be a big ask for lawmakers who don’t often move quickly without a looming deadline. Responding to public outrage over the program of the National Security Agency — which operates a massive data center in Draper, south of Salt Lake City — the Obama administration came up with a new program that it says would address privacy concerns and preserve t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577397762014-03-27T15:45:19.42-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T15:45:19.42-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739776@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:45:19 MDT The Washington Post: The rule on contraceptive coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730012-82/congress-health-religious-rule.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730012-82/congress-health-religious-rule.html.csp">The Washington Post: The rule on contraceptive coverage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T01:01:03.769-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Supreme Court Tuesday devoted a double session to hear arguments on one of the most contentious pieces of the Affordable Care Act: the rule that companies providing health-care insurance to their employees include coverage for a range of contraception services. Two firms — Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood — contend that complying with the law would violate their owners’ religious principles, so the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) demands that the government grant the companies an exc...</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> 57730012@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Utahns unveil federal bill against online gambling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57734681-90/online-justice-department-gambling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57734681-90/online-justice-department-gambling.html.csp">Utahns unveil federal bill against online gambling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T20:39:29.044-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 08:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Nearly all forms of Internet gambling would be illegal under legislation proposed by a group of bipartisan members of Congress — including Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Jim Matheson — who want to overturn a Justice Department ruling that allows online betting. Unveiled Wednesday, the bill would toss out the two-year-old Justice Department interpretation of a law that online gaming is legal, a move that has led to gambling proliferating on the Internet. The Utahns 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> 57734681@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:39:29 MDT Hilary Krieger: Why some politicians survive scandals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57728721-82/charlie-congress-hilary-item.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57728721-82/charlie-congress-hilary-item.html.csp">Hilary Krieger: Why some politicians survive scandals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Hilary Krieger</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T01:01:05.292-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Hilary Krieger The Washington Post WASHINGTON — For elected leaders, when does the good outweigh the bad? Cast your vote on whether three real politicians should have been reelected despite their misdeeds while in office. • Referendum Item A: This politician shot his wife’s lover dead in broad daylight across from the White House. But he was a Civil War general and Medal of Honor recipient who led troops at Gettysburg and was instrumental in preserving the battlefield as a national monument...</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> 57728721@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Bishop bill would restrict national monument creation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729569-90/act-antiquities-bill-bishop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729569-90/act-antiquities-bill-bishop.html.csp">Bishop bill would restrict national monument creation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T22:24:14.499-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • With a stroke of his pen on April 12, 1929, President Herbert Hoover preserved some 4,200 acres in southeastern Utah, heralding the area’s gigantic arches, natural bridges, spires and other unique wind-worn formations. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt expanded the new Arches National Monument to create what is now a national park so treasured that Utah is synonymous with the park’s iconic Delicate Arch. Republican and Democratic presidents have used the 1906 Antiquities Act — whi...</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> 57729569@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:24:14 MDT