CRISIS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CRISIS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215022-68/law-republicans-border-central.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215022-68/law-republicans-border-central.html.csp">House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:52:01.842-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. The proposals Wednesday morning amounted to a rebuke of Obama’s proposed solution to the crisis on the Southern Border. They put the House on a collision course with the Democratic-run Senate, and increased the likelihood that congressional efforts to address the crisis on the Southern Border, where una...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150222014-07-23T08:52:01.842-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:52:01.842-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215022@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:52:01 MDT Carlson: Rick Perry’s kid-size standoff at Texas border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214591-82/border-perry-obama-presidential.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214591-82/border-perry-obama-presidential.html.csp">Carlson: Rick Perry’s kid-size standoff at Texas border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Margaret Carlson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T06:40:23.683-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 06:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Texas Gov. Rick Perry recognizes that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Tuesday, wearing his smart glasses, his hands chopping the air, he called out the National Guard to go to the border to deal with the influx of more than 50,000 children crossing into the U.S. illegally. “I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor,” Perry said. This call-up of 1,000 troops, something between a babysitter’s c...</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> 58214591@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:40:23 MDT Herbert, GOP governors scold Obama over border crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58211943-90/governors-states-gov-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58211943-90/governors-states-gov-herbert.html.csp">Herbert, GOP governors scold Obama over border crisis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:19:41.142-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert joined five other Republican governors Tuesday in calling on President Barack Obama to fix serious problems with the handling of unaccompanied children trying to immigrate into the United States without papers. “More than 57,000 children have crossed the border since October last year. Reports are that 90,000 children could make the journey by this fall,” the governors wrote to Obama. “With no end in sight, we need to have a plan to deal with the crisis in a humanitarian 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> 58211943@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:41 MDT Euro falling as relations with Russia grow sour http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211030-79/russia-euro-economic-currency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211030-79/russia-euro-economic-currency.html.csp">Euro falling as relations with Russia grow sour</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAN PYLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T11:20:01.485-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • The euro fell Tuesday to its lowest level against the dollar this year amid concerns that the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will prompt a bigger freeze in relations between the European Union and Russia. The crash of the jetliner, which cost the lives of all 298 on board, has fueled concerns of a downward spiral in political and economic ties between the 28-country EU and Russia. EU foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels agreed to extend the current list of sanctions on Rus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582110302014-07-22T11:20:01.485-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T11:20:01.485-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211030@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:20:01 MDT Oscar Arias: Fix the immigration crisis at its root http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58204798-82/central-root-america-crisis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58204798-82/central-root-america-crisis.html.csp">Oscar Arias: Fix the immigration crisis at its root</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Oscar Arias</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:05:49.493-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The plight of the terrified Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their homelands has launched a passionate and often bitter debate in Washington. However, most U.S. leaders are missing the real lesson of this crisis, at their own peril. The conservatives who oppose President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funds for the crisis criticize him for dealing only with the symptoms and not with the “root cause” of the problem. They are...</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> 58204798@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:05:49 MDT Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195964-68/immigration-obama-america-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195964-68/immigration-obama-america-border.html.csp">Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis</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="2014-07-17T19:15:14.264-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Prospects for action on the nation’s border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced plans to try to cancel out President Barack Obama’s two-year-old policy that granted work permits to hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581959642014-07-17T19:15:14.264-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:15:14.264-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195964@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:15:14 MDT Cepeda: What $3.7 billion could do for Chicago http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195257-82/chicago-border-america-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195257-82/chicago-border-america-billion.html.csp">Cepeda: What $3.7 billion could do for Chicago</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T14:10:05.929-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion — the amount President Obama has requested to deal with the child migrant border crisis — might have on the traumatized children of Chicago’s South Side. If a humanitarian crisis is, as the Humanitarian Coalition defines it, “an event or series of events which represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or well-being of a community or other large group of people, usually over a wide area,” Chicago’s needies...</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> 58195257@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:10:05 MDT Western Pundit Roundup: Scandal on the border ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194883-82/border-crisis-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194883-82/border-crisis-com-http.html.csp">Western Pundit Roundup: Scandal on the border ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T13:21:26.462-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Border crisis not time for politics — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... Now we have a humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of children, unaccompanied by parents, relatives and, sometimes, even smugglers, who have been making their way into the southern United States after unbelievably dangerous treks from Central American nations. “Members of Congress, not only Republicans, have placed the blame for the whole mess at the feet of President Obama. “As if it were within his power to disarm 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> 58194883@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:21:26 MDT Editorial: It’s called a crisis because no one was ready for it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58191101-82/crisis-american-com-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58191101-82/crisis-american-com-congress.html.csp">Editorial: It’s called a crisis because no one was ready for it</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:27:32.436-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is something in the American ego that can look at any problem, anywhere in the world, and determine that it is, somehow, our fault. Or, more often, the fault of some other American. Usually a government official from the other political party. The raid on the American mission in Benghazi. The long, bloody uprising in Syria. The unexpectedly vicious Muslim vs. Muslim civil war that is tearing Iraq apart. For some strange reason, these horrid events are not the fault of the people actually ...</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> 58191101@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:27:32 MDT House kicks can down road on road funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188429-68/bill-senate-fund-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188429-68/bill-senate-fund-funding.html.csp">House kicks can down road on road funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Ashley Halsey III </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Juliet Eilperin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:54:01.9-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Faced with the threat that federal money for 117,000 transportation projects would begin to dry up in two weeks, the House on Tuesday approved a nearly $11-billion patch to extend funding through May. The stop-gap fix to avert a crisis imperiling up to 700,000 construction jobs won endorsement from the White House, but the Senate is likely to tinker with it before it reaches President Barack Obama’s desk. The bill, approved by a 367-55 vote, would transfer $9.9 billion from the gen...</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> 58188429@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:54:01 MDT 2 lawmakers say Obama can defuse border crisis without Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180532-68/border-law-obama-immigration.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180532-68/border-law-obama-immigration.html.csp">2 lawmakers say Obama can defuse border crisis without Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T20:56:19.669-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 08:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for what is likely to be a contentious and lengthy Congressional battle, say two key lawmakers, one Democrat and the other, Republican. At issue is a provision in a 2008 human trafficking law that puts the fate of young immigrants from countries that don’t border the United States in the hands of immigration jud...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581805322014-07-13T20:56:19.669-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T20:56:19.669-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58180532@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:56:19 MDT European stocks rebound from Portugal bank scare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173649-79/percent-portugal-bank-crisis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173649-79/percent-portugal-bank-crisis.html.csp">European stocks rebound from Portugal bank scare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAY JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T09:37:01.71-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mumbai, India • European stock markets rebounded Friday after slumping on worries about the soundness of a bank in Portugal, while trading in Asia was muted over the specter of more financial turmoil in Europe. Markets worldwide had fallen Thursday because of jitters about the financial stability of Portugal’s Espirito Santo International, which reportedly missed a debt payment this week and was cited for accounting irregularities, echoing issues that sparked Europe’s debt crisis four years ago....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581736492014-07-11T09:37:01.71-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T09:37:01.71-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173649@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:37:01 MDT Lowry: A man-made disaster at the border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58173308-82/border-president-obama-crisis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58173308-82/border-president-obama-crisis.html.csp">Lowry: A man-made disaster at the border</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="2014-07-11T11:51:16.496-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a defender of the nation’s borders, President Barack Obama is a hell of a pool player. The president enjoyed a game at a bar in Denver with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper the other day, without the noir atmosphere of his furtive visits to pool halls with his grandfather as a kid, when he felt “the enticement of darkness and the click of the cue ball, and the jukebox flashing its red and green lights.” Obama’s game the other day was bright and cheery, as one would expect of a president who di...</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> 58173308@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:51:16 MDT Robinson: An overriding need for immigration reform now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170937-82/obama-immigration-president-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170937-82/obama-immigration-president-border.html.csp">Robinson: An overriding need for immigration reform now</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T01:01:03.434-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • There’s no objective need for President Obama to visit the Texas-Mexico border and see the immigration crisis first-hand, but he shouldn’t have claimed that “I’m not interested in photo ops.” The line about photo ops was so absurd that it’s a good thing he wasn’t under oath. Every president since Abraham Lincoln has been interested in photo ops. Posing for the cameras amid artfully chosen people and props is something presidents do every day. Obama is very good at it, and there...</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> 58170937@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:01:03 MDT Possible border crisis deal emerges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58171380-68/immigration-obama-senate-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58171380-68/immigration-obama-senate-border.html.csp">Possible border crisis deal emerges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:30:01.947-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border. Republicans demanded speedier deportations, which the White House initially had supported but left out of its proposal after complaints from immigrant advocates and some Democrats. On Thursday, the top House and Senate Democrats poin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581713802014-07-10T17:30:01.947-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T17:30:01.947-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171380@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:30:01 MDT Fed No. 2 Fischer says care needed to avert crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58171270-79/banks-crisis-fed-fischer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58171270-79/banks-crisis-fed-fischer.html.csp">Fed No. 2 Fischer says care needed to avert crisis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T16:18:02.335-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Federal Reserve’s new No. 2 official says regulators must continue to work to end the need for the government to bail out big banks in a crisis. Stricter capital requirements, rather than breaking up the biggest banks, is the better remedy, he says. Stanley Fischer, who became vice chairman of the Fed last month, made the remarks Thursday in his first speech since joining the central bank. He appeared to align himself with recent comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen that signaled ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581712702014-07-10T16:18:02.335-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T16:18:02.335-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171270@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:18:02 MDT Portuguese bank fears rekindle Euro market tension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170333-79/espirito-santo-portugal-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170333-79/espirito-santo-portugal-percent.html.csp">Portuguese bank fears rekindle Euro market tension</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARRY HATTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:03:30.18-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lisbon • The specter of Europe’s financial crisis is back to haunt investors. Worries over the health of Portugal’s biggest bank on Thursday raised fears that the country might run into financial trouble again — just weeks after emerging from a bailout — and trigger a flare-up in the market crisis Europe thought it had quelled. Stocks and bonds fell worldwide while the price of gold rallied as traders sought it out as a safe investment. The tensions center on Espirito Santo International, a hold...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581703332014-07-10T17:03:30.18-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T17:03:30.18-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170333@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:03:30 MDT Milbank: Law, not lawlessness, created border crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169708-82/obama-law-border-crisis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169708-82/obama-law-border-crisis.html.csp">Milbank: Law, not lawlessness, created border crisis</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="2014-07-10T09:50:40.923-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 09:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • A querulous quartet of conservatives took to the Senate floor Wednesday to condemn President Obama for his latest atrocity against the American way of life. The Republican foursome, assembled to criticize the president for failing to visit the border during his visit to Texas this week, was coordinated by Sen. John McCain and included fellow Arizonan Jeff Flake and both of the chamber’s Texans, John Cornyn and the man McCain once dubbed a “wacko bird,” Ted Cruz. “President Obama tod...</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> 58169708@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:50:40 MDT U.S. stocks slide over European banking worries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58169543-79/investors-percent-stocks-market.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58169543-79/investors-percent-stocks-market.html.csp">U.S. stocks slide over European banking worries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN SWEET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T16:22:25.175-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 04:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds. Fears emerged overnight about the financial stability of Espirito Santo International, a holding company that is the largest shareholder in a group of firms, including the parent of Portugal’s largest bank, Banco Espirito Santo. Espirito Santo International reportedly missed a debt payment this w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581695432014-07-10T16:22:25.175-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T16:22:25.175-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169543@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:22:25 MDT Obama to border critics: ‘This is not theater’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58167488-68/obama-border-perry-situation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58167488-68/obama-border-perry-situation.html.csp">Obama to border critics: ‘This is not theater’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T20:26:42.63-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 08:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration’s response to the influx of unaccompanied children as slow and ineffective. To those pressing Obama to visit the border during his two-day trip to Texas, he retorted: “This is not theater. This is a problem.” Among Obama’s harshest critics has been Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a 2012 Republican pr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581674882014-07-09T20:26:42.63-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T20:26:42.63-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58167488@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:26:42 MDT