DEMOCRATS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEMOCRATS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238362-68/israel-defense-senate-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238362-68/israel-defense-senate-republicans.html.csp">U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package</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="2014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week’s end. “Let’s stop playing games,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance a necessity for the “life-or-death struggle Israel faces.” Graham and other supporters made their comments as Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment yet in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582383622014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238362@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:34 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 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 GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227202-68/nunn-perdue-georgia-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227202-68/nunn-perdue-georgia-senate.html.csp">GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BILL BARROW and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:37:02.226-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Athens, Ga. • Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia’s general election Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive — the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling. It’s a preview of a high-profile clash between two first-time candidates — Nunn, 47, and former corporate executive David Perdue, 64 — with the ou...</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> 58227202@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:37:02 MDT House advances lawsuit bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220526-68/lawsuit-republicans-law-legislation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220526-68/lawsuit-republicans-law-legislation.html.csp">House advances lawsuit bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T12:33:46.747-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit that accuses President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law. The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed. Republicans say the lawsuit is necessary because Obama is exceeding his authority as president by failing to carry out legislation that Congress passed and he signed into law. Democrats...</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> 58220526@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:33:46 MDT Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198763-68/immigration-border-republicans-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198763-68/immigration-border-republicans-democrats.html.csp">Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T21:14:36.465-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Republicans in November and in the next presidential election. In the past month, the number of Americans who rank immigration as the nation’s top problem has tripled in surveys conducted by Gallup — putting the issue on par with the economy and unemployment as the most frequently named issues facing the count...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987632014-07-18T21:14:36.465-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T21:14:36.465-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198763@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:14:36 MDT Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196210-68/women-democrats-republicans-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196210-68/women-democrats-republicans-senate.html.csp">Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES BABINGTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall. Recent votes on “pay equity” and family leave issues were similarly aimed at women, who are increasingly crucial to Democrats’ election hopes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581962102014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196210@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:50:42 MDT Dionne: Democrats try to be pro-business populists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58193681-82/business-democrats-government-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58193681-82/business-democrats-government-party.html.csp">Dionne: Democrats try to be pro-business populists</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="2014-07-17T07:07:55.664-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Here’s the thing to watch in this year’s campaign: Democrats are trying to be populists and pro-business moderates at the same time. The tea party’s success in transforming the Republican Party is making this two-step possible as conservatism’s increasingly ferocious opposition to government creates points of friction with both business and middle-class constituencies. On the one hand: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., traveled to West Virginia on Monday to lift her party’s underdog S...</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> 58193681@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:07:55 MDT Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190950-68/democrats-senate-women-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190950-68/democrats-senate-women-republicans.html.csp">Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s elections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed. Democrats sponsored the election-year bill to reverse last month’s Supreme Court ruling that closely held businesses with ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581909502014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190950@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:08:57 MDT Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190318-68/democrats-women-control-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190318-68/democrats-women-control-court.html.csp">Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T16:16:10.567-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November. Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the legislation — dubbed the “Not My Boss’ Business Act” by proponents — four short of the 60 necessary...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581903182014-07-16T16:16:10.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T16:16:10.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190318@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:16:10 MDT House GOP advises: Move National Guard to border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188254-68/border-immigration-law-changes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188254-68/border-immigration-law-changes.html.csp">House GOP advises: Move National Guard to 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="2014-07-15T21:58:51.3-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to south Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that’s engulfing the border and testing Washington’s ability to respond. The recommendations, to come from a working group established by House Speaker John Boehner, will set up a clash with leading Democrats who oppose changing U.S. law to eliminate automatic immigration hearings for Central...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581882542014-07-15T21:58:51.3-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T21:58:51.3-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188254@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:58:51 MDT Orszag: Congress does nothing because we love extremists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186013-82/congress-polarization-view-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186013-82/congress-polarization-view-democrats.html.csp">Orszag: Congress does nothing because we love extremists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peter R. Orszag</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T08:22:24.122-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 08:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The most important problem facing our national government is political polarization, because it makes governing virtually impossible — unless one party can dominate the House, Senate and White House. What’s driving the problem? One view, favored by political scientist Alan Abramowitz of Emory University, is that Americans are growing more polarized and their increasingly extreme differences are reflected in Congress. Another view, associated with Morris Fiorina of Stanford University, is that po...</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> 58186013@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:22:24 MDT Rogers: Impeachment talk strengthens Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58173250-82/obama-republicans-impeachment-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58173250-82/obama-republicans-impeachment-democrats.html.csp">Rogers: Impeachment talk strengthens Obama</a></h4>