DEMOCRATS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEMOCRATS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Get ready for coming fights over ‘personhood’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57826481-82/personhood-senate-democrats-human.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57826481-82/personhood-senate-democrats-human.html.csp">Op-ed: Get ready for coming fights over ‘personhood’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Greg Sargent</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T16:38:01.543-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some of the most hard-fought Senate races this fall are likely to feature big fights over “personhood.” A number of GOP Senate candidates, many of whom are still in primary races, are on record supporting measures that declare, in some form, that full human rights begin at the moment of fertilization. Once the general election races get underway, Democrats are likely to attack Republicans over this — broadening the battle for female voters beyond issues such as pay equity to include an emotional...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57826481@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:38:01 MDT Will: A counter for hysterics in Michigan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811308-82/democrats-michigan-republican-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811308-82/democrats-michigan-republican-health.html.csp">Will: A counter for hysterics in Michigan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T01:01:03.251-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">DETROIT — Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land might end this GOP drought is that Democrats are attacking her for opposing “preventive health care.” This is a phrase Democrats use to include abortion as they try to reprise their 2012 al...</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> 57811308@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Senate Republicans block Dems’ bill on equal pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798745-68/bill-women-democrats-legislation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798745-68/bill-women-democrats-legislation.html.csp">Senate Republicans block Dems’ bill on equal pay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T20:25:02.548-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall’s congressional elections. GOP lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from granting raises, or permitting flexible hours in exchange for lower pay, for fear of costly lawsuits. For Democrats, the bill was the latest stressing income-fairness, including proposals to extend jobless benefi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577987452014-04-09T20:25:02.548-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T20:25:02.548-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57798745@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:25:02 MDT House Republicans call for crime probe of ex-IRS official http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798577-68/committee-lerner-irs-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798577-68/committee-lerner-irs-republicans.html.csp">House Republicans call for crime probe of ex-IRS official</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEREMY W. PETERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T20:11:59.736-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans on Wednesday formally asked Attorney General Eric Holder to begin a criminal investigation of Lois Lerner, the former IRS official caught up in the scandal over political targeting of tea party groups. The Ways and Means Committee’s 23-14 vote along party lines was the latest move by Republicans to refocus attention on the IRS controversy, and it was the first of two actions the House is expected to take this week to demand that federal prosecutors look more deeply...</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> 57798577@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:11:59 MDT Gender pay gap bill faces tough road in Senate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795983-68/senate-women-republicans-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795983-68/senate-women-republicans-bill.html.csp">Gender pay gap bill faces tough road in Senate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T10:53:04.076-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Leaders of both parties dueled Wednesday over which side was truly interested in helping women as the Senate approached a vote on campaign-season legislation curbing paycheck discrimination based on a worker’s gender. In a showdown roll call expected Wednesday, Republicans seemed likely to derail the measure. Democrats were hoping to reap political dividends anyway by driving up turnout in this fall’s congressional elections by women voters, who historically lean more Democratic tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577959832014-04-09T10:53:04.076-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T10:53:04.076-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795983@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:53:04 MDT Milbank: Republicans can kiss the women’s vote good-bye http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794436-82/women-republicans-democrats-mcallister.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794436-82/women-republicans-democrats-mcallister.html.csp">Milbank: Republicans can kiss the women’s vote good-bye</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="2014-04-09T00:40:01.852-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 12:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This was not the way Republican leaders had planned to observe Equal Pay Day. On the eve of Tuesday’s commemoration — the day symbolizing how far into 2014 women must work to catch up to the wages men earned in 2013 — a small newspaper in Louisiana, the Ouachita Citizen, reported that its congressman, Republican Rep. Vance McAllister, had been videotaped making out with a low-paid staffer. McAllister, called the “Duck Dynasty” congressman because of his defense of the Robertson family’s Christia...</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> 57794436@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:40:01 MDT Unemployment benefits bill headed to House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790307-79/bill-republicans-senate-unemployment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790307-79/bill-republicans-senate-unemployment.html.csp">Unemployment benefits bill headed to House</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="2014-04-08T10:43:31.906-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession. “As many Americans continue to struggle without benefits, we respectfully request that the House immediately consider this bill or a similar measure,” seven House Republicans wrote Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Mon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577903072014-04-08T10:43:31.906-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T10:43:31.906-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790307@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:43:31 MDT Senate votes to restore jobless benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787739-68/senate-boehner-benefits-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787739-68/senate-boehner-benefits-bill.html.csp">Senate votes to restore jobless benefits</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="2014-04-07T18:42:48.024-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 06:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well. Steps are needed “to restore unemployment benefits to struggling Americans,” seven House Republicans wrote Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. They released their letter as the Senate was bestowing its widely expected appro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577877392014-04-07T18:42:48.024-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T18:42:48.024-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787739@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:42:48 MDT Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57787483-79/senate-bill-benefits-boehner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57787483-79/senate-bill-benefits-boehner.html.csp">Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer</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="2014-04-07T17:56:31.051-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well. Steps are needed “to restore unemployment benefits to struggling Americans,” seven House Republicans wrote Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. They released their letter as the Senate was bestowing its widely expected appro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577874832014-04-07T17:56:31.051-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T17:56:31.051-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787483@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:56:31 MDT Parker: Democrats demonize the Kochs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786024-82/kochs-limbaugh-american-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786024-82/kochs-limbaugh-american-democrats.html.csp">Parker: Democrats demonize the Kochs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathleen Parker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T11:29:02.104-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular “demon of the right” has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David. Who? Exactly. Though cable and online news junkies know the names, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea who the Kochs are. They’re about to find out. For the uninitiated, the brothers are libertarian billionaires whose vast industries in petroleum, asphalt, natural gas liquids, coal and ethanol employ 60,000 people. More to the point, ...</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> 57786024@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:29:02 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 Letter: Democrats, like Republicans, get generous donations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771804-82/soros-bagley-democratic-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771804-82/soros-bagley-democratic-democrats.html.csp">Letter: Democrats, like Republicans, get generous donations</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:06.742-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Bagley’s cartoon April 3: I know it’s asking too much of him to be somewhat objective in his political cartoons. I guess Mr. Bagley has forgotten about George Soros, the self-proclaimed socialist and his donations to the Democratic Party. Over the past several years,the Koch brothers have given almost exclusively to Republicans just as Soros donates predominantly to Democrats and Democratic organizations. Overall, Soros has out-donated the Kochs. So who’s beholden to the billionaires? Randy...</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> 57771804@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:06 MDT Parker: Democratic campaign agenda reflects desperation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765612-82/democrats-republicans-wage-democratic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765612-82/democrats-republicans-wage-democratic.html.csp">Parker: Democratic campaign agenda reflects desperation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathleen Parker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:04.6-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">H.L. Mencken gets a workout in election years when voters are reminded by pundits of the curmudgeon’s observation that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. Mean. But true? If you’re a Democratic strategist, this seems to be the motto operandi. If you’re a Republican strategist, you’re thinking: Better dumb that down. There now, if everyone is equally offended, we can proceed. First, let’s dispense with Democrats, as voters are likely to do this November...</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> 57765612@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT 7 million-plus now enrolled in health system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760863-68/law-health-democrats-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760863-68/law-health-democrats-obama.html.csp">7 million-plus now enrolled in health system</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T20:53:00.518-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Mocking his critics, President Barack Obama boasted Tuesday that 7.1 million people have signed up for his health care law, an unexpected comeback after a disastrous rollout sent his poll numbers plummeting and stirred fears among Democrats facing re-election this fall. “The debate over repealing this law is over,” he declared. Despite lingering problems with the website, a late wave of enrollments pushed sign-ups higher than critics and even the White House had believed possible. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577608632014-04-01T20:53:00.518-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T20:53:00.518-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760863@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:53:00 MDT GOP has built-in advantage in fight for U.S. House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57753021-68/districts-republicans-democrats-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57753021-68/districts-republicans-democrats-states.html.csp">GOP has built-in advantage in fight for U.S. House</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T08:55:05.323-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November. The reason? Republican strategists spent years developing a plan to take advantage of the 2010 census, first by winning state legislatures and then redrawing House districts to tilt the playing field in their favor. Their success was unprecedented. In ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577530212014-03-31T08:55:05.323-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T08:55:05.323-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753021@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:55:05 MDT Dabakis: Utah Democrats nearly persuaded top LDS leader to run http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57739775-90/chairman-church-dabakis-democratic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57739775-90/chairman-church-dabakis-democratic.html.csp">Dabakis: Utah Democrats nearly persuaded top LDS leader to run</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="2014-03-28T19:12:56.052-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 07:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Dabakis says he knows what it may take for the Democratic Party to become a true power again in Utah. “One of the things it would take is a great LDS candidate,” like maybe a former LDS general authority — which the party almost pulled off two years ago,” said Dabakis, who stepped down this week as chairman of the Utah Democratic Party. He told Trib Talk on Thursday, “We came very close to getting Marlin Jensen to run. He had just retired as LDS Church historian” in 2012, was a member of the...</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> 57739775@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:12:56 MDT California Democrats plagued by scandal no eve of election season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739344-68/democratic-yee-senate-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739344-68/democratic-yee-senate-democrats.html.csp">California Democrats plagued by scandal no eve of election season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIET WILLIAMS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T18:51:33.662-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 06:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sacramento, Calif. • So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee’s opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a “corrupt institution.” Democrats hold large majorities in both chambers of the Legislature and should be flying into election season this ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577393442014-03-27T18:51:33.662-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T18:51:33.662-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739344@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:51:33 MDT Letter: ‘Real’ Mormons are thoughtful, kind, so who’s electing GOP? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57699015-82/mormons-real-believe-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57699015-82/mormons-real-believe-letter.html.csp">Letter: ‘Real’ Mormons are thoughtful, kind, so who’s electing GOP?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:04.114-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The letter from Ron Molen, (“‘Real’ Mormons, Democrats think alike,” Forum, March 15) was a beautiful portrait of the LDS faithful who most of us know as friends, neighbors, and family and he refers to as “real Mormons.” I am convinced Mormons believe in kindness, tolerance, justice, sharing and equality. I believe they honor the U.S. Constitution, respect the rule of law and support the general welfare of citizens, including health care for everyone. If these are the “real Mormons,” then wh...</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> 57699015@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Flavelle: Why Republicans are blind to climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701178-82/republicans-climate-percent-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701178-82/republicans-climate-percent-democrats.html.csp">Flavelle: Why Republicans are blind to climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Flavelle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T10:16:49.866-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Christopher Flavelle Bloomberg View The American Association for the Advancement of Science is trying to awaken more Americans to the dangers of climate change, with a report Tuesday that focuses on a clear and accessible explanation of the evidence. It’s a commendable and necessary effort, but what if the problem goes deeper than language? The available polling data suggests Americans’ views on climate change increasingly have more to do with politics than science. As I wrote in December, ...</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> 57701178@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:16:49 MDT News roundup: GOP chairman predicts Republican election 'tsunami' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57701319-64/utah-trib-state-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57701319-64/utah-trib-state-news.html.csp">News roundup: GOP chairman predicts Republican election 'tsunami'</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="2014-03-19T06:20:03.034-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 06:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">GOP chairman: 2014 will bring Republican tsunami. Utah ski industry to announce interconnecting resorts. Okerlund released from hospital. Happy Wednesday. The head of the Republican National Committee is predicting a GOP tsunami this year for Congress, with hopes of taking back the Senate and improving the party's margin in the House. Chairman Reince Priebus says this year has proven to be a "political disaster" for Democrats, though the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee cha...</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> 57701319@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:20:03 MDT