DEMOCRATS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEMOCRATS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Democrats search for replacement in US Senate race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58277383-68/senate-democrats-former-walsh.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58277383-68/senate-democrats-former-walsh.html.csp">Democrats search for replacement in US Senate race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LISA BAUMANN and MATTHEW BROWN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:00:08.976-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helena, Mont. • Montana Democrats were casting about Friday for a last-minute U.S. Senate candidate to take on Republican Rep. Steve Daines, after their hopes to hold the seat in November suffered a huge blow with the withdrawal of incumbent Sen. John Walsh amid plagiarism allegations. Those mentioned as potential stand-ins for Walsh include former state Reps. Franke Wilmer of Bozeman and Amanda Curtis of Butte, state Sen. Dave Wanzenried and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger. But several top names have ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582773832014-08-11T09:00:08.976-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T09:00:08.976-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58277383@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:08 MDT Hatch: Obama is no Bill Clinton http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58276430-64/democrats-bill-clinton-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58276430-64/democrats-bill-clinton-obama.html.csp">Hatch: Obama is no Bill Clinton</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T14:33:31.958-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 02:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Orrin Hatch gave a wide-ranging interview Thursday to the Crosstalk program on Logan’s KVNU. Here are a few of the gems from the program. • On the working relationship between the White House and Congress: “I don’t think this man (President Barack Obama) could ever be as good as Bill Clinton was and, as you know, I had lots of problems with Bill Clinton.” • On the crisis in Gaza: “Our administration is not supporting Israel the way it should. It’s amazing to me, it’s mind boggling to me bec...</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> 58276430@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:33:31 MDT Sen. Hatch: Tax reform done right http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275683-82/tax-businesses-proposal-reform.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275683-82/tax-businesses-proposal-reform.html.csp">Sen. Hatch: Tax reform done right</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Orrin Hatch</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:40:17.085-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In Washington, short-sighted policies proposed for political messaging purposes often eclipse substantive dialogue. That is exactly what we are seeing as congressional Democrats and the Obama administration play election-year politics with the growing challenge of corporate inversions. Over the past few months, many companies have responded to our overly burdensome corporate tax system by re-domiciling their headquarters overseas. Such moves leave the United States with a smaller tax base that r...</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> 58275683@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:40:17 MDT Poll: With U.S. aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58268158-68/percent-congress-democrats-poll.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58268158-68/percent-congress-democrats-poll.html.csp">Poll: With U.S. aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T15:48:21.544-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Congress has checked out, and the American people have noticed. Three-quarters of Americans doubt the federal government will address the important problems facing the country this year, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. All told, only 28 percent of Americans think the nation is heading in the right direction, the lowest level in August of an election year since 2008. It’s about on par with 2006, when Democrats took control of the U.S. House amid a backlash to the Iraq w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582681582014-08-06T15:48:21.544-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T15:48:21.544-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58268158@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:48:21 MDT GOP congressman says Dems waging ‘war on whites’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58264306-68/brooks-democrats-race-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58264306-68/brooks-democrats-race-war.html.csp">GOP congressman says Dems waging ‘war on whites’</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="2014-08-05T17:40:02.148-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A Republican congressman from Alabama says Democrats are engaged in a “war on whites.” Rep. Mo Brooks made his comment Monday on Laura Ingraham’s conservative talk-radio program. He said the Democratic Party claims white people hate everyone else and that it’s part of President Barack Obama’s strategy of dividing people on the basis of race, sex and class. The remarks came in a discussion of immigration legislation passed last week by the House, which could result in increased depor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582643062014-08-05T17:40:02.148-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T17:40:02.148-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58264306@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:40:02 MDT Dionne: What kind of Republican Party do voters want? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259120-82/party-democrats-republican-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259120-82/party-democrats-republican-republicans.html.csp">Dionne: What kind of Republican Party do voters want?</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="2014-08-04T10:13:26.923-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The central issue in this fall’s elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What kind of Republican Party does the country want? It is, to be sure, a strange question to put to an electorate in which independents and Democrats constitute a majority. Yet there is no getting around this: The single biggest change in Washington over the last five years has been a GOP shift to a more radical form of conservatism. This, in turn, has led to a kind of rejectionism that views cooperation wit...</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> 58259120@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:13:26 MDT Cepeda: Hearing lots of ‘Hispandering’ from both parties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58248046-82/immigration-democrats-hispanics-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58248046-82/immigration-democrats-hispanics-republicans.html.csp">Cepeda: Hearing lots of ‘Hispandering’ from both parties</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="2014-08-04T10:11:02.785-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • Whenever immigration matters heat up, a stream of “what it means” articles about potential Hispanic voting behavior is sure to follow. I suspect this happens because news outlets know that anything relating to the Latino vote is sure-fire clickbait. With recent speculation that President Obama might issue an executive order expanding his 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program so that other illegal immigrants could get two-year deportation reprieves — and the Republica...</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> 58248046@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:11:02 MDT Bloomberg View: House Republicans’ dysfunction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250514-82/bill-republicans-bloomberg-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250514-82/bill-republicans-bloomberg-democrats.html.csp">Bloomberg View: House Republicans’ dysfunction</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ATTN: Editorial Page editors</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> (c) 2014, Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:30:07.702-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">House Republicans Thursday killed their own bill on the immigration crisis, which may be just as well: It wasn’t a bill so much as a meta-bill. Which is to say it was designed not to address the problem of scores of thousands of child immigrants showing up at the United States’s southern border, but the problem of Democrats saying House Republicans had failed to address the problem. Now that they have failed to achieve even that modest goal — the White House noted their failure within minutes — ...</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> 58250514@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:30:07 MDT Lowry: Constitutional crisis for fun and profit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250489-82/impeachment-president-democrats-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250489-82/impeachment-president-democrats-republicans.html.csp">Lowry: Constitutional crisis for fun and profit</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="2014-08-01T09:47:59.491-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republicans and Democrats are consumed in a vicious debate over which party wants to talk about impeachment more. Democrats say it is lunatic Republicans who are scheming, as we speak, to impeach the president. Republicans say it is manipulative Democrats who are eager to play up the nonexistent chance of impeachment to motivate their voters in the midterm elections. It is certainly true that conservatives have talked about and advocated impeachment, most recently Sarah Palin in a call to arms. ...</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> 58250489@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:47:59 MDT Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250468-68/percent-obama-foreign-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250468-68/percent-obama-foreign-party.html.csp">Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CONNIE CASS and JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T09:40:02.445-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans’ dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president’s handling of world events. Obama’s consistently low marks across crises such as the fighting in Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas could benefit Republicans aiming to win control Congress in the fall. “The problem is saying something and not doing anything — making grandio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582504682014-08-01T09:40:02.445-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T09:40:02.445-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250468@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:40:02 MDT Utah Republicans join GOP-led House in OKing suit vs. Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243176-68/obama-republicans-lawsuit-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243176-68/obama-republicans-lawsuit-democrats.html.csp">Utah Republicans join GOP-led House in OKing suit vs. Obama</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="2014-07-31T11:24:52.051-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before lawmakers were to begin a five-week summer recess, debate over the proposed lawsuit underscored the harshly partisan tone that has dominated the Congress...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582431762014-07-31T11:24:52.051-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T11:24:52.051-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243176@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:24:52 MDT Milbank: House wastes time on ‘impeachment lite’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246267-82/impeachment-president-rep-lawsuit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246267-82/impeachment-president-rep-lawsuit.html.csp">Milbank: House wastes time on ‘impeachment lite’</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="2014-07-31T10:22:37.127-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The House opened proceedings Wednesday with a chaplain’s prayer that lawmakers be granted “a double portion of wisdom and understanding.” Even a side order of wisdom with a garnish of understanding would have been nice. But neither was on the menu. The people’s representatives were hurrying to depart Thursday for their five-week summer vacation, but first they had some important business to complete. Emergency legislation to ease the crisis at the border? Funding to keep h...</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> 58246267@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:22:37 MDT Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246082-68/bill-congress-senate-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246082-68/bill-congress-senate-republicans.html.csp">Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills</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="2014-07-31T13:24:46.322-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 01:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans unexpectedly put off a vote on a border security bill as tea partyers withdrew their support. On the final day before a five-week summer break, Congress was leaving a long list of unfinished business after 18 months of bitter partisanship. Democrats cast Republicans as the obstacle; Republicans...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460822014-07-31T13:24:46.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T13:24:46.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246082@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:24:46 MDT Dionne: Republicans and loose talk of impeachment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242112-82/impeachment-president-obama-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242112-82/impeachment-president-obama-republicans.html.csp">Dionne: Republicans and loose talk of impeachment</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="2014-07-31T10:18:27.364-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck. There is a reason why impeachment is a big deal in Washington this week. It’s not just because a call to defend President Obama motivates the Democrats’ base, although it surely does. John Boehner is having trouble countering fears that House Republicans will...</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> 58242112@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:18:27 MDT GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243178-79/tax-bill-companies-overseas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243178-79/tax-bill-companies-overseas.html.csp">GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas</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="2014-07-30T16:56:01.791-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign country. It also would have offered tax credits to companies that move operations to the U.S. from a foreign country. The Senate voted 54-42 to end debate on the bill, six short of the 60 votes needed to advance it. The White House says Preside...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582431782014-07-30T16:56:01.791-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T16:56:01.791-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243178@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:56:01 MDT 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