GOVERNMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOVERNMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Native Americans getting final settlement payments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58430822-68/settlement-cobell-government-native.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58430822-68/settlement-cobell-government-native.html.csp">Native Americans getting final settlement payments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATT VOLZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T20:05:02.117-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helena, Mont. • Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans have started receiving the final cash payments this week from one of the largest government settlements in U.S. history, about three years after the deal was approved. Checks ranging from $869 to $10 million were sent beginning Monday to more than 493,000 people by the administrators of the $3.4 billion settlement from a class-action lawsuit filed by Elouise Cobell of Browning, Montana. Some $941 million is being distributed in this seco...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584308222014-09-18T20:05:02.117-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T20:05:02.117-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430822@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:05:02 MDT Former Australia PM: China’s growth is the opportunity of this century http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425354-78/australia-gillard-asia-china.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425354-78/australia-gillard-asia-china.html.csp">Former Australia PM: China’s growth is the opportunity of this century</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin Wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:10:46.425-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Superpowers have it easier than their small neighbors, according to former Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard. On the eve of a vote to decide Scottish independence from the United Kingdom, the former Australian leader told an audience at the University of Utah Wednesday that “it’s a pretty hard, old world for small nations.” “There is something good about being of a certain scope and size in the global economy and international affairs in the world we live,” Gillard said. Gillard spoke at 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> 58425354@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:10:46 MDT Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421764-68/ukraine-european-ukrainian-europe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421764-68/ukraine-european-ukrainian-europe.html.csp">Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging picture of a new Ukraine, where a determined pivot toward Europe has come at great cost: concessions to Russia and a war with rebels that killed more than 3,000 people and pushed the West’s relations with Moscow to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217642014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421764@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:48:02 MDT U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58420635-79/coal-sales-markey-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58420635-79/coal-sales-markey-government.html.csp">U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T17:34:25.715-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the Interior Department moved too slowly on promised reforms since the Democrat raised concerns earlier this year that “bargain-basement” lease sales to a handful of mining companies might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more. Investigators ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584206352014-09-16T17:34:25.715-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T17:34:25.715-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420635@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:34:25 MDT Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420404-68/poverty-percent-rate-2013.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420404-68/poverty-percent-rate-2013.html.csp">Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE J. HOLLAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation’s economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty in the United States, said that the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. The decrease in the poverty rate was attributed to the growth in year-round employment by 2.8 million jobs in the Unite...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584204042014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:46:45.798-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420404@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:46:45 MDT World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420389-68/gaza-bank-palestinian-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420389-68/gaza-bank-palestinian-israel.html.csp">World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:16:02.821-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The bleak forecast is a “wake-up call to everyone” that the status quo, particularly in Gaz...</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> 58420389@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:16:02 MDT World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419926-79/gaza-bank-palestinian-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419926-79/gaza-bank-palestinian-economy.html.csp">World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The bleak forecast is a “wake-up call to everyone” that the status quo, particularly in Gaz...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584199262014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419926@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:18:01 MDT India spurs gold rebound from eight-month low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416827-79/percent-gold-futures-december.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416827-79/percent-gold-futures-december.html.csp">India spurs gold rebound from eight-month low</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Debarati Roy</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T14:18:02.024-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gold futures rebounded from an eight-month low on signs of increased demand for bars and jewelry in India, the world’s second-largest consumer. Gold imports more than doubled to shipments worth $2 billion from $739 million a year earlier, Indian government data showed Monday. Demand climbed after the government allowed more banks and traders to buy the metal overseas. China is the top consumer. In four of the past five weeks, gold fell on concern that the Federal Reserve will move closer to rais...</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> 58416827@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:18:02 MDT Shell-shocked residents emerge from hiding in Ukrainian city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413226-68/luhansk-residents-sunday-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413226-68/luhansk-residents-sunday-ukraine.html.csp">Shell-shocked residents emerge from hiding in Ukrainian city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T20:40:31.791-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luhansk, Ukraine • Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, following a cease-fire agreement signed Sept. 5, residents in the second-largest city held by pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine emerged in a rare show of jubilation that was half celebration, half simply relief at the reprieve in the violence. The same wasn’t true of the largest rebel stronghold of Donetsk, where fighting around the government-held air...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584132262014-09-14T20:40:31.791-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-14T20:40:31.791-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413226@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:40:31 MDT Gaza children return to school after war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp">Gaza children return to school after war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:06:02.4-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions. The opening was delayed for two weeks because of dama...</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> 58413182@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:06:02 MDT Problems seen with Argentine debt payment law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58408060-79/argentina-debt-law-bondholders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58408060-79/argentina-debt-law-bondholders.html.csp">Problems seen with Argentine debt payment law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:26:02.19-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Buenos Aires • A law designed to restructure Argentina’s debt and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that pushed the government into default could be difficult to apply and worsen the country’s frail economy, analysts say. Argentina’s congress approved the bill early Thursday and President Cristina Fernandez formally enacted it later in the day, calling it a “historic event.” The law would let Argentina pay bondholders locally to skirt the U.S. financial system, which is bound by a U.S. court order re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584080602014-09-12T18:26:02.19-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T18:26:02.19-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408060@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:26:02 MDT Letter: For U.S., Mideast is Humpty Dumpty all over again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407016-82/iraq-obama-east-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407016-82/iraq-obama-east-government.html.csp">Letter: For U.S., Mideast is Humpty Dumpty all over again</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:30:02.295-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concerning the Washington Post editorial (“Obama lays out his strategy,” Sept. 12), I disagree. The Syrian conflict didn’t cause the Islamic State. The reverse, the potential of radical religious warfare, is more likely, and probably is why​ President Obama didn’t commit to action in Syria. The rise of the Islamic State was triggered by our intervention in Iraq years ago, which unbalanced the status quo in the Middle East. Forget about good guys vs. bad guys; what we did was change the power ...</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> 58407016@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:30:02 MDT Greece makes further progress on budget front http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406972-79/greece-budget-further-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406972-79/greece-budget-further-government.html.csp">Greece makes further progress on budget front</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEREK GATOPOULOS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T12:56:01.95-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 12:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Athens • Greece has made its second successful return to the bond markets as the government revealed Friday it was beating a key bailout budget target — and by a big margin. The developments provide further evidence that Greece is slowly weaning itself from the rescue funds that have kept it afloat over the past few years. When Greece was unable to raise money in the bond markets in 2010, it had to be bailed out by its partners in the euro-currency zone and the International Monetary Fund. In re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584069722014-09-12T12:56:01.95-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T12:56:01.95-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406972@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:56:01 MDT Lee, Cruz vow to block any lame-duck action http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58402569-90/bill-block-budget-cruz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58402569-90/bill-block-budget-cruz.html.csp">Lee, Cruz vow to block any lame-duck action</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T20:27:15.102-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz say they will block any non-emergency legislation that Democrats try to push through after the mid-term elections, arguing that the lame-duck session shouldn’t be used to enact sweeping measures like immigration reform. The tea-party duo, whose fight against Obamacare led to the 16-day government shutdown last year, also argue that a temporary budget fix should extend until next year so that members of Congress who aren’t seeking re-election or who are de...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402569@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:27:15 MDT News roundup: Sarah Palin, family caught up in Alaska brawl http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58405737-64/trib-president-utah-barack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58405737-64/trib-president-utah-barack.html.csp">News roundup: Sarah Palin, family caught up in Alaska brawl</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="2014-09-12T07:35:06.503-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 07:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Palin family joins bloody brawl as booze-filled house party. Utah's GOP members of Congress: We love Canyonlands, don't expand it. Vail Resorts buys Park City resort. Happy Friday. Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her family reportedly got into a scuffle in Alaska over the weekend and the story is, well, unique. It involves a stretched Hummer, a few thrown punches and the always dangerous statement of, "Don't you know who I am?" A police investigation has ensued. [WaPost] ...</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> 58405737@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:35:06 MDT As Venezuela economy worsens, fears of default http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403691-79/default-venezuela-economy-maduro.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403691-79/default-venezuela-economy-maduro.html.csp">As Venezuela economy worsens, fears of default</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HANNAH DREIER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T15:34:02.273-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Caracas, Venezuela • President Nicolas Maduro is reassuring foreign creditors that Venezuela’s government will make good on a $4.5 billion foreign debt payment due next month. But economists are uttering the D-word for the first time, noting the inflation-ravaged economy is stumbling with basic goods in short supply and the currency eroding in value. Maduro has repeatedly said default is not an option. On Wednesday, he reiterated his administration’s commitment to pay “down to the last dollar.” ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584036912014-09-11T15:34:02.273-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T15:34:02.273-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403691@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:34:02 MDT U.S. budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402800-79/deficit-billion-budget-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402800-79/deficit-billion-budget-government.html.csp">U.S. budget deficit dips to $128.7 billion in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T15:54:01.426-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008. The August deficit was $128.7 billion, down 13 percent from the $147.9 billion deficit recorded in August 2013, the Treasury Department said Thursday in its monthly budget report. With just one month left in the budget year, the deficit totals $589.2 billion, 22 percent below last year’s 11-month total. The Congressional Budge...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584028002014-09-11T15:54:01.426-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T15:54:01.426-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402800@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:54:01 MDT Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399665-68/bill-shutdown-government-conservatives.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399665-68/bill-shutdown-government-conservatives.html.csp">Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time</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="2014-09-10T19:32:56.363-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The tea party may have learned its lesson. As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank. But a year after they forced a 16-day partial government shutdown over President Barack Obama’s health care law, few seem to have the stomach to push their demands that far again. “No question we learned that with the aid...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583996652014-09-10T19:32:56.363-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T19:32:56.363-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399665@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:32:56 MDT Kerry, Iraqi leader embrace unity to defeat insurgency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399763-68/iraq-state-kerry-abadi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399763-68/iraq-state-kerry-abadi.html.csp">Kerry, Iraqi leader embrace unity to defeat insurgency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARA JAKES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T19:13:34.023-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • With a new Iraqi government finally in place and a growing Mideast consensus on defeating insurgent threats, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq’s Shiite leader on Wednesday to quickly deliver more power to wary Sunnis — or jeopardize any hope of defeating the Islamic State group. Kerry landed in the Iraqi capital just two days after newly sworn Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi seated his top government ministers, a crucial step toward restoring stability in a nation where s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583997632014-09-10T19:13:34.023-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T19:13:34.023-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399763@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:13:34 MDT John Kerry says world won’t permit Islamic State romp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58397579-68/kerry-iraq-state-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58397579-68/kerry-iraq-state-islamic.html.csp">John Kerry says world won’t permit Islamic State romp</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARA JAKES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T08:39:02.014-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 08:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that neither the United States nor the rest of the world will stand by and watch the Islamic State militant group spread its evil. Kerry was in Baghdad to meet with Iraq’s new leaders and pledge U.S. support for eliminating the extremist group and the threat it poses. He said President Barack Obama would later outline Wednesday in specific detail what steps the U.S. is prepared to take to defeat the Islamic State, which has overrun parts of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583975792014-09-10T08:39:02.014-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T08:39:02.014-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397579@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:39:02 MDT