GROUPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GROUPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379069-68/irs-emails-groups-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379069-68/irs-emails-groups-report.html.csp">IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees</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="2014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, the tax service disclosed Friday. The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The revelation set off a new round of investigations and congressional hearings. On ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583790692014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T16:02:28.807-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379069@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:02:28 MDT Letter: Don’t vote for dark-money candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58373860-82/money-dark-return-advertising.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58373860-82/money-dark-return-advertising.html.csp">Letter: Don’t vote for dark-money candidates</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T13:56:02.244-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As The Washington Post’s “dark money express” piece warns us about the effects of PAC advertising we are sure to see flooding our TV’s and mailboxes in the coming months, it doesn’t provide us a strategy to deal with it. I’m going to go with a very simple premise. Nobody spends money on advertising unless they expect a return on their investment. When we see ads directly from the politicians or the parties, we know what they want in return. They want to be elected. With the help of campaign...</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> 58373860@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:56:02 MDT Op-ed: ‘Energy Summit’ shows who’s driving Utah’s bus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364636-82/energy-utah-groups-summit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364636-82/energy-utah-groups-summit.html.csp">Op-ed: ‘Energy Summit’ shows who’s driving Utah’s bus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Moench</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T16:44:53.033-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities have confirmed your most cynical assessment of our political landscape. They analyzed statistical data on 1,779 national issues regarding which of four groups had the most influence over national policy outcomes — average citizens, mass-based interest groups, business-dominated interest groups or the super rich. The results won’t surprise you at all. The views of the average citizen have a near zero impact on public policy, mass interest g...</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> 58364636@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:44:53 MDT NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade to allow 1 gay group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369008-68/parade-gay-group-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369008-68/parade-gay-group-march.html.csp">NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade to allow 1 gay group</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T19:04:41.026-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A decision by organizers of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to allow one gay organization to march is a disappointment after decades of fighting by gay groups for full participation, several advocates said Wednesday. Some were dismayed that the organizers had chosen just one lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group to participate next year after ending a ban on them. Others expressed continuing mistrust. Nathan Schaefer, executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, called...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583690082014-09-03T19:04:41.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T19:04:41.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369008@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:04:41 MDT Washington Post: The Dark Money Express http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58368638-82/money-campaign-groups-super.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58368638-82/money-campaign-groups-super.html.csp">Washington Post: The Dark Money Express</a></h4>