MCCONNELL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MCCONNELL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Milbank: How the Baby Boom generation ruined everything http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132139-82/generation-boomers-mcconnell-baker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132139-82/generation-boomers-mcconnell-baker.html.csp">Milbank: How the Baby Boom generation ruined everything</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T14:29:26.676-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 02:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., went to the Senate floor Thursday afternoon to announce the death of Howard Baker, his words recalled not just his revered predecessor but an earlier, worthier cohort of American politicians. “Sen. Baker truly earned his nickname, the Great Conciliator,” McConnell said. “I know he will be remembered with fondness by members of both political parties.” McConnell was right on both counts: Baker, the former Senate majority ...</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> 58132139@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:29:26 MDT Election year a drag on productivity in Senate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126763-68/democrats-votes-mcconnell-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126763-68/democrats-votes-mcconnell-senate.html.csp">Election year a drag on productivity in Senate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW TAYLOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T11:20:02.726-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber’s modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats from casting tough votes and to deny Republicans legislative victories in the midst of the campaign. The phobia means even bipartisan legislation to boost energy efficiency, manufacturing, sportsmen’s rights and more could be...</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> 58126763@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:20:02 MDT