MCCONNELL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MCCONNELL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pres. Barack Obama’s request to combat militants draws support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402107-68/obama-president-speech-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402107-68/obama-president-speech-congress.html.csp">Pres. Barack Obama’s request to combat militants draws support</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T20:35:20.596-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats in Congress voiced strong pre-election support Thursday for President Barack Obama’s call for new authority to combat Islamic State militants in the heart of the Middle East. “Over the next week, following a series of briefings, Congress will work with the administration to ensure that our forces have the resources they need to carry out these missions,” said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Majo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584021072014-09-11T20:35:20.596-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T20:35:20.596-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402107@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:35:20 MDT Mitch McConnell: Obama needs plan for Islamic militants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58397605-68/obama-needs-mcconnell-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58397605-68/obama-needs-mcconnell-islamic.html.csp">Mitch McConnell: Obama needs plan for Islamic militants</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T17:05:17.677-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says President Barack Obama is a rather reluctant commander in chief who needs a plan to defeat Islamic State terrorists. In remarks several hours Wednesday before Obama’s scheduled prime-time speech, the Kentucky lawmaker said the president needs to lay out a military strategy to defeat the terrorists, outline any funding and authorization he needs from Congress and rally public support. He added that if the threat from the militants require...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583976052014-09-10T17:05:17.677-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T17:05:17.677-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397605@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:05:17 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