PRESIDENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PRESIDENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: You’re in over your head, Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198739-82/obama-advisers-doesn-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198739-82/obama-advisers-doesn-president.html.csp">Letter: You’re in over your head, Obama</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.294-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Can there be any doubt that Mr. Obama is the worst president this country has had in recent times? It is clear that he doesn’t know, and that he doesn’t know that he doesn’t know, and he surrounds himself with advisers who don’t know and they don’t know that they don’t know. Consider: The economy is still weak. The border is out of control. Our European allies no longer trust us, and Mr. Putin is literally laughing in President Obama’s face. Please, President Obama, bring in advisers from past...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58198739@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Lowry: The alleged leader of the free world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210230-82/obama-president-putin-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210230-82/obama-president-putin-russian.html.csp">Lowry: The alleged leader of the free world</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="2014-07-22T07:40:55.591-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 07:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board. In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation’s forensic investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the moral authority of his office to call for the professional handling of the wreckage. President Ronald Reagan famously implored the Soviets to “Tear down this wall.” President Obama’s injunction is “Investigate this crash.” Or as he put it rousingly in ...</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> 58210230@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:40:55 MDT News roundup: GOP employs Romney strategy against Dems http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58209960-64/trib-president-obama-rep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58209960-64/trib-president-obama-rep.html.csp">News roundup: GOP employs Romney strategy against Dems</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="2014-07-22T07:37:13.501-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 07:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">GOP uses Romney strategy against Dems. Warren Jeffs' letter to lawmakers. Trib/DNews case pushed to September. Happy Tuesday. Democrats in 2012 tried to paint Mitt Romney as rich and therefore, out of touch. But that strategy is now being employed by Republicans against some Dems who are running for office -- not the least of which, of course, is Hillary Clinton, who remarked how poor she and former President Bill Clinton were when they left the White House. Some strategies, of course, are...</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> 58209960@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:37:13 MDT Poll: Obama scores best with Muslims, worst with Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173999-78/percent-obama-gallup-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173999-78/percent-obama-gallup-mormons.html.csp">Poll: Obama scores best with Muslims, worst with Mormons</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T19:03:27.825-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 07:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama should be grateful Mormons account for barely 2 percent of the U.S. population — otherwise his overall approval rating would be sinking even lower than its current 43 percent. That’s because only 18 percent of Latter-day Saints give a thumbs up to the commander in chief’s 2014 job performance, according to a new Gallup poll. On the other hand, Muslims hand Obama the highest marks, with 72 percent approval, followed by other non-Christians at 59 percent. More than half of...</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> 58173999@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:03:27 MDT U.S. Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206190-68/embassy-ghana-president-account.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206190-68/embassy-ghana-president-account.html.csp">U.S. Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:55:19.341-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">ACCRA, Ghana • The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what’s being described as “an errant tweet” criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account. Ghanaian President John Mahama had tweeted about the country’s financial woes, saying that “as a people, we have had to make sacrifices” and that the results of those cutbacks would start to show soon. A post from the U.S. Embassy’s Twitter account later retorted to the president: “And what sacrifices ar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582061902014-07-21T15:55:19.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T15:55:19.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206190@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:55:19 MDT U.S. turns up heat on Russia over downed plane http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203406-68/russia-separatists-kerry-plane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203406-68/russia-separatists-kerry-plane.html.csp">U.S. turns up heat on Russia over downed plane</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T10:32:09.732-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United States and others of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane. In some of the administration’s harshest criticism of Russia since the crisis in Ukraine began earlier this year, Secretary of State John Kerry outlined the U.S. case that the separatists are to blame for the downing of the aircraft and that Russia was almost certainly complicit. He demanded tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582034062014-07-20T10:32:09.732-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-20T10:32:09.732-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at least one American, an “outrage of unspeakable proportions.” Obama said the U.S. believes the Malaysia Airlines plane was felled by a surface-to-air missile launched from an area near the Ukraine-Russia border that is controlled by Kremlin-backed separatists. Even as h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582012352014-07-19T11:28:02.214-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T11:28:02.214-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201235@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:28:02 MDT Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198762-68/federal-obama-discrimination-religious.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198762-68/federal-obama-discrimination-religious.html.csp">Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NEDRA PICKLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama’s action comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some religiously oriented businesses to opt out of the federal health care law’s requirement that contraception cover...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987622014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T16:18:34.057-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Richard “Biff” Williams grew up in Brigham City and attended Weber State University before heading off to hold various positions at Indiana State University and the University of Northern Iowa. “I’m so excited to finally get the call and be appointed. I’m very emotional,” said Williams, 43. “This is such a great institution...</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> 58195749@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Lowry: Obama thinks lawlessness is hilarious http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58196724-82/obama-president-executive-mandate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58196724-82/obama-president-executive-mandate.html.csp">Lowry: Obama thinks lawlessness is hilarious</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T12:41:41.27-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama styles himself a wit, and some of his best material lately has to do with his abuse of his powers. “As long as they’re doing nothing, I’m not going to apologize for doing something,” Obama riffed to a crowd at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., on July 1, referring to Republicans. “So sue me.” Hilarity ensued. He cracked them up in Austin, Texas, last week. “You hear some of them,” he said, “‘Sue him.’ ‘Impeach him.’ Really? Really? For what? You’re going ...</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> 58196724@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:41:41 MDT U.S. trying to determine why passenger jet down in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195464-68/ukraine-obama-incident-determine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195464-68/ukraine-obama-incident-determine.html.csp">U.S. trying to determine why passenger jet down in Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DARLENE SUPERVILLE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 06:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border. President Barack Obama made no mention of who might be responsible for the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people, but said the incident appeared to be a “terrible tragedy.” Following the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581954642014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T18:08:33.271-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195464@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:08:33 MDT Ecuador’s president signs trade accord with EU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194756-79/ecuador-trade-accord-correa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194756-79/ecuador-trade-accord-correa.html.csp">Ecuador’s president signs trade accord with EU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Nathan Gill</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:55:02.695-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Quito, Ecuador — Ecuador reached a trade accord with the European Union Thursday, five years after President Rafael Correa backed out of the talks alleging an agreement would damage local industry. “We’ve finally closed a balanced accord with the EU that maximizes opportunities, reduces costs to a minimum, respects the development model of the country and allows us to protect our sensitive industries,” Foreign Trade Minister Francisco Rivadeneira said in a statement on the ministry’s website. Th...</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> 58194756@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:55:02 MDT Rubin: Who’s telling stories now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194376-82/clinton-communication-human-telling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194376-82/clinton-communication-human-telling.html.csp">Rubin: Who’s telling stories now?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Rubin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T10:14:44.282-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For this administration, failure is always the result of a “communications” problem. Otherwise, failure might be taken as evidence of misguided ideology and incompetent execution, right? It’s a weird excuse for the president who fancies himself to be the most eloquent man on the planet. And it is equally weird when someone whose job it is to communicate U.S. policy makes that excuse. Which brings us to Hillary Clinton. On Tuesday, she had this bit of mumbo-jumbo for the chattering class: “We hav...</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> 58194376@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:14:44 MDT GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190293-68/obama-president-law-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190293-68/obama-president-law-political.html.csp">GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T16:17:42.606-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday. Attorneys allied with Democrats in opposing the election-year suit said it’s the GOP that’s going too far by trying to resolve a political dispute by handing the question to the federal courts to decide. The lawyers appeared before the House Rules Comm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581902932014-07-16T16:17:42.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T16:17:42.606-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190293@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:17:42 MDT Pitts: John Seigenthaler, a man who made different choices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58189662-82/seigenthaler-president-john-choice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58189662-82/seigenthaler-president-john-choice.html.csp">Pitts: John Seigenthaler, a man who made different choices</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T11:00:45.48-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again. A monthly New York newspaper, The WestView News, uses an objectionable headline (“The N----r In The White House”) on a piece in its July edition, which argues that much of the shrill hatred toward President Obama is rooted in racism. Not surprisingly, the headline gets more attention than the argument. Then on Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder again blames “racial animus” for some of the more strident opposition to the presi...</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> 58189662@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:45 MDT Letter: Equal time for ‘regular folks’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58183866-82/obama-president-folks-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58183866-82/obama-president-folks-iraq.html.csp">Letter: Equal time for ‘regular folks’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T16:58:41.831-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his latest frenzied attack on President Obama, Jon Voigt flatters himself in thinking he understands and can predict world events. He got it wrong. Our worst enemies for the moment are Al-Qaida, ISIS, Iran, and North Korea. Gov. Romney was not correct in stating that Russia is our greatest adversary, even with Putin’s aggression. Final troop withdrawals from Iraq were negotiated under George W Bush, not President Obama. To leave several thousand troops in Iraq without permission from the Iraq...</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> 58183866@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:58:41 MDT Dollars for Obama library roll in from NY, Chicago http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186676-68/obama-library-chicago-foundation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186676-68/obama-library-chicago-foundation.html.csp">Dollars for Obama library roll in from NY, Chicago</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T11:12:01.865-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The first major donations to President Barack Obama’s presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago, two cities that are competing vigorously to host the future library. Since launching in February, the Barack Obama Foundation has raised at least $850,000 from four major donors, the group said Tuesday. The foundation is voluntarily disclosing donations of more than $200, but only in broad dollar ranges. The nonprofit declined to say how much it has raised in total. T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581866762014-07-15T11:12:01.865-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T11:12:01.865-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186676@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:12:01 MDT Milbank: New spokesman walks back ‘tranquility’ claim http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186072-82/earnest-tranquility-journal-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186072-82/earnest-tranquility-journal-president.html.csp">Milbank: New spokesman walks back ‘tranquility’ claim</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="2014-07-15T08:31:23.851-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 08:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • President Obama has described his foreign-policy doctrine as an attempt to hit singles, doubles and the occasional home run. But at this stage of the game, it looks as though he has popped out, grounded into a double play and been hit by a pitch. His attorney general, Eric Holder, said Sunday that the threat of undetectable explosives from Syria is “more frightening than anything” he has experienced in office. And the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article Monday reportin...</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> 58186072@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:31:23 MDT Washington Post: Afghanistan’s promise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58185959-82/abdullah-election-ghani-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58185959-82/abdullah-election-ghani-afghanistan.html.csp">Washington Post: Afghanistan’s promise</a></h4>