REPUBLICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REPUBLICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Romney returns to political stage as GOP prepares for midterms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835965-68/romney-former-party-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835965-68/romney-former-party-campaign.html.csp">Romney returns to political stage as GOP prepares for midterms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Costa and Philip Rucker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> (c) 2014, The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T10:12:45.435-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to the Oval Office. Looking and sounding like a president out of central casting, he nailed his lines. The crew called him “one-take Romney,” and before he...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57835965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:12:45 MDT Rolly: Cast-out candidate says convention eviction was Love’s doing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57822404-90/county-aalders-party-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57822404-90/county-aalders-party-republican.html.csp">Rolly: Cast-out candidate says convention eviction was Love’s doing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T09:47:14.223-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A congressional candidate who was kicked out of Saturday’s Salt Lake County Republican Convention says he was asked to leave after paying $300 for a booth because the Mia Love campaign insisted he go. Tim Aalders is a conservative talk-radio commentator who is running in the 4th District as an Independent American Party candidate. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012 as a Republican, so he is known in the GOP, but he said he was surprised to be invited to Saturday’s convention because he now repr...</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> 57822404@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:47:14 MDT Letter: GOP is party of wealthy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818140-82/million-donations-mcmanus-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818140-82/million-donations-mcmanus-republicans.html.csp">Letter: GOP is party of wealthy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.922-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concerning the letter by Mike McManus in which he stated that large political donations by individuals to the two major political parties were equal, with Democrat George Soros donating the most: he is flat wrong. According to the Federal Election commission, donations of $200 or less in 2012 to Democrats was 50 percent of their total $733 million while donations of $200 or less to Republicans ran at 23 percent of their total $480 million. Of the top donors to political PACS 7 out of 11 donors ...</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> 57818140@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Letter: Truly repent, Sen. Hatch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818113-82/hatch-ass-dumb-obamacare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818113-82/hatch-ass-dumb-obamacare.html.csp">Letter: Truly repent, Sen. Hatch</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.893-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I know all of the swear words. While generally not offended hearing them, I do think it poor taste and pandering to purposefully use “profanity” in front of a large captive audience. On Saturday, our U.S. senator, the honorable Orrin Hatch, addressed the Republican state convention and lamented the existence of “dumb-ass Obamacare,” saying that he doesn’t usually use “these words.” Interestingly, while addressing a group of Republican students in 2011, he was quoted as saying about Obamacare: “I...</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> 57818113@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Paul Rolly: Count My Vote still causing fights in Utah’s GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57806783-90/party-republican-county-freedomworks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57806783-90/party-republican-county-freedomworks.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Count My Vote still causing fights in Utah’s GOP</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T19:43:41.848-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Forces that benefit when political candidates are chosen by the few are still working behind the scenes to unhinge the compromise bill passed this year by the Legislature that allows for alternative paths to a party nomination. I wrote recently about one legislator’s temporary roadblock to SB54, the measure that paves the way for the traditional caucus/convention path and the petition/primary path. He wanted the law’s implementation delayed until 2018 instead of 2016, when Sen. Mike Lee is up f...</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> 57806783@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:43:41 MDT Dem: GOP base ‘animated by racism’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815237-68/immigration-democratic-israel-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815237-68/immigration-democratic-israel-republicans.html.csp">Dem: GOP base ‘animated by racism’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHILIP ELLIOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T19:55:01.815-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with those from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier this week, in which she blamed racial issues for the GOP’s failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. Asked about Pelosi’s comments, New York’s Isr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578152372014-04-13T19:55:01.815-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T19:55:01.815-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815237@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:55:01 MDT Republicans gather, rip ‘Obamacare’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812084-68/presidential-care-health-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812084-68/presidential-care-health-law.html.csp">Republicans gather, rip ‘Obamacare’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE PEOPLES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T21:16:02.101-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 09:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manchester, N.H. • Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama’s health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans said marked the campaign’s unofficial start. A speaking program packed with potential presidential candidates weighed in on the House Republicans’ controversial budget, the party’s struggle with Hispanics, the GOP’s future and the upcoming midterm elections while...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578120842014-04-12T21:16:02.101-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T21:16:02.101-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812084@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:16:02 MDT Will: A counter for hysterics in Michigan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811308-82/democrats-michigan-republican-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811308-82/democrats-michigan-republican-health.html.csp">Will: A counter for hysterics in Michigan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T01:01:03.251-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">DETROIT — Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land might end this GOP drought is that Democrats are attacking her for opposing “preventive health care.” This is a phrase Democrats use to include abortion as they try to reprise their 2012 al...</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> 57811308@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812117-68/mcallister-district-election-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812117-68/mcallister-district-election-republican.html.csp">Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BILL BARROW</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:29:02.179-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monroe, La. • To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends. Republican Vance McAllister was a wealthy businessman without prior political experience when he won a special election last fall, trouncing his party’s establishment candidate in a conservative district that comprises northeast Louisiana....</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> 57812117@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:29:02 MDT ’Obamacare’ under attack as conservatives eye 2016 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57811641-200/presidential-care-health-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57811641-200/presidential-care-health-law.html.csp">’Obamacare’ under attack as conservatives eye 2016</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE PEOPLES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:39:05.4-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Manchester, N.H. • Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama’s health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans said marked the campaign’s unofficial start. A speaking program packed with potential presidential candidates weighed in on the House Republicans’ controversial budget, the party’s struggle with Hispanics, the GOP’s future and the upcoming midterm elections while ...</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> 57811641@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:39:05 MDT Jeb Bush remarks expose GOP’s immigration problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804164-68/bush-immigration-party-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57804164-68/bush-immigration-party-gop.html.csp">Jeb Bush remarks expose GOP’s immigration problem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL J. MISHAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:48:31.241-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • With three little words, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a fury this week that served as a potent reminder of how difficult the immigration issue remains for his possible presidential ambitions and the Republican Party. An early GOP establishment favorite, Bush has long urged his fellow Republicans to show more compassion for those who enter the country illegally. But when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an “act of love” by people hoping to provide for their fam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578041642014-04-10T19:48:31.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:48:31.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57804164@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:48:31 MDT Milbank: Republicans can kiss the women’s vote good-bye http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794436-82/women-republicans-democrats-mcallister.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794436-82/women-republicans-democrats-mcallister.html.csp">Milbank: Republicans can kiss the women’s vote good-bye</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="2014-04-09T00:40:01.852-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 12:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This was not the way Republican leaders had planned to observe Equal Pay Day. On the eve of Tuesday’s commemoration — the day symbolizing how far into 2014 women must work to catch up to the wages men earned in 2013 — a small newspaper in Louisiana, the Ouachita Citizen, reported that its congressman, Republican Rep. Vance McAllister, had been videotaped making out with a low-paid staffer. McAllister, called the “Duck Dynasty” congressman because of his defense of the Robertson family’s Christia...</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> 57794436@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:40:01 MDT Utah’s delegation could land prime power spots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57774148-90/committee-congressional-delegation-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57774148-90/committee-congressional-delegation-election.html.csp">Utah’s delegation could land prime power spots</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T17:50:55.32-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 05:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Orrin Hatch could be a few heartbeats from the presidency and gain that Finance Committee chairmanship he touted in his last election. Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop could be leading key committees, and Rep. Chris Stewart may continue to hold sway as a member of the Appropriations Committee. Next year could yield a fruitful power bonanza for Utah as its elected leaders climb the ladder in Washington. It’s a sweet spot for the delegation’s members, as compared to any ti...</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> 57774148@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:50:55 MDT GOP seeks coverage choices in health law it despises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782916-68/law-republicans-health-repeal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782916-68/law-republicans-health-repeal.html.csp">GOP seeks coverage choices in health law it despises</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T22:16:51.554-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 10:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it. Democrats describe the change involving small-business coverage options as a straightforward improvement of the type they are eager to make, and Obama signed it into law. Republicans are loath to agree, given the strong sentim...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577829162014-04-06T22:16:51.554-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-06T22:16:51.554-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782916@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:16:51 MDT Rolly: Some cry foul over party chair/candidate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771017-82/cozzens-party-republican-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771017-82/cozzens-party-republican-county.html.csp">Rolly: Some cry foul over party chair/candidate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By paul rolly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T09:36:18.033-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Count My Vote debate inside the Utah Republican Party is now being played out in an intraparty battle for House District 72 in Cedar City. Iron County Republican Chairman Blake Cozzens is challenging the incumbent, Rep. John Westwood, R-Cedar City, for the GOP nomination. Cozzens has been one of the lead opponents of the Count My Vote initiative and his Iron County Republican Party was the first entity to contribute a large amount of money to the political action committee backing the anti-C...</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> 57771017@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:36:18 MDT Will: Jeb Bush and the Republican base http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760444-82/bush-republicans-nomination-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760444-82/bush-republicans-nomination-republican.html.csp">Will: Jeb Bush and the Republican base</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:04.44-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination. A candidacy by Florida’s former governor would be desirable. But if Republicans want to avoid intra-party carnage, they should be very careful abou...</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> 57760444@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT Milbank: GOP hopefulls suck up to billionaire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765645-82/adelson-political-caterpillar-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765645-82/adelson-political-caterpillar-republican.html.csp">Milbank: GOP hopefulls suck up to billionaire</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="2014-04-02T15:59:02.279-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Who wants to marry a billionaire? John Kasich does. So do Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush. When Sheldon Adelson, the world’s eighth-richest person, according to Forbes, let it be known that he was looking for a Republican candidate to back in the 2016 presidential race, these four men rushed to Las Vegas over the weekend to see if they could arrange a quickie marriage in Sin City between their political ambitions and Adelson’s $39.9 billion fortune. Adelson was hosting the Republican J...</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> 57765645@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:59:02 MDT Ted Cruz: Religious liberties under attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57764392-68/cruz-religious-attack-elliott.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57764392-68/cruz-religious-attack-elliott.html.csp">Ted Cruz: Religious liberties under attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHILIP ELLIOTT and ALAN SUDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T18:34:33.303-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 06:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lynchburg, Va. • Possible Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Barack Obama’s health care law, that could threaten their liberties. “As believers, we are called to action; not just sitting quietly and hiding our faith under a bushel but to stand and speak no matter what the consequence,” the Texas senator told students at Liberty University. “Religious liberty has never been more under att...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577643922014-04-02T18:34:33.303-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T18:34:33.303-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57764392@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:34:33 MDT Bouie: How Republicans rationalize voter suppression http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57764435-82/voter-voting-republicans-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57764435-82/voter-voting-republicans-republican.html.csp">Bouie: How Republicans rationalize voter suppression</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamelle Bouie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T11:32:02.044-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON - Since 2011, Republican lawmakers in swing states have pushed hard for new restrictions on voting, from voter identification to new rules on early voting and ballot access. “Nine states have passed measures making it harder to vote since the beginning of 2013,” notes The New York Times, and other states “are considering mandating proof of citizenship, like a birth certificate or passport, after a federal judge recently upheld such laws passed in Arizona and Kansas.” Voting rights adv...</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> 57764435@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:32:02 MDT Ryan’s budget cuts Medicaid, food stamps, dumps health care law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760855-68/budget-ryan-spending-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760855-68/budget-ryan-spending-care.html.csp">Ryan’s budget cuts Medicaid, food stamps, dumps health care law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN WEISMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T20:53:28.388-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The unveiling Tuesday of Rep. Paul Ryan’s newest Republican budget may have redrawn the battle lines for the 2014 election, detailing what his party could do with complete control of Congress and allowing Democrats to broaden the political terrain beyond health care and the narrower issues of the minimum wage and unemployment benefits. Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman and a possible White House contender in 2016, laid out a budget plan that cuts $5 trillion in spending ove...</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> 57760855@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:53:28 MDT