REPUBLICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REPUBLICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313138-82/scandals-christie-governor-perry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313138-82/scandals-christie-governor-perry.html.csp">Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T15:09:14.418-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 03:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The laboratories of democracy are blowing up. A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that conspiracy theorists could argue they must be manufactured, or at least overhyped, by wily Democratic strategists. At least one Democratic governor has also been implicated, though. Most of the scandals (or, to be fair, sometimes pseudo-scandals) are pretty hard to follo...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58313138@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:09:14 MDT 2016 GOP hopefuls face legal woes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304340-68/perry-republican-texas-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304340-68/perry-republican-texas-political.html.csp">2016 GOP hopefuls face legal woes</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T19:28:01.923-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 07:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">AUSTIN, Texas • As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles back at home. The latest is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who following his indictment on two felony charges, is staring at the most serious accusations of wrongdoing by a prominent Republican governor openly considering ...</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> 58304340@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:28:01 MDT Milbank: Republicans embrace their phoniness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58296805-82/fake-news-committee-websites.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58296805-82/fake-news-committee-websites.html.csp">Milbank: Republicans embrace their phoniness</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="2014-08-15T16:21:07.028-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Republican Party has finally admitted what has been fairly obvious for much of the past six years: It produces fake news. This is not an earth-shattering revelation to anybody who has been paying attention but, still, it’s an important step for the party to embrace the phoniness. “NRCC Launches Fake News Sites to Attack Democratic Candidates” was a headline in the National Journal on Tuesday. As Shane Goldmacher reported, “The National Republican Congressional Committee, which 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> 58296805@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:21:07 MDT Letter: GOP has sunk to an agenda of hate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58287856-82/anti-hate-agenda-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58287856-82/anti-hate-agenda-gop.html.csp">Letter: GOP has sunk to an agenda of hate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:41:19.783-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Republican Party has always been distrustful of large segments of American society, but in recent years this distrust seems to have devolved into pure hate. Republicans’ intense hatred of President Obama is without precedent in U.S. history. In addition to being anti-Obama, today’s Republican Party aggressively pushes an agenda that is anti-black, anti-Hispanic, anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-worker, anti-poor, anti-education, anti-science, anti-environment, anti-health care an...</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> 58287856@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:19 MDT What’s this? Utah Democrats are pushing for Mike Lee? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58275997-90/lee-mike-democrat-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58275997-90/lee-mike-democrat-republican.html.csp">What’s this? Utah Democrats are pushing for Mike Lee?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T18:23:54.158-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 06:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Believe it or not, Utah Democrats are working hard to elect Mike Lee. No, they are not helping the right-wing Republican U.S. senator. They are pushing a different Mike Lee — a West Valley City Democrat, a vice president of the Utah AFL-CIO and a Unified police officer — for the state House. The Democratic Mike Lee says his shared name with the better-known Republican, and their opposite politics, constantly creates confusion for his campaign — often followed by humor. It started even before h...</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> 58275997@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:23:54 MDT Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276861-68/tea-party-groups-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276861-68/tea-party-groups-candidates.html.csp">Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T18:01:06.473-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 06:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander’s narrow win Thursday night and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts’ triumph on Tuesday dashed the tea party’s last hopes of knocking out a sitting senator. Earlier this year, incumbents prevailed in Texas, Kentucky, South Carol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582768612014-08-08T18:01:06.473-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T18:01:06.473-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276861@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:01:06 MDT GOP establishment on a roll over tea party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267369-68/roberts-tea-party-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267369-68/roberts-tea-party-republican.html.csp">GOP establishment on a roll over tea party</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T10:18:02.148-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Senate Republicans this year. Next up: Tennessee, and the odds for the upstarts are no better. Three-term Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched tea party favorite Milton Wolf on Tuesday, edging out the radiologist and distant cousin of President Barack Obama in a bitter, closely fought primary. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Roberts had 48 percent to Wolf’s 41 percent while two other candidates com...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582673692014-08-06T10:18:02.148-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T10:18:02.148-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267369@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:18:02 MDT Obama cousin, tea party candidate defeated in Kansas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58265301-68/percent-roberts-republican-term.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58265301-68/percent-roberts-republican-term.html.csp">Obama cousin, tea party candidate defeated in Kansas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T07:10:08.6-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 07:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts edged out Milton Wolf in Kansas’ primary Tuesday night as mainstream conservatives dealt another blow to the tea party movement. A GOP businessman swamped a first-term Michigan congressman, upending his re-election bid. With 70 percent of the precincts reporting, Roberts held a 48 percent to 41 percent advantage over Wolf, a radiologist and distant cousin of President Barack Obama who had argued that the incumbent wasn’t conservative enough. T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582653012014-08-06T07:10:08.6-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T07:10:08.6-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58265301@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:10:08 MDT Dionne: What kind of Republican Party do voters want? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259120-82/party-democrats-republican-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259120-82/party-democrats-republican-republicans.html.csp">Dionne: What kind of Republican Party do voters want?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:13:26.923-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The central issue in this fall’s elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What kind of Republican Party does the country want? It is, to be sure, a strange question to put to an electorate in which independents and Democrats constitute a majority. Yet there is no getting around this: The single biggest change in Washington over the last five years has been a GOP shift to a more radical form of conservatism. This, in turn, has led to a kind of rejectionism that views cooperation wit...</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> 58259120@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:13:26 MDT Defeated Cantor to resign from House seat in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250328-68/cantor-election-brat-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250328-68/cantor-election-brat-congress.html.csp">Defeated Cantor to resign from House seat in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN SUDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T08:56:09.485-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. The congressman will step down Aug. 18 and has asked Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately, Cantor said in a statement, a day after stepping down from his leadership post. “It has been the highest honor of my professional life to serve ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582503282014-08-01T08:56:09.485-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T08:56:09.485-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250328@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:56:09 MDT Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit vs. Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58237246-68/impeachment-president-republicans-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58237246-68/impeachment-president-republicans-law.html.csp">Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit vs. Obama</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="2014-07-30T08:09:49.571-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 08:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP leadership want no part of such talk now, although conservatives increasingly clamor for it. And also why President Barack Obama’s White House seems almost eager to stir the impeachment pot three months bef...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582372462014-07-30T08:09:49.571-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T08:09:49.571-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237246@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:09:49 MDT Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236878-79/bank-gop-export-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236878-79/bank-gop-export-republican.html.csp">Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES BABINGTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T10:10:01.931-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 10:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren’t either. And yet Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is talking about the bank on the campaign trail, portraying it as a job creator that must be protected against tea party ideologues. “We’ve got to do more so support our export capabilities. We’ve got to make sure we keep Virginia competitive in the global economy,” Warner told all of a dozen unionized port workers in Norfolk at an event M...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368782014-07-29T10:10:01.931-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T10:10:01.931-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236878@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:10:01 MDT Carlson: Tea party versus business backers in the bayou http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236927-82/chamber-republican-tea-landrieu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236927-82/chamber-republican-tea-landrieu.html.csp">Carlson: Tea party versus business backers in the bayou</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Margaret Carlson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T10:02:31.367-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to the New York Times’s Joe Nocera, national political director Rob Engstrom told the heads of the chamber’s regional groups that the mother ship planned to support Louisiana’s Mary L. Landrieu in a close race against three Republicans. The chamber has always liked Landrieu, giving her its Spirit of Enter...</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> 58236927@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:02:31 MDT Milbank: Republican ideology is killing people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236880-82/neal-medicaid-hospital-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236880-82/neal-medicaid-hospital-mayor.html.csp">Milbank: Republican ideology is killing people</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="2014-07-29T14:21:46.39-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 02:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • On July 1, the hospital in rural Belhaven, N.C., closed — a victim, in part, of the decision by the state’s governor and legislature to reject the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. Six days later, 48-year-old Portia Gibbs, a local resident, had a heart attack. The medevac to take her to the next-nearest hospital (as many as 84 miles away, depending on where you live) didn’t get there in time. “She spent the last hour of her life in a parking lot at a high school waiting for a h...</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> 58236880@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:46 MDT Will: In Oregon, a doctor calls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232721-82/wehby-largest-oregon-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232721-82/wehby-largest-oregon-percent.html.csp">Will: In Oregon, a doctor calls</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="2014-07-28T09:50:26.609-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PORTLAND, Ore. • “Are you kidding?” This is Monica Wehby’s amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate. For 17 of her 52 years she has been a pediatric neurosurgeon, holding in steady hands sharp steel and the fate of children’s brains. She probably can cope with the strains of legislative life. Today, her task is to persuade Oregonians to act on the cogent exhortation of her campaign’s bump...</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> 58232721@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:50:26 MDT Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face ‘intolerance’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216695-68/rubio-immigration-conservatives-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216695-68/rubio-immigration-conservatives-marriage.html.csp">Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face ‘intolerance’</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T19:17:19.545-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 07:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks he said were likely to get him attacked as a bigot, the Florida Republican also complained to the audience at Catholic University about liberals who defend abortion rights for women but not protections for “the unborn.” While Rubio has consistently held...</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> 58216695@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:19 MDT Paul Rolly: Utah GOP boss seeks A.G. probe of mystery phone calls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58173943-200/party-wright-county-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58173943-200/party-wright-county-gop.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Utah GOP boss seeks A.G. probe of mystery phone calls</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="2014-07-13T21:41:08.035-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State GOP Chairman James Evans has asked the Utah attorney general’s office to investigate robocalls to Davis County Republicans that indicated they came from the state party. The calls, directed to Davis County GOP precinct officers and delegates, asked if Phill Wright should continue as the county’s Republican chairman — even though he had not been a registered Republican for nearly the entire year that he has held that post. Evans says the calls weren’t authorized, but the caller ID indicate...</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> 58173943@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:41:08 MDT Governors skirt ‘radioactive’ Common Core at national meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180752-68/standards-common-core-governors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180752-68/standards-common-core-governors.html.csp">Governors skirt ‘radioactive’ Common Core at national meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIK SCHELZIG </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and STEVE PEOPLES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T21:38:01.622-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government’s intrusion into the classroom. The Common Core standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day meeting of the National Governors Association that ended Sunday, relegated to hallway discussions and closed-door meetings among governo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581807522014-07-13T21:38:01.622-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T21:38:01.622-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58180752@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:38:01 MDT Republican governors’ words shift on gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177216-68/marriage-republican-gay-governors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177216-68/marriage-republican-gay-governors.html.csp">Republican governors’ words shift on gay marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T19:09:40.158-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 07:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Deep in the nation’s Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years. While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition— in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to at...</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> 58177216@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:09:40 MDT Jason Chaffetz has gut feeling Mitt Romney runs again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58160676-90/romney-chaffetz-draft-mitt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58160676-90/romney-chaffetz-draft-mitt.html.csp">Jason Chaffetz has gut feeling Mitt Romney runs again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T21:35:23.037-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mitt Romney has consistently said he isn’t running for president again, but his friend Rep. Jason Chaffetz thinks otherwise. Chaffetz, R-Utah, caused a bit of a stir when he said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday evening that he believes Romney will launch a third bid for the White House. Reached early Tuesday by The Salt Lake Tribune, Chaffetz said his comments are based on gut feeling and not conversations with Romney or his family. Though it should be noted that Chaffetz is a Romney acolyte, w...</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> 58160676@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:35:23 MDT