REPUBLICANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REPUBLICANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Maddow: An interesting year of three-ways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58440942-82/independent-democrats-party-race.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58440942-82/independent-democrats-party-race.html.csp">Maddow: An interesting year of three-ways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rachel Maddow</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T11:21:45.467-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The elections held in a president’s sixth year in office do not tend to be a happy thing for that president’s party. Over the past century, the party that holds the White House has lost an average of 29 seats in the House in sixth-year midterms. The only exception was 1998, when Bill Clinton’s Democrats picked up five House seats — Democrats call that the miracle of Newt Gingrich. Absent the prospect of another blue moon like that rising in the next six weeks, this year’s elections look like the...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58440942@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:21:45 MDT Senate ready to support Obama on Syrian rebel aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428618-68/obama-senate-iraq-legislation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428618-68/obama-senate-iraq-legislation.html.csp">Senate ready to support Obama on Syrian rebel aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:08:28.422-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East. The legislation also provides funding for the government after the end of the budget year on Sept. 30, eliminating any threat of a shutdown in the run-up to November elections for a new House and control of the Senate. The House approved the bill on Wednesday. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286182014-09-18T17:08:28.422-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T17:08:28.422-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428618@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:08:28 MDT Ponnuru: Democrats shouldn’t rely on pot and gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58427681-82/abortion-democrats-marriage-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58427681-82/abortion-democrats-marriage-public.html.csp">Ponnuru: Democrats shouldn’t rely on pot and gay marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ramesh Ponnuru</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T05:53:20.03-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After George W. Bush won re-election in 2004, Democrats had a bit of a freak-out about social issues. Prominent strategists, and even their losing presidential candidate, John Kerry, blamed the defeat partly on the perception that they were too extreme on abortion. This year, Democrats have no such worries. They’re campaigning hard on social issues, saying it’s their opponents who are out of step with the public. And many Republicans are responding defensively: The most prominent Republican ad o...</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> 58427681@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:53:20 MDT House votes to arm Syrian rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58426143-68/obama-forces-vote-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58426143-68/obama-forces-vote-state.html.csp">House votes to arm Syrian rebels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T20:47:01.59-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 08:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria. The 273-156 vote crossed party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress marked by near-ceaseless partisanship. Top Republican and Democratic leaders backed Obama’s plan seven week...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584261432014-09-17T20:47:01.59-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T20:47:01.59-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58426143@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:47:01 MDT Milbank: Republicans saddle up their brigade of warhorses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424401-82/ground-war-obama-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424401-82/ground-war-obama-republicans.html.csp">Milbank: Republicans saddle up their brigade of warhorses</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="2014-09-17T11:55:59.781-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was testifying Tuesday about the need for military action in Syria and Iraq when Ann Wright, an anti-war demonstrator in the audience, rose and began shouting: “No more war! No more war!” Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Armed Services Committee, hammered the gavel. “You’re acting very war-like yourself,” he told Wright. Must be going around. With extraordinary speed, the nation and its leaders have rallied behind war to defeat the Islamic Stat...</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> 58424401@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:55:59 MDT Waldman: Views on Islamic State don’t follow party lines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420066-82/percent-republicans-democrats-action.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420066-82/percent-republicans-democrats-action.html.csp">Waldman: Views on Islamic State don’t follow party lines</a></h4>