REPUBLICANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REPUBLICANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ponnuru: Lee vs. Ryan on how to cut federal taxes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338883-82/tax-percent-rate-ryan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338883-82/tax-percent-rate-ryan.html.csp">Ponnuru: Lee vs. Ryan on how to cut federal taxes</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="2014-08-27T13:19:19.004-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few days ago, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin waded into a debate among his fellow Republicans about how they should think about tax policy. His words carry weight among Republicans: They almost universally respect his judgment on economic policy, and partly as a result have decided to make him chairman of the tax-writing committee of the House should they keep control of it in November’s elections. Some Republicans, notably Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, have argued that the party’s perennial focus on cu...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58338883@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:19 MDT If he runs, Mitt Romney’s the man to beat in 2016, poll says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58317407-64/romney-percent-zogby-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58317407-64/romney-percent-zogby-gop.html.csp">If he runs, Mitt Romney’s the man to beat in 2016, poll says</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="2014-08-20T10:46:59.259-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Should Mitt Romney decide to run, he would be the man to beat.” That’s the take of pollster John Zogby and it’s based on an online survey of likely Republican primary voters conducted last week. Zogby sized up the 2016 field, gauging the strength of 13 GOP contenders and in that crowd Romney claimed 20 percent. That may not sound high, but consider that the second place was the generic “other candidate” with 17 percent. In the second tier was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with 12 percent, Kent...</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> 58317407@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:46:59 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 Dionne: Plain vanilla bipartisanship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272100-82/plain-vanilla-congress-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272100-82/plain-vanilla-congress-republicans.html.csp">Dionne: Plain vanilla bipartisanship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T13:33:01.045-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our country a modestly better place? Is there a plain vanilla agenda that might pass muster across party lines? If you thought attitudes about Congress couldn’t get any worse, consider the Washington Post/ABC News poll’s finding this week that 51 percent of Americans disapproved of their own House member. This was the first time in the 25 years the poll has bee...</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> 58272100@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:33:01 MDT Milbank: An upending of reason in the House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251769-82/obama-authority-border-executive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251769-82/obama-authority-border-executive.html.csp">Milbank: An upending of reason in the House</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="2014-08-04T10:15:01.604-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • After conservatives on Thursday brought down House Speaker John Boehner’s bill to address the border crisis, the new House Republican leadership team issued a joint statement declaring that President Obama should fix the problem himself. “There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action,” the leadership quartet proclaimed, “to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their...</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> 58251769@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:15:01 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 Cepeda: Hearing lots of ‘Hispandering’ from both parties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58248046-82/immigration-democrats-hispanics-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58248046-82/immigration-democrats-hispanics-republicans.html.csp">Cepeda: Hearing lots of ‘Hispandering’ from both parties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:11:02.785-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • Whenever immigration matters heat up, a stream of “what it means” articles about potential Hispanic voting behavior is sure to follow. I suspect this happens because news outlets know that anything relating to the Latino vote is sure-fire clickbait. With recent speculation that President Obama might issue an executive order expanding his 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program so that other illegal immigrants could get two-year deportation reprieves — and the Republica...</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> 58248046@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:11:02 MDT House tumult shows immigration still flummoxes GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58256029-68/immigration-republicans-gop-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58256029-68/immigration-republicans-gop-party.html.csp">House tumult shows immigration still flummoxes GOP</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="2014-08-03T10:30:18.445-06:00">Updated Aug 3, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Midterm elections that will decide control of the Senate are three months away, and the 2016 presidential campaign will start in earnest soon after. Yet the Republican Party still can’t figure out what to do about illegal immigration. It’s the issue that vexed Republicans as much as any in their 2012 presidential loss. It’s the one problem the party declared it must resolve to win future presidential races. And it still managed to bedevil the party again last week, when House Republ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582560292014-08-03T10:30:18.445-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-03T10:30:18.445-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58256029@www.sltrib.com Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:30:18 MDT Bloomberg View: House Republicans’ dysfunction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250514-82/bill-republicans-bloomberg-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250514-82/bill-republicans-bloomberg-democrats.html.csp">Bloomberg View: House Republicans’ dysfunction</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ATTN: Editorial Page editors</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> (c) 2014, Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:30:07.702-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">House Republicans Thursday killed their own bill on the immigration crisis, which may be just as well: It wasn’t a bill so much as a meta-bill. Which is to say it was designed not to address the problem of scores of thousands of child immigrants showing up at the United States’s southern border, but the problem of Democrats saying House Republicans had failed to address the problem. Now that they have failed to achieve even that modest goal — the White House noted their failure within minutes — ...</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> 58250514@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:30:07 MDT Lowry: Constitutional crisis for fun and profit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250489-82/impeachment-president-democrats-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250489-82/impeachment-president-democrats-republicans.html.csp">Lowry: Constitutional crisis for fun and profit</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="2014-08-01T09:47:59.491-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Republicans and Democrats are consumed in a vicious debate over which party wants to talk about impeachment more. Democrats say it is lunatic Republicans who are scheming, as we speak, to impeach the president. Republicans say it is manipulative Democrats who are eager to play up the nonexistent chance of impeachment to motivate their voters in the midterm elections. It is certainly true that conservatives have talked about and advocated impeachment, most recently Sarah Palin in a call to arms. ...</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> 58250489@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:47:59 MDT Washington Post: House inaction is shameful http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250473-82/immigration-bill-border-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250473-82/immigration-bill-border-president.html.csp">Washington Post: House inaction is shameful</a></h4>