REPUBLICANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REPUBLICANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah Republicans join GOP-led House in OKing suit vs. Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243176-68/obama-republicans-lawsuit-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243176-68/obama-republicans-lawsuit-democrats.html.csp">Utah Republicans join GOP-led House in OKing suit vs. Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T18:39:50.996-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before lawmakers were to begin a five-week summer recess, debate over the proposed lawsuit underscored the harshly partisan tone that has dominated the Congress...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582431762014-07-30T18:39:50.996-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T18:39:50.996-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243176@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:39:50 MDT U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238362-68/israel-defense-senate-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238362-68/israel-defense-senate-republicans.html.csp">U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER </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="2014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week’s end. “Let’s stop playing games,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance a necessity for the “life-or-death struggle Israel faces.” Graham and other supporters made their comments as Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment yet in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582383622014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238362@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:34 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 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 Robinson: GOP leaves Obama no choice on immigration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236855-82/gop-immigration-obama-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236855-82/gop-immigration-obama-law.html.csp">Robinson: GOP leaves Obama no choice on immigration</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="2014-07-29T10:12:40.322-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The Republican Party’s paralysis on immigration is so complete — and so utterly irresponsible — that President Obama has no choice but to act on his own. Just say the word immigration and most GOP members of Congress either change the subject or scurry away. Rather than tackle a suite of genuine issues whose obvious solutions would clearly benefit the nation, House Republicans prefer to pass yet more useless bills that seek — and fail — to take away people’s health insurance. Both p...</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> 58236855@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:12:40 MDT Boehner says he has no plans to impeach Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58236795-68/boehner-impeachment-obama-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58236795-68/boehner-impeachment-obama-says.html.csp">Boehner says he has no plans to impeach Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:15:02.76-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House. Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November’s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote. Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes steps to end deportations of large numbers of immigrants here illegally, as the White House is co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582367952014-07-29T09:15:02.76-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:15:02.76-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236795@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:15:02 MDT Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224904-68/obama-border-republicans-presidents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224904-68/obama-border-republicans-presidents.html.csp">Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T19:55:01.006-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. While citing progress in addressing the flow, he called on House Republicans to act on his request for emergency spending. With one week left before Congress’ August recess, Republicans were trying to unite behind a plan that would spend about one-fourth of what ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582249042014-07-25T19:55:01.006-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T19:55:01.006-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224904@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:55:01 MDT House advances lawsuit bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220526-68/lawsuit-republicans-law-legislation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220526-68/lawsuit-republicans-law-legislation.html.csp">House advances lawsuit bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T12:33:46.747-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit that accuses President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law. The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed. Republicans say the lawsuit is necessary because Obama is exceeding his authority as president by failing to carry out legislation that Congress passed and he signed into law. Democrats...</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> 58220526@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:33:46 MDT Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp">Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.611-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Republicans, in Utah and across the country, had taken one-tenth of the energy they’ve devoted to trying to kill the Affordable Care Act — and, with it, the most viable hope this nation has of raising its health care availability to the level of the civilized world — and instead devoted it to fixing Obamacare’s many rough edges, we’d have a pretty good system by now. Instead, GOP stalwarts such as Sen. Orrin Hatch and Gov. Gary Herbert are doing an I-told-you-do dance over what they imagine ...</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> 58215831@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215022-68/law-republicans-border-central.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215022-68/law-republicans-border-central.html.csp">House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:52:01.842-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. The proposals Wednesday morning amounted to a rebuke of Obama’s proposed solution to the crisis on the Southern Border. They put the House on a collision course with the Democratic-run Senate, and increased the likelihood that congressional efforts to address the crisis on the Southern Border, where una...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150222014-07-23T08:52:01.842-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:52:01.842-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215022@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:52:01 MDT Ponnuru: Republicans can capitalize on Obamacare rulings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214605-82/law-obamacare-exchanges-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214605-82/law-obamacare-exchanges-court.html.csp">Ponnuru: Republicans can capitalize on Obamacare rulings</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="2014-07-23T06:45:29.914-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 06:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Obamacare, the program, has been operating in violation of Obamacare, the law. That’s what the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled Tuesday morning: The Affordable Care Act authorizes federal authorities to offer tax credits to defray the cost of health insurance bought on exchanges — but only if those exchanges were established by state governments. The law does not authorize the credits for the 36 states that refused to set up exchanges and are relying instead on a federal exchange. So Pr...</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> 58214605@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:45:29 MDT Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198763-68/immigration-border-republicans-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198763-68/immigration-border-republicans-democrats.html.csp">Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T21:14:36.465-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Republicans in November and in the next presidential election. In the past month, the number of Americans who rank immigration as the nation’s top problem has tripled in surveys conducted by Gallup — putting the issue on par with the economy and unemployment as the most frequently named issues facing the count...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987632014-07-18T21:14:36.465-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T21:14:36.465-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198763@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:14:36 MDT Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196210-68/women-democrats-republicans-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196210-68/women-democrats-republicans-senate.html.csp">Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall</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="2014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall. Recent votes on “pay equity” and family leave issues were similarly aimed at women, who are increasingly crucial to Democrats’ election hopes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581962102014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196210@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:50:42 MDT Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195964-68/immigration-obama-america-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58195964-68/immigration-obama-america-border.html.csp">Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T19:15:14.264-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Prospects for action on the nation’s border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens of thousands of migrant children streaming into South Texas. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced plans to try to cancel out President Barack Obama’s two-year-old policy that granted work permits to hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581959642014-07-17T19:15:14.264-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:15:14.264-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195964@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:15:14 MDT Dionne: Democrats try to be pro-business populists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58193681-82/business-democrats-government-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58193681-82/business-democrats-government-party.html.csp">Dionne: Democrats try to be pro-business populists</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="2014-07-17T07:07:55.664-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Here’s the thing to watch in this year’s campaign: Democrats are trying to be populists and pro-business moderates at the same time. The tea party’s success in transforming the Republican Party is making this two-step possible as conservatism’s increasingly ferocious opposition to government creates points of friction with both business and middle-class constituencies. On the one hand: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., traveled to West Virginia on Monday to lift her party’s underdog S...</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> 58193681@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:07:55 MDT Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190950-68/democrats-senate-women-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190950-68/democrats-senate-women-republicans.html.csp">Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage</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="2014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s elections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed. Democrats sponsored the election-year bill to reverse last month’s Supreme Court ruling that closely held businesses with ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581909502014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190950@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:08:57 MDT House GOP advises: Move National Guard to border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188254-68/border-immigration-law-changes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188254-68/border-immigration-law-changes.html.csp">House GOP advises: Move National Guard to border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:58:51.3-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to south Texas and speeding Central American youths back home as their response to the immigration crisis that’s engulfing the border and testing Washington’s ability to respond. The recommendations, to come from a working group established by House Speaker John Boehner, will set up a clash with leading Democrats who oppose changing U.S. law to eliminate automatic immigration hearings for Central...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581882542014-07-15T21:58:51.3-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T21:58:51.3-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188254@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:58:51 MDT Orszag: Congress does nothing because we love extremists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186013-82/congress-polarization-view-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186013-82/congress-polarization-view-democrats.html.csp">Orszag: Congress does nothing because we love extremists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peter R. Orszag</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T08:22:24.122-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 08:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The most important problem facing our national government is political polarization, because it makes governing virtually impossible — unless one party can dominate the House, Senate and White House. What’s driving the problem? One view, favored by political scientist Alan Abramowitz of Emory University, is that Americans are growing more polarized and their increasingly extreme differences are reflected in Congress. Another view, associated with Morris Fiorina of Stanford University, is that po...</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> 58186013@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:22:24 MDT Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177217-68/fluke-allen-district-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177217-68/fluke-allen-district-california.html.csp">Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUDY LIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T13:06:09.556-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 01:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sacramento, Calif. • The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage — and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh — is hoping to make public policy of her own. Sandra Fluke is running as a first-time candidate for a seat in California’s state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from ...</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> 58177217@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:06:09 MDT Rogers: Impeachment talk strengthens Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58173250-82/obama-republicans-impeachment-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58173250-82/obama-republicans-impeachment-democrats.html.csp">Rogers: Impeachment talk strengthens Obama</a></h4>