REPUBLICANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REPUBLICANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Robinson: Elizabeth Warren makes the case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58542890-82/warren-republicans-election-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58542890-82/warren-republicans-election-party.html.csp">Robinson: Elizabeth Warren makes the case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T19:57:13.41-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 07:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to. The Massachusetts Democrat has become the brightest ideological and rhetorical light in a party whose prospects are dimmed by — to use a word Jimmy Carter never uttered — malaise. Her weekend swing through Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa to rally the faithful displayed something no other potential contender for the 2016 presidential nomination, including Hillary Clinton, seems abl...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58542890@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:57:13 MDT GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542397-68/law-governors-republican-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58542397-68/law-governors-republican-republicans.html.csp">GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T19:30:02.386-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors are negotiating with the Democratic ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585423972014-10-20T19:30:02.386-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-20T19:30:02.386-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58542397@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:02 MDT Dionne: The blue-collar imperative for Democrats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58539049-82/democrats-clinton-working-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58539049-82/democrats-clinton-working-class.html.csp">Dionne: The blue-collar imperative for Democrats</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="2014-10-19T19:10:27.171-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 07:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON -- In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn is giving Republicans a real scare in a Senate race the GOP thought it had put away. Some of her new momentum comes from a sustained attack on David Perdue, her businessman foe, for his work shipping American jobs overseas. One ad includes a quotation from Perdue about his outsourcing past: “Defend it? I’m proud of it.” The tagline: “David Perdue, he’s not for you.” Meanwhile in Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes, trailing in the polls against Sena...</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> 58539049@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:10:27 MDT Mia’s gotta Love it: Forecasters predict a GOP sweep in Utah’s House races http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58533381-90/love-com-utah-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58533381-90/love-com-utah-gop.html.csp">Mia’s gotta Love it: Forecasters predict a GOP sweep in Utah’s House races</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T13:10:15.072-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 01:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • If you trust political forecasters, you can already tell Mia Love congratulations. And Reps. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart deserve a pat on their backs for claiming re-election to the House. Several prognosticators suggest a high probability of a GOP sweep in Utah’s House races with Love defeating Democrat Doug Owens and the rest of the delegation keeping their titles in landslides. The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage offers a 99 percent likelihood that all of Utah’s 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> 58533381@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:10:15 MDT Letter: Remember, don’t vote for Democrats http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58524870-82/democrats-push-republicans-vote.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58524870-82/democrats-push-republicans-vote.html.csp">Letter: Remember, don’t vote for Democrats</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T16:57:17.02-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 04:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before you vote, remember: 1. Harry Reid and Senate Democrats refused all compromise with Republicans last year, forcing a government shutdown; Republicans voted to partially fund government where there was bipartisan agreement. 2. Democrats push for restrictive, strangling energy rules, removing our freedom of choice. 3. Democrats push for amnesty for illegal immigrants, unfairly hurting all taxpaying citizens as Dems require increased funds to provide ever more programs for uneducated, unskil...</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> 58524870@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:57:17 MDT Obama waiting for midterm to name attorney general http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58520718-68/obama-senate-attorney-perez.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58520718-68/obama-senate-attorney-perez.html.csp">Obama waiting for midterm to name attorney general</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NEDRA PICKLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T18:38:52.4-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama does not plan to announce his choice for attorney general before the November elections, shielding the nomination from the midterm election politics while setting up a potential year-end showdown with the lame duck Senate. Senate Democrats have asked Obama to wait so controversy doesn’t arise over whether they will support a specific nominee, and the delay gives Obama more time to consider his options. A White House official told The Associated Press Tuesday ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585207182014-10-14T18:38:52.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-14T18:38:52.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58520718@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:38:52 MDT Ponnuru: Why immigration reform is still dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58519177-82/bill-immigration-republicans-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58519177-82/bill-immigration-republicans-president.html.csp">Ponnuru: Why immigration reform is still dead</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="2014-10-14T06:03:43.198-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 06:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Would a Republican takeover of the Senate improve the prospects that an immigration bill will get to President Barack Obama’s desk? That theory is making the rounds — and some of the people who oppose the dominant approach to immigration reform are starting to worry about it. The theory goes like this: A lot of Republicans, having just taken full control of Congress and seeking the presidency in 2016, will want to show that they can govern. And many of them think that they need to deal with immi...</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> 58519177@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:03:43 MDT Milbank: The FEC is the poster child for a broken Washington http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58515399-82/fec-ravel-disclosure-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58515399-82/fec-ravel-disclosure-washington.html.csp">Milbank: The FEC is the poster child for a broken Washington</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="2014-10-13T05:22:50.071-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 05:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission. The agency that oversees our campaign-finance system, by law led by three Democratic and three Republican appointees, has come to a complete halt because of partisan deadlock. For five years, it has written virtually no significant regulations and done virtually no significant enforcement of election law. If you’ve been t...</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> 58515399@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:22:50 MDT Hatch to GOP: Be party of solutions, not shutdowns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58500308-90/hatch-republicans-speech-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58500308-90/hatch-republicans-speech-president.html.csp">Hatch to GOP: Be party of solutions, not shutdowns</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="2014-10-08T22:37:31.082-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Orrin Hatch called on fellow Republicans Wednesday to show that “we are a party not of shutdowns, but solutions.” He added, “We must not be defined only by what we are against. We must offer an alternative, affirmative agenda that can capture the public’s attention,” just as Republicans did under President Ronald Reagan. Hatch said that in a policy speech at Reagan’s California ranch, and suggested an agenda of restoring constitutional principles that he said President Barack Obama has ign...</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> 58500308@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:37:31 MDT Milbank: Don’t be too proud of this Big Data monster you’ve constructed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58500294-82/percent-models-data-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58500294-82/percent-models-data-election.html.csp">Milbank: Don’t be too proud of this Big Data monster you’ve constructed</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="2014-10-08T16:37:32.142-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: the need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won. But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision. We know, for example, with 98 percent certainty, that Sen. Kay Hagan, an embattled Democrat, will win re-election in North Carolina next month. We are even more certain — 99 percent — that Sen. Mitch McConnell, a vulnerable Republican, will keep his seat in...</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> 58500294@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:37:32 MDT Letter: Romney should have stuck to his health plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58485297-82/plan-health-romney-accepted.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58485297-82/plan-health-romney-accepted.html.csp">Letter: Romney should have stuck to his health plan</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T10:31:02.28-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Too bad Mitt did not stay on track with the health care plan he brought to Massachusetts. He would have been a shoo-in for the 2016 presidential race and had a political win to brag about if he had stuck to his convictions and used his business know-how to have an American health care plan that worked. He could have united Democrats and Republicans in doing something constructive for the 99 percent. The states that accepted Obamacare are happy with it. Utah would have been even happy and accept...</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> 58485297@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:31:02 MDT Dionne: Gratitude? Fuggedaboutit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58489713-82/democrats-obama-economy-jobs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58489713-82/democrats-obama-economy-jobs.html.csp">Dionne: Gratitude? Fuggedaboutit</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="2014-10-06T15:11:48.555-06:00">Updated Oct 6, 2014 03:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As Ken Burns’ superb documentary on the Roosevelts reminded us, “Happy Days Are Here Again” is one of the most evocative anthems in the history of the Democratic Party. You have to ask: Why aren’t the Democrats, and the country, singing it loudly now? A party controlling the White House could not ask for much more from economic numbers than the Democrats got in Friday’s jobs report, issued a month and a day before the midterm elections. Unemployment fell to 5.9 percent, the lowest ...</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> 58489713@www.sltrib.com Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:11:48 MDT Krauthammer: The real reason winning the Senate matters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58484017-82/senate-agenda-obama-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58484017-82/senate-agenda-obama-republicans.html.csp">Krauthammer: The real reason winning the Senate matters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Krauthammer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T06:38:04.253-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 06:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON -- You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s why. In midterms, it’s all right to be the party of no. The 2010 election, for example, was a referendum on the liberal overreach of the first two Obama years. Result? A Democratic “shellacking,” said President Obama. The massive stimulus, (the failed) cap-and-trade and Obamacare created a ...</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> 58484017@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:38:04 MDT Obama touts economic gains under his watch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58482321-68/obama-economic-economy-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58482321-68/obama-economic-economy-percent.html.csp">Obama touts economic gains under his watch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T15:35:02.392-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Evanston, Ill. • President Barack Obama acknowledged his pivotal role in the midterm political campaign Thursday, arguing that the November congressional elections are a referendum on his economic policies and blaming Republicans for blocking his efforts to boost wages and create more jobs. In a speech at Northwestern University that marked a shift in attention from foreign entanglements to domestic concerns, Obama laid claim to an economic recovery that he said has made steady progress, yet he ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584823212014-10-02T15:35:02.392-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-02T15:35:02.392-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58482321@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:35:02 MDT Washington Post: Confirmation dysfunction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58480873-82/confirmation-nominees-senate-holder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58480873-82/confirmation-nominees-senate-holder.html.csp">Washington Post: Confirmation dysfunction</a></h4>