SENATE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SENATE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343263-68/ads-vote-campaign-carolina.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343263-68/ads-vote-campaign-carolina.html.csp">Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHILIP ELLIOTT and CATHERINE LUCEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T13:26:21.966-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE — Labor Day kicks off a two-month sprint toward Election Day. This story is part of a package that sets the stage for the November elections. Des Moines, Iowa • Iowa’s airwaves are already jammed with ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority. The ads come one after another in an onslaught of spin that galls voters. “In Iowa you see a lot of ads. You learn to identify the ones that are trying to feed you full ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432632014-08-27T13:26:21.966-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T13:26:21.966-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343263@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:26:21 MDT Mercury News: Only yes means yes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58321726-82/yes-california-sexual-assault.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58321726-82/yes-california-sexual-assault.html.csp">Mercury News: Only yes means yes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By XXXXXX</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:32:26.539-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Are the California Legislature’s proposed regulations for sexual conduct on colleges campuses yet another intrusion by a nanny state into the bedroom? That’s how critics dismiss lawmakers’ attempt to combat alarmingly common sexual assaults on women at California’s colleges and universities. But it’s nonsense. When you look at the problem in search of an actual solution rather than a libertarian cliche, the point of the legislation — “yes means yes” — makes a lot more sense as a consent standard...</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> 58321726@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:32:26 MDT Letter: House obstructs by passing worthless bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284492-82/senate-bills-august-henkels.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284492-82/senate-bills-august-henkels.html.csp">Letter: House obstructs by passing worthless bills</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:55:01.777-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Larry Henkels (“Senate is true congressional obstruction,” August 8) blames inaction in the U.S. Senate on bills passed by the House of Representatives as being the reason for the current stalemate in Congress. May I respectfully suggest that Mr. Henkels really take a look at these bills being passed by the House? I suggest that if they actually contained anything positive, useful or helpful to the U.S. and U.S. citizens, they would be considered by the Senate. Unfortunately, most of them are ba...</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> 58284492@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:55:01 MDT Rolly: Former Utah legislator is in wrong place at wrong time — again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58272722-90/frank-sltrib-district-seat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58272722-90/frank-sltrib-district-seat.html.csp">Rolly: Former Utah legislator is in wrong place at wrong time — again</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="2014-08-11T07:29:44.285-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Rep. Craig Frank has shown time and time again that he would love to get back into the Legislature. But when it comes to meeting residency requirements, he might have the worst timing of any politician in recent memory. Frank was about as gung-ho a right-wing tea party lawmaker as anyone in Utah’s Capitol Hill. He often boasted of his libertarianism and anti-big-government passion on Facebook. He was a tireless champion of education reforms that favored public charter schools while his 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> 58272722@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:29:44 MDT Democrats search for replacement in US Senate race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58277383-68/senate-democrats-former-walsh.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58277383-68/senate-democrats-former-walsh.html.csp">Democrats search for replacement in US Senate race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LISA BAUMANN and MATTHEW BROWN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:00:08.976-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helena, Mont. • Montana Democrats were casting about Friday for a last-minute U.S. Senate candidate to take on Republican Rep. Steve Daines, after their hopes to hold the seat in November suffered a huge blow with the withdrawal of incumbent Sen. John Walsh amid plagiarism allegations. Those mentioned as potential stand-ins for Walsh include former state Reps. Franke Wilmer of Bozeman and Amanda Curtis of Butte, state Sen. Dave Wanzenried and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger. But several top names have ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582773832014-08-11T09:00:08.976-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T09:00:08.976-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58277383@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:08 MDT Sargent: Obamacare fades as a major campaign issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267612-82/obamacare-percent-uninsured-arkansas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267612-82/obamacare-percent-uninsured-arkansas.html.csp">Sargent: Obamacare fades as a major campaign issue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Greg Sargent</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T15:36:45.63-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 03:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gallup finds that three of the largest drops in the rate of the uninsured just happened to take place in states with the hardest-fought Senate races: “Arkansas and Kentucky lead all other states in the sharpest reductions in their uninsured rate among adult residents since the health-care law’s requirement to have insurance took effect at the beginning of the year. Delaware, Washington and Colorado round out the top five. All 10 states that report the largest declines in uninsured rates expanded...</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> 58267612@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:36:45 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 Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ leaving Legislature to head Tax Commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58259173-90/attorney-commission-herbert-laws.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58259173-90/attorney-commission-herbert-laws.html.csp">Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ leaving Legislature to head Tax Commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T22:27:10.964-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. John Valentine, a fixture in the Utah Legislature since 1988 and the major force behind Utah’s liquor laws for the past decade, will leave the Senate to head the Utah Tax Commission. The Utah County tax attorney, who is the second-longest-serving active lawmaker and was president of the Senate for four years, technically still must be confirmed by the Senate, but approval by his colleagues is almost certain. “I’m sure there will be a lot of people celebrating that Mr. Liquor is leaving 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> 58259173@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:27:10 MDT Bloomberg View: Time to rein in the CIA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251226-82/cia-agency-report-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251226-82/cia-agency-report-committee.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Time to rein in the CIA</a></h4>