SENATE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SENATE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409598-68/obama-president-republicans-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409598-68/obama-president-republicans-senate.html.csp">Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Special Correspondent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls. That means that House Republicans who recently voted to sue President Barack Obama for what they say is his failure to obey the Constitution seem likely to hand him new war powers to combat militants seeking an Islamic state. At the same time, legislation seems on track to ext...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584095982014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409598@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:53:05 MDT Op-ed: Brand USA puts tourism dollars in Utahns’ pockets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406632-82/utah-brand-usa-tourism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406632-82/utah-brand-usa-tourism.html.csp">Op-ed: Brand USA puts tourism dollars in Utahns’ pockets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nan Anderson, Scott Beck and Vicki Varela</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:02.058-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is never a wrong time to visit Utah. The beauty of our landscapes, destinations, amusements, resorts and communities is that each season provides visitors a unique and authentic opportunity to experience all that we are able to enjoy each and every day. It is for that reason Utah is a big tourist attraction to both international and domestic tourists, and also why tourism is an economic juggernaut for Utah. You may be surprised to know that tourism in this state delivers more than $7 bill...</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> 58406632@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:02 MDT Lee, Cruz vow to block any lame-duck action http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58402569-90/bill-block-budget-cruz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58402569-90/bill-block-budget-cruz.html.csp">Lee, Cruz vow to block any lame-duck action</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T20:27:15.102-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz say they will block any non-emergency legislation that Democrats try to push through after the mid-term elections, arguing that the lame-duck session shouldn’t be used to enact sweeping measures like immigration reform. The tea-party duo, whose fight against Obamacare led to the 16-day government shutdown last year, also argue that a temporary budget fix should extend until next year so that members of Congress who aren’t seeking re-election or who are de...</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> 58402569@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:27:15 MDT Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402479-77/domestic-nfl-senators-tolerance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402479-77/domestic-nfl-senators-tolerance.html.csp">Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. The senators say they are “shocked and disgusted” by the video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious. They wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday. Their letter says the senators are deeply concerned that a new policy he announced last month would let a player commit a violent act and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584024792014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402479@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:46 MDT Bloomberg View: Obama’s immigration retreat shows power of political fear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398102-82/immigrants-obama-undocumented-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398102-82/immigrants-obama-undocumented-senate.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Obama’s immigration retreat shows power of political fear</a></h4>