Topping the news: Anti-Mormon sentiment among Republicans is at an all-time low as loyal party members rally around their nominee. [Trib]
-> A parade float featuring a man in an Obama mask and a sign saying, "Ask us about our assault gun plan" causes controversy in a small Utah town. [Trib] [ABC4]
Today's News: Paul Rolly says the Legislature would prefer the courts not to follow the literal wording of a statute they don't like, but rather their "legislative intent." [Trib]
-> Experts weigh in on how Mayor Mia Love compares to Rep. Jim Matheson's past opponents. Conclusion: She is one of the most unique and one of the most conservative. [DNews]
-> The battle over the FLDS assets could end up costing Utah taxpayers millions. [Trib]
-> A switch to e-filing at Utah courts could free up 60 clerical spots but also heavily ding the bike messenger business. [Trib]
-> Salt Lake City may have to pick up the tab for the second phase of the Sugar House street car since federal money isn't flowing like it used to. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @BorowitzReport: "Only a billion more lies until the election."
Behind the scenes: Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog offers the details of who got the high court's decision right on the Affordable Care Act and how CNN and Fox got it wrong. [SCOTUSblog]
Opinion section: A Utah physician says Utah's policies on preventing fires are foolish and only serve to turn the state into "kindling." [Trib]
-> A Utah doctor says the Affordable Healthcare Act is imperfect, but shouldn't be "repealed and replaced," instead it should be worked on and improved. [Trib]
-> The director of a free clinic says the Medicaid expansion won't be too costly for the state and definately worth it. [Trib]
-> Rolly says a group of conservative thinkers want the Common Core Standards which standardizes school curriculum trashed and replaced. [Trib]
-> Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb dissect the healthcare ruling and what it means for Utah politics. [DNews]
-> Pat Bagley's take on climate change with an ice age point of view. [Trib]
-> Ex-Sen. Bob Bennett tries to set the facts straight in the case of Bush v. Gore since folks are raising it int he wake of the Supreme Court health care ruling. [DNews]
Weekend Review: Both the government and everyday citizens do their part to reach pollution reduction goals. [Trib]
-> D.C. Notebook: Romney continues pulling in the dough from Utah, Sen. Orrin Hatch was special guest to conservatives' new foe and Sen. Mike Lee comes around to endorse Hatch. [Trib]
-> Jon Huntsman continues his dissent from GOP, skipping the convention and says the party has lost its way. [Trib]
-> Big changes are heading to the Utah Legislature in as far as turnover but not political power. [DNews]
-> The Park City mayor won't endorse either Rep. Rob Bishop or his Democratic opponent, Donna McAleer. [ParkRecord]
-> Mia Love supports a pay cut for members of Congress. [ABCNews] (Missing context: the story doesn't mention that Rep. Jim Matheson donates his latest pay raise to charity annually)
-> BYU's Joel Campbell offers a quiz on open government laws/rights. [Trib]
-> A higher rate of volunteering doesn't, as previously suggested, translate into more voter turnout. [UtahDataPoints]
-> Private land inside Zion National Park could become a new posh subdivision, conservations fear. [Trib]
-> The additional liquor licenses seem to only be a temporary fix to an ailing industry. Lawmakers will be in the same predicament in one year's time. [Trib]
-> A neighbor fighting the new LDS Church missionary training center building backs off after church leaders reach out to him. [Herald]
2012 Watch: Democrats take aim at Romney's offshore accounts, demanding more tax information. [TheHill] [Reuters]
-> It's no secret that Rob Portman wants to be Romney's VP. He says Romney's time at Bain should't be shameful. [CNN]
-> Another potential veep pick, Marco Rubio, is holding a rund-raiser for Romney. [ABCNews]
-> Latest poll on swing states shows Obama in the lead by an inch. [CNN]
-> Romney is much more low key on civil rights issues as opposed to his dad in his 1968 bid for the White House. [LATimes]
-> The next big event in the race is Romney's running mate decision. Will he pick early, to boost fundraising potential? Or announce around the time of the GOP convention? [WaPost]
-> Romney fund-raises in the Hamptons at the home of one of the Kock brothers and finds a protest by the "99 percent." [Newsday] Two boaters are arrested at the event for crossing a Secret Service line. [Patch]
-> Romney first got on the public's good side during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Some would suggest he wouldn't have a political future if they had not been in danger. [Salon]
-> Could Obama's biggest threat come from his own party? [Politico]
Where are they?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz attends a briefing at the National Security Agency and manages the House floor debate for Republican's jobs bill.
SL Co. Mayor Peter Corroon continues his visit to Yuzowa, Japan, a sister city to the Magna Township.
WVC Mayor Mike Winder meets with Taiwan Governor Lin, Junq-Tzer.
President Barack Obama does interviews with anchors from Louisiana, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nevada. The president later attends two fund-raisers in Washington.
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