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News roundup: Tea party group goes after Fox News

Published March 25, 2013 7:22 am
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Tea party angst aimed at Fox News. Matheson versus Love, the rematch. Republicans reject caucus changes.

Happy Monday. A group of tea party activists boycotted Fox News over the weekend, arguing that the conservative media giant has gone soft since November's election, particularly on issues such as immigration. [Beast]

Topping the news: State Republican leaders push their central committee to approve changes to the caucus system in hopes of heading off a petition effort to let candidates bypass the system altogether. Delegates were hesitant to back efforts to make it harder for candidates to avoid a primary. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed a bill that would allow Utahns to concealed carry guns without a permit and some in the Legislature want to try to override him. [Trib]

-> Time for a rematch: Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love filed her federal paperwork to take on Rep. Jim Matheson once again in 2014. [Trib] [Fox13]

Tweets of the day: From @gopTODD: "Since the #utpol tried to start 'avoiding primaries,' the voter participation rate in Utah has plummeted."

From @ChaseEverton: "Random thought on Zion Curtain: aren't the colorful drink menus more enticing than seeing a drink being made?"

Opinion section: Paul Rolly argues that not only was two legislators' questioning of a PTA president rude, but it also reveals systemic issues in the Legislature. [Trib]

-> And Rolly says the way to kill something the LDS Church likes in Utah County is to point out that President Barack Obama supports it. [Trib]

-> George Pyle says ObamaCare isn't actually socialist in nature, and thus its critics are missing the point. [Trib]

-> An English teacher from Wasatch Junior High says standardized testing is overwhelming educators' ability to teach. [Trib]

-> Ty Markham calls for the protection of the state's public lands. [Trib]

-> Freshman state Sen. Jim Dabakis, who doubles as the state Democratic chairman, describes his first legislative session. [Trib]

-> A prison education activists says taxpayers and inmates lose in relocating the Utah State Prison. [Trib]

-> Life-saving surgery should be extended to communities around the world, says a Utah surgeon. [Trib]

-> A Utah businessman applauds the Utah Legislature for managing the state efficiently. [Trib]

-> A West Valley City Councilman gives police officers a nod. [Trib]

-> Brian Moench examines the connection between the Snake Valley "water grab" and Utah's winter inversions. [Trib]

-> LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli take a look at the aftermath of the legislative session. [DNews]

-> John Florez says it's the "invisible baggage" – hunger, poverty, health issues – that keep kids from learning. [DNews]

-> Jay Evensen laments what he sees as the sexualization of young girls. [DNews]

-> Former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist says he agrees with Bill Maher when it comes to taxing the wealthy. [DNews]

-> Former Sen. Bob Bennett argues that the world is better off because of the Iraq War. [DNews]

Weekend in review: Salt Lake County wants to buy the land under the Salt Palace from the LDS Church and if it does so in the next few years it will come at a significant discount. [Trib]

-> Sen. Mike Lee said that a budget proposed by Democrats, which would raise about $1 trillion in revenue from taxing the wealthy, is a moral misstep. [Trib]

-> In our D.C. Notebook we discuss Sen. Mike Lee using a metaphor involving spoiled chocolate pudding to illustrate his desire to see more responsibility for governance. [Trib]

-> The Utah County Republican Party opted to not adopt the Utah Compact as its official immigration platform. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Chevron already faced some tough questions from federal regulators before its pipeline began leaking near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. [Trib]

-> Unlike neighboring cities, West Valley City's civilian review board is not autonomous or open about its investigations into police actions. [Trib]

-> Syracuse goes to mail only voting in hopes of boosting participation. [Trib]

Nationally: Republican fundraisers are seeing a chance to unlock big dollars from donors in states like New York and California as the party softens its stance on gay marriage. [Politico]

-> This week, the Supreme Court will hear two cases dealing with same-sex marriage, but with most state laws banning it and public opinion swinging toward it, expect caution from the justices. [WaPost]

-> Chief Justice John Roberts's lesbian cousin will sit in seating reserved for his family during Tuesday's session. [LATimes]

Where are they?

Gov. Gary Herbert hits a retreat for the Republican Governors Association.

SLC Mayor Ralph Becker has a general budget meeting, an airport budget meeting, a city attorney budget meeting, a performing arts center meeting and a Sugar House streetcar meeting.

President Barack Obama hits a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians, designates five new National Monuments along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and holds a Passover seder with First Lady Michelle Obama.

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— Matt Canham and Emily Andrews Twitter.com/mattcanham and Twitter.com/emilytandrews






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