-> Newly released text messages between former AG Mark Shurtleff and his top deputy show a tense effect of the growing scandal with John Swallow. [Trib]
-> Owners of both The Salt Lake Tribune and The Deseret News want a federal judge to drop the lawsuit over the joint operating agreements between the two newspapers. [Trib] [DNews] [StandEx] [KSL] [Fox13]
-> A strong majority of Utahns favor comprehensive immigration reform, and three out of four want a path to citizenship included. [Trib] [DNews] [KSL]
Tweet of the day: From @mwev: "For #Brazil fans, this is kind of what it's like being a #Democrat in #utah on election night."
-> From @Dan_E_Solo: "Q: What did the horse-man say to Obama? A: Here's hoping the economy remains stable."
Happy Birthday: To former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist.
In other news: The Rainbow Family may be leaving Heber City for home, but they are also leaving a mess for cleanup crews. [Trib] [KUTV]
-> The West Jordan City Council said they will not conduct a study to examine the repercussions of a split from the Jordan School District, but they want to be prepared in case South Jordan decides to. [Trib]
-> A political blogger in Washington called 4th District congressional candidate Mia Love a "surefire winner." [DNews] [KSL]
-> Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott talk about a possible third run for Mitt Romney and the fact that Utah Democrats have more cash on hand than the Utah GOP in this week's videocast. [UtahPolicy]
-> Nineteen farmer's markets across Utah will take food stamps this year. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13]
-> Farmington city officials raised the general obligation bond price tag to $1 million to improve recreational facilities. [StandEx]
Nationally: House Speaker John Boehner may be suing President Barack Obama, but Boehner doesn't want to impeach the president. [WaPost]
-> Democrats in the Senate are drafting legislation to override the Supreme Court's ruling on religious exemptions on contraceptives in the Hobby Lobby case. [WaPost]
-> Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, was officially confirmed as the HUD secretary with a 71-26 vote in the Senate. Political analysts predict Castro could end up on the ballot as a vice presidential candidate in 2016. [WSJ] [Politico] [LATimes]
-> Edward Snowden asked Russia for an extension on what was supposed to be a temporary asylum in the country. [NYTimes]
Where are they?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz attends a NRCC morning meeting, leads an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on embassy construction and participates in a Judiciary markup.
Rep. Chris Stewart eats breakfast with Collin Powell, meets with state Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, attends a GOP conference and speaks with constituents.
Gov. Gary Herbert takes part in a NGA Executive Committee meeting in Nashville.
SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams participates in the National Association of Counties Annual Conference.
President Barack Obama attends a DNC roundtable, speaks at the Paramount Theatre in Austin and returns to the White House.
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