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Published July 10, 2014 7:36 am
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When members of Congress vote the wrong way. Utah takes same-sex marriage to the Supremes. Trib/DNews owners want lawsuit tossed.

Happy Thursday. Members of Congress are just like us: they make mistakes. But when the mistake is voting the wrong way they often own up to it publicly in the Congressional Record noting that when they said yea, they actually meant nay. House members have mistakenly voted the wrong way 112 times in the last few years. The New York Times noted that Rep. Chris Stewart was among the mix, though we're sure other Utahns have hit the wrong button on occasion, too. [NYTimes]

Topping the news: Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is skipping a full 10th Circuit Court review and appealing the same-sex marriage ruling directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. [Trib] [DNews] [KUTV] [Fox13] [UtahPolicy]

-> 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.

Got a tip? A birthday, wedding or anniversary to announce? Email us at cornflakes@sltrib.com. If you haven't already, sign up for our weekday email and get this sent directly to your inbox. [Trib]

— Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner Twitter.com/thomaswburr and Twitter.com/CourtneyLTanner






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