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Candidates who turned presidential losses into gold. White House backs Sen. Lee's anti-spying bill. Mitt Romney to host summit in Utah in June.
Happy Friday. So, as we know, a bunch of people are going to run for president this time around. And only one will win. But what happens to those folks who tossed their hat in the ring only to come up short? Well, they got rich. Not everyone who runs for the White House comes out on top, but it is a good way to pad your own bank account. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at some also-rans who won at the bank. [http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/05/07/republican-also-rans-spun-presidential-primary-loss-into-gold/" target="_blank">WSJ]
Topping the news: President Barack Obama supports a bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee that would rein in domestic spying under the Patriot Act. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/2488321-155/white-house-urges-passage-of-lees" target="_blank">Trib] The White House tweeted out support just hours after an appellate court ruled NSA's bulk collection of phone data of Americans is overly broad and illegal. [http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nsa-bulk-phone-records-program-ruled-unlawful/story?id=30876415">ABCNews] [http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:50825f1458c942cc8b6a3d8afe7a5197">AP] [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/appeals-court-nsa-phone-surveillance-excessive/">CBSNews] [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/05/does-the-patriot-act-allow-bulk-surveillance/392651/">TheAtlantic]
-> Mitt Romney will host his E2 Summit in Utah in mid-June where major Republican presidential candidates like Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will mingle with big-money donors. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/2489305-155/mitt-romneys-summit-will-bring-2016">Trib] [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/05/07/mitt-romney-convenes-2016-contenders-donors-for-utah-retreat/">WaPost]
-> The Utah Republican Party is polling its members on how to proceed on SB54 and its caucus-convention process. [http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/5591-utah-gop-polling-members-on-sb54-opposition" target="_blank">UtahPolicy]
-> Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed an agreement with six other states to help prevent forest fires. [http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/utah-joins-six-other-western-states-to-spread-wild/15127/-Dpt6UajFU-roxC34oZIKA">ABC4]
Tweets of the day: From: @https://twitter.com/michellemumford?refsrc=email&s=11" target="_blank">MichelleMumford: "Clarify: county chair called 3 on ExecCmte 'mouthy women' because they spoke during mtg. Unacceptable. On other hand, created mvmt."
From @https://twitter.com/RepBrianKing" target="_blank">RepBrianKing: "You know you're getting old when you go to lunch with your big bros and the conversation centers on hearing aids and Medicare supplements."
Happy Birthday: To former state Reps. Phil Riesen and Rep. Kenneth Sumsion, Spencer Jenkins the public information officer for the State Board of Regents, former Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers, and state Sen. Mark Madsen. Our Saturday, happy birthday to Murray City Councilwoman Diane Wiley-Turner, former County Councilman Randy Horiuchi, Liddy Huntsman and Diana Lee Hirschi. And on Sunday, best wishes to state Rep. Lynn Hemingway and SL Co. Council Member Aimee Newton.
In other news: The new seat-belt law goes into effect starting Tuesday, so buckle up. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/2488073-155/click-it-or-ticket-utahs-tougher">Trib]
-> Pat Bagley weighs in on the debate over new science standards in middle schools. [http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2489218-155/bagley-cartoon-sexy-science-education" target="_blank">Trib]
-> Transportation apps Uber and Lyft are operating illegally at the Salt Lake City Airport, according to the airport's executive director. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/2483431-155/wild-west-uber-and-lyft-running">Trib]
-> Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker canoed down the Jordan River as part of his push for more recreation activities in city parks. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/2488785-155/slc-officials-announce-push-for-recreation">Trib]
-> Brian Schott and Bob Bernick discuss the Jade Helm conspiracy and the SLC mayoral race. [http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/5599-bernick-and-schott-on-politics-episode-236" target="_blank">UtahPolicy]
-> Paul Rolly notes that an elementary school teacher says he had to pledge money before getting a response from his state lawmaker. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/2483126-155/utah-lawmaker-finally-responds-once" target="_blank">Trib]
-> The Davis School District board voted to place a $298 million bond on the November 2015 ballot. The bond will go towards creating new schools in the expanding district. [http://www.standard.net/Government/2015/05/07/Davis-School-District-Authorizes-Bond-for-Ballot.html">StandEx]
Nationally: President Barack Obama highlighted Nike as an example company for his Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Nike's reputation for poor workplace environment and pay made critics of the decision upset. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-obama-picked-nike-to-pitch-trade/">CBSNews] [http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-obama-engagement-20150507-story.html">LATimes] [http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2015/05/07/obama-free-trade-nike-oregon/70937482">USAToday]
-> The Senate passed a bill to review the nuclear agreement with Iran. Only one senator voted against it. [http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/07/politics/senate-iran-bill-procedural-vote/index.html">CNN] [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us/politics/iran-bill-republicans.html?_r=0">NYTimes] [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/senate-to-hold-test-vote-on-iran-nuclear-bill/2015/05/07/a85a2fd8-f488-11e4-bca5-21b51bbdf93e_story.html">WaPost]
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