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Donald Trump: I have a Gucci store worth more than Romney. Senate passes Mike Lee's NSA reform bill. SLC Council votes to extend streetcar.

Happy Wednesday. We all know that Donald Trump's biggest support is ... Donald Trump. And he's not afraid to say it. The billionaire made sure to note that in the business world, he is more impressive than, say, that guy who won the nomination last time around.  "Nobody's been more successful than me. I'm the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn't successful like me. Romney — I have a Gucci store that's worth more than Romney," Trump said. [" target="_blank">MSNBC]

Topping the news: The Senate passed Sen. Mike Lee's USA Freedom Act that reforms the way the NSA can look at Americans' telephone records and President Barack Obama thanked the Utah Republican by name for his bill. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> Utah is ranked last out of all states and Washington, D.C., for student spending. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> The Salt Lake City Council voted to extend the Sugar House streetcar in a 4-3 vote. [" target="_blank">Trib] [" target="_blank">DNews]

-> A new poll shows Utahns favor term limits for elected officials. [" target="_blank">UtahPolicy]

Tweets of the day: From @" target="_blank">RexHuppke: "Already today there are 273 more GOP presidential candidates. Obama has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate."

-> From @" target="_blank">AaronBlakeWP: "Eric Snowden is my favorite Michigan State point guard/NSA leaker"

Happy Birthday: To Tribune investigative reporter Matt Canham and USU Eastern's Greg Dart.

Tune in: Is crime up or down in Salt Lake City? Salt Lake City Deputy Police Chief Tim Doubt, Salt Lake Police Association president Michael Millard and City Council member Erin Mendenhall join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about crime stats and response times. Watch Trib Talk live at 12:15 p.m. MDT on" target="_blank">

-> Paul Rolly says Rep. Ken Ivory, defending against allegations of fraudulently using phony facts to gain taxpayer funds, has had a "rocky year so far," and it's starting to get worse. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> Pat Bagley notes the Trouble with Tribbles version of the GOP presidential field. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> Despite concerns raised by the public and a union, the Salt Lake City Police Department says crime is actually decreasing. [" target="_blank">Trib] [" target="_blank">DNews]

-> Salt Lake County will led its six townships decide whether they want to become a metropolitan township or a city. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> SLC Mayor Ralph Becker now has three competitors running against him for the mayoral seat next year. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> Jeb Bush insisted that Marco Rubio is his "good friend Marco" after a comment Rubio made disparaging "outdated leaders." [" target="_blank">NYTimes] [" target="_blank">Politico]

-> Check out this interactive "connect the dots" map of all those in the 2016 presidential race. [" target="_blank">NYTimes]

-> Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is set to announce his bid for president on June 24. [" target="_blank">Politico]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason" target="_blank">Chaffetz chairs the second day of the Oversight Committee's hearing on the Freedom of Information Act and later meets with representatives of Snowbird resort, the Navajo Nation and the vice president of Utah Valley University.
  • Rep. Chris" target="_blank">Stewart attends a House Intelligence Committee hearing and participates in an Appropriations Subcommittee markup. He then speaks with constituents, members of the Utah Home Builders Association, representatives of the University of Utah and employees at Snowbird resort.
  • Rep. Mia" target="_blank">Love sits in on an Ex-Im Bank hearing with the Financial Services Committee, meets with constituents and votes.
  • Gov. Gary" target="_blank">Herbert takes an art tour with Jack Solomon and SLC Mayor Ralph Becker.
  • Lt. Gov. Spencer" target="_blank">Cox goes to the Women's Leadership Institute board meeting and attends a Girls State event at Weber State University.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph" target="_blank">Becker visits with the Peruvian Delegation of Mayors, takes part in a Utah Conservation Corps bike crew event and receives an update on airport redevelopment.
  • President Barack" target="_blank">Obama interviews with local news anchors for "Live from the White House" and meets with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
  • Got a tip? A birthday, wedding or anniversary to announce? Email us at" target="_blank"> If you haven't already, sign up for our weekday email and get this sent directly to your inbox. [" target="_blank">Trib]

    — Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner" target="_blank"> and" target="_blank">