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News roundup: The Elizabeth Warren fantasy

Published July 18, 2014 8:12 am

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The Elizabeth Warren fantasy. Swallow, Shurtleff face court dates. ACLU files response to Utah's same-sex marriage brief.

Happy Friday. There are those progressives who aren't super excited about a Hillary Clinton run, and those hoping for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to make a bid. She's ruled against a 2016 run, so she says, but there are those on the left who aren't buying it and want her to step up. [Politico]

Topping the news: Former AGs John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff now face individual court dates. [Trib] [DNews] [KSL]

-> Gov. Gary Herbert said if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal, Utah will act according to the law. [DNews]

-> Meanwhile, the ACLU filed a response to Utah's request for a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriages. [Trib] [Fox13]

Tweet of the day: From @BenWinslow: "I want to start a band and name it "The Full SCOTUS." Who wants to jam with me?"

Happy Birthday: On Sunday to Wesley Burr and Cornflakes fan Barney Bettilyon.

In other news: Rep. Jason Chaffetz is sponsoring a bill that would quicken deportations for minors. [Trib]

-> Citizens are urging state legislators to expand Medicaid or elect for Herbert's Healthy Utah plan. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Herbert called upon Utah's attorney general's office to look into education standards recently passed by the state legislature and addressed Common Core. [Trib] [DNews] [KUTV] [KSL] The state also questioned whether it should return to the No Child Left Behind program. [Trib] [DNews]

-> The group Save Our Canyons wants Snowbird to stop construction on Hidden Peak and it's asking the U.S. Forest Service to enforce it. [Trib]

-> The Pleasant View City Council fired its police chief without explanation, but it may have been fueled by emails questioning his authority. [Trib]

-> One man got his money back after bidding on a property and another did not. Check out their stories here and why the Salt Lake County Council chose to refund one purchase and not the other. [Trib]

Nationally: President Barack Obama addressed the public after a Malaysian plane was shot down by a missile in Ukraine, saying, "the United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why." Some speculate the plane was hit because of conflict in the region. [WaPost] [WSJ] [Politico] [LATimes]

-> Members of Congress are unsure if Obama's requests for money to solve the border crisis will be resolved before the session breaks in August. [WSJ]

-> Edward Snowden said he is not afraid of what's next, even if he is punished for leaking classified information about the NSA, noting, "regardless of what happens, if I end up in chains in Guantánamo, I can live with that." [Politico]

-> The man behind Obama's broadcast appearances, Dag Vega, is leaving the White House. [Politico]

-> Republican members of the House are suing Obama and Democrats want to know how much it's going to cost. [Politico]

Where are they?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz spends the day in his district office.

Gov. Gary Herbert conducts interviews for the State Board of Education.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and later Secretary of State John Kerry. Obama then speaks with Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell and leaves the White House en route to Camp David.

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