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McAdams supports measure condemning Trump's remarks as racist, while Bishop, Stewart and Curtis are opposed
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Here are the stories you should pay attention to this morning:
- Bishop raised no money, but still could run again in 2020
- SLC mayoral hopefuls debate
- BLM HQ moving west
- Trump doubles down on his racist attack
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- Op-ed: Fanning the flames of success in Utah’s agriculture and food scene
- Stewardship agreement will funnel $20 million to improve Utah's forests
- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert kicks off Days of '47 with cattle drive on Capitol Hill
- To counter possible ISIS resurgence, Sen. Mitt Romney calls for full staffing at U.S. embassy in Iraq
- BLM headquarters to relocate to Colorado, not Utah
Salt Lake Tribune
- Op-ed: Legislative incompetence at the heart of prison problems
- To protect forests from wildfires, Utah and feds launch $20 million effort
- Interior to shift 44 jobs to Utah, moves the BLM headquarters to Colorado
- One Kingston, who co-owns a California casino, wants to give his shares to another member of a Utah polygamous sect
- 10th Circuit Court upholds voting rights decision in San Juan County that resulted in historic Navajo-majority control
- Utah tweaks its proposed medical marijuana rules to let out-of-state businesses claim cannabis growing licenses
- Holladay planning commission approves conceptual plan for Cottonwood Mall site redevelopment (Deseret News)
- More technology apprenticeships coming to Utah, thanks to Weber State-led collaborative (Standard-Examiner)
- At Utah's Gateway mall, the literal art of retail resurrection (Deseret News)
- Utah launching 'sandbox' program for fintech innovators (Deseret News)
- Republican support for Trump rises after 'racially charged' tweets (Reuters)
- Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke heaps praise on Rep. Ilhan Omar (Washington Times)
- 'Trump's going to get re-elected, isn't he?' (New York Times)
- CBP Chief Said Democratic Rhetoric Fueled Attempted Terrorist Attack On ICE Facility (Daily Caller)
- Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib wrote a column for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's blog in 2006 (Business Insider)
- An accusation in search of an argument (Powerline)
- Lindsey Graham Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Freshmen Democrats ‘Communists’: ‘They Hate Our Country.’ (Newsweek)
- Iran doubles down on threat to attack Britain over ‘vicious’ oil tanker seizure (The Sun)
- Sanders losing the ‘Bern’ in New Hampshire: poll (New York Post)
- Tech giants on defensive at antitrust hearing (The Hill)
- Schumer announces support for slavery reparations bill (Axios)
“Anyone can be a good guy. Anyone can be a bad guy. Not everyone can be both,” said the host. “He’s the kind of guy who sets the timer on the bomb, then turns around, and is like: ‘Jesus, this sicko only gave us three minutes. We have to get out of here.’” Trevor Noah
"Go back" day 2
- President Donald Trump doubled down on his racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen on Monday. He falsely claimed Rep. Ilhan Omar sympathized with Al Qaeda and said the four women should apologize to him for their foul language [NYT].
- The four congresswomen tore into Trump during a news conference on Monday, slamming the "bile of garbage" that comes from his mouth [Politico].
- The House is set to vote Tuesday on a resolution condemning Trump for his comments [CNN].
- Texas Democrat Al Green says he will force a vote on impeachment in the House over Trump's bigotry [The Hill].
- Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden slammed Trump's "flat racist" tweets, saying "he should go home" [Politico].
Debt crisis. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot down a White House plan for a short-term increase in the debt ceiling if Congress can't agree to a spending deal. Congress has just 7 working days left before leaving town for the August recess [WaPo].
- Nearly half of the Democratic presidential hopefuls spent more money than they raised during the last quarter, a reality that may end up winnowing the huge field [Politico].
- GOP mega-donors are pouring money into the Trump re-election effort [Politico].
- President Trump's re-election campaign is spending heavily to attract small donors [NYT].
Immigration. A new Trump administration rule would block most migrants coming to the U.S. from seeking asylum [NYT].
Boring but important. The White House says the federal deficit will pass $1 trillion this year. It will be the first time in the nation's history the deficit has exceeded that level [The Hill].
White House vs. Congress. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defied a congressional subpoena on Monday and refused to show up for a hearing with the House Oversight Committee. Conway ignored the summons at the direction of President Trump [Politico].
Trade. The tariffs collected by the U.S. from China is not enough to cover the money the Trump administration is spending to bail out farmers who are impacted by the trade war [NYT].
North Korea. Officials warned that country may resume missile tests in response to planned military exercises involving the U.S. and North Korea [WaPo].
Climate. A terrifying new study says hundreds of U.S. cities could see an entire month each year with heat-index temperatures soaring above 100 degrees by 2050 if global warming continues unchecked [USA Today].