No Teleprompter for Ryan. Senate panel rejects minority. 83 days to the election.
Happy Wednesday. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's pick to be your next vice president, is off on his own now, campaigning in swing states and pitching the Republican ticket. And he doesn't want a Tele-prompter. Romney's running mate was in a town hall event when someone in the audience shouted "look, no Telepromter" and Ryan says, "that's right." [FoxNews]
Topping the news: Utah AG Mark Shurtleff embraces the DREAM Act move by the federal government. [UtahPolicy]
-> The state Senate Judiciary Committee has rejected the first minority appointed to a judicial position by Gov. Gary Herbert. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @EllenCarmichael: "Biden in VIRGINIA: "With your help, we can win North Carolina again!!!!!!!!!" #rutroh"
Happy Birthday: To Utah Policy's Bryan Schott, BYU's Quin Monson and Rep. Jim Matheson's chief of staff, Meg Joseph.
Apply now: Gov. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Greg Bell are seeking dynamic, motivated interns to assist with a variety of exciting projects this fall. Interested candidates may email resume and cover letter to Caroline Updike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-> Glen Warchol says Democratic candidate for Utah governor, Peter Cooke, will now lose more votes by coming out against same-sex marriage. [SLMag]
-> While other Utah Democrats run from their national party platform, 1st Congressional District challenger Donna McAleer supports it. [Trib]
-> Utah exports are up 14 percent, according to newly released data. [AP]
-> With Carl Wimmer now back in policing, Trib columnist Robert Kirby, a former cop himself, asks the ex-state lawmaker whether it's tougher to be a politician or a police officer. [Trib]
-> The EPA has fined the Utah Olympic Park $7,000 for mishandling the coolant system on the bobsled track. [Trib]
-> Herbert is expected to proclaim Clean Water Appreciation Week as the state joins with the feds in a voluntary agreement to help curb waste-water discharges. [Trib]
-> Rep. Rob Bishop says the federal government is going too far and local governments should be managing public lands. [StandEx]
-> Robert Grow, the founding chairman of Envision Utah, has been named the group's new president. [Trib]
2012 watch: The Romney campaign demands an apology after VP Joe Biden says that the Republicans want to put "y'all back in chains" with unregulated banking. [Politico] Senior adviser Stephanie Cutter says, "We have no problem with those comments." [RCP]
-> Sen. John McCain, who has seen years of Romney's tax returns, says Romney paid Uncle Sam what he owed. [HuffPost]
-> President Barack Obama and Romney focus in on energy policy as the campaign takes a turn toward key issues. [WaPost]
-> The Washington Post's Dan Balz says the next couple weeks are a pivotal time for Romney to define himself with his new running mate, Paul Ryan. [WaPost]
-> Ryan has a more complicated history in Congress than some people are trying to say. [WaPost]
-> Utah lawmakers are grappling with the cost of wildfires. [UtahPolicy]
Where are they?
-- Thomas Burr