Lee goes after U.N. treaty. McAdams' Senate seat to be filled. Chaffetz's dog has puppies.
Happy Tuesday. Donald Trump blames Romney's loss on his "maniacal" immigration policy: "He had a crazy policy of self-deportation, which was maniacal. It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote." [HuffPost]
-> Meanwhile, New York police are investigating how ticker tape used during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade appears to be shredded security documents from Romney's motorcade. [Globe]
Topping the news: Sen. Mike Lee joined former presidential candidate Rick Santorum against a United Nations treaty that they fear would force parents of special needs children to enroll their kids in public schools. [Trib] (Dana Milbank goes after Santorum and Lee in a column about their U.N. fears: [WaPost])
-> President Barack Obama was really unpopular in rural Utah, including in Rich County where he received barely 8 percent of the vote. [Trib]
-> Nearly 200 Democratic leaders will be in Park City this weekend for a summit. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @HotlineReid: "AP header of the day, from Taopi: 'Longtime leaders of tiny Minnesota town want to retire, but keep getting reelected.'"
In other news: On Saturday, Democratic delegates will vote on a replacement for the Senate seat left behind by S.L. Co. Mayor-elect Ben McAdams, but it is unlikely the successor will have much influence in the Republican-led Utah Senate. [DNews]
-> A Republican senator is going after Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis for running for McAdam's seat, arguing that his party job interferes with his bid. [UtahPolicy]
-> SL County budget deliberations dragged on last night but it's still unclear if the Republican-run council will go along with Mayor Peter Corroon's suggested tax hike. [Trib]
-> Potential federal budget cuts have Hill Air Force Base supporters concerned. [Trib]
-> Bob Bernick takes a look at the Legislature's talk of raising the food sales tax in Utah. [UtahPolicy]
-> Rep. Jason Chaffetz gave Fox News' Greta Van Susteren a picture of his new litter of puppies. Warning: They are cute. [FoxNews]
-> Romney's 47 percent comment haunted him throughout his White House bid and ironically, now that the ballots are counted, it appears that's the percent of votes he won. [WaPost]
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