News roundup: Clinton jokes that Bush should paint him naked
Published: April 26, 2013 07:41AM
Updated: April 26, 2013 07:41AM
Former president George W. Bush, left, shakes hands with former president William J. Clinton during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Clinton pokes fun at Bush paintings. LDS Church OK with gay Scouts. Senators talk nuke waste storage.

Happy Friday. The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library brought together all of the living presidents and fun and endearing speeches; it was sort of a high school reunion for all the Bush officials to get back together. Ex-President Bill Clinton dropped the most interesting comment of the day, however, by joking that Bush should paint him naked. [DailyMail]

Topping the news: The LDS Church came out in full support of the Boy Scouts of America's plan to let gay kids join troops, while still banning gay leaders. [Trib] [DNews]

-> A bipartisan group of senators is unveiling a new nuclear waste storage plan - although there's no indication the waste will go to Utah. [Trib]

-> Rep. Chris Stewart chaired his first subcommittee hearings on climate change on Thursday. The freshman congressman still remains skeptical about the science behind it. [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From @SenJohnMcCain: "Welcome to Twitter, President @BillClinton - you're a little late!"

Happy birthday: Today to state Sen. John Valentine and on Saturday to state Rep. Don Ipson.

A big thanks: To our wonderful intern this Spring, Emily Andrews, who has helped bring you Cornflakes each morning and tackled some fun stories this semester. Emily is headed back to Utah on Saturday and going directly to the U. to take the helm of the Chrony. We wish her well and fear for the U. administration.

In other news: Lt. Gov. Greg Bell says he'll just dole out a stern warning to lawmakers who broke campaign fundraising rules during the last legislative session. [Trib]

-> A freshman state legislator from Herriman is already preparing for next year's session, getting a head start on reviving a bill from the last session that would require schools to screen students for dyslexia and other learning disabilities. [Trib]

-> Provo's seven-member City Council voted unanimously to sell its municipal fiber-optic network to Google, which announced that it will expand its Google Fiber service to Provo earlier this month. [Trib] [Herald]

-> UTA's new Airport TRAX line is seeing better ridership numbers than planners had forecasted. [Trib]

-> The U.'s Hartland Parternship Center, which helps immigrants and refugees in the area, moved into its new space this week. [Trib]

-> Bryan Schott and Bob Bernick discuss the race for Utah GOP chairman and why the founder of Facebook is targeting Sen. Orrin Hatch. [UtahPolicy]

-> Paul Rolly writes about Murray Mayor Dan Snarr taking on Salt Lake City's parking ticket revenue woes. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley remembers the good ol' days of newsgathering. [Trib]

Nationally: All the living presidents and dignitaries from around the world flocked to Dallas on Thursday to dedicate former President George W. Bush's presidential library and museum. President Barack Obama called the 43rd president a "good man" and hailed his leadership in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and his progressive stance on immigration reform. [WaPost] [NYTimes] [Politico]

-> The House Judiciary Committee proposed a series of immigration reform measures to fire up a debate, including starting a guest worker program for farm workers and requiring employers to electronically verify their employees' immigration status. [NYTimes]

-> House Democrats announced that they'll push a series of bills to help the Department of Veterans Affairs deal with backlogs in its system for disability claims. [WaPost]

-> From a bamboo bicycle from the Filipino ambassador to an Hermes golf bag from former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, here's a list of gifts given to President Barack Obama and his family. [Politico]

Where are they?

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