Hillary takes to Twitter with hint at prez run. Reactions to NSA tactics largely partisan. How a Utah Internet provider deals with police requests.
Happy Tuesday. Outrage over the NSA's surveillance techniques has a distinctive political pattern. If your man is in the White House, you tend to be ok with it. At least that's what Pew found when comparing survey results in the Bush and Obama years. [WaPost]
Topping the news: Utah's five state Senate Dems want witnesses in the Swallow scandal to testify under oath as part of a special investigation, while some Republicans call for Swallow's resignation. [Trib] [DNews] [UtahPolicy] [ABC4]
-> Hillary Clinton is not only a pantsuit aficionado and "a FLOAR" (first lady of Arkansas), according to her new Twitter account, she's also TBD, a not-so-subtle reminder about her 2016 presidential aspirations. [TheHill] [WaPost]
-> In today's social media world, a presidential candidate is only as strong as their Twitter account. Here's a look at what the 2016 contenders have to offer. [DenverPost]
Tweets of the day: From @tom_wein: "In sum, Verizon is worse than Prism. China is worse than the US. And neither Snowden nor Manning is Deep Throat or Serpico."
Happy birthday: to WVC First Lady Karyn Winder, former State Rep. Merlynn Newbold, Chris Bleak with the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools and Hatch legislative director Chris Campbell.
In other news: XMission President Pete Ashdown explains how he handles data mining requests from law enforcement, demanding a court order, and he details the one time he got a request from a FISA court. [Fox13]
-> After considerable delay the federal government has sent $67 million to 15 states, including Utah, to help them recover from last year's wild fires, floods, storms and droughts. [DNews]
-> Utah business leaders are pushing senators and representatives to back immigration reform, arguing it would strengthen the job market for Americans. [DNews]
-> Pat Bagley gives his take on the surveillance world and how our data doesn't always feel like ours anymore.
-> Peg McEntee says all the Senate wants to find out from the Swallow scandal investigations is the truth. [Trib]
-> UTA is giving free 7-day bus and train passes to the first 2,500 people who promise to help reduce air pollution by using public transit. [Trib]
-> A top economist warns that Utah may mistake high rankings in business magazines as leadership and get complacent. [DNews]
-> The state's top environmental regulator rejected an attempt to derail the Sigurd power plant, but a group of local activists promise to fight on. [Trib]
-> Grassroots organization Move to Amend Salt Lake is hosting a speakeasy pub quiz at City Hall on Thursday to kick-start its summer campaign to end corporate rule. [Trib]
-> This month's Supreme Court decision on affirmative action is unlikely to have much of an effect in Utah, says Utah System of Higher Education spokeswoman. [DNews]
-> Senators are calling for Edward Snowden to explain his actions before a jury, characterizing the leak as an act of treason. [Politico]
-> The Senate is expected to begin its deliberation of the immigration reform bill today and senators from both sides have plenty of amendments in their back pockets, among them Sen. Orrin Hatch. [NYTimes]
-> Obama does an about-turn on plans to limit the availability of the morning-after contraceptive pill Plan B One-Step. The drug will become available to any woman or girl at drugstores without a prescription. [NYTimes] [WaPost] [Politico] [FoxNews]
-> The Tea Party targeting scandal at the IRS claims another victim: director of rulings and agreements division Holly Paz. [Politico]
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