Seven things you didn't know about Harry Reid. Swallow stays to keep state benefits. Herbert's budget keeps status quo.
Happy Tuesday. So you think you know about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid? Try again. Reid has an interesting past that few know -- including hitchhiking to high school and his time in the boxing ring. Here's a quick explainer: [Buzzfeed]
Topping the news: Why is AG John Swallow resigning his post on Dec. 3 instead of doing so immediately? Because he'll become vested in the state's retirement system, says Bob Bernick. [UtahPolicy]
-> Gov. Gary Herbert doesn't intent to raise taxes or debt while spending more money on students and education according to the $13 billion state budget proposal he'll release next month. [Trib] [DNews]
-> Jon Huntsman hits New Hampshire, again, and talks about his dislike for the election process and his ideas for the future. [Patch]
Tweet of the day: From @pourmecoffee: "The president will pardon the Thanksgiving turkey on Wednesday. Quit apologizing for America to animals, Obama."
Happy birthday: To state Rep. Tim Cosgrove.
In other news: A losing Centerville City Council candidate alleges that Mayor-elect Paul Cutler and City Councilwoman-elect Tami Fillmore both have excluded key expenses from disclosure forms that could have changed the election. [Trib] [DNews]
-> Former Sen. Jake Garn says he remembers a better time in Washington when things weren't overly partisan and personally nasty. [DNews]
-> Alta Mayor Tom Pollard's residency is being challenged by one resident charging that he actually lives in Sandy. The same resident successfully protested the residency of former Town Councilman Steven Gilman and forced him to resign. [Trib]
-> UDOT will temporarily halt construction on all projects to ease congestion problems for Thanksgiving Day travel, and the UTA will provide more buses and trains for Black Friday shopping. [Trib]
-> Former Sen. Bob Bennett says that the caucus system doesn't match the public sentiment and leaves a small core of people election for all. [DNews]
-> Pat Bagley shares his take on the real trouble with the Iran deal. [Trib]
Nationally: President Barack Obama's credibility problems have hurt his approval ratings, but how Iran responds to the current nuclear deal will further test his credibility. [WaPost]
-> Obama may never be on a ballot again, but he has spent 2013 furiously fundraising tens of millions of dollars for the Democratic party. [Politico]
-> This is what the 50 states would look like if they all had an equal population. [WaPost]
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