News roundup: No joke: Tea party sprouts in France
Published: April 1, 2014 07:22AM
Updated: April 1, 2014 07:22AM
FILE - President-elect Francois Hollande leaves the Socialist Party headquarters in Paris Tuesday May 8, 2012. Hollande is set to embark on a frenetic series of international political meetings, which have been scheduled following his Presidential election victory. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

No joke: France tea party starts up. Panel to hear gay marriage case 'slightly conservative.' Glitches sparked conspiracy theories for GOP delegates.

Happy Tuesday and April Fool's Day. The tea party movement that captivated America -- and brought at least some change to Washington -- has spread to France. This is not an April Fool's Day joke. Social conservatives are upset with French President Fran├žios Hollande -- who is a Socialist -- over issues like gay marriage and economic woes. The tea party-like movement even has its own "birther" concern: rumors that Hollande has renounced Christianity. [WaPost]

Topping the news: The three-judge panel on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing the challenge to Utah's Amendment 3 is considered "slightly" conservative, according to one court observer. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13]

-> Software glitches and improperly entered data led to hundreds of Republican delegates not appearing on official lists and prompted quite a few conspiracy theories. [Trib]

-> The pioneer of low-level radioactive waste disposal, Khosrow Semnani, is turning his sights on a new venture: revitalizing Salt Lake City's Trolley Square. [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From: @ItsFischy: "Obama's traffic problems > Christie's traffic problems."

From @Swishergirl24: "I just went to the Obamacare website and it's just a picture of the food pyramid."

Happy Birthday: To former state Sen. Chris Buttars, Sen. Orrin Hatch's Communications Director Matt Harakal and friend of Cornflakes Mimi Andrews.

In other news: State school board member Jennifer Johnson dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination for Utah's 4th Congressional District. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 111 more bills into law, including the so-called anti-revenge porn measure. [Trib]

-> Move over BuzzFeed, Pat Bagley has a "What cartoon meme are you?" quiz. [Trib]

-> Salt Lake City is looking for public comments on a report painting a bleak portrait of the future of the city's public golf courses. [Trib]

Nationally: A Senate committee report says the CIA misled the government and the public for years about parts of its interrogation program. [WaPost]

-> opened three hours late and crashed for around an hour and a half at noon because of the number of people trying to sign up before the deadline. [WaPost] [ABC4]

-> Bars and restaurants are now on the frontlines of hot social issues. [NYTimes]

-> The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., announced he will retire at the end of his term. [WaPost]

Where are they?

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