News roundup: George W. Bush writing book about his dad
Published: July 31, 2014 07:15AM
Updated: July 31, 2014 07:14AM
FILE - This Oct. 25, 2009 file photo shows former Presidents George H. W. Bush, right, and George W. Bush before the Houston Texans NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Houston. George W. Bush is writing a biography about his father, and the book is due out this November. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel, File)

George W. Bush writing book about his dad. House votes to sue Obama. Swallow, Shurtleff make first court appearance.

Happy Thursday. Former President George W. Bush has been busy since leaving the White House, not only with his paintings but also, apparently, writing a biography about his father, ex-President George H. W. Bush. The new book will be out this November. "George H.W. Bush is a great servant, statesman, and father," George W. Bush said in a statement issued by book publisher Crown. "I loved writing the story of his life, and I hope others enjoy reading it." [Politico]

Topping the news: Members of the House voted in favor, with a 225-201 tally, to sue President Barack Obama for overreaching his executive authority. Utah Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart and Rob Bishop voted with the majority; Rep. Jim Matheson voted against the measure. [NYTimes] [WaPost] [WSJ] [Politico]

-> Former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff appeared for the first time in court yesterday, both maintaining their innocence. Shurtleff: "People believe in me and my 14 years of service; they believe in our family. They believe in justice." [Trib] [DNews] [KUTV] [Fox13]

-> Fourteen senators would like to see a new national monument in Utah. [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From @StephenAtHome: "Obama and the EU have issued new sanctions against Russia. Or as it's being reported in Russia: 'Putin Punches Crocodile.'"

-> From @PeterAValencia: "I'd love to see @Netflix @Hulu or @YahooScreen to take Utah AG as a series. A House of Cards crossover with Arrested Development"

Happy Birthday: To former DNews editor Joe Cannon.

In other news: Sixty-seven immigrant minors have been living in sponsor homes in Utah since January, and Gov. Gary Herbert only found out about it this Monday via an email from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [DNews]

-> Herbert signed an agreement to work with Utah's Native Americans on education and unemployment. [Fox13]

-> A study from the National Women's Law Center finds that women are more likely than men to work low-paying jobs. [Trib]

-> Check out cartoonist Pat Bagley's take on who is blowing smoke in their threats to impeach President Barack Obama. [Trib]

-> According to a Utah poll, most Democrats and a surprising number of Republicans support the Common Core standards. [DNews]

-> Bryan Schott says Utah Dems shouldn't be too excited about an insider poll showing Doug Owens within striking distance of Mia Love because it's still a GOP-dominated district. [UtahPolicy]

-> A majority of residents in Morgan County do not want UTA transportation where they live. [Trib]

-> The mayor of Park City wants the conflict between Park City Mountain Resort and the Talisker Corp. to end before ski season starts. [Trib]

-> The Salt Lake County Council voted to help Hawkwatch International with its efforts to protect the American kestrel. [Trib]

-> Riverton faces a lawsuit after rejecting a plasma medical services group from building in the city. [Trib]

-> The Ogden City Council toughened its ordinance on panhandling. [StandEx]

-> Roadways in Tooele County are part of a lawsuit with the state of Utah over ownership. [DNews]

Nationally: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp uncovered emails written by the IRS's Lois Lerner and quote her calling targeted groups profane names. [WaPost] [WSJ] [Politico]

-> A bill to aid veteran care passed through the House and will likely be approved by the Senate before the Friday recess. [NYTimes] [Politico]

-> Senators drafted a bill aimed to prevent sexual assaults at colleges and universities nationwide. [NYTimes] [WaPost]

-> Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't plan to leave her job on the Supreme Court any time soon, saying, "All I can say is that I am still here and likely to remain for a while." [Politico]

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