Happy Thursday. Nine months after the presidential election was decided, a federal judge is ordering the State Department to try again to find emails Hillary Clinton wrote about the 2012 Benghazi attack. Judicial Watch wasn’t satisfied with the last search the State Department performed and is looking for more. [Politico]
Topping the news: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is running ads criticizing Rep. Mia Love for hosting any traditional town halls. [Trib]
Tweets of the day: From @mattdpearce: “the FBI: the world's worst alarm clock”
-> From @brianklaas: “Trump hasn't bothered nominating an Asst Sec. for E. Asian Affairs or Amb. to S. Korea but he has appointed a hotelier as Amb to the Bahamas”
-> From @thetomzone: “NORTH KOREA: no, YOU will be the one who is nuked TRUMP: no, YOU will be the one who is nuked NORTH KOREA: no, YOU will be the one who is nu”
-> From @GeorgeTakei: “When the Chinese have to tell the U.S. to ‘tone down the rhetoric,’ we've really gone into Crazyland.”
Happy Birthday: To former state Rep. Fred Cox.
In other news: After stepping down from his seat June 30, former Rep. Jason Chaffetz will analyze challenges to privacy and evolving technology in a Harvard fellowship this fall. [Trib]
-> As state leaders privately plan “Operation Rio Grande,” Salt Lake County will have more jail space after an agreement to lease beds from Utah County. [Trib]
-> The Salt Lake City Council wants to expand access to transit, but its not sure whether to take it step-by-step or make high-priced improvements all at once. [Trib]
-> Polygamist Joe Darger is leading in fundraising as he runs for mayor in Herriman. [Trib]
-> Robert Gehrke argues that negative ads, while typically effective, may not do any good in the 3rd Congressional District special election if the candidates they support don’t show that they’re a better option. [Trib]
Where are they?
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox goes on the 25K Jobs tour.
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