Giuliani to Romney: 'Man up.' The Mormon Moment. Huntsman to skip Iowa.
Happy Monday. A (Photoshopped) dancing missionary Mitt Romney graces the cover of Newsweek's coming issue teasing a cover story on "The Mormon Moment." Essentially, add a Broadway play, two Mormons running for president, Twilight, Big Love and Glenn Beck and you've got a Mormon resurgence taking over. [Newsweek] Cover photo: [Politico].
-> Two employees alleged to be involved in the leak of "The List" are scheduled to be in court today. [ABC4]
-> The Clark Planetarium's Scientist, Businessman, Boy: Seth Jarvis. [Trib]
-> A Utah Policy insiders' poll shows that most believe Rep. Jason Chaffetz will oust Sen. Orrin Hatch at convention. [UtahPolicy]
2012 watch: Jon Huntsman Jr. tells the AP his plan for making a splash in the wide-open Republican field. [AP]
-> Robert Gehrke takes a look at Mitt Romney's New Hampshire plan. [Trib]
-> Huntsman says he doesn't plan to campaign for Iowa's GOP nod because he realizes his anti-corn-subsidy belief would make him DOA there. [LATimes]
-> Addressing social conservatives in Washington, Huntsman pitches his pro-life record as Utah governor. [Trib]
-> Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Mitt Romney should "man up" and say he was wrong to sign the Massachusetts health care law with an individual mandate. [UnionLeader]
-> The Christian Science Monitor looks at whether the Mormon faith will be a factor in this presidential election. [CSMonitor]
-> '30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin likes Romney and says he looks like a "ken doll" and has a "Plymouth Rock" last name. [NYDailyNews]
-> Economic worries cold be Romney's "sweet spot" in the coming election. [ABC4]
-> Romney is playing up his humble roots as he introduces himself to voters. [RCP]
-> Romney says climate change -- to some extent -- is man-made. [Reuters]
-> A new poll shows 68 percent of Americans say they could vote for a Mormon for president. [Trib]
Opinion section: Pat Bagley channels Star Wars in taking on Romney. [Trib]
-> The Daily Herald argues that the state's new fourth congressional district should be centered in Utah County. [Herald]
-> Rep. Fred Cox says a little-known measure passed by the Legislature is the key to solving the immigration issue. [Trib]
-> Ex-Sen. Bob Bennett says his wilderness plan is a model for future designations. [DNews]
-> LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli offer their take on bumper stickers for Huntsman's campaign. [DNews]
Happy birthday: To The Trib's Glen Warchol, The Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez and belated birthday wishes to Sen. Mike Lee, who celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday.
Where are they?
-> Conspiracy theories abound in American politics these days, but as a U. professor points out, they've always been around in some form. [LATimes]
-> Berkeley is now offering a Mormon studies course for credit. [Trib]
-> Chaffetz wants to curb the power wielded by the National Labor Relations Board. [Trib]
-> Believing that residents like their parks and want to see them spruced up, Corroon is pitching a $110 million bond measure to do just that. [Trib]
-> After a visit to Salina's Sufco mine, Herbert says coal is a big part of Utah's future. [Trib]
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