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News roundup: Cher called out for anti-Mormon tweet on 'magic underwear'

'Magic underwear' tweets raise ire. Shurtleff: Courts likely to strike parts of Utah law down. Herbert aims to limit target shooting.

Happy Tuesday. Cher caused an audible groan from many Mormons this weekend after she poked fun of Mitt Romney's faith by calling him out for "magic underwear." But it appears she isn't backing down from the comment that many say is anti-Mormon. Now, a New York Times columnist is in hot water for a similar tweet. [ABC4]

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Topping the news: Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says it's unlikely parts of Utah's own immigration law will stand after the Supreme Court's ruling tossing three of four parts of Arizona's law. [Trib]

-> Gov. Gary Herbert says legislation isn't needed to ban target shooting in the state as wildfires continue to rage; he's asking the state forester to work with counties on setting up a ban right now. [Trib] [DNews] [ABC4] In the meantime, the feds want the shooters responsible to pay up, even if they can't really cover all the costs. [ABC4]

-> Utah is nearing a decision on whether to seek another chance at hosting the Olympic Games and today marks a big meeting on the next step. [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From @huntsmanliddy: "I feel Tracy Morgan's pain. I can't breathe either when I'm in Utah. Going to buy oxygen tank now. #altitude"

And from openly gay Colorado Rep. @jaredpolis: "In other news: the sky is blue, fish swim, Anderson Cooper is gay." [DailyBeast]

Happy birthday: To former state Rep. David Clark.

Programming note: Political Cornflakes loves America, too, so we'll be off tomorrow to celebrate the Fourth of July. Your morning political update will return Thursday.

In other news: Pat Bagley offers his take on the discovery of the "God" particle. [Trib]

-> Peggy Fletcher Stack writes about the LDS belief in American exceptionalism. [Trib]

-> An education-based PAC says voters made the right choices in picking candidates who will promote education. [KCPW]

-> Bryan Schott offers his five things he thinks column, noting in one that Democrats will have a hard time changing the media narrative about their November chances in Utah. [UtahPolicy]

2012 watch: Ann Romney's horse hobby evokes images of Jacquline Kennedy and her love of all things equestrian. [ABCNews]

-> Romney walks a different line than his fellow Republicans on calling the healthcare mandate a tax. [NYTimes]

-> Rupert Murdoch reaffirms his endorsement of Romney but still thinks he can be doing better. [CNN]

-> Romney's campaign continues to push back on claims from a Washington Post article claiming Bain Capital companies "outsourced" jobs. [CNN]

-> Most Latino Americans are considered independent and candidates see the group as up for grabs and essential to win. [CNN]

-> Republicans say its all about healthcare this cycle. [TheHill]

-> Poll show Americans are more concerned about the economy rather than healthcare. [CNN]

-> The field of Mormon studies may finally get some notice with Romney's candidacy. [NYTimes]

-> With questions about Romney's Mormon faith and a good portion of Americans who still think Obama is Muslim, should the candidates stop avoiding the religious spotlight? [HuffPost]

Where are they?

  • Gov. Gary Herbert meets with Bruce Johnson and Barry Conover for a Tax Commission update.
  • Lt. Gov. Greg Bell sits in on the Olympic Exploratory Committee meeting.
  • SL Co. Mayor Peter Corroon attends the Criminal Justice Advisory Council Coordination meeting.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker sits in on the Olympics Exploratory Committee then meets with City Council Chair Soren Simonsen and Vice-Chair Charlie Luke.
  • WVC Mayor Mike Winder attends the City Council meeting.
  • President Barrack Obama remains at Camp David.

Got a tip? A birthday, wedding or anniversary to announce? Email us at cornflakes@sltrib.com.

-- Thomas Burr and Andreas Rivera

Twitter.com/thomaswburr and Twitter.com/andreascrivera



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