Romney goes after Reid. Utah dislikes Obama -- a lot. 95 days to Election Day.
Happy Friday. Mitt Romney is pushing back on allegations tossed out by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a fellow Mormon who has claimed several times now that he has credible information that Romney didn't pay taxes for a decade.
-> "It's time for Harry to put up or shut up," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio show. "Harry's going to have to describe who it is he spoke with because that's totally and completely wrong. It's untrue, dishonest and inaccurate. It's wrong. So I'm looking forward to have Harry reveal his sources and we'll probably find out it's the White House." [TheHill]
Topping the news: No one disapproves of Obama more than Utah. Only 26 percent of Utahns approve of the president, the lowest in the nation. [Trib]
-> The outdoor recreation industry says lawmakers should be preserving lands and keeping them in the loop on public land decisions. [Trib]
-> Utah's congressional Republicans aren't happy about expanding Medicaid, but they will leave that decision up to the governor. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @zachblox: "Lee, Paul, and Coburn should be known as the Article 1 Section 8 caucus."
In other news: The U.S. Department of Transportation is shipping $5.8 million to Utah for a long list of highway projects, including fixing damage left by landslides. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly says the British should think twice before invoking the wrath of Utah. [Trib]
-> The Children's Health Insurance Program is 15 years old now. Advocates say many families still need to take advantage of the program. [KCPW]
-> Utah Mormons and Republicans think Romney's candidacy is a good thing while Utah's Democrats and non-Mormons aren't so sure. [UtahDataPoints]
-> Tea party members find disdain in Sen. Orrin Hatch's latest deal with Sen. Max Baucus, especially after Hatch ran on his strong conservative values in the primary. [Politico]
-> Rep. Jason Chaffetz is confident in a Romney win and says that independent voters will eventually flock to him. [TheHill]
-> A crowd of 50 or so Salt Lake County residents is not happy with the idea of a tax hike that replaces a policing fee. [Trib]
-> Bryan Schott and guest Bill Frost discuss Romney and the London Olympics in their weekly podcast. [UtahPolicy]
-> The Trib's Thomas Burr talks with KCPW's Jeff Robinson about Sen. Mike Lee's potential new tea party buddy, Ted Cruz. [KCPW]
-> Pat Bagley offers his take on the Outdoor Industry Association vs. Gov. Herbert. [Trib]
-> The Republican presidential candidate releases a white paper on his tax plan to back up arguments from his top advisers. [HuffPost]
-> Romney moves to regain forward to momentum after a week of controversial headlines from overseas. [Reuters]
-> A new poll shows Obama in the lead on the Electoral College map. [NYTimes]
-> Although Super PACs are major players in the election season, few American know what they actually are. [CNN]
-> While Obama campaigns in Florida, Romney aims to point out unemployment in the state under the president. [CNN]
-> The Romney Plan lays out strategies for domestic energy and more jobs. [CNN]
-> Two weeks after incident, Romney visits an Aurora shooting victim from BYU. [TheHill]
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