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FILE - In this April 5, 2011 file photo, Republican Vice Presidential candidate, current House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., introduces his controversial "Path to Prosperity" budget recommendations, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paul Ryan traveled a perilous route to political stardom. While other lawmakers nervously whistled past trillion-dollar deficits, fearing to cut popular programs, he waded in with a machete and a smile. Ryan wants to slice away at Medicare, Social Security, food stamps and virtually every other government program but the military. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
News roundup: Ryan doesn't like Teleprompters

No Teleprompter for Ryan. Senate panel rejects minority. 83 days to the election.

Happy Wednesday. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's pick to be your next vice president, is off on his own now, campaigning in swing states and pitching the Republican ticket. And he doesn't want a Tele-prompter. Romney's running mate was in a town hall event when someone in the audience shouted "look, no Telepromter" and Ryan says, "that's right." [FoxNews]

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Topping the news: Utah AG Mark Shurtleff embraces the DREAM Act move by the federal government. [UtahPolicy]

-> A woman testifies that a Utah GOP activist accused of multiple rapes told her he was a "powerful politician" who could check her immigration status. [Trib] [DNews]

-> The state Senate Judiciary Committee has rejected the first minority appointed to a judicial position by Gov. Gary Herbert. [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From @EllenCarmichael: "Biden in VIRGINIA: "With your help, we can win North Carolina again!!!!!!!!!" #rutroh"

Happy Birthday: To Utah Policy's Bryan Schott, BYU's Quin Monson and Rep. Jim Matheson's chief of staff, Meg Joseph.

Apply now: Gov. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Greg Bell are seeking dynamic, motivated interns to assist with a variety of exciting projects this fall. Interested candidates may email resume and cover letter to Caroline Updike at cupdike@utah.gov.

In other news: NJ Gov. Chris Christie will headline Herbert's annual gala next month, with Herbert calling Christie's call-it-as-it-is attitude a "treat." [Trib] [DNews]

-> Glen Warchol says Democratic candidate for Utah governor, Peter Cooke, will now lose more votes by coming out against same-sex marriage. [SLMag]

-> While other Utah Democrats run from their national party platform, 1st Congressional District challenger Donna McAleer supports it. [Trib]

-> Utah exports are up 14 percent, according to newly released data. [AP]

-> With Carl Wimmer now back in policing, Trib columnist Robert Kirby, a former cop himself, asks the ex-state lawmaker whether it's tougher to be a politician or a police officer. [Trib]

-> The EPA has fined the Utah Olympic Park $7,000 for mishandling the coolant system on the bobsled track. [Trib]

-> Herbert is expected to proclaim Clean Water Appreciation Week as the state joins with the feds in a voluntary agreement to help curb waste-water discharges. [Trib]

-> Rep. Rob Bishop says the federal government is going too far and local governments should be managing public lands. [StandEx]

-> Robert Grow, the founding chairman of Envision Utah, has been named the group's new president. [Trib]

2012 watch: The Romney campaign demands an apology after VP Joe Biden says that the Republicans want to put "y'all back in chains" with unregulated banking. [Politico] Senior adviser Stephanie Cutter says, "We have no problem with those comments." [RCP]

-> Sen. John McCain, who has seen years of Romney's tax returns, says Romney paid Uncle Sam what he owed. [HuffPost]

-> President Barack Obama and Romney focus in on energy policy as the campaign takes a turn toward key issues. [WaPost]

-> The Washington Post's Dan Balz says the next couple weeks are a pivotal time for Romney to define himself with his new running mate, Paul Ryan. [WaPost]

-> Ryan has a more complicated history in Congress than some people are trying to say. [WaPost]

-> Utah lawmakers are grappling with the cost of wildfires. [UtahPolicy]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz spends time in Wasatch County and then hits the Mia Love fund-raiser with Speaker John Boehner.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert hits the Native American Summit at the Salt Lake Sheraton.
  • Lt. Gov. Greg Bell also attends the Native American Summit.
  • AG Mark Shurtleff heads to a press conference on the Statue of Responsibility, hits an interview with Reinaldo Escobar and then heads to the GOP Executive Committee meeting.
  • SL Co. Mayor Peter Corroon attends the Mountain Transportation Executive Committee meeting.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker also attends that transportation meeting.
  • WVC Mayor Mike Winder meets with Salt Lake Chamber's Lane Beattie and sits down with city and county parks officials.
  • President Barack Obama campaigns in Iowa and then returns to Washington.

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-- Thomas Burr


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