Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Political Cornflakes
Tribune Political Reporters
Political Cornflakes is a clearinghouse for all kinds of intriguing political tidbits from our political team in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.

» E-mail

Subscribe (RSS)

Sign up for Political Cornflakes. Want to be in the know? Join the growing list of political junkies who receive the latest political news in an easy-to-read morning email.

Email cornflakes@sltrib.com to subscribe.




Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during a news conference on debt ceiling legislation on Capitol Hill on Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
News roundup: Reid to Romney: Prove you paid taxes

Reid: Romney still needs to prove tax rate. Swing voters more rare. 81 days to the election.

Happy Friday. Mitt Romney says he's never paid less than 13 percent of his income in taxes, though that's not good enough for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Romney has refused to release more than a year's worth of tax returns and a summary of another, arguing that he's done more than is legally required and doesn't need to give Democrats ore fodder. Now, Reid says he's not satisfied with Romney's response. [Politico] More from The New York Times on Romney's declaration. [NYTimes]

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Topping the news: The true swing voters on which the election hinges are a small and getting-smaller group. [NYTimes]

-> Sen. John McCain says Congress needs Mia Love because she has gravitas. [Trib] [ABC4] [Fox13] [KUTV] The DNews, meanwhile, focuses on McCain's 2008 pick of Sarah Palin in its interview with the visiting senator. [DNews]

-> Utah lawmakers have chosen the "bare minimum" health care plan over the protests of low-income advocates who fear it sets the bar too low. [Trib]

-> Obama is trying to connect with voters -- over beer. That's a tactic his opponent, Mormon Romney, won't be able to try. [Trib]

Our condolences: Jim Judd, the head of the Utah AFL-CIO and vice chair of the Utah Democratic Party has been declared brain-dead after a motorcycle accident in Montana. More details here: [Trib] [ABC4].

Tweet of the day: From @HuntsmanAbby: "About to talk beer & politics on @HuffPostLive. Pretty sure the WH brewery will turn into a malt milkshake station IF Romney wins."

Happy Birthday: Today to KCPW's Jessica Gail. On Sunday, send your birthday wishes to state Rep. Brian King and former state Sen. Scott McCoy.

In other news: A federal appeals court affirmed its decision that Myriad Genetics can patent material from genes. [Trib]

-> Utah Highway Patrol troopers are cracking down on HOV lane violators to avoid being sanctioned by the feds. [Trib]

-> Paul Rolly notes that the wife of Senate Majority Leader Scott Jenkins organized a sales pitch event for Senate spouses at the Capitol during the interim meetings but that Jenkins says it won't happen again. [Trib]

-> Tom Wharton looks at whether Salt Lake City needs its own convention hotel. [Trib]

-> Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks at the Aspen Institute about the state of American politics, and says the Paul Ryan pick will help the Republican base show up on Election Day. [AspenInstitute]

-> Peg McEntee notes the votes in the Senate for and against Sun Chon for a district court judgeship. [Trib]

-> Yours truly talks with KCPW's Jeff Robinson about the Paul Ryan pick and Rep. Jim Matheson's cosponsorship of a piece of legislation with the new GOP vice presidential candidate. [KCPW]

-> Oil and gas wells, and cars and trucks, are contributing to the Uinta Basin's high pollution setting in the winter months. [Trib]

2012 watch: Paul Ryan declined requesting any stimulus funds for his home state, though he did try to help out a couple Wisconsin companies. [Globe]

-> Romney uses a whiteboard to explain the differences between his plan on Medicare and Obama's "cut" of $716 billion. [Politico]

-> Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, who seconded Obama's nomination but who is now a Republican, will speak at the Republican National Convention. [WaPost]

-> The Washington Post has a nice breakout on who is speaking at the GOP confab. [WaPost]

-> Ryan's pick as Romney's running mate presents a different challenge for VP Joe Biden than he faced with Sarah Palin in 2008. [WaPost]

-> Obama dominates Romney when it comes to social media use. [DailyNews]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz heads to Iowa to stump for Mitt Romney.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert hits the UTA FrontRunner event in Orem, greets the U.S. ambassador to India in the Gold Room and later sits down with former U.S. attorney for Utah Brett Tolman.
  • Lt. Gov. Greg Bell meets with the Utah Olympic Exploratory Committee.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker attends the Olympics Exploratory Committee meeting.
  • WVC Mayor Mike Winder lunches with Sen. Orrin Hatch and Mark Crockett and hosts a dinner for Taiwan exchange students.
  • President Barack Obama meets with senior advisers at the White House.

Got a tip? A birthday, wedding or anniversary to announce? Email us at cornflakes@sltrib.com. If you haven't already, sign up for our weekday email and get this sent directly to you inbox. [Trib]

-- Thomas Burr

Twitter.com/thomaswburr



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.