-> Life as a Congressman isn't all it's cracked up to be as portrayed in Hollywood movies.
-> A planned women's shelter in Washington City, near St. George, could soon be neighbors with a gun range.
Tweet of the day: From @daveweigel: "NYC mayoral primary in seven short days, which means our Long National Weiner Nightmare will soon conclude."
Happy birthday: To the chief clerk of the Utah House, Sandy Tenney.
Opinion Section: Rep. Chris Stewart discusses why he wants more transparency with the EPA's rule-making.
-> Pat Bagley gives his take on President Barack Obama's task of asking permission on any Syria intervention.
-> A U. columnist says Sen. Mike Lee is showing a childish attitude towards the impending vote on a continuing resolution in October.
-> A Grand County Councilman says there is need to overhaul the State Institutional Trust Lands Administration after its decision to lease land at Book Cliffs.
-> UAC's Mark Ward says land auctioned off by the Bureau of Land Management for drilling purposes will not destroy anything.
-> Paul Rolly criticizes Sen. Mike Lee's efforts to raise re-election funds and his attempts to silence critics of his defund Obamacare plan.
-> LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli joke about the headlines you'll never see from Utah's politicians.
-> Former Sen. Bob Bennett says there's no question Congress should be consulted about heading into any Syrian conflict.
In other news: From the headline pile that makes Rep. Jason Chaffetz smile: "Chaffetz working to keep agents on the border," referring to some legislation he's planning on the U.S. Border Patrol pay scale.
-> State wildlife officials won't try to stop the feds introduction of Rocky Mountain goats despite the fact they have never roamed Utah before.
-> Utah immigration lawyers don't see much help out of a White House directive to stop deportation of immigrants caring for young children.