Hillary's mixed review as secretary of state. Attorney for SLC police officer says city lied. Utah plans to appeal 10th Circuit if stay isn't continued.
Happy Tuesday. Hillary Clinton's book "Hard Choices" is out today and with it a slew of stories about her time as secretary of state and her life as first lady and senator. When it comes to the former job as the nation's top diplomat, her record is mixed, and being dissected by everyone as she eyes a presidential spot. But who was the last secretary of state to leave a substantial legacy? It's been a while. [Politico]
Topping the news: An attorney for the Salt Lake City police officer who supposedly refused to work at the Utah Pride Parade said the allegations are incorrect and that the officer only asked for a "less conspicuous" role in the parade. [Trib] [DNews] [KUTV] [Fox13]
-> Utah officials plan to take the same-sex marriage case to the U.S. Supreme Court if their request for a stay, specifically intended to stop gay couples from filing for benefits, is denied. [Trib] [DNews] [KSL]
-> Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt may not run for the Senate in 2016, according to friends. [UtahPolicy]
Tweet of the day: From @JeffStenquist: "Pretty sure the @CIA is following more than 25 people."
Happy Birthday: To Chris "Sully" Sullivan of Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson's office.
In other news: The Salt Lake City Council sent a letter to the Days of '47 Parade organizers to question their exclusion of Mormons Building Bridges, although the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah asked them not to. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly compares the current newspaper debate with The Salt Lake Tribune and The Deseret News to a shady sugar deal in Utah in the mid-1900s. [Trib]
-> South Jordan City Councilmember Steve Barnes was formally asked to not attend a council meeting due to an alleged conflict of interest on the Mulligans Golf and Games issue. [KUTV]
-> In an interview with Diane Sawyer from ABC News, Hillary Clinton asserted she is not the one to blame on Benghazi, adding, "I take responsibility, but I was not making security decisions." [WaPost] [Politico] [LATimes]
-> Obama vowed to reform the economy, education, climate change and health care, and some are saying he's now done it all. [NYMag]
-> A City Council in Massachusetts had an unexpected evacuation as it started to vote on taking control of a local water company; it turns out a lobbyist pulled the fire alarm to stop the vote. [Telegram]
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-- Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner
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