Hillary Clinton: I'm not Mitt Romney. All the 10th Circuit ruling coverage. Herbert to run in '16.
Happy Thursday. Hillary Clinton says she's not Mitt Romney, and that she's not stuck in a bubble away from regular folks. During an interview with the PBS Newshour, Clinton pushed back when host Gwen Ifill pointed out that caricatures of candidates sometimes stick, like how Romney was painted as aloof and out of touch. "That's a false equivalency," Clinton said. "People can judge me for what I've done. And I think when somebody's out in the public eye, that's what they do. So I'm fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for and what I've always stood for." [NJ]
Topping the news: The 10th Circuit Court ruled two-to-one that banning same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, legalizing gay marriage in Utah and the other five states covered by the 10th. The appellate court stayed the ruling pending a U.S. Supreme Court appeal. Gov. Gary Herbert said in an official statement that he is upset by the ruling and the AG's office will file a writ seeking a hearing with the high court. [Trib] [DNews] [StandEx] [KUTV] [KSL] [Fox13] [NYTimes] [WaPost] [LATimes]
-> Check out how Utahns reacted to the news on same-sex marriage through social media. [Trib]
Tweets of the day: From @EricEthington: "You can now take a 'get married to your same-sex partner in every state Mitt Romney lives in' tour."
-> From @shoninutah: "Dear @GovHerbert Could you please tell me when the Anarchy begins? I would like to be ready."
-> From @MichelleMumford: "Think of how much the red vest just went up in value."
In other news: The UTA Board plans to keep executive salaries for the agency comparable to similar groups in the market. [Trib]
-> The Democratic candidate for Utah attorney general is criticizing the way current Attorney General Sean Reyes is handling the John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff scandal, charging, "I would say that office morale is lower than I've ever seen it. There was a desire for leadership that hasn't occurred." [Trib] [DNews]
-> Salt Lake County officials are moving money around in their budget to cover substance abuse programs and treatment plans until Medicaid is expanded. [Trib]
-> All 29 Utah counties qualify for a disaster declaration because of the drought. [Trib]
-> Rebecca Benally won the Democratic primary election for San Juan County commissioner and will be the first woman to hold the position if she wins the general election in November. [Trib]
Nationally: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says he will sue President Barack Obama because of his use of executive orders, saying, "In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the law." [WaPost] [WSJ] [Politico] [LATimes]
-> Cleveland officials were surprised to find their city still in contention for the 2016 Republican National Convention along with Dallas. The RNC winnowed the list, cutting out Kansas City and Denver. [PlainDealer]
-> The Environmental Protection Agency, much like the IRS, is missing emails. [Politico]
-> Two senior officers with the Department of Veterans Affairs are leaving the agency in the latest round of resignations after an investigation found employees left veterans waiting without adequate care. [NYTimes]
-> Members of Congress celebrated musician Prince on the thirtieth anniversary of his album "Purple Rain," complete with video and singing. [WaPost]
Where are they?
-- Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner
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