Immigration becomes No. 1 focus in Washington. Local governments collected $100M less than they should. Love still raking in cash.
Happy Tuesday. Immigration was expected to be an issue this year -- even after Congress failed to act, President Barack Obama planned to use executive directives to get something done -- but with the growing crisis at the border, there's now more attention and more need for Washington to help. Now there's less talk of a path to citizenship as their is talk of what to do with unaccompanied minors. [Politico]
-> Meanwhile, a new poll shows that neither Obama nor Republicans are trusted to act on immigration reform, the president enjoys a slightly better rating. [ABCNews]
-> The Church of England will allow female bishops; this comes almost a month after Kate Kelly was excommunicated from the LDS Church for urging the faith to allow women to be ordained. [USATODAY]
-> Republican congressional candidate Mia Love has nearly $900,000 cash on hand. [UtahPolicy]
Tweet of the day: From @ryanbeckwith: "The branches of government: a) executive, b) legislative, c) judicial, d) guest editorial."
-> From @RexHuppke: "With the World Cup over, Americans now turn their attention back to other things they don't quite understand. Like 4-way stops."
Happy Birthday: To Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah.
-> Cartoonist Pat Bagley depicts the excessive and questionable probing into the Benghazi attacks. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly looks into mysterious calls made from the state GOP's phone number to Davis County Republicans questioning the legitimacy of county Chairman Phill Lyman; state GOP Chairman James Evans requested that the Utah attorney general's office investigate the issue. [Trib]
-> A 28-mile canal used in the 1880s will be transformed into a trail for bikes and pedestrians. [Trib]
-> Gov. Gary Herbert says it is a "tremendous opportunity" to be named vice chair of the National Governors Association. [Trib]
-> The North Ogden City Council is looking into a bee ordinance with limited restrictions on lot size. [StandEx]
Nationally: President Barack Obama implored Congress to renew the Highway Trust Fund before it ends, leaving states without jobs and without money for roadway repairs. [WaPost]
-> Obama's impromptu dinner parties highlight his preference to dine with those who offer stimulating conversation rather than talk of politics, according to a White House senior adviser. [NYTimes]
-> Mitt Romney said Russia was America's biggest threat in 2012 and now a national survey says he was right. [WaPost]
-> A House bill would add 74 more names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to commemorate those in a ship that crashed during the war. [LATimes]
Where are they?
-- Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner
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