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Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives to a signing of her book "Hard Choices", Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Ridgewood, N.J. A new poll shows that Clinton would beat Mitt Romney in a presidential race 55-42. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
News roundup: Poll: Hillary Clinton would beat Mitt Romney

Poll: Clinton would beat Romney. Owens poll says he's close. SLC wants streetcar.

Happy Tuesday. Should the election be held today, Mitt Romney would trounce President Barack Obama. But, Romney doesn't look so good right now against a major candidate for the White House, Hillary Clinton. A new poll shows her walking over a Romney candidacy 55-42 percent. [PoliticsUSA]

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Topping the news: Congressional candidate Doug Owens says a new poll shows his opponent, Mia Love, just a few points ahead, but Love's campaign says its polling is more flattering. [Trib] [DNews] [UtahPolicy]

-> The Salt Lake City Council is looking into a proposal for a streetcar that would run from the University of Utah to downtown Salt Lake City. [Trib]

-> A four-day symposium on Mormonism will look at female ordination and marriage abuse. [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From @BenMcAdams: "Incidentally, the firm polling for Owens did my polling in 2012. They showed me trailing by 15 points with a narrow path to victory."

In other news: A University of Utah professor will join the defense team for Shaun Cowley, a West Valley City Police officer, charged in the shooting and death of Danielle Willard in Nov. 2012. [Trib] [DNews] [KUTV]

-> Take a look at cartoonist Pat Bagley's depiction of the Comic Con controversy brewing between San Diego and Salt Lake. [Trib]

-> Rocky Mountain Power responded to public criticism of its proposed "facilities charge" for residents with solar panels. [Trib]

-> South Jordan city leaders are expected to decide whether the city will split from Jordan School District soon, after hearing the results of a feasibility study. [Trib]

-> Park City Mountain Resort's next ski season is still in limbo. [Trib]

-> A former hide-out spot for polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been transformed into a bed and breakfast. [Trib]

-> Some residents are not happy with Salt Lake City's proposal to build a bike path out of an old canal. [Fox13]

-> UTA is looking into electric buses as a possibility for less polluting transit. [Trib] [DNews]

Nationally: Congress will likely vote on a bill designating $17 billion for restructuring of the Department of Veterans Affairs before the Friday recess. [NYTimes] [WaPost] [WSJ] [Politico] [LATimes]

-> Michelle Nunn, a candidate for a Senate seat in Georgia, had her campaign strategy document leaked, leaving her vulnerabilities out on the open. [WaPost] [Politico]

-> President Barack Obama, in a written letter, accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of violating an arms treaty. [NYTimes]

-> Check out what's left on Congress's "to-do list" as it nears a recess. [WaPost]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz attends a GOP conference and participates in a Judiciary hearing on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Chaffetz later goes to an oversight hearing on Medicaid financing, meets with the mayors of Spanish Fork and Nephi and has dinner with Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy.
  • Rep. Chris Stewart also takes part in a GOP conference meeting, speaks with officials from the American Public Power Association, the Utah Independent Living Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation. He ends his day with an Air Force alumni event and a telephone town hall meeting.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert meets with representatives of the Utah Mortgage Bankers, talks with students from the Utah National Guard Freedom Academy and speaks to Jeff Edwards of EDCUtah.
  • SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams meets with Deputy Mayor Nichole Dunn and Chief Financial Officer Darrin Casper, speaks with state Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, and later talks with state Rep. Dean Sanpei, R-Provo.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker gives an update on the new George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, hosts a press hour and attends a City Council meeting.
  • President Barack Obama speaks with rank-and-file House Democrats about the economy, travels to Maryland, tours the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and later flies to Kansas City, Missouri.

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-- Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner

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