Happy Tuesday! The House Judiciary Committee is ramping up its investigation that could lead to impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. The committee this week is slated to set a timetable and scope of its probe of the president. But there’s just one big problem: House Democratic leaders do not want to bring it up for a vote. So even if the Judiciary Committee votes to impeach, the move may be moot. [WaPost]
-> Lawmakers are expected to vote on amendments to Utah’s medical marijuana law next week that would dismantle a key component of a legislative compromise that replaced Proposition 2 in statute. [Trib] [StandEx]
-> From @FDATobacco: “Today, FDA issued 2 letters to JUUL Labs: A warning letter for marketing unauthorized modified risk tobacco products. A letter requesting documents and information about several issues, including JUUL’s marketing and outreach practices https://t.co/Jj72U4s1R1?amp=1”
-> From @AaronBlake: “So to recap, Wilbur Ross:
- Falsely told Congress that census citizenship question originated with DOJ, and not him.
- Was behind the administration’s embarrassing SCOTUS loss in that case.
- Now was reportedly strong-arming NOAA on Trump’s behalf.”
-> From @harrisongolden: “Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the marriage, citing an ‘incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife”
Happy birthday: To our friends Justin Wiley and Marco Diaz.
Also in the news: Orem police confirmed that the bodies of a Utah mother and son have been found. The pair have been missing for nearly four years. [Trib]
-> The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Liz Clark discusses what Utah can learn from Israel on the topic of water technology. [Trib]
-> Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley gives his take on keeping “spontaneous questions” out of the classroom. [Trib]
-> In Utah County last year, more people were diagnosed with chlamydia than the flu. [StandEx]
-> Grocery stores and bars are preparing for a temporary shortage of popular beer brands, following a Utah law change. [Trib]
Nationally: For the first time in history, most new working-age hires in the United States are people of color. [WaPost]
-> President Donald Trump is insisting that Camp David is the perfect place to hold secret talks between U.S., Afghan and Taliban officials. [CNN]
-> A top-level U.S. spy was extracted from Russia in a secret mission in 2017. The removal was, in part, due to concerns that President Trump and his administration “repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy.” [CNN]
-> Trump knows “nothing” about U.S. Air Force Crews staying at his Turnberry resort in Scotland during refueling stops. [CNN]
-> Months after the nation’s longest government shutdown, Congress is bracing for another funding fight with President Trump. [NYTimes]
-> A vast majority of American voters - both Democrats and Republicans - support stricter gun laws. [NYTimes]