Daily Fix, March 29


Governor signs online ed bill, federal government shut-down looms, Chris Christie is a mega-star and Trump is a media….hound

*Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill late Tuesday evening that supporters say brings 21st-century solutions to Utah’s education system. The bill allows students to choose to take online classes that are approved by the State Board of Education to earn credits toward high school graduation. Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, the House sponsor of the legislation, calls the bill one of the most important bills the Legislature has passed in a long time. Daily Herald

*Ally Isom, the Governor’s spokesperson said the governor “has been very supportive of online options for parents. He’s supportive of allowing students some flexibility in the modern era … and he wanted to find a way to sign this bill.” Trib

*On a national level, the GOP is “fed up” with Dem delays in coming up with a budget and not just another stop-gap continuing resolution. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Tuesday ruled out another short-term measure to fund the government, raising pressure on both parties to reach a deal to avert a government shutdown after April 8. “Yeah, I want to see a long-term CR here,” Cantor told reporters in response to a direct question about whether he was ruling out another stopgap continuing resolution to keep the government open. “We’ve got bigger things to deal with. Time is up here.” The Hill

*And, both the D’s and the R’s have taken to the Twitterverse to engage the American public. In fact, according to Politico, “the Twitter wars between Cantor’s and Schumer’s offices may seem superficial against the backdrop of the dead serious budget showdown, especially outside the Beltway. But the approach of these press operations is an extension of the two politicians themselves — ambitious, brash and obsessed with winning the message war on the most important issue before Congress.” Politico

*Chris Christie has some serious star power. He headlined a NRCC fundraiser tonight. Haul? Ten million bucks. Politico

*And Donald Trump is apparently a birther. Or at least willing to do something – anything – to get 15 (more) minutes of fame. Politico


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2 Responses to “Daily Fix, March 29”

  1. John Says:

    Remember in 2000 when Donald Trump flirted with running as a third-party candidate and asked Oprah if she’d be his vice-president and she said no? What a pre-9/11 world that was.

  2. Richard Higginson Says:

    I don’t like your labeling Donald Trump a “birther.” The founding fathers who ratified the Constitution of the United States were birthers, and so should everyone be who supports and sustains the Constitution. Donald Trump has done nothing to deserve your disdain. He is not my first choice for president, but he has the guts and the standing to call for Obama’s proof of citizenship. What other candidates dare to?

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