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Friday, October 10, 2014

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Owens and Love release conflicting polls. Utah appeals polygamy ruling. Utah wins NCLB waiver.


  • Days to the 2014 midterm election - 25
  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 108
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 153
  • Days to the 2015 election - 389
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 465
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election - 760

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Doug Owens and Mia Love release competing internal polls that show Owens is down by 3 or Love is up 19-points [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
  2. Chris Stewart and Luz Robles debate again on radio [Tribune, Deseret News].
  3. Utah filed its appeal of a case striking down a portion of the state's ban on polygamy with the 10th Circuit Court in Denver [Tribune, Deseret News].
  4. President Obama is set to declare a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles as a national monument [Reuters].
  5. The police report detailing Sarah Palin's family's involvement in a drunken brawl is out, and it's amazing! [Talking Points Memo].
  6. The four finalists for state school superintendent go through final interviews for the position [Tribune, Deseret News].
  7. Utah is awarded a waiver from requirements contained in No Child Left Behind [Tribune, Deseret News].
  8. An internal audit of GOED gives the agency a mostly clean bill of health [Deseret News].
  9. UDOT officials are considering an alternative to the proposed West Davis Corridor freeway [Tribune].
  10. Utah law gives cities the same rights as a person [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1845 - The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Md.
  • 1973 - Vice President Spira T. Agnew pleaded no contest to federal income tax evasion and resigned.
  • 2001 - California representative Nancy Pelosi became Minority Whip.
  • 2002 - The House voted 296-133 to give President George W. Bush broad authority to use military force against Iraq.
  • 2008 - Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have the right to marry.

Today At Utah Policy

Bob Bernick's Notebook: Same-Sex Marriage Debate Long on Rhetoric, Short on Facts
Get ready for the Great Same-Sex Marriage Debate in the Utah Legislature....

Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #208
Marriage equality comes to Utah. What will be the political fallout?  Plus, Mitt Romney rallies for Mia Love. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics....

Chaffetz: Did White House Scapegoat Secret Service Agents?
Another day, another Obama administration scandal: Rep. Jason Chaffetz reacts to newsthat the White House attempted to cover up the involvement of one of its own staffers in the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia....

Dueling Polls from Love and Owens Campaigns Show Vastly Different Results
There are two sides to every story, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle. ...

NBC Wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press'
Before hiring Chuck Todd, NBC News executives reportedly tried to hire comedian Jon Stewart to helm their Sunday news offering....

2014 Election Ratings: Utah House (Updated 10/9/2014)
Democrat Rebecca Chavez-Houck loses a GOP challenger, moving her seat to "safe Democrat."Democrats look to be on the defensive, as Republicans could increase their already sizeable majority on the Hill.Heading into the 2014 election, there are 61 Republicans and 14...

Featured Items

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #208
Marriage equality comes to Utah. What will be the political fallout?  Plus, Mitt Romney rallies for Mia Love. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics....

Utah Policy/KSL Insider Survey: How Will the 2015 Legislature React to Same-Sex Marriage?
Monday was an historic day in Utah when the Supreme Court declined to take up Utah's appeal of a lower court's ruling that Amendment 3 was unconstitutional. How will Utah lawmakers react to the decision?...

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Keep ZAP tax to keep S.L. livable

Polls: Utah's Love-Owens race either a nail-biter or blow out

Utah gets waiver from No Child Left Behind

UDOT giving serious attention to West Davis freeway alternative

Corporations are people - cities, too

Robles-Stewart debate again friendly, but shows differences

Final four make their case for state superintendency

Deseret News

Paul Mero: Stop modern bullies with the RFRA

A. Scott Anderson: With predictions for voter turnout low, Utahns need to step it up

Editorial: Secret Service needs leader who can change the culture

Health care divides Stewart, Robles in congressional debate

Western state leaders convene in Salt Lake City, urge control of federal lands

Utah gets waiver from some No Child Left Behind policies

GOED audit mostly positive, reveals minor concerns

State School Board interviews 4 superintendent candidates

Will Cowley dismissal impact S.L. County D.A. race?

Love, Owens release conflicting internal polls


Ways sought to prod slumbering Utah voters (Standard-Examiner)

Broadband project aims to boost Utah's economy (Standard-Examiner)

Stericycle elaborates: No Ebola waste to Utah (Standard-Examiner)

Terryl Warner, David Clark face off in Utah State Board of Education race (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal (Washington Post)

A maze to opt out of Obamacare individual mandate (Politico)

White House dismisses prostitution allegations as old news (The Hill)

HHS: There may be more Ebola cases (The Hill)

South Dakota Independent: I'd be a 'friend of Obama' in the Senate (The Hill)

Congress approves $700 million in Ebola funding for troop deployment (New York Daily News)

Poll Shows GOP Challenger Dan Sullivan Leading In Alaska Senate Race (RTT News)

Democrats Are Getting Ready to Spend Big in SD Senate Race (NBC News)

Anti-Gwyneth Paltrow/Obama art, tweet a security threat? (FOX News)

Election 2014: Obama woos Millennials at 'tech incubator' (Christian Science Monitor)

Islamic rebel advance on Kobani will not change U.S. strategy: Kerry (Reuters)

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