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Monday, October 7, 2013
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - October 7, 2013
Countdown: There are 30 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 114 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 389 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 826 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
- Sen. Mike Lee's efforts to stop Obamacare with a government shutdown is dividing pundits over whether it's genius or foolhardy [Tribune].
- A new poll says most Utahns don't think it's worth shutting down the government to fight Obamacare [Deseret News].
- Utah unemployment claims jump 500% since the federal shutdown [Deseret News].
- Workers at Hill Air Force Base hail a decision by the Pentagon to call them back to work despite the shutdown [Tribune].
- The Ogden-Clearfield area is being hit hard by the shutdown because it's one of the areas most dependent on federal jobs [Standard-Examiner].
- A group of Utahns rally in Salt Lake City to blame the shutdown on the Tea Party [Tribune].
- Donna McAleer, who lost to Congressman Rob Bishop in 2012, will again challenge for the 1st Congressional District seat [Tribune].
- The Utah House investigation into Attorney General John Swallow issues another subpoena [Tribune].
- Sen. Todd Weiler wants to make the AG's office appointed rather than elected [City Weekly].
- LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli set odds for who might replace Lt. Gov. Greg Bell [Deseret News].
- Security at the NSA's data center at Camp Williams will not allow reporters to use video cameras anywhere on the property [Tribune].
- Mike Daniels, former mayor of Pleasant Grove, is launching a write-in campaign to regain that office [Holly on the Hill].
- There aren't very many candidates in Morgan City's municipal elections this year [Standard-Examiner].
- Most of the big donors to Count My Vote didn't attend the neighborhood caucuses in 2012 [Tribune].
- Republican Marco Diaz says Utahns should work to improve the caucus system instead of getting rid of it altogether [Tribune].
- Utah Latinos rally to urge Congress to pass immigration reform [Tribune].
- SLC Mayor Ralph Becker wants to reduce pollution by offering residents discount transit passes [Tribune].
- Sen. Jim Dabakis urges Gov. Gary Herbert to make a decision about expanding Medicaid [Utah Policy].
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Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: SITLA cannot bend to pressure from any group
Op-ed: The Caucus: a good system that we need to work together to make better
Op-ed: Utah communities harmed by dependence on federal government
Editorial: Burbank is right: Keep local cops out of immigration enforcement
Editorial: Matheson has a way out of the shutdown
Editorial: Special schools
Editorial: Let the sun shine on common core test questions
SLC Latinos kick off nationwide protests
NSA security at Utah Data Center stops journalists from shooting video
Becker plans to offer cheap train, bus passes to Salt Lakers
Utah defense workers cheer back-to-work order
New subpoena zeroes in on Swallow-Johnson money ties
D.C. Notebook: Hatch's sneakers and Lee as Luke Skywalker
Most big money backers of Count My Vote skipped party caucuses
New health-care law could save money for Utah Corrections
Lee's shutdown strategy: some see it as brilliant, others a giant blunder
Infographic: Utah's 35,000 federal employees
John Florez: Democracy is not sandlot ball
Op-ed: One lesson we can learn from the shutdown - it's time to listen
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Potential lieutenant governor appointments, and their odds
Paul S. Edwards: Mike Leavitt talks about how to bring people and organizations together
Editorial: Variable tolls would help clean the air
Editorial: Stand up for religious liberty
Clean air proposal would let Salt Lake residents ride UTA for $30 a month
State airs proposed plan to clean up Wasatch Front pollution
Democrat Donna McAleer announces she's challenging Rep. Rob Bishop
Meeting with lawmakers, educators planned for parents reviewing new tests
New poll finds Utahns don't believe Obamacare fight worth shutting down government
Utah's challenge: Matching tech talent with tech jobs
Utah DEA agents still at work; some canceling vacations to avoid furlough
Utah unemployment claims up 500 percent since start of shutdown
Grading school grades: Parents speak out on accountability scores
Furloughed federal workers may be going back to work at Hill Air Force Base
Coping with the government shutdown in a town dependent on tourism
Layton says UTOPIA fiber network shedding stigma (Standard-Examiner)
Ogden-Clearfield area nation's sixth-most dependent on federal jobs (Standard-Examiner)
Businessman Beerman could pose conflicts with a Mayor Beerman (Park Record)
Romneys, in return to Park City, buy Deer Valley mansion (Park Record)
Donna McAleer, Basin Democrat, wants second shot at Rob Bishop (Park Record)
'Most wanted' al Qaeda leader captured by US (The Hill)
Shutdown halts federal regs (The Hill)
In shutdown, some wiggle room (The Hill)
Government shutdown: Is John Boehner losing at tea party's game? (Christian Science Monitor)
Boehner Says He Doesn't Have Votes for Clean Debt Limit Bill (Bloomberg)
Boehner, White House harden stances as shutdown continues, potential default nears (Washington Post)
Obama backs Washington Redskins name change: Is it his business? (Christian Science Monitor)
Supreme Court Has Deep Docket in Its New Term (New York Times)
Joe Lhota plans to push more funding for the city buses and subways (New York Daily News)
Cruz Virginia Visit Raises Risks for Cuccinelli's Governor Race (Bloomberg)
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"Republicans don't want to shut the government down, they want to end this stalemate and get back to the important work of crippling the government."Stephen Colbert