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Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 315th day of the year. There are 51 days left in 2016.

Some Utahns are possibly in the running for big slots in a Donald Trump administration. Utah legislators are set to elect new leadership on Thursday. Utahns say the media is untrustworthy. 

The clock:

  • 39 days until the Electoral College meets to cast their votes for president and vice president (12/19/2016)
  • 71 days until Inauguration Day (1/20/2017)
  • 74 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature (1/23/2017)
  • 119 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature (3/9/2017)
  • 362 days until the 2017 municipal elections (11/7/2017)
  • 726 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)

Ten talking points for Thursday:

  1. Some prominent Utahns are rumored to be on the list for positions in a Donald Trump administration. Speaker Greg Hughes has told confidants he'd like to head up Transportation [Utah Policy]. Rep. Rob Bishop is also rumored to be a possible choice to head up Interior [Utah Policy].

  2. House and Senate Republicans meet on Thursday to vote for leadership for the 2017 and 2018 Legislatures [Utah Policy].

  3. There are some new faces heading to Utah's Capitol Hill following Tuesday's elections [Utah Policy].

  4. Most Utahns say the media is untrustworthy [Utah Policy].

  5. Anti-Trump protests erupt nationwide following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President [Huffington Post]. A small group of demonstrators gathers in downtown Salt Lake City to protest Trump's election [Tribune].

  6. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will continue investigating Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State [Washington Post]. The White House is refusing to say whether President Barack Obama is considering pardoning Clinton for her email scandal [Politico].

  7. LDS Church leaders congratulate Donald Trump on his win, issue a call for Americans to pray for the president-elect [Deseret News, Tribune]. 

  8. The aftermath of a surprise. Sen Mike Lee says he voted for Evan McMullin as a protest against Donald Trump [Tribune]. Sen. Orrin Hatch joins the chorus of Republicans congratulating Trump on his win [Deseret News]. Rep. Mia Love says her opposition to Trump will not keep her from working with him during the next Congress [Daily Herald, Tribune]. Mitt Romney, who was a vocal critic of Trump during the campaign, urged the new president to "preserve the Republic" [Tribune]. Utah Hispanics are fearful for their future following a Donald Trump win [Tribune]. Utah Muslims are also worried following the anti-Muslim rhetoric that was prominent in his campaign [Tribune].

  9. Some of the big things Donald Trump could do on the first day of his presidency include nominating a new justice for the Supreme Court, reverse President Obama's executive action on immigration and scraping the EPA's Clean Power Plan [CBS News]. Congressional leaders say repealing Obamacare is their top priority [Huffington Post]. Obamacare backers are vowing "total war" to keep the healthcare plan in place [Politico].

  10. Long lines on Election Day have legislators vowing to find a fix [Deseret News, Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1871 - Journalist Henry Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone in a small African village. His famous comment: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
  • 1918 - A Western Union Cable Office in Nova Scotia received a top-secret message stating that all fighting related to the Great War (World War I) would cease on November 11, 1918.
  • 1969 - Sesame Street premiered on PBS.
  • 1975 - The ore-hauling ship Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a storm in Lake Superior. All 29 crew members died.

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: We can only hope that Trump will surprise us again

Mitt Romney urges Trump to preserve the Republic

Utah Sen. Mike Lee voted for McMullin in protest of Trump

Combative SLC school board member possibly unseated

Mormon church congratulates Trump, calls on nation to pray for him

Utah's Chaffetz vows to continue Clinton investigations, keep eye on Trump

Another state ditching 3.2 beer, what's in store for Utah?

Mia Love says her opposition to Trump won't hamper second term

Salt Lake County Council control still hangs in the balance

Balloting bottlenecks brought frustration in Salt Lake County

Worried Utah Muslims on Trump's win: We thought Mormons had our backs

Trump victory 'sets off a bomb' of fear among Utah's Latinos

Utah women who backed Clinton say they feel 'numb,' 'devastated'

Utah schools seeing fear, frustration and absent students after Election Day

Cottonwood canyon users united in love of forest, but split on idea of a fee

'State of mourning' - Utah protesters rally against Trump in downtown Salt Lake City

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Election's over; where's the apocalypse?

Dan Liljenquist: Trump is president-elect and the world did not end

A. Scott Anderson: Inland port could be economic boon; further study needed

Editorial: Utah's post election political landscape

Political pollsters take beating after Trump's unexpected victory

Love tops Owens in Utah's 4th Congressional District

Pray for Trump, LDS leaders say as voters pass 3 of 4 initiatives opposed by church

Salt Lake County Council race narrows as results trickle in

Trump administration likely to challenge Obamacare, Medicaid expansion, experts say

'Shared grief' draws hundreds to anti-Trump gathering in Salt Lake City

Long lines, nearly 230,000 uncounted ballots complicate election night results

Trump presidency worrisome to immigrants, refugees

How Donald Trump's win could shake up the Supreme Court

How will Utah fare under President Trump?

Politics don't matter to America's newest citizens


Board of education candidates in Utah County react to election victories (Daily Herald)

As Mia Love defeats Doug Owens, she looks forward to working with Donald Trump (Daily Herald)

Utah Republicans in 'good spot' after Donald Trump wins election (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: A look at water conservation efforts in Northern Utah (Standard-Examiner)

County political party leaders have mixed reaction to election results (Logan Herald Journal)

Mayor of Hyde Park to step down Jan. 1 with one year left in term (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Democratic Party in crisis (Politico)

Obama's West Wing ponders the apocalypse (Politico)

Trump seeks to unite country after divisive WH campaign (The Hill)

Trump maps out a new administration to bring a seismic shift to Washington (Washington Post)

Donald Trump's Victory Is Met With Shock Across a Wide Political Divide (New York Times)

What the Trump Presidency Means for the Supreme Court (New York Times)

Reaction from China: 'President Trump Shocks America' (Los Angeles Times)

How Trump Reshaped the Election Map (New York Times)

Why Christians Overwhelmingly Backed Trump (Atlantic)

Trump Expected to Seek Deep Cuts in Business Regulations (New York Times)

Banking regulations face rollbacks under Trump administration (The Hill)

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