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Morning Must Reads for Friday, November 11, 2016

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 316th day of the year. There are 50 days left in 2016.

Donald Trump visits the White House. Utah Republican legislators select their leadership for the next legislative session. More protests against Trump's election.

The clock:

  • 38 days until the Electoral College meets to cast their votes for president and vice president (12/19/2016)
  • 70 days until Inauguration Day (1/20/2017)
  • 73 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature (1/23/2017)
  • 118 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature (3/9/2017)
  • 361 days until the 2017 municipal elections (11/7/2017)
  • 725 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)

Ten talking points for Friday:

  1. House and Senate Republicans pick their leadership for the 2017 and 2018 Utah Legislatures [Utah Policy, Tribune].

  2. What the heck happened this week in Utah politics? Watch our video rundown of the week that was right here [Utah Policy].

  3. While most pollsters are nursing black eyes because they got the presidential election wrong, LaVarr Webb argues that our pollster, Dan Jones, mostly got things right [UtahPolicy].

  4. President-elect Donald Trump visits the White House to meet with President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders [Politico].

  5. It might not be over. A political analyst predicts the presidential election could end up in a tie between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. So far, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Arizona have not yet declared who won their presidential elections, which could give Clinton a total of 259 electoral votes. There's also growing doubt that Trump won Wisconsin, which would make the election a tie, throwing the ultimate decision to the House of Representatives [Newsweek].

  6. More protests across the country opposing Donald Trump's election spring up [CBS News]. Protesters in Salt Lake City marched down the middle of State Street to the Utah Capitol [Tribune]. Trump got his Twitter back and immediately complained about the protests on social media [Huffington Post].

  7. Gov. Gary Herbert says he's hopeful that Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration is mostly hyperbole rather than solid policy proposals [Deseret News].

  8. Utah Republicans see good things ahead for the state with Donald Trump in the White House [Tribune].

  9. The Utah GOP is upset with delays resulting from the way Salt Lake County handled the election [Deseret News].

  10. Gov. Gary Herbert makes some changes to his cabinet and senior staff. Most notably, Herbert appointed former Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards as his spokesperson [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1620 - Forty-one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a "body politick."
  • 1831 - Nat Turner, who led fellow slaves on a bloody uprising in Virginia, was hanged. Turner, an educated minister, believed he was chosen by God to lead people out of slavery.
  • 1918 - World War I ended with the signing of an Armistice in a railroad car in a forest in France.
  • 2000 - Republicans went to court seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida's presidential election.

Today At Utah Policy

House, Senate GOP Pick Leaders for the Next Two Years

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes won a second, two-year term as leader of the 75-member House of Representatives on Thursday night....

Bob Bernick's Notebook: Trump in the White House Means Good Things for Utahns

When you’ve been under fire, publicly criticized, and what you predict and wish comes true, well, there’s nothing wrong with crowing a bit....

Orange or Burnt Umber? - Bernick and Schott on Politics Episode #306

We know nothing after Tuesday night. In fact, nobody knows anything after Donald Trump shocked the world and won the presidency....

Local Polling...Hatch for Supreme Court?...Trump Flexibility

A good pollster. While pollsters across the country are getting beat up for missing Trump’s presidential win, I believe Utah Policy Daily’s pollster, Dan Jones & Associates, did a fine job measuring opinion in Utah....

Utah Economic Outlook

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Weekly Survey: Your Thoughts on a Donald Trump Presidency

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Gov. Herbert Announces Appointments to Cabinet, Senior Staff

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced appointments to his cabinet and senior staff:...

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on Politics, Episode #306

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the "what" and "why" of the week that was in Utah politics....

Policy News

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
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Vets Among Many Intrepid Entrepreneurs Discovering the 'Advantages' of Newly Renamed Small Business Loans
Veterans are among hundreds of entrepreneurs in Utah who are discovering perks associated with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Advantage Loan Program, which was previously known as 7(a). The SBA announced the name change Nov. 1, 2016 to better reflect the loan&r...

Deseret News names news veteran Doug Wilks as Editor
Keith B. McMullin, chairman of the Deseret News Publishing Company Board of Directors, named Doug Wilks as the Editor of the Deseret News....

Governor Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Officer
Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on the day of West Valley City Officer Cody Brotherson’s funeral, Mon., Nov. 14, 2016. Officer Brotherson died in the line of duty on Sunday....

The Utah 1033 Foundation Responds to a Community Tragedy and a Utah Law Enforcement Officer's Death
Amidst Sunday morning’s tragic event, The Utah 1033 Foundation responded by providing immediate financial support to the mourning family....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Salt Lake County's mail-in voter system got off to a rough start

Energy company looking to strike oil on Bears Ears' doorstep

Herbert picks Deseret News editor, publisher as new spokesman

Diversity and poverty ratios unchanged in Utah public schools

With Trump in White House, Utah Republicans bullish about change in direction

Juab County recorder behaved unethically, state commission says

Utah Republicans choose Wilson to replace Dunnigan as House majority leader

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Clinton lost despite winning, but the Electoral College must remain

That time Ronald Reagan met LDS Church Presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Thomas S. Monson

Gov. Herbert: 'Little bit of hyperbole' in President-elect Trump's immigration rhetoric

Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards to join Gov. Herbert's senior staff

Utah public schools add 10,500 students in 2016

Utah GOP bashes Salt Lake County for slow election results

Trump transition moving forward with guidance from former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt


Editorial: Moving forward together (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Trump: I can't get started soon enough (Politico)

Trump makes nice with Hill GOP (Politico)

Screaming DNC staffer blames Donna Brazile for Trump win (The Hill)

Clinton aides blame FBI director, media for devastating loss (The Hill)

Trump meets with Obama at the White House as whirlwind transition starts (Washington Post)

Yes, Trump can boost deportations and gut the Dreamer program for young immigrants (Los Angeles Times)

Here Is A List Of People Donald Trump Is Considering For Senior White House Jobs (Daily Caller)

Dow jumps to record high as hope grows that Trump would lift economy (Washington Post)

New Populism and Silicon Valley on a Collision Course (Wall Street Journal)

Donald Trump Is Actually Making Wall Street Strategists Look Smart (Wall Street Journal)

Repealing Obamacare? Here's how Congress could do it (CNN)

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