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Monday, November 16, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Monday, November 16, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 45 days left in 2015.
French warplanes launch airstrikes in response to the Paris attacks. At least 4 Utah Senators will not run for re-election in 2016. A judge backs off his order removing a baby from the care of a lesbian foster couple.
- 70 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 77 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 85 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary (tentative) - (2/9/2016)
- 116 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 127 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 159 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 226 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 358 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- French warplanes launch a furious assault on ISIS targets in Syria following the horrific coordinated attacks in Paris on Friday night. Meanwhile police arrest suspects in the raids in France and Belgium [Washington Post, New York Times, Politico].
- Utahns hold vigils across the state to mourn the dead and support the survivors of the attacks in Paris [Tribune, Deseret News, KUTV, Fox 13, ABC 4].
- Hillary Clinton is taking heat for somehow invoking the 9/11 attacks and playing the gender card to justify campaign donations from Wall Street during the Democratic debate on Saturday night. Maybe it's a good thing for her the debate got poor ratings [The Guardian, Politico].
- Get ready for abortion to become a campaign issue in 2016 as the Supreme Court agrees to hear a challenge to a restrictive Texas abortion law [Politico, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report].
- At least 4 Utah senators will not be running for re-election next year, which may have House members looking to move up [Utah Policy].
- A Utah judge backs off his order removing a foster child from the care of a lesbian couple [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
- The LDS Church clarifies their new policy toward same-sex couples and their children [Tribune, Fox 13, KUER].
- House Speaker Greg Hughes is miffed Gov. Gary Herbert won't call a special session to fix Utah's way of selecting state school board candidates [Tribune].
- Utah Transit Authority chairman H. David Burton blames public backlash against the agency for the failure of Prop. 1 in Salt Lake and Utah counties on election day [Deseret News].
- Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson unveils his proposal for fixing the Medicaid expansion gap [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1864 - Union General William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to the Sea" during the Civil War.
- 1907 - Oklahoma became the 46th state.
- 1914 - Intended to serve as a "lender of last resort," the New York Fed opened for business.
- 1973 - President Richard Nixon authorized the construction of the Alaska Pipeline with the signing of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act.
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