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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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Morning Must Reads for Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 307th day of the year. There are 59 days left in 2016.
Utahns remain opposed to a Bears Ears Monument. Republicans and Democrats on the Hill say only a few seats in the Utah Legislature are in play this year. Donald Trump is urging voters who cast their ballots early to switch their vote from Hillary Clinton to him.
- Six days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 47 days until the Electoral College meets to cast their votes for president and vice president (12/19/2016)
- 79 days until Inauguration Day (1/20/2017)
- 82 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 127 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Wednesday:
- Most Utahns remain opposed to a Bears Ears National Monument according to our latest poll [Utah Policy].
- Republican and Democratic leaders in the House say only a handful of seats are "in play" this year [Utah Policy].
- State of the race. Despite tightening polls, Hillary Clinton remains in the lead with less than a week to election day. That being said, Donald Trump absolutely has a valid path to winning the White House next Tuesday [Five Thirty Eight]. Clinton has a very narrow 3-point lead among independent voters according to a new poll [Bloomberg]. There's a chance, albeit a tiny one, that Evan McMullin could tip the election on Tuesday [Politico].
- The FBI's decision to inform Congress they were reviewing new emails related to their investigation of Hillary Clinton looks even more curious because the agency decided to keep quiet about possible investigations involving both Clinton and Donald Trump's campaign this past summer [New York Times]. The FBI is getting fresh criticism for releasing documents on Tuesday related to President Bill Clinton's controversial pardon of fugitive Democratic donor Marc Rich [Washington Post].
- Donald Trump is making a pitch to early voters who cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton to change their votes to him [Washington Post].
- Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson says Hillary Clinton could be impeached for her email scandal if she becomes president [Politico].
- More Republican Senators are vowing to block any and all of Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court nominees if she wins on Tuesday [Huffington Post].
- Utah Republicans and Democrats hold rallies to try and boost their chances on election day [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A Utah voter is in some legal hot water for refusing to remove a "Make America Great Again" hat at an early voting location [Tribune].
- The U.S. Supreme Court asks Utah for a response to an appeal involving a case against the polygamist family featured on the show "Sister Wives" [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1783 - Gen. George Washington issued his farewell address to the Army near Princeton, N.J.
- 1947 - Howard Hughes built and piloted the world's largest airplane, the 200-ton flying boat Spruce Goose, on its only flight, at Long Beach, Calif. The Goose remained airborne for just under 1 mile.
- 1948 - President Harry S. Truman narrowly won re-election over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey.
- 1962 - President John Kennedy announced that Soviet missile bases in Cuba were being dismantled.
- 1983 - President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Today At Utah Policy
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Public needs to see Mohamed videos to perform its oversight role
Utah governor's half brother admits to soliciting sex from a minor
Utah voter cited after refusing to remove Trump-motto hat at polls
Chaffetz says he's received death threats after tweeting about FBI's Clinton probe
He's voted, but question remains: Whom did Mitt Romney back?
Rolly: Champion for Utah's less fortunate becomes a victim herself
Incumbent Reps. Chaffetz, Bishop, Stewart lead by huge margins
Salt Lake City Council extends moratorium on impact fees, a pause costing $500,000 per month
County residents want exit process for incapacitated officials, according to survey, but what's the bar?
Utah Trump backers show support, Dems try to get out the vote
Richard Davis: The once and future presidential election campaign
Editorial: Utahns should reject 'homophobic' robocalls as 'means' that don't justify 'ends'
Provo mayor not seeking a third term
Herbert's half brother pleads guilty to attempting to entice minor
Ex-A.G. John Swallow asks judge to toss more criminal charges against him
S.L. moratorium on impact fees will continue, costing city $500K per month
S.L. considers options for homeless on winter nights
Utahns rally for Trump, Clinton, McMullin and Johnson with a week left before election
Republican Raymond Ward battles Democrat Kurt Weiland for House District 19 (Standard-Examiner)
Provo Mayor John Curtis announces he will not seek re-election (Daily Herald)
Tentative budget approved for Utah County with no large increases included (Daily Herald)
Ethics complaint filed against Chaffetz over Twitter comment (Daily Herald)
District 54 Democrat hauls in campaign monies (Park Record)
Evan McMullin, White House hopeful, lays into Trump in Park City stop (Park Record)
The U.S. Stock Market Isn't Going Clinton's Way (Bloomberg)
Clinton's Silicon Valley secrets: Google boss Eric Schmidt drew up campaign plan (Daily Mail)
Trump wants 'special session' to repeal Obamacare (Politico)
If Dems will rig a debate for Clinton, what won't they do to win? (The Hill)
Former DNC chair Ed Rendell: Clinton campaign is making a mistake by attacking FBI director (CNN)
FIVE separate FBI cases are probing virtually every one of Clinton's inner circle and their families (Daily Mail)
Clinton Plugs Another Weak Story About Trump's Ties to Putin (Bloomberg)
Financial markets jolted as US election polls tighten (Financial Times)
The FBI keeps showing up in this election (CNN)
Susan Sarandon Goes Full 'Bernie Or Bust,' Endorses Jill Stein (Huffington Post)
In the Nevada desert, Bundy family warns of another standoff (Washington Post)