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Friday, December 11, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Friday, December 11, 2015
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 20 days left in 2015.
Americans disagree with Trump's call to bar Muslims. Connecticut wants to ban gun sales to those on the no-fly list. Biskupski meets with LDS Church officials.
- 45 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 52 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 60 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary (tentative) - (2/9/2016)
- 91 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 102 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 134 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 201 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 334 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- A national poll finds 57% of Americans oppose Donald Trump's call to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., but Republicans are divided nearly equally on the proposal [New York Times].
- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he will use an executive order to ban gun sales to those on the federal no-fly list [ABC News].
- President Barack Obama is getting closer to an executive action to expand background checks for gun purchases [The Hill].
- Trump says he will issue an executive order to mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer [The Hill].
- Despite her anti-corporate rhetoric, Hillary Clinton is using help from Warren Buffet to raise campaign money from Wall Street [Wall Street Journal].
- Salt Lake City Mayor-elect Jackie Biskupski meets with LDS Church Elder D. Todd Christofferson [2 News, Fox 13, ABC 4, Deseret News, Tribune].
- The Utah attorney general's office is ordered to release any records, if they exist, from their investigation into San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman [Tribune, KUER].
- The Federal Election Commission wants to include former Attorney General John Swallow as a defendant in a case against St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson [Tribune].
- Some Utah Republicans throw their support behind Carly Fiorina's candidacy for president [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- A federal judge rules San Juan County's school board districts are unconstitutional, and the boundaries must be redrawn [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1816 - Indiana became the 19th state.
- 1941 - Four days after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.
- 1961 - A U.S. aircraft carrier carrying Army helicopters arrived in Saigon - the first direct American military support for South Vietnam's battle against Communist forces.
- 1984 - A nativity scene was displayed near the White House for the first time since courts ordered it removed in 1973.
- 1998 - The House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton.
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