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Monday, December 28, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Monday, December 28, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are three days left in 2015.
How professional wrestling prepared Donald Trump's run for president. Bernie Sanders makes a pitch to Trump's supporters. Chaffetz discusses the 2016 election.
- 28 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 35 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 43 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (2/9/2016)
- 73 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 85 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 117 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 183 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 316 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Here's how Donald Trump's venture into professional wrestling helped get him ready to run for president [Washington Post].
- Bernie Sanders says Donald Trump's supporters should back him instead [The Hill, CBS News].
- Barack Obama's supporters say the rise of Donald Trump is poetic justice for a Republican Party that tapped into voters anger to take control of Congress [Politico].
- It seems that former consumer watchdog Bill Gephardt may not be doing his research before endorsing some of the companies that bear his stamp of approval [Tribune].
- Planned Parenthood says they will appeal a judge's ruling that Utah can block federal funding to the organization [Deseret News].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz discusses the 2016 presidential race and his plans for the next year [Utah Policy].
- The Utah Education Association files suit against the state over new teacher licensing rules [Tribune].
- Rocky Mountain Power officials worry renewable energy development in Utah may be in a bubble [Tribune].
- One out of every ten workers in Utah is employed by the government [Tribune].
- Skiing pioneer Stein Ericksen passes away at the age of 88 [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1065 - Westminster Abbey was consecrated.
- 1832 - John Calhoun, at odds with President Andrew Jackson, became the first U.S. vice president to resign.
- 1846 - Iowa was admitted to the United States as the 29th state.
- 1945 - Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States.
- 1973 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "Gulag Archipelago," an expose of the Soviet prison system.
Today At Utah Policy
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|Utah Wins Planned Parenthood Funding Fight|
In an op-ed for National Review, the Sutherland Institute's William C. Duncan looks at Utah's recent legal victory over Planned Parenthood in which a federal judge ruled in favor of Gov. Gary Herbert's ability to defund the abortion provider's Utah affiliate....
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