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Monday, December 29, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - December 29, 2014
Obama says he will continue to push for immigration reform. Dueling police rallies in Salt Lake City. Matheson says goodbye.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 28
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 73
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 225
- Days to the 2015 election - 309
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 385
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 680
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- President Obama says he plans to continue to work on immigration reform during the final two years of his presidency [NPR].
- The search for a missing AirAsia plane continues, but officials say the airliner is likely at the bottom of the Java Sea [Fox News].
- A Greek ferry en route to Italy caught fire stranding hundreds of passengers on the Adriatic Sea [CNN].
- A pro-police rally in downtown Salt Lake City draws a number of counter protesters [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The Constitution Party wants to join the Utah GOP's lawsuit against SB 54 [Fox 13].
- Rep. Jim Matheson is retiring from Congress, but he may not be finished with politics [Deseret News].
- Matheson offers his benediction in an op-ed [Tribune].
- Rep. Becky Lockhart reflects on her term as Utah's first woman Speaker of the House [Tribune].
- The head of the Crossroads Urban Center says business groups are driving the effort to move the downtown homeless shelter [Tribune].
- Sony says their PlayStation Network is getting back online after hackers took the service down over the holidays [Huffington Post].
On this day in history:
- 1845 - Texas was admitted to the Union as the 28th state.
- 1916 - Gregory Rasputin, the monk who wielded powerful influence over the Russian court, was murdered by a group of noblemen.
- 1989 - Vaclav Havel was elected president of Czechoslovakia, becoming the first non-Communist to hold the post in more than four decades.
- 1999 - The NASDAQ closed above 4,000 for the first time.
Today At Utah Policy
|Top-10 Utah Political News Stories of 2014 - #4|
Our #4 Utah political news story from 2014 is the SB 54 compromise between "Count My Vote" organizers and Utah lawmakers to establish an alternative route to Utah's primary ballot while preserving the caucus and convention system....
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Sleep in Late
"During a recent Q & A with children, first lady Michelle Obama said that what she wants for Christmas is to sleep in late. Which is why this year Biden promised not to jump on her bed when it's time to open presents." Jimmy Fallon Political Humor