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Monday, March 21, 2016
Monday's Talking Points - March 21, 2016
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 81st day of the year. There are 285 days left in 2016
Obama visits Cuba. Presidential candidates campaign in Utah. Sanders raises more money than Clinton in February.
- The Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings are tomorrow (3/22/2016)
- Nine days to the last day the governor may sign or veto bills (3/30/2016)
- 33 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 49 days to the last day a veto override session may begin (5/9/2016)
- 99 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 119 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 126 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 232 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 308 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 353 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Monday:
- President Barack Obama makes a historic visit to Cuba [CNN, Reuters].
- Republican Donald Trump says party rules requiring a candidate to win a majority of delegates to capture the party nomination outright are "unfair," claiming he should be given the nomination if he has the most delegates [New York Times].
- Bernie Sanders raised a lot more money than Hillary Clinton in February [Politico].
- Presidential candidates were crawling all over Utah this past weekend:
- Democrat Bernie Sanders spoke to an estimated crowd of 14,000 on Friday afternoon [Tribune, Deseret News]. Sanders will hold another rally, and talk about foreign policy in Salt Lake City on Monday [Tribune].
- Republican Donald Trump spoke at a smaller rally in Salt Lake City on Friday, where he took a shot at Mitt Romney's Mormon faith [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Republican John Kasich tells crowds he's the only candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton in November [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Republican Ted Cruz told supporters in Utah he would consider nominating Sen. Mike Lee for the Supreme Court [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Donald Trump could get shut out of the delegate count in Utah according to a new survey showing Cruz with a big lead among Utah caucus-goers [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Another study shows Donald Trump might lose to either Sanders or Hillary Clinton in Utah if he's the nominee [Deseret News].
- Trump supporters and protesters clash outside of his rally on Friday night [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Presidential campaigns are spending big in Utah, dropping more than $1.5 million on advertising [Tribune].
- 16 legislative candidates are running unopposed in November [Tribune].
- Utah's unemployment rate doesn't change, holding at 3.4% [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1790 - Thomas Jefferson became the first U.S. Secretary of State.
- 1918 - Germany launched the Somme offensive during World War I.
- 1963 - Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates.
- 1965 - More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators, led by Martin Luther King Jr. began a four-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
- 1987 - The album "The Joshua Tree" by U2 was released.
- 2006 - The social media website Twitter launched with the first tweet by co-founder Jack Dorsey.
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Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: UDOT is bullying its way to West Davis Corridor
Rolly: Utah has its own brand of political misfits
Hatch: Senate has prerogative and precedent to deny Garland a confirmation process
Biskupski: Why I am caucusing for Hillary Clinton
Op-ed: Come to the caucuses, young people; the parties need you
Op-ed: American Indian students deserve better from Utah schools
Editorial: Chaffetz suddenly discovers federal supremacy
Coal port fund swap ignored usual premium charged by state
Lake Powell ferry needs $3.24 million to stay afloat
‘I’m the only candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton in the fall,’ Kasich tells Utah
Mitt Romney asks Utahns to vote for Ted Cruz; Trump fires back: ‘Mormons don’t like LIARS’
Sanders delivers a string of progressive hits before a huge crowd in Utah
Caucus 2016: Why the size of victory matters in Utah and why a prediction is hard to make
Backroom deal? Mike Leavitt says no, just a strategic split with Mitt Romney on Utah’s presidential caucus
Why most Utahns won’t vote for Donald Trump on Tuesday, and a few will
Data show some surprises about this year’s Legislature
Remember voting in caucus for president? It’s been 20 years since both parties in Utah did
Protesters meet Trump supporters in tense showdown outside Utah rally
One of every six Utah legislative candidates can already declare victory
Cruz in Utah: Best friend Mike Lee ‘would look good’ on the Supreme Court
Judge tosses suit from Utah man who said Cruz’s Canadian birth makes him ineligible to be president
Donald Trump Jr. says his father’s values are Utah values
New poll shows Ted Cruz with a big lead in Utah
Trump says he was joking when questioning Romney’s Mormon faith
Presidential battle brings $1.5M in television advertising to Utah
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah and the 2016 presidential election
John Florez: Lawmakers, it's the people's turn
Editorial: History indicates Utah lawsuit over federal lands would face large obstacles
Gov. John Kasich tells Utahns he can win against Hillary Clinton
Utah voters driven most by economy, national security, poll shows
Incumbents may face signature-gathering opponents
Mitt Romney to vote for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Utah presidential caucus
Thousands of Trump supporters, protesters verbally joust in Salt Lake City
Trump says he loves Mormons, but Romney not so much
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz rallies Utahns for support
Utah federal judge tosses lawsuit over Ted Cruz's citizenship
Here's what Kasich had to say to the Deseret News/KSL Editorial Board
Poll: Utah would vote for a Democrat for president over Trump
Utah unemployment rate steady at 3.4 percent
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with Deseret News/KSL Editorial Board
Doug Robinson: George's wonderful life
Poll: Honesty and integrity top traits Utahns value
How faith will inform Utah voters Tuesday
Utah urges local ownership of some federal water projects
Cruz, Sanders top picks in Tuesday's Utah caucuses, poll says
Donald Trump Jr. speaks with Daily Herald about 'misunderstood' father (Daily Herald)
Ted Cruz urges Utah to unite behind one conservative candidate (Daily Herald)
Editorial: 'Fair tax' bill naive, regressive and job-killing (Standard-Examiner)
Ogden lauded as an economic success story by CNBC (Standard-Examiner)
John Kasich spreads optimistic message at Kaysville town hall (Standard-Examiner)
Upstream battle: Possibility of Northern Utah dam projects threatens native trout populations (Logan Herald Journal)
Providence community factions disagree on government decisions, mayor's role (Logan Herald Journal)
Democratic challenger files for District 53 (Park Record)
Summit County gets its say in presidential politics on Tuesday (Park Record)
Summit County caucuses, grass-roots politics, set for Tuesday (Park Record)
How John Kasich Could End Up Picking the Next President (Politico)
Inside Cruz's bid to conquer Rubioworld (Politico)
10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 elections (The Hill)
House seeks to slow down flow of refugees (The Hill)
RNC Chair 'Not 100%' on Trump, Cruz, or Kasich Taking Nomination (Weekly Standard)
With visit, Obama aims to push acrimony with Cuba into past (Associated Press)
John Kasich: I'd consider nominating Merrick Garland to Supreme Court (CBS News)
McConnell says Obama's Supreme Court nominee won't even have a vote after the election (Los Angeles Times)
Trump praises campaign manager after incident with protester (Washington Post)
Plunging numbers of Texas abortions: Are clinic closings behind decline? (Christian Science Monitor)
Here comes the opposition book: Clinton and her allies prepare for Trump (Washington Post)
Past to Future
"Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too." Marcus Aurelius Brainy Quote
"The hacking group “Anonymous” has apparently declared war against Donald Trump. Of course, hacking him shouldn’t be hard, because if there's anyone who just uses their name as their password, it's Donald Trump." Jimmy Fallon Political Humor