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Monday's Talking Points - April 11, 2016

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 102nd day of the year. There are 264 days left in 2016.

Donald Trump's campaign invokes the Nazis while complaining about Ted Cruz. Trump and Hillary Clinton have big leads in New York. Gary Herbert has a sizeable lead over Republican Jonathan Johnson.

The clock:

  • 12 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
  • 28 days to the last day a veto override session may begin (5/9/2016)
  • 78 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
  • 98 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
  • 105 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
  • 211 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
  • 287 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 332 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Monday:

  1. The GOP nomination race meets Godwin's Law. Donald Trump's delegate manager, Paul Manafort, accuses the Ted Cruz campaign of using "Gestapo tactics" to take delegates away from Trump [Real Clear Politics, Politico].

  2. Bernie Sanders continues his winning streak by triumphing in the Wyoming caucuses [CNN].

  3. A new poll shows Trump and Hillary Clinton with sizeable leads in New York ahead of the April 19 primary [New York Times, Politico].

  4. The Boston Globe looks into the future to what the first year of a Donald Trump presidency would look like. Spoiler alert: It's not pretty [Boston Globe].

  5. A new poll shows Gov. Gary Herbert with a big lead over his GOP challenger Jonathan Johnson while Utah's Democratic gubernatorial candidates are struggling to gain name recognition with voters [Utah Policy].

  6. The Utah Supreme Court deals the Utah GOP another setback in their legal challenges to SB54 [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13].

  7. Bernie Sanders backers mostly fizzle out at the Salt Lake County Democratic Convention [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].

  8. Utah County Democrats have a big mess on their hands. The party has to re-elect delegates to the state convention after they picked more delegates than they were actually allocated [2 News].

  9. The man heading up Democrat Doug Owens' campaign to unseat Rep. Mia Love is a Republican [Tribune]. National politics are creeping into the Love/Owens rematch this year [Deseret News].

  10. Hey, remember when people said big-time soccer couldn't thrive in Utah? Real Salt Lake unveils plans to build a $50 million training center in Herriman [Utah Policy, Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1945 - The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany was liberated by Allied troops.
  • 1947 - The Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player to take the field for a Major League Baseball team, playing in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees.
  • 1951 - President Harry Truman relieved Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command in Korea.
  • 1970 - Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon that was cut short when an explosion crippled the spacecraft.

Today At Utah Policy

Utah Governor Poll: Herbert 58%, Johnson 20%

Jonathan Johnson has a lot of ground to make up in his quest to unseat Gov. Gary Herbert while the two Democratic gubernatorial candidates are struggling for name recognition....

Analysis: How Far Will the Utah GOP Go in the Fight Against SB54?

The Utah Republican Party is 0 for 3....

Monday Musing: A Million Little Things Add Up to Election Win

This pre-convention period in the election season is crazy for major contested campaigns. Campaign staffs and candidates are running themselves ragged, concentrating on myriad details and activities....

Why the Bernie Sanders Wave Won't Help Utah's Democrats

Let's start with the painfully obvious. Bernie Sanders supporters got absolutely creamed at the Salt Lake County Democratic Convention on Saturday....

No Matter Who Wins the GOP Nomination, Republicans are a Long Shot to Win the White House in 2016

Even if the GOP is able to stop Donald Trump from winning their nomination this year, Republicans are going to have a very difficult time winning the White House this year....

Policy News

Zions Bank Accepting 2016 Smart Women Grant Applications
Zions Bank is accepting applications for its 2016 Smart Women Grants, open to anyone whose proposal promotes the empowerment of women or directly benefits women or low-income and underserved populations in Utah and Idaho....

Lee, Klobuchar Praise DOJ's Comments on Canadian Pacific's Proposed Voting Trust
Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights issued the following statements on the Department of Justice’s determination that Canadian Pacific&...

Real Salt Lake Unveils Plans for Herriman-Based Training Complex
Real Salt Lake Owner Dell Loy Hansen and Herriman City Mayor Carmen Freeman jointly unveiled plans to break ground in late April on a $50 million soccer Training Complex, including a STEM school, Saturday in a pre-game briefing at Rio Tinto Stadium....

Treasurer Damschen Announces $37.6 Million New Abandoned Property Now Up for Claim
As part of an annual, tax-season tied outreach campaign, Utah State Treasurer David Damschen announced that the State of Utah's Unclaimed Property Division received more than $37.6 million in abandoned property in the second half of 2015....

Hatch Statement on Medicare Advantage Rate Announcement
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) highlighted changes announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Medicare Advantage rates and issued the following statement:...

Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Nominees in Utah
Sand County Foundation, Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, are accepting applications for the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Utah farmers and ranchers who demonstrate exemplary stewardship and management o...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: McAdams’ Mountain Accord process has failed to produce

Op-ed: With 2,700 miles of open roads, Dixie Forest has plenty of public access

Op-ed: Superdelegates’ support for Clinton is shortsighted

Op-ed: Amend Utah constitution to decriminalize polygamy

Op-ed: Despite wasteful Utah effort, public lands thankfully will remain federal

Editorial: Spend the money to modernize Utah parole board

Utah Supreme Court rejects GOP, Democratic claims in elections lawsuit

Did Utah lack ‘commitment to security’ prior to massive 2012 data breach?

‘Captain Moroni’ to media, Provo man seeks release ahead of Oregon refuge standoff trial

New 4,000-well drilling project proposed for Uinta Basin

Sanders backers don’t fare well at the S.L. County Democratic Convention

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A contested GOP convention and Utah candidates

John Florez: Education vision is DOA

Op-ed: Protecting Utah's forested watersheds

Op-ed: Teachers carry more than their fair share of the burden of underfunded schools

Editorial: Education investment priorities in Utah are out of balance

Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams kicks off re-election campaign

Utah Supreme Court rejects GOP arguments in SB54 dispute

Salt Lake County Democrats vie for ballot spots

National politics playing role in Love-Owens congressional race

The issue of pornography as a health crisis is gaining national attention


Commission candidate debate focuses on water, proper role of government (Daily Herald)

Utah County GOP chairman defends requirement of candidates to sign fitness pledges (Daily Herald)

Ogden legislative candidate Kathie Darby thinks the NRA should change course (Standard-Examiner)

Utah lawmaker Steve Handy known as Lagoon expert, author (Standard-Examiner)

Logan officials excited about new modern city website (Logan Herald Journal)

Potential of a minimum wage hike doesn't concern Park City restaurateurs (Park Record)

Panelists face off about Bishop's Public Lands Initiative (Park Record)

National Headlines

Trump's Saturday delegate disaster (Politico)

Sanders wins Wyoming caucuses (Politico)

Sanders ramps up attacks on Clinton (The Hill)

Budget crunch time for GOP (The Hill)

Angry Donald Trump blasts Colorado GOP results as 'totally unfair' (Denver Post)

Delegate-Selection Fight Plays to Ted Cruz’s Strength (Wall Street Journal)

Hillary Clinton makes case for cities in Baltimore (Baltimore Sun)

Top Benghazi panel Dem endorses Hillary Clinton (CNN)

CIA Director Says He Would Not Obey a Waterboarding Order (Associated Press)

Panama Papers Leak Signals a Shift in Mainstream Journalism (New York Times)

President Obama to Meet With Fed Chairwoman Yellen on Monday (Wall Street Journal)


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