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Morning must reads for Monday, May 15, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 135th day of the year. There are 230 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 116th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

McAdams' favorability ratings take a hit. Chaffetz is telling colleagues he's heading to Fox News. North Korea conducts a successful missile test.

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Poll: McAdams gets good favorable ratings inside Salt Lake County, but has work to do

Salt Lake County Democratic Mayor Ben McAdams has a 57 percent approval rating – good, but not great – in the county, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows....

Lament of a reluctant Trump supporter

I want Donald Trump to be successful. I support his efforts to shake up Washington, to enact tax reform and tax cuts, to reduce the regulatory quagmire, improve healthcare, to achieve energy independent, and produce jobs and economic growth....

Lee: Trump is 'fully cooperating' with Russia investigation (with video)

Sen. Mike Lee says President Donald Trump is "fully cooperating" with the FBI investigation into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election....

'Political Insiders' say Utah GOP Chairman's race is a toss up

Our "Political Insiders" say Saturday's race to be the chairman of the Utah GOP is wide open....

Trump reportedly considering getting rid of Bannon, Spicer and Priebus

Axios scoops Sunday with the news that President Donald Trump is considering a "huge reboot" of the White House that could include replacing several key parts of his administration....

Utah Farm Bureau applauds monument review

Utah Farm Bureau applauds President Trump’s review of presidential national monument designations over the past two decades including the highly controversial 1996 Grand Staircase-Escalante and 2016 Bears Ears National Monument....

Chaffetz telling colleagues in Washington he's headed to Fox News

It looks like that crazy rumor about Rep. Jason Chaffetz stepping down from Congress to take a job with Fox News Channel may be coming true....

Policy News

Sen. Lee seeks answers from President Trump on new Afghanistan policy
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to President Trump on Friday requesting answers about possible strategic and operational changes to America’s longest conflict. ...

Litehouse to expand manufacturing in southern Utah
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced that Litehouse Inc. will expand its manufacturing operations in Hurricane, adding up to 165 jobs to the community and $40 million in capital investment. ...

Utah schools receive official state STEM designation
The Utah State Board of Education approved eight public schools for the Utah STEM School Designation. This is the second group of schools to be selected since the program began last year. ...

Local Headlines

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Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Sutherland Institute: Think tank or advertising agency?

Op-ed: Partnerships with local water management entities are the key to water data

Op-ed: GOED process is open and transparent

Editorial: Utah politicians give themselves lots to laugh about

Editorial: Zinke's visit didn't include a balanced view

Guv nominates former UTA chair to lead Transportation Commission

Stewart's Richfield town hall is a marked departure from his raucous SLC forum

How an accounting error led to a criminal investigation of payments to a Kane County commissioner

Trump is 'fully cooperating' in Russia probe, Utah Sen. Mike Lee says

Utah one of only two states not complying with federal prison-rape guidelines, DOJ says

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Mother's advice: Play nice with others

Patricia Jones: Elevating women in leadership is the smart thing to do

Richard Davis: A call for political diversity, not conformity, within the LDS Church

Editorial: Time for a bipartisan investigation into Russia for the sake of national security

Huntsman Sr. says U. 'instigated' dispute in two-page ad

Stewart holds subdued town hall meeting in Richfield

Activists call for civic engagement, end to partisan politics at Constitution rally

Chaffetz telling colleagues he's headed to Fox News, report says

Utah GOP chairman race focused on fight over candidate nomination process


New Utah County GOP leadership looking toward improved communication and technology (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: In Northern Utah, the ICE raids are real - and so is fear of the law (Standard-Examiner)

Andy Beerman says a second mayoral bid is possible (Park Record)

National Headlines

Abortion politics hound senators from both parties (Politico)

Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump (Associated Press)

Senate GOP's agenda is at a moment of reckoning with unpredictable Trump (Washington Post)

Trump, irked at cabinet and staff, mulls sweeping shake-up (Axios)

Violence And Intimidation Against Republicans Are Becoming The New Normal (Daily Caller)

At Liberty, Trump Calls Critics 'Pathetic,' Praises Putting 'Faith Into Action' (NPR)

Melania Trump loves being a mom. As first lady, will she be mom-in-chief? (Washington Post)

Flynn subpoena sets up battle between White House, Congress (The Hill)

Gorsuch's Famous 'Burping Dissent' Is Now Before The Supreme Court (Daily Caller)

Who got hurt by the ransomware attack (CNNMoney)

Trump's Trade Deal 'Win' With China: Fake News? (Forbes)

Wise Words


"Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve." Benjamin Franklin

Lighter Side

"The big story still is Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, and it turns out Comey had six years left on his 10-year term. It's easier get out of your FBI contract than it is your AT&T contract." Jimmy Fallon

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