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Morning must reads for Monday, May 22, 2017
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 142nd day of the year. There are 223 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 123rd day of Donald Trump's presidency.
The Utah GOP picks Rob Anderson to chair the party. Utah Republicans may be moving toward the political middle. Trump's budget cuts $1.7 trillion from entitlement programs.
26 days until the Utah Democratic State Convention at Weber State University (6/17/2017)
85 days until the 2017 Utah primary election (8/15/2017)
169 days until the 2017 election (11/7/2017)
245 days until the opening day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (1/22/2018)
290 days until the final day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (3/8/2018)
533 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
1,261 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
|Top GOP officials head off embarrassment at Saturday's Republican Convention|
Want to learn how to head off an embarrassment in the Utah Republican Convention when you really believe your man will be booed by upwards of 4,000 hard-core delegates?...
|'Political Insiders' say Trump made the wrong move when he fired Comey|
Our "Political Insiders" mostly disapprove of President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey....
|Chaffetz: Government leakers should be jailed|
Rep. Jason Chaffetz says those inside the government who leak information to the press should go to jail....
|Analysis: The Utah GOP takes some baby steps toward the political middle|
Have the top echelons of the Utah Republican Party made a turn, more to the middle?Maybe....
|Utah GOP picks Rob Anderson as new chair (with video)|
There will not be a third term for Utah GOP Chairman James Evans as Republican delegates gave the current party leader the heave-ho on the first ballot Saturday....
|Rules for special election to replace Chaffetz set, but lawsuits loom|
And off we go!...
|Op-ed: Separation of powers|
When a vacancy occurs in the U.S House of Representatives an election of the people must occur. The U.S. Constitution states that the times, places and manner of elections will be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof (Article 1, Section 4). Further, U.S. Code ...
|Beg to Differ: 'Isn't that special?!'|
Another tumultuous week in Utah politics for both Republicans and Democrats....
|Senators applaud Pres. Trump's Executive Order on national monument review|
Sen. Lee (R-UT) and 25 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Trump supporting his April 26th Executive Order calling for a review of national monuments created under the 1906 Antiquities Act. The letter reads in part: ...
|Hatch statement on NAFTA notification|
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration notified Congress of its intent to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreeme...
|Bishop statement on appointment to chair Speaker's Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs|
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced the creation of the Speaker's Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs....
Salt Lake Tribune
"There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!" John Hancock
"A recording just came out from a closed-door meeting where Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy says he thinks Vladimir Putin actually pays Donald Trump. Trump said he never accepted any money from Putin, because he was paid entirely in KFC gift cards." Jimmy Fallon