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Monday, May 23, 2016
Monday's Talking Points - May 23, 2016
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 144th day of the year. There are 222 days left in 2016.
Trump now leads Clinton in a national polling average for the first time. Jonathan Johnson has raised $600,000 from just one donor. Utahns favor the new signature route to the primary ballot.
- 36 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 56 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 63 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 169 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 245 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 290 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Monday:
- Donald Trump has passed Hillary Clinton in an average of head-to-head polls for the first time. Trump holds a 0.2 percent [Politico].
- The Obama administration fully lifts the embargo on arms sales to Vietnam [Washington Post].
- Speaker Paul Ryan says Donald Trump could win in November, but he's not "betting" on it [Politico].
- Sugar daddy? Overstock.com's Patrick Byrne has donated $600,000 to Jonathan Johnson's gubernatorial campaign. That includes a $250,000 check given just last week [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Utahns really like the ability for candidates to get on the primary ballot by gathering signatures according to a new poll [Utah Policy].
- Former Gov. Mike Leavitt, who headed up Mitt Romney's transition efforts in 2012, is advising Donald Trump's transition team in case he wins in November [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Former Gov. Jon Huntsman says he still has many concerns about Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, but he will still support him [The Hill].
- An analysis says charter schools in Utah are funneling millions of education dollars to a few private companies [Tribune].
- Sen. Todd Weiler floats a proposal to require Utahns to opt-in if they want to view pornography on the internet [Associated Press].
- Utah's unemployment rate inches up slightly to 3.7 percent [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1701 - Capt. William Kidd was hanged in London for piracy and murder.
- 1915 - Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
- 1934 - Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, La.
- 2013 - The Boy Scouts of American ended a century-old ban on openly gay scouts but still prohibited gay adult scout leaders.
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