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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - July 18, 2016
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 200th day of the year. There are 166 days left in 2016.
The GOP convention in Cleveland gets underway. Utah was nearly chosen to host a presidential debate this year. Donald Trump reportedly tried to back out of picking Mike Pence as his running mate.
- The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland starts today (7/18/2016)
- Seven days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 113 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 189 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 234 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Monday:
- Utah was on the list to host one of the three presidential debates during this year's election, but logistical complications killed the bid. However, the state is in prime position to host one of the debates in 2020 [Utah Policy].
- An overwhelming number of Utahns say LDS Church officials should not endorse political candidates [Utah Policy].
- The Republican national convention gets underway today as Donald Trump prepares to accept the GOP nomination [The Hill, Bloomberg].
- Utah Delegates to the GOP Convention are not thrilled Donald Trump is set to be the party's nominee [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Donald Trump reportedly tried to back out of picking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, but GOP Chairman Reince Priebus denies that's true [Talking Points Memo].
- Donald Trump and Mike Pence sat down for their first joint interview after Pence joined the ticket [Politico]. Trump told CBS News' Leslie Stahl he didn't care that Pence supported the Iraq War, even though he has repeatedly hammered Hillary Clinton for her vote for the conflict [Talking Points Memo].
- Utah election officials are suing to vacate the results of the Republican Wayne County Commission primary election, alleging the winner was illegally helped by his wife, who works in the county clerk's office [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell tours the Bears Ears area and says she was "shocked" on how little protection there is for the area [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Rep. Mia Love extends her fundraising lead over her Democratic challenger Doug Owens [Tribune].
- A gunman fatally shot three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday. The shooter was later killed during a gun battle with police [New York Times].
On this day in history:
- 1872 - Britain enacted voting by secret ballot.
- 1969 - A car driven by Sen. Edward Kennedy plunged from a bridge into a tidal pond at Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.
- 2013 - Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy.
Today At Utah Policy
|Election Officials Contest Wayne County Election|
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|Duncan Aviation Expansion Moves One Step Closer|
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|Sens. Lee, Booker Introduce Commodity Check Off Reform Bill|
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Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: I may not love Trump, but I go to Cleveland as a faithful Republican
Op-ed: As canyon landowners, we support Chaffetz' Mountain Accord bill
Rolly: Police agencies see declines in recruits and legislators don't care
Editorial: Chaffetz, Stewart and Love wrong to avoid GOP convention
State says Wayne County deputy clerk illegally helped husband win GOP primary
With Pence as No. 2, Utah Republicans feel better about Trump as No. 1
GOP's Mia Love stretches her fundraising lead over Democrat Doug Owens
Vail Resorts gives up on trademarking the name 'Park City'
Before a packed meeting, Interior Secretary Jewell sees harm visitors are causing at proposed Bears Ears monument
'We are allies,' says Mexico's new consul in Utah
Rolly: Utah's GOP delegation slapped its committeewoman, but she got the last laugh
As GOP convention begins, security concerns earn top billing
It's their party and Utah delegates are crying not because they want to, but because Trump's on the ticket
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gets another side of the Bears Ears story on Day 3 in Utah
UTA gambles $23.8M by starting now on Provo-Orem bus line; critics say agency is stacking the deck
Utah gives in to First Amendment lawsuit
New proposal calls for Utah, other states to have more participation in overseeing regional power grid
No fan of Trump, Mike Lee loses bid to unbind delegates
East side needs more subsidized housing, too, say Salt Lake City Council members
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: GOP Convention, Chaffetz's future and the PLI
Op-ed: Dear Grand Old Party - Give us a real movement to get behind
Op-ed: Mormon and Utah perspectives resonate with GOP pornography platform
Editorial: Bold policy step for GOP rules committee - pornography is a public health crisis
Editorial: We are at war with the Islamic State and terror
State alleges Wayne County clerk manipulated primary to help her husband win
UTA approves funding for Provo-Orem bus rapid transit system
Jewell 'shocked' at lack of protection for Bears Ears cultural resources
Resort withdraws controversial 'Park City' trademark application
Utah Republicans heading to national convention unsure of Trump
Monumental decision: All eyes look to Jewell on divisive Bears Ears issue
Editorial: Make Utah Lake great again (Daily Herald)
Utah auditor reviewing council member's use of Kaysville credit card (Standard-Examiner)
Park City and Summit County still deciding on a ballot initiative (Park Record)
Park City Republican committeeman hopes for 'presidential' Trump (Park Record)
Cleveland cop: Obama 'has blood on his hands' after Baton Rouge (The Hill)
Clinton: Baton Rouge an 'assault on all of us' (The Hill)
Trump on Baton Rouge shooting: 'We demand law and order' (Politico)
Trump and Pence agree to disagree, more or less (Politico)
Three police officers killed, three others wounded in Baton Rouge shooting; attacker identified (Washington Post)
Cleveland Braces for a Controversial Republican National Convention (NBC News)
Cleveland police chief says 'We're prepared for it all' at RNC (McClatchy)
Louisiana police shootings add new convention concerns (Washington Post)
Clinton holds narrow lead over Trump on eve of conventions (Washington Post)
Why We Don't Know Who's Funding the Republican Convention (TIME)
Wallace Confronts Manafort Over Reports Trump Had 'Difficulty' Making VP Decision (Mediaite)
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Abraham Lincoln Brainy Quote
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