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Friday, July 29, 2016
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How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics for Friday, July 29, 2016
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 211th day of the year. There are 155 days left in 2016.
Hillary Clinton embraces history. Bernie Sanders meets with Utah Democrats. Mark Shurtleff speaks out about the dropped corruption charges against him.
- 102 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 178 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 223 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Friday:
- What happened this week in Utah politics? Watch our analysis of the big stories from the past seven days [Utah Policy].
- Hillary Clinton stepped up to history and accepted the Democratic nomination for President. In her acceptance speech, Clinton says America is facing a "moment of reckoning" [USA Today, CNN].
- In one of the most stunning moments of the Democratic convention, Khizr Khan, the father of a slain Muslim-American soldier delivered a brutal takedown of Donald Trump, asking if the real estate mogul has ever read the Constitution and offered to loan him his dog-eared copy of the founding document [Washington Post].
- The general election matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is expected to be one of the most divisive in American history [Politico].
- Mitt Romney is reportedly considering endorsing Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson...according to Gary Johnson [Boston.com]. If Romney does endorse Johnson, it could put Utah in play as a swing state [Deseret News]. Polling numbers suggest Johnson could play a major spoiler role in November [Utah Policy].
- Bernie Sanders meets with Utah Democratic delegates and urges them to vote for Hillary Clinton [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Donald Trump Jr. says President Barack Obama lifted a phrase from his Republican convention speech, but the accusation may be nothing more than feigned outrage [NBC News].
- Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff speaks out about the dropping of corruption charges against him. He also suggests he would testify against John Swallow and blames the media for pushing a false narrative about him. Shurtleff is also on the hook for his multi-million dollar legal fees since the state dropped the charges against him [Tribune, Deseret News].
- West Jordan City Councilman Jeff Haaga is in some hot water after being cited by South Jordan police for backing his car into a parked vehicle. Haaga was allegedly intoxicated at the time, but is not facing DUI charges. He also reportedly told police officers he was exempt from any violations because he was a government official [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Local TV stations are adding more live programming in an effort to grab more political campaign advertising money [Bloomberg].
On this day in history:
- 1588 - Spain's "Invincible Armada" was defeated by an English naval force under the command of Charles Howard and Francis Drake.
- 1914 - The first transcontinental telephone linkup was completed between San Francisco and New York City.
- 1981 - Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
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Sanders to Utah Democrats: The 'revolution' is not over
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Shurtleff, Swallow cases remain a wake-up call for public officials, politicos say
Clinton delivers optimism, big promises and Trump digs
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Jay Evensen: Despite what candidates say, free trade is good
Editorial: 3 actions needed to enhance Utah's prescription drug addiction problem
Salt Lake County awarded $100,000 investment to promote tech startups
Sanders urges Utah and other delegations to defeat Trump and elect Clinton
Despite 'many signs of being intoxicated,' W. Jordan councilman avoids DUI charge
If Mitt Romney endorsed Gary Johnson, Utah could very well become a swing state
State committee takes on thorny issues of water rights, watershed
Mark Shurtleff exonerated, but questions and large debts still remain
Hillary's Acceptance Speech Was True To Her-And That's the Bad News (Politico)
Clinton's DNC address: Fact or fiction? (Politico)
Shouts of protest greet opening of Clinton speech (The Hill)
Trump unloads on Clinton moments after speech (The Hill)
Trump left out of Google search for presidential candidates (NBC News)
Somerville police officers plan protest of Black Lives Matter banner (WCVB)
The new political divide (The Economist)
Hillary Clinton: 'The sky's the limit' (CNN)
Trump, Clinton to receive intel briefings despite opposition (CNN)
Why some Democrats shouted at a retired general at the Democratic National Convention (Washington Post)
Nancy Pelosi Fails To Mention Clinton's Policy Accomplishments In DNC Speech (Daily Caller)
"Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down."Robert Orben Quote Garden
"Following the outrage that Cruz did not endorse Trump . . . . , Cruz's wife, Heidi, was escorted from the convention by security as people yelled, "Goldman Sachs!" Careful, Republicans - if you say it three times, Hillary will appear." Seth Meyers Political Humor