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Friday, August 12, 2016

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How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics for Friday, August 12, 2016

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 225th day of the year. There are 141 days left in 2016.

Utahns say Donald Trump is more trustworthy than Hillary Clinton. Gary Herbert will vote for Trump in November. Bill Clinton makes a fundraising stop in Utah.

The clock:

  • 88 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
  • 164 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 209 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Friday:

  1. Utahns say Donald Trump is more trustworthy than Hillary Clinton [Utah Policy].

  2. Gov. Gary Herbert says he will vote for Donald Trump despite his penchant for courting controversy with his remarks [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].

  3. Former President Bill Clinton visits Utah to raise money and meet with business leaders [Deseret News, Tribune].

  4. Donald Trump acknowledges he has a "tremendous problem" in Utah while making a pitch for evangelical voters [Utah Policy, ABC News]. Trump also tells evangelicals he would work to do a good job as president because it's "maybe the only way I'm going to get to heaven" [Politico].

  5. Donald Trump says he would be open to trying Americans accused of terrorism in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay [Miami Herald].

  6. Boring but important: A top aide to Hillary Clinton reportedly interviewed job candidates for the Clinton Foundation while working as Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department [The Hill].

  7. More than 70 Republicans send a letter to GOP Chairman Reince Priebus asking him to divert funds away from Donald Trump's presidential campaign to protect vulnerable members of the House and Senate [Politico]. Trump says, if that happens, he will stop fundraising for the Republican National Committee [The Hill].

  8. A dozen states, including Utah, plan to ask a judge to halt an Obama directive regarding bathroom access for transgender students in public schools [Reuters].

  9. A new survey finds a slight majority of Utahns favor declaring Bears Ears a new national monument [Tribune]. Rep. Rob Bishop says he likes the idea of Native American tribes co-managing the Bears Ears area [Deseret News].

  10. Utah teachers say a plan to allow college graduates who have expertise in a subject to get a teaching license may cause more problems than it solves [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1851 - Isaac Singer was granted a patent for hs sewing machine.
  • 1898 - A peace protocol was signed, ending the Spanish-American War. The United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines and annexed Hawaii.
  • 1981 - IBM introduced the first personal computer.
  • 1992 - President George H.W. Bush signed the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Today At Utah Policy


Utahns Say Trump is More Trustworthy than Clinton

Utahns say Republican nominee Donald Trump is more trustworthy than Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton....

Trump Sounds the Alarm About Utah

During a speech in Florida on Thursday, Donald Trump made his pitch to evangelical voters by saying he has a "tremendous problem" in Utah....

Clinton is Massively Outspending Trump on TV Advertising

Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent $52 million on ads while Donald Trump's campaign hasn't dropped a single dollar on them....

Herbert says He'll Vote for Trump

Gov. Gary Herbert says he will vote for Donald Trump in November despite his penchant for saying outrageous things....

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Lawsuit Challenges BLM's Failure to Hold Oil & Natural Gas Leases Sales
Western Energy Alliance filed a lawsuit challenging the Secretary of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) failure to hold quarterly oil and natural gas lease sales on public lands....

MedTech Associations Recognize Sen. Hatch for Leadership in MedTech Innovation
The Advanced Medical Technology Association and BioUtah presented Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) an award for his leadership in supporting and advancing medical technology innovation and patient access to care in the United States....

AARP Utah to Host 'Meet the Candidates' Barbecue on August 31
AARP Utah is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” Barbecue on Wednesday, August 31 to provide members with an opportunity to hear directly from those running for office about their views concerning issues facing people 50+.  ...

Press Release: Utah Republican Party Chair James Evans Denounces Mike Weinholtz's Support for Hillary Clinton
Utah Republican Party Chair James Evans released the following statement about the Democrat Mike Weinholtz’s support for Hillary Clinton:...

Press Release: Utah Democratic Party Chair Peter Corroon Denounces Gary Herbert's Support for Donald Trump
Utah Democratic Party Chair Peter Corroon issued the following statement in response to Governor Herbert confirming his plan to vote for Donald Trump in November:...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Case of young Somali refugee shot by police still to unfold in public

Rolly: Bishop's lands bill has a hidden gift for Phil Lyman

Utah teachers say new licensing option will further erode profession

Feds deny nonprofit status for Utah's Stevens-Henager and sister colleges, warning other such schools 'Don't waste your time'

Utah guv sticking by Trump, says 'unvarnished' comments part of his appeal

'Classic Bill Clinton,' in town to raise money for Hillary, talks about candidate's values and discusses religious freedom

Poll: Most Utahns favor a Bears Ears National Monument

Poll finds plurality support among Utahns for legalizing medical marijuana

Deseret News

Op-ed: Keep focus on students in teacher licensing debate

Editorial: Why not release the Rio Grande police video?

Bishop wants tribes to co-manage Bears Ears region

Does Donald Trump have a Utah problem? Yes - and he says that it's 'tremendous'

Small group of young Utah voters say medical marijuana shouldn't be legalized

Trump has 'tremendous problem in Utah,' gets Gov. Herbert's vote

New school year begins with a need for teachers

Former President Bill Clinton rolls into Park City to raise money for his wife's campaign

Other

Editorial: Adams needs to resign before he does more damage to Kaysville (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Weber district official: tax hike needed to fill unmet needs (Standard-Examiner)

Rep. Rob Bishop hosts town hall, talks public lands, compromises and Trump (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Next president faces possible ObamaCare meltdown (The Hill)

Liberals hold noses as Clinton seeks to win over GOP (The Hill)

Poll: Clinton and Trump in dead heat in Iowa (Politico)

Trump team, RNC to meet at pivotal moment (Politico)

Anthony Weiner still sexting other women, says Sydney Leathers (Page Six)

Campaign 2016 Brings Political Passions To New Heights (CBSNewYork)

All major US stock indexes post record closes (CNBC)

As Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump, her own email troubles undermine her attacks (Los Angeles Times)

Rochester Man Linked to ISIS Pleads Guilty in Planned Attack (New York Times)

Trump 'fine' with trying Americans at Gitmo (Associated Press)

Top Clinton State Department aide helped Clinton Foundation (CNN)

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