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Monday, September 21, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Monday, September 21, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 101 days left in 2015.
Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders top their party's presidential fields in Utah. Carson says a Muslim should not be elected president. Count My Vote leaders say the two sides in the lawsuit over SB54 cannot negotiate a settlement that changes the law.
- 43 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 119 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 126 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 129 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 171 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 281 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 414 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Despite trailing in early primary and caucus states, Democrat Hillary Clinton has extended her national lead over Bernie Sanders [CNN].
- In Utah, a new poll shows Ben Carson is tops among the GOP field while Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden are the top picks among Democrats [Utah Policy].
- So much for not requiring a religious test to hold office. Ben Carson says in an interview that he does not believe a Muslim should be the president [The Hill].
- Pope Francis visits Washington, D.C. this week. His liberal views and policies have some Congressional Republicans feeling a bit of heartburn over his visit [CNN].
- A judge has ordered the state and Utah GOP to mediate a solution in the lawsuit over SB54. Leaders of the Count My Vote group say that's not legal because the two parties cannot alter existing law [Utah Policy].
- Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski are laying out their respective visions for Utah's capital city ahead of November's election [Deseret News].
- Biskupski wins the endorsement of LGBT leaders in Salt Lake City [Tribune].
- The prison relocation could be a potent political issue in the 2015 and 2016 elections [Deseret News].
- Utah's job growth was tops for the entire nation in August [Deseret News, Associated Press].
- The Utah ACLU is threatening a lawsuit unless the state does better providing legal defense for poor Utahns [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1780 - American Gen. Benedict Arnold gave plans to the British for the surrender of West Point, N.Y. Arnold's name was forever after associated with the word "traitor."
- 1792 - The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.
- 1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien published "The Hobbit."
- 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor received a unanimous vote in the Senate to become the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1983 - Interior Secretary James Watt described a special advisory panel as consisting of "a black...a woman, two Jews and a cripple." Watt later apologized and resigned.
Today At Utah Policy
Salt Lake Tribune
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Op-ed: We still must rise above our history of scapegoating immigrants
Op-ed: Medicaid expansion is not the Utah way of helping poor
Op-ed: Cutting impact fees helps developers, not SLC residents
Op-ed: Diverse homeless population requires multi-pronged solution
Editorial: Dixie rightfully allows free speech on campus
Millcreek residents turn out to ponder their future
Gov. Herbert visits Hildale, search for last victim to pause Sunday
Most Utahns say public lands should be managed differently, balancing development with preservation
If Utah doesn't provide better legal defense for the poor, ACLU may file lawsuit
LGBT leaders endorse Biskupski for Salt Lake City mayor
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Second GOP debate highlights some substance, endless entertainment
Op-ed: Medicaid expansion in Utah responsibly helps poor, needy
John Florez: Seems like Salt Lake is being 'Aspenized'
Drew Clark: Improving religious freedom must begin with cultivating society's soil
Op-ed: Provider tax good way to expand Utah's health insurance
Editorial: Consider these principles when improving Utah's public education
Utah high court sides with fired Wal-Mart employees who claimed self-defense
Utah economy operating at 'full employment'
Utahns in U.S. House vote to cut Planned Parenthood funding
Prison relocation still remains issue in political races
Recreation, wildlife, farming dominate public lands concerns
'We are all humbled': Gov. Herbert visits Hildale families, tours flood aftermath
Becker, Biskupski's visions crystalize as election approaches
New campaign urges voters to approve tax hike for transportation
Logan, Providence set for by-mail election (Logan Herald Journal)
Editorial: New water heater rule is worth it (Standard-Examiner)
Utah self-defense laws trump employer policy in Walmart firings (Standard-Examiner)
Dilapidated voting machines may put elections at risk (Standard-Examiner)
Hating on Pope Francis (Politico)
The Carly show hits the road to rave reviews (Politico)
Fiorina jumps to second place in post-debate poll (The Hill)
Tensions rise over women in combat (The Hill)
GOP candidate Carson: Muslim shouldn't be elected president (Associated Press)
In N.H., Hillary Clinton is lacking in the art of contact (Boston Globe)
Civil Rights Commission: Detention centers violate immigrants' constitutional rights (Christian Science Monitor)
Biden's Wife Jill Would Be 'on Board' If the VP Decides to Run for President (ABC News)
Bernie Sanders talks about his brand of socialism (CBS News)
California Republicans confront long odds in race to fill Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat (Los Angeles Times)
Yellen, other Fed officials to ramp up October rate-hike debate (MarketWatch)