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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - September 3, 2015
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.
Trump is likely to rule out a third-party bid. How many more voters can we expect to see in November's Salt Lake City Mayoral election? The University of Utah launches a new public-policy institute.
- 61 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 137 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 144 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 145 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 189 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 299 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 432 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- Republican front-runner Donald Trump is likely to pledge not to run as a third-party candidate [The Hill].
- Vice President Joe Biden is sparking more speculation he will run for president in 2016 with a rousing "campaign style" in Miami [Politico, New York Times].
- Stephen Colbert launches a campaign mocking Jeb Bush's effort to fundraise off his first show as the new host of The Late Show [Time].
- Here's a poem composed completely from emails sent by Hillary Clinton [Newsweek].
- How many more voters can we expect to show up in November's Salt Lake City Mayoral election? [Utah Policy].
- The University of Utah officially launches a public policy institute funded by and named after, developer Kem Gardner [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- President Barack Obama wins a major foreign policy victory as he now has enough votes to sustain a veto if Congress votes to kill the nuclear agreement he negotiated with Iran [Los Angeles Times].
- Sarah Palin is set to headline a fundraiser for a Utah anti-abortion group next month [Associated Press].
- Where do Utahns get their political news? Hint: not newspapers or social media [Utah Policy].
- There's more talk that the Salt Lake Tribune may be sold soon [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1777 - The U.S. flag was flown in battle for the first time during a Revolutionary War conflict at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware.
- 1783 - The Treaty of Paris was signed, officially ending the American Revolutionary War and recognizing U.S. independence from Britain.
- 1929 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17, its pre-crash high.
- 1939 - Britain and France declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland.
- 1976 - The unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet.
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