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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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Morning Must Reads for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 251st day of the year. There are 115 days left in 2016.

Evan McMullin says Hillary Clinton is too corrupt to be president. Donald Trump calls for more defense spending. Sandy City puts the kibosh on a waste-to-energy project.

The clock:

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

Ten talking points for Wednesday:

  1. Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin calls Hillary Clinton "too corrupt" to be elected president [Utah Policy].

  2. Donald Trump is set to call for a big boost in defense spending and turn America's foreign policy away from "regime change" [CBS News].

  3. Former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson settles her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes for a reported $20 million [Associated Press].

  4. Donald Trump is crushing Hillary Clinton among military and veteran voters by a whopping 19-points [NBC News].

  5. Whoops! Evan McMullin's campaign may have inadvertently named "Nathan Johnson" as his running mate. The campaign says the name is simply a placeholder on the ballot until he names an actual VP candidate, but in some states, the campaign will not be able to replace "Nathan Johnson" on the ballot [Politico].

  6. Utahns remember conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly who died over the weekend [Tribune].

  7. Sandy City officials pull the plug on a controversial waste-to-energy project [Tribune].

  8. A new rule change could allow high school athletes in Utah to change schools without any restrictions whatsoever [Deseret News, Tribune].

  9. Nolan Karras is named the chairman of the Weber State Univeristy board of trustees [Deseret News].

  10. Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 7 on Wednesday. The tech giant is reportedly removing the headphone jack from the new device [New York Times].

On this day in history:

  • 1927 - TV pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using a device called an image dissector.
  • 1940 - Nazi Germany launched the London Blitz, bombings that Adolf Hitler believed would soften Britain for invasion. The invasion never materialized.
  • 1977 - President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos signed a treaty to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
  • 1996 - Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas. He died six days later.


Today At Utah Policy


McMullin says Clinton is Too Corrupt to be President

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin says he launched his longshot bid for the White House because America deserves better leadership than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump....

'I Have Questions with Bryan Schott' - Evan McMullin

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin speaks with UtahPolicy.com managing Editor Bryan Schott about his bid for the White House....

Evan McMullin to Open Campaign HQ Wednesday in Salt Lake City

Utah independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is launching his national campaign headquarters in downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday evening....

Dallas Morning News Editorial Rips Trump

The Dallas Morning News blasts GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in an editorial, saying he's "no Republican."...

Chaffetz: Reopen Probe Into Whether Clinton Obstructed Justice over Emails

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz requests a new investigation into whether Hillary Clinton and her aidesimpeded a congressional inquiry by deleting an archive of her emails....

Policy News


Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico Welcomes Input on Territory's Economic Outlook, Extends Deadline for Submissions
Members of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico welcomed responses to their call for stakeholder input on ideas to identify reforms needed to grow the territory’s economy and announced an extension of the deadline for subm...

Press Release: Outdoor Industry Association & OIAPAC Endorse Doug Owens in Utah
Outdoor Industry Association and OIAPAC are proud to endorse Doug Owens in his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah’s 4thCongressional District....

SLCC Receives TRIO Award From Department of Education
Salt Lake Community College received a $1.23 million TRIO Talent Search award from the Department of Education. ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Police shootings deserve as much oversight as possible

More air passengers jetting out of Provo, Ogden

Rolly: Dem candidate may be breaking fundamental rule of Utah politics: Don't tick off Mormons

Provo mayor blames Trump, Clinton for 'trickle-down' potty mouth

How Utah stands out in two new presidential polls

Utahns remember Phyllis Schlafly as a conservative champion, friend and polarizing figure

Riverton Council tables police tax, ballot proposal

Deseret News

Richard Davis: The debates are coming: Why not take advantage of them?

Op-ed: Don't impose a new monument on San Juan County

Jay Evensen: The Great Salt Lake is in trouble, and solutions aren't easy

Editorial: Press access in the presidential campaigns a positive first step, could be better

Hal Boyd: Wooing Utah's quintessentially American voting bloc

New Utah program aims to help federal offenders change lives, avoid prison

Nolan Karras elected chairman of WSU board of trustees

Provo mayor calls for civil discourse in the public square

ITT Tech closes its 130 campuses, including Murray school

Poll: Clinton leads Trump in 4th District

Other

Utah County Democrats open campaign office in Provo (Daily Herald)

School bus pollution cuts in Utah may come from Volkswagen scandal (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Five reasons Hillary could be blowing it (Politico)

Get ready for a wild polling ride (Politico)

'Hardball' Pentagon memo creates firestorm (The Hill)

Senate blocks Zika funding (The Hill)

Gun violence surges in Chicago, where residents want to show 'everything is not all bad' (Washington Post)

ITT Technical Institutes shut down after 50 years in operation (Washington Post)

Poll: Nine weeks out, a near even race (CNN)

Obama pushes trade in Asia, but has 2016 killed the TPP? (CNN)

Judge puts hold on plan to open California lands to fracking (Associated Press)

Goldman Sachs Bans Employees from Donating to Trump (Fortune)

Lower Manhattan has bounced back from 9/11 attacks, as new industries and housing pushed growth (New York Daily News)

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