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Situational awareness - November 27, 2018
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City.
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Notable: Dictionary.com picks "misinformation" as the 2018 Word of the Year - http://bit.ly/2FVM6gP
Executive summary: McAdams says he's still committed to voting against Pelosi. Love rips Trump in her concession speech. Mueller says Manafort lied to investigators, violating his plea agreement.
62 days until the first day of the 2019 Utah Legislature (1/28/2019)
108 days until the final day of the 2019 Utah Legislature (3/14/2019)
189 days until the municipal election filing period opens (6/3/2019)
193 days until the municipal election filing period ends (6/7/2019)
260 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)
344 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)
434 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)
708 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyPodcast: One-on-one with Ben McAdams
Newly elected 4th District Congressman Ben McAdams is standing by his pledge not to vote for Nancy Pelosi to become the next Speaker of the House....
Love says Republicans need to start building relationships if they want to win again (video)
Rep. Mia Love, fresh off her fiery concession speech where she trashed President Trump, went on CNN to discuss why Republicans lost control of the House in the 2018 midterms....
Lee: Criminal justice reform will make Americans safer
Sen. Mike Lee says the proposed overhaul of the criminal justice system in Congress will make America's justice system smarter and Americans safer....
'Unleashed' Love bashes Trump, Republicans, and the media following her narrow loss
Saying her close loss to Democrat Ben McAdams has "unleashed" her to speak her mind, outgoing Rep. Mia Love directed her post-election ire toward McAdams, President Trump, the Republican Party and the media....
CYBER 24 Episode 37: Cybersecurity expert panel - Part I
The world of cybersecurity faces some significant challenges over the next several years. In this week's episode of CYBER24, we bring you a panel discussion we led at a recent cybersecurity summit hosted by VLCM....
Democratic field to replace McAdams as Salt Lake County Mayor could be a crowded one
Ben McAdams will resign as Salt Lake County Mayor in early January to take his seat in Congress. Before that happens, attention will turn to who might replace him once he leaves....
Poll shows planning for future growth is a top priority for Utahns
A high percentage of Utahns believe the state should be aggressively planning for the growth the state will see in 10 to 40 years, a recent Dan Jones & Associates poll finds....
OTHER UTAH HEADLINES
Mike Leavitt: Dan Jones had the stature of a giant
Sen. Mike Lee disagrees with Trump on Saudi Arabia, killing of journalist
Alta ski president: Unfair exclusion from land trades is attempt to 'bully'
Election results certified as officials tout 75.55 percent voter turnout
Mia Love criticizes Republicans and Trump; calls Ben McAdams 'wolf in sheep's clothing'
Will Utah's Inland Port move fossil fuels? Port critics worry it will, but no decisions have been made
How Utah Sen. Mike Lee may have paved the way for Trump's new asylum plan
Salt County D.A., FBI seek dismissal of ex-A.G. Mark Shurtleff's civil rights lawsuit
These Prop. 2 supporters just expressed their issues with the medical marijuana compromise bill. Here's what they're worried about
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: The rent is too damn high
Utahns to enjoy one last Cyber Monday without a comprehensive internet sales tax
Five years after the government shutdown, Utah is no closer to seeing a $1 million payback from the feds
Rep. Mia Love takes shots at Trump, McAdams and news media in her first public appearance since election loss
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox praises 'ridiculous' jump in Utah voter turnout after statewide canvass of election results
Inland Port opponents criticize naming of oil and gas advocates to new technical committee
During 5-hour meeting, speakers push to keep Prop 2, while Hughes argues cannabis bill won't nullify initiative vote
Rep. Mia Love slams Trump, Republicans in concession speech (Daily Herald)
- Bombshell! Special counsel Robert Mueller says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort broke his plea agreement by lying repeatedly to investigators and should be sentenced to jail immediately. Manafort's team disputes the claim - https://wapo.st/2FK9uxD
- Longtime national security journalist Marcy Wheeler suggests Mueller may have played Manafort and may have ensured his report on the Russia investigation will be made public no matter what - http://bit.ly/2FIpgZD
- Conservative author Jerome Corsi says he is rejecting a plea agreement deal offered by investigators from special counsel Robert Mueller - https://wapo.st/2FGLH1q
- Democrats won control of the House with the largest margin of victory in a midterm election for either party - https://nbcnews.to/2FLsTy5
- President Trump insists he wants no less than $5 billion in funding for his proposed border wall in a funding package to avoid a government shutdown. GOP leaders think the president may be willing to make a deal - https://politi.co/2FSFJLc
- Republicans in Congress are making a last-ditch effort to pass more tax reform before Democrats take control of the House in January - http://bit.ly/2FEvoCe
- House Democrats are urging their members to tap the brakes on launching investigations of the Trump White House. Instead, they want to focus on other issues like immigration - https://reut.rs/2FVJRKr
- Surprise! Democrat Beto O'Rourke has changed his mind about 2020. He says he's not ruling out a run for president after vowing not to run during his U.S. Senate campaign - https://politi.co/2FL0Grn
- General Motors announced it planned to shutter five factories in North America and cut 14,000 jobs. The move angered President Trump who promised to bring manufacturing jobs back to America. The move suggests the U.S. economy may be starting to slow - https://nyti.ms/2FMn1EL
- Voters go to the polls Tuesday in Mississippi to decide the winner of that state's racially charged U.S. Senate runoff election. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith is a heavy favorite to defeat Democrat Mike Espy - http://bit.ly/2FGLn2I
- President Trump says he does not believe the sobering report on the effects of climate change released by his own administration - http://bit.ly/2FHbbM0
- The Ukranian government imposed martial law in some parts of the country that could be vulnerable to military action by Russia - https://fxn.ws/2FG5yh5
- The federal government is spending more than $1 billion to rebuild houses in Puerto Rico. Contractors are gouging the feds by charging steep markups on many items, like $600 for a bathroom sink - https://nyti.ms/2FK8Ujr
- Fox News unveils their subscription-only streaming service, Fox Nation, today. It's described as Netflix for conservatives - https://nyti.ms/2FI0NUr
- President Trump suggested creating a worldwide state-run news network to combat the "unfair" way the U.S. is treated by the media - https://politi.co/2FIssVb
- NASA's InSight lander touched down successfully on Mars Monday. The probe will spend two years exploring the interior of the red planet - https://cnn.it/2FKwjkz
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
- 1924 - In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
- 1968 - Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.
- 1973 - The U.S. Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President. On Dec. 6, the House will confirm him 387-35.
- 1978 - San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
- 1989 - Virginia certified Douglas Wilder as the first elected African-America governor by a margin of 0.38% of the vote.
Policy NewsReal Women Run returns to northern Utah
All are welcome at Real Women Run Northern Utah on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Cache County Historic Courthouse (199 Main St, Logan, UT 84321). ...
Nine Utah lawmakers awarded for conservative voting records
The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its ratings of the 2018 meeting of the Utah State Legislature. ...
Utah Senate anounces visual arts scholarship competition for 2019
The 5th Annual Utah Senate Visual Arts Scholarship Competition for 9th 12th-grade students is now open....
Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Weekend EventOutdoors Report--Tribune: Cold weather and snowmaking machines push Snowbird opening up to Saturday--Tribune: The juniper mystery: Why is a tree that's supposed to withstand drought suddenly dying in southern Utah?--KSL.com:Wildlife officials to begin restoratio...
More National Headlines
'No collusion' with Russia during 2016 campaign: Former Trump aide (ABC News)
Top Dem donor says Gillibrand 'stained' reputation with Franken's ousting (The Hill)
Senior House Democrats tap brakes on investigating Trump (Reuters)
Beto O'Rourke says he's considering 2020 run, after saying during campaign he wasn't (FOX News)
California Today: Sexual Misconduct Claims Roil the State's Democratic Party (New York Times)
Graham blasts Ocasio-Cortez's comparison of migrants to Jews in Nazi Germany (The Hill)
Trump suggests US could slap 10% tariffs on iPhones and laptops imported from China (CNBC)
The anti-Nancy Pelosi forces just admitted defeat (CNN)
Lawsuit against Trump and his DC hotel is dismissed (CNN)
Obamacare enrollment is lagging, despite cheaper options (Washington Post)
Trump makes final push for Hyde-Smith (The Hill)
"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." Abraham Lincoln
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