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Situational awareness - September 10, 2018

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.

The Love vs. McAdams race narrows, but Love still has the edge. Campaigns begin the final sprint to the 2018 election. Blue-collar jobs are surging.


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Today At Utah Policy

images/Resized_Mugshots/Mia_Love_04.jpgMia Love's campaign admits to improper campaign fundraising but won't refund most of the money
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Rep. Mia Love's campaign will refund less than half of what the Federal Election Commission says was more than a million dollars that was improperly raised for a primary election that didn't happen....
images/Resized_Mugshots/Love_McAdams_06.jpgAnalysis: Ben McAdams has to peel support away from Mia Love if he's going to beat her in November
By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
Ben McAdams has some work to do....
images/Resized_Mugshots/Love_McAdams_10.jpgPoll: Mia Love has a 3-point lead over Ben McAdams in 4th District matchup
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
A new UtahPolicy.com survey finds Mia Love with a slim 3-point lead over Democrat Ben McAdams in their 4th Congressional District race....
images/Shutterstock_Icons/podcast_13.jpgPodcast: Mia Love's slim lead over Ben McAdams
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott break down our latest poll numbers showing Republican Mia Love has a narrow 3-point lead over Democrat Ben McAdams in Utah's 4th District....
images/Resized_Mugshots/Brett_Kavanuagh_02.jpg'Political Insiders' expect Kavanaugh to be confirmed to the Supreme Court
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Our "Political Insiders" and readers say the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a done deal....
images/articles/Utah_Utes_Helmet.jpgPoll: Republicans are fans of BYU while Democrats and independents root for Utah
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
College football season is here. A new UtahPolicy.com survey from Dan Jones and Associates finds the University of Utah is the most popular college team in the state, and most Utahns expect the Utes to have the best season this year....
images/Resized_Logos/Bernick_and_Schott_on_Politics_480.jpgPolls! Polls! Polls! Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 388
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
We've got lots of poll results to dig into this week. Mitt Romney has a big lead in the U.S. Senate race. Support for medical marijuana dips following the LDS Church's public opposition....


Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: LDS Church claims neutrality while affecting Utah politics

Op-ed: Legislature will not move unless ballot measures pass

Editorial: San Juan election is historic, so it needs to be legitimate

Democrat Ben McAdams gains ground on Republican Rep. Mia Love in new poll

Utah Supreme Court agrees to settle Holladay's election dispute over developing the former Cottonwood Mall site

30, 40, almost 50 students? Here are the hotspots for overcrowded classrooms in Utah

Why is Emigration Creek - a historic Utah waterway - dry? Blame runs from climate change to drought to development to water-sucking wells.

A sign that election campaigns are breaking the law? Look around next time you're driving on Utah highways.

Deseret News

Pignanelli & Webb: Marijuana, Kavanaugh & the Reagan Roundtable Oh my!

Editorial: Fixing Senate hearings is as easy as 'School House Rock'

Rep. Chris Stewart joins colleagues seeking millions more for mental health care

Poll: Love has three-point lead over McAdams in 4th Congressional District

Hatch, Lee rip Democrats' 'theatrics,' predict Kavanaugh confirmation

Utah County voters won't weigh in on $22 million transportation sales tax hike this year

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Policy News

United Utah Party to host housing affordability summit
The United Utah Party is holding a Housing Affordability Summit on September 29th at 1 PM at the Tyler Branch of the Salt Lake County Public Library, 8041 South Wood Street (55 West), Midvale, Utah 84047. The summit will be open to the public....
Reps. Stewart, Delaney, Serrano, and Faso push for more mental health funding in bipartisan letter
Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John K. Delaney (D-MD), Jose Serrano (D-NY), and John Faso (R-NY) sent a letter to Chairman Tom Cole (OK-5) and Ranking Member Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-5) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Service, Educa...
Hatch, Heinrich pass critical bipartisan legislation to protect sagebrush habitat
 Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) released the following statements after the Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act passed by unanimous consent in the Senate....
Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Weekend EventsOutdoors Report--Tribune:Gehrke: Moving a big piece of the Interior Department to Utah isn't a terrible idea, but don't expect it to change how the lands are managed--Tribune: Utah's recreation riches lure companies and cash, but Gov. Herbert says striking a ba...
Sutherland Institute announces Rep. Bishop in 2018 Congressional Event Series
Sutherland Institute announced Rep. Rob Bishop will be participating in its 2018 Congressional Event Series on Monday, Sept. 10....
Public asked to 'Start the Conversation' on September 8 to prevent youth suicides
 Salt Lake City is inviting parents and teens to take part in the "Start the Conversation" event on September 8 to address Utah's alarming rate of teen suicide....

More National Headlines

Why Trump's Record Trumps the Media's Spin (National Interest)

Divided America of Trump era challenges ad industry (AFP)

As Leslie Moonves Negotiates His Exit from CBS, Six Women Raise New Assault and Harassment Claims (New Yorker)

Cuomo distances himself from, criticizes NY Dems' mailer targeting Nixon as unsupportive to Jewish community (CNN)

Prosecutors say they were 'mistaken' in sex claim against accused Russian spy Maria Butina (USA Today)

Inside the GOP's rescue mission for Ted Cruz (Politico)

Native Americans Propose Change To Yellowstone Landmark Names (NPR)

Trump officials ramp up calls to probe op-ed author's identity (The Hill)

Pence: 'Very disappointing' to see Obama 'become so political' (The Hill)

O Cannabis! What happens when pot's legal next door? (Star Tribune)

Lehman: Political and Personal (Wall Street Journal)

Wise Words


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Lighter Side

Blue's Clues

"Speaking of the president, after one of his staffers wrote an anonymous op-ed criticizing him, Trump is trying to find out who it was. Today he said, "It's kind of fun. It's like I'm playing a real life version of 'Blue's Clues.'" Jimmy Fallon

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