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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.
- 29 days until the last day to register to vote by mail (10/9/2018)
- 36 days until mail-in ballots are sent to voters (10/16/2018)
- 43 days until in-person early voting begins (10/23/2018)
- 50 days until the last day to register to vote in person or by mail (10/30/2018)
- 52 days until in-person early voting ends (11/2/2018)
- 57 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
- 140 days until the first day of the 2019 Utah Legislature (1/28/2019)
- 187 days until the final day of the 2019 Utah Legislature (3/14/2019)
- 785 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyMia Love's campaign admits to improper campaign fundraising but won't refund most of the money
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....
Analysis: Ben McAdams has to peel support away from Mia Love if he's going to beat her in November
Ben McAdams has some work to do....
Poll: Mia Love has a 3-point lead over Ben McAdams in 4th District matchup
A new UtahPolicy.com survey finds Mia Love with a slim 3-point lead over Democrat Ben McAdams in their 4th Congressional District race....
Podcast: Mia Love's slim lead over Ben McAdams
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....
'Political Insiders' expect Kavanaugh to be confirmed to the Supreme Court
Our "Political Insiders" and readers say the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a done deal....
Poll: Republicans are fans of BYU while Democrats and independents root for Utah
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....
Polls! Polls! Polls! Bernick and Schott on politics Ep. 388
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....
OTHER UTAH HEADLINES
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.
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
- We're less than two months to the 2018 election. Campaigns are beginning their final sprint toward the finish line with control of Congress up for grabs - http://bit.ly/2O49poa
- GOP Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel says Democrats have an advantage in voter enthusiasm heading into November's midterm elections - http://bit.ly/2MhTBMK
- Republicans are racing to save Sen. Ted Cruz from defeat as he faces an unexpectedly strong challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke - https://politi.co/2MgZVUU
- Bob Woodward reports in his new book about the Trump White House that President Trump spooked Pentagon leadership by nearly sending a tweet that they believed North Korea would have interpreted as a sign of an imminent U.S. attack - https://yhoo.it/2O3S7aH
- Woodward says Americans "better wake up to what's going on" in the Trump administration before we experience a full-blown crisis - https://cbsn.ws/2O48ST3
- Brett Kavanaugh appears to have enough votes to be confirmed to the Supreme Court in early October - http://bit.ly/2O1MJVv
- North Korea is still making nuclear weapons and stepping up efforts to hide the production from the West - https://nbcnews.to/2O5gowU
- Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, is considering a plea deal ahead of his second criminal trial set to begin later this month - https://bloom.bg/2Obabzu
- George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, says the Trump campaign team was "fully aware" of his efforts to broker a summit between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin - https://abcn.ws/2MhUPrd
- The C.I.A. is set to begin drone strikes on al Qaeda and ISIS from a new secret base in the Sahara Desert, expanding a program that was curtailed under the Obama administration - https://nyti.ms/2O5dyIg
- Hurricane Florence will hit the East Coast this week later this week - https://cnn.it/2MgXDoM
- Blue-collar jobs are booming under President Trump, growing at their fastest rate in 30 years - https://wapo.st/2MiFjLK
- Wages are growing according to a new report from the Labor Department. Worker pay grew 2.9% last year - http://bit.ly/2O3PMfU
- California officials are exploring ways to limit the sale of ammunition, including raising taxes on bullets or requiring sellers to have licenses - https://nyti.ms/2O46pbp
- Apple banned the official InfoWars app from their App Store, saying it violated the company's rules against "objectionable content" - https://reut.rs/2O0kJkV
- Chinese officials are cracking down on Christian groups in that country by destroying crosses and burning bibles - http://bit.ly/2Ob8p1i
- CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves resigned a few hours after the publication of new sexual assault allegations against him - http://bit.ly/2MgLVKw
- If a new Starbucks opens in your neighborhood, it's a pretty good sign home prices are about to go up - https://wapo.st/2MhVr09
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
- 1776 - Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
- 1813 - The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
- 1823 - Simon Bolivar was named the president of Peru with dictatorial powers.
- 1846 - Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
- 1963 - Black students entered the white public schools of Birmingham, Tuskegee and Mobile in Alabama after President John F. Kennedy federalized the state's National Guard.
- 2008 - Scientists in Geneva activated the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest subatomic particle accelerator.
- 2009 - Rep. Joe Wilson shouted, "You lie!" during President Barack Obama's address on healthcare reform to a joint session of Congress.
Policy NewsUnited 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)
"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade." Tom Peters
"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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