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Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:
- 41% of Utahns say they're ready to vote to give President Trump another term in 2020.
- Anthony Scaramucci really wants Mitt Romney to run against Trump.
- John Bolton was alarmed by efforts to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump's political rivals.
Days to the 2019 Utah municipal elections: 21 (11/5/2019)
Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 104 (1/27/2020)
Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 140 (3/3/2020)
Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 259 (6/23/2020)
Days to the 2020 election: 385 (11/3/2020)
Lawmakers consider tax overhaul options, but cast doubt on a special session before the end of the year
- Editorial: Utah edges closer to tackling intergenerational poverty
- Sen. Mike Lee to presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke: ‘Take it back’
- Utah’s new homeless centers already turning away women in ‘startling’ early strain on new system
- The deal that ignited Utah’s tech explosion
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- Stuart C. Reid: Oaks does not deserve to be attacked over LGBT rights
- San Juan County heads into another controversial special election — and possibly the first step to a new form of government
- Salt Lake City’s new resource center for homeless women is already full and overflowing
- A third of Utah voters support impeachment proceedings against Trump, poll shows
- Neglect of Salt Lake City’s west side emerges as big topic in mayoral debate between Escamilla and Mendenhall
- Of all the success stories that began in Utah, none is larger than this one (Deseret News)
- Northern Utah leads state, most of the nation in jobs growth (Standard-Examiner)
- Panel examines interaction of outdoors industry, Cache Valley gov't (Herald Journal)
- Utah’s Ogden-Clearfield metro area ranks No. 3 in the nation for job growth (Salt Lake Tribune)
- Undercover Video Reveals Tension Between CNN Staff, Leadership Over Nonstop Trump Focus (Epoch Times)
- CNN Failed to Disclose Warren Town Hall Questioner Was Maxed-Out Donor (Free Beacon)
- ABC News Broadcasts Fake Syria Bombing Video That's Actually From a Kentucky Military Show in 2017 (Gizmodo)
- NBC’s culture of corruption and sexual abuse may be even worse than anyone thought (Washington Examiner)
- Maria Bartiromo: DOJ inspector general report due out Friday and covers 'more than just FISA abuse' (Washington Examiner)
- How Woke Capitalism Corrupts Business (Public Discourse)
- Conservatives Take The Lead Over Trudeau’s Liberals With Only One Week Until Election Day (Federalist)
- Legislator Who Argues Housing Is a Human Right Also Suing to Stop Affordable Housing in Her District (Reason)
- Beto O’Rourke Admits He’ll Take Tax Exempt Status Away From Mosques, Historically Black Colleges (Daily Wire)
- States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks (USA Today)
- The Egyptians the Western media ignore (New York Post)
Donald Trump “is responding the only way he knows how: by being petty as hell”. In a press conference on Thursday, Trump defended his decision by saying that the Kurds did not help the US in the second world war. (They did, in fact, assist the Allies). The argument is ridiculous, Noah said,...
Bombshell! Former national security advisor John Bolton objected to the effort to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on President Trump's political rivals and called Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani a "hand grenade who's going to blow everybody up" [New York Times].
Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top Russia adviser, told Congress on Monday that Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was running a shadow foreign policy in the country and saw "wrongdoing" related to Ukraine policy. She also said she had two meetings with a National Security Council lawyer about Giuliani's efforts to investigate President Trump's rivals [Politico].
Federal prosecutors are pouring over Rudy Giuliani's business dealings in Ukraine, including his finances. They've also scrutinized his bank records [Wall Street Journal].
It's debate night
12 Democratic presidential hopefuls will meet on the debate stage in Ohio Tuesday night [AP].
President Trump said Monday he was applying new sanctions on Turkey and was seeking a ceasefire after their military action into northern Syria [CNN].
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is rethinking his decision to not run for president if former vice president Joe Biden's continues to struggle against Elizabeth Warren [CNBC].
On Tuesday House Democrats will take the wraps off their plan to reduce college costs [Washington Post].
The social media platform's founder Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months [Politico].
For your radar
U.S. manufacturing had its worst month since the Great Recession last month, erasing hopes for a quick turnaround for industry [Washington Post].