Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 195th day of the year. There are 171 days left in 2016.
Mel Brown loses his bid for another term. Planned Parenthood blocks Gary Herbert’s order cutting off funds to the organization. Donald Trump gets into a spat with Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
- Five days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 12 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 118 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
- 194 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
- 239 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Wednesday:
- The “Brexit” may have a chilling effect on Utah’s international business community, which is booming right now [Utah Policy].
- Utah is named the #1 state for business by CNBC [Utah Policy].
- Former Speaker of the Utah House Mel Brown loses his primary battle against Logan Wilde by a mere eight votes, but a recount may be coming [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Planned Parenthood wins a federal injunction blocking Gov. Gary Herbert‘s order to cut off federal funds to the organization [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Donald Trump says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg should resign because “her mind is shot,” following harsh criticism of him by Ginsberg, who said Trump is “a faker” [CNN].
- Donald Trump reportedly plans to unveil his running mate on Friday [Bloomberg]. Trump says he is looking for someone who is an “attack dog” for his #2 on the ticket [Wall Street Journal].
- Bernie Sanders ends his bid for the White House by endorsing Hillary Clinton [Yahoo]. Green Party nominee Jill Stein rips Sanders for getting in line behind Clinton [Politico]. Utah delegates who support Sanders are trying to figure out what’s next now that their chosen candidate is out of the race [Tribune].
- Rep. Mia Love says Donald Trump will have to come up with a “positive agenda” to win her support this year [Breitbart].
- Donald Trump continues his adversarial relationship with the truth by claiming he’s seen calls for a moment of silence to honor the man who killed five police officers in Dallas last week [Talking Points Memo].
- Salt Lake City taxpayers may have to pony up $160,000 per year to fight mosquitos at the site of the new prison near the Great Salt Lake [Tribune, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1863 – Opposition to the Federal Conscription Act triggered riots in New York City.
- 1898 – Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for the radio.
- 1967 – Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.
- 1977 – A state of emergency was declared in New York City during a 25-hour power blackout.