Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 239th day of the year. There are 127 days left in 2016.
Most Utahns oppose naming Bears Ears as a national monument. Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump for stoking racist elements on the political Right. Clinton opens up a massive lead nationally.
- 74 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
- 150 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
- 195 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Friday:
- A new poll shows only 19% of Utahns want Bears Ears to be declared a new national monument. More prefer Rep. Rob Bishop‘s Public Land Initiative [Utah Policy].
- The November election hasn’t happened yet, but leadership races are already heating up on Utah’s Capitol Hill [Utah Policy].
- Wanna know what happened this week in Utah politics? Watch our week-in-review [Utah Policy].
- Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump for his ties to the racist alt-right movement and that he’s helping a “radical fringe” take over the GOP [New York Times]. Trump fires back at Clinton for using the “race card” [The Hill].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants information on whether Hillary Clinton took meetings with people after they donated to the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State [Bloomberg].
- Arizona Sen. John McCain‘s Republican primary challenger, Kelli Ward, launches an extremely nasty attack against the 79-year-old senator, suggesting he might die in office if he wins another term [Washington Post].
- Straight fire! Hillary Clinton unleashes a campaign ad directly tying Donald Trump to the KKK [Politico].
- Hillary Clinton has opened up a 10-point lead in a national poll, which is prompting rumblings she could win in a landslide in November [Politico].
- While West Jordan struggles to revive the plan to win a Facebook data center, New Mexico offers more enticements to the social media giant [Tribune].
- Evan McMullin‘s long-shot bid for the presidency is struggling to meet ballot access deadlines across the country [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1920 – The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect – giving women the right to vote.
- 2004 – An Army panel investigating prisoner abuse at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison said they had discovered “serious misconduct and a loss of moral values.”