Morning Must Reads for Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 327th day of the year. There are 39 days left in 2016.

Utahns oppose carrying concealed weapons in public without a permit. Donald Trump will not pursue a criminal investigation against Hillary Clinton. Trump lays out his first 100 days in office.

The clock:

  • 27 days until the Electoral College meets to cast their votes for president and vice president (12/19/2016)
  • 59 days until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President (1/20/2017)
  • 62 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature (1/23/2017)
  • 107 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature (3/9/2017)
  • 350 days until the 2017 municipal elections (11/7/2017)
  • 714 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)

Ten talking points for Tuesday:

  1. Utahns overwhelming oppose a proposal to allow the carrying of concealed weapons in public without a permit [Utah Policy].
  2. There is an entirely plausible scenario that could allow Utah Democrats to win the U.S. Senate seat up for election in 2018 [Utah Policy].
  3. So much for “Lock Her Up!” Donald Trump will reportedly not pursue any criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski reports Trump feels Clinton “has been through enough” [Mediaite].
  4. Donald Trump lays out his policy plans for his first 100 days in office, which include backing out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and rolling back some environmental protections [CNN].
  5. Trump vs. the Media. An off-the-record meeting between Donald Trump and the heads of the big network news divisions turned into a “firing squad” as Trump reportedly dressed down those in attendance for they way he covered them during the election [New York Post]. Trump has pulled out of a scheduled meeting with the New York Times because he is upset with their coverage of his candidacy [CNN Money].
  6. A new poll shows most Americans think Donald Trump will do a good job as president [CNN].
  7. It will cost New York City $1 million per day to protect Donald Trump and his family when they are living at Trump Tower [Time].
  8. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says any talk of instituting a Muslim registry should be cause for great concern [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  9. A coalition of Utah businesses and conservative politicians are pushing for the Trump White House to tackle immigration reform [Utah PolicyTribune].
  10. Envision Utah has started planning for how to develop the land at the Point of the Mountain once the prison is moved [Deseret News, Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1963 – President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.
  • 1968 – The Beatles’ “White Album” was released.
  • 1998 – “60 Minutes” aired video of Dr. Jack Kevorkian administering lethal drugs to a terminally ill patient.