Situational awareness – December 31, 2019

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City.

Can you believe it’s the last day of 2019 and the decade (depending on how you look at it)?

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Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:

  • Protesters surround the American embassy in Baghdad
  • The challenges facing America in the next decade.
  • Biden says he’d be open to a Republican vice president.


This is the last morning newsletter of the decade.

We’re taking Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off for the New Year’s holiday. We will return to your inboxes, computers and mobile devices on Monday, January 6. 

Have a happy New Year celebration. See you in 2020.


Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 27 (1/27/2020)

Days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses: 34 (2/3/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 63 (3/3/2020)

Days to the final day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 72 (3/12/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 182 (6/30/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 308 (11/3/2020)