ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Monday – December 8, 2014Bryan Schott·December 8, 2014· Share Congress races to keep the government running. Herbert welcomes the GOP lawsuit against SB 54. Love raised tons of cash. Countdown: Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 49 Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 94 Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 246 Days to the 2015 election – 330 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 406 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 701 Monday's top-10 headlines: Congress has until Thursday to pass a funding bill to avoid another government shutdown [Politico]. Gov. Gary Herbert says he welcomes the Utah GOP's lawsuit against SB 54 [Tribune]. Is the Utah GOP playing political games with SB 54? [Utah Policy] Mia Love raised more than $5 million in her 2014 run for Congress [Deseret News]. Doug Owens suggests he could mount a second campaign against Mia Love in 2016 [Tribune]. Veteran lawmaker Mel Brown does not secure a committee chairmanship in the next legislative session [Utah Policy]. LaVarr Webb wonders if Utah needs to establish a Fair Elections Commission [Utah Policy]. Federal prosecutors want to re-file fraud charges against Rick Koerber [Deseret News, Tribune]. The top leaders of the LDS Church are mostly Republicans [Tribune]. The speed limit will rise to 70 mph along Utah's urban freeways on Monday [Tribune]. On this day in history: 1776 – George Washington's retreating army crossed the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War. 1886 – The American Federation of Labor was founded in Columbus, Ohio. 1941 – The United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. 1980 – John Lennon was shot to deat outside his New York City apartment building by Mark David Chapman. 1993 – President Bill Clinton signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement.