ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – December 16, 2014Bryan Schott·December 16, 2014· Share Procedural maneuver backfires on Senate Republicans. Only voters on the far-right oppose "Count My Vote" and SB 54. Another possible site for the new prison bows out. Countdown: Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 41 Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 86 Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 238 Days to the 2015 election – 322 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 398 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 693 Tuesday's top-10 headlines: The Taliban storms a school in Pakistan killing at least 126 people [CNN]. The U.S. Senate is set to confirm 24 of President Obama's nominations before adjourning thanks to a procedural maneuver by Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee that backfired [The Hill]. A new survey finds only voters on the far-right in Utah oppose "Count My Vote" and the SB 54 compromise [Utah Policy]. Members of the Prison Relocation Commission are struggling to deal with opposition to the sites identified as possible new locations for the state prison [Tribune]. The West Jordan site selected as a finalist for the new prison is off the table as property owners pull it from consideration [Deseret News, Tribune]. Former Rep. Jackie Biskupski says she's "likely" to run for Salt Lake City Mayor with an official announcement coming early in 2015 [Utah Policy]. Education officials release this year's grades for Utah's public schools [Deseret News, Tribune]. Marc Sessions Jenson, a player in the scandal involving former attorneys general Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, will stand trial next month [Tribune]. Congress passes a bill allowing BYU to purchase Y Mountain [Daily Herald]. Super bad news for Real Salt Lake fans: GM Garth Lagerwey is leaving the club and heading to the Seattle Sounders [Tribune, Deseret News]. On this day in history: 1773 – The Boston Tea party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes. 1916 – Gregory Rasputin, the monk who had wielded powerful influence over the Russian court, was murdered by a group of noblemen. 1944 – The Battle of the Bulge during World War II began as German forces launched a surprise counterattack against Allied forces in Belgium. 1998 – President Bill Clinton ordered a sustained series of airstrikes against Iraq by American and British forces in response to Saddam Hussein's defiance of U.N. weapons inspectors.