Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday – June 26, 2015

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. 

The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare again. The Salt Lake City Police Department turns over the investigation into Rep. Justin Miller to the FBI.


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 46
  • Days to the 2015 election – 130
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 207
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 214
  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 215
  • Days to the 2016 Utah primary election – 369
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 502

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. In a 6-3 ruling the Supreme Court says federal subsidies for those who buy health insurance on the federal healthcare exchanges are constitutional [Utah Policy, New York Times, Tribune, Deseret News]
  2. Lots of observers think Republicans are relieved the court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act [Washington Post]. However, they plan to continue their efforts to kill Obamacare [Tribune].
  3. Here's what the ruling means for the 2016 presidential race [Politico].
  4. Rep. Jason Chaffetz reverses his decision to strip Rep. Mark Meadows of his subcommittee chairmanship for voting against the wishes of leadership [Utah Policy].
  5. The State Department says they cannot locate 15 emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of the investigation into Benghazi [Washington Post].
  6. The Salt Lake City Police Department withdraws from the investigation into claims that Rep. Justin Miller stole money from Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams' campaign account, leaving the probe up to the FBI [Tribune].
  7. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker takes some broadsides from his opponents during the most recent mayoral debate [ABC 4].
  8. A new study says rail expansion projects boosted Utah's economy [Tribune].
  9. The Attorney General's office is fighting an order to release documents about an investigation into a Beaver County Sheriff who is, accused of choking a man [Tribune].
  10. Salt Lake County is mulling creating more off-leash dog parks [Deseret News].

On this day in history:

  • 1917 – The first troops of the American Expeditionary Force reached France in World War I.
  • 1950 – President Harry S. Truman authorized the Air Force and Navy to enter the Korean conflict.
  • 1963 – President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he declared in a speech "Ich bin ein Berliner."
  • 1973 – Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" kept by the Nixon White House.
  • 1990 – President George W. Bush discarded his "no new taxes" campaign pledge, saying "it is clear to me" taxes are needed as part of a deficit-reduction package.