Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – September 15, 2015

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Another poll shows Trump leading the GOP field. Most Utahns support Obama's clean power plan. Becker and Biskupski debate Latino issues.

The clock:

  • 49 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 125 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 132 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 133 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 177 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 287 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 420 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Donald Trump is still on top of the GOP field, but Ben Carson is closing quickly [CBS News].
  2. Utah's Republicans are paying close attention to the second GOP primary debate slated for Wednesday night [Deseret News].
  3. A new poll shows most Utahns support President Barack Obama's clean power plan proposal [Utah Policy].
  4. Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski tackle issues important to the Latino community in their latest debate [Deseret News].
  5. Becker is spending bid on advertising ahead of November's election [Utah Policy].
  6. Biskupski secures endorsements from a number of unions [KUER].
  7. Two more judges have been recused from the case involving San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman [Deseret News, Tribune].
  8. Liquor sales are booming in Utah, which could lead to policy changes on the Hill [Tribune].
  9. Senate Republicans will try once again to move forward with a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal [New York Times].
  10. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be the next host of the Celebrity Apprentice [Entertainment Weekly].

On this day in history:

  • 1776 – British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
  • 1812 – Russians set fire to Moscow to keep out Napoleon and his invading French troops.
  • 1942 – The armies of Nazi Germany began their siege of the Russian city of Stalingrad.
  • 1963 – Four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 1982 – The first edition of the USA Today newspaper was published.