Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 93 days left in 2015.
Biden is eligible to participate in the first Democratic debate. Congress scrambles to avoid a shutdown. Mia Love has an 11-point lead over Doug Owens.
- 35 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
- 111 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
- 118 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
- 119 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
- 163 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
- 273 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
- 406 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Vice President Joe Biden is eligible to participate in the first Democratic primary debate on October 13 if he files with the FEC as a candidate by the next day [New York Times].
- Congress scrambles to pass a spending bill as the government shutdown deadline looms on Wednesday [Reuters].
- Members of Congress are tiring of Sen. Ted Cruz's government shutdown rhetoric [New York Magazine].
- You can buy Donald Trump's used Iowa tour bus for $15,000 [Des Moines Register].
- Republican Rep. Mia Love starts the 2016 election cycle with an 11-point lead over Democrat Doug Owens [Utah Policy].
- Utah Planned Parenthood files a lawsuit against Gov. Gary Herbert to stop his order cutting off federal funds for the group from going into effect [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Republican lawmakers in Utah are getting hammered by phone calls and emails from groups opposed to Medicaid expansion [Utah Policy].
- Ralph Becker claims Jackie Biskupski would kill the Mountain Accord if she were to win the election. Becker also wins the endorsement of the Sierra Club [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Prosecutors against former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff say the federal government will not turn over information they have in the case [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Rep. Norm Thurston wants to look at possibly eliminating the state's vehicle inspection program [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1789 – The U.S. War Department organized the country's first standing army.
- 1936 – In the presidential race between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alf Landon, the Democratic and Republican parties used radio for the first time.
- 1978 – Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment a little more than one month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church.
- 2005 – John Roberts Jr. won confirmation by the U.S. Senate and was sworn in as chief justice of the Supreme Court.
- 2008 – The Dow Jones industrial average fell a record 777.68 points after the House defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue plan for the nation's financial system.