Ten Things You Need to Know Today – Monday, October 5, 2015

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 87 days left in 2015.

Chaffetz announces a bid for Speaker. Becker takes the gloves off against Biskupski. The LDS Church names three new Apostles.

The clock:

  • 29 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 105 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 112 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 113 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 157 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 267 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 400 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Monday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Rep. Jason Chaffetz launches a bid to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House [Washington Post, Utah Policy, Tribune, KSLFox 13, KUER].
  2. If Chaffetz wins, Utah would accomplish a political feat that hasn't been done in more than 100 years [Utah Policy].
  3. A new poll shows Donald Trump still leading in Iowa and New Hampshire, but his lead is beginning to shrink [NBC News].
  4. Ralph Becker's latest campaign ad hits Jackie Biskupski's qualifications for the job [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
  5. The LDS Church names three new apostles at their semi-annual conference [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
  6. There's a proposal to rename 900 South in Salt Lake City after gay rights leader Harvey Milk [Fox 13].
  7. Gov. Gary Herbert speaks at the National Press Club in Washington [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  8. The state will continue funneling federal money to Planned Parenthood until the end of the year [Tribune, Deseret News].
  9. Sen. Orrin Hatch says more gun laws will not stop mass shootings [Deseret News].
  10. The Supreme Court opens a new term where they will decide on cases involving public sector unions and affirmative action in higher education. The Court could also hear its first major abortion case since 2007 [New York Times].

On this day in history:

  • 1813 – The Shawnee Indian Chief Tecumseh was killed while fighting on the side of the British during the War of 1812.
  • 1947 – President Harry Truman delivers the first televised White House address.
  • 1953 – Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States.
  • 1969 – "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC Television.
  • 1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.