Ten Things You Need to Know Today – Friday, October 23, 2015

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 69 days left in 2015.

Clinton faces an 11-hour grilling. Ryan jumps into the race for Speaker. Biskupski still holds a lead over Becker.

The clock:

  • 11 days to the 2015 election – (11/3/2015)
  • 87 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – (1/18/2016)
  • 94 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 95 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (1/26/2016)
  • 140 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 250 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 382 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Friday’s top-10 headlines:

  1. Hillary Clinton survives an 11-hour grilling by the Benghazi committee and comes out mostly unscathed [Politico, New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS News, Roll Call].
  2. Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan jumps into the race for Speaker, which he is expected to win [Washington Post].
  3. A new poll shows Jackie Biskupski still holds a slight lead over Ralph Becker ahead of November’s election [Utah Policy].
  4. Becker picks up endorsements from most of the members of the Salt Lake City Council [Deseret News, Tribune].
  5. The judge in the SB 54 case orders the Utah GOP to bring on another lawyer because their present counsel is overworked [Deseret News, Fox 13].
  6. Gov. Gary Herbert says he’s frustrated by the stalemate over Medicaid expansion [Utah Policy, Deseret News, KUER].
  7. A judge denies embattled San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman‘s request for a new trial [Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13].
  8. Business leaders tout new and innovative ways to improve performance at Utah’s schools [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, KUER].
  9. West Valley City police officers are offered a cash incentive to live within the boundaries of the city [Deseret News].
  10. Many Utahns will see their health insurance skyrocket 22 percent in the next year [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1707 – British Parliament met for the first time.
  • 1962 – President John F. Kennedy signs Proclamation 3504, authorizing the naval blockade of Cuba following the discovery of Soviet missiles on the island.
  • 1973 – President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
  • 1983 – Suicide bomb attacks on peacekeeping troops in Beirut killed 241 U.S. Marines and 58 French soldiers.
  • 2001 – Apple Computer introduced the iPod portable digital music player.