Good Friday spring morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 97thday of the year. There are 267days left in 2016.
Sen. Mike Lee for the U.S. Supreme Court? . . . Webb’s Friday musings on Utah County GOP, Obama legacy . . . Democratic presidential candidates spar over who is fit for office . . . Trump hires veteran to steady his campaign . . . Environmental groups attack shale oil request for utility right-of-way.
- 15 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 31 days to the last day a veto override session may begin (5/9/2016)
- 81 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
- 101 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 108 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 214 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
- 290 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
- 335 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Wednesday:
- Is an increasingly nasty Clinton-Sanders race doing lasting damage to Democrats? [Washington Post] New hire signals a reboot for Donald Trump campaign [New York Times].
- Some conservatives are pushing Utah Sen. Mike Lee for U.S. Supreme Court if Trump or Cruz are elected president [Deseret News].
- Webb:Friday musings on Utah County GOP, Obama’s legacy, and SB54 impact [Utah Policy].
- Editorial: Free market doesn’t provide low-income housing, so government must [Salt Lake Tribune].
- Environmental groups attack shale oil company request for utility right-of-way across BLM land in Uintah Basin [Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News].
- Average water year is good news for Utah [Deseret News].
- Sen. Orrin Hatch says House Speaker Paul Ryan could be drafted as the GOP presidential candidates in an open convention, but there is currently no attempt to do so [The Hill].
- Rep. Rob Bishop is being hit in ads by shadowy group over his plans regarding Puerto Rico. He says the ads are false [Salt Lake Tribune].
- Opinion: Basketball and symphonies: Scott Anderson discusses the relationship between business, culture and sports [Deseret News].
- Trump’s healthcare plans bewilder Republican experts [New York Times].
- 11.Opinion by Norm Ornstein: Five ways the Republican race could end [The Atlantic].