Thursday’s Talking Points – May 26, 2016

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 147th day of the year. There are 219 days left in 2016.

A report says Hillary Clinton’s email use violated State Department regulations. Utah sues over Obama’s transgender bathroom directive. The Salt Lake County GOP endorses a candidate over his primary opponent.

The clock:

  • 33 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 53 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
  • 60 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
  • 166 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
  • 242 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
  • 287 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Thursday:

  1. Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server while Secretary of State violated State Department rules, according to the agency’s inspector general [Washington Post, Bloomberg, Politico].
  2. Utah joins ten other states in a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s directive that public schools must accommodate transgender students in bathrooms and locker rooms [Utah Policy, New York Times, Tribune, Deseret News, 2 News].
  3. Donald Trump‘s campaign accidentally emails their plan to attack Hillary Clinton over the 1990’s Whitewater scandal to a reporter [Politico].
  4. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump‘s campaign strategist, says picking a woman as his running mate would be “pandering” [Huffington Post].
  5. About a third of Utahns support the sale of the Salt Lake Tribune to Paul Huntsman, but most residents want the paper to keep publishing [Utah Policy].
  6. The Salt Lake County GOP is endorsing Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, who won at convention, over Rep. Rich Cunningham, who gathered signatures, in their primary election [Utah Policy].
  7. The Davis County GOP is endorsing convention winners over signature-gathering candidates in two primary elections [Standard Examiner].
  8. Sen. Mike Lee calls Donald Trump‘s list of possible Supreme Court nominees the “best, most conservative Supreme Court list” he’s ever seen from any president [BuzzFeed].
  9. Taxi cabs at the Salt Lake City International Airport have lost about a quarter of their business from ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber [Tribune].
  10. Whoops! The Utah Transit Authority adopts a proposal to better serve minority populations before they had a chance to let critics of the idea speak out [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1868 – The U.S. Senate acquitted President Andrew Johnson of impeachment charges.
  • 1940 – The evacuation of Dunkirk began. Sailing vessels ferried 200,000 British, French and Belgian soldiers trapped by German forces across the English Channel.
  • 1972 – President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missle Treaty in Moscow.
  • 1994 – Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. They divorced two years later.
  • 2009 – California’s Supreme Court upheld the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban but said the 18,000 same-sex weddings that had taken place before the prohibition passed were still valid.