Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday, June 6, 2016

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 158th day of the year. There are 208 days left in 2016.

Hillary Clinton has nearly locked up the Democratic nomination. Republicans are worried Donald Trump’s attacks on minorities will hurt other GOP candidates. Utah Republicans set to continue their fight against SB54.

The clock:

  • 22 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 42 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
  • 48 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
  • 155 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
  • 231 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
  • 276 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Monday:

  1. Even though we haven’t had the 2016 vote yet, possible candidates for the 2020 presidential contest are trying to find a way to separate themselves from Donald Trump [Politico].
  2. Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic contests in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over the weekend, leaving her about 30 delegates away from clinching the nomination [CNN, Washington Post].
  3. Republicans are growing increasingly worried that Donald Trump‘s attacks on Latinos and Muslims could hurt him and other GOP candidates at the ballot box [Washington Post, LA Times, Real Clear Politics].
  4. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson says most Americans are Libertarians, but they just don’t know it [Bloomberg].
  5. A national poll finds just over half of Americans, 54%, say they support the full legalization of marijuana [Politico].
  6. Utah GOP Chairman James Evans says the 2016 presidential election is a contest of “who do you hate the least,” and Beehive State Republicans are trying to boost down-ballot candidates [Tribune].
  7. The Utah GOP plots to continue their fight against SB54 [Deseret News].
  8. Longtime listener, first-time caller. The Salt Lake County Council will start taking public comment via telephone [Tribune].
  9. Sen. Orrin Hatch recalls his friendship with Muhammad Ali, who passed away over the weekend [Deseret News]. 
  10. The South Salt Lake City Council is battling with Mayor Cherie Wood over what to do with the old Granite High School property. As a result, the Council is hiring their own attorney because they say the current city attorney, who is appointed by the mayor, has a conflict of interest [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1872 – Feminist Susan B. Anthony was fined for voting in an election in Rochester, N.Y.
  • 1944 – Hundreds of thousands of Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in the D-Day invasion of Europe during World War II.
  • 1968 – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. attorney general, died the day after he was struck by an assassin’s bullets in California.
  • 1978 – California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 13, a ballot initiative calling for major cuts in property taxes.
  • 2011 – After days of denials, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., confessed he had tweeted a lewd photo of himself to a woman and admitted to “inappropriate” exchanges with six women.