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Situational Analysis - January 13, 2021
It's Wednesday already. It's also National Korean American Day, commemorating the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903 and their many contributions to this nation.
Congresswoman Cori Bush has introduced H.Res. 25, which invokes Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and would initiate investigations for removal of the members of Congress who "attempted to overturn the results of the elected and incited a white supremacit attempted coup." She has 47 co-sponsors.
6 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/19/2021)
Today At Utah PolicyNews at the US Capitol, COVID and Capitol/capitol/capital
By Holly Richardson
Impeachment and censure and Amendments, oh my - Today, as the news changes almost faster than we can type, here are three things to look for: The U.S. House will begin debate today on a single charge of impeachment: "incitement of insurrection." As of Tuesday, five House Republicans said they will support impeachment: Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, New York Rep. John Katko, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington. No House Republicans supported Trump's first impeachment.
Military Joint Chiefs issue statement condemning 'sedition and insurrection' at U.S. Capitol
By Holly Richardson
The Joint Chiefs of Staff for the U.S. military issues a memo to all service members, reminding them that the "violent riot" in D.C. was a direct assault on Congress, the Capitol and our Constitutional process. They reminded service members that Joe Biden was duly elected and will become their Commander in Chief. on January 20.
Guest Opinion: Forget the 25th Amendment. Focus on the 14th.
By John English
As of Tuesday, January 12, six days have transpired since the President of the United States incited an angry mob to storm the Capitol, with many proffering chants to kill Vice-President Mike Pence. If Pence won't invoke the 25th Amendment over that, nothing will. The current path being explored for removing Donald Trump from office is impeachment. The House has already prepared an article.
Salt Lake Tribune
Policy NewsSL Chamber introduces 2021 legislative priorities
The Salt Lake Chamber hosted the annual Utah Economic Outlook and Public Policy Summit with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute to release its 2021 legislative priorities. It was the first policy summit to present a framework for both short- and long-term goals of Utah's business community for the coming legislative season.
Curtis, colleagues introduce concurrent resolution to condemn and censure Trump
Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) and Republican colleagues introduced a concurrent resolution to censure the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for attempting to unlawfully overturn the 2020 Presidential election and for violating his oath of office on January 6th, 2021.
Mitt Romney names Liz Johnson as new Chief of Staff
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) has named Liz Johnson to serve as his next Chief of Staff. A 12-year veteran of the U.S. Senate, Johnson has served for the past two years as the senator's Communications Director. Matt Waldrip, a longtime Romney aide who ran his 2018 Senate campaign and served as Chief of Staff since January 2019, is departing the Senate office for a new position outside government.
Rowland Hall wins international marketing award for 'How to Talk to Kids about Race' podcast
Rowland Hall, Utah's oldest independent coeducational college-preparatory day school, won a silver 2020 InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award this week for "How to Talk to Kids about Race," the third episode of the school's princiPALS podcast. This is Rowland Hall's fifth Brilliance Award since 2017.
Sandy among top 20 booming U.S. suburbs with most newly built apartments
The pandemic brought a newfound appreciation for suburban America, especially among renters working from home. With more apartment-dwellers embracing life outside of the big cities, RentCaf, a nationwide apartment search website, wanted to see which suburbs are well equipped to receive new residents.
On This Day In History
"We obey the current law and use peaceful means to change it.We peacefully accept the results of elections. We will not participate in the violence threatened by those disappointed with the outcome. In a democratic society we always have the opportunity and the duty to persist peacefully until the next election."
~Dallin H. Oaks
A politician was a guest speaker at the golf club dinner. As the politician stood up to speak, a few of the men saw it as an opportunity to sneak off to the bar. An hour later, with the politician still talking, another man joined them. "Is he still talking?" they asked him. "Yes," the other man answered. "What on Earth is he talking about?"
"I don't know. He's still introducing himself."
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