• POLL: Only 33% of Utahns say they would vote for President Donald Trump if he runs for re-election in 2020. 47% say they would vote for his opponent, whoever that might be [Utah Policy].

  • President Donald Trump is reportedly pressuring Sen. Orrin Hatch to run for another term in the Senate in order to block Mitt Romney from jumping into the race [Utah Policy].

  • Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is considering an endorsement of an eighth term by Sen. Hatch because he does not want Mitt Romney to run in 2018 [Utah Policy].

  • President Donald Trump visits Utah today. While he's here he will meet with LDS Church leaders and speak at the Capitol where he will announce he's reducing the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments [New York Times, ABC NewsTribune].

  • Thousands of Utahns rallied at the State Capitol on Saturday to protest Trump's impending decision on public lands. A much smaller rally in support of Trump's decision also took place in San Juan County [Deseret News].

  • After Trump makes his public lands announcement on Monday, groups opposed to the move plan to quickly file lawsuits to stop the changes. Rep. Chris Stewart says there will be a "dramatic" announcement about public lands coming following the president's visit to Utah, possibly as soon as today [Deseret News].

  • Our "Political Insiders" are split on whether they think the GOP tax plan will become law by Christmas [Utah Policy].

  • Rep. Dean Sanpei is resigning from the Utah House to take a job in Colorado [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Daily Herald, Tribune].

  • Rep. Mia Love proposes legislation to end the use of taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims against members of Congress [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].

  • Some Utah tech companies are worried if the FCC nixes net neutrality, it could stifle innovation and leave them at a competitive disadvantage [Deseret News].

  • Brigham Young University may have given preference to male applicants when making enrollment decisions [Tribune].