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Today is the 113th day of the year. There are 252 days remaining in 2019.
11 days to the Utah State Republican Party Organizing Convention (5/4/2019)
11 days to the United Utah Party state convention (5/4/2019)
41 days until the municipal election filing period opens (6/3/2019)
45 days until the municipal election filing period ends (6/7/2019)
46 days until the Independent American Party Utah State Convention (6/8/2019)
60 days to the Utah State Democratic Party Organizing Convention (6/22/2019)
64 days to the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami (6/26/2019)
98 days to the second Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit (7/30/2019)
112 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)
196 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)
279 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)
287 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)
315 days to the 2020 Utah presidential primary (3/3/2020)
556 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyPodcast: Derek Brown on the future of the Utah GOP
Former Utah Rep. Derek Brown is running for chairman of the Utah Republican Party.
Watch: Lee tangles with 'The View' hosts over Mueller report, climate change
Sen. Mike Lee is making the rounds to promote his new book, Our Lost Declaration. On Monday he ventured on the morning chatfest The View where he sparred with the hosts over the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller's report and his Senate floor speech mocking the "Green New Deal."
Join the Salt Lake Chamber for the 'Four Commitments of a Winning Team' with Mark Eaton
Join us for the Salt Lake Chamber Professional Development Series seminar, the 'Four Commitments of a Winning Team' with Mark Eaton on May 3, 2019.
Legislative leaders discussing possible compromise on election law instead of veto override
Rather than spend time and energy searching for votes to override GOP Gov. Gary Herbert's veto of SB123 a bill that would lay out the special election process if a U.S. House or Senate member leaves office before his term is up UtahPolicy.com is told that Republican legislative leaders are looking for a compromise that could include a plurality solution now inherent in SB54.
Hiking with Elizabeth Warren - Bernick and Schott on politics
The Mueller report is out and everybody has thoughts about it, including us. We also look at the local reaction.
Lee says it would be a 'mistake' for Democrats to impeach Trump
Sen. Mike Lee said he felt it would be a political mistake for Democrats in Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Giuliani rips Romney: 'Stop this pious act'
Rudy Giuliani hammered Utah Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday morning for his statement earlier in the week that he was "sickened" by the behavior of President Donald Trump and those in his orbit detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Romney says he was 'sickened' by Trump's behavior
A day after the public release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, Sen. Mitt Romney says he was sickened by some of the findings contained therein.
Stewart: Americans are 'exhausted' by Mueller report
Rep. Chris Stewart said efforts by Democrats to continue to pursue information contained in the Mueller report will backfire, resulting in a victory by President Donald Trump.
Zions Bank economic snapshot: 150 years of railroads in Utah
May 10th, 2019 represents the 150th anniversary of the uniting of the Central Pacific Railway and the Union Pacific Railway at Promontory Summit, Utah.
Utah's unemployment rate remains steady at 3 percent
Utah's nonfarm payroll employment for March 2019 grew by an estimated 3.0 percent, adding 45,100 jobs to the economy since March 2018.
Bob Bernick's notebook: Utah Republicans would be wise to steer clear of Trump
Well, the Mueller report redacted as it is came out and I, like a lot of other Utahns, spent time Thursday scanning some of its 448 pages and reading other parts in detail.
OTHER UTAH HEADLINES
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Trump: The New York Times should "beg for mercy." In a set of unhinged tweets on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump raged at the New York Times, demanding an apology from the newspaper and calling them "truly the Enemy of the People!" - http://bit.ly/2Gx9eim
Pelosi tries to tamp down talk of impeachment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged members of her caucus to back away from impeachment talk during a conference call on Monday - https://wapo.st/2GtZlSG
Trump's approval rating sinks following the Mueller report. A new survey puts Trump's approval at just 39 percent, which ties his all-time low. 57 percent of Americans disapprove of President Trump's job performance - https://politi.co/2Gzwuwy
Biden's campaign launch may be delayed. Expected campaign kick-off events in Virginia and Pennsylvania may be pushed back - http://bit.ly/2Gsx1jD
White House vs. Congress.
The Supreme Court will rule on gay and transgender rights. The court agreed to take up a set of high-profile cases arguing whether federal laws prohibit discrimination against individuals based on sexual orientation or because they are transgender - https://politi.co/2GxcJp0
Herman Cain withdraws from Fed consideration. President Trump said Monday that Cain has pulled his name from consideration because of opposition from Republicans in the Senate - http://bit.ly/2GuEted
Wut? Stephen Moore, who President Trump is planning to nominate for the Federal Reserve Board, once argued women should be barred from refereeing or covering men's basketball games -- unless they are attractive - https://wapo.st/2GGJqAP
Does someone want to tell him? President Trump said Monday nobody in the White House defies his orders. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report detailed multiple instances of White House staffers and aides ignoring instructions from the president - https://cnn.it/2Gxhqzv
Social Security will be tapped out in 2035. The trust fund will only be able to pay out three-quarters of benefits to Americans when they retire - https://cnn.it/2GrWVnx
President Trump will make a state visit to the UK in June. Buckingham Palace is expected to announce the visit "shortly" according to multiple sources - https://cnn.it/2GrR41I
Greenland is melting faster than experts thought. The melting will have a significant impact on rising sea levels - https://cnn.it/2GwTdsQ
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1635 - The first public school in the U.S., Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston.
1898 - The first movie theater opened at the Koster and Bials Music Hall in New York City.
1914 - First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, in Chicago.
1985 - Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.
Policy NewsCurtis encourages political engagement at tech tour: 'Demand civility and reward it'
This week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT) set out on a tech tour visiting several companies in his district.
More National Headlines
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine." Anthony J. D'Angelo
"It's a shock to find out both which associates declined to carry out his orders, and what they declined to do. Like his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who did not deliver the president's message to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he should confine the Russia investigation to future election meddling only." - STEPHEN COLBERT
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