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What will Donald Trump do when he loses? LDS Church responds to Trump's Muslim ban. Hatch, Lee vote opposite ways on education bill.

Happy Wednesday. Donald Trump is not shy about going after people — he questioned how "stupid" Iowans were when Ben Carson rose in the polls there — so it begs the question: How is he going to handle a political loss? "I think I could lose a state, sure," Trump said yesterday. "If I came in second or third I think that would be, you know, I wouldn't be happy, 'cause I want to win." But what if it's more than one state, like what if it's his entire bid? Read on and feel free to comment. [" target="_blank">WaPost]

Topping the news: After GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump called for a nationwide "ban" on Muslims, the LDS Church responded with a statement by Mormon founder Joseph Smith, defending the religious rights of faiths outside his own. [" target="_blank">Trib] [" target="_blank">DNews] [" target="_blank">Fox13] [" target="_blank">ABC4]

-> Utah's has been linked in national media reports to the San Bernardino shootings. [" target="_blank">KUTV]

-> Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch canceled out each other on a new education bill that takes the place of No Child Left Behind. [" target="_blank">KUTV] [" target="_blank">ABC4]

Tweets of the day: From" target="_blank">@davepell: "Trump says 68% of his backers would follow him if he ran as an independent. I wonder how they'd react if he walked off a cliff."

From" target="_blank">@CassandraRules: "I truly feel like the Trump campaign is all just a big prank and at the end he's going to make it into a tv show like punk'd."

From" target="_blank">@LordeVoldemort: "">@jk_rowling thank you for saying I wasn't as bad as Trump is. I feel better now."

From" target="_blank">@PhilosopherK1ng: "Hillary Clinton is basically the lady from Harry Potter and the order of Phoenix. Dolores Umbridge"

Happy Birthday: To state Reps. Edward Redd, Jon Stanard and John Westwood along with Utah tea party organizer David Kirkham.

Tune in: Imam Muhammed Mehtar of the Khadeeja Islamic Center, Noor Ul-Hasan of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable and Rev. Patty Willis of South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric. Watch Trib Talk live at 12:15 p.m. MT on" target="_blank"> 

In other news: The Salt Lake County Council put off approval of the $1.1 billion 2016 budget until next week after an emotional, two-hour public hearing. [" target="_blank">DNews]

-> Salt Lake City approved an exclusive development deal for the abandoned Utah Theater. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> Federal prosecutors don't want jurors in the case against St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson to hear any mention of the state prosecutions of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> A new poll says that 45 percent of Utahns believe there's "too much" government regulation of business, while 37 percent say it's "about right." [" target="_blank">UtahPolicy]

-> A year and a half after leading a motorized protest into Utah's Recapture Canyon, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman will learn the consequences of his actions next week. [" target="_blank">Trib] He admitted the move was a mistake. [" target="_blank">DNews] [" target="_blank">KUTV]

-> Five people sat on a panel yesterday during a town hall meeting, which explored the impact of the LDS Church's recent policy change regarding same-sex families. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> State gun sales set a new record on Black Friday. [" target="_blank">KUTV]

-> Foreign Muslim leaders from Sudan who were visiting Utah when Trump made disrespectful comments said their religion is not about terrorism or violence. [" target="_blank">KUTV] Leaders in the Muslim community in Utah said Trump's words were "damaging rhetoric." [" target="_blank">KUTV] [" target="_blank">Fox13] [" target="_blank">ABC4]

-> Female refugees who have relocated to Utah are facing greater challenges than males. [" target="_blank">DNews]

-> School district officials voted to relocate Provo High School to the city's west side yesterday. [" target="_blank">DNews] [" target="_blank">Fox13]

-> Environmental groups are urging the federal government to shorten its deadline by a year and a half for its requirement for Utah to complete a plan for how it will clean up dirty winter air. [" target="_blank">DNews]

-> The state will receive $1.2 million in federal grant money to fight sex trafficking. [" target="_blank">KUTV] [" target="_blank">Fox13]

-> Utah has been recognized for being one of the most charitable regions in the nation, according to a recent research study. [" target="_blank">DNews] [" target="_blank">ABC4]

-> A company is building a machine would turn Utah's waste into sustainable natural gas and fertilizer to reduce millions of pounds of food waste from going to the landfill. [" target="_blank">ABC4]

-> Utah has also been named the No. 1 vacation destination for 2016 by Fodor's Travel. [" target="_blank">KUER]

-> Political blogger and former Rep. Holly Richardson announced Tuesday she is looking to fill the District 14 seat in the State Senate. [" target="_blank">KUER]

-> Pat Bagley gives his take on Islamophobia gone wild. [" target="_blank">Trib]

-> Paul Rolly shares the story of one constituent SLC Mayor Ralph Becker should have listened to. [" target="_blank">Trib]

Nationally: A poll shows that 68 percent of Donald Trump supporters would vote for him regardless of what political party he runs with. [" target="_blank">USAToday]

-> Vice President Joe Biden said that if Trump is the GOP nominee for president, Democrat Hillary Clinton "wins in a walk." [" target="_blank">HuffPost]

-> Research suggests that changing Facebook profile pictures has a positive impact, though it's smaller than when someone takes greater action instead of practicing "slacktivism." [" target="_blank">Vox]

-> One of the world's most famous gun-makers, Smith & Wesson, has nearly tripled its profits in three months to October compared to a year earlier. [" target="_blank">BBC]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason" target="_blank">Chaffetz eats at a fundraiser breakfast, hears a markup of a Secret Service Report in Oversight Committee and chairs an Oversight hearing on online gambling.
  • Rep. Chris" target="_blank">Stewart participates in a military roundtable with members of Congress, a House Intelligence Committee briefing and the Republican Study Committee meeting. Later he heads to the National Conference of State Legislatures, votes and holds constituent meetings.
  • Rep. Mia" target="_blank">Love takes part in a Financial Services markup, a ceremony celebrating the 13th Amendment, a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, a meeting with Utah lawmakers, meetings with constituents and casts votes.
  • Gov. Gary" target="_blank">Herbert announces his budget, visits the editorial boards of The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, holds a conference call with rural radio stations and attends a meeting with the Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands as well as the Mansion Artist Series.
  • State Auditor John Dougall speaks at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho Taxpayers Conference regarding Utah's Tax Reform: Why, How, and Lessons Learned.
  • Lt. Gov. Spencer" target="_blank">Cox rolls out the budget at SLCC.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph" target="_blank">Becker hears a presentation at by COP21 Actions Beyond.
  • SL Co. Mayor Ben" target="_blank">McAdams goes to a Homelessness Collective Impact meeting, a ribbon cutting ceremony to open Community Health Centers' new primary care clinic and an interview with the media.
  • President Barack" target="_blank">Obama receives his daily briefing, travels to the U.S. Capitol to deliver remarks at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, welcomes Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the White House for a bilateral meeting and hosts two Hanukkah receptions.
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    — Thomas Burr and Mariah Noble" target="_blank"> and" target="_blank">