Here’s a look at the news for Dec. 4.
Trump visits Utah
President Donald Trump will visit the state of Utah today.
According to the Deseret News, Trump will announce reductions to both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
Sen. Orrin Hatch said he’s thrilled to see Trump visit Utah.
"I'm thrilled the president has accepted my invitation to come to Utah to discuss critical issues that matter to my constituents," Hatch said Tuesday.
Read more on Trump’s visit in the following articles from the Deseret News:
- Welcome to the state of limbo: Fear and uncertainty in Bears Ears area about future of land, way of life
Two Utah college football teams learned their postseason fate on Sunday.
Both the University of Utah and Utah State will be in bowl games, as announced on Sunday.
The Utes will face West Virginia in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. This will be Utah’s fourth consecutive year in a bowl game. The game will occur at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Meanwhile, Utah State will head to the Arizona to play in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl game against New Mexico State. According to the Deseret News, this will be the New Mexico State's first bowl game since 1960.
Read more on the Utes.
Read more on the Aggies.
GOP passes tax bill on Friday night
Senate Republicans passed a new tax bill in the middle of the night on Friday, according to BuzzFeed News.
Senators changed the bill until the last minute, handwriting new notes into the bill before they voted on the new tax code.
The Senate passed the bill 51-49. Sen. Bob Corker was the only Republican to reject the bill.
According to BuzzFeed News, the new bill “would reshape the tax code in favor of corporations and do more to undercut Obamacare than anything Republicans have yet managed to pass.”
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, celebrated the passing of the bill.
"Utah families are the biggest winners tonight, thanks to doubling of the child tax credit to $2,000," Lee said.
Read more at BuzzFeed News.
U.S. begins drills in South Korea
U.S. military forces conducted a drill on Monday, with nearly two dozen jets participating in war games, according to NBC News.
The war games training was designed to be a “show of strength” to North Korea, NBC News reported.
The Navy and Marine Corps. also participated in a practice exercise for “realistic air combat.”
North Korea called the exercises “Grave provocation” and said this could bring the U.S. and North Korea “to the brink of nuclear war,” according to NBC.
Read more at NBC News.
Catalan's deposed vice-president to contest election from prison [The Guardian]
UK agrees to 'regulatory alignment' on both sides of Irish border [Reuters]
Trump: ‘We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama’ [The Washington Post]
Terry McAuliffe's Dead-Serious Advice For Democrats: Have Some Fun! [BuzzFeed News]
Fox 'resumes sale talks' with Walt Disney [BBC]