SNL spoofs Mitt. GOP faces change. Romney misses out on Mormon spike.
Happy Monday. Saturday Night Live spoofs Mitt Romney's loss by suggesting he got drunk on milk and started confusing his sons' names and threw Karl Rove off a balcony. Matt Romney: "Have you been drinking? You smell like a dairy." [SNL]
-> Romney offers his thanks in his last campaign email to supporters. [HoustonChronicle]
Topping the news: No Mormon spike for Romney: George W. Bush nabbed 2 percent more of the national Mormon vote in 2004 than Mitt Romney did last week. In Utah, however, Romney received approximately 90 percent of his faith's vote. [Trib]
-> After last week's loss, the Republican Party has to figure out how to attract several demographics in order to survive. [Trib]
-> Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says the GOP has to change its tone in how it talks to voters. [CNN]
-> CIA Director David Petraeus resigned on Friday after news of his extramarital affair with his biographer was made public. [NYTimes] [FOXNews] Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King said that Petraeus, who was scheduled to testify on the recent attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, is an "absolutely essential witness" who should not back out. [CNN] [Reuters]
Tweets of the day: From @newtgingrich: "Wolf Blitzer did a great job playing Wolf Blitzer in the new Bond movie Skyfall."
Opinion section: Paul Rolly says it's time for policy reform, not politics. [Trib]
-> Former Sen. Bob Bennett throws out some of the day-after headlines for discussion. [DNews]
-> LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli offer up the best and worst of the campaign season. [DNews]
-> Alex White, a former intern at the Utah Legislature, thanks Romney for breaking down Mormon stereotypes and spotlighting Utah, even though White was happy to see Romney lose his presidential bid. [Trib]
-> Salt Lake City attorney Pat Shea offers suggestions for how he thinks elections should be run. [Trib]
-> State Sen. Stuart Reid says the GOP risks losing its place in the two-party system if it doesn't start catering to the Hispanic population. [Trib]
-> Ken Parkinson, a Provo attorney, discusses why Romney's loss might be better for Mormonism. [Trib]
In other news: Nearly 600 votes counted late from Sanpete County pulled Mia Love 172 votes closer to Rep. Jim Matheson's now-2,646-vote lead. An estimated nearly 29,000 votes have left o be counted. [Trib]
-> Jared Whitley discusses The Trib's DC Bureau post-election discussion with the University of Utah Alumni Association in Washington. [UtahPolicy]
-> Utah County drivers can expect more I-15 construction this spring as UDOT adds a third lane in each direction between Spanish Fork and Payson. [Trib]
-> Trib managing editor Terry Orme discusses how flawed polling data tainted coverage leading up to Election Day. [Trib]
-> Salt Lake Chamber members insist that handling immigration is a top priority. [DNews]
-> The DNews profiles Utah's newest congressman, Chris Stewart. [DNews]
-> Paul Rolly shares several tales of Utahns' generosity, proving there truly is much to be thankful for this month. [Trib]
Election aftermath: The need for GOP modernization has received endless media attention in latter days, but how does an entire party comes to terms with what does and doesn't actually need changing? [NYTimes]
-> With the wind at their backs, two U.S. senators put forth a new bipartisan immigration reform effort. [Reuters]
-> Just days after his re-election, the president insisted that the wealthy must pay more in taxes, citing Tuesday's outcome as proof that "the majority of Americans agree" with his approach. [LATimes]
-> Finally: a Florida victory is being handed over to Obama, giving the president a final count of 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. [Reuters]
-> House Speaker John Boehner urges his party to compromise. [NYTimes]
-> Romney failed to get a single vote in 59 of Philadelphia's wards. [Philly]
-> Three states passed laws approving same-sex marriage last week, but Utah proponents of the concept have a mighty high mountain to climb. [Trib]
-> How gays in Ohio could have changed the outcome: [FOXNews].
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