Politics + Government

State plans for presidential primary, says GOP’s caucus is GOP’s business

BY: - September 29, 2023

Nevada’s top election officials on Thursday expressed confidence in their ability to dutifully administer a presidential primary in early February, but they largely sidestepped discussing the obvious potential for mass voter confusion that may arise from a competing party-run presidential caucus scheduled for the same week. Democrats in the Nevada Legislature attempted to move the […]


Nevada’s most important taxpayers deserve a rebate

BY: - September 28, 2023

Nevada’s tax structure makes its working class poorer. In Nevada, the smaller your income, the higher the percentage of your income you pay in taxes. Nevadans with the lowest incomes pay an effective tax rate that is five times higher than that paid by the state’s wealthiest residents, according to one independent analysis. (There exists […]

Rosen joins senators calling for Menendez to resign

BY: - September 26, 2023

Update: As of Tuesday afternoon the number of senators calling for Menendez’s resignation had climbed to 18, all of whom are Democrats. Nevada Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen became the seventh U.S. Senator to call for fellow Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez to resign after the New Jersey senator’s indictment last week. “The well-documented political corruption charges […]

A ‘disaster’ nears: Millions of federal workers’ paychecks would be on hold in a shutdown

BY: - September 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 3.5 million federal employees and military personnel — many in the Washington, D.C., area but also scattered across the states and around the globe — are bracing for another partial government shutdown, as U.S. House Republicans struggle to produce a short-term plan to fund the government past the end of the […]

U.S. House GOP spending bills falter as Congress struggles to avoid a shutdown

BY: and - September 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats said Tuesday they are preparing their own short-term spending bill that they believe will garner bipartisan support, a decision that could stave off a partial government shutdown — and as House Republicans failed to advance two spending bills. The Senate move would work as long as the House votes to […]


Ford’s pardon of Nixon created a bad precedent

BY: - September 19, 2023

Most of former President Trump’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination have given full-throated support for him in his current criminal travails, even saying they would pardon him if he is convicted of any – or all – of the 90-something charges. The notion that a president could be pardoned for criminal offenses would have […]

Initiative would put abortion rights on 2024 Nevada ballot

BY: - September 15, 2023

A political action committee founded by Planned Parenthood Votes, NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada and the ACLU of Nevada is leading a new effort to enshrine abortion rights and other reproductive health protections into the state constitution. Nevada for Reproductive Freedom on Thursday announced they have filed a petition initiative to establish a fundamental right to reproductive […]


As Medicare begins negotiating lower drug prices, Gov. Lombardo abandons Nevadans

BY: - September 15, 2023

On August 29th, Medicare took a huge step toward making prescription drugs more affordable for Americans age 65 and older. Here in Nevada, Gov. Joe Lombardo squandered an important opportunity to make prescription drugs more affordable for residents of any age in our state. When Lombardo vetoed Assembly Bill 250 in June, he rejected a […]

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Judge again declares DACA unlawful, sending program on path to Supreme Court

BY: - September 14, 2023

A Texas federal judge on Wednesday declared President Joe Biden’s version of an Obama-era program protecting young immigrants from deportation unlawful, saying the new iteration is no different from earlier ones he knocked down. More than 11,000 Nevada residents benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, which allows people who arrived in […]


Yes, it would be a relief if Biden ended his campaign

BY: - September 14, 2023

U.S. voters may not agree on much, but one thing they agree on is they don’t want a Trump-Biden rematch. Just because Republican voters appear stuck on, and with, Trump, doesn’t mean Democrats can’t mix things up. But no Democrat has come forward to primary the current president (a wayward Kennedy doesn’t count), so the […]

A men’s movement takes reins in a nationwide quest to end abortion

BY: - September 13, 2023

Wendell Shrock doesn’t believe in condoms. “We should leave the uterus to God,” the street preacher from Tennessee tells States Newsroom, in front of an abortion clinic outside of Atlanta, mid-morning in late July. Sweat drips from his cowboy hat into his salt-and-pepper beard that stretches halfway down his red-plaid shirt. The retired police officer […]


Eisenhower defeated authoritarians in Europe. His foundation now covers for one in the U.S.

BY: - September 12, 2023

Kansas’ own Dwight D. Eisenhower served as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe during World War II and defeated a rising tide of fascism and authoritarianism. As a popular two-term president, he governed as a pragmatic conservative — sustaining prosperity, supporting integration and supporting international alliances. In every way, he lived and governed as the opposite to former President […]