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White voters will continue to decline through 2036, say researchers

BY: - July 3, 2019

By 2036 the share of white voters in both the Republican and Democratic parties will fall dramatically in Nevada, according to researchers from the Brookings Institute. “Demographics are not destiny, but steady and predictable change to the electorate play an important role in defining the landscape of American politics,” write the authors of the study. […]

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Despite 2016 uprising, unions leave endorsements to leaders, not members

BY: - June 28, 2019

Labor unions in America spent $108 million in 2016 on efforts to elect Hillary Clinton and congressional Democrats, according to federal campaign finance records, but the rank-and-file — the people who contribute money through a network of political action committees– had little to no say in the decision. Bernie Sanders’ working-class pitch and Donald Trump’s […]

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Locals praise takedown of Biden by Harris, other Democrats

BY: - June 28, 2019

Joe Biden repeatedly found himself on the defense in the Democratic debate Thursday night as opponents raised questions about his positions on immigration and abortion right, as well as his comments on working with segregationists in the Senate. About 50 people attended a local watch party organized by Make it Work Nevada and NARAL Pro-Choice […]

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Castro, Warren score with local debate watchers

BY: - June 27, 2019

While ten Democratic presidential candidates, some if not most of them largely unfamiliar to voters, vied for breakout moments during the first Democratic debate Wednesday night, it was former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and U.S Sen. Elizabeth Warren who won some of the warmest responses from a group of Las Vegans watching […]

Cortez Masto to presidential candidates: “You have to show up” in Nevada

BY: - June 24, 2019

In a conference call with reporters Monday, Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto had one pressing piece of advice for Democratic presidential candidates: “You have to show up and early on.” “What I know of our community, if you get in there early and you talk about the issues that matter to them then, they are […]

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What every Nevadan should know about Wynn’s new Boston casino

BY: - June 24, 2019

If Nevada doubled the gambling, er, gaming tax, the rate would still be about half what casino corporations pay in Massachusetts. Wynn Resorts opened a $2.6 billion casino resort in Boston Sunday. MGM opened a billion-dollar property in western Massachusetts last year. Nevada taxes gambling at 6.75 percent of gross revenue. In Massachusetts, it’s 25 […]

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Titus ‘won’t hesitate’ to call for impeachment ‘when the time is right’

BY: - June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON — Elvis Presley, wearing a smirk and a shiny gold tuxedo, guards the door outside of Dina Titus’ Capitol Hill office. It used to be Liberace standing there, but the cardboard cutout of that pop culture icon fell victim to excessive selfies and got too worn down. When Titus couldn’t find another Liberace, she […]

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Cortez Masto tells “Grim Reaper” to allow background check vote

BY: - June 19, 2019

Since January when the current Congress was sworn in, the House of Representatives has passed and sent over to the Senate 265 pieces of legislation on issues ranging from election reform, expanding and protecting access to health care, keeping the U.S. in the Paris Climate Change Agreement, creating a path to citizenship for Dreamers, and […]

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“We got things done” – Biden reminisces about working with segregationists

BY: - June 19, 2019

Joe Biden often harkens back to a more amiable time, when politicians crossed party lines more frequently. And at a fundraiser in New York Tuesday night, Biden’s nostalgia extended to the “civility” of Southern segregationists. Reported the New York Times: At the event, Mr. Biden noted that he served with the late Senators James O. […]

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Ford and 21 other attorneys general tell Senate to protect elections

BY: - June 18, 2019

The U.S. Senate must act to protect the 2020 elections from interference, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford and attorneys general from 21 states said in in a letter to key Senate committee chairs Tuesday. The House has passed election protections, and following Donald Trump’s statement to ABC News last week that he would accept information […]

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Harris vows executive actions on immigration policy in Las Vegas visit

BY: - June 14, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris said in Las Vegas Friday that as president she would push for comprehensive immigration reform but “until Congress gets its act together” she vowed to take immediate steps to lift obstacles preventing Dreamers from getting legal status, including executive actions. The Democratic presidential candidate outlined her immigration plan, released earlier this week, […]

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Swalwell praises Nevada’s new gun laws but says national action needed

BY: - June 13, 2019

Flanked by survivors of gun violence, Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell pitched his vision for national gun reform, saying he supports licensing, registries and a government buyback program. Swalwell, a U.S. congressman who represents part of the Bay Area in Northern California, has made ending gun violence the flagship issue of his 2020 presidential campaign. […]