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Council candidate’s husband calls another candidate the c-word

BY: - June 7, 2019

Battles for seats on the Las Vegas city council are crossing ward lines as the race enters its final days, with the husband of Ward 1 candidate Brian Knudsen calling Ward 2 candidate Victoria Seaman the c-word in an email obtained by the Current.   On Tuesday, Seaman sent out a campaign email regarding one […]


Harry Reid’s flip on impeachment

BY: - June 6, 2019

In an interview with USA Today published earlier this week, former Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid said the House of Representatives should launch impeachment proceedings against the president. “It’s not the right thing to do nothing,” Reid said. Reid, like most party elders, had earlier warned the party not to pursue impeachment. “We have just […]

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Cancela sticking with Biden despite Hyde Amendment criticisms

BY: - June 6, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has been taking some heat for his unwavering support for the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion and leaves poor women on Medicaid, military personnel and government employees without coverage. But Nevada State Senator Yvanna Cancela, a champion of health care rights for women, remains committed to Biden. […]

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Biden’s Hyde Amendment support bucks field – and many Senate Dems

BY: - June 5, 2019

The inability of poor women to obtain federally funded abortions is the latest issue up for grabs among the two dozen or so Democratic contenders for president.   An NBC news analysis of former Vice-President Joe Biden’s abortion record “includes repeated examples of Biden rejecting exceptions for victims of rape and incest that were supported […]


Sanders promises sweeping action on immigration at Las Vegas rally

BY: - May 31, 2019

In a nearly 45 minute speech in Nevada Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned President Donald Trump’s ongoing “dehumanization of undocumented people” and called for comprehensive immigration reform, ending mass immigration raids, and a humane border policy. “When we talk about a humane border policy that means a fair and fully funded immigration adjudication system. That […]

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State’s richest save 14.7%, poorest save .35% under Trump tax cuts

BY: - May 30, 2019

The trickle-down effects of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have failed to materialize to the extent anticipated by the administration, but Nevada’s wealthiest — sometimes dubbed the “one-percenters” — are benefiting disproportionately, according to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.   The highest earners in Nevada, those with wages […]


Sisolak vetoes National Popular Vote bill

BY: - May 30, 2019

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has vetoed a bill that would have added Nevada to an agreement between a growing number of states to award their Electoral College votes to whoever wins the national popular vote for president. “Over the past several weeks, my office has heard from thousands of Nevadans across the state urging me […]

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Horsford, Titus step up rhetoric but stop short of calling for impeachment

BY: - May 29, 2019

“I’ve read the report and it is clear that obstruction of justice occurred by this White House,” Rep. Steven Horsford said in a statement after Robert Mueller made a brief public appearance Wednesday morning reiterating the key conclusions of his report. “It is now Congress’ duty to take the necessary actions because no one is […]


Workers should be empowered to bargain and Democrats know it

BY: - May 29, 2019

A bill to allow collective bargaining for state employees should pass in Nevada. Support for collective bargaining has been a staple Democratic position for decades, and Democrats control both houses of the Legislature. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, in his state of the state address, said state workers “should be empowered to bargain collectively in the […]

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Man with a ($9 trillion) plan

BY: - May 28, 2019

Unlike Pete Buttigieg or Beto O’Rourke, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee hasn’t been a flavor-of-the-month yet. Nor does Inslee have a national following on the scale enjoyed by Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris. He doesn’t have Joe Biden’s name recognition. Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand have more name recognition than Inslee. One thing […]

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Trump gave Dems an ultimatum. Titus isn’t having it

BY: - May 22, 2019

WASHINGTON — Rep. Dina Titus on Wednesday accused President Trump of holding “good-paying jobs hostage” by refusing to negotiate with congressional Democrats on infrastructure legislation. The Nevada Democrat, chairwoman of a U.S. House Infrastructure Subcommittee, spoke at a hearing on Capitol Hill after Trump stormed out of an infrastructure meeting at the White House with […]

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Nevada congressional districts included in pro-ACA digital ad campaign

BY: - May 20, 2019

The national Affordable Care Act advocacy group Protect Our Care last week launched a seven-figure advertising campaign aimed at protecting 20 Democratic members of Congress, including Nevada Reps. Susie Lee in the 3rd congressional district and Steven Horsford in CD4. Both representatives have supported legislation to protect people with pre-existing conditions and reduce prescription drug […]