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Pence Appears With Heller at Nellis Air Force Base, Warns of Potential Conflict With North Korea

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On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence appeared with U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R), and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt

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Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

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On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ordered the release of Cliven Bundy from federal custody. On Wednesday, Cliven Bundy addressed the media at

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Nevadans Speak Out on DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration Reform

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Last September, President Donald Trump announced the end of the DACA program that has shielded some 900,000 DREAMers from deportation. The Trump Administration has since

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Rosen and Titus Meet with Immigrant Activists, Promise Action on DREAM Act and TPS

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Last Thursday, Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Henderson) met with immigrant rights activists in Las Vegas to discuss ways to protect DACA and TPS recipients. The next

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Roberson’s “Sanctuary Cities” Ballot Initiative Loses Challenge in District Court

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This morning, a district court judge ruled against a ballot initiative championed by State Senator and Lt. Governor Candidate Michael Roberson (R-Henderson) to ban “sanctuary

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Pence Appears With Heller at Nellis Air Force Base, Warns of Potential Conflict With North Korea

Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

Nevadans Speak Out on DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration Reform

Rosen and Titus Meet with Immigrant Activists, Promise Action on DREAM Act and TPS

Roberson’s “Sanctuary Cities” Ballot Initiative Loses Challenge in District Court

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Sanders v. Cruz on the Future of Health Care

Last night, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), returned to the debate stage. No, they’re not running for President again (at least not yet?). Yes, they duked it out over the future of America’s health care system. What did they have to say about the Affordable Care Act, and why should we care? I’ll take you through the highlights and lowlights of the great American Obamacare debate below. ----- Whatever motivated CNN to host a debate on…

#FIghtFor15 activists protest the nomination of CKE CEO Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary at a Las Vegas area Carl's Jr.
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Too Close to Home: One of Andrew Puzder’s Employees Speaks Out

Earlier this week, we dove into CKE CEO Andrew Puzder’s corporate record, a protest at a Las Vegas Carl’s Jr., and the implications for the U.S. Labor Department under President Donald J. Trump. Today, we dig even deeper. I recently had the opportunity to speak with an employee at a Las Vegas area Carl’s Jr. Check out her story and her message to fellow Nevadans below the fold. (more…)

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Heller’s Deciding DeVos Vote

Last Thursday, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) announcing his support for DeVos last Thursday. Earlier today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary on a vote of 51 to 50. Yes, you read that correctly. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote after an initial 50-50 deadlock. Let’s examine just how critical Heller’s vote ultimately proved to be. (more…)

Jon and Diane Hall Discuss Steven Mnuchin
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Can “Foreclosure Machine” Steven Mnuchin Drain the Swamp?

When President Donald Trump named Steven Mnuchin as his pick for U.S. Treasury Secretary, some of Trump’s own voters were surprised. After all, he promised to #DrainTheSwamp by ridding the #RiggedSystem with Wall Street corruption. He even specifically campaigned against Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs. So why did Trump turn to Goldman Sachs alum Mnuchin shortly after his surprise election victory? Below the fold, I’ll introduce you to a pair of Nevada Trump voters who have personal experience with the…

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