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As Goes Virginia, So Goes Nevada? Notes on the 2017 Election Results

Until now, there’s been a lot of speculation over how voters would respond to President Donald Trump’s actions and Congressional Republicans’ agenda. Yesterday, voters in Virginia, New Jersey, and other states provided some answers. One year after Trump himself won the Presidential Election, voters across the nation rebuked Republicans who campaigned on Trump’s platform. What does this mean for our own election next year? Let’s review last night’s results, and examine the clues they have for us in Nevada. (more…)

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Trumpcare by Fiat: How Trump Is Trying to Derail the Health Care Law (and How Congress Can Stop Him)

This month, President Donald Trump has been rolling out a series of executive orders pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This law was an act of Congress that then President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010. Yet instead of respecting the law, Trump continues to sabotage the law with these executive actions that are designed to destroy America’s health care system. Can Trump get away with it? That may ultimately depend upon whether Senator Dean Heller (R)…

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Opinion: Trump Nominates Judges That Serve His Personal Interests Over Country

By Gregory York President Trump has officially nominated John K. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Damien Schiff United States Court of Federal Claims. Their confirmations will be held Thursday, July 13. Both nominees are vocal advocates of dismantling first amendment protections, raising serious concerns over judicial impartiality. (more…)

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen Meets with Indivisible Members in Las Vegas

On Saturday, May 13, about 30 Indivisible volunteers gathered at Battle Born Progress’ Las Vegas office to discuss Donald Trump, Congress, health care policy, education, state and local government, and much more with Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Las Vegas). Before Kihuen returned to Washington, D.C., he engaged in open dialogue with these Nevadans on what he can do to advance a more progressive agenda in this hostile federal environment. (more…)

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Every Voice Matters: Catherine Cortez Masto Opens up at Her Las Vegas Town Hall

Within 36 hours, Nevada had both its U.S. Senators do town halls on both ends of the state. The twist? On Monday, Senator Dean Heller (R) made a rare public appearance in Reno and struggled to provide clear answers to constituents’ questions. On Tuesday, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D) promised more accessibility and transparency during her freewheeling conversation with constituents at Las Vegas City Hall. (more…)

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Notes from the Town Hall: Dean Heller Finally Faces His Constituents

After months of requests from constituents across the state, the Senator finally budged. Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) finally held his first public town hall of 2017. He joined forces with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Carson City) to welcome about 600 of their constituents to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center to answer questions… Or at least, Rep. Amodei answered quite a few questions. What did Senator Heller have to say for himself? (more…)