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Bands for Bernie. Hookers for Hillary. Campaigning in casinos. What on earth is going on? Why the Nevada Democratic Caucus, of course!

Hookers for Hillary

Before the Nevada Legislature adjourned its last session sine die, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign began organizing here in Nevada. Shortly after Bernie Sanders announced his Presidential Campaign, he began what would become a series of regular visits to Nevada to help build “the political revolution”. But why are they coming here? Why has Nevada become so…

The Quiet Leadership of Harry Reid

Senator Harry Reid with Andrew Davey

It didn’t take long for me to be pulled into circles of progressive and Democratic activists in Las Vegas. And before long, I had to rethink everything I thought I had known about the most famous living Nevadan. Looking from afar, I didn’t get Senator Harry Reid’s soft voice, his bumbling ways, and his weak…

The Liberal Clause

Are you a conservative Tea Party Republican in Orange County and pulled Chuck DeVore’s name for your Secret Santa gift? Perhaps you’re struggling to buy the perfect present for OC Tea Party grandfather Shawn Nelson.  Are you trying desperately to find that gift for Irvine council member Steven Choi that ties Josef Stalin to Nancy…

Senate Delays Dream Act Vote

While the U.S. Senate was supposed to vote on the Dream Act today, the vote has been postponned until a vote can be talen on the controversial tax cut compromise worked out between the GOP and President Obama.  The Dream Act, which passed the House yesterday, grant legal status to undocumented students brought to this country by…

Dream Act Passes the House

  The Dream Act, legislation designed to give undocumented residents an easier path to citizenship, narrowly passed in the House of Representatives tonight.  The legislation moves on to the Senate where Senate Majority leader Harry Reid will push for passage. From the LA Times story: The House passed the bill 216 to 198. The Senate…

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.