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Buttigieg laments 'crisis of belonging' across nation during Human Rights Campaign speech

May 12th, 2019 - 2:05am
Pete Buttigieg, an Indiana mayor and rising star in the crowded 2020 Democratic field, delivered the keynote address at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner, held this year at Caesars Palace. Buttigieg shared his coming-out story during a speech anchored in his belief that Americans need to tear down the metaphorical walls between each other and recognize that everyone has their own story.
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In Las Vegas campaign swing, Gillibrand looks to make headway with activists, organizers

May 7th, 2019 - 2:10am
Sitting at a long, crowded table at a Mexican restaurant in East Las Vegas, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was ready with a laundry list of policy priorities — reversing tax breaks for the wealthy, enacting gun control and fundamentally reshaping Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the immigration system at large — during a roundtable with local activists and organizers Monday.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Castro says country needs Yucca alternative, must re-commit to Paris climate deal during Las Vegas roundtable

April 26th, 2019 - 4:23pm
Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro told a panel of conservationists and political activists Friday that he wouldn’t seek to reopen the shuttered nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, adding to a growing list of Democratic contenders who have turned away from the project as a means to store high-level nuclear waste.
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Bagels, church and campaigning: Community members bring focus back to everyday issues during Booker visit

April 20th, 2019 - 2:26pm
The questions came amid sips of orange juice and coffee as community members conversed with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker inside a West Las Vegas church on Saturday morning. What’s your plan for fixing health care? Would Medicare expansion end Social Security? How do we ensure children learn how to read, write and do math?