Tag: Nevada

How It All Came Apart for Bernie Sanders

In mid-January, a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Senator Bernie Sanders’s pollster offered a stark prognosis for the campaign: Mr. Sanders was on track to finish strong in the first three nominating states, but Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s powerful support from older African-Americans could make him a resilient foe in South Carolina and beyond. […]

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Cruise Passengers Exposed to Coronavirus Went Home Without Being Tested

Though he had no symptoms of the coronavirus, Jim Lemaire assumed that after disembarking the Grand Princess cruise ship on March 11—where he and 3,500 other passengers had been kept in near-captivity in San Francisco Bay after a former passenger tested positive and later died—he and everyone else aboard would be tested for the disease. […]

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Bernie Sanders Says He’ll Attract a Wave of New Voters. It Hasn’t Happened.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — It is the most politically provocative part of Senator Bernie Sanders’s campaign pitch: that his progressive movement will bring millions of nonvoters into the November election, driving record turnout especially among disaffected working-class Americans and young people. And yet despite a virtual tie in Iowa, a narrow victory in New Hampshire and […]

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One Side of a Nuclear Waste Fight: Trump. The Other: His Administration.

Before the 2018 midterm elections, Senator Dean Heller stood with President Trump in the glittering Trump International Hotel near the Las Vegas Strip, looking out from the top floor, and pointed. “I said, ‘See those railroad tracks?’” Mr. Heller, a Nevada Republican who lost his seat later that year, recalled in an interview. Nuclear waste […]

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5 Takeaways from the Nevada Caucuses (The Big One: Sanders Takes Control)

LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders won big on Saturday and is now the clear front-runner. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. saved enough face to march on to his must-win in South Carolina a week from now. Pete Buttigieg finished in the top tier again and embraced the urgency of knocking down a […]

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Why Are Nevada Caucus Results Coming in So Slowly?

HENDERSON, Nev. — It took four hours on Saturday afternoon to count just 4 percent of the results from the Nevada caucuses. That didn’t stop The Associated Press from calling the state for Senator Bernie Sanders, but it did cause a lot of confusion — and continued to do so late into the night — […]

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How Bernie Sanders Dominated in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — They showed up to Desert Pines High School in Tío Bernie T-shirts to caucus on Saturday morning, motivated by the idea of free college tuition, “Medicare for all” and the man making those promises: a 78-year-old white senator from Vermont. For dozens of mostly working-class Latinos, Bernie Sanders seemed like one of […]

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Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses, Strengthening His Primary Lead

LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders claimed a major victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday that demonstrated his broad appeal in the first racially diverse state in the presidential primary race and established him as the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination. In a significant show of force, the progressive Mr. Sanders was leading […]

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Bernie Sanders Just Won Nevada

Refresh for updates. UPDATE Feb. 23, 8:36 a.m.: With 50% of precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders is extending his lead: Sanders 46.6% Biden 19.2% Buttgieg 15.4% Warren 10.3% Klobuchar 4.5% LAS VEGAS — It looks like Bernie’s walking away with it. Bernie Sanders won Nevada’s Democratic caucuses on Saturday, multiple networks projected, a huge victory driven […]

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Nevada Caucuses Could Be a Preview of What’s to Come

The Nevada caucuses on Saturday will be the first contest of the Democratic presidential race with a racial makeup that (very roughly) reflects the population of the nation as a whole. So while the actual delegate haul is rather small, the results could be read as a preview of what’s to come in the weeks […]

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Bernie Sanders Will Likely Win Nevada. Can He Be Stopped Afterwards?

LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders seemed to be enjoying himself as he made his final pitch in Nevada ahead of Saturday’s caucuses. “As you may have noticed lately, the establishment is getting a little bit nervous,” he said to cheers at his Friday night rally before mimicking the hand-wringing Democrats panicking over his rise. “‘Oh […]

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What ‘Medicare for All’ Means After a Six-Year Strike for Health Benefits

LAS VEGAS — They each remember that moment, just after dawn on a September day in 1991, when they walked out of the Frontier Hotel and Casino. There was music and singing — “Solidarity forever,” went the song. That first day, the atmosphere was more like a celebration than a work protest. But the strike […]

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Nevada Democrats Now Say They’ll Rely on a Phone Hotline for Caucus Results

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Democrats, in a move to bolster the upcoming presidential caucuses and avoid Iowa-style chaos, said Friday that they would not rely on a Google form for reporting results and would instead use a traditional phone-based system — the way results had been reported for decades in caucus states. Precinct leaders will […]

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Nevada Caucuses Arrive as the State Is Booming. But Will Trump Get the Credit?

HENDERSON, Nev. — The signs of Nevada’s resurgent economy are everywhere in this community outside Las Vegas, the fastest-growing city in one of the country’s fastest-growing states. New housing developments are spilling up the mountainsides, filled with families and retirees fleeing California and the East Coast for sunshine, cheaper land and lower taxes. Warehouses are […]

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The Field: An Anti-Endorsement in Nevada

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Note: This episode contains strong language. Senator Bernie Sanders is a staunchly pro-union candidate. But he has found himself mired in an escalating battle over health care with the largest labor union in Nevada. With what some […]

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Black and Latino Voters Are Looking for ‘More Than Just Some Token Words’

LAS VEGAS — Kristina Alvarez, a 36-year-old medical aide in Las Vegas, knows how badly the Democrats want her attention and ideally her vote. So does JA Moore, 34, a state representative in Charleston, S.C., whose endorsement was highly sought after. The people being wooed most aggressively by Democratic candidates at the moment — Latino […]

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Could Nevada Caucus First in 2024? Harry Reid Wants It

LAS VEGAS — As the Democratic presidential candidates plead with Nevadans for their support in 2020, Harry Reid is already looking to 2024. Mr. Reid, the former Democratic leader in the Senate, said in an interview that he hoped that his home state would move to the very front of the primary calendar in the […]

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What Nevada Wants in a President

LAS VEGAS — No Democratic candidate for president can win the nomination without the overwhelming support of voters of color, and Nevada — with its nearly 30 percent Latino, 10 percent African-American, and about 9.5 percent Asian-American and Pacific Islander population — is the first contest to offer insight into which of the remaining all-white […]

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Will Warren’s Dominant Debate Performance Boost Her Chances in Nevada and Beyond?

LAS VEGAS — Senator Elizabeth Warren was raring to go. The first question of the Democratic debate had gone to Senator Bernie Sanders and it was about Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor who is upending the race. As Mr. Sanders wrapped up his minute-long answer, Ms. Warren strained to weigh in. “So I’d […]

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As Advisers Grapple with Rough Debate, Bloomberg Faces Voters in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — After a poor performance in a ferocious Democratic debate, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg faced voters and the news media at a Thursday morning event in Utah as his campaign reckoned with the fallout from the televised verbal combat, which undercut all four moderate Democrats onstage at times and left Senators […]

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