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Here is how early voting works in the Nevada caucuses

Here is how early voting works in the Nevada caucuses

Thousands of Nevadans waited for hours this weekend to do something that has never been done before this primary season: early voting in a caucus. The change by the Nevada Democratic Party this year is aimed at opening up the otherwise restrictive caucus process and boosting turnout in the state. Nevadans are notably familiar with…MORE

Bolton to break his silence as White House wrangles over content of his book

Bolton to break his silence as White House wrangles over content of his book

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is due to make his first public speech since the impeachment inquiry into Trump wrapped up, even as his lawyers continue to wrangle with the White House over the contents of his highly anticipated book. Bolton, whose views of the President’s policies toward Ukraine were cited…MORE

Trump aims West Coast swing to raise cash and counterprogram Democrats

Trump aims West Coast swing to raise cash and counterprogram Democrats

President Donald Trump journeys west this week for a mixture of political and official events — and to counter-program his potential Democratic rivals as they convene in Nevada. Trump isn’t ordinarily a fan of nights on the road. It’s a sign of his intent on stealing attention from the race to replace him that he’ll…MORE

Bloomberg slams Sanders supporters’ aggressive online tactics in new video

Bloomberg slams Sanders supporters’ aggressive online tactics in new video

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg attacked Bernie Sanders on Monday in a new digital video featuring aggressive and derogatory tweets, memes and videos purportedly posted by the Vermont senator’s online supporters. The nearly minute-long video, which will not run on television, closes with a clip of Sanders calling for people “who hold different views”…MORE

Virginia assault weapons ban stalls in state Senate

Virginia assault weapons ban stalls in state Senate

A bill that would have banned assault or military-style weapons in Virginia failed to move forward in the state Senate Monday after some Democrats joined with Republicans to vote it down in committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-5 to study the impact of HB 961 rather than pass it and will instead revisit the…MORE

Hailie Deegan, 18-year-old NASCAR phenom, met Trump at the Daytona 500

Hailie Deegan, 18-year-old NASCAR phenom, met Trump at the Daytona 500

Hailie Deegan didn’t race in the Daytona 500 this year. But the 18-year-old NASCAR driver fulfilled another wish over the weekend: Meeting President Donald Trump. Trump attended Sunday’s Daytona 500 kick-off, where he drove a lap around the track in his presidential limousine. He became the second sitting US president to attend the NASCAR event,…MORE

Pelosi warns Democrats ‘must be unified’ to ensure Trump isn’t reelected

Pelosi warns Democrats ‘must be unified’ to ensure Trump isn’t reelected

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned fellow Democrats in an exclusive CNN interview that the party “must be unified” to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race, while noting that any of the candidates running to face him “would be a better president.” “I can’t even envision a situation where he would be reelected.…MORE

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Reactions to the “A Community in Conflict” exhibit

By Mike Matejka Every community has its home-town pride; Bloomington-Normal is proud to claim Steak n’ Shake and MASH TV star McLean Stevenson.  We’ve also had a moment of contention and conflict.  Sometimes these are uplifting stories of human progress. At other times, they cause us to shake our heads and wonder why. The McLean…