While Nevada’s labor leaders back Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, low-wage workers and indebted students are rallying behind Bernie Sanders, drawn to his message of radical economic change. Some Nevadans are even calling him “El Viejito,” or “the little old man.”
As House Budget Committee chairman in the 1990s, Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has claimed to be a friend of the working poor and a foe of Hillary Clinton, worked with the Clintons to throw Americans off welfare.
Salon’s Simon Maloy points out that while every move of Republican presidential hopefuls is reported by U.S. media, the Vermont senator’s ideas are either unreported or ridiculed, despite their apparent value in the face of growing inequality.
Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s governor, says he might favor sending U.S. ground troops to mount a conventional war against Daesh (Islamic State) in Syria or at least wouldn’t rule it out.
A look at the day’s political happenings, including a new poll reveals the early favorite for the 2016 presidential race and a possible culprit is named in Los Angelenos’ apathy toward this week’s mayoral election.