Preview Of 2018? Nathan Blake Hits Paul Pate’s Voter Suppression Plan

A wide array of progressive organizations gathered yesterday at the Capitol to speak out against the new Republican legislative majorities’ far-right agenda. Nathan Blake of Des Moines took the podium to criticize Secretary of State Paul Pate’s voter suppression proposal that would impose new restrictive identification laws on Iowa voters. Blake was speaking on behalf of LULAC Iowa and the Asian and Latino coalition. It was one of the more energetic and well-crafted speeches of the day, and just might be a preview of a potential matchup in 2018. “This is an all-out assault on our fundamental right to vote,” Blake […]

Sanders Wins Nebraska Caucus, Clinton’s Absentees Keeps It Close On Delegates

Bernie Sanders won the Nebraska Caucus on Saturday, defeating Hillary Clinton here 57% to 43% with 9% of locations reporting. It was a much-needed win that should buoy Sanders’ supporters as the nominating race stretches on as a fight for delegates. While it was a commanding victory for Sanders in the Cornhusker state, it wasn’t quite enough to rack up lopsided delegate wins. Sanders won by about 8% in the 2nd Congressional District (Omaha), which meant he and Clinton got a 3-3 split there. Sanders did, however, get a 3-2 split in the 3rd District in Western Nebraska. Overall, Sanders came […]