Congress is in recess and lawmakers are gearing up for midterm elections in November.
Tales from the Trail
Democrat Jerry Brown has long been an outspoken critic of California’s ban on same-sex marriages, even refusing to defend the voter approved law known as Proposition 8 in court in his role as California’s attorney general – a move that won the hearts of gay and civil rights activists even as it raised eyebrows among legal scholars .
In the name of equal opportunities, after featuring Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday, today’s newsletter leads on his Democratic counterpart Harry Reid.
Reid, our Reuters-IPSOS poll reveals, has two big problems as he aims for re-election in recession-hit Nevada in November. The first is the economy, the overriding concern of three out of every four registered voters – a proportion way higher than the national average.
Earlier today President Barack Obama signed a law about prison sentences for possession of crack cocaine and powder cocaine and the photograph of the smiling group of people who supported the legislation gave us a brief pause.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, one of America’s most powerful politicians, holds a narrow edge among likely voters in his re-election bid in recession-lashed Nevada, a Reuters-Ipsos poll said Tuesday.
Republican Meg Whitman’s campaign says the results are in from her innovative Facebook “polling ads,” which asked Californians to choose the issue most important to them. The message came back loud and clear: Jobs.