Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev., May 5, 2015.
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Let Me Start: May 6, 2015

Let me start with Hillary Clinton’s bold stance on immigration.

 The Democratic presidential hopeful took a pivot to the left Tuesday, calling for immigration reform that goes even further than steps President Obama has already taken.  She says she would go beyond the president’s executive orders on immigration to protect some undocumented workers from deportation.

“We can’t wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship,” Clinton said during a roundtable discussion at Rancho High School in Las Vegas.

“It is at heart a family issue,” Clinton said. “And if we claim that we are for families, we have to pull together and resolve the outstanding issues around our broken immigration system.”

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While Clinton focused on immigration, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) turned his attention to the nuclear deal with Iran, which could be heading to a Senate vote Thursday.  Cruz says if the deal is approved the result will be war.

“This deal makes war a certainty,” Cruz said, according to the Huffington Post.

And there is new Iowa polling that delivers good news for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker,but the same can’t be said for Jeb Bush.

According to the Quinnipiac University poll, 21% of likely Iowa participants say they would vote for Walker if the caucus was held today.  Bush, however, only received 5% of the vote from likely participants. 

RELATED: Jeb Bush leads in the GOP field, but struggles big time with conservatives 


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Let Me Start: May 6, 2015