In press and politics

Incredibly, Donald Trump is tied with Pope Francis for second most-admired man in the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll. "I think there are prophecies about this," warns MSNBC's Alex Seitz-Wald. Simultaneously, fellow presidential candidate Ben Carson is feeling the burden of the campaign trail, admitting to the Washington Post "A process like this is pretty brutal." "In this interview, Ben Carson refers to the black community as 'they,'" notices ESPN's Jesse Washington. And peeking in on the Las Vegas newspaper soap opera, the NY Times raises even more questions on the direction of the The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Possibly the best line of the day: "Until a few weeks ago, Sheldon Adelson ... was better known for suing newspapers than owning them." Re/code's Kara Swisher summarizes, "Adelson purchase=dearth/death of journalism in Nevada." How do you feel about that summation, Nevada readers?

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