My @TheNVIndy column about my @TheNVIndy column. t.co/QUYijyaFCZ
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“Disappointment would be the word for [the decision],” said Nathan Strong, who helps lead economic development effo… t.co/qsUAUWaJWl
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“...but you know, the cruel irony is that if you’re accused of a crime, you’re guaranteed a lawyer, but if you’re a… t.co/dts4eEZdVc
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NYT: "Laxalt is hindered by the refusal of (Sandoval)...to endorse him. In a sign that the chill between the two ha… t.co/b3RoBmXoQ8
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“It’s appalling what they’re doing,” said Attorney Robert Eglet, who represents victims in a lawsuit against MGM th… t.co/bcOmvSwdem
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This is so revealing, via @axios on an AFT study: Along with many states, NV lower-ed and higher-ed spending has dr… t.co/jXVcLvTv3e
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"Well, a Republican campaign stunt masquerading as a congressional resolution is a venue for distortions and false… t.co/cUscJuk9UO
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ICYMI, NV GOP congressman and Vegas business leader express concerns about Trump tariffs, via @hsanchez.… t.co/s9wo8sYe6I
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"Heller’s office declined to comment on the vote." t.co/4L61b1O191
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@SonnyBunch The Hong Kong stuff is pretty cool, too, no?
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This thing could be the coolest thing ever to come to Vegas. I just hope Keanu and the robot don't come out of it. t.co/ohTsP4eiJE
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@SteveSebelius @maggieNYT Oh my, yes.
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There have been a lot of pieces written recently about the disconnect between Nevada’s terrible economy and President Obama’s lead in the polls here. Mark Barabak of the Los Angeles Times tackled the conundrum over the weekend and also wrote a a piece about the Culinary union getting involved in the election after months of slumbering. The two stories are connected. The reason that Mitt Romney can’t gain traction in this state, besides his inept messaging, is that the Democrats and their...
Temple forum roundup: Oceguera can't find any presidential misstep, Heck breaks with Romney and Berkley won't answer debt question
It went more than two and a half hours, with many candidates for legislative offices dodging basic questions and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak making people wonder why Barry Herr is running against him (Herr all but endorsed the incumbent). But when the Midbar Kodesh Temple candidates night got to the federal races, there was real news. Well, sort of. A quick roundup: ----I asked Speaker John Oceguera if he could name one thing the president had done that disappointed him. He paused...
The L.A. Times' Mark Z. Barabak, who may know as much about this state as any national reporter, sojourned in Reno recently and came away with some thoughts about the paradox of the depressed economy and the depressed Mitt Romney vote: ---"The economy and its lackluster performance is the overriding issue this election: Countless polls and other voter surveys have made that abundantly clear. But for many there is no straight line from disappointment on that front to a vote for Romney or,...
In a decision that came down Friday, and was first reported by Vegas, Inc's Steve Green, a judge shredded a case brought by those slot parlors that have fought against a Clark County ordinance. Judge Kent Dawson thoroughly rejected the various claims made by Dotty's, inlcuding due process and equal protection. If you are interested in this ongoing political and legal saga, I have posted the decision here.
Moderator: “Good evening and welcome to the first U.S. Senate debate between Senator Dean Heller and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley.” Man shouts from audience: “Go get him, Shelley! I want him gone.” Moderator: “Senator Reid, you really must try to control yourself. My first question goes to the congresswoman: Senator Heller says you are the most unethical and corrupt person he has ever met. Your reaction?” Berkley: “I have never done anything that wasn’t motivated by my desire to make my...
Rep. Shelley Berkley will answer questions tonight at a candidates forum that also will include both candidates for a competitive congressional seat -- Rep. Joe Heck and Speaker John Oceguera. Sen. Dean Heller is not attending for what his campaign says are personal reasons. The forum begins at 6:30 and includes a raft of down-ticket races (Assembly, state Senate) before the major contests come into focus. The venue is the Midbar Kodesh Temple at 1940 Paseo Verde Pkwy in Henderson. Oh, and the...
Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform is here in Nevada, trying to affect the U.S. Senate race with a mail campaign. You can download the piece here that attacks Rep. Shelley Berkley. It's a combination of ethics and "debt, spending and job loss." (She was not actually named one of "the most corrupt members of Congress." Only "Dishonorable Mention." But.....)
Folks, I will try as often as I can to post media on this blog, so you can see what is happening in major -- and maybe some minor -- races. You will see attached here two pieces I received -- I am a registered non-partisan -- one from the Washoe Republican Party, which essentially is a front now as a federal PAC for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (which doesn't trust the state GOP), and one from the Democratic Party of Nevada on the presidential ticket. The mail I receive will...
Some developments in the Nevada ad wars: Crossroads GPS is filling in its order in Reno, meaning it's hitting (probably Rep. Shelley Berkley) more and earlier. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is beefing up its buy in Reno and Las Vegas (are you listening, Sen. Dean Heller?) Meanwhile, Heller is currently outspending Berkley on Spanish-language TV, I am reliably told. But I hear some union folks are coming to her rescue. And John Oceguera, the former firefighter running for Congress...
Gondolier Numero Uno and GOP donor Numero Uno Sheldon Adelson attended a fundraiser at T Bones inside Red Rock Station for Mitt Romney, shortly before he gave a boiler-plate stump speech to a packed crowd at Cox Pavilion. The Fertitta brothers also attended the private event, as did major GOP donor Bill Brady, who hosted a previous event here for Romney. Also there were state Senate hopeful Mark Hutchison, who was involved in the Obamacare case before the Supreme Court; businessman Dan Shaw; Lt...