This is a superb, sober piece about Twitter by the peerless @maggieNYT. "It is the only platform on which people fe… t.co/JgqvVGiAGj
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I also now realize (duh) that Hof's friend is the Manhattan Madam. t.co/3sjDce5xYZ
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So who would rather have the Republican National Convention in Vegas?
1. Most delegates
2. Most reporters
3. Most N… t.co/LqtIQOzu52
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Your Nevada brothel kingpin and GOP Assembly candidate. t.co/yNrcCjEX7f
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So all the sucking up to Trump really paid off, NV GOP folks. Trump lost Nevada. Did anyone ever think he would pic… t.co/BnsVYG3PIN
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Vegas just officially lost to Charlotte from RNC 2020.
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Almost always when you see someone left a campaign to spend more time with his family, there's more to it. And righ… t.co/XduXPG4n9l
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@DennisHof @realDonaldTrump @TuckerCarlson Do you mean Davison?
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"During last year’s open enrollment, the exchange enrolled 90,962 people, exceeding the prior year’s totals by almo… t.co/D4lKCAdZE5
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Ruh roh. t.co/SJXnMHv6S4
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"We’re willing to give the president a little bit of time to do whatever it is he’s doing, but…there is definitely… t.co/SYBlKOnQuJ
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Alternate quote: "Coats has committed a Kinsley gaffe, and Trump doesn't like people who tell the truth." t.co/oUpBDBgk1L
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After being very active during Campaign '12, the Nevada chapter of Americans for Prosperity has sent out a missive signaling it will pressure Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Gang of 63 to abolish the Modified Business Tax. The group also expressed its displeasure with the governor's decision to expand Medicaid: Another platform explored in the Governor’s “State of the State” is the Medicaid expansion. AFP-NV does not support Governor Sandoval’s Medicaid expansion and believe he’s falling...
On Saturday morning, Las Vegas Latino leaders hosted a meeting at the Mexican eatery, Lindo Michoacan, to discuss pressing issues. Among the topics that arose was a proposed driver’s privilege card that will come before lawmakers this session as well as funding for English Language Learners. At least a half dozen legislators stopped by the breakfast, including state Sen. Ruben Kihuen, Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, Assemblyman James Healy, Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel, state Senate Majority Leader...
Clark County Republicans want Sheriff Gillespie to refuse to enforce any "unconstitutional gun regulations"
So says a resolution passed last week by Nevada's largest Republican Party. And they don't even cite the letter written by Humboldt County Sheriff Ed Kilgore, instead invoking one penned by an Oregon sheriff. My guess is Gillespie, who ironically is meeting in DC with the president about gun control, will not agree to the GOP's request. Here is the party's pro-gun manifesto: Dear Clark County Republicans, The following resolution passed at the meeting of the Clark County Republican Central...
Here it is, surely prompted by Councilman Ricki Barlow's attempt to embarrass him (by the way, folks, premium subscribers to the site had this information 24 hours ago): After much reflection, I have prepared this statement to clarify my role in the events that lead to the arrest of Assemblyman Steven Brooks last Saturday, January 19, 2013. First let me say this, Steven is a good friend of mine. He is a good man and a committed public servant, but whom I feel needs help during what...
Yes, that's what Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald, who recently met with RNC Chair Reince Priebus, said was the problem for the GOP here in 2012. Seriously? Yes, seriously: “We had individuals come into this county and put down the people because they thought they knew better because they were from back East. They came into our women’s groups, they came into our leadership and they said, ‘Don’t worry about it, we know better than you because we’re educated’ — no." Who else...
Steven Brooks’ political career is over. Of that there is no doubt. Even in the land of second chances, the man pictured shirtless on the front page is done. But what also should be over are the jokes, the ridicule, the lampooning. Brooks needs help – he is now at a treatment facility – and his friends acting like Pontius Pilate and his colleagues whispering they knew it all along should start behaving more like human beings than posterior-protecting, pusillanimous weasels. This is a human...
As if he doesn't have enough, more serious problems to worry about and yet perhaps more evidence of his state of mind, Assemblyman Steven Brooks failed to file required documents with the secretary of state this month. The final contribution and expenses report for 2012 and his annual financial disclosure form have not been filed, and the SOS sent him a couple of letters a few days ago. The letters are attached here.
Statement attached. It's amazing. He also included an email from state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson to other lawmakers to make the latter look bad because it indicates to other legislators that talk of threats to the speaker were exaggerated -- or so Barlow would have the media interpret it. The email is attached, too.
Troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks was taken by Metro Police to a local hospital late Friday for a pyschological evalutation, law enforcement sources confirmed. The evaluation, known as a Legal 2000, is done to determine whether the person is a threat to himself or others. This began this afternoon when Brooks, who had so-called dignitary protection from Legislative Police, was at a relative's house (believed to be a grandmother), when he began exhibiting what a law enforcement source called "...
He said he was joking, but that was one of the lines Assemblyman Steven Brooks gave me during a brief phone call this morning. Brooks texted me and said, "Call me. Now." That was after a series of texts that began at 1:41 AM. He simply texted my name and when I respodned this morning, he rejoined: "Luv ya." Yes, that happened. Then, this morning, he texted me that "MK" (Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick) was the cause of all of this and then asked me to call him. He said she is out to get him because...