Our @jlnevadasmith on Vegas junkets by Congressfolk, including Devin Nunes. t.co/XXNykzVVM1
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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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The "winners" are: John Boehner, Barbara Cegavske's friends and Congress (fish in a barrel edition):
Frank Fahrenkopf, the only head of the American Gaming Association since its 1995 inception, is stepping down at the end of June. Like a great athlete getting out on top, Fahrenkopf leaves to plenty of encomia, as you will see below. He is a Reno guy, former RNC National Chairman and attorney who managed to keep the disparate gaming companies together (most of the time) and stay in a job that is the equivalent of having a board made up of Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson and Donald Trump. But no one...
The National Rifle Association is hosting an "elected officials-only classroom and range tutorial" this month to educate lawmakers on the "purpose and practical use of semi-automatic firearms and the differences between semi-automatic and automatic function." Although an email from the NRA to state lawmakers asserts the session was planned before the Newton tragedy, it also says "with the upcoming session looming...this is an extremely important debate and one in which accurate information is...
UPDATE: Reid just put out this statement on Monday at noon PT: "In my recent comments criticizing House Republicans for threatening to betray Congress' tradition of providing aid to disaster victims in a timely fashion regardless of region, I simply misspoke. I am proud to have been an advocate for disaster victims in the face of Republican foot-dragging, from Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy, from fires in the west to tornadoes in the Midwest. I have worked hard with Senator Landrieu to...
Making predictions shortly before an election is both arrogant and brave – I am sure the proverbial “others” would deploy other adjectives. But daring to unveil one’s Delphic powers a year in advance: That is hubris of a different order. Or, perhaps, sheer lunacy. But why come down from my lofty Pundit’s Perch, where you underlings peep about to find yourself honored by my predictions, so late in the game? It’s that time again to bravely go where I have gone so many times before. But before I...
"Ralston Retorts" commentary: GOP women trivialize gender bias with outrageous attacks on state Senate caucus
In case you missed it, here's my commentary from Thursday's "Ralston Reports" about that letter written by a group of GOP women attacking state Semate Minority Leader Michael Roberson for his supposed gender bias in snubbing colleague Barbara Cegavske:
A beautiful, sweet Nevada political story, surely with a happy ending: From outsider to anointed. That’s the Stavros Anthony tale as the former Metro cop and ex-regent who ran for office crusading against two Goodman family projects is about to be consecrated by the lobbyists who appear most frequently before the council and Goodman II. Next week at a fundraiser kicking off his re-election bid – invitation attached here – Anthony undoubtedly will rake in a small fortune at an event hosted by...
Among the many pleasures of my holiday season vacation, in between the excessive sleeping, drinking and eating, I devoured the latest Politico e-book: "The End of the Line." The excellent, detailed recitation by Jonathan Martin and Glenn Thrush of the last 34 days of the campaign contains a brief snippet about President Obama's "three-day cram session" in October at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson. The "scene out in the Westin resort.....was tense, surreal and unsettling, 'just full of bad vibes,'...
But, to be, fair, the sample size is not large. The question: Which newspaper do you trust the most for coverage of government/political news? Results: Las Vegas Sun 45% (59 votes) I don't trust any of 'em 32% (43 votes) Las Vegas Review-Journal 18% (24 votes) Reno Gazette-Journal 3% (5 votes) Total votes: 131 NEW POLL UP SOON....