ICYMI, the IndyMatters podcast is up. My interview with political guru and adman Billy Vassiliadis and my conversat… t.co/HuEjgT4MeG
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ICYMI, a new law enforcement window into the Vegas shooting, but much about the shooter remains opaque. t.co/7YwGqo4O5e
13 hours 4 min ago.
As Billy Mumy's robot might have said, "Danger Nevada Democrats!" t.co/fST9LLEvbT
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The rurals push back and the BLM responds. The kind of story @danielrothberg does best. t.co/Jgpb7F9sOk
14 hours 9 min ago.
@MilliganSusan I grant you your nostalgia. But my opinion stands.
14 hours 16 min ago.
tbh, I feel like negotiating with Jello is easy. You see it, you throw it in the garbage. t.co/fLJB1XSxae
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Here's a roundup of how the NV delegation voted on the shutdown and more. We track votes so you don't have to. You'… t.co/r6entCAPzs
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Prepare to be outraged as you wait in the long DMV line: State signs $75 million contract with tech company, which… t.co/9tjwdwP7Jm
15 hours 15 min ago.
Nothing escapes @RileySnyder. t.co/mzTP5iZlR7
1 day 4 hours ago.
Check out @JackieValley’s distillation of the police report on the Vegas shooting. Good stuff. t.co/G9QdMrzmrW
1 day 6 hours ago.
Big difference from 2013 in Nevada. Good stuff from @hsanchez128. t.co/J2FHq9GR1T
1 day 7 hours ago.
I wonder if this holds up.
What's that smell? Not pot. A special session! t.co/uCbX99MUg4
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State Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson has a message for his newly minted primary foe, Carl Bunce: I'll have all the money. It's nothing Bunce, the head of Ron Paul's Nevada organization, didn't know. But the statement Roberson is making with the fundraiser invite below is inescapable. He has every major business interest, including a mining lobbyist or two. on the list. Mining? The industry he tried to tax? No permanent friends, no permanent enemies. (I still think mining will try to...
Lost in the Sandoval administration dithering and stiff-arming and the Democrats’ hyperventilating and frothing is the truth about what’s really causing the deficiencies at the Rawson-Neal psychiatric facility: It’s the money, stupid. Mostly, that is. As Gov. Brian Sandoval completes his evolution next week from “don’t worry, everyone at Rawson-Neal is happy” to “I’m begging you for $4 million to save the place,” it’s worth pointing out just how decimated the state’s mental health budget has...
A few days after her supporters successfully pushed a ridiculous poll into the media, ex-GOP Chairwoman Sue Lowden says she may run for lieutenant governor. Yes, we already knew that. Pretty obvious choreography, too: Have pals do robopoll, show I am in lead (because I have name ID), then announce I'm exploring the race. In a news release today Lowden touched all the bases, including some self-deprecation she could have used three years ago, when she was anointed to defeat Senate Majority...
Sometimes "Ralston Reports" viewers make me laugh; sometimes they make me cry. "For you to sit there and entertain the idea of gay marriage, I've lost all respect for you. I thought you were an upbeat person that had common sense and morals and ethics and principles...That shouldn't even be a topic on your show. I'd never even entertain that. That would be like, you know, media suicide or something. Anyways, have a great day." Listen to the attached for the full 1:30 rant.. Look upon these...
Citizen Outreach, run by two past supporters of Sue Lowden, recently commissioned a ridiculous "poll" for lietuenant governor, which only the "newspaper" took seriously. The group put out a news reelase after the "poll" came back with the obvious when comparing the former GOP chair, state senator and Senate candidate to Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers and state Sen. Mark Hutchison: Lowden has the most name recognition. Shocker. The outreaching citizens, Chuck Muth and Dan Burdish, actually put a...
I spoke too soon. I pointed out today on Twitter that ex-2010 Senate disaster Sharron Angle had terminated her campaign committee, suggesting a mournful valedictory was in order. But no. On her website, the woman who once told Harry Reid to "man up" wants your opinion. She's taking a poll on what she should do next: ►In 2016 run against Harry Reid ►In 2014 run for Congress (1/4 NV seats) ►In 2014 run for NV Lt. Governor ►In 2014 run for NV Secretary of State ►In 2014 run for NV Controller ►In...
We already knew that the state's power monopoly was in thrall to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who made the utility give up on coal and was the shadow sponsor of a juicy legislative bill. But if the junior senator's latest campaign contribution disclosure is any indication, Dean Heller is just as NV Energy-friendly now as the majority leader. If friendship can be bought, that is. The utility bundled just under $9,000 to Heller through employees at the company -- about one-seventh of the...
UPDATE: Five hours after I posted this, the "newspaper" did this. Interesting. ---- Even for the "newspaper," where journalistic standards are an oxymoron, this is a new nadir. After reporter Ben Spillman reported on an interview with Rep. Joe Heck, who spoke to a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal posted the story at 5:05 PM. (See screenshot below.) The story was quite newsy, including Heck defending his vote not to end the NSA's metadata collection...
The well-known site DailyKos has broken down Nevada's presidential and Senate race votes by legislative district, congressional district and by county. One finding premium subscribers to this site already know: Dean Heller won CD3, 49-43, over Shelley Berkley, an ominous portent for Democratic National Committeewoman Erin Bilbray. Others: ►Berkley and Heller were essentially tied in Justin Jones' pivotal state Senate district. President Obama won it by 9 percentage points. ►Heller won by 5...
In my quixotic quest to pin down Democratic lawmakers on the margins tax they ignored during Session '13, my latest challenge was Justin Jones, whose Senate seat may hold the key to upper house control. When I first ran into Jones last week, he told me he had to talk to some people before giving me his position on The Education Initiative. I finally got it, and it was not worth waiting for: "While I fundamentally disagree with tax policy being decided at the ballot box, I do agree that changes...