Sure, $ pitches on both sides can be over the top. But the amateurishness of the NV GOP is impressive. Special inte… t.co/qBhFlJW9sh
10 hours 29 min ago.
That last one, part of a frothing fundraising missive from the state GOP after the background checks bill was signe… t.co/Gv7jMWSjLE
10 hours 32 min ago.
"Special interest Steve"
"a blatant disregard for what Nevadans want" (Um, voters passed it.)
"Don’t let our state… t.co/EYJ9w06MKQ
10 hours 34 min ago.
This will trigger the Republican lawmakers and NRA folks who keep talking about "the Bloomberg people" on the backg… t.co/3ArPRmrP3g
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Oh that’s clearly a nonstarter. But kitchen sink suit is what I expect. t.co/Wspi7B3Z4U
11 hours 40 min ago.
Update coming with gov signature… t.co/6JZ5nyUdx1
11 hours 58 min ago.
.@GovSisolak is reading prepared statement, but his voice is, once again, laden with emotion. Signs bill. Lawmakers… t.co/kNIen6dIyR
12 hours 16 min ago.
This is not the last you wiil hear of this: Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, sitting down with a friendly interviewer (Dan Mason) on conservative talk radio, got careless and talked about how great for the GOP that young people and minorities won't turn out in presidential year numbers in 2014. The Democrats had an energize-the-base missive out about it shortly after he said it, saying in part: "Yes, you heard that right -- the Republican Party is so out-of-touch with Nevada families they...
Leif Reid, whose father is the Senate majority leader, withdrew today as Las Vegas Sun Publisher/Editor Brian Greenspun's lawyer in his suit against the Review-Journal's parent company. Harry Reid's son also is asking the court to seal his reasons for withdrawing, saying the judge has "broad discretion" to seal documents. Brian Greenspun still retains the services of Joe Alioto, a San Francisco lawyer. "I can't give any detail because attorney client privilege is involved, but basically a...
TONIGHT'S RALSTON REPORTS: Water rates going up?. DAYS UNTIL FILING FOR OFFICE OPENS IN 2014: 160 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY ELECTION DAY 2014: 259 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION DAY 2014: 406 Good morning, everyone. As we all eagerly await the outcome of The “Great” Newspaper War, a column based on a lie remains posted on the “newspaper” site. The piece, which I will not link to so as to spare you, was a stenographic pickup of a false right-wing...
Coming on the heels of that bizarre Vegas PBS outing, Sen. Dean Heller submitted to a withering interrogation in DC by Northern Nevada icon Sam Shad. Some of it is just amazing. ("Do you trust President Putin?" Spoiler alert: He doesn't.) More lowlights: Shad: “War on Republicans, the Libertarian side of the party versus the moderate side of the party. How is this going to affect future of the party and where do you stand?” Heller: “Well obviously it has had impact. We saw during the last...
Poor GOP Chairman Michael McDonald. Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller don't want him in the job, nor do the two Republican legislative leaders: Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson and Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey. You would think that would be enough to get him to resign and let Las Vegas Sands lobbyist Robert Uithoven, endorsed by all four of those leaders, take the reins in advance of a very promising year for the GOP in Nevada. But, no. Instead, he is using party resources...
UPDATE: From Bilbray spox: First, a web vendor mistakenly posted draft issue language to the beta version of the website that was still waiting for additional input and approval from the candidate. Second, there is no wondering which way to go on assault weapons from the candidate. She is opposed to an assault weapons ban. ---- Erin Bilbray, running against Rep. Joe Heck in CD3, is not doing interviews and is simply sending missives via email to attack the incumbent or respond to...
As part of its ongoing campaign against Station Casinos & Friends, the Culinary union has opened a new front, with a letter saying it is "alarmed" that the local gay and lesbian center is honoring the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Invoking homophobic comments made by UFC fighters and boss Dana White, the Culinary, with progressive and labor co-signers, has asked the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Nevada not to award the UFC its "Corporation of the Year" honor. The letter, which is...
UPDATE, 9/24: In a post today headlined, "Truth is not secondary," the disgraced "publisher" of the "newspaper" did not...tell the truth. This is my favorite part: "My Sunday column included a quote from an interview by Warren Buffett that was initially reported as being made last week. I used part of that quote in my column. After the column was written, it turns out that the interview was done in 2010 and not last week." Um, no. It did not "turn out" that after your column was written that...
TONIGHT'S RALSTON REPORTS: The Culinary's leader vs. a rep of a new anti-union group. DAYS UNTIL FILING FOR OFFICE OPENS IN 2014: 161 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY ELECTION DAY 2014: 260 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION DAY 2014: 407 Good morning, everyone. You may think Jeff Daniels winning the Best Actor Emmy over Kevin Spacey and Bryan Cranston was the most surprising thing that happened this weekend. But it wasn’t close. (Don’t get me wrong: I am a...