I'm honored. t.co/Fx31XWqCXh
11 hours 10 min ago.
@ntannenbaum @politico Why, yes. Yes I did, old friend.
11 hours 14 min ago.
We hear you're leaving, that's okay
I thought our little wild time had just begun
I guess you kind of scared yourse… t.co/z6s1FJ0jtG
11 hours 30 min ago.
The FBI probe of Barlow hit home for Democrats because of tangential ties to a Democratic consulting firm that once… t.co/ah338Qas50
11 hours 46 min ago.
@phillip_woodham @metaquest No worries.
11 hours 56 min ago.
@phillip_woodham @metaquest Why are you confused? I was quoting Cortez Masto.
11 hours 58 min ago.
@phillip_woodham @metaquest I did not say that!
12 hours 4 min ago.
Barlow today: "I am ashamed."
Barlow's lawyer when story broke in 2016: "He knows he’s being investigated regardin… t.co/tLCuRIj01z
12 hours 18 min ago.
Barlow is pleading guilty to a federal felony charge -- fraudulently converting campaign funds to his personal use.
12 hours 24 min ago.
His resignation is effective at 5 PM today.
12 hours 26 min ago.
Barlow will read prepared statement, won't take questions. He's resigning.
12 hours 26 min ago.
“Senator McConnell has consistently proven that his word cannot be counted on. Now, it’s more important than ever t… t.co/IEIRw1jeiB
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After this Las Vegas Sun piece by Andrew Doughman and the follow-up attack by Sue Lowden, I expect the lawmakers who went on the trip to Israel will amend their financial disclosures, even though they believe they are not required to do so. My feeling on this is that all of this stuff should be reported, whether required or not. It is true, though, that these folks did not try to keep ther Israel trip secret -- I reported on it shortly after it occurred. There are at least two documents worth...
I tried to find out what attorney general candidates Ross Miller and Adam Laxalt would have done had they been the governor's legal counsel in the Ninth Circuit Appeal of that gay marriage brief. Democrat Ross Miller responded, "Given the recent decision in Abbott Laboratories, I believe there is very little chance that Nevada's law will be upheld. Since I was not part of the discussions between Attorney General Masto and her client, the governor, I won't second-guess their decisions. But, I...
The state's health and human services department, which received a $6 million stimulus grant more than three years ago, is leaving a third of that money on the table after an information exchange shut down Friday. The Nevada Health Information Exchange, which had spent a portion of that money ($1.3 million) on a vendor and other costs, voted to close because of an inability to raise significant matching funds. Another $3 million was spent by the DHHS on other programs, Director Mike Willden...
Words matter. Or they should, wherever they are, even in legal briefs. Perhaps it was the brandishing of laws prohibiting incest and bigamy to argue against gay marriage in a brief responding to a federal appeal. Perhaps it was asserting that Nevada laws encouraging “traditional marriage” actually “define Nevada society.” Or perhaps it was asserting that the 2002 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage “did not take away any right.” All of this may be technically "true" and legitimate lawyering...
Former state Sen. Dean Rhoads and ex-Assemblyman John Carpenter, two of the more respected and liked rural Nevada lawmakers, have signed onto an Elko fundraiser for Sue Lowden's lieutenant governor campaign. Rhoads, of Tuscarora, and Carpenter, of Elko, are listed on a fundraiser Lowden is having next month (see below). She also has two conservative assemblymen, John Ellison of Elko, and Ira Hansen of Sparks, on the invite, as well as some local officials. The rural vote will be...
UPDATED: I have attached the full spreadsheet from NJ on Reid's voting record in the '80s. His pro-life positions helped bring him to the center, but on economic (hello, taxes), he was pretty liberal. UPDATED, 11 AM, SATURDAY: Late Friday night, Lowden put out a series of tweets in which she said she "misspoke" and meant to call Reid a "Reagan Democrat." Then she unloaded on her opponent, state Sen. Mark Hutchison. Here are the tweets: Sue Lowden @SueLowden13h Or why he defended a...
After blowback from progressives near and far, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she will reconsider her brief on gay marriage. Amazing. Check it out. ATTORNEY GENERAL MASTO STATEMENT ON NEVADA’S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASE Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto released the following statement regarding Nevada’s same-sex marriage case: “A potentially significant case was decided by the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday of this week, the same day that a brief was...
This could put those Democratic elected jellyfish in a pickle. This weekend, as the state party convenes in Las Vegas, the state teachers union will try to get the Democrats to embrace a tax plan, a 2 percent margin tax, that its elected leaders have treated like it causes leprosy. This will be fun to watch. It could be as entertaining as...a GOP event. I bet the brave electeds will have a conniption. Here's what was sent to a select few today: If you know a teacher or have kids in school in...
Sheldon Adelson, who already is crusading to stop a federal green light for web poker, is escalating his effort. Andy Abboud, Adelson's chief lobbyist, told me Friday that Team Adelson is actively preparing to "block legalization state by state." "We are prepared to mount full campaigns in every state where a bill is introduced to legalize any form of online gaming," Abboud said. "We will also be doing education in all states to prevent the introduction of any bills." And, he added, "We are...
So stalwart pollster Glen Bolger has found the proposal for an appeals court has 55 percent support? Maybe. I have attached the poll memo here. I chatted with Bolger Thursday, and he was surprised by the result but also thinks it will hold if, as seems likely, there is no organized opposition. But might newspaper editorials hurt? On an arcane issue such as this, perhaps. But support in the rurals (61-36) and Clark (57-33) is robust with Washoe (41-46) surprisingly weak. Good news. It's long...