On @TheNVIndy today:
Campaign $ dissection
Exclusive on "vote for dead guy" campaign
Exclusive on Tark blaming his… t.co/wBdj3a8RuN
10 hours 26 min ago.
@NathanWurtzel No. You did not. And I want it stopped, too.
11 hours 33 min ago.
@NathanWurtzel Oh spare me. People are taking this awful incident and using it for political gain. Don’t get on you… t.co/iQvtq44JuI
11 hours 38 min ago.
@RationalDB8 Thank you!
11 hours 43 min ago.
@EricKleefeld Delete your account.
12 hours 30 min ago.
@orchidguys ha. I just tweeted that!
12 hours 44 min ago.
Take that Florida!
12 hours 44 min ago.
Nevada Republicans are going to do a campaign for a dead brothel owner whom they shunned while he was alive because… t.co/VsCsXmPt9y
12 hours 46 min ago.
Big news coming in the still-stunning story of the death of @DennisHof. Exclusive in @TheNVIndy. Follow!
12 hours 51 min ago.
@guypbenson No. We wrote a story. Take a look.
But your tweet is tendentious.
I think this is awful, but for all… t.co/sMmUSjWnAr
12 hours 54 min ago.
Here we go, the echo chamber.
And the Free Beacon can't even get her name right in their zeal to publish this.
12 hours 57 min ago.
@lesterjeng Thank you!
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Good morning, everyone. After reading all of the stuff in the weekend papers, and comments from my broad range of weekly insiders, I really wonder why we are paying attention to what can only be called The Failure Caucus, Not to diminish real terrorism, but these folks – Tony Dane, Citizen Outhouse, Michele of the Thousand Tax Liens – are nothing more than political terrorists, who are relentlessly unsuccessful but have loud enough voices to keep being heard. These folks threatening recalls,...
UPDATED, 1:45 PM, 1/16/15 The AFL-CIO plans to respond to Hambrick's letter at a news conference Tuesday. Why? From the notice: "At a time when Nevada is facing many serious challenges, Nevada Assembly Republicans have made it a priority to wage war on working families, instead of addressing the real issues. In a letter to local governments, Speaker-Designate John Hambrick offered to let them make any changes they want to collective bargaining. We believe legislators should hear both sides...
Good morning, everyone. How do you make so many mistakes and still win? I suppose the answer – unless you are Jim Gibbons, 2006 – is that you have a monster team with a running back who looks like a superhero of some kind. That Ohio State mauling of Oregon was like shooting Ducks in a barrel. One person who must be very happy is Buckeye Brian Sandoval, a big fan. So, too, for another OSU grad, Aaron Ford. If he and Sandoval can Buckeye bond this session, who knows what could happen? Even a...
Welcome to the Weekly Report. This week: 1. The Campaign Contribution Project, Part 1 2. The Assembly GOP’s possible tax plan adherents 3. Stavros vs. Carolyn: Race or illusion? 4. Smartest/dumbest political moves of the week One week until the session starts and the sense of déjà vu is again becoming palpable. Business vs. gaming. Double the payroll tax, the escape hatch of 2003, instead of a graduated tax based on gross receipts. Sales tax on services, which is the only business tax...
Good morning, everyone. If you don’t believe Mitt Romney is running, this Roll Call interview with Rep. Mark Amodei should change your mind. Amodei revealed he had been contacted by the campaign, and in his inimitable style told Alexis Levinson, “Hey I’d love to talk to you guys, but the first thing I want to talk about is what’s gonna change in the ground game, what’s gonna change in the debate stuff,” Romney, who won the Nevada caucuses easily last time, also has reached out through...
Good morning, everyone. If you want a perfect description of what the 2015 Legislature is likely to be, one former lawmaker provided me with a concise summation Wednesday: “2003 2.0, with more vitriol and less experience!” What is that line from “Ozymandias” again? On another topic, why does Sen. Dean Heller insist on derogating Gov. Brian Sandoval. Here’s what he said Wednesday, insisting the economy is not recovering that strongly, “especially in the state of Nevada.” Really, senator? Gov....
DAYS UNTIL THE GREATEST LEGISLATIVE SESSION EVER BEGINS: 12 DAYS UNTIL THE STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: 161 DAYS UNTIL THE 2016 ELECTION: 657 Good morning, everyone. I did not watch the State of the Union. Did I miss anything? For those of you who watched, will you remember any of it past last night? Doubtful. I always love the local coverage, which seems to always have the same headline: “State of the Union divides Nevada delegates along party lines.” You...
Good morning, everyone. The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefereports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will return to Capitol Hill today after being sidelined by a “violent exercise accident.” He is still recovering from those injuries, including to his right eye (he could never see to his right anyhow, amirite?). Reid is still not leading the Senate – I am looking at Dick “Lou Gehrig” Durbin filling in for Harry “Wally Pipp” Reid right now on CSPAN. But he is expected to go to his Capitol Hill...
DAYS UNTIL THE GREATEST LEGISLATIVE SESSION EVER BEGINS: 14 DAYS UNTIL THE STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: 163 DAYS UNTIL THE 2016 ELECTION: 659 Good morning, everyone. Happy Martin Luther King Day. I have yet to see “Selma,” but saw “Boyhood” over the weekend. It was quite good, a marvelous achievement to sustain it over 12 years. And Patricia Arquette is as good as you’ve heard. I thought a couple of the characters were a little cliché, but overall, it’s an excellent movie. I’m...
Good morning, everyone. I will have a lot more to say about Gov. Brian Sandoval’s speech in the coming days (including Sunday in the RGJ and on my site), but it’s hard to think of a State of the State that was more memorable, had more “What? He’s doing what?” moments and sustained such a compelling theme – modernization of both the tax and education systems. Besides the reflexive recoiling at the money from the far right and the school reforms from the far left, the reaction seemed very...