Trump hires state director
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who has made cracking down on illegal immigration the centerpiece of his rise to the top of the field, has hired a young Hispanic activist to helm his Nevada effort. Charles Munoz, 26, who helped organize the Americans for Prosperity chapter in the state, has been tapped to run Trump's nascent effort in Nevada. The Washington Post first reported the hiring Tuesday.
Judge strikes down two minimum wage regulations
In the ongoing legal war over the minimum wage in Nevada, which has been going on for more than a year, those who say the regulations don;t refelect what the people passed quietly have won a meaningful court victory.
Berkley: Don't listen to White House's "vile rhetoric"
Here's the full email ex-Rep. Shelley Berkley sent this week for a new PAC opposing the Iran deal and lamenting the "vile rhetoric and intense political pressure from the White House and its allies."
Carson: No abortion exception for rape because victim can get to the emergency room
Here's my exchange on "Ralston Live" on Monday evening with presidential candidate Ben Carson on the controversy over his involvement with fetal tissue and his position on abortion, which is no exceptions (video below transcript):
Reid: I'll announce my decision on Iran deal when Senate reconvenes
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that he has yet to make up his mind on the Iran deal, but indicated he will announce his decision when he returns to DC next month. Reid, in a gaggle with reporters after a speech to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, seemed to say he was going to talk to longtime supporters in rthe Jewish community before delcaring his position. Reid also appeared to be saying that he owed them an audience before announcing his stance, which I took as a "I'm probably going for it but I need to let them know first" message.
Hambrick to caucus: Prepare for special session on Faraday
Speaker John Hambrick sent this to his caucus tonight:
Donald Trump wants money from me
I'm verklempt. Urgent Message from Donald J. Trump Dear Friend, Are you ready to Make America Great Again?
Perennial loser caucus files tax repeal referendum
It's the same old, same old of Nevada GOP fringe types who generally fail but talk big: failed candidate Bunces, Michele Fiore pal Dan Muth. You know who they are. They are listed below, with the referendum and the We Decide Coalition. I get a kick out of these folks, who claim to revere the Constitution, circumventing the notion of a republic when it suits them. Buckle up.
This is not the answer on reporting polls, but there is one
In a piece that posted today, the respected Columbia Journalism Review argued, according to the headline: "Why political journalists shouldn’t report on internal polling."
Who really got the vet clinic green-lighted in Pahrump?
At 8:14 AM on Aug. 5, Rep. Cresent Hardy -- or at least his Twitter feed operator -- could not contain himself: