"In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans lost ground on the democrats...Based on my observations so far in the 2… t.co/FbD9RtCQF8
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Another in our series of videos about Nevadans doing interesting jobs. t.co/OEYEf3hbGo
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“Academics have basically disappeared because it isn’t required by CCSD that we participate in classes and it isn’t… t.co/yEKlXWloaO
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@mbrooksrjc Well, I’m sure the president was talking about modern Las Vegas. He would never honor bad people.
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@McDonaldNV And this:
"Unfortunately, some are too scared to even say 'Happy Independence Day' in fear of backlash… t.co/NAYTcqoZWU
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@McDonaldNV "Today our flag, Constitution, values, freedom of religion, speech, and Right to bare arms are all unde… t.co/Lod8zdQfBd
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Microcosm of NV GOP's incompetence (and illiteracy) in Chairman @McDonaldNV's Independence Day message, which begin… t.co/s47AMkVKA3
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@themattmcd @nycsouthpaw No need! I thought you missed my joke. No one appreciates snark better than I!
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@themattmcd @nycsouthpaw Thinking you missed the point and the joke.
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Many have made the requisite Moe Greene/Bugsy jokes about this. But I think Godfather II is more apt: Michael was m… t.co/n6KXK3LZIF
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Tom Collins is term-limited. But he may be running for lieutneant governor, even likely after this. This went out this afternoon, with this unusual pitch: "The South Point always does it right and they haven't thrown me out yet. But there's always a first time and you'll kick yourself if you miss it. I wish we didn't have to ask for money in politics, but any more, being in office damn near requires it. At least this way we can all have some fun at the same time." Indeed. June 12...
In big news that will affect the 2014 political matrix, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she will not run for lieutenant governor -- and sources tell me she also has decided not to challenge Gov. Brian Sandoval. "I am definitely not running for lieutenant governor," Cortez Masto told me when I asked her about what I had been told. She would not confirm (or deny) that she also has opted not to run against popular Gov. Brian Sandoval, but several sources say she has communicated her...
UPDATE: Two more Heller amendments, attached here, that his office says will "safeguard Nevada tourism": Amendment #1234: Requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a report on how DHS intends to implement a biometric entry/exit system for ten highest-volume airports. Amendment #1235: Requires DHS to develop a plan to reduce wait times at airports with the highest volume of international travelers. This amendment provides resources through travel fees in the bill to...
There was some confusion, but I've confirmed from Gov. Brian Sandoval's office that he will act on all legislation by Friday. That would comport with the Constitution, which says (emphasis added): Sec: 35. Bills to be presented to governor; approval; disapproval and reconsideration by legislature; failure of governor to return bill. Every bill which may have passed the Legislature, shall, before it becomes a law be presented to the Governor. If he approve it, he shall sign it, but if not he...
Test your political IQ: Gov. Brian Sandoval invited the media to one of these bill signings -- which was it? A. A bill that was the most important piece of legislation to the Washoe County School District, one that would enable the County Commission, with a two-thirds vote, to raise taxes for capital projects. B.A bill that cements Sandoval as the first governor ever to put money into English Language Learner programs, money that will especially help Hispanic students in Clark County. If you...
In an interview with a rural newspaper, Sen. Dean Heller indicated he is unlikley, under any cricumstances, to support a background check bill. Here's what he said to The Ely Times: Among the most hotly debated topics across the nation is gun control. The Nevada legislature passed SB 221, which requires background checks on private gun sales. In the U.S. legislature, Heller voted against legislation that would have strengthened background checks in April. “I really wanted the onus of this...
Here are some of the statements about Barbara Vucanovich, the former congresswoman who passed away Monday at the age of 91: Her mentor, ex-Sen. Paul Laxalt: “It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of my dear friend, Barbara “Barbie” Vucanovich. She was an historic, trail-blazing figure in Nevada politics. Indeed, she was the first woman elected to represent Nevada in a federal office, and she was the first Nevadan to serve in a leadership position in the House of...