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  • GOP Congressman Slams Leaders on Immigration Stalemate[2013]

    03/18/2016 3:52:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    A House Republican lawmaker ripped his own party’s leaders on Friday amid reports they would not move on immigration legislation this year. Rep. Joe Heck, who represents a Las Vegas-area district, said in a statement that it’s “very disappointing” House Republican leaders “may punt the issue until 2014 for political reasons.” “It’s extremely frustrating and very disappointing to hear reports that the House does not plan on voting on immigration reform legislation this year,” he said. “This is yet another example of the leadership vacuum in Washington that rightly has so many people frustrated with this dysfunctional Congress.”
  • Todd Akin a Tea Partyer? Not So Much.

    05/21/2014 4:13:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | David Weigel
    Vox attempts to explain the media narrative of the day—that "the Tea Party will lose three primaries"—but this is a subject that defies simple Voxplaining. Here was the original lede: After some Twitter-shaming, the article has been edited and the "Tea Party" candidates are now called "right wing." That's a blander term that covers basically everyone who irritates the Republican Party's establishment. Still, the back-of-hand calculation that "the GOP would control the Senate today if not for the Tea Party" has never seemed right to me. Below, I've ranked the candidates mentioned by Vox. No. 5 had the least claim...
  • Kansas City hopes to show it's got what it takes to host 2016 RNC convention

    04/26/2014 7:56:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    GOP ^ | Brendaliss Gonzalez
    Kansas City had its chance on Friday to show members of the Republican National Convention committee that it has what it takes to host the 2016 convention. Members of the mayor's task force for the Republican National Convention met with members of the RNC Committee during their first visit as they narrow down the list of contenders to host the 2016 convention.
  • Santorum Snags Angle

    02/01/2012 7:31:01 PM PST · by writer33 · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 02/01/2012 | Robert Costa
    Sharron Angle, a Nevada Republican and tea-party favorite, will endorse Rick Santorum. She issued the following statement to National Review Online: Rick Santorum and I have known each other for years. He is a strong fiscal and social conservative who stands on principles above politics. He has never wavered in his support for family values understanding the impact that strong families have on a prosperous economy.
  • Angle to McCain: Wait a minute, you campaigned for me in 2010.

    07/28/2011 8:55:40 AM PDT · by old school · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2011 | Mark Tapscott
    Angle has now released a response, which, among much else, reminds McCain that in the end the Hobbits actually won the day and saved the world. The former Nevada GOP senate nominee called herself a "TEA Party Hobbit."
  • McCain vs. the Tea Party

    07/27/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 209 replies
    Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling. By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial. “This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party...
  • Angle to run in Nevada special US House election

    04/29/2011 12:38:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 41 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/29/11 | CRISTINA SILVA, Associated Press
    Tea party favorite Sharron Angle says she is running as a Republican in Nevada's first-of-its-kind special election to replace U.S. Rep. Dean Heller. Angle told supporters Friday she needs to raise $150,000 immediately to win the seat. Heller is heading to the Senate . . .
  • Aides: John Ensign to resign Friday

    04/21/2011 3:59:24 PM PDT · by Danae · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-21-2011 | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Nevada Sen. John Ensign (R) plans to announce Friday he will resign his Senate seat, aides said Thursday. Ensign has been under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee over whether he violated Senate rules during his affair with Cindy Hampton, a former campaign aide. Hampton’s husband, Doug Hampton, was Ensign’s deputy chief of staff during most of the extramarital relationship. Read more:
  • Sharron Angle 2012

    04/07/2011 4:57:41 PM PDT · by Son House · 34 replies
    Alias: Son House | 4/7/2011 | Alias: Son House
    How about it? Seems to me, instead of having some opportunist take advantage that Republican men are too soft and weak, let's have one of the Ladies, that made us all proud, run instead. Yes, a real good, verifiable conservative.
  • Tucson shooting victim blames Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sharron Angle (*BARF*)

    01/14/2011 9:50:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 179 replies
    Politico (where else) ^ | 1/14/11 | Kendra Marr
    A wounded survivor of the Tucson shooting that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is blaming Sarah Palin, House Speaker John Boehner, Fox TV host Glenn Beck, and former Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle for the tragedy. “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target,” Eric Fuller said in an interview with Democracy NOW. “Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled — senseless hatred leading to murder, lunatic fringe anarchism, subscribed to by John Boehner, mainstream rebels with vengeance for all, even 9-year-old girls,” he added, referring to the death of Christina...
  • Reid: My Victory was "Child's Play," My Campaign was "Terminator-like"

    11/15/2010 12:43:52 PM PST · by rightistight · 40 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/15/10 | Aurelius
    Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who won re-election to his Senate seat nearly two weeks ago in a tight race against Republican challenger Sharron Angle, has decided to not take the high road. Instead, he has decided to be completely smug, showing voters that Angle was, all along, right about his elitism. To see his egotism, all one has to do is take a look at his campaign site. In an article on his campaign site entitled, "Harry Reid’s near-perfect game plan makes victory look like child’s play," Reid gives himself a nice pat on the back. The article,...
  • Did SEIU Ballot Fraud Play Role in Harry Reid Re-Election?

    11/12/2010 11:03:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 11, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      Votes without voters - the notion seems like something from "The Twilight Zone." Yet this outcome, the result of a mysterious computer glitch, may have helped re-elect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, last week by a 50.2%-44.6% margin. Actually, the "mystery" is very likely the doing of a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which nationwide provides votes, money and muscle for the Democratic Party. Critics are charging that voting machines throughout Clark County (Las Vegas), where about three-fourths of the state's population resides, were rigged to place check marks next...
  • What’s Up With Nevada? [Rasmussen: some clues as to how Harry Reid bucked the election Wave.]

    11/08/2010 12:24:43 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 103 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/7/2010 | Rasumussen Staff
    While public polling generally gave a good projection of what to expect around the country in Election 2010, that was not the case in Nevada. Rasmussen Reports' final poll on the race showed Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid trailing by four points and the Real Clear Politics average showed the Democratic incumbent down by 2.7 points. When the dust settled, however, Reid won by 5.6 percentage points. After every election, polling firms review the things that went well and those that didn’t to learn and make modifications. In this process, Nevada seems like an ideal place to start. That’s especially...
  • Losses by tea party-backed candidates in Del., Nev. and Colo. cost GOP shot at Senate control

    11/07/2010 6:55:55 AM PST · by upchuck · 159 replies
    Washington Examiner/Ass Press ^ | November 7, 2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaigns but losing Senate seats held by Democrats in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada that the GOP once had big hopes of capturing. Republican leaders and strategists are muttering that the same tea party activists who elevated Speaker-to-be John Boehner and the party to power in the House simultaneously hobbled the GOP's outside shot of running the Senate. Tea partiers largely spurned establishment candidates in the GOP primaries and helped nominate Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, Sharron Angle in Nevada and Ken Buck in Colorado. All three lost on Tuesday. "You let...
  • Harry Reid’s victory may have been due to violation of federal campaign laws

    11/07/2010 4:17:40 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 7, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Harry Reid’s victory over Sharron Angle this past Tuesday may have had a great deal to do with the senator’s campaign breaking not only federal campaign law, but, just to make things worse, criminal law also. According to the Justice Department itself, as recently as this past Friday, it is currently looking over a complaint that Angle’s lawyer has filed, demanding that Reid be investigated for what appears to be coordination between his campaign and a corporation, Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas. The complaint is based on damning e-mails that were exchanged between executives at Harrah’s casino and a staffer...
  • Justice Department Weighs Voter Intimidation Complaint Against Reid Camp

    11/07/2010 12:48:17 AM PDT · by rikkir · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/10
    The Justice Department is reviewing a complaint from failed Republican Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle after allegations that Sen. Harry Reid's campaign engaged in voter intimidation and broke campaign finance law in his re-election campaign. Laura Sweeney, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, told on Friday that the department is reviewing the complaint filed by an attorney for Angle that followed a National Review report about internal e-mails among Harrah's casino executives and a campaign staffer for Reid. The e-mails appear to show the group orchestrating an effort to push Harrah employees to get out and vote for Reid.
  • Why Angle Lost

    11/06/2010 4:54:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 226 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 6, 2010 | John Ransom
    The fear and loathing after defeat in Las Vegas don't mask the reality that Sharron Angle's campaign was just not top notch. The reasons for Sharron Angle’s loss to Harry Reid in a GOP surge year, when other conservative candidates like Rand Paul of Kentucky and Joe Walsh of Illinois won victories, are not rooted in strategy. Nor are they rooted in a flawed ideology that was too conservative. Instead, the loss was a product of simple logistical failures by the Angle campaign, failures they often were unwilling or unable to understand.“Amateurs talk about strategy. Professionals talk about logistics,” said...
  • Hans A. von Spakovsky: E-mail shows illegal activity in Reid's campaign

    11/05/2010 9:29:47 AM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 11/4/10 | Hans Spakovsky
    Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., may have beaten back challenger Sharron Angle and retained his post as the majority leader, but his campaign and one of his biggest supporters may have violated federal law to do so. As National Review reported earlier this week, the Reid campaign sent a desperate e-mail to the senior vice president for government relations at Harrah's Casinos asking the company to pressure its employees to get out and vote for Reid. The campaign even offered to have Reid call Harrah's executives to help give "the backing" needed to get the company working on this. The Reid...
  • Recriminations

    11/04/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    *snip* Compare this with the House campaign body, the NRCC. After getting clobbered over the NY-23 race and Dede Scozzafava, the NRCC took a hands off approach and let local voters choose their candidates. Not the NRSC. It doubled up around the country igniting a civil war with the grassroots — a civil war that would have never happened but their getting into Florida and doubling down. The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters. One final thought —...
  • Sharron Angle Accuses Harry Reid of Voter Intimidation in Las Vegas [FR cited]

    11/04/2010 1:43:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Nov 4, 2010 | By William Browning
    Sharron Angle's political team has accused Harry Reid of "stealing" the Nevada senatorial election, according to a blog on Even a popular trend on Google during the day Nov. 3 spoke of how popular Angle's argument was becoming. On election night, Angle's team filed a complaint with the Justice Department saying casino owners were told to make sure their union members got out to vote on election night, as reported by Yahoo! News. Free Republic even posted pre-election polling data versus actual returns and made the revelation that Reid's son, Rory, is the county election commissioner for Las Vegas...