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  • The Boy Who Played With Fusion

    02/21/2012 9:07:37 AM PST · by justlurking · 68 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 2012-02-14 | Tom Clynes
    Propulsion,” the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “I just want to see the propulsion stuff.” A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale replica of the massive Saturn V rocket that brought America to the moon. As they duck under the exhaust nozzles, Kenneth Wilson glances at his awestruck boy and feels his burden beginning to lighten. For a few minutes, at least, someone else will feed his son’s boundless appetite for knowledge. Then Taylor raises his hand, not with a question but an...
  • Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats

    02/17/2012 8:59:22 AM PST · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 | 2:01 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon
    Many Democrats in the Assembly have not publicly reported the expenditure of thousands of dollars in campaign funds, including money for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions, the Sun has learned. According to multiple lawmakers familiar with internal caucus discussions, the lawyer for Assembly Democrats instructed them that they do not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office — for example, rent in Carson City during the legislative session or travel to professional conferences.
  • North Las Vegas approves new contract with firefighters in 3-2 vote

    02/16/2012 5:46:35 PM PST · by redreno · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 | 8:06 p.m. | By Aida Ahmed (contact)
    The North Las Vegas City Council voted 3-2 to approve a new contract with the North Las Vegas firefighters union tonight, in hopes of saving up to $640,000. The new memorandum of understanding, ratified last week by members of the International Association of Firefighters Local #1607, renews the current contracts in place for both supervisory and nonsupervisory personnel. Under the updated contract, good through the end of the fiscal year in June, the chief will have more discretion in the use of brownouts, the staffing of the air resource unit and restricting the number of battalion chiefs on annual leave...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Watch the video of motorist kicked by Henderson Police officer

    02/08/2012 6:29:54 PM PST · by redreno · 34 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 | 1:46 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann .
    A motorist who was pulled over after driving erratically and was methodically kicked in the head by a Henderson Police officer — while being videotaped by a Nevada Highway Patrol dashboard camera — will receive a $158,000 settlement. The motorist said he was weaving because he was in diabetic shock. Police found a vial of insulin in his pocket. The settlement amount was blessed by the city attorney then approved by the Henderson City Council tonight.
  • Reid’s floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustrated (RATS out of the loop)

    02/07/2012 6:41:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/12
    Reid’s floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustratedBy Alexander Bolton - 02/07/12 05:15 AM ET Some Democrats are grumbling over how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has run the floor this year. The frustration is felt mostly among junior lawmakers, who want more of a role in decision-making and have yet to resign themselves to the traditional pace of the Senate, where seniority rules and lawmakers often have to wait years to have significant influence. They say Reid’s style leaves them feeling out of the loop. Colleagues have second-guessed Reid’s decision to greenlight a deal with Republicans on the...
  • Vote Count in GOP Caucus Continuing in Nevada’s Largest County [#of ballots differ in #of voters]

    02/05/2012 11:30:48 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies
    LasVegasSun ^ | Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 | 10:15 a.m. | Anjeanette Damon
    The voting ended half a day ago. The networks have called the race. The GOP presidential candidates have delivered their speeches and left the state. And, still, party officials in Nevada’s largest county continue to count the vote. “We are going to get this right,” Clark County Chairman David Gibbs told the Las Vegas Sun today. “If it takes us a little bit of time to get it rights, we are going to take the time.” Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was declared the victor of the Nevada caucuses Saturday evening, based on results from the rest of the state...
  • Anger at Night Caucus Over a Religious Declaration [non Jewish paulistinians very upset]

    02/05/2012 5:31:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2-5-12 | RICHARD A. OPPEL JR.
    LAS VEGAS — A special Saturday night Republican caucus intended to accommodate orthodox Jews who couldn’t vote until after sundown became the scene of controversy and confrontation after caucusgoers were told that to gain admittance they had to sign a legal declaration under penalty of perjury that they could not attend their daytime caucus because of “my religious beliefs.” The use of the declaration brought protests from many supporters of Representative Ron Paul of Texas who arrived at the polling place — a school in an upscale neighborhood here named after its benefactors, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his...
  • Romney backer calls on Gingrich to drop out ("NUTS!")

    02/04/2012 8:41:48 PM PST · by VinL · 54 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-4-12 | Hambry
    One of Mitt Romney's leading backers in Congress is publicly calling on Newt Gingrich to drop out of the presidential race. Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, who has been closely allied with Romney since his 2008 presidential bid, said the results of Saturday's Nevada caucuses - likely a blowout win for Romney - should be a wake-up call for Gingrich. Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker "I hope he takes the message that it's time to withdraw gracefully and not continue to divide the party," Heck told reporters in Las Vegas, shortly before the first round of caucus results were announced....
  • Gingrich makes fiery closing argument on eve of Nevada caucuses (calls Mitt "Obama-Lite")

    02/04/2012 8:59:10 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 35 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constituiom ^ | 2-3-2012 | Jeremy Redmon
    Las Vegas -- Newt Gingrich delivered a fiery closing argument here on the eve of Nevada's Republican caucuses, predicting he would win the GOP nomination and taking several swings at Mitt Romney. The former Georgia congressman vowed to fight for the nomination all the way to Tampa, called Romney "Obama-lite," and challenged him to another debate. "It isn't good enough for the Republican Party to nominate Obama-lite," Gingrich told hundreds of cheering supporters at Stoney's Rockin' Country, a country music nightclub in Las Vegas..... The lighter public schedule could reflect Gingrich’s efforts to raise more money behind the scenes to...
  • Nevada GOP caucuses include unusual rules

    02/04/2012 7:43:10 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/4/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Las Vegas -- Today's Republican caucuses in Nevada differ from primary elections by requiring voters to devote a block of time to make their preferences known in a process that takes more time than just filling out a ballot. There are also some unusual rules set this year by the GOP officials in the state, including:Timing: Republican Party officials in each county decide when to hold caucus meetings. In Clark County, home to Las Vegas and 70 percent of state residents, the meetings are at 9 a.m. today - a time that is inconvenient for the city's taxi drivers, waitresses...
  • Gingrich to Hold Post-Caucus Press Conference

    02/04/2012 7:02:27 AM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 176 replies
    National Review ^ | February 4, 2012 | Ethan Klapper
    Gingrich to Hold Post-Caucus Press Conference By Ethan Klapper Updated: February 4, 2012 | 9:19 a.m. February 4, 2012 | 8:20 a.m. Instead of the traditional election night party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race. (snip)
  • Mitt's Mormon Army: How It Works

    02/04/2012 6:53:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 555 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 3, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    Very, very good e-mail lists — and an internal debate over whether to use them. “I'm getting really tired of the ads for Romney campaign trips coming from this list serve,” writes one young Mormon. LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- At Mitt Romney’s first rally here earlier this week, there were plenty of hints that the enthusiastic crowd of 1,000 was stacked with Mormons. Kids walked around in BYU sweatshirts, moms chatted about LDS youth groups, and at least one supporter was overheard talking about making phone calls for the candidate as part of "family home evening" -- a weekly family...
  • Newt Gingrich International Church Las Vegas Live

    02/03/2012 7:12:22 PM PST · by red flanker · 89 replies
    Newt Org ^ | February 3, 2012 | Newt Org
    Live stream of Newt Gingrich event. International Church of Las Vegas Friday, February 3 - 7:30-8:30 pm PT Location: International Church of Las Vegas 8100 Westcliff Drive Las Vegas, NV 89145 Note: this event will be streamed live on http://www.iclv.com.
  • What does Mitt Romney gain from Donald Trump endorsement?

    02/02/2012 11:01:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | February 2, 2012 | Mitch Potter, Washington Bureau
    LAS VEGAS—It’s Donald Trump’s world. Mitt Romney just diminished himself in it. That’s the lasting impression left by Thursday’s media frenzy in Las Vegas, where Romney steered his increasingly momentous drive for the Republican presidential nomination into the cartoon arms of a clearly delighted Donald. Endorsements come, endorsements go — and in most elections, they don’t mean all that much. Especially coming from self-aggrandizing hype factories on the sidelines. But in making the pilgrimage for what was essentially a ring-kissing ceremony inside Trump’s gilded hotel on the Vegas strip, Romney appears to have gone carnival barking up the wrong tree....
  • Romney fundraiser a lobbyist for failed green energy firm (Silence from the "conservative" media

    02/02/2012 8:10:41 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/1/2012 | Jessica Yellin
    One of Mitt Romney's fundraising "bundlers" works as a lobbyist for the Green energy firm Ener1, which became a flash point for Republicans last week after it filed for bankruptcy three years after receiving a $118.5 million grant from the Obama administration...
  • Nevada Mormons for Mitt (faithful voting habits, overwhelming loyalty should help him to victory)

    02/02/2012 6:59:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/02/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    In the Nevada caucus, Mitt Romney has a crucial advantage: his Mormon faith. Just 7.5 percent of Silver State residents are Mormon, but when it comes to Saturday’s caucuses, Mormons will likely constitute a significant chunk of voters. In 2008, about a quarter of Republican caucus voters were Mormon. “Not only will they vote for Romney,” says Nevada GOP strategist Robert Uithoven of the state’s Mormons, “but they always turn out. No matter what election, no matter who’s on the ballot, they are as reliable voters as you can find in Nevada.” “Typically political strategists in this state try to...
  • Sharon Angle Endorses Santorum

    02/01/2012 7:20:35 PM PST · by parksstp · 53 replies · 2+ views
    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. His continuous opposition to Amnesty, Obamacare, the bail-outs, and cap and trade are a perfect fit with our main street Tea Party movement. Angle was the Nevada GOP’s nominee for U.S. Senate in 2010.
  • Update #2 of Full Primary Caucus Calendar

    01/31/2012 4:30:09 PM PST · by Ron C. · 5 replies · 2+ views
    CA GOP, and various additional | 1/31/12 | Ron C
    Updated Full Primary/Caucus Calendar Jan 3 Iowa (caucus) 28 Delegates 28 Unbound - Allocation at State Convention Jan 10 New Hampshire (primary) 12 Delegates 12 Bound - Proportional with 10% threshold Jan 21 South Carolina (primary) 25 Delegates 25 Bound - Winner-take-all per statewide vote Jan 31 Florida (primary) 50 Delegates 50 Bound - winner-take-all per statewide vote Feb 4 Nevada (caucus) 28 Delegates 28 Bound - Allocated on results of primary Feb 4-11 Maine (caucus) 24 Delegates 24 Unbound - Convention elects delegates Feb 7 Colorado (caucus) 36 Delegates 36 Unbound - Allocated at State Convention Minnesota (caucus) 40...
  • Palin: Yes, I’d vote for Newt in Nevada to keep the race going

    02/01/2012 10:30:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    She's made this point about keeping the primaries going at least three times before, I believe. Has any Fox News reporter thought to ask her point-blank yet whether in theory that would mean encouraging people to vote for Romney if suddenly there were a big momentum shift and Newt started winning states? Somehow it's hard for me to imagine that, but she should at least have a chance to answer. Also, what's the endgame here? The idea is that the race should roll on because “competition breeds success.” Fair enough; in that case, presumably undecideds in any given state should...