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  • White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes

    02/03/2016 12:48:43 PM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | february 2, 2016 | Michael Doyle
    Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit. Private foundation grants will fund new research at universities in California and Washington state, the Forest Service will streamline the placement of seismic monitoring stations and a presidential order will tighten standards for new federal buildings.
  • Harry Reid: "Did You See Any Diversity In Iowa?"

    02/02/2016 7:59:21 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 60 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 2/1/16 | Neils
    A day after the Iowa caucuses and a week from the New Hampshire primary, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is back blasting the lack of diversity in the states that come before his home of Nevada in the presidential nominating process. Asked about the outcome in Iowa, where Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., finishing very narrowly behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Reid highlighted his role in changing the process to put more focus on the subsequent contests in states with more diverse Democratic electorates. His efforts helped move Nevada’s Democratic caucuses earlier in the electoral calendar.
  • The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi's, and It Is Not a Paradox

    02/02/2016 1:30:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 81 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 1/29/16 | Robert H. Gray
    Two big ideas often come up in discussions about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect--potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates. The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist anywhere, because they would inevitably colonize the Galaxy by star travel--and since we don't see any obvious signs of aliens here, searching for their signals is pointless. The Drake Equation is perfectly genuine: it was created by astronomer...
  • Cash flowing into Nevada's battle over gun background check measure

    01/31/2016 8:04:26 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/31/2016 | Wesley Juhl
    The gun lobby is often portrayed as a goliath, but in the fight in Nevada over the Background Check Initiative, it might be the underdog. That is, if the campaign to extend background check requirements to private-party gun sales and transfers unfolds like it did in 2014 for a similar measure in Washington state, where the gun lobby was outspent several times over. The gun control movement has had a renaissance since the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed by a gunman who then took his own...
  • Sanders workers are masquerading as Culinary members to campaign inside hotels

    01/28/2016 8:17:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Ralston Reports ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jon Ralston
    We can confirm multiple reports of Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers attempting and gaining access to Employee Dining Rooms at Las Vegas Strip properties where over 57,000 members that we represent work. We are disappointed and offended. It's completely inappropriate for any campaign to attempt to mislead Culinary Union members, especially at their place of work. The Culinary Union button that hundreds of thousands of union members have proudly worn to work every day represents 80 years of struggle and fighting for justice. We strongly condemn anyone falsifying their affiliation with the Culinary Union in order to gain access to properties...
  • Socialism Gets a Second Life

    01/28/2016 5:38:22 PM PST · by KingofZion · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peggy Noonan
    I was watching Bernie Sanders speak last week at a town hall in Bedford when an early intuition became a conviction: Take Mr. Sanders seriously. He is not just another antic presence in Crazy Year 2016. His rise signifies a major shift within the Democratic Party. *** “Let me disabuse you,” Mr. Sanders says to those who think he cannot win. He quotes New Hampshire polls, where he’s way ahead. He can defeat Donald Trump, he says. Then the meat. He described America as a place of broad suffering—“student debt,” “two-job families” with strained marriages and insufficient child care, “the...
  • Gun control advocates come out blazing in bid to expand NV background checks

    01/28/2016 9:21:09 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 1/27/2016 | Megan Messerly
    Advocates of gun control raked in $3.6 million over the last two years to place an initiative to tighten background checks for gun purchases and transfers in Nevada on the November ballot and ensure it passes. The initiative is part of a broader national push to establish universal background check laws state by state after an effort to do so on the federal level failed in 2013. Mostly recently, Washington passed an expanded background check law through the ballot initiative process in 2014, and Oregon’s legislature approved a similar law last year. In total, 18 states have enacted background check...
  • Donald Trump Is Expecting Your Vote

    01/28/2016 3:53:09 AM PST · by paltz · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/25/16 | Kerry Picket
    Donald Trump isn’t sucking up to Iowa, and it’s working. The billionaire has eschewed the traditional, door-to-door retail politics that have always been considered mandatory in the early states. Instead, Trump has preferred to hold massive rallies in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, where he brags about his poll numbers and rails against President Obama, Hillary Clinton, his GOP opponents, and, of course, the media. From there, Trump jets off to another early primary state event and kicks off the next show. And now, despite that unusual approach, political consultants are beginning to think he could win this...
  • Donald Trump comes out against letting states manage federal lands?

    01/23/2016 6:43:01 AM PST · by Oklahoma · 250 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Posted at 11:02 pm on January 22, 2016 | Twitchy Staff
    Some news to report out of Las Vegas where Donald Trump sat down with Field & Stream magazine for an interview during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT Show. First up, the GOP front-runner came out against letting states control public lands now run by the federal government saying, “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great, and you don’t know what the state is going to do."
  • Donald Trump Scores Big At Vegas Rally: ‘It’s a Phenomenon’

    01/22/2016 6:22:36 AM PST · by xzins · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jan 16 | PATRICK HOWLEY21
    Donald Trump delivered the most optimistic speech of his campaign so far Thursday afternoon to a friendly audience in the city of Las Vegas. Trump received massive ovations throughout the rally, which was held indoors in a packed room at the South Point Hotel on the Vegas Strip. "It's a phenomenon," Trump said. "No matter where we go, it's this. It's people like this. We love our country," Trump said. "It's very sad what's happening and we're going to turn it around." Trump devoted an adequate amount of time to Senator Sen. Ted Cruz "When he talks, he talks like...
  • Ore. governor frustrated with armed protesters occupation at wildlife refuge

    01/21/2016 9:43:32 AM PST · by redreno · 28 replies
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has had enough. Brown publicly vented her frustration Wednesday with the armed group of protesters who've taken over a federal wildlife refuge in Harney County, in the southeastern corner of her state. But she's also fed up with federal officials' response to the occupation and urged them to put an end to it. "The residents of Harney County have been overlooked and underserved by federal officials' response thus far," Brown said during a news conference. "This spectacle of lawlessness must end. And until Harney County is free of it I will not stop insisting that federal...
  • Judge gives go-ahead for ballot measure to raise Nevada's minimum wage

    01/21/2016 7:26:37 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/20/2016 | By Sandra Chereb
    CARSON CITY — A state judge Wednesday rejected arguments challenging language in a proposed constitutional amendment to gradually raise Nevada's minimum wage. District Judge James Wilson said a coalition of business groups failed to show that a required description of effect was misleading or that language setting dates for when new minimum wage rules must be posted are inappropriate. Attorneys Matt Griffin and Kevin Benson, arguing on behalf of the Committee to Preserve Nevada Jobs, argued that the explanation on what the initiative would do was misleading because it didn't explain that employers who violated minimum wage laws would be...
  • Nevada conservationists, lawmakers call for Bundys' arrest

    01/20/2016 7:58:31 AM PST · by redreno · 25 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 19, 2016 - 5:51pm | By Ben Botkin
    A broad group of conservationists, state lawmakers and tribal members on Tuesday called for the federal government to arrest the Southern Nevada leaders and self-styled militiamen leading the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge headquarters. Battle Born Progress, the state advocacy group leading the call from Nevada, is also sending a care package to U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers based in Oregon to show their appreciation for handling the standoff. Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy, the sons of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, overtook the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge's headquarters in southeastern Oregon on Jan. 2. Since then, the group...
  • Metro officer charged with domestic battery was arrested on similar charges in 2011

    01/14/2016 8:52:52 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 13, 2016 - 5:30pm | By Rachel Crosby
    The Metropolitan Police officer who was arrested Monday on domestic battery charges was arrested four years before on similar charges, but that case was dismissed, the Clark County district attorney's office confirmed Wednesday. James Burt, 41, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of domestic battery by strangulation and kidnapping involving his girlfriend, an arrest report shows. In 2011, he was arrested on two counts of domestic battery, coercion with force and kidnapping involving his then-wife. They divorced about a year later. That first case was dismissed less than six weeks after he was arrested. "What it looks like on...
  • Nevada’s Adam Laxalt endorses Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 11:15:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | January 13, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/13/nevadas-adam-laxalt-endorses-ted-cruz/78744608/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Donald Trump asks a Reno audience to weigh in on Ted Cruz’s eligibility

    01/10/2016 5:48:46 PM PST · by randita · 250 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/10/16 | Jenna Johnson
    RENO, Nev. -- After days of coyly raising questions about Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president, given that he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, Donald Trump let his audience weigh in at a rally Sunday afternoon. "Is he a natural-born citizen?" the Republican White House hopeful asked several thousand gathered in a Reno ballroom. Members of the crowd shouted back, "No!" "I don't know," Trump said. "Honestly, we don't know. Who the hell knows." Cruz was Trump's No. 1 target during the 65-minute event, revealing just how much of a threat the Republican senator from...
  • Trump Hints at Hillary Prosecution if "Republican gets in" (observation from watching Reno Rally)

    01/10/2016 4:16:19 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    Starting at the 20:40 mark She should never be allowed to run because what she did is totally illegal, totally illegal. General Petraeus and many others have suffered greatly because of doing 5% of what she did. Now, the only question is are they going to give her a pass because of the fact that the democrats control the process. And I think if they do that I thinks it`s going to be actually very bad from an election standpoint for her And you know honestly if a Republican gets in they`re going to end up doing something anyway because...
  • LIVE THREAD: Donald Trump Reno Ballroom Reno, NV Jan 10, 2016 @ 1pm [3pm EST]

    Donald Trump in Reno, NV today in the Reno Ballroom to start at 1 pm. Yesterday he was actually early for one of his rallies, so you might want to show up here early. This will be he second visit to Northern Nevada since November. The first was at the Nugget Casino in Sparks where 4000 people showed up. The latest Nevada poll from December 30th has Trump up by 13 points with 33%. The Reno Ballroom is the newest and largest ballroom in downtown Reno and offers 32,700 square feet of flexible entertainment space. It seats usually around 3,000...
  • Trump campaign official arrives at Oregon standoff to help militants combat ‘psyops’

    01/07/2016 1:45:49 PM PST · by dware · 56 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 01.07.2016 | Travis Gettys
    Jerry DeLemus, a Trump campaign official and the husband of New Hampshire state Rep. Susan DeLemus, has arrived in Burns, Oregon — where some of his associates have taken over a visitors center at Malheur National Wildlife Reserve. DeLemus met many of the participants, including ringleader Ammon Bundy, when he traveled cross-country to take part in the armed standoff with federal agents at the Bundy ranch in Nevada, and social media posts show he has maintained ties to the militants who took over the federal building.
  • FEC Commissioner: Harry Reid Wants Use of 'Slush Fund' to Help Him Retire

    01/05/2016 9:10:54 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants the Federal Election Commission to create an exemption that would allow him to spend $600,000 in unspent campaign and PAC funds on personal matters as he retires from office, the Washington Examiner reports. FEC Commissioner Lee E. Goodman labeled the funds an "administrative slush fund" as the extraordinary request was made, the Examiner reports. The Nevada Democrat wants to use the funds "to close out his offices and aid his shift to becoming a former public official still intent on influencing the nation's agenda," the Examiner's Paul Bedard reports. Read Latest Breaking News from...
  • Metro lays out missteps before officers shot, killed fugitive holding cell phone

    01/05/2016 8:33:38 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 4, 2016 - 10:47pm | By Rachel Crosby
    Las Vegas police Monday outlined a handful of missteps, including miscommunication from the U.S. Marshals Office, that led up to the moment two Metro officers shot and killed an unarmed fugitive holding a cell phone in front of a west valley home on New Year's Eve. Eighteen minutes before the shooting, Metro knew nothing about the fugitive, Keith Childress. Though the agency often works with U.S. Marshals to catch fugitives, Metro had its eye on the Strip that afternoon, where about 1,000 officers were working with the Nevada National Guard to secure the area for celebrations, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said....
  • Bundy occupation enters 3rd day; protesters told to go home

    01/05/2016 8:23:09 AM PST · by redreno · 55 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 4, 2016 - 10:30pm | By Ben Botkin
    BURNS, Ore. — Ammon Bundy's goal is to reverse transactions that moved control of lands from ranchers to the federal government. What's unclear: Exactly how he intends to do that as he occupies for the third day the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns in southeastern Oregon with a self-styled militia group of supporters. An Oregon sheriff on Monday called the effort an "armed occupation" and told the group to go home.
  • Nevada Supreme Court orders new trial in biker club killing (Waco)

    01/04/2016 1:16:30 PM PST · by don-o · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 1/1/16
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of assassinating a Hells Angel leader in a 2011 shootout between rival motorcycle clubs at a Reno-area casino. The high court issued its ruling Thursday overturning the conviction of Ernesto Gonzalez, 57, saying the district court abused its discretion by not answering a jury question about a conspiracy charge. Justices also said the lower court failed to split up decisions about guilt and whether Gonzalez should get a harsher penalty for gang involvement. "The cumulative effect of these errors deprived appellant of...
  • Top RLC National Leader Switches Support From Paul to Cruz

    01/03/2016 2:35:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Conservative Fifty ^ | January 3, 2016 | Javan Browder, Managing editor
    Ted Cruz is continuing to consolidate support from among many of his primary rivals. Recently, as leader Ben Carson has seen a virtual implosion within his campaign, and with his poll numbers in a freefall, Cruz has surged into the lead in Iowa, and is in a solid second place nationally as well as in South Carolina, Florida, Nevada and Georgia. Cruz's surge is largely based on picking up the support of Carson voters, especially evangelical voters who are leaving Carson for Cruz in large numbers. But Cruz is also seeing support come his way from the "Liberty" movement. Steve...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • Three of Cliven Bundy's sons, militia seize federal building in Oregon

    01/02/2016 8:26:28 PM PST · by TBP · 298 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/2/16 10:04 PM | DAN FRIEDMAN, KYLE FELDSCHER
    Three of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's sons and what they claim are 150 militia members have occupied a federal building in eastern Oregon in order to keep two local ranchers out of prison, according to local reports. The group is believed to be heavily-armed. According to The Oregonian, the group seized the headquarters building at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge about 50 miles outside Burns, Ore. The remote facility was closed and unoccupied at the time. Bundy and his supporters were in Oregon after two men were scheduled to go to prison on Monday for setting fires on federal land, according...
  • Militamen In Burns, Ore. Break Into Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building

    01/02/2016 6:57:32 PM PST · by Nextrush · 157 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 1/2/2016 | Kimberley Freda and John Sepulvado
    Embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy told OPB that approximately 150 militiamen have occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building on Saturday evening. The militiamen are in Burns, Oregon to support Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond. They're ranchers convicted of arson, who are due to report to prison on Monday. The militiamen broke in to the federal building with supplies, including food and a generator. Cliven Bundy spoke to his son, Ammon Bundy, on the phone after they occupied the building. "He told me that they were there for the long run. I guess they figured they're going to be...
  • Cruz and Rubio engage in battle for Nevada Mormons

    01/02/2016 5:03:21 PM PST · by Isara · 58 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Saturday, Jan. 2 2016 | Kurtis Lee
    ...Deep divisions among Nevada Republicans over a $1 billion tax increase pushed by the state’s Republican governor are helping to shape the battle between Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas to win this state’s presidential caucuses — the first nominating contest in the West.Rubio’s backers are eagerly eyeing Nevada as they look for an early-voting state the candidate could win. Although Rubio is widely seen as one of the leading contenders for the GOP nomination, the early primary states mostly look unpromising for him.Cruz, by contrast, leads the polls in Iowa, which holds the first contest...
  • Arizona pair becomes 5,000th same sex couple to receive Clark County marriage license

    01/01/2016 8:03:13 AM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/31/2015 | By Ricardo Torres
    An Arizona couple planning to marry in Las Vegas on New Year's Day probably didn't expect what transpired on New Year's Eve. That's because Ronald Bauman and Dumitru Alexeev on Thursday became the 5,000th same sex couple to receive a marriage license from Clark County since it began issuing them in October 2014. Plenty of perks came with the "milestone" figure, the county said.
  • Gay NYE: Evolve Vegas goes all out for 2016 bash

    01/01/2016 8:05:53 AM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/31/2015 | By Wesley Juhl
    Hundreds of LGBT people from all over the world gathered at the Tropicana to claim their own space on the Strip for New Year's Eve 2016. In its second year, Evolve Vegas NYE set out to be bigger than its inaugural event following a historic year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. This year's event, hosted again at Tropicana's Havana Nightclub, featured Edie (Christopher Kenney) from Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" as its master of ceremonies. Other entertainers scheduled to appear included Trixie Mattel from season seven of the drag queen contest show "RuPaul's Drag Race"; Bravo TV's Scott...
  • Harry Reid pays the price for double crossing his exercise equipment

    01/01/2016 8:16:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/01/2016 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to Coach is Right readers. And thank you for making 2015 the biggest year in readership the CiR site has ever had. The piece which follows was written by CiR staff writer Suzanne Eovaldi and originally posted on January 3rd of 2015. Being one of the most pleasant memories of the past year (after all, criminals don’t often leave the Senate “voluntarily”) I thought our readers would enjoy reading it one more time. Doug Book, editor by Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer edit note: I could NOT find an authoritative source to cite in re a mafia ordered...
  • Anybody in Las Vegas?

    12/30/2015 5:16:00 PM PST · by bboop · 38 replies
    self | 12.30.15 | self
    I STILL want to know what the Sheriff in Las Vegas knows - what reason the woman who intentionally drove on the sidewalk gave that the Sheriff 'was uncomfortable' sharing. Surely it is not that she had marijuana in her system. I heard she had yelled 'Allahu Akbar' and I believe that is true. I want to know more. Funny how it has dropped into the ether.
  • Bush canceling ad buys in Iowa and South Carolina (because of 4th Quarter fundraising collapse)

    12/30/2015 1:45:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/30/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is canceling reserved advertising time in Iowa and scaling back his advertising in South Carolina, campaign aides said Wednesday, a sign of his continuing struggles to connect with voters. Instead, Bush plans to deploy more staff to the first four states holding contests next year - Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Staffing in New Hampshire will double to 40, and the Bush team in Iowa will grow to about 20, aides said. Staffing in South Carolina and Nevada will be in the low teens. News of the decision was first reported by the...
  • Current Nevada Polling [12/28 Trump 33 Cruz 20]

    12/29/2015 2:33:35 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 19 replies
    Gravis ^ | 12/29/15 | Doug Kaplan
    Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 909 registered, likely voters in Nevada. The poll was conducted from December 23rd to the 27th and includes 406 Republican Caucus participants, 326 Democratic Caucus participants, and the remainder not planning on participating in the caucus, but are planning to vote in the regular elections. The poll has a margin of error of ± 3% [5% for Republican and Democratic caucuses]. The total may not round to 100% because of rounding. The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls (IVR technology) and weighted separately for each population in the...
  • Can Marco Rubio Even Win a Primary?

    12/04/2015 8:00:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2015 | Michael Tomasky
    He’s the GOP’s strongest candidate, right? But what if he can’t win a single early primary? The Rubio problem no one is talking about—yet. Everybody I know, I mean everybody, thinks Marco Rubio is the strongest Republican candidate. Yes, there’s a debate about how strong. Some say he’d beat Hillary Clinton, some say that what with some of the extreme positions he’s taken so far in this race, he’d be hard-pressed to do much better than Mitt Romney’s 206 electoral votes plus maybe his own Florida. So there’s a debate about that. But there ain’t much debate that he’s the,...
  • Chris Christie comes under scrutiny for counterterrorism claims

    Ten days after the Paris terrorist attacks, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie trumpeted his connections to Americans who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001. "For me, it is a daily occurrence to look into the eyes of the people who lost their husbands and wives, their fathers and mothers, their sisters and brothers, their sons and daughters," he told the Council on Foreign Relations in November. "The threat is not minimal." A little more than a week later, after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., those words seemed prophetic -- and the Republican presidential hopeful shifted emphasis from...
  • Nevada agency seeks to block new rates for rooftop-solar customers

    12/25/2015 7:37:22 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | December 24, 2015 - 1:51pm | By Sean Whaley
    CARSON CITY — The Nevada Bureau of Consumer Protection on Thursday filed a motion to halt the implementation of a new net metering rate for rooftop-solar customers while petitions seeking reconsideration or clarification of the controversial decision can be filed. The petition filed with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission says that the order approved Tuesday appears to conflict with the desire of Gov. Brian Sandoval to allow the rooftop-solar industry to continue to create jobs while balancing the interests of nonsolar ratepayers. "Major companies in the solar industry have stated the order could result in the loss of jobs numbering...
  • Audit shows Tesla met requirements for tax breaks in Nevada

    12/25/2015 7:26:55 AM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | December 24, 2015 - 9:34pm | By Sandra Chereb
    CARSON CITY — Independent auditors concluded Tesla Motors Inc. met all conditions for tax abatements and credits during the eight months after lawmakers approved the perks in a special 2014 legislative session. The audit by accounting firm Grant Thornton calculated Tesla has earned $9.6 million in transferable tax credits for the period Oct. 17, 2014, through June 30. Tesla, in partnership with Panasonic Corp., is building a $5 billion lithium battery factory east of Reno in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. To lure the electric carmaker led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to Nevada, state lawmakers last year approved $1.3...
  • REPORT: Republican Lawmakers Laugh In Paul Ryan's Face For Trusting Harry Reid

    12/23/2015 12:28:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican lawmakers reportedly laughed at House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after he told them he had been given a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Lawmakers were amused at Ryan's naiveté for thinking that Reid is someone their party can trust. "I know, I know," Ryan replied with a smile, according to The Hill. Reid and Ryan just finished working together to help pass a $1 trillion dollar spending bill, which many argue contained far more liberal policies than conservative ones. Reid has promised Ryan that he will return to regular order in the New Year....
  • Mysterious Bright Light Seen From Las Vegas to Ventura Was Russian Rocket Body: U.S. Strategic Com

    12/23/2015 11:58:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/23/2015 | NIdia Beccera, Ashley Soley-Cerro and Mary Beth McDade
    The light was first reported by dozens of witnesses shortly after 6 p.m. Hours later, around 9:30 p.m., officials said it was a Russian rocket body. "U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space), through the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), removed a Russian SL-4 rocket body from the U.S. satellite catalog as a decayed object after it re-entered the atmosphere today over North America (vicinity Arizona)," around 6:08 p.m. PST, said Deputy Public Affairs Officer Julie Ziegenhorn. ... While the event seemed similar to one on Nov. 7, when an unannounced missile-test fired by the U.S....
  • Politico, The Hill, Hide Speaker Ryan’s 2016 Report Card From Pelosi: ‘They Gave (trunc)

    12/22/2015 10:01:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22nd, 2015 | by Neil Munro
    Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan's 2016’s disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan. Ryan and his top aides “really gave away the store,” Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18. Her report-card phrase — “they really gave away the store” — doesn’t appear in Politico or TheHill, even by Dec. 22. Instead, Politico suggested that Ryan came out roughly even. “The four leaders — Ryan, Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry...
  • Multiple victims in ‘major crash’ near Las Vegas’ Paris Hotel – reports

    12/20/2015 7:39:17 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 172 replies
    rt.com ^ | December 20, 2015
    More than 20 people are reported to have fallen victim to a major accident near the luxurious Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conflicting reports are coming from the scene, which has been cordoned off by police. The crash took place on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and Planet Hollywood, local NBC affiliate KSNV News 3 reported.
  • Stretch of Las Vegas Strip Shut Down After ‘Major Accident’: Police

    12/20/2015 8:06:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 98 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/20/2015 | Tracy Bloom
    South Las Vegas Boulevard — the main road in front of the numerous hotels and casinos on the Strip — was closed to traffic in both directions between Harmon Avenue and Flamingo Road, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. The Nevada Highway Patrol described the incident as a vehicle versus pedestrian...Police have asked everyone to avoid the area until further notice.
  • Las Vegas Strip sidewalk: Driver hits dozens of pedestrians in 'intentional' act

    12/21/2015 1:53:20 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 229 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-21-2015 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN)A driver careened into a crowded sidewalk several times on the Las Vegas Strip, injuring over 30 people in what authorities described as an "intentional" act. At least one person was killed and 37 others injured near the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Sunday night, authorities said. Authorities said the woman was driving down Las Vegas Boulevard before her car jumped onto the sidewalk and struck pedestrians. She returned to the sidewalk at different spots and hit more people before barreling down the road, according to witnesses.
  • Las Vegas Strip Crash Driver Says I Was Just Really Tired

    12/21/2015 2:27:09 PM PST · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    tmz ^ | 12/21 | tmz
    The woman who mowed down several dozen people in Las Vegas Sunday night says she was sober but just extremely tired. Lakeisha Holloway told police she was trying to sleep in her car on several hotel properties but security kept running her off. In the police report, obtained by TMZ, Holloway described a "stressful period of time today where she was trying to rest/sleep inside her vehicle with her daughter." Holloway told cops she doesn't really know how she ended up on the Strip. The report says, "She would not explain why she drove on the sidewalk but remembered a...
  • Oregon woman held in Las Vegas Strip sidewalk rampage drove with license suspendedOregon woman held

    ..... Holloway's child, who was unhurt in the incident, is in protective custody, Lombardo said. The sheriff said investigators were trying to piece together Holloway's background. In the spring of 2012 Holloway received an award from a career-mentoring nonprofit in Portland for being a role model for high school students, according to The Skanner, a community website and newspaper published in the Pacific Northwest. The story recounts Holloway describing her mother as having "turned to alcohol, leaving Lakeisha to fend for herself." Holloway was homeless during her freshman year in high school, according to the newspaper, but had since graduated....
  • Suspect in Vegas crash had overcome adversity (new details)

    12/21/2015 11:42:48 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 21, 2015 | Sally Ho and Ken Ritter
    It wasn't long ago that the woman arrested in the deadly Las Vegas Strip sidewalk crash seemed to be doing well for herself. After a rough childhood that included a period of homelessness in high school Lakeisha Holloway had become an award-winning high school graduate and caring mother. That recent picture of success deepens the mystery of how the former Oregon woman wound up in a Las Vegas jail and on suicide watch.
  • Police ID suspect in deadly car rampage as 24-year-old homeless woman

    12/21/2015 9:01:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 21, 2015
    A 24-year-old homeless woman who cops said had been living in her car with her 3-year-old daughter in Las Vegas for about a week was charged Monday in the automobile rampage that killed one and wounded at least 35 others Sunday night. Lakeisha N. Holloway appeared “stoic” when cops encountered her soon after the 1996 Oldsmobile sedan she was driving plowed into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip multiple times – all while a young child was sitting in the backseat. Authorities said Sunday they “know this was not an act of terrorism,” though Lombardo did leave some wiggle...
  • Woman arrested in Las Vegas crash is 'beautiful person,' may have fallen asleep at wheel

    12/21/2015 3:54:34 PM PST · by aimhigh · 89 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 12/21/2015 | Stuart Tomlinson
    The Portland woman accused of driving into dozens of people and killing one in Las Vegas may have fallen asleep at the wheel, her cousin said Monday. Lakeisha Holloway, 24, is suspected of swerving onto a Las Vegas sidewalk Sunday evening. Based on video footage, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said it appeared that Holloway intentionally veered into pedestrians, but the family disputes that account. Holloway works a lot and sleeps little, said her cousin, LaShay Hardaway. Taking care of her 3-year-old daughter and managing her fashion projects could have taken a toll, Hardaway said.