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  • Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers drops bid for U.S. Senate

    06/16/2015 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | John L. Smith
    Now that Harry Reid has announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate, there’s no shortage of elected officials interested in the job. But Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers won’t be one of them. Beers, a fiscal conservative who announced his candidacy more than a year ago, has decided not to run in 2016. “When I announced my candidacy more than a year ago, Harry Reid was actively running for re-election and I was the only Republican office holder in the state with the courage to run against him,” Beers said in a message on his website early Monday evening....
  • Rand Paul Scores an Early Victory in the GOP Primary Battle

    06/02/2015 6:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | June 2, 2015 | Josh Voorhees
    Jeb Bush will enter 2016 with plenty of advantages, but the first-in-the-West nominating contest likely won’t be one of them. Nevada lawmakers this week opted against changing the state’s presidential caucus to a primary, a decision that runs counter to the wishes of Bush, Marco Rubio, and other GOP establishment-types who had hoped a switch would give them a better chance at posting a momentum-building victory there. Caucuses require a good deal more effort and patience from voters than primaries, and as a result the contests tend to favor candidates that have built a network of highly motivated activists. That...
  • Why Jeb Bush Can’t Spend His Way to the Win

    05/10/2015 11:28:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 7, 2015 | Alex Roarty
    The GOP presidential primary is on course to be flooded with super PAC money. But in 2016, candidates will need more than a little dough to win over voters.The GOP could have a dozen deep-pocketed presidential contenders, and they'll all learn next year that when it comes to actual votes, that extra money doesn't buy what it used to. Already, super PACs are arming second- and third-tier candidates with tens of millions of dollars while the supposed GOP front-runner, Jeb Bush, promises a record-setting haul. This combined fundraising guarantees that by the time Republicans have picked their nominee in summer...
  • Bill Kristol: Hillary in Trouble If Challenged by Dem (Ted Cruz hits the jackpot in Vegas)

    04/27/2015 2:24:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 27, 2015
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will be in serious jeopardy if she's challenged by a fellow Democrat, says Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard and an ABC News contributor. "She's in real trouble the moment a Democratic candidate or potential candidate, elected official, attacks her," Kristol said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. ---snip--- Kristol, who attended the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas over the weekend, said he was very impressed with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the first Republican to declare his candidacy for president. "The big story of the weekend was Cruz....
  • The What Ifs of the 2016 GOP Presidential Race

    04/17/2015 11:02:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Roll Call's RothenBlog ^ | April 16, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    If Jeb Bush doesn’t win any of the first four GOP contests — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — does that eliminate him from the Republican race? Or does he have the staying power to survive those losses? If Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finishes first in the Iowa caucuses, does that all but eliminate hopefuls such as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Ben Carson from the race? If Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul finishes fourth in Iowa (which would be worse than his father’s third-place showing in the caucuses...
  • Ted Cruz aims to win the West

    04/02/2015 11:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    MSN / The Hill ^ | April 2, 2015 | Timothy Cama, energy & envirnmental reporter, The Hill
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is making a play for the West in the 2016 race by touting his opposition to the federal government’s expansive land holdings. Cruz’s disdain for federal land control is resonating with Westerners whose lives are impacted by land managers, and could help him win over conservatives in Nevada, one of the early nominating states in the presidential contest. “This is an issue he’s been focused on for quite some time, and it’s one that plays extremely well with the conservative base in the western part of the United States,” said Ford O’Connell, a GOP strategist who...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Surging in Polls Since Announcement (Many Nat'l & State Polls)

    04/02/2015 4:33:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 2, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    The early bird is getting the worm when it comes to the 2016 Presidential race, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is reaping the benefits of being the first to officially enter the race. Recent public polling shows a surge of support for Cruz among Republican primary voters. As Breitbart News reported, Cruz launched his campaign with a speech on March 23rd at Liberty University that invited his audience to imagine a future for our country where millions of “courageous conservatives” stood up to “reclaim the promise of America.” The message seems to be hitting home with Cruz’s conservative base, concerned...
  • Nevada poll: Sandoval early favorite to succeed Reid; Cruz surges to lead pack with Walker

    04/02/2015 12:33:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | March 31, 2015 | Neil W. McCabe, political director
    Less than a week after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced his retirement, the March 27 Townhall/Gravis poll of 850 registered Nevada voters found that Republican Gov. Brian E. Sandoval has strong leads over possible Democratic opponents. “Sandoval is a very strong candidate and being of Mexican descent gives him inroads to the minority voters,” said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. The poll surveyed 433 registered Republicans, 319 registered Democrats and 98 Independents on their preferences for the Senate race to succeed Reid and their presidential preferences, said Kaplan. The...
  • Ted Cruz in the Adelson Primary Tea Leaves

    03/27/2015 9:12:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward's Thinking Blog ^ | March 27, 2015 | Josh Nathan-Kazis
    Shmuley Boteach may have just dropped a major clue in one of the biggest mysteries of the 2016 Republican primary: Who does Sheldon Adelson like? In an email yesterday, Boteach’s charity, This World Values Network, announced that Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz would be a guest of honor at its May 28 gala. Also being honored? Sheldon Adelson… and Newt Gingrich. The winner of the Jewish Las Vegas casino mogul’s political favor will profit mightily from his blessing. Adelson spent nearly $100 million in the 2012 election, singlehandedly buoying Gingrich in his doomed primary run and throwing...
  • The Fearsome Foursome: Bush, Paul, Walker, Rubio

    03/17/2015 9:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Roll Call's Rothenblog ^ | March 17, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A veritable bevy of Republican presidential hopefuls have already hired staff, wooed deep-pocketed contributors and made speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire, proving what we already know: The 2016 nomination preseason is well underway. Fundraising, organization, the size of the field and the calendar all will play a significant role in affecting how the race unfolds. The outcome is uncertain. The current conventional wisdom is, in spite of changes intended to shorten the nominating process, the race for the GOP nomination could be more of a marathon than a sprint. The last two Republican presidential nominating fights — with John...
  • Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter? (Bush speaks only Spanish at home)

    12/14/2014 5:20:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 14, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    Jeb Bush does. The Democrats’ Castro brothers do not. Ted Cruz knows ‘Spanglish.’ But fluency and being able to talk to Hispanics are two entirely different matters.The ability to speak Spanish is a prized commodity on the campaign trail, a way to prove your bona fides with Hispanics—the fastest-growing bloc of voters—and to show your inclusiveness in a rapidly changing country. Lots of Anglos are proficient in Spanish. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a potential presidential candidate, speaks nothing but Spanish at home, and has for years. His wife, Columba, is from Mexico. A more recent phenomenon in the political...
  • Reid: Why can’t we all just … get along?

    11/05/2014 1:29:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 5, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider this karma avoidance by the soon-to-be-ex-Senate Majority Leader, but Harry Reid’s new act won’t fool anyone, least of all Mitch McConnell. Reid has run the US Senate for the past eight years like a dictatorship, steadily eroding minority privileges to the point where Republicans couldn’t offer amendments or put up any significant resistance to Barack Obama’s radical appointments, unless Democrats forced Reid’s hand on either score. After watching his party lay a historic egg in the midterms — the size of which is still not yet fully known — Reid tried spinning the results as a mandate for the...
  • Harry Reid’s top man tears apart the White House

    11/04/2014 10:56:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | November 5, 2014 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    You almost never see this in politics. David Krone, the chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), launches a major attack on the White House in this blockbuster story by my colleagues Philip Rucker and Robert Costa: At a March 4 Oval Office meeting, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and other Senate leaders pleaded with Obama to transfer millions in party funds and to also help raise money for an outside group. “We were never going to get on the same page,” said David Krone, Reid’s chief of staff. “We were beating our heads against...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Harry Reid Apparently Thinks Clarence Thomas Is White

    07/08/2014 10:43:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is so angry over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception case last week that he apparently forgot Justice Clarence Thomas is black. The Nevada Democrat lamented the court’s ruling which allows Hobby Lobby and other for-profit companies with religious objections to certain forms of contraception to avoid providing them to employees in health insurance plans mandated under Obamacare. Hobby Lobby approves of 16 out of 20 forms of contraception that have been approved by the FDA. “People are going to have to walk down here and vote, and if they vote...
  • Is Lucy Flores the Latina star Democrats have been waiting for?

    07/05/2014 2:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 5, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – “I don’t have the background of a typical politician, right?” Lucy Flores told a crowd of Democratic activists as she accepted the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor of Nevada in June. It’s a line you’ve heard before: Candidates love to brag about how they didn’t grow up like those “typical” politicians. But there’s no other way to describe Flores, a Latina rising star who was born into an impoverished family of 13 children, whose mother abandoned her in grade school, who fell in with a gang, who was sentenced to a youth prison, who dropped...
  • Senate may return to guns (Gun control bill this Summer?)

    06/11/2014 2:47:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 10, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    The 113th Congress is not done with its debate over guns and background checks. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hinted on Tuesday that his chamber may vote on the bipartisan gun background checks bill again this year — and said such a law could have prevented a mass shooting in Las Vegas. In the wake of the killing of two police officers in Nevada in a shooting that ultimately left five people dead including the shooters, Reid made the case that since the Senate’s bipartisan background check legislation died last spring, there’s been little slowdown in the number of high-profile...
  • Las Vegas, Cincinnati drop out for GOP convention

    05/22/2014 7:23:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2014 9:42 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Philip Elliott
    Luck has run out for Las Vegas’ push to bring the Republican Party’s next presidential nominating convention to Sin City. Cincinnati also has withdrawn from the list of possible hosts. Republican National Committee officials voted on Thursday to approve four remaining contenders and planned to soon visit Dallas, Denver, Cleveland, and Kansas City, Missouri. Officials expect to narrow the field by this summer. …
  • Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president. Here’s who he talks to about it.

    03/25/2014 11:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 25, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president in 2016. Like, really thinking about it. He's the headliner at an event hosted by mega donor Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas on Thursday. He was actively involved in Rep. David Jolly's special election victory in Florida earlier this month. And he is breaking with his party's orthodoxy on Common Core. So, as Jeb mulls a bid whose advice does he seek? Who does he trust to give him an unvarnished view of what the race might look like? Well, everyone even close to Jeb insists that he largely keeps his own...
  • Hypothetical Scenario:If Harry Reid Or Pelosi Were Asked About Flight 370,How Would They Respond?

    03/12/2014 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    Considering the lies,arrogance and hidden anger of Harry Reid we have been seeing lately,can you just imagine if a reporter were to ask him what his theory/explanation/opinion is of flight 370?,It would be beyond obvious what he would likely say.Just like when Liberals were blaming the GOP and Sarah Palin for all of the mass shootings since 2009.Rush made a comical comment that the Kock Brothers hijacked the plane.Although it is a little odd that the far left hasn't said anything yet regarding the tragedy being they are always the first ones to blame all tragic events on the GOP&Conservatives.
  • Harry Reid: ‘Everybody, including rich people, willing to pay more’ taxes

    10/25/2013 5:28:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 25, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    Saying there will be no grand bargain in the House-Senate budget conference involving spending cuts to entitlement programs, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed everyone is “willing to pay more” in taxes. When asked by a Nevada Public Radio host what Republicans would have to concede to get Medicare and Social Security cuts on the table, Reid made it clear he is more interested in getting rid of the only cuts to actual spending seen thus far — sequestration, as reported by Roll Call. “On sequestration, we’ve done one year of sequestration. It has been brutal,” Reid said. “The only...
  • How Senator Lautenberg's Death Makes the Senate Even Less Functional (Boo-hoo!)

    06/03/2013 5:10:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 3, 2013 | Philip Bump
    On the third-to-last day that Senator Frank Lautenberg ever voted in the Senate, he joined with 53 of his colleagues to support a compromise on new gun regulations. His vote wasn't enough. Now, Lautenberg's death makes the prospect of revisiting that issue — and a number of other Democratic priorities — substantially trickier. Take the gun legislation. The compromise proposal, which would have expanded background checks to include gun show and online sales, was part of a package that was postponed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after the failed vote. It's expected to come back before the Senate at...
  • Harry Reid: Tea Partiers Are Non-Violent ‘Anarchists’ Who Don’t Believe in Any Form of Government

    04/24/2013 5:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday equated the Tea Party to a non-violent “anarchist” group because, in his mind, Tea Partiers don’t believe in any form of government. He was speaking about the sequester and other financial issues on the Senate floor. “We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years,” Reid said. “When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists. Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not...
  • Reid: Gun Control "More Important Than Preventing Imagined Tyranny"

    04/17/2013 11:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | April 17, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) mocked Second Amendment rights activists while announcing his support for a ban on assault weapons and limits to high-capacity magazine clips on the Senate floor today. REID: In the 1920s, organized crime was committing murders with machine guns. So Congress dramatically limited the sale and transfer of machine guns. As a result, machine guns all but disappeared from the streets. We can and should take the same common-sense approach to safeguard Americans from modern weapons of war. That is why I will vote for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban – because we must strike...
  • How A Little Known Pro-Gun Lobby Is Derailing Bipartisan Attempts At Gun Control Legislation (GOA)

    04/09/2013 12:24:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 8, 2013 | Sahil Kapur, Talking Points Memo
    A little known pro-gun lobby that’s well to the right of the National Rifle Association has complicated efforts to reach a solution on gun control legislation, top Democrats have said in recent days. The Gun Owners of America has been around for decades, operating mostly in obscurity, dwarfed by the lobbying and fundraising prowess of the NRA. The group’s big gripe is that the NRA is too squishy and willing to compromise, and its recent efforts to scuttle gun control legislation appear to be scaring away Republicans amenable to background checks. The results have frustrated Democrats trying to strike a...
  • Loose Language in Reid’s Gun Control Bill Allows the Beginnings of a National Gun Registry

    04/03/2013 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Foundry ^ | April 3, 2013 | David S. Addington
    As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) must know, Americans who own firearms have a special sensitivity to a “Big Brother” federal government that wants to keep centralized records on who owns what guns and where in America. Loose language in his gun control bill (S. 649) could start America down that slippery slope. Since the Second Amendment guarantees to the people the right to keep and bear arms, many Americans look askance at efforts to create centralized records that might some day, in some distant future neither wanted nor expected, facilitate a despotic government’s efforts to disarm the populace...
  • Moore: Assault Weapons Ban Would’ve Been Voted On If Reid’s Grandchildren Were Killed In School

    03/20/2013 4:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore had some harsh words for Sen. Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats after they decided not to include an assault weapons ban in gun-control legislation. Moore ranted against the Senate majority leader after Reid removed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to prohibit military-style weapons from the bill because they wouldn’t have the votes. The director behind “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11” said people need to “rise up” against the Nevada senator. “There will be an Aurora next month and there will be a Sandy Hook the month after that,” Moore told CNN.....
  • Holy cow: Not even 40 votes in the Senate for the assault-weapons ban, says Reid

    03/20/2013 2:01:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 19, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Amazing. I predicted once or twice in writing about the AWB that there might not be 50 votes but I felt silly about it afterwards. Of course there’d be 50 votes. The bill was doomed to be filibustered given the GOP’s solid opposition plus the skittishness of red-state Dems like Mark Pryor, Mark Begich, and Mary Landrieu, but Reid would be able to muster 50 if only because Senate Democrats would want to avoid humiliating Obama after his big gun-control campaign. That way, even when the bill failed on the cloture vote, O could still claim that it had majority...
  • Here Come The Other States

    10/21/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dick Morris
    While all national attention is focused — indeed riveted — on the seven to nine swing or battleground states, a major shift is taking place in the rest of the country: Voters are turning off Obama and onto Romney. In the forty states where the Obama campaign has not spread toxic negative ads against Romney, the Republican is gaining by leaps and bounds and will likely carry a bunch of “non-swing” normally blue states. Specifically, Romney is now three points ahead in Pennsylvania, one point behind in Michigan, and only two points behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Together, these four...
  • Procrastinator in chief avoids debate prep, visits Hoover Dam instead

    10/02/2012 8:49:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 2, 2012
    Mark Knoller✔ @markknoller Pres Obama takes another break from debate prep to visit the Hoover Dam. 2 Oct 12 Reply Retweet Favorite President Obama, trembling under the weight of those pesky “constraints of governing,” hasn’t exactly expressed much interest in prepping for tomorrow night’s presidential debate. In fact, just yesterday, he was whining about having to stay inside to do his debate homework. A drag, indeed. Evidently, the all work and no play got to be too much for the dull boy, and he took a field trip to the Hoover Dam. Mark Knoller✔ @markknoller Pres Obama (center) admires the...
  • Obama checks into North African-themed Vegas resort for debate prep

    10/01/2012 8:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 1, 2012 | Zombie
    Is Obama tone-deaf in the extreme — or is he blatantly rubbing our noses in it? What else could explain his bizarre decision, after weeks of violence and anti-American rioting in cities across North Africa and the Muslim world, to check into a Las Vegas resort with a North African theme? As reported by the Business Insider, Obama chose the new Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort to do his debate preparation: President Barack Obama arrived in Nevada last night to begin three days of debate preparation at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort, a luxurious golf community just a few...
  • Howard Dean: Yeah, Harry Reid has some credibility issues now, huh?

    09/22/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The admission only comes after about a full minute of teeth-pulling from CNBC’s Joe Kernen, and only after Howard Dean tries to keep impugning Mitt Romney’s integrity, but even the former DNC chair has to grudgingly acknowledge that the game is all but up for Harry Reid and his baseless, reckless charges of tax fraud. Dean halfheartedly trots out the complaint that Romney lied by overpaying his taxes, but Kernen laughs him into a rather lengthy silence (transcript by The Daily Caller): (VIDEO AT LINK) KERNEN: Governor, my first question is you’ve seen these now — my very first question,...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • Harry Reid's Wild Speculation About Mitt Romney's Unreleased Tax Returns

    08/02/2012 10:34:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | July 31, 2012 | Sunlen Miller
    Here's a totally unsubstantiated rumor: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that he's heard that Romney did not pay any taxes for 10 years. Democrats have criticized Romney for not releasing more than two years of his tax returns. But there has never been anything to suggest that Romney's tax bill was zero. The presumptive GOP candidate has said he always paid all of the taxes he was required by law to pay. But he has said releasing more tax returns would likely not quiet critics. And so speculation has run rampant. In an interview with the Huffington Post,...
  • Sarah Palin mocks Obama on drug use, dogs

    06/16/2012 6:47:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 16, 2012 | Tim Mak
    LAS VEGAS – Sarah Palin ridiculed President Barack Obama at a conservative bloggers conference Friday for his “cocaine snorting” and eating dog as a child. “That cocaine snorting, and what he ate — Fido? Rufus?” the former Alaska governor said, alluding to Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” in which he admits both to cocaine use and being served dog by his stepfather in Indonesia. “I think it’s funny that the cocktail circuit gives me a hard time for eating elk and moose. Anybody here have a pet moose? There’s a difference.” It was part of a 30-minute speech at...
  • Obama's Stunning Loss Of African-American Support Has Extended To Nevada

    06/14/2012 9:09:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    A day after a poll in North Carolina showed a stunning loss of support for President Barack Obama among African-American voters, a new poll from the same firm finds the same thing is happening in Nevada. The survey, from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, gives Obama 69 percent of the African-American vote. Republican nominee Mitt Romney gets 28 percent. If these numbers are accurate, than this is astounding. In the North Carolina poll released Tuesday, Obama got 76 percent of the African-American vote, to Romney's 20 percent. Much like North Carolina, Obama garnered the vast majority of African-American support in Nevada...
  • Close race is unfolding in 4th Congressional District (Nevada primary)

    06/12/2012 9:47:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 12, 2012 | Anjeanette Damon
    Republicans Barbara Cegavske and Danny Tarkanian are locked in a down-to-the-wire battle for the nomination in Nevada’s newest congressional district, according to early voting tallies. The count is poised to stretch late into the night with fewer than 100 votes separating the two front-runners. Cegavske, a conservative state senator, relied on a targeted voter identification campaign that could make a difference in the low-turnout primary election. Tarkanian, a Las Vegas lawyer and businessman, has staked his political future on this campaign, saying he likely wouldn’t be able to run again after four straight losses — a record his opponents used...
  • Romney’s Electoral College prospects bright — still

    05/28/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | May 28, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Not too long ago pundits were arguing that Mitt Romney’s path to 270 electoral votes was “narrow.” We didn’t buy it. Lo and behold, conventional wisdom has now changed. The Associated Press writes: “Warning signs for Obama on tight path to 270.” The AP explains: Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Republican Mitt Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. Iowa, which kicked off the campaign in January, is now expected to be tight to the...
  • Why Nevada’s GOP caucuses were a jackpot of embarrassments

    02/05/2012 2:03:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 2/5/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Nevada state GOP chair Amy Tarkanian boasted this week that her state will turn Republican in the next presidential election. Not likely if her state GOP runs that show like it ran the Nevada caucuses, which were an embarrassing display of bad planning and execution on multiple levels. Aside from the scheduling, the choice of caucus locations, and the decision to shut out thousands of workers on the Las Vegas strip which we’ve detailed here, let’s now clue you all in on the litany of other problems: 1. The GOP couldn’t deliver results in a timely manner.An all-night count —...
  • 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...
  • Romney Gaffes Trumping the Field

    02/03/2012 3:58:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | February 3, 2012 | Lawrence Chehardy
    Following the outcome of the Republican primary in Florida, the contest moves on to Nevada this weekend as pundits speculate whether the campaign for the Republican nomination for President is all but over and that Mitt Romney is the eventual nominee. In reality they could be correct if money begins to dry up significantly for Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Certainly, Gingrich and Santorum and Ron Paul, for that matter, would love to be in Romney’s shoes today. Despite Romney’s dominance in the race, Gingrich, Santorum, and Paul are expected to be around for a good while to come, but...
  • Trump Endorsement: Newt Gingrich Dodged Bullet by Losing His Support (Mild Barf Alert)

    02/03/2012 10:25:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | February 2, 2012 | Melanie Jones
    After erroneous reports Wednesday night that Donald Trump was preparing to endorse Newt Gingrich for the 2012 presidential election in Las Vegas Thursday, the reality TV star and real estate mogul came out for Mitt Romney instead. With such a media-grabbing endorsement two days before the Nevada caucus on Saturday, some analysts say Newt Gingrich has missed out on a great opportunity to keep in the race. In reality, however, the reality TV star and real estate mogul is the last person Gingrich wants on his side. Trump Planning 'Major Announcement' Trump, who once considered running for the Republican nomination...
  • Romney Quotes From Thurston Howell III and Ebenezer Scrooge

    02/01/2012 4:00:08 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WeArePolitics.com ^ | 2/1/2012 | Bill Knowles
    Ok....gang....Mitt is the front-runner....again....for now...Why the heck would he say something stupid like the dumb quote he made today about the poor? In his latest goof, Romney was quoted as saying that he is not concerned about "the poor...they have a safety net...if it needs repair, I'll fix it." Apparently Mitt has started channelling the ghosts of Ebenezer Scrooge and Thurston Howell III when he talks. Doesn't this sound eerily close to "A Christmas Carol"? First Collector: At this festive time of year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the...
  • Despite Mitt Romney’s Big Florida Win, the GOP Race Is Not Over

    01/31/2012 11:10:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 1, 2012 | John Avlon
    Romney is being portrayed as having locked up the Republican nomination with his Florida victory, but he’s a long way from the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch, and voters in other states deserve to be heard. Yes, Mitt Romney had a big win in Florida last night. He’s won two of the first four primary states, totaling 84 delegates to date. But he needs 1,144 to clinch the Republican nomination—he’s just 7 percent of the way there. So call off the coronation—give people in the other 46 states a chance to vote. “We’re in the first quarter,” says John Brabender,...
  • Dancing Mouse I Love

    10/21/2011 5:08:27 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski youtube Classics ^ | 10/21/2011 | Revski
    The river sound is from the childhood river in Chepachet R. I. that I played and grew up near. The pictures look likes the same river and ponds. The end of day mouse is dancing to the a-Cappella son, I love To Tell The Story. Sung by o7jimmy!
  • Mitt Romney Kicks Off Campaign for Presidency in Vegas

    05/16/2011 5:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gather ^ | May 16, 2011 | Stephen T. Allen
    The 2012 Republican presidential nominee front-runner, Willard Mitt Romney kicked off his campaign today with a day-long fundraiser in Las Vegas. The day-long event features a large phone bank staffed by around 700 Romney supporters. Via a conference call, Romney informed supporters, "We're activating our campaign today." He will announce how much money was raised later today. With former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee declaring his intention not to pursue the Republican nomination, and Donald Trump bowing out today, Romney is the clear-cut front-runner for the 2012 Republican nomination. The former Massachusetts governor is joined by former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty,...
  • Palin Inches Toward 2012 in Iowa, Nevada

    01/20/2011 5:52:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Times' The Caucus ^ | January 20, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    Sarah Palin may be inching toward a presidential run in 2012 as she heads next week to Nevada for two speeches and her advisers quietly begin talking to Republican activists in Iowa. Both states will be key to winning the Republican nomination, and Ms. Palin’s advisers are determined to do the groundwork necessary should she decide to jump into the campaign. The informal conversations in Iowa, reported by the Web site Real Clear Politics, are the first baby steps in what would have to become a much more elaborate turnout effort if Ms. Palin, the former Alaska governor, decides to...
  • GOP Political Operative Sig Rogich Says Palin Not Electable As President (Republicans for Reid)

    12/13/2010 6:37:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 8+ views
    Nevada News Bureau ^ | December 13, 2010 | Sean Whaley
    CARSON CITY – Long-time Republican political operative Sig Rogich said today that Sarah Palin is not a viable candidate for president in 2012. Rogich, who was involved in the campaigns of Ronald Reagan and both Bush presidents, said Palin, a Tea Party favorite and former Republican Alaska governor, is unelectable. “I’m not overly enamored with (Palin),” he said. “As a candidate nationwide I don’t think she is electable for a presidency, and I think that over time you will see reasons why,” Rogich said. Rogich made his comments in an interview on the Nevada NewsMakers television program. Rogich said he...
  • Sharron Angle Mulls Run for House Seat in 2012

    11/27/2010 9:01:09 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | November 22, 2010 | Tom Kavanaugh
    Sharron Angle's wounds may still be fresh after losing to Harry Reid in the Nevada Senate race earlier this month, but she's already looking ahead. She told a reporter Saturday she might run for a U.S. House seat in 2012 if the incumbent, Dean Heller, challenges Sen. John Ensign. Or she might try to unseat Ensign herself if Heller chooses not to. "I have a lot of options next cycle," the tea party-backed candidate told the Lahontan Valley News. "Lots of options." Angle told the paper she's in no hurry to make a decision. And Heller has not indicated his...
  • Nevada FReepers,Any News On The Ried Voter Scandal? What Is Happening In Las Vegas&Reno?

    11/03/2010 11:27:29 AM PDT · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 17 replies
    For those of you who live in Nevada,what has been the reaction to the Reid Scandal? Over half of those who voted must be outraged. Any news on what Angle is going to do? Anyone out there with inside information on upcoming legal action against Reid,his son and their "Political Buddies" who maintain the voting machines, PLEASE KEEP US POSTED! We Can't Have Another 2008 ACORN Election In Nevada Again!!