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  • Republican Mega-Donors Adelsons Gave Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz Last Year

    02/01/2016 11:02:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | January 31, 2016 | Rosie Gray
    An interesting potential signal from the sought-after donors. DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam donated the maximum amount permitted to Ted Cruz's campaign last quarter, Federal Election Commission records released on Sunday show. The Adelsons donated $2,700 each to the Cruz campaign on Nov. 18. The news arrives on the eve of the Iowa caucuses -- a seemingly make-or-break moment for Cruz, who hopes to defeat Donald Trump. After publication of this story, Sheldon Adelson's political adviser Andy Abboud told BuzzFeed News in an email, "The Adelsons gave to several candidates. Nobody has...
  • 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...
  • 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=
  • O'Malley: Ted Cruz Is More 'Outrageous, Unqualified' Than Donald Trump

    01/07/2016 1:36:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 7, 2016 | Monica Alba
    LAS VEGAS -- The three Democratic presidential candidates made their case here Wednesday night in an early state that may prove critical in securing the nomination. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley delivered speeches at the "Battle Born Battleground" caucus dinner, hosted by the Nevada Democratic Party and Sen. Harry Reid, who introduced the candidates. ---snip--- O'Malley, who spoke second, dedicated a significant portion of his speech to knocking Ted Cruz. The former governor of Maryland is currently struggling with single digits in polls. "I'd like to say that Donald Trump is the most outrageous and unqualified person ever...
  • 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,...
  • Trump ranks 4th among Utah voters, new poll shows

    12/22/2015 1:45:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | December 22, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump continues to be the front-runner in the GOP presidential nomination race, but he's languishing in fourth place in a new poll of Utah voters. The new UtahPolicy.com poll by Dan Jones & Associates comes as former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is suggesting Trump has a shot at winning the White House. "People really are hungry for change. They were last time, but it hadn't reached the 212-degree boiling point. This time it has," Huntsman told USA Today's weekly "Capital Download" video series. Huntsman said that's why he thinks Trump,...
  • Cruz wins Iowa, Trump wins New Hampshire - and the Republicans have a floor fight at the convention

    12/12/2015 7:27:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 12, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    I haven’t seen anyone really go out on a limb yet and make predictions about the Republican primaries. So it's time to engage in some wildly premature political punditry. This, of course, is risky. There are so many variables. What happens if one candidate drops out and scrambles things? What is more, factors in the political universe - say, God forbid, another terrorist attack - can quickly swing public opinion. (Remember how Ben Carson’s numbers declined after the Paris attacks?) It is with all these caveats disclosed that I boldly present my picks. The good news is that these predictions...
  • The silver lining of Donald Trump

    07/22/2015 10:51:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    If there's a small silver lining for the Republican Party in the bonanza of insanity that is Donald Trump's candidacy, it's this: He's single-handedly managed to make the rest of the GOP field look downright reasonable by comparison. There's less talk of a "clown car" primary when the main attraction is the ringmaster of his own circus. Each day, Trump seems to reach new heights of absurdity, offensiveness, and popularity among Republican poll respondents. On Tuesday, he called fellow candidate Lindsey Graham an "idiot" and handed out the South Carolina senator's cellphone number a response to Graham referring to...
  • Ted Cruz Earns Major Endorsement in Nevada

    11/12/2015 8:34:55 PM PST · by Isara · 1 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/12/15
    Patty Caferatta to help lead Cruz effort in the Silver StateHOUSTON, Texas - Today, Presidential candidate Ted Cruz proudly announced the endorsement of Patty Cafferata, one of Nevada's most respected Republican leaders and the first female to be elected to a statewide Constitutional office in the Silver State. Cafferata will serve as Chairwoman in Washoe County for the Cruz for President campaign and will also serve on the statewide Leadership Team. Nevada holds the first Republican contest in the West with its caucuses scheduled for February 23 — just after Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina."We are delighted to have...
  • Trumps Latino Superfan Baffles CNNs Baldwin: He Is My Perfect Man

    10/09/2015 5:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 9, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In his ongoing quest to prove that Latinos do, in fact, love him, Donald Trump brought a Hispanic woman named Myriam Witcher up on stage at his Las Vegas rally Thursday night who could not love him more. Yes, Mr. Trump! We love you! We love you, all the way to the White House! she exclaimed, her hands held high in the air. On Friday, CNNs Brooke Baldwin tried to get to the bottom of how this woman could possibly feel the way she does about Trump. Oh my God, he is coming he is our man sent from...
  • Cruz Announces Leadership for Every County in First Four States

    10/08/2015 6:36:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | October 8, 2015
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruzs presidential campaign on Wednesday announced that it has named a chairman in all 171 counties that comprise the first four early states 99 Iowa counties, 10 New Hampshire counties, 46 South Carolina counties, and 16 Nevada counties. The only way we will turn our country around is through a grassroots uprising of the American people, and Im grateful for the many courageous conservatives in the early states who have stepped forward to lead that grassroots movement, Cruz said. Ive always known we would have a great organization, but having a leader the 171 counties that...
  • GOP's Ted Cruz gets support from Nevada lawmaker Jim Wheeler, former Scott Walker co-chair

    10/06/2015 10:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | October 6, 2015 | The Associated Press
    CARSON CITY, Nevada Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is picking up an endorsement from a former member of Scott Walker's Nevada campaign team. The Texas senator's campaign announced this week that Republican Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is backing him. Wheeler had served as co-chair of Walker's campaign until the Wisconsin governor dropped out of the race two weeks ago....
  • Nevada Assembly Majority Whip Jim Wheeler backs Ted Cruz

    10/05/2015 7:55:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | October 5, 2015 | Megan Messerly
    Nevada Assembly Majority Whip Jim Wheeler announced today that he is backing Ted Cruz for president after the candidate he previously supported dropped out of the race. Wheeler is the second prominent Nevada leader to endorse a presidential candidate in two days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker backed out of the race two weeks ago. Former Nevada Gov. Bob List pledged his support to Marco Rubio on Sunday. Wheeler and List both previously served on Walkers campaign in Nevada. Wheeler said that Cruz is willing to take on the tough fights for what is right and defend the U.S. Constitution....
  • Why Nevada Should Be the New Iowa

    08/12/2015 6:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jon Ralston
    As presidential candidates begin to genuflect before the people of Iowa and New Hampshire, once again beginning an anachronistic quadrennial ritual, someone has to say it: This must end. We can keep pretending how quaint it is to see possible leaders of the free world chat up the riveting folks in a Manchester diner or pretend to enjoy the Roast and Ride in Boone. But neither state represents the real America anymore, nor do they represent even a realistic crucible in which to choose a nominee. Even Tevye would blanch at this tradition that has long since served its purpose....
  • GOP candidate Sen. Ted Cruz to visit Las Vegas this month

    08/04/2015 5:58:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    LAS VEGAS (AP) Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is visiting Las Vegas later this month. The Texas senator is scheduled to speak the evening of Aug. 14 at a public event organized by conservative group Americans for Prosperity. The discussion will be held at Red Rock casino....
  • Democrats use Donald Trump's remarks to castigate GOP

    07/21/2015 2:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | July 21, 2015 | Erica Werner, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's incendiary comments - and the GOP response - are proving political gold for Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid jumped on both Tuesday, first attacking Trump for his criticism of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., then pivoting to a larger target: the growing GOP presidential field and the entire Republican Party. Reid, D-Nev., noted that while Trump's GOP White House rivals were nearly unanimous in denouncing Trump's suggestion that McCain is not really a war hero, they were more tentative in responding to his criticisms of Mexican immigrants as "criminals" and "rapists."(continued)
  • Delusion in the Desert (Don Trump and the Las Vegas Libertarian FreedomFest Convention)

    07/13/2015 12:43:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | July 12, 2015 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
    LAS VEGAS -- I'm here at Planet Hollywood as the token liberal to participate in two debates -- one on what is killing the American Dream; the other a mock trial of the Federal Reserve. Paul Krugman is also here, debating the cause and cure of inequality. We're outnumbered about a thousand to one. The annual FreedomFest convention of some 2,000 libertarian conservatives is doubly surreal. What better setting for libertarian dreams than fantastical Las Vegas -- the free market as casino, made flesh. Like casino operators, these libertarians live on fantasies. They inhabit an imagined universe where markets never...
  • Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers drops bid for U.S. Senate

    06/16/2015 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 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, theres no shortage of elected officials interested in the job. But Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers wont 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 wont be one of them. Nevada lawmakers this week opted against changing the states 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 Cant 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 doesnt 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 fathers 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 governments expansive land holdings. Cruzs 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 hes been focused on for quite some time, and its one that plays extremely well with the conservative base in the western part of the United States, said Ford OConnell, 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 Cruzs 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, Boteachs 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 moguls 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 Spanishand 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 Hispanicsthe fastest-growing bloc of votersand 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 cant 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 Reids new act wont 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 couldnt offer amendments or put up any significant resistance to Barack Obamas radical appointments, unless Democrats forced Reids 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 Reids 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, Reids 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 wont run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyre 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 Courts 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 courts 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 dont have the background of a typical politician, right? Lucy Flores told a crowd of Democratic activists as she accepted the partys nomination for lieutenant governor of Nevada in June. Its a line youve heard before: Candidates love to brag about how they didnt grow up like those typical politicians. But theres 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 Senates bipartisan background check legislation died last spring, theres 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 Partys 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. Heres 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 · 35 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, weve 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 Dont 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 dont 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 Feinsteins 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 thats 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 groups 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 Reids 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 governments efforts to disarm the populace...
  • Moore: Assault Weapons Ban Wouldve Been Voted On If Reids 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 Feinsteins proposal to prohibit military-style weapons from the bill because they wouldnt 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 thered be 50 votes. The bill was doomed to be filibustered given the GOPs 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 CNBCs Joe Kernen, and only after Howard Dean tries to keep impugning Mitt Romneys 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 youve 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...