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  • The Kochs Brothers' plan to beat Harry Reid

    08/19/2014 1:16:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Politoc ^ | 08/19/2014 | By KENNETH P. VOGEL and BURGESS EVERETT
    LAS VEGAS — Harry Reid’s reelection is more than two years off, but the Koch brothers’ political machine is already methodically laying the groundwork that will be used to try to take him out. The efforts in recent months have been largely subterranean, but they are unmistakable. A handful of nonprofit groups in the vast political network helmed by allies of the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch have established or expanded permanent ground operations in Reid’s backyard. Focused on wooing key demographics like Latinos and veterans, they’ve also paid for ads assailing the Senate Democratic leader. Reid, meanwhile, is...
  • EPA’s air quality measures would hammer Nevada

    08/19/2014 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 19, 2014 | By ANASTASIA SWEARINGEN
    In 2011, President Barack Obama famously called for “shared sacrifice” in America. Three years later, his wish might just become the Environmental Protection Agency’s command. In the coming months, Obama’s EPA will decide whether to further tighten air quality requirements, known as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. If the EPA gets its way (to which it is accustomed), the vast majority of the country, including Las Vegas and nearly all of Nevada, would fall into so-called “non-attainment” — when the EPA deems air pollution levels “persistently exceed” limits. This is up from a few isolated regions just five years...
  • Cliven Bundy vs. Ferguson’s peaceful demonstrators: A tale of two protests (Perfect pretzel logic)

    08/18/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | August 18, 2014 | Brad Friedman
    Bundy engaged in armed resistance to avoid paying fees. Compare that to peaceful protests responding to a lost life. Last Wednesday night, I had snarked on Twitter about the lack of so-called “Tea Party” “patriots” — like those brave boys and girls who, earlier this year, pointed their big assault-rifles at federal officials to protect the “right” of a scofflaw rancher in Nevada to illegally graze his cattle for free on land that he did not own — failing to show up to protect the actual rights and freedoms of so many being denied them by actual Big Government Tyranny...
  • Western cuckoo up for endangered species listing ( UN Agenda 21 )

    08/18/2014 9:14:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Record Courier ^ | August 14, 2014
    More than a half-million acres of land across nine Western states is being proposed for designation as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 546,335 acres of critical habitat is up for listing in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The bird is a neotropical migrant that winters in South America and nests along rivers and streams in western North America. ... The Service is seeking information concerning the western yellow-billed cuckoo’s biology and habitat, threats to the species and current efforts to protect...
  • Nevada ranks high on child immigration program

    08/13/2014 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 13, 2014 | By ALEXANDER COREY
    Nevada is among the states with the highest sign-up rate for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to a new study of the federal initiative that gives temporary protection from deportation to some youths who are in the country illegally. In Nevada, 10,564 people have applied and 9,243 have been approved since the program began in August 2012, according to March data from from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the most recent available. Among those that are immediately eligible by meeting all requirements, Nevada has an application rate of 61 percent vs. the national average of 52 percent, according to...
  • Reid: Iraq War lost, U.S. can't win (Flashback)

    08/09/2014 9:56:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 20, 2007
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday the war in Iraq is "lost," triggering an angry backlash by Republicans, who said the top Democrat had turned his back on the troops. The bleak assessment - the most pointed yet from Reid - came as the House voted 215-199 to uphold legislation ordering troops out of Iraq next year. "I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and - you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows - (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as...
  • Ex-lobbyist Harvey Whittemore reports to prison

    08/07/2014 4:18:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 6, 2014 | By Scott Sonner, Associated Press
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Former Nevada lobbyist and developer Harvey Whittemore surrendered to a minimum-security prison on the central California coast Wednesday to begin serving a two-year sentence for making illegal campaign contributions as his lawyers prepare to argue his case before a federal appeals court.Whittemore, 61, reported just after 10 a.m. at the minimum security work camp at the federal prison complex in Lompoc, California, just north of Santa Barbara, U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said.The complex is home to mostly white-collar criminals, including former Wall Street investors, convicted spies and ex-San Francisco Bay Area radio talk...
  • Jenkins: 352 bills are sitting on Harry Reid's desk, awaiting action

    08/07/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Lynn Jenkins
    At the weekly press conference with Republican leaders Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) discussed the 352 bills – 98% which passed with bipartisan support in the House – that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refuses to bring up for a vote ... “The President is fond of referring to the House as the “Do-Nothing Congress.” But we have 352 reasons why it’s a “Do-Nothing Senate.” 352 bills are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk, awaiting action. 98% of them passed with bipartisan support. Republicans and Democrats working together to pass legislation. 50% of the bills passed unanimously, with no opposition. 70% of...
  • Trail shows ‘Nevadans for Background Checks’ a front group for ‘Everytown’

    08/05/2014 10:55:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 8/4/2014 | David Codrea
    Following a court victory striking down arguments over petition wording, supporters of a background check initiative in Nevada will begin collecting signatures, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Nevadans for Background Checks is attempting to gather enough signatures by Nov. 11 to require state lawmakers to vote on their petition, and plan on putting the matter before voters in 2016 if the legislature rejects it. While citing the group by name, as well as referring to individuals behind the petition drive as “supporters” and “backers,” the AP story does nothing to inform readers who the individuals behind the effort are. NRA...
  • Nevadans for Background Checks begin gathering signatures

    08/03/2014 7:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    sellingthesecondamendment.com ^ | 8//2/2014 | Gregory Smith
    Want to go through a background check if you buy a gun from a relative or a friend? I sure don’t: CARSON CITY, Nevada — Supporters of an initiative petition to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in Nevada will soon begin gathering signatures after claiming a court victory. Carson District Judge James Wilson on Friday struck down most of the arguments of the Nevada Firearms Coalition over the wording of the petition. The group opposes the petition. Wilson ordered a minor wording change noting there would be criminal penalties for failure to obey the proposed new law,...
  • Small-Government Group Now Stumping For Harry Reid’s Internet Tax

    08/02/2014 7:34:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    In the beginning, there was nothing. Then, Al Gore created the internet; and soon there were entire businesses using the interwebs for commerce and profit. We really should have known that it was only a matter of time until DC insiders tried to squeeze a little more tax revenue out of that particular free-market innovation. The Market Place Fairness Act (AKA: Small Internet-Business Death Sentence) is making a comeback. After Harry Reid managed to pass the punitive tax bill through the Democrat controlled Senate, some Beltway wonks are now trying to resurrect support for it in the US House. And,...
  • Tesla taps Reno as potential Gigafactory site

    07/31/2014 7:53:10 PM PDT · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | July 31, 2014 - 4:34pm | By ED KOMENDA
    It’s official: Tesla Motors has broken ground on a stretch of land outside Reno that could serve as the site for its forthcoming $5 billion battery factory. But not so fast: they’re not the only one in the mix. In a letter to shareholders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was careful in saying the Reno site “could potentially be” the location for the Gigafactory, expected to create 6,500 jobs. “Consistent with out strategy to identify and break ground on multiple sites, we continue to evaluate other locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas,” Musk wrote. The news followed weeks of...
  • Judge rules largely in favor of Utah on rural roads dispute ( RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 11:12:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 22, 2013 | Brooke Adams
    A federal judge handed a landmark victory to Kane County and the state of Utah on Wednesday in a years-long dispute with the federal government over whether some rural routes should remain in use as roads, or if they should be closed to the public. In two decisions, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups found he had jurisdiction to hear Kane County's claim, gave parameters for "reasonable" right-of-way widths on some routes and determined that 12 of 15 routes in dispute were roads and therefore accessible by the public. The distinction hinged on an 1866 law through which Congress sought to...
  • Rancher: Gov’t ‘Bullying People’ Who Have Been on Western Lands ‘for Generations’ (NM)

    07/28/2014 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 28, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation on Thursday, ranchers from Western states testified that they are routinely threatened and bullied by federal land management officials, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife. “I sit before you today to let you know what’s going on up there, and I hope that we can come to some kind of agreement on what needs to be done and move forward on it, because enough is enough when it comes to bullying people that have been on this land for...
  • Ouray County Adopts a Road Map for the 21st Century ( Colorado - RS 2477 )

    07/28/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Watch ^ | 07/24/14 | Samantha Wright
    Despite an eleventh hour interjection from the U.S. Forest Service, the Ouray County Commissioners made history this week, unanimously voting to adopt a new county road map that brings it into the 21st century. The last time an official county road map was prepared in Ouray County was in 1961. Proposed revisions to this 1961 iteration of the map took place over the past five years, first through the work of the collaborative, multi-jurisdictional Public Access Group and later through two years of intensive work by Ouray County IT/GIS Manager Jeff Bockes, who integrated modern computerized mapping techniques (including GoogleEarth)...
  • Nevada Power raises rate hike request 80 percent

    07/26/2014 5:43:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | July 25, 2014 | SEAN WHALEY
    Nevada Power has amended its general rate increase request in a filing Friday with the state Public Utilities Commission, raising the revenue requirement to $37.8 million from the $20.8 million sought originally May 2. The effect of the new request, which totals about 81 percent, would be to impose an overall increase of 1.64 percent instead of the 0.9 percent request in the original filing.
  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

    07/26/2014 12:10:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/25/2014 | Don Weber
    COVINGTON – U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which would lower the tax on foreign corporate profits for U. S. corporations might have chance of passing, just not right now. The bill would allow companies like Apple to bring profits back to the United States at reduced tax rate. A similar tax holiday was enacted in 2004. Paul, who was speaking at the chamber’s government forum, said that the legislation probably would not come up for a vote this summer, but could see action at...
  • Northeastern Nevada ranchers hit with grazing closures ( BLM )

    07/24/2014 12:27:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | ‎7‎/‎24‎/‎2014‎ | Dylan Woolf Harris
    BATTLE MOUNTAIN — Once again ranchers who run cattle on the Argenta Allotment in Lander County were told Wednesday that due to drought a number of areas would be closed to livestock. Pete and Lynn Tomera were told by the Bureau of Land Management they had a week to remove cattle from nine segments of the allotment ... We have 7 days to ride the entire mountain and have the cattle off. We are right in the middle of haying and are forced to drop everything and begin gathering cattle,” the Tomeras wrote. “We are forced to put the cattle...
  • California Pot Farms Use 50% More Water than City of San Francisco

    07/23/2014 8:09:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are warning that streams harboring endangered salmon and steelhead could go dry because of the heavy water consumption by marijuana growers. During the growing season, California “pot farms” consume 60 million gallons of water a day. That equals 50% more than is consumed by the entire city of San Francisco. ... Two men were arrested were arrested last week at a Santa Cruz County pot farm that state authorities said used diverted stream water and threatened steelhead trout and endangered Central Coast Coho salmon. The raid netted 180 mature marijuana plants...
  • Obama Administration Ignores Reporting Law as Prairie Chicken Population Increases

    07/23/2014 5:58:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | July 22, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    A new study shows the lesser prairie chicken population has exploded by 20 percent prompting concern by western lawmakers that the Obama administration acted hastily when it listed the bird as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The aerial survey conducted last month by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies showed the grouse species numbers jumped from 18,747 to 22,415. That study plus the Agriculture Department’s tardiness in reporting conservation efforts to Congress as required by law prompted a letter from lawmakers including Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton demanding the report. “We request that your department provide this...
  • ‘Sure Hope So’: Harry Reid Wants to Pass Carbon Tax Bill After Midterms

    07/22/2014 2:34:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 6:04 AM | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was asked Monday if Democrats will move a carbon tax bill after the midterm election. “I sure hope so,” he told a “clean energy” conference call. […] A carbon tax bill won’t advance unless Democrats retake the House and retain control of the Senate in November. With that goal in mind, President Obama was heading west on Tuesday to raise money for his party. …
  • Hearing set on move to block Nevada gun initiative

    07/21/2014 8:47:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/20/2014 | unknown
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Carson District Judge James Wilson has set an Aug. 1 hearing on a move to block an initiative petition to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in Nevada. A group called Nevadans for Background Checks filed the petition on June 20, saying it was spurred by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s veto of similar legislation passed by the 2013 Legislature. But a group of opponents filed a lawsuit on July 14 to block the initiative. Among other objections, opponents say the petition fails to make clear that it would impose criminal penalties “even for a...
  • Heritage Action Buttresses Ted Cruz’s Border Solution

    07/19/2014 10:15:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | July 18, 2014 3:02 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Heritage Action called for the end of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, making an argument that dovetails with legislation offered by Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) as a solution to the border crisis.The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano denounced the program in a Thursday op-ed.  ’The president’s 2012 policy for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, regardless of the Oval Office’s intent, sets a precedent that encourages further unlawful migration, particularly among minors,” Carafano wrote. ”It leaves those in the program mired in uncertainty as to their future status. It resolves nothing, encourages the problem to grow and is a detriment...
  • BLM: More money needed for inspections

    07/18/2014 7:30:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | Jul 18, 2014 | Gary Gerew
    Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze said that increased drilling and a shortage of staff are behind his agency’s request for a fee system to increase the agency’s inspection capacity. ... BLM is focused on a range of inspections, including drilling and production inspections. ... Irregular and declining budgets have hindered our ability to move out aggressively in this area. Through the President’s 2015 budget proposal, we are now seeking to fund inspections through a fee system that will allow us to be much more responsive to the needs of industry and, importantly, to meet the foundational safety and...
  • Nevada Sheriff Vows To No Longer Hold Illegal Immigrants Without Warrant

    07/17/2014 3:56:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    KMVT ^ | 7/16/2014 | Paul Johnson
    Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie says his department will no longer hold illegal immigrants unless the federal government has a warrant. The department says the policy change is because of recent court decisions which have questioned the hold process by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. By some estimates, there are thousands of undocumented immigrants living in the Las Vegas valley. Metro Police has followed suit with cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia that have all said they will no longer honor ICE immigration holds without a warrant. One local attorney says for illegal immigrants, it meant being housed locally...
  • Nevada: Lawsuit Filed Against Anti-Gun Ballot Initiative

    07/17/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 7/16/2014 | Unknown
    On Monday, a lawsuit was filed challenging the anti-gun ballot initiative filed with the Secretary of State. Your NRA-ILA previously reported on the filing of this ballot initiative here. This ballot initiative seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions. The lawsuit challenges the wording of the initiative alleging that it inaccurately characterizes the current state of the law as a “loophole.” This initiative also does not provide voters adequate notice of its intent to alter current law to include onerous criminal penalties for a violation of...
  • Bundy bunch ought to face justice for their crimes

    07/16/2014 7:15:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | July 16, 2014 - 12:01am | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    If the Southern Poverty Law Center got one thing right in the report it released last week about the standoff involving ranting racist rancher Cliven Bundy, it’s this: Those who broke the law need to be held to account
  • Dirty Harry--One ANGRY White Dude

    07/14/2014 12:47:39 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    I'm not sure that anyone can reason with Harry Reid right now. He is one angry white dude. Before we get started here, do me a favor. Go to the Internet and search "supreme court justice Clarence Thomas" and click on "images." And leave it up while you read. Harry Reid is railing against "white men" on the U.S. Supreme Court. Harry, Senate majority leader and one grumpy old man, is angry that the Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby recently in a major case involving religious freedom. In case you don't know what the Hobby Lobby decision...
  • Harry Reid Slammed By Hometown Paper For ‘Race-Baiting’

    07/13/2014 8:56:31 PM PDT · by South40 · 21 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 7/12/2014 | Chuck Ross
    The largest newspaper in Nevada is taking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to task, saying that the Democrat’s recent comments about Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas highlight a pattern of race card rhetoric. “Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction,” reads the editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was posted online Friday. “The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric,” the editorial continues, adding that Reid “has become especially fond of slinging race cards just...
  • Report: Extremists emboldened after Nevada ranch standoff

    07/10/2014 9:19:48 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Madison Gray
    Far right wing extremists have been emboldened by the standoff earlier this year between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, according to a study released Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The report, entitled "War in the West" examines the conflict between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and militiamen who supported Bundy, who owed more than $1 million in grazing fees and fines to the government, despite insisting that he had "preemptive rights" to let his cattle graze on the federally owned land.
  • EDITORIAL: Sage-grouse politics

    07/10/2014 8:32:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The fate of a chicken-size bird carries huge economic and political stakes across the West. The sage grouse, long a threat to the thriving energy sector, is also a threat to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The ground-dwelling bird, which has habitat across Nevada and 10 other states, could be listed as a threatened or endangered species as soon as next year. Such a designation would place burdensome restrictions on the use of tens of millions of acres by ranchers, farmers, and oil and natural gas producers. Environmental organizations that want a halt to ranching and fossil fuel development are...
  • BLM won't back up claim rancher Cliven Bundy owes $1 million

    07/10/2014 2:44:38 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 8 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 10, 2014 | Les Zaitz
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy kept more than his cattle when he and his armed militia supporters from Oregon and elsewhere recently backed down the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. BLM officials say he also kept $1 million he owes for grazing without permits. But that sum is unproven, and the agency's diligence in collecting any sum from Bundy is questionable. -- BLM officials, however, have repeatedly refused to document the basis for their $1.1 million claim and won't say a word about whether it's attempted to collect the debt. The agency's stature earned another black eye last week from the...
  • NV sheriff, BLM: Bundy must be held accountable

    07/05/2014 7:38:26 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 50 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 5th, 2014 | AP
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his armed supporters and the federal agency.
  • The race to stop Las Vegas from running dry

    07/01/2014 7:14:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 28 June 2014 | Nick Allen
    Outside Las Vegas’s Bellagio hotel tourists gasp in amazement as fountains shoot 500ft into the air, performing a spectacular dance in time to the music of Frank Sinatra. Gondolas ferry honeymooners around canals modelled on those of Venice, Roman-themed swimming pools stretch for acres, and thousands of sprinklers keep golf courses lush in the middle of the desert. But, as with many things in Sin City, the apparently endless supply of water is an illusion. America’s most decadent destination has been engaged in a potentially catastrophic gamble with nature and now, 14 years into a devastating drought, it is on...
  • University of Nevada Students Protest Hillary Clinton's Hefty Speaking Fee...

    06/28/2014 5:54:56 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    The Bustle ^ | June 28, 2014 | Lauren Barbato
    Hillary Clinton’s hard choices are supposed to be behind her now that she’s promoting her new autobiography in an extensive cross-country tour. Instead, the former Secretary of State continues to get pummeled for her recent interview gaffes, including her defense of her six-figure speaking fees. Now, it seems Clinton has garnered some more critics: Angered over Clinton’s $225 thousand speaking fee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas students are protesting her upcoming appearance at the university. UNLV students claim that if Clinton receives six figures for her speech, then she could at least donate the paycheck. “You could give scholarships to...
  • UNLV students call on Clinton to return speaking fee ( Nevada )

    06/28/2014 8:37:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Dan Merica
    Students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are asking the former secretary of state to return the speaking fee she is set to collect when she appears at a university fundraiser in October. ... The university is paying Clinton $225,000 for the appearance with money from "private donations secured by the UNLV foundation," according to a spokeswoman for the university who went on to say that no money from the school's operating budget will be used on the fee. Even with that caveat, the news of Clinton's fee did not sit well with the university's students, especially considering Nevada's higher...
  • Air force secretary gets sick flying with Thunderbirds

    06/28/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/28/2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James became “violently ill” during a ride with the storied Thunderbirds aerial acrobatic team this week. Commanders at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., thought it would be good PR to invite the relatively new secretary for a flight with its most famous squadron. Amid tight defense spending, there is pressure to demonstrate the worth of the Thunderbirds, which is back in the air show business after having been grounded last year when sequestration took hold. But Tuesday’s F-16 flight did not go as planned in the cockpit for Ms. James, a former House defense staffer,...
  • Student Leaders Ask Hillary To Return 'Outrageous' $225,000 School Speaking Fee

    06/27/2014 2:44:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/27/14 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Two top student government leaders at the University of Las Vegas are requesting Hillary Clinton return the "outrageous" $225,000 speaking fee she reportedly will receive for an upcoming speech at the school in October. In a video circulated by the national Republican Party Friday, Elias Benjelloun, the UNLV student body president, and Daniel Waqar, the student government's public relations director, slammed the university's foundation for paying Clinton so much for the event. "We really appreciate anybody who would come to raise money for the university. But anybody who's being paid $225,000 to come speak, we think that's a little bit...
  • Student Leaders Ask Hillary To Return 'Outrageous' $225,000 School Speaking Fee

    06/27/2014 10:35:35 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    Busines Insider ^ | Jun. 27, 2014, 12:08 PM | Colin Campbell
    Two top student government leaders at the University of Las Vegas are requesting Hillary Clinton return the "outrageous" $225,000 speaking fee she reportedly will receive for an upcoming speech at the school in October. In a video circulated by the national Republican Party Friday, Elias Benjelloun, the UNLV student body president, and Daniel Waqar, the student government's public relations director, slammed the university's foundation for paying Clinton so much for the event.
  • The Background Check Initiative Nevadans for Background Checks PAC

    06/25/2014 7:02:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nvsos.gov ^ | 6/20/2014 | Unknown
    The Background Check Initiative Nevadans for Background Checks PAC
  • Mike Huckabee To Take Iowa, SC Pastors To Europe On "Reagan, Thatcher, John Paul II Tour"

    06/20/2014 10:32:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    CBN ^ | 6/20/2014 | David Brody
    The Brody File has learned that Mike Huckabee will host evangelical pastors from the early political Primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada as he leads them over to Europe in an event called, “Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour: God Raising Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times" Watch the invitation video below that Mike Huckabee is sending out to pastors in these key states. It goes out today. Huckabee says he’s leading this tour because it’s an opportunity to show, “the human instruments used by God to change the world’s history.” The 10-day tour takes place...
  • Senate Energy Committee clears pro-Keystone XL measure, with Mary Landrieu leading the charge

    06/19/2014 2:37:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    In the face of the relentless dillydallying on the part of the Obama administration on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada went ahead and starting exploring the potential of cutting deals with other markets in Asia — and yesterday, the Canadian government approved their own Northern Gateway pipeline to carry crude from the Alberta oil sands out to the Pacific Ocean for shipment via tankers. There has been some speculation about the possibility of the Obama administration approving the Keystone XL pipeline now that Iraq’s oil output is on seriously unstable footing (although, reality check: The Keystone XL pipeline by...
  • Harry Reid: Democrats Do Not 'Have Any Billionaires'

    06/19/2014 10:14:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 12:37 PM, Jun 19, 2014 | By DANIEL HALPER
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid claims that one side--the Democrats--doesn't "have any" billionaire backers: Video at Link.................
  • 4th New Mexico county joins prairie chicken fight

    06/17/2014 9:12:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | June 16, 2014
    Another New Mexico county has joined a lawsuit to fight the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. Lea County in southeastern New Mexico joined three other counties in the state last week in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... U.S. Rep., Steve Pearce, R-N.M., .. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to cater to environmental groups and disregard science will devastate New Mexico’s way of life,” he said. “New Mexicans will pay the price in lost jobs, industry, ranching and oil and gas production.”
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Feds block oil and gas leasing in Sage Grouse habitat ( Utah & Colorado )

    06/17/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 17, 2014
    Federal authorities have issued a moratorium blocking oil, gas and coal leasing on 800,000 acres of public land in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah that is habitat for the imperiled Gunnison sage grouse. ... restrictive measures that will impact jobs and economic development
  • Surprise! The Vegas Cop Killers Weren't So Right-Wing After All

    06/16/2014 10:44:35 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gabriel Malor
    Every. Damn. Time. Tucked away in their backstory of anti-social behavior, an inconvenient nugget of truth about the couple responsible for killing three people, including two police officers, in Las Vegas: While living in Lafayette, Jerad and his wife Amanda took part in last November’s “Million Mask March” – a gathering of protesters from the Occupy movement, anarchists, and hacktivists. Nick Wertz, one of the organizers of the Lafayette march, said it attracted many people upset over a lot of issues.
  • Surprise! The Vegas Cop Killers Weren't So Right-Wing After All

    06/16/2014 6:40:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Every. Damn. Time. Tucked away in their backstory of anti-social behavior, an inconvenient nugget of truth about the couple responsible for killing three people, including two police officers, in Las Vegas:
  • 'None of the Above' Wins Dem Primary for Governor in Nevada

    06/12/2014 7:17:56 PM PDT · by This Just In · 24 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 12, 2014 | Debra Heine
    An upset last night in the Democrat primary for governor of Nevada was almost as stunning as the Brat win in VA-7. "None of the Above" won with 29.96% of the vote. Nevada was the first state to institute a “none of the above” line to its ballot in 1975, as a way for voters to protest weak, unqualified candidates.
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

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