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  • Want to empower women? Stop talking about gender pay gap

    04/18/2018 10:01:54 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 18, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    If you want to empower women, stop talking about the mythical gender pay gap. ... It’s important to understand how the left is twisting numbers for political purposes, but it’s also vital to rebut the destructive message they’re sending. The subtext of Equal Pay Day is that women can’t. No matter how hard women work, no matter how smart they are, no matter their choices, women can’t earn as much as men. Try your hardest, sister, but your gender will keep you down.
  • We Need To Talk About ISIS and The Las Vegas Shooting

    04/15/2018 5:07:51 PM PDT · by gaijin · 77 replies
    Illuminate Media ^ | April 15th, 2018 | Laura Loomer
    --snip-- In an explosive turn of events, this reporter learned that several members of Congress were briefed on March 14, 2018 to review evidence that supports the multiple claims by ISIS, that the terrorist organization was responsible for the Las Vegas Shooting. Sources within the U.S. intelligence community have confirmed to this reporter that several members of Congress were briefed on key evidence from the Las Vegas Shooting in March, and continue to be briefed on evidence which further bolster’s ISIS’s claim that they were responsible for the attack. More at link
  • Woman declines to sing national anthem at minor league game because she can't bring her gun

    04/13/2018 3:49:08 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 7 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 04/13/2018 | By Elizabeth Zwirz
    After being offered an opportunity to sing the national anthem before a Nevada minor league baseball game, a woman has decided to turn it down after learning that she can’t bring her gun to the stadium. Alishia Wolcott was picked by the Reno Aces to sing after she submitted an audition tape in March, she told Fox News. But after she and her husband went to the stadium on Saturday to attend a game as spectators, they saw security included metal detector wands, which she claimed was a new measure this year. "Upon walking up to the stadium we saw...
  • Metro expands outreach program for undocumented immigrants to stop fear of police

    04/10/2018 7:45:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    KLAS - CBS Local TV ^ | April 9, 2018 | By: Karen Castro
    LAS VEGAS - In response to some of the fears of deportation among the local undocumented community, Metro Police has decided to expand an outreach program. For the past 18-years, the representatives of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been visiting the Mexican Consulate, to convince immigrants not to be afraid of officers. Salvadorians living in Las Vegas crowd the consulate almost on a daily basis, looking for help with documents from their home country. Metro Police want to begin visiting the Salvadorian Consulate on a weekly basis so that they can talk to immigrants, and clear up misconceptions...
  • It's easy to vote illegally in Nevada

    04/09/2018 11:29:48 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    It’s easy to vote illegally in Nevada. All a non-citizen has to do is go the DMV and ask. The DMV uses the same form regardless of whether you’re getting a driver’s license, ID card or driver’s authorization card. The latter are for those, like illegal aliens, who can’t meet the proof of identity requirements for the other documents. At the bottom of that form is a voter registration application. The voter registration form asks if you’re a citizen and if you’re old enough to vote. What’s to stop someone from lying? Nothing and no one. You could get a...
  • Nevada’s GOP governor: Border duty not ‘an appropriate use' of National Guard

    04/07/2018 5:51:40 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 192 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Nevada’s GOP governor has come out against President Trump’s plan to send the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. A spokeswoman for Gov. Brian Sandoval said in an email to the Associated Press Friday that Sandoval doesn’t believe deploying members to the border would be “an appropriate use” of the National Guard. Defense Secretary James Mattis signed a memo Friday authorizing the National Guard to deploy up to 4,000 troops to the border. Trump had announced last week that the military would send troops to defend the southern border until his border wall was completed. The White House later clarified...
  • Background check supporters should blame themselves

    04/07/2018 2:50:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Backers of Question 1, which mandated background checks on private-party gun sales, have spent the past 15 months complaining that state officials have failed to implement the initiative. They’ve pointed fingers at everyone involved except the guilty party — themselves. A recent letter from Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office confirmed this yet again. Last week, Gov. Sandoval’s office sent FBI officials a letter thanking them for agreeing to discuss implementing Question 1, which voters narrowly approved in November 2016. The initiative required private-party gun buyers to obtain an FBI background check. After that election, Gov. Sandoval’s office asked then-President Barack Obama’s...
  • Congressional Investigators ‘Trying To Get To The Bottom’ Of Brennan’s Role In Russia Investigation

    04/05/2018 11:23:37 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/04/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Brennan played a ‘prominent role’ in Russia probe. He briefed Harry Reid about Trump associates’ contacts with Russians. Reid believed that Brennan had an ‘ulterior motive.’ A book published in March offered a startling but little-noticed revelation about former CIA Director John Brennan. According to “Russian Roulette,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid believed Brennan was using him as a conduit to publicize possible links between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government.
  • Planned Parenthood fined $116K for failing to report payments to Hillary Clinton, senate candidate

    04/05/2018 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | April 4, 2018 | by Calvin Freiburger
    MADISON, Wisconsin, April 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Federal Elections Commission fined Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin for failing to report $116,898 in contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold. According to FEC documents, the abortion affiliate’s political arm reported $133,305.04 in expenditures on its October 2016 quarterly report, but that sum included two payments of $58,449.04 apiece, dated August 31, 2016, but not submitted in any previous reports. One was a donation to Clinton, who lost to President Donald Trump, and the other a donation to Feingold, a former Wisconsin senator who unsuccessfully...
  • Thunderbird pilot killed in crash

    04/05/2018 11:51:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The U.S. Air Force is grieving the loss of one of its own after a Thunderbirds training flight went tragically wrong. A Thunderbird pilot crashed during a demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas. The team says it was a routine flight and are now looking into what could have caused the crash. The accident came just a few days before the team was scheduled to perform at the March Field Air & Space Expo at March Air Reserve Base in California. In light of the tragedy, the performance has been canceled.
  • F-16 jet crashes at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, officials say

    04/04/2018 1:59:19 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4th, 2018
    An Air Force F-16 jet crashed Wednesday at Nellis Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas, defense officials told Fox News. The status of the pilot, or pilots, was not immediately clear. In a statement, the Air Force said, “Emergency responders are on the scene. As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided. The accident is under investigation." The jet crashed around 10:30 a.m. during routine training at Nevada Test and Training Range, officials said.
  • Clark County [NV] teachers win arbitration over 2017-18 contract

    04/03/2018 7:20:57 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 4 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 04/03/2018 | By Amelia Pak-Harvey
    Clark County School District educators have won an arbitration over their 2017-2018 contract that will provide increases in pay and health care contributions. The district says the estimated $52 million deal could cause another major budget shortfall. Teachers will move a step in the salary schedule effective June 1, 2018. The district’s contributions to health care through the Teachers Health Trust also will increase from roughly $538 to $583 a month. That increase will be retroactive to July 1, 2017.
  • Over a dozen states join Trump’s lawsuit against “Sanctuary State” California

    03/28/2018 7:41:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    LegalInsurrection.com ^ | 3-28-2018 | Leslie Eastman
    Earlier this month, we noted that California faced a lawsuit from the Department of Justice over its new status as a “Sanctuary State“. Several red and purple states have now boarded this particular “Trump Train”. Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors got behind the Trump administration on Monday in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally. California’s laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement but the state does not have that authority, the other states said in a court filing in the U.S....
  • ‘The speaker is not resigning:’ Ryan’s office dismisses GOP lawmaker’s rumor

    03/26/2018 7:02:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Washungton Post ^ | March 26, 2018 | Paul Kane
    A backbench Republican sparked the latest round of speculation Monday about Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s future by suggesting other GOP lawmakers were bracing for the Wisconsin Republican to resign from office this spring. The suggestion, offered as “rumor mill” by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), drew an immediate dismissal from Ryan’s office. “The speaker is not resigning,” AshLee Strong, Ryan’s spokeswoman, said in a statement.
  • 'Rumor mill' says Ryan headed for exit

    03/26/2018 4:18:42 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/18 | MELANIE ZANONA
    Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) told a local news station that there is a “rumor” that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will resign soon, stepping up speculation about the Speaker’s political future. “The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new Speaker,”
  • Nevada lawmaker: 'Rumor mill' says Ryan headed for exit

    03/26/2018 3:31:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/18 05:43 PM EDT | MELANIE ZANONA
    “The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new Speaker,” Amodei told Nevada Newsmakers, referring to the Majority Whip.
  • Nevada lawmaker: 'Rumor mill' says Ryan headed for exit

    03/26/2018 3:27:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/18 | Melanie Zanona
    Autoplay: On | Off Rep. Mark Amodei Mark Eugene Amodei Student suspended for telling lawmakers to 'get off their f---ing asses' and pass gun laws Depending on China and Russia for key minerals could lead to a national security crisis Interior agency delayed tribal casino approval after competitor’s lobbying: report MORE (R-Nev.) told a local news station that there is a “rumor” that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will resign soon, stepping up speculation about the Speaker’s political future. “The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve...
  • Stormy Daniels Claims She Was Threatened in Parking Lot Against Revealing Alleged Trump Affair

    03/25/2018 5:29:37 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 226 replies
    Adult film star Stormy Daniels claimed she agreed to keep quiet about her alleged affair with President Trump after she received a chilling threat in a parking lot and worried that her infant daughter would be harmed, according to a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she was threatened by a man who approached her in Las Vegas after she sold her story about her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump during the American Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe. “I was in a parking lot going to a fitness class with...
  • Few noticed, but Congress just banned restaurants from skimming tips

    03/25/2018 12:24:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | March 24, 2018 | CNN
    The spending bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday, includes a section that makes it clear that employers may not pocket any portion of tips that diners leave for workers... Representatives for the restaurant industry, however, are also pleased. The National Restaurant Association said it never asked for employers to be allowed to keep tips in the first place. Angelo Amador, senior VP at the trade group, argued that most employers wouldn't skim tips even if they were allowed to... The language in the spending bill also effectively does another big thing: It allows employers to pool...
  • Video Shows Las Vegas Gunman Gambling, Eating Alone and Filling His Suite With Guns

    03/22/2018 1:17:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 51 replies
    nyt ^ | 3/22/2018 | vivian yee
    Sometimes we see him as other hotel guests would have seen him: as the tall gambler intent on the video poker machine across the casino floor, or as the customer standing in line in front of you at the gift shop, buying snacks, or as the guy you briefly glance at as he waits for you to get off the elevator — polite, unhurried, unmemorable. Sometimes we see him as the employees would have seen him, as the casually dressed V.I.P. with the many suitcases who jokes with bellhops, chats with valets and gives out tips along with handshakes. And...