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  • Harry Reid eulogizes former Nevada lawmaker Bill Raggio in Senate

    02/27/2012 1:01:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | Karoun Demirjian
    It isnít uncommon for Sen. Harry Reid reopen the Senate after a congressional recess by admonishing his fellow Senators ó especially the Republicans ó to drop partisan pretense. But Monday, Reid let Bill Raggio, Nevadaís longest-serving statesman who died last Thursday, do the talking. ďHe was a Republican who believed government should be lean but not mean. Hereís what he said recently: ĎI think the present leadership of the Republican party is a little too radical and has been taken over by what I think is a radical element,íĒ Reid said on the Senate floor midday Monday. ďThatís a direct...
  • 2 men fined $20,000 for illegal Tahoe tree cutting

    02/25/2012 7:29:04 PM PST · by redreno · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 | 6:59 p.m. | The Associated Press
    Two men have been fined $20,000 for illegally cutting down five trees to improve the Lake Tahoe views from a home owned by one of them. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's governing board approved a settlement agreement Wednesday with Tanner Tingey of Fresno, Calif., who owns a second home near Tahoe City, Calif., on the lake's north shore; and with Trent Udlock of Tahoe City-based Udlock Landscape Construction. The two men worked together last summer to remove five trees larger than 14 inches in diameter from Carnelian Bay property just below Tingey's Tahoe home, the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza reported...
  • Henderson officials say despite six-figure buyout, city still will save in long run

    02/25/2012 7:04:17 PM PST · by redreno · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Aida Ahmed
    Despite being criticized for a potential payout of more than $200,000 to retiring Henderson Police Chief Jutta Chambers through the cityís Voluntary Employee Severance Program, city officials remain steadfast employee buyouts will result in savings for the city in the long run. ďThe main objective of the VESP is to have employees take that buyout and then not fill those positions,Ē said Mayor Andy Hafen. ďWe realize that thatís not going to happen in every single case. In the case of Chief Chambers, obviously the only cost benefit that we might get is that the next chief may not be...
  • Reid Statement on Fire of Planned Muslim Cemetery and Funeral Home

    02/23/2012 3:50:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | February 23, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: ďMy thoughts are with those affected by this terrible incident. I will continue to monitor the situation and am confident the ongoing investigation will be conducted properly.Ē
  • The Boy Who Played With Fusion

    02/21/2012 9:07:37 AM PST · by justlurking · 68 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 2012-02-14 | Tom Clynes
    Propulsion,Ē the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. ďI just want to see the propulsion stuff.Ē A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale replica of the massive Saturn V rocket that brought America to the moon. As they duck under the exhaust nozzles, Kenneth Wilson glances at his awestruck boy and feels his burden beginning to lighten. For a few minutes, at least, someone else will feed his sonís boundless appetite for knowledge. Then Taylor raises his hand, not with a question but an...
  • Wynn accuses top shareholder, buys out his stake

    02/19/2012 6:25:38 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/19/12 | Martinne Geller
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wynn Resorts Ltd Chief Executive Steve Wynn upped the ante in his fight against former business partner Kazuo Okada, accusing the Japanese gaming mogul of improper payments to foreign gaming regulators and forcibly buying back his 20 percent stake in the casino company at a deep discount. A spokesman for Okada was not immediately available to comment on the developments. Wynn Resorts said on Sunday its board had decided Okada was "unsuitable" after reviewing a report presented to the Wynn board on Saturday that found more than three dozen instances over a three-year period in which...
  • Sierra snowpack study instantly attacked because it undermines AGW claims

    02/19/2012 9:58:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 15, 2012
    If you want a prototypical example of how climate science has ceased being true science and instead become little more than an ideological battleground, look no further than a study released yesterday showing that, contrary to earlier claims, global warming has had zero effect on the depth of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range...
  • Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats

    02/17/2012 8:59:22 AM PST · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 | 2:01 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon
    Many Democrats in the Assembly have not publicly reported the expenditure of thousands of dollars in campaign funds, including money for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions, the Sun has learned. According to multiple lawmakers familiar with internal caucus discussions, the lawyer for Assembly Democrats instructed them that they do not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office ó for example, rent in Carson City during the legislative session or travel to professional conferences.
  • Nevada Approves Road Rules For Google's Driverless Cars

    02/17/2012 5:12:14 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2012 | Dylan Love
    Nevada has already embraced Google's self-driving car as street legal and now its Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a set of special regulations for operating one, reports PC Mag. State officials collaborated with Google, car manufacturers, insurance comapnies, and law enforcement is drawing up the rules. "Nevada is the first state to embrace what is surely the future of automobiles.
  • Henderson police chiefís retirement adds final scandal ingredient: Money

    02/16/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 | 2:11 p.m. | By J. Patrick Coolican (contact)
    The city of Henderson has done its darndest over the past week to erode the already depleted stores of public trust in government. First, we learn the city will pay a man $257,000 because he was in diabetic shock and driving erratically when he was pulled from his car by police at gunpoint, forcibly restrained on his stomach and then kicked in the head. We also learned the officer who did the kicking, Sgt. Brett Seekatz, kept his job and his rank. Next, as I reported last week, we learned that members of the City Council found out about the...
  • North Las Vegas approves new contract with firefighters in 3-2 vote

    02/16/2012 5:46:35 PM PST · by redreno · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 | 8:06 p.m. | By Aida Ahmed (contact)
    The North Las Vegas City Council voted 3-2 to approve a new contract with the North Las Vegas firefighters union tonight, in hopes of saving up to $640,000. The new memorandum of understanding, ratified last week by members of the International Association of Firefighters Local #1607, renews the current contracts in place for both supervisory and nonsupervisory personnel. Under the updated contract, good through the end of the fiscal year in June, the chief will have more discretion in the use of brownouts, the staffing of the air resource unit and restricting the number of battalion chiefs on annual leave...
  • Man Suffers Heart Attack Eating a "Triple Bypass Burger" at Heart Attack Grill

    02/15/2012 11:41:51 AM PST · by Scythian · 77 replies
    A man reportedly suffered a heart attack while eating the ďTriple Bypass BurgerĒ on Saturday at a Las Vegas restaurant that serves ďBypassĒ burgers, ďFlatlinerĒ fries and free meals to people who weigh over 350 pounds. An amateur video posted on Youtube shows the unidentified man being wheeled out of the downtown Heart Attack Grill restaurant on a stretcher after he collapsed in the restaurant that employees told KVVU-TV FOX5 looked like a heart attack. Restaurant owner ďDoctorĒ Jon Basso told the news station that he initially thought it was a joke when a waitress who told him a customer...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizerís footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Billionaire Gingrich Contributor [Sheldon Adelson] To Cut Support

    02/10/2012 3:59:14 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 293 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jaywon Choe
    While billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson may have rescued Newt Gingrichís campaign in its early days, today, he may have just buried it. Bloomberg News reports that Adelson, who has donated $11 million to Gingrichís Super PAC, does not plan to send any more money Gingrichís way. Bloomberg is citing an anonymous source ďfamiliar with their deliberations,Ē though an Adelson spokesman declined to comment. The move seems to be weeks in the making. After poor showings by Gingrich in the last several races and the re-resurgence of Rick Santorum, the former House speaker has once again been pushed to the...
  • Watch the video of motorist kicked by Henderson Police officer

    02/08/2012 6:29:54 PM PST · by redreno · 34 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 | 1:46 p.m. | By Joe Schoenmann .
    A motorist who was pulled over after driving erratically and was methodically kicked in the head by a Henderson Police officer ó while being videotaped by a Nevada Highway Patrol dashboard camera ó will receive a $158,000 settlement. The motorist said he was weaving because he was in diabetic shock. Police found a vial of insulin in his pocket. The settlement amount was blessed by the city attorney then approved by the Henderson City Council tonight.
  • Reidís floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustrated (RATS out of the loop)

    02/07/2012 6:41:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/07/12
    Reidís floor maneuvers leave some Senate Democrats frustratedBy Alexander Bolton - 02/07/12 05:15 AM ET Some Democrats are grumbling over how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has run the floor this year. The frustration is felt mostly among junior lawmakers, who want more of a role in decision-making and have yet to resign themselves to the traditional pace of the Senate, where seniority rules and lawmakers often have to wait years to have significant influence. They say Reidís style leaves them feeling out of the loop. Colleagues have second-guessed Reidís decision to greenlight a deal with Republicans on the...
  • Donald Trump Takes Credit For Mitt Romneyís Big Win In Nevada

    02/06/2012 12:26:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | February 6, 2012 | James Crugnale
    Appearing on Fox and Friends Monday, Donald Trump wasted no time in giving himself credit for Mitt Romney‚Äės landslide victory in the Nevada caucus. ‚ÄúThere was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,‚ÄĚ Trump gloated. ‚ÄúAnd a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.‚ÄĚ RELATED: Poll Finds Trump Endorsement Was Net Negative For Mitt RomneyEarlier in the interview, co-anchor Steve Doocy asked why Trump took so long to endorse a candidate.‚ÄúI like Newt a lot, but...
  • Vote Count in GOP Caucus Continuing in Nevadaís Largest County [#of ballots differ in #of voters]

    02/05/2012 11:30:48 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies
    LasVegasSun ^ | Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 | 10:15 a.m. | Anjeanette Damon
    The voting ended half a day ago. The networks have called the race. The GOP presidential candidates have delivered their speeches and left the state. And, still, party officials in Nevadaís largest county continue to count the vote. ďWe are going to get this right,Ē Clark County Chairman David Gibbs told the Las Vegas Sun today. ďIf it takes us a little bit of time to get it rights, we are going to take the time.Ē Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was declared the victor of the Nevada caucuses Saturday evening, based on results from the rest of the state...
  • Gingrich and Adelson met in Vegas

    02/04/2012 3:39:15 PM PST · by VinL · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-4-12 | Bohn
    Ė The Newt Gingrich campaign held a meeting with approximately 60 donors Friday in Las Vegas, including casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a source with knowledge of the session told CNN. Gingrich, who attended the meeting, had a brief discussion with Adelson at the session, the source said. The long-time friends are legally barred from speaking about the Adelson family's $11 million contributions to the super PAC supporting Gingrich's White House bid.
  • Romney Wins Overwhelming Victory In Nevada Caucuses ["Few Opportunities" For Rivals To Catch Up?]

    02/04/2012 7:45:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 04, 2012 | Dan Balz
    Mitt Romney Wins Overwhelming Victory In Nevada Caucuses Dan Balz February 4 LAS VEGAS ó Mitt Romney won an overwhelming victory in Saturdayís Nevada caucuses, giving the former Massachusetts governor his second consecutive victory of the year as he tightened his claim to dominant front-runner status in what had been a turbulent Republican presidential race. After his easy victory in Florida last Tuesday, Romneyís big win in Nevada, where he also won four years ago, will provide additional momentum heading to Tuesdayís caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota and set him up for more significant primaries in Michigan and Arizona at...
  • Gingrich says he will not drop out of the race tonight [Nevada LIVE THREAD]

    02/04/2012 3:55:17 PM PST · by VinL · 450 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 2-4-12 | Hallow
    Newt Gingrich will stay in the Republican presidential nomination contest despite an expected loss to Mitt Romney in Saturdayís Nevada caucuses, the former speaker told The Washington Times late Saturday afternoon. ďWe had excellent fundraising meetings and calls yesterday,Ē Mr. Gingrich said. ďSuper Tuesday and beyond look good.Ē The Georgia native thus dispelled rumors circulating in the press that his campaign had scheduled a press conference for late Saturday, after the results were in from the Nevada caucuses. ďWe will probably be a solid second here with [Rick] Santorum in last place,Ē Mr. Gingrich said, while acknowledging indirectly that attracting...
  • Nevada Caucuses; Get out and vote for Paul, Gingrich, and Santorum, STOP ROMNEY

    02/04/2012 1:07:16 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 50 replies
    vanity | February 4, 2012 | steelers6
    Anyone you know that will vote for these 3 candidates in Nevada, get them to the caucuses today.
  • Nevada Caucuses; Get out and vote for Paul, Gingrich, and Santorum, STOP ROMNEY

    02/04/2012 1:07:04 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 1 replies
    vanity | February 4, 2012 | steelers6
    Anyone you know that will vote for these 3 candidates in Nevada, get them to the caucuses today.
  • Gingrich makes fiery closing argument on eve of Nevada caucuses (calls Mitt "Obama-Lite")

    02/04/2012 8:59:10 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 35 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constituiom ^ | 2-3-2012 | Jeremy Redmon
    Las Vegas -- Newt Gingrich delivered a fiery closing argument here on the eve of Nevada's Republican caucuses, predicting he would win the GOP nomination and taking several swings at Mitt Romney. The former Georgia congressman vowed to fight for the nomination all the way to Tampa, called Romney "Obama-lite," and challenged him to another debate. "It isn't good enough for the Republican Party to nominate Obama-lite," Gingrich told hundreds of cheering supporters at Stoney's Rockin' Country, a country music nightclub in Las Vegas..... The lighter public schedule could reflect Gingrichís efforts to raise more money behind the scenes to...
  • Gingrich to Hold Post-Caucus Press Conference

    02/04/2012 7:02:27 AM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 176 replies
    National Review ^ | February 4, 2012 | Ethan Klapper
    Gingrich to Hold Post-Caucus Press Conference By Ethan Klapper Updated: February 4, 2012 | 9:19 a.m. February 4, 2012 | 8:20 a.m. Instead of the traditional election night party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race. (snip)
  • Gingrich Doubles-Down On Romney In Final Nevada Swing [Romney Leads: "Mormon-Influence" Cited]

    02/03/2012 10:22:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    The Ticket ^ | February 03, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Gingrich Doubles-Down On Romney In Final Nevada Swing By Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket LAS VEGAS, Nev.óAgainst the backdrop of a mechanical bull, cowboy garb and guitars lining the walls, Newt Gingrich sounded very serious on the stump Friday as he implored supporters to help him defeat presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney in Saturday's Nevada caucuses. "We need your help tomorrow in the caucus and we're very grateful that you're here," the former House Speaker told an audience gathered at Stoney's Rockin' Country bar for an event billed as a "grassroots rally." He later directed the crowd to "go home...
  • Newt Gingrich International Church Las Vegas Live

    02/03/2012 7:12:22 PM PST · by red flanker · 89 replies
    Newt Org ^ | February 3, 2012 | Newt Org
    Live stream of Newt Gingrich event. International Church of Las Vegas Friday, February 3 - 7:30-8:30 pm PT Location: International Church of Las Vegas 8100 Westcliff Drive Las Vegas, NV 89145 Note: this event will be streamed live on
  • Newt Gingrich holds lead over Mitt Romney in Georgia (Newt-45, Romney-32, Santorum-9, Paul-8)

    02/03/2012 9:54:57 AM PST · by TBBT · 52 replies
    11alive | 2/3/2012 | Chris Sweigart
    Newt Gingrich holds lead over Mitt Romney in Georgia
  • Breaking: CNN, ABC report Trump to endorse Ö Romney; Update: WaPo confirms itís Romney

    02/02/2012 9:06:38 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 103 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 2, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, isnít this starting to resemble a certain reality-game show on television? Or would I be fired for pointing that out? Last night, reports surfaced that casino and real-estate tycoon Donald Trump would endorse Newt Gingrich in Nevada today, just two days before the binding caucuses. This morning, both CNN and ABC say that Trump will now endorse Ö Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney will receive Donald Trumpís presidential endorsement Thursday, sources with knowledge of the endorsement told CNN. Trump will make the announcement in Las Vegas, two days before the Nevada caucuses. ABC is a little more specific about its...
  • Trump Hedges his Bets With Endorsement(s) in Vegas

    02/02/2012 8:03:54 AM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Adam Martin
    As the political circus that is the GOP primary heads to Las Vegas, Donald Trump has also arrived in Sin City, with some reporting he's going to endorse Newt Gingrich and others saying he's betting on Mitt Romney. Clearly, Trump's hedging his bets, but there's one sure thing riding on this latest media flurry: His show, The Apprentice, returns to NBC later this month. The showy real estate and casino magnate (and onetime not-quite candidate) is expected to make his endorsement official today, whether anyone wants it or not. Trump's people (we think) are already being pretty chatty about the...
  • Nevada Mormons for Mitt (faithful voting habits, overwhelming loyalty should help him to victory)

    02/02/2012 6:59:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/02/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    In the Nevada caucus, Mitt Romney has a crucial advantage: his Mormon faith. Just 7.5 percent of Silver State residents are Mormon, but when it comes to Saturdayís caucuses, Mormons will likely constitute a significant chunk of voters. In 2008, about a quarter of Republican caucus voters were Mormon. ďNot only will they vote for Romney,Ē says Nevada GOP strategist Robert Uithoven of the stateís Mormons, ďbut they always turn out. No matter what election, no matter whoís on the ballot, they are as reliable voters as you can find in Nevada.Ē ďTypically political strategists in this state try to...
  • Young Adult Author Doesn't Get Why Mitt's Not "The One" for Conservatives

    02/02/2012 4:55:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 26 replies ^ | February 01, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is Erin, Salt Lake City. Erin, welcome. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. It's great (garbled). I just first wanted to say this is my first time calling and I'm new to listening to you full time and it's a pleasure. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: I think... I think to just allow me one second to just explain who I am. I think it's important to my point. I am a 37-year-old mother of three who has multiple sclerosis. And I have, you know, like I said three children. And I live...
  • What Mitt Romney's victories have in common: a low Republican turnout

    02/01/2012 7:10:29 PM PST · by GVnana · 35 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 2/1/2012 | Mike Smithson
    The Florida primary overnight has produced the thumping victory for Mitt Romney that the polls were predicting. But what might be worrying GOP strategists is that turnout was down sharply compared to four years ago. Florida will be one of the critical battlegrounds in November and the last thing the party wants is for Republican-inclined voters to be less enthusiastic. The New York Times's election and polling analyst, Nate Silver, has done some number-crunching using the exit poll data from the four states that voted in January and finds that there is a pattern. In Iowa the number of self-identifying...
  • Newt Gingrich in Las Vegas Tomorrow!

    02/01/2012 6:57:42 PM PST · by Loyal Sedition · 36 replies · 1+ views
    email | 2/1/12 | NVRCC
    Newt Gingrich in Las Vegas Tomorrow Las Vegas, NVĖ Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich will attend a rally in his honor tomorrow morning in Las Vegas. All Las Vegans are invited to attend to welcome the former speaker to the Silver State. Event activities begin at 8:00AM at Xtreme Manufacturing on 1415 W. Bonanza Rd., on the SE corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Bonanza Rd. Parking will be provided on the SW corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Bonanza Rd. Speaker Gingrich attended events all day today in Reno and is looking forward to visiting the southern part...
  • Ron Paul says Latinos have become 'scapegoats' (Like Jews in Nazi Germany) - Barf Alert

    02/01/2012 4:14:13 PM PST · by mnehring · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ...Immigration, however, was another story. The 12-term Texas congressman spent the better part of a 25-minute address thinking aloud about the thorny subject. He talked about how Americans are more accepting of outsiders when the economy is good, but when trouble looms there is a search for scapegoats. "I believe Hispanics have been used as scapegoats, to say, they're the problem instead of being a symptom maybe of a problem with the welfare state," Paul told the group. "In Nazi Germany they had to have scapegoats to blame and they turned on the Jews....
  • Conservatives Won't Have Romney Shoved Down Their Throats

    02/01/2012 2:08:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 85 replies · 6+ views ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | By Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation
    If former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues in the Republican primaries, not only is he doing more good than harm, he may be the only candidate left who can save the Republican Party. The Republican establishment is bound and determined that it is going to impose a Mitt Romney on us. Conservatives do not want former Gov. Mitt Romney. You see, we have danced this dance before. We had Sen. John McCain shoved down our throats in 2008. How did that work out for us? We have George W. Bush, who barely won his races, and before that we had...
  • Update #2 of Full Primary Caucus Calendar

    01/31/2012 4:30:09 PM PST · by Ron C. · 5 replies · 2+ views
    CA GOP, and various additional | 1/31/12 | Ron C
    Updated Full Primary/Caucus Calendar Jan 3 Iowa (caucus) 28 Delegates 28 Unbound - Allocation at State Convention Jan 10 New Hampshire (primary) 12 Delegates 12 Bound - Proportional with 10% threshold Jan 21 South Carolina (primary) 25 Delegates 25 Bound - Winner-take-all per statewide vote Jan 31 Florida (primary) 50 Delegates 50 Bound - winner-take-all per statewide vote Feb 4 Nevada (caucus) 28 Delegates 28 Bound - Allocated on results of primary Feb 4-11 Maine (caucus) 24 Delegates 24 Unbound - Convention elects delegates Feb 7 Colorado (caucus) 36 Delegates 36 Unbound - Allocated at State Convention Minnesota (caucus) 40...
  • Palin: Yes, Iíd vote for Newt in Nevada to keep the race going

    02/01/2012 10:30:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    She's made this point about keeping the primaries going at least three times before, I believe. Has any Fox News reporter thought to ask her point-blank yet whether in theory that would mean encouraging people to vote for Romney if suddenly there were a big momentum shift and Newt started winning states? Somehow it's hard for me to imagine that, but she should at least have a chance to answer. Also, what's the endgame here? The idea is that the race should roll on because ‚Äúcompetition breeds success.‚ÄĚ Fair enough; in that case, presumably undecideds in any given state should...
  • Mr. Electable hones his message: "I'm not concerned about the very poor"

    02/01/2012 8:29:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 28 replies
    Pundit & Pundette ^ | 2/1/2012 | Pundit & Pundette
    Along the lines of "I like being able to fire people," here's another stupid Romney line the Democrats will gleefully use against him: "I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there." Oof. Stunning enough. But the problems with this interview go beyond a tone-deaf 1%-er delivering another juicy ad into the Democrats' hands. If you keep listening, you'll hear Romney reveal a vision of a permanent welfare state that is as bleak as any liberal's: We will hear from the Democrat party, "the plight of the...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Florida Smear Campaign

    01/31/2012 4:18:54 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops to try to keep Newt Gingrich from becoming the partyís nominee for president of the United States ó and some are not letting the facts get in their way. Among the claims going out through the mass media in Florida, on the eve of that stateís primary election, is that Newt Gingrich ďresigned in disgraceĒ as speaker of the House of Representatives as a result of unethical conduct involving the diversion of tax-exempt money. Mitt Romney is calling on Gingrich to release ďall of the recordsĒ from the congressional investigation. But...
  • Mitt Romney helps bail out Tim Pawlenty

    Mitt Romney, his family, staff and supporters donated a combined $66,000 to help Tim Pawlenty retire the debt left over from his presidential campaign. Romney, his wife, five sons and brother, as well as his associates from Bain Capital were among those cutting maximum checks to Pawlenty, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign filings released Tuesday.
  • Romney Plan for Replacing ObamaCare Light on Details

    ( Ė Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has pledged multiple times that he would repeal and replace President Barack Obamaís signature health care reform law. However, his repeal proposals are light on specific details. ďIf I were president, day one I will take action to repeal Obamacare. It's bad medicine. It's bad economy. I'll repeal it,Ē Romney said at the Jan. 26 GOP debate in Florida. ďAnd I believe the people -- I believe the people of each state should be able to craft programs that they feel are best for their people.Ē However, Romneyís plans...
  • Anyone But Romney: The race by the Republican right to find an ĎABRí continues

    01/31/2012 10:54:08 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan 31, 2012
    Updated Jan. 31, 2012: Support for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has remained one of the few constants during the Republican nomination race. But as contenders to Mr. Romney have emerged and then faded, the GOP still seems hesitant to embrace him. The most recent candidate to play the Anyone But Romney role is former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who recently finished first in the partyís South Carolina primary. The National Postís graphics team takes a look at the ups and downs of the race so far. [great grapics at source]
  • Political Analyst Fineman: Gingrich Running for 'Soul of GOP' (Pro-Newt Video at link)

    01/31/2012 10:34:12 AM PST · by VinL · 2 replies
    Newmax ^ | 1-31-12 | Newsmax wire
    Newt Gingrich is fighting for nothing less than the soul of the Republican Party, says political analyst Howard Fineman. Finemanís assessment came as he discussed the Florida primary race and the GOP presidential contest in general with MSNBCís Chris Matthews and former national Republican Chairman Michael Steele on ďHardball with Chris MatthewsĒ Monday night. Noting that Gingrich has vowed to stay in the presidential contest through the national GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., in August, Fineman observed that some of the former House speakerís friends "strongly advised him to go all the way to the convention, and they didn't have...
  • Five Reasons So Many Grassroots Conservatives Don't Like Mitt Romney

    01/31/2012 5:42:35 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 31, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) He's not a conservative. There have been a lot of conservatives who've talked a good game during the primaries and then have let us down in D.C., but if Mitt Romney becomes the nominee and gets elected, some people seem to be hoping that he'll be the first Republican moderate to go to D.C. and turn into a fire-breathing conservative. Based on his record, if Mitt Romney is nominated, he will be the least conservative candidate since Nixon. >snip 2) He doesn't believe in anything politically other than Mitt Romney. What conservative cause has Mitt Romney ever fought like...
  • Ron Paul Heads to Nevada: Strategy Called 'Odd'

    01/31/2012 8:03:28 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 34 replies
    UPI/ABC News ^ | 31 Jan 2012 | Jason M. Volack
    While his GOP rivals duke it out in a bloody Florida primary on Tuesday, Ron Paul will continue stumping for votes in the caucus states that dominate the political calendar over the next week. Paul does well in caucus states, where superior organization and passionate supporters play to his strengths and could allow the Texas congressman to pick up more delegates than Gingrich and Santorum combined this week. Even Republican strategist Karl Rove admitted that strategy provides Paul the biggest advantage over the next week while speaking on Fox News Monday night. "I think it's going to be a advantage...
  • Sarah Palin busted the GOP-e on Hannity for lying about Newt! Newt followed, then mitt happens.

    01/30/2012 6:21:26 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    Hannity on Fox News Channel
    Sarah Palin now on Hannity busting the GOP-e for lying about Newt!! Newt up next!!
  • Panicked GOP insiders land in bizarro world

    01/30/2012 5:15:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 140 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | By Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    The 2012 Republican primary race has passed well beyond the rabbit hole into some extra-dimensional bizarro world where up is down, black is white and the allies of the candidate who disavowed Reaganism would have us believe that the leader of the ďsecond stage of the Reagan RevolutionĒ is somehow insufficiently Reaganesque. Itís no secret that the GOP establishment backs Mitt Romney. The same folks who gave us John McCain and Bob Dole have picked their winner. When Mr. Romney is down, their panic shows. They start floating desperate ideas like late-entry candidates or a brokered convention. They also pull...
  • PICKET: Michael Reagan joins Gingrich on campaign trail

    01/30/2012 2:50:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | By Kerry Picket
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was joined by President Ronald Reagan's son Michael on Monday morning in Jacksonville, Florida. Michael Reagan is supporting Mr. Gingrich for the presidency and helping Mr. Gingrich fend off critics who say that the former speaker did not have a politically close relationship with his father. "One of the reasons I was glad Michael agreed to come on is that thereís been a question raised by the establishment as to whether or not I was really in any way active with Ronald Reagan," said Gingrich to a group of supporters in meeting room...
  • Leading conservative group backs Gingrich

    01/30/2012 10:08:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | By CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    UPDATE: The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama says their ad buy in Nevada currently stands at five figures, with the spots going up in the Las Vegas, Reno and Pahrump markets. They say they hope to expand the ad buy if fundraising allows. (CNN) Ė An independent conservative group associated with the tea party movement says it's backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination. The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, which touts itself as one of the nation's largest conservative activist organizations, emailed supporters Sunday to "announce our endorsement of Newt Gingrich for President. We are...