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  • Romney-Ryan Rally in Henderson, Nevada Tuesday (Oct 23) 11:45am (local time)

    10/23/2012 5:55:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Victory Rally with Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan & The Republican Team! When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Doors Open 9:45 AM | Event Begins 11:45 AM Where: Henderson Pavilion, 200 South Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89012 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. For questions, contact us at: TeamNV@mittromney.com | (702) 900-2079 For Important Campaign Updates: Text NV to GOMITT (466488)
  • Washoe County Early Voting Shocker

    10/23/2012 5:41:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    The vaunted Obama Ground Game has been slain … at least for one day in Washoe County, Nevada. Republicans outpaced Democrats in ballots cast on day 3 of early voting in the 2nd most important county in Nevada with Clark County clearly the top dog. Washoe made up 19% of the Nevada vote in 2008 and was carried by President Obama 55 to 43 — a total of 22, 791 votes. If Mitt Romney is going to win Nevada he must flip Washoe back into the GOP column which was won by George Bush in 2004, 51 to 47. If...
  • The Effect Of The Hispanic Vote In Las Vegas May Not Stay In Vegas [Hispanic Vote The Decider?]

    10/22/2012 10:09:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 22, 2012 | Bob Sacha & Zach Wise
    Road Trip: The Effect Of The Hispanic Vote In Las Vegas May Not Stay In Vegas By Bob Sacha & Zach Wise LAS VEGAS—This city has seen more political commercials than anywhere else in 2012, more than anywhere else in the history of presidential campaigns: 73,000 TV ads, according to The New York Times. In an election with only a handful of states that are considered up for grabs, the importance of Nevada's six electoral votes was highlighted when President Barack Obama chose Lake Las Vegas, a golf resort east of here, as the place to spend three days preparing...
  • Dems hold smaller Nevada edge than ‘08

    10/21/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 15 replies
    politico ^ | 10/20/12 3:29 PM EDT | By CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Democrats will go into Election Day with a 90,000 voter registration advantage in Nevada, a smaller edge than in 2008 when Barack Obama carried the state. At the close of voter registration this week in the Mountain West swing state, there were 526,986 Democrats and 436,799 Republicans — a difference of 90,187 active voters. In 2008, at the close of registration, Democrats held a statewide advantage of 100,723 voters. While the statewide gap between the parties has closed slightly since 2008 — a year when Democratic registration surged in Nevada and Obama carried the state by 121,000 votes — the...
  • Sandra Fluke campaign event draws 10 people

    10/21/2012 3:51:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    RGJ) — Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno. The speech was part of a daylong effort by Democrats to get Northern Nevadans to the polls on the first day of early voting. “I’m trying to do everything I can for an election that I feel is very important. I have a unique opportunity for how I get to do that,” said Fluke, who is coming off recent campaign trips...
  • New public funds for Aces Ballpark in Reno?

    10/21/2012 10:00:58 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    RGJ | 10/21/12 | Brian Duggan
    http://www.rgj.com/article/20121021/NEWS/310210048/1459/news?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  • Fluke, OFA fail in pics: If you hold a rally and no one shows up, does it make a sound?

    10/21/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 103 replies
    Twitchy-US Politics ^ | 10-21-2012 | Twitchy Staff
    October 21, 2012 Fluke, OFA fail in pics: If you hold a rally and no one shows up, does it make a sound? Twitchy Staff Gut-busting! Sandra Fluke held “rallies” in Nevada this weekend and the crowds numbered in the ONES. "Sandra Fluke speaks to ten (10) people at...wait for it..The "Sak 'N Save" in Reno. Now that's the kind of stuff you just can't make up." Stop, our sides can’t take it! Worse, Obama for America then tries to cover it up by calling it an “intimate gathering.” The giggles, they hurt! Excuse us while we pick ourselves up...
  • Mark Steyn: Democrat Momentum Unstoppable!

    10/21/2012 5:45:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    <p>Sandra Fluke, a social justice advocate and campaign surrogate for Democratic President Barack Obama, speaks in Reno on Saturday.</p> <p>Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno.</p>
  • Nevada Early Voting is Starting and Day One Results Are Out

    10/21/2012 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Early voting is a new phenomenon that is has great implications on the final election outcome. Despite this, I don’t much enjoy blogging it. The numbers get updated sporadically, there is an inherent uncertainty in what the requests or submissions actually mean and the sample sizes are really small. This makes drawing conclusions not much better than just plain old guess work until a critical mass of votes have accumulated. And by that time someone else has already done a better job analyzing the data than I could so I just leave it to them. One of the only reasons...
  • Nevada's Second Largest Daily Drops Obama, Endorses Romney

    10/20/2012 11:46:39 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 20, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    October 21, 2012 Nevada's Second Largest Daily Drops Obama, Endorses Romney By Daniel Doherty 10/20/2012   On Saturday afternoon, the Reno Gazette-Journal -- the second largest daily newspaper in Nevada -- cut ties with President Barack Obama and endorsed Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States. Here’s the most salient excerpt from the devastating editorial: However, while he had to contend with a Republican Party that was determined to deny him a second term at any cost, Obama cannot avoid the consequences of poor decisions and misplaced priorities. Foremost among them was his early focus on an...
  • Sandra Fluke Hosts Obama Event In Nevada (10 PEOPLE SHOW UP!)

    10/20/2012 10:02:40 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 138 replies
    10/20/2012
    Sandra Fluke shows up to host a rally for Obama/Biden in Reno and 10 people show up. Can not post the story due to FR restrictions. http://www.rgj.com/article/20121020/NEWS19/310200053/Fluke-takes-center-stage-Reno
  • Northern Nevada Gazette-Journal Newspaper endorses Romney

    10/20/2012 9:40:34 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 3 replies
    KTVN ^ | 10/21/2012
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Northern Nevada's largest newspaper has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The Reno Gazette-Journal writes (http://on.rgj.com/RgWECY ) that the state and nation can't afford four more years of President Barack Obama's leadership. The newspaper acknowledges that Romney "is not without failings," including his "troubling willingness to shift his position on key issues." But it writes that it's hopeful that his willingness to shift positions "is the hallmark of a consensus builder who can work across party lines to govern the country effectively and not political expedience." The Gazette-Journal says Obama in the first two debates has "shown...
  • Obama Plans ‘Around the Clock' Blitz (6 states in 2 days, will call undecideds from AF1)

    10/20/2012 11:11:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama will spend 48 hours campaigning “around the clock” in a frenzied effort to court swing-state voters two weeks before Election Day. “The America Forward Tour,” beginning Wednesday, will take the president through six swing states and three time zones during a 48-hour period, the campaign said in a statement on Saturday. Obama will hold “late night grass roots” events, “meet with volunteers” and “talk to undecided voters” in Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Florida, Virginia and Ohio on Wednesday and Thursday. SNIP “As the President crisscrosses the nation, he will spend time on Air Force One calling undecided voters, rallying...
  • The Reno Gazette-Journal Endorses Romney (endorsed 0bama in 2008)

    10/20/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Link only due to copyright issues
  • Reid Statement On Nevada’s September Unemployment Rate

    10/19/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | October 19, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Searchlight, Nev. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Nevada’s unemployment rate decreased from 12.1 percent in August to 11.8 percent in September: “The reduction in Nevada’s latest unemployment rate is encouraging. We are making progress. At the same time, we must continue efforts to strengthen our state’s middle class and its small business community to ensure all Nevadans have a fair chance to succeed. “Democrats have been working hard to pass common-sense measures that would create jobs, provide tax relief to middle class families, and enable small businesses to innovate and hire new workers. However, Republicans...
  • Rasmussen Nevada Sen : Heller 50% Berkley 43%

    10/18/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    Incumbent Republican Dean Heller has opened a seven-point lead over Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race following their second debate and a visit by Bill Clinton to the state on Berkley's behalf. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Heller earning 50% support to Berkley’s 43%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This race moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. The presidential race in Nevada is still a Toss-Up...
  • Obama’s New Firewall: Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada(goodbye N Carolina, Va, Florida)

    10/17/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2012 5:05 P.M | By Jim Geraghty
    Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places. It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North Carolina, Virginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely,...
  • Frank Luntz Focus group of Undecideds from Nevada...WOW!!! (vanity)

    10/16/2012 8:21:00 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 80 replies
    Me
    Anyone watching??? everyone except two people who voted for Obama said they will now vote for Romney...this is definitely a must see video if available...while the media says Obama won everyone of these undecideds referred to Romney as presidential, a leader, in control and obama as angry...
  • Law Students Charged With Decapitating Exotic Bird at Vegas Casino

    10/15/2012 4:18:14 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/15/12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Two University of California-Berkeley students are accused of decapitating an exotic 14-year-old bird at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino's wildlife habitat in Las Vegas. * * * The two men, who said they are law students at the school, then laughed about the killing and threw the body of the bird, witnesses told police.
  • Protest downtown draws thousands of union workers

    10/14/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 25 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 | 10:32 p.m. | By Brian Nordli (contact)
    Beverly Hoffrichter’s voice is hoarse. For eight hours Hoffrichter, a cocktail waitress at the D, was picketing outside the property with her fellow Culinary Union workers as part of a massive protest outside all nine downtown casinos Saturday. Hundreds came and went in shifts during the protest, but not Hoffrichter. She stayed. Her scratchy voice was the result of hours chanting and shouting — a badge of honor in the larger fight for union workers to make their voices heard. The 3,500 Culinary Union members with jobs downtown were picketing to maintain health and retirement benefits in their contracts.
  • Harry Reid's ongoing war on Nevadans (gridlock)

    10/14/2012 5:40:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    10/14/12
    Link only - Harry Reid's ongoing war on Nevadans
  • Libertarian Johnson could help Romney in Nevada

    10/13/2012 6:02:37 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/12 | Caroline May
    While some may roll their eyes at Libertarian Party presidential nominee and marijuana-legalization champion Gary Johnson, recent polling shows that his presence on the ballot could have an effect on the presidential race, at least in Nevada. A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released Wednesday found President Barack Obama has a four-point lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Nevada (51-47 percent). But when Johnson is thrown into the mix, the former New Mexico governor garners three percent of the vote, largely pulling voters from Obama. “When Gary Johnson’s included he gets 3 percent and actually takes mostly from Obama,...
  • Taking police shooting case to grand jury a mistake, sheriff says in video

    10/13/2012 9:23:31 AM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 | 6:05 p.m. | By Jackie Valley (contact)
    Metro Police, under pressure from media outlets, have released a video message from Sheriff Douglas Gillespie detailing to Metro employees his objection to a Clark County grand jury review of a deadly officer-involved shooting. In the Oct. 3 video, which department officials previously said was for internal use only and refused to release to the public, Gillespie informs his employees of District Attorney Steve Wolfson’s decision to convene a grand jury to review the Dec. 11, 2011, fatal shooting of Stanley Gibson.
  • NV: Current Voter Registration Totals for Washoe & Clark

    10/13/2012 7:25:03 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 13 replies
    Washoe County ^ | 10/8/2012 | Self
    For those unaware of the Republican gain in Washoe and the current numbers for Clark, here they are: http://www.co.washoe.nv.us/repository/print_pr.php?article=10446 Washoe County Registers Record Number of Voters for Nov. 6 General Election Reno, Nevada. October 8, 2012. Washoe County registered more than 3,500 voters in the past week for the November 6th election, and the County surpassed the previous record of 231,400 for the General Election in 2008 with a current 234,113 registered voters. Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 90,331 to 87,960, with 55,822 nonpartisan and minor party voters now registered in the County. Clark - http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/election/Documents/Reports/RegStatsPP_Active.pdf DEM - 379,379 REP -...
  • Obama, Heller lead in Nevada [Enter Gary Johnson 48/47]

    10/13/2012 4:26:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    PPP ^ | October 10, 2012 | PPP
    October 10, 2012 Obama, Heller lead in Nevada PPP's newest Nevada poll finds Barack Obama's lead in the state falling to 4 points at 51-47. He had led by a 52-43 margin in the middle of last month. That five point decline for Obama is consistent with what we've been seeing in most of our national and state level polling since last week's debate.Romney's seen a big improvement in his favorability rating. The last time we polled on that in August he was at 46/49 in Nevada and now he's improved a net 7 points to 50/46. The good news...
  • Romney Leads Obama in Nevada, Based on Recent Dane & Associates Poll

    10/12/2012 3:03:54 PM PDT · by libh8er · 29 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Dane & Associates
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- With the election less than one month away, Mitt Romney leads by 3 points over President Obama in the key battleground state of Nevada. Just prior to the debate in Colorado both candidates increased their presence in Nevada. Mitt Romney opened offices in Hispanic areas of Las Vegas while President Obama personally delivered pizza to his volunteers. Obama is now suffering the fallout of last week's debate, which is demonstrated in a recent poll conducted by Dane & Associates. Just a week ago, this race was a dead heat, but now after...
  • In a first, U.S. labels MS-13 street gang 'criminal organization'

    10/12/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2012 | Sam Quinones and Andrew Blankstein
    Federal authorities Thursday designated the notorious Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 as a “transnational criminal organization,” giving federal authorities more tools to fight the street gang that has its roots in Los Angeles. Under the designation, federal officials said they can now seize assets of gang members found within the United States jurisdiction. The designation is the first for a U.S. street gang. Among the organizations similarly designated are Japan’s Yakuza and Mexico’s Zetas, whose leader, Heriberto Lazcano, was killed by Mexican Marines on Sunday. An armed gang later stole his body from a funeral parlor. ... MS-13 began among El Salvadoran...
  • Nevada Presidential Race Too Close to Call (D+7)

    10/10/2012 9:34:02 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 11 replies
    8-News Now ^ | October 10, 2012 | Steve Kanigher
    The presidential race in Nevada is a virtual flip of the coin, with President Barack Obama holding a slim 47 percent to 46 percent lead over challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters, an 8NewsNow/Las Vegas Review-Journal poll released early Wednesday morning shows. The statewide bilingual cell phone and landline poll, conducted by SurveyUSA of Clifton, N.J., involved 1,222 likely Nevada voters who were queried following the first presidential debate between Democrat Obama and Republican Romney in Denver on Oct. 3. The poll, with a 2.9 percent margin of error, also found that 3 percent favored other candidates and 4 percent...
  • Democrats Freak Out About Ohio

    10/10/2012 7:10:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    RS ^ | October 9th, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    The Democrats are in a full on freak out over Ohio. Harry Reid is giving his Super PAC $250,000.00 to run ads attacking Josh Mandel. ... Senator Bennet of Colorado is sending out emails to his supporters with the subject line “Buckeye for a day.” ... This isn’t just to help Bennett. This is to help Barack Obama too. The Democrats are going all in there. Consider, in contrast, Missouri, where the GOP has totally bailed on Todd Akin and the Presidential race in Missouri likewise went from a sure thing for Romney to now a borderline toss up. The...
  • Steve Wynn On Obama: "I'll Be Damned If I Want To Have Him Lecture Me" (video)

    10/09/2012 7:24:43 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 9, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    On the Tuesday broadcast of the nightly Nevada political program "Ralston Reports," Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts sat down with host Jon Ralston to discuss the presidential election. Wynn, an outspoken critic of President Obama, didn't hold back in his latest criticism of the incumbent president seeking a second term. "I'll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. I'm a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don't like having a bull's-eye painted on our back," Wynn said about Obama to Ralston. An excerpt of the interview is...
  • More Republicans than Democrats Requesting Absentee Ballots in Four Swing States

    10/09/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    From a memo by RNC political director Rick Wiley: In at least four key swing states in 2008, Obama won handily among early voters, allowing him to win those state without winning the actual Election Day vote. He will not have the same early vote lead this year because our Absentee Balloting operation is producing promising results. In Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Nevada Republicans have requested more absentee ballots than Democrats. While we run programs in every battleground state, not all states track ballots by voter identification, so we can only measure our progress in certain ones.As of...
  • Romney wins in a landslide -- Las Vegas oddsmaker doubles down on prediction

    10/09/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2012 | By Wayne Allyn Root
    Yes, you read that headline correctly. I am a Las Vegas oddsmaker (and former Libertarian vice presidential candidate) and here's why I am so boldly predicting a Romney landslide. In November of 2004, only days before the presidential election, I went on CNBC and predicted a Bush victory by 3 points and 30 electoral votes. Every poll at the time showed Kerry in the lead. Bush won by 3 and 35. Newsmax magazine called it the most accurate prediction of 2004. In October of 2006, I went on Fox News to predict the GOP would get slaughtered in the midterm...
  • Swing State Report: Race tightens in Ohio as Romney gains (Gary Johnson 10.6% Support in Ohio?)

    10/09/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/8/2012 | Watchdog.org
    OHIOReference to coal helps Romney pull even in Buckeye StateMitt Romney’s performance in the first presidential debate has gotten him back into the race in Ohio, in part because he raised an issue that resonates here.“By the way, I like coal. I’m going to make sure we can continue to burn clean coal,” he said during the debate. “People in the coal industry feel like it’s getting crushed by your policies.”According to the Ohio Coal Association, almost half of the state’s 26 coal plants are due to close by 2015, thanks to Environmental Protection Agency regulations.Since the debate, Romney has...
  • N.J. Gov. Christie calls Tester a 'phony' at Billings fundraiser

    10/08/2012 6:10:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ap ^ | October 06, 2012
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie derided Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday as a “phony” who does not represent the state’s values as he urged Republicans to rally behind the campaign of Tester challenger Denny Rehberg. ... Christie said Tester has turned his back on Montana since his election six years ago by establishing close relationships with lobbyists and lining up behind Democratic leaders like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
  • Effort to undo state employee pay cuts off table

    10/08/2012 5:53:57 PM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | 12:16 a.m. | AP
    CARSON CITY — Faced with rising costs, Gov. Brian Sandoval is backing off his promise to undo pay cuts imposed on state employees last year. Gerald Gardner, his chief of staff, said the governor has issued orders to agency heads to continue the reductions in the proposed 2014-15 budget. Gardner told the Nevada Appeal that Sandoval hasn't given up on efforts to undo the work furloughs, pay cuts, and suspension of merit and longevity pay imposed on state workers.
  • "Born and Raised In Nevada" - Pro Romney Greg Anthony Ad

    10/06/2012 1:18:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Former professional basketball player Greg Anthony has a soft spot in his heart for Nevada. When he voted for Barack Obama, he thought he’d be a centrist. After four years though, he’s heard enough excuses. He’s supporting Mitt Romney because we can’t afford four more years like the last.
  • Nevada energy sends armed men to disconnect power – just for opting out (Smart Meter)

    10/06/2012 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Renfield · 26 replies
    The Watchers ^ | 9-21-2012 | Adonai
    Nevada is supposedly one of those states with a smart meter ‘opt out’ policy. On the ground, however, the reality is a little different. Mona Orkoulas lives in the mountains outside Las Vegas, Nevada, where she works in real estate. Like many Americans she has been impacted by the downturn in the economy and is struggling to make ends meet. Mona was born in the US and raised by an Egyptian/ Greek family. She has always paid her bills on time, and makes protecting her health a priority. For years Mona worked on humanitarian projects in the Middle East: drilling...
  • Former NBA player Greg Anthony promotes Romney

    10/05/2012 6:18:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 5, 2012
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former pro basketball player Greg Anthony is backing Mitt Romney for president in a new Nevada TV commercial. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas alum says in the ad that he voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 because he thought Obama was a centrist. Anthony says he lost faith in Obama and is now supporting Romney, who he calls "a no-excuse kind of guy."
  • *NEW ROMNEY AD* "Actually Happened” (Being played in CO,NV,NH,IA,NC,VA, AND OIHO)

    10/02/2012 5:29:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    "Actually Happened”
  • This Is The Vegas Resort Where Obama Will Spend The Next 3 Days Preparing For the Debate

    10/01/2012 4:44:25 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | Grace Wyler
    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 miles from the Las Vegas strip. According to the White House pool report, the "resort is a strange mix of desert sand pits, green lawns, palm trees and new homes. We passed a replica of the Ponte Vecchio and some luxurious lakeside estates, also unfinished lots and a browning golf course. The president's hotel has a Middle Eastern theme and a view of the lake from the lobby." Here are some...
  • Intense campaigning in Western states

    09/30/2012 9:09:32 AM PDT · by thecodont · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 11:07 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012 | Carla Marinucci and Joe Garofoli
    Highlands Ranch, Colo. -- From the glittering lights of Nevada casinos to the magnificent vistas and booming tech corridor of Colorado, the wide open spaces, big skies, and big aspirations of Western voters on both sides of the aisle have taken center stage in the 2012 presidential election. As President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney prepare to meet Wednesday in their first face-to-face debate at the University of Denver, the candidates have lavished attention and resources on the two Western swing states that could shape the outcome of the race. With 38 days left until the election, the economy and...
  • Conservatives pour new money into 6 Senate races

    09/27/2012 12:09:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 26, 2012 | AP Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative super PAC has jumped back into the Indiana Senate race with a nearly $1 million ad buy highlighting Democratic nominee Joe Donnelly's support for two of President Barack Obama's policies. The Indiana buy is part of more than $6.4 million worth of air time that Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads bought this week in six Senate contests, according to Federal Election Commission records. The money also was dedicated to races in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Wisconsin.
  • Obama touts 'economic patriotism' in 2-minute ad

    09/27/2012 7:03:22 AM PDT · by Qbert · 25 replies
    AP via Columbus Dispatch ^ | 9/27/2012 | MATTHEW DALY & KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week's debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states to promote a "new economic patriotism." In a two-minute ad, Obama looks into the camera as he promotes an economic plan he says will create 1 million manufacturing jobs, cut oil imports and hire thousands of new teachers. [Snip] Obama flubbed a line at Kent State while building to his argument for keeping jobs in the United States. He mistakenly said, "I want to see us export more jobs." He...
  • All Tied Up In Nevada 46 to 46 — Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies (D-41/R-36/I-26)

    09/25/2012 12:14:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Glen Bolger is a partisan pollster for Republican candidates. His reputation for accuracy, however, is well-documented. He was among a scant few who thought Harry Reid would win the 2010 Senate race when everyone else was writing his obituary. Here are his results showing the race tied 46 to 46 in Nevada. And the cross tabs with Party ID of D +5 (Dem 41, Rep 36, Ind 22). In 2008 party ID was D +8 (Dem 38, Rep 30, Ind 32) and in 2004 party ID was R +4 (Dem 35, Rep 39, Ind 26).
  • Reid: Romney 'not the face of Mormonism'

    09/25/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/25/12 | foxnews
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Mitt Romney’s faith during a conference call with reporters, saying he is “not the face of Mormonism” and suggesting he has tarnished the religion.
  • In Vegas Fighting To Save America!

    09/24/2012 5:49:08 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 9 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 9/24/2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Hello Patriots. I am in Las Vegas preparing to co-host the Rebuild America- Defeat Obama Telethon tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25th. http://www.facebook.com/events/353595554729030/While working out in the hotel gym this morning to keep my Diabetes in-check, I caught an interview with Carol Burnett on TV. The sound was turned down so I did not hear the interview. But, seeing Miss Burnett brought a smile to my face; fond childhood memories of our entire family laughing hysterically watching her program. Despite her horrific childhood, this courageous woman persevered. Using her God given talents, Miss Burnett “built” an extraordinary career, creating a legacy which...
  • Marshals at courthouse continue to press county to enter into collective bargaining

    09/23/2012 9:13:10 AM PDT · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Joe Schoenmann (contact)
    Discussion between court administrators and Clark County commissioners regarding court marshals — formerly known as bailiffs — served as a reminder Tuesday of a union issue simmering for months that is now part of a federal lawsuit.
  • Pay raise dispute between Washoe County and Sheriff's Deputies resolved

    09/22/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT · by redreno · 1 replies
    KRNV ^ | 09/21/2012 | KRNV
    RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A pay raise dispute between the Washoe County and its Sheriff's Deputies has come to a close. Sheriff Deputies had requested an increase in pay after the county cut benefits and 51 paid positions last year. Arbitrators Thursday advised in favor of the deputies, saying that their pay was behind national standards. The County was advised to give a three percent pay increase.
  • Reid To Romney On Tax Returns: Not Good Enough

    09/21/2012 4:38:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    TPM ^ | 09/21/2012 | Brian Beutler
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no longer insinuating that Mitt Romney paid no federal taxes over the last 10 years. But he’s showing no contrition and continues to maul Romney for withholding tax returns from voters. “The information released today reveals that Mitt Romney manipulated one of the only two years of tax returns he’s seen fit to show the American people - and then only to ‘conform’ with his public statements,” Reid said in an official response to the release of Romney’s 2011 return, and a brief summary of his tax payments over the last 20 years. That...
  • Heh: Reid Tries to Embarrass Scott Brown, Fails Miserably

    09/21/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Guy Benson
    By now you've probably grown inured to Harry Reid's oafish hyper-partisanship, but it's still fun to flag instances where it blows up in his face.  In advance of last night's Massachusetts Senate debate, Sen. Scott Brown told local reporters that he might be forced to skip the face-off with rival Elizabeth Warren if his official duties required him to remain in Washington to cast votes.  Reid interpreted this as a sign of trepidation and accused Brown of running scared and deliberately using the Senate calendar as a handy excuse to duck the debate.  Reid ostentatiously canceled the remainder of the...