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  • Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency In Nevada; Tax Officials Weigh Changes

    07/13/2017 9:54:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    npr.org ^ | 7/12/2017 | bill chappell
    Sales of recreational marijuana have blown past expectations in Nevada, threatening to leave some dispensaries with empty shelves. After Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed a statement of emergency in the first week of legal sales, regulators are looking to bolster the supply chain. The Nevada Tax Commission is meeting Thursday to determine whether the state has enough wholesale marijuana distributors; it could also adopt emergency regulations. "Right now, only companies that are also licensed to distribute liquor in Nevada are able to bring marijuana to dispensaries," Nevada Public Radio's Casey Morell reports for NPR's Newscast unit. "The dispensaries say that's why...
  • Arturo Sandoval Reacts to Fidel Castro's Death: 'He Was Worse Than Evil'

    11/27/2016 6:08:06 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 29 replies
    Billboard ^ | 11/26/2016 | Leila Cobo
    “The dictator of Cuba has died!!!!!FINALY!!!!” So starts the trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s much-shared Facebook post, written in the early morning hours after Fidel Castro’s death was announced. “I'm happy that they'll cremate him, at least his bones will not contaminate the ground,” punctuated Sandoval, summing what thousands of Cuban exiles felt. Sandoval never minced words when he spoke about Castro and his dictatorship. His struggles as a musician and a husband where chronicled in the made-for-TV movie For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (with Andy Garcia playing the role of the trumpet virtuoso), including Dizzy Gillespie’s “discovery” of...
  • Nevada Gov. Sandoval says he´s not interested in Supreme Court seat

    02/25/2016 10:46:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 2/15/16 | Robert Schroeder
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday he is not interested in being considered for a seat on the Supreme Court. Wednesday, the Washington Post reported Sandoval, a Republican, was being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination. Sandoval said in a statement that he notified the White House he doesn´t want to be considered "at this time" for a nomination and that he told Senate leaders the same thing. President Barack Obama is planning to name a candidate to fill the seat of the late Antonin Scalia, though Republicans say they will not hold hearings.
  • Brian Sandoval: Obama’s GOP Trojan Horse for the Supreme Court

    02/25/2016 7:55:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/15/16 | John fund
    The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is vetting Nevada’s Republican governor Brian Sandoval for the Supreme Court. On Sunday night, Governor Sandoval sat at the president’s head table at a White House dinner in Washington. The next day, the governor requested and secured a meeting with Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate minority leader from his home state. Reid has put Sandoval on the short list of recommended candidates he has sent to the White House. The fix may be in, and it would be horrific news for conservatives: Sandoval is the most liberal of the country’s 29...
  • Brian Sandoval Rejected -- Obama's Rumored SCOTUS Pick Nixed Already By Fellow Republicans

    02/24/2016 6:05:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 02/24/2016 | Jonathan Vankin
    Nevada Republican Governor Brian Sandoval has already been rejected as a possible Supreme Court nominee -- by his fellow Republicans. According to sources who spoke to the Washington Post on Wednesday, President Barack Obama has begun the process of "vetting" the 52-year-old, who has also served as United States District Court judge as well as Nevada attorney general. But as soon as information leaked to the press that Sandoval was under possible consideration for the U.S. Supreme Court post left vacant by the death on February 13 of Antonin Scalia at age 79, Republicans in the Senate immediately went on...
  • Blame Sandoval for the Trump Revolt and Rebellion (Fake Tea Party candidates)

    02/24/2016 5:34:57 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The political colossus that is Donald Trump thundered through the Nevada caucus and crushed his rivals by his biggest margins yet. (SNIP) Hearken back to the summer of 2009. Sandoval challenged conservative then-Gov. Jim Gibbons in the GOP primary. And he ran to the right of Gibbons, sounding like the second coming of Ronald Reagan. But once in office… Sandoval proceeded to embrace ObamaCare, expand Medicaid, give drivers licenses to illegal aliens, engorge government spending and shove the largest tax hike in the state’s history down our throats. (SNIP) Because after 28 straight years of broken “read my lips” promises...
  • Obama weighs Republican for Supreme Court

    02/24/2016 4:46:37 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25, 2016 | Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan
    President Barack Obama is considering appointing a moderate Republican to the Supreme Court, a source close to the process said on Wednesday, but leaders in the Republican-led Senate held firm to their threat to block anyone he nominates. The source said Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican and former federal judge, was among the possible candidates.
  • Republican governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval being considered for Supreme Court

    02/24/2016 11:00:23 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/24/2016 | Mike DeBonis and Juliet Eilperin
    Brian Sandoval, the centrist Republican governor of Nevada, is being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the process. Sandoval is increasingly viewed by some key Democrats as perhaps the only nominee President Obama could select who would be able to break a Republican blockade in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday pledged "no action" on any Supreme Court nomination before November's election, saying the decision ought to be left to the next president. The White House declined to comment Wednesday for this story....
  • Nevada's Popular GOP Gov. Sandoval Leads List to Replace Reid in Senate

    03/28/2015 5:36:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/28/2015
    LAS VEGAS — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him. As of Friday, the list of potential candidates came down to Gov. Brian Sandoval and everyone else. The political centrist who was easily re-elected last year is likely to face intense pressure from national Republicans and business interests to pick up where Reid leaves off on Capitol Hill. Sandoval didn't...
  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is assembling ‘team of legal advisers’ to take on feds

    05/18/2014 2:51:22 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy said in a lengthy written statement that he’s not going to sue the federal government after all, despite the number of lawyers he says have lined up to state his case against the Bureau of Land Management for free. At the same time, he wrapped his statement by saying that he’s “assembling a team of legal advisers” to help decide his family’s best course of action. The Bundy family has been at the center of a nationally watched armed standoff with the BLM over grazing fees. And some have said Mr. Bundy has a valid...
  • Lieutenant governor’s race has legs in 2016 national politics

    05/11/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Kyle Roerink
    The statewide race that seems to be gathering the greatest attention among political power brokers is for the position that carries the least power: lieutenant governor. The primary election June 10 is a proxy battle between the state’s two most influential politicians — Democrat Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval — and the zeal of the far right. This race normally wouldn’t catch voters’ eyes, but this campaign could define Nevada’s political landscape for 2016 and beyond. That’s because a Republican win could open the door for a well-funded, popular Sandoval to challenge Reid as the party continues...
  • Kansas City hopes to show it's got what it takes to host 2016 RNC convention

    04/26/2014 7:56:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    GOP ^ | Brendaliss Gonzalez
    Kansas City had its chance on Friday to show members of the Republican National Convention committee that it has what it takes to host the 2016 convention. Members of the mayor's task force for the Republican National Convention met with members of the RNC Committee during their first visit as they narrow down the list of contenders to host the 2016 convention.
  • Did Feds Kill Cows, Dig Mass Grave? Fox Video Exclusive

    04/16/2014 3:51:27 AM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Greta Van Sustern
    Griff Jenkins investigates. Video only.
  • Nevada Governor Slams Feds in 'New Ruby Ridge' Battle

    04/10/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday blasted the Bureau of Land Management for its "offensive" conduct in a bitter dispute with a farmer whose cattle graze on federal land — including the bureau’s designation of a "First Amendment area" where people can protest. In a scalding statement, Sandoval jumped squarely into the middle of a 20-year-old feud between farmer Cliven Bundy and the BLM — focusing his wrath specifically on a penned-in area that the federal agency considers the only place where people can speak freely. "Most disturbing to me is the BLM's establishment of a 'First Amendment area' that...
  • 2.5 percent salary cut for state employees could become permanent

    05/05/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 1:13 p.m | By Andrew Doughman (contact)
    State and university employees may see a temporary 2.5 percent salary reduction solidified into a permanent pay cut. Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget director Jeff Mohlenkamp told a legislative committee Saturday that the administration may amend a bill to make those salary reductions permanent. As written now, Senate Bill 483 extends current 2.5 percent salary reductions until June 30, 2015, at which time they’d go away and employees would get 2.5 percent of their salaries back. “We would seek to modify that bill to make the pay cut permanent, and then we would make the affirmative decision to restore the pay...
  • Illinois State Senator goes on anti-Catholic rant in defense of gay marriage

    02/15/2013 10:51:31 AM PST · by Illinois Review · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 2/15/13 | Illinois Review
    Caught on audio and video, State Senator Martin Sandoval went on an anti-Catholic rant from the well of the Illinois State Senate as he promoted gay marriage in the Land of Lincoln.
  • Arturo Sandoval refuses to perform with Castro propagandists

    08/24/2011 2:22:09 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 24 replies
    babalublog ^ | August 24, 2011, | Alberto de la Cruz
    Arturo Sandoval with be performing along with singer Omara Portuondo and other members of the Buena Vista Social Club this Wednesday at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. However, the trumpet player emphatically rejected any possibility of performing together with the artists from the island because of ideological differences. "Since I left Cuba, I do not present myself as artist who represents Cuba," Sandoval said in an interview with the AP. "We may be in the same program, but we are not together. Period. I will do my show in my own way, and they will do theirs." When asked...
  • Sandoval Names Heller to US Senate

    04/27/2011 1:37:11 PM PDT · by Qbert · 18 replies
    AP via WNCT ^ | 4/27/2011 | SANDRA CHEREB, AP
    CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Republican Rep. Dean Heller to replace John Ensign in the U.S. Senate. The appointment announced Wednesday sets in motion a political scramble on how Heller's seat in the House will be filled. State law says a special election must be held within 180 days of a vacancy.
  • Protesters decry Nevada university budget cuts

    03/06/2011 4:34:00 PM PST · by Hoodat · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 06 MAR 2011 | Oskar Garcia
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Hundreds of Nevada college students and supporters waved signs decrying looming state higher education budget cuts during a peaceful protest on the Las Vegas Strip. A crowd of more than 500 demonstrators gathered Sunday in front of the fountains of the Bellagio casino resort. They chanted and urged passing motorists to show support by honking vehicle horns. One sign read "Education Cuts Don't Heal." Another said, "True Life: My College is Broke." The protesters were escort by Las Vegas police as they marched less than a mile off the Strip to the Palms hotel-casino, where MTV...
  • Poll: Sandoval has 50 percent to Rory Reid's 31 percent (Dingy Harry's RAT offspring)

    08/12/2010 10:18:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Nevada Appeal ^ | 8/01/10
    Poll: Sandoval has 50 percent to Rory Reid's 31 percentSunday, August 1, 2010 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican Brian Sandoval has a double-digit lead over Democrat Rory Reid in the Nevada governor's race, according to a statewide poll released Saturday. The poll, conducted for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV, found that Sandoval had 50 percent to Reid's 31 percent. Fourteen percent were undecided, 3 percent were for “none of these candidates” and 2 percent were for others. Sandoval's 19 percentage-point lead compares with an 11 percentage-point margin he held in a similar poll two weeks ago and his 14...