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  • Mandalay Bay owners sue victims of Las Vegas mass shooting

    07/17/2018 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2018 | David K. Li
    The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against the victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre, according to a published report on Monday. MGM Resorts International went to federal courts in Nevada and California and took on more than 1,000 shooting victims, saying claims against the hotel giant "must be dismissed." [Snip] Las Vegas lawyer Robert Eglet, who is representing several victims, told the paper that the hotel’s unusual action is a pre-emptive strike to get the cases heard in federal court instead of state court. Englet...
  • Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at casino

    07/12/2018 10:38:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Another bad turn for Charles Oakley. The Knicks icon was arrested at a Las Vegas casino on Sunday, TMZ Sports reported, for allegedly trying to cheat while gambling. Oakley “was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known,” officials from the Nevada Gaming Board told the website.
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Scott Dozier case: Hours before execution, judge in pharma company suit halts use of drug

    07/11/2018 2:11:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | July 11, 2018
    LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada judge is halting the use of a drug in the execution of twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ordered the delay Wednesday morning in response to a challenge by New Jersey-based drugmaker Alvogen, which says it doesn't want its product, midazolam, used in "botched" executions. Alvogen's objections were aired at a hearing that unfolded less than 11 hours before Dozier was to be put to death with a three-drug injection never before tried in the U.S....
  • The Numbers Are In, And It’s Looking Pretty Bad For Senate Dems In November

    07/10/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2018 | Vandana Rambaran
    Democrats are in for an uphill battle in November’s midterm elections as they struggle to overtake the GOP-led Senate, according to an Axios and SurveyMonkey poll of key states released Tuesday. Although Democrats only need to pick up two seats to gain the majority in the Senate, they are struggling to control 10 states already held by Democratic senators. These states are now predominantly red states with voters who are strong supporters of President Donald Trump. They include Indiana, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota, all of which Trump won in 2016, while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton couldn’t even win...
  • EXCLUSIVE: There’s No Evidence Nevada Democratic Senate Candidate’s Touted Business Ever Existed

    07/09/2018 4:21:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/18 | Joe Simonson
    Nevada has no records Rep. Jacky Rosen ever ran a small business in Nevada, despite her repeated claims that she started a consulting firm, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.Rosen, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Sen. Dean Heller for his seat in the upcoming November election and is considered former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s handpicked successor.In April, a public records request was filed with the Nevada secretary of state seeking a copy of any “Sole Proprietor Exemption” or “Sole Proprietor Registration” under Rosen or her maiden name between 1995 and 2005.Less than a week later, a...
  • Sisolak, NV Democrats declare war on Catholic Church-supported ministry

    07/09/2018 11:03:09 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 11 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | July 8, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Politics is a dirty business, but politicians usually avoid attacking charities supported by their own church. Not Steve Sisolak. Sisolak, a Democrat, has talked numerous times about his faith and is reportedly a “devout Catholic who goes to Mass every day.” Last week, Nevada Democrats put out a pro-abortion screed against Adam Laxalt, Sisolak’s Republican gubernatorial opponent. It viciously attacked First Choice Pregnancy Services, a crisis pregnancy center. Crisis pregnancy centers offer women free pregnancy-related services, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and counseling to help expectant moms choose life. Nevada Democrats labeled First Choice a “fake clinic” that “coerces women...
  • Judge rejects government bid to reopen activist rancher case

    07/08/2018 9:40:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies ^ | 7/6/18 | ken ritter, associated press
    A judge's decision not to let federal prosecutors reopen the criminal case against Cliven Bundy, his sons and supporters in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents could amount to the final act in the case, a lawyer for the Nevada rancher and states' rights activist said Friday. "It's the final nail in the coffin, and completely expected," attorney Bret Whipple said of the ruling in the criminal case that was filed in 2016 against 19 defendants and collapsed last December in a mistrial due to "flagrant misconduct" by prosecutors. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said again in a...
  • The Judge In The Bundy Trial Just Spiked Prosecutors’ Plea For One Last Shot At A Conviction

    07/06/2018 6:27:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 4, 2018 | Tim Pearce
    A federal judge rejected prosecutors’ request Tuesday to reconsider her dismissal of the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and friend Ryan Payne. U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro dismissed conspiracy charges against the four men on Jan. 8 after finding that prosecutors had acted “with prejudice” throughout the trial, The Oregonian reported. Federal prosecutors violated federal law and failed to share evidence favorable to the defendants case with the court. “The Court’s finding of outrageous government conduct was not in error,” Navarro wrote in her 11-page ruling, obtained by The Oregonian. “On the contrary, a universal...
  • Footage shows cops waiting in hallway during Las Vegas massacre

    06/28/2018 8:17:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    nyp ^ | June 28, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    Newly released body camera footage shows Las Vegas police officers pausing for several minutes in the hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel — as mass shooter Stephen Paddock guns down 58 people on the floor directly above them. “Holy sh-t that’s rapid fire,” officer Cordell Hendrex utters in the chilling video, reacting to Paddock’s gunfire — which he later described as “like thunder all around and above us,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The officer and his first-day trainee, Elif Varsin, stayed on the 31st floor for four-and-a-half minutes, even as they heard the shooter’s position reported as “the...
  • The World’s Largest Solar Companies Keep Failing

    06/26/2018 5:36:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 06/22/2018 | Tim Pearce
    JinkoSolar Holding Co. is the world’s largest maker of solar panels after four previous top companies tripped up in the past decade ... Many of the top producing companies have had problems with quality control. ... China’s large solar industry has stoked fears of a slow-developing environmental crisis as the country’s solar panels and infrastructure age and need to be replaced. (RELATED: Old Solar Panels Causing An Environmental Crisis In China) China has yet to develop a plan for disposing broken solar panels, which are difficult to recycle. The effect could be up to 20 million metric tons of waste...
  • Trump mocks McCain at Nevada rally

    06/23/2018 9:05:45 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump again mocked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Saturday for McCain’s thumbs-down vote on the Republican plan to repeal ObamaCare. Though Trump did not mention McCain by name, he has attacked the senator several times in recent weeks for his “no” on the GOP measure and has blamed McCain for the collapse of the Republican effort to repeal the act. Trump at a GOP rally in Nevada said McCain went thumbs-down on the bill, a reference to McCain using the gesture to signify his vote. "Nobody talked to him. Nobody needed to, and then he walked in: thumbs-down. It’s...
  • Trump heads to Las Vegas to rally Republicans and talk tax cuts — live updates

    06/23/2018 9:11:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    SeeBS "News" ^ | June 23, 2018, 11:02 AM | KATHRYN WATSON
    President Trump is heading to Las Vegas, where his schedule includes a meeting with supporters, an address to the Nevada Republican Party Convention and a roundtable discussion on tax cuts. The president is making the trip on Saturday as the midterm election season heats up in the Silver State, where Republican Sen. Dean Heller is vulnerable as he faces re-election. Mr. Trump says he needs more Republicans in the Senate to be able to pass everything from an infrastructure package to comprehensive immigration reform. While in Las Vegas, Mr. Trump could speak about illegal immigration and the need for a...
  • Democrats prefer political gain over ending family separation

    06/22/2018 10:26:23 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 11 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | June 22, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Democrats are positioning themselves to vote down a bill that would permanently prevent the separation of illegal immigrant parents and children. Remember this the next time you see liberals compare President Donald Trump and his administration to Nazis on this issue. Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ordering that families remain together while officials determine the outcome of their case. Illegal immigration activists — yes, you read that right — are likely to sue Trump over that. To understand what’s happening and how to fix it, review the history. In 1997, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the most...
  • Nevada Senate Democrat nominee caught lying about her resume -- and media refuse to cover it

    06/20/2018 10:37:56 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | June 20, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Two weeks ago, Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign released video evidence that Rep. Jacky Rosen lied about her résumé by claiming to have a college degree she doesn’t have. Rosen is the Democrat running against Heller for U.S. Senate in one of the country’s highest profile-races. Wait, you haven’t heard about that the résumé scandal? Not surprising. That’s because the media didn’t cover it, even though Rosen’s fib is on tape. In 1979, Rosen earned a degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota, but here’s what she told CSPAN3 last year. “When I was in college in Minnesota, I actually...
  • Man in custody after barricading himself in 'homemade' armored truck near Hoover Dam

    06/15/2018 5:34:40 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/15/2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A man was taken into custody Friday after he barricaded himself inside a “homemade” armored vehicle near the Hoover Dam on U.S. Highway 93, investigators said. Officials received calls around 11:54 a.m. local time about a white man who had stopped on the highway near the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which heads into Arizona, Jason Buratczuk from the Nevada Highway Patrol said at a news conference. Officials said the unidentified man was holed up in what looked to be a “homemade” armored vehicle and he appeared to have some kind of “long gun rifle” and signage. Authorities stopped traffic...
  • LVMPD: Man with a gun on Hoover Dam bridge

    06/15/2018 12:58:08 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 38 replies
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, units are responding to report of a person with a gun at Hoover Damn on the bridge.
  • Dennis Hof, Nevada's most famous pimp, wins GOP primary

    06/13/2018 6:05:32 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    AP and MSN ^ | 6/13/2018 | MICHELLE L. PRICE
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He'll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Assembly district. Hof celebrated his win at a party in Pahrump with Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss at his side. "It's all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me," Hof told the Associated Press in a phone...
  • Hillary Clinton endorses, records robocall for Chris Giunchigliani for Nevada governor

    06/11/2018 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/11/18 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, endorsed Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani for Nevada governor on Sunday in a robocall posted by the candidate's Twitter account. The robocall is not Clinton's first -- she recorded endorsements for Stacey Abrams' gubernatorial campaign in Georgia and J.B. Pritzker's gubernatorial campaign in Illinois -- but it does represent a to-date rare foray into politics for Clinton after the 2016 election. Clinton, despite being the Democratic standard bearer less than two years ago, has largely sat out the 2018 midterms. Clinton touts Giunchigliani, who faces a Democratic primary in Nevada against fellow...
  • Las Vegas Residents June 12th We can vote out Lombardo and vote in Bedwell

    06/08/2018 12:10:39 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 7 replies ^ | 10/10/17 | Rob Lauer
    It was only last week when Channel 13 KTNV was trying to discredit anyone who questions the police and FBI’s official story including their timeline of the Vegas shooting. This week Sheriff Lombardo was forced in a news conference by an independent journalist, not a mainstream reporter, to admit the timeline was all wrong. Investigative Journalist Laura Loomer uncovered the fact that alleged shooter Stephen Paddock had checked into his hotel room far earlier than Thursday, Sept 28, 2017, as reported by Sheriff Lombardo last week. Loomer uncovered room service receipts for Paddock from Monday, September 25, 2017, one week...