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Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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You know who likes Biden? Nevada seniors, poll says.

By: - September 14, 2020

A New York Times-Sienna College poll conducted earlier this month and released last week surveyed the presidential race in four competitive states, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Joe Biden led Donald Trump by 4 points among the 462 Nevada likely voters surveyed, 46 percent to 42 percent. Across all four states combined Biden had […]

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Trump brings search for boogeyman to Nevada superspreader rallies

By: - September 14, 2020

It would be nice if Donald Trump’s campaign rallies in Nevada over the weekend are remembered just for spreading lies and not the coronavirus. But that modest hope, like hope in general in the fourth year of Trump’s occupation of the White House, was blown to smithereens Sunday night when Trump packed thousands of people […]

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Big bad Sisolak torments poor little Trump (according to Laxalt, anyway)

By: - September 9, 2020

“Outrageous!” Adam Laxalt, the face and presumptive future of the Nevada Republican Party tweeted Wednesday, on the news that Donald Trump had canceled his Nevada rallies in Reno and Las Vegas this weekend. “Welcome to Sisolak’s Nevada – home of partisan political retribution. This is unprecedented – to cancel an incumbent President’s campaign stop inside […]

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The circus is coming

By: - September 8, 2020

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Reno Saturday and Las Vegas Sunday. A bunch of maskless people will crowd airport-area venues in both towns and spread the coronavirus among each other so they can then distribute it in their respective communities. Trump will say Trump things, and then he will leave. At least let’s hope […]

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Fiore plays in dirt

By: - September 3, 2020

Here is a false, discredited and despicable thing disgraceful Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore recklessly trumpeted Wednesday. “One of the things that we don’t report,” Fiore said during a council meeting, “is that the thousand deaths that we have had here in the state of Nevada, CDC’s reports were 6 percent, out of the […]

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Psst … casinos might be – gasp! – covid superspreaders

By: - August 27, 2020

Early this month, Gov. Steve Sisolak was asked if casinos might be closed again. “All or our options remain open,” the governor said. “If we identify that is the major problem, that’s where infections are coming from, we would have to take appropriate action. Is it the casino or the pools of the casino? Is […]

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$300 a week. For 3 weeks. Maybe. Eventually.

By: - August 26, 2020

Spoon in a flood, meet model of inefficiency. Nevada will be the latest state to apply for that $300 a week federal unemployment benefit. The benefit was announced with here-I-am-to-save-the-day fanfare by Donald Trump at one of his golf courses earlier this month, just as Senate Republicans were going on a nearly month-long vacation without […]

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Henderson police union endorses Lee in CD3

By: - August 24, 2020

In a campaign email last week, Nevada Republican congressional candidate Dan Rodimer boasted he “got the endorsement of every single law enforcement organization across the state.” But he didn’t. Rodimer was referring to his endorsement from the Public Safety Alliance of Nevada (PSAN), an umbrella organization of which several police unions in the state are […]

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Obama calls for preserving thing Republicans despise: Democracy

By: - August 20, 2020

People are broke and everything is horrible and Senate Republicans went on vacation without doing anything about it.  “It’s incredibly disrespectful to all Americans when issues for the greater good are put on the back burner for partisan objectives,” Nevada’s only Republican in Congress, Rep. Mark Amodei, tweeted earlier this month. Great point, Mark Amodei. […]

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War on the West!

Pendley sacrificed to save vulnerable western GOP senators

By: - August 16, 2020

The anti-government, anti-public lands extremist tapped by Donald Trump to direct the Bureau of Land Management won’t get the job after all. Trump is withdrawing the nomination. Jacky Rosen welcomed the decision. She had joined a group of her fellow Senate Democrats hoping to thwart William Perry Pendley’s nomination to head the agency that oversees […]

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Harris not really ‘radical left,’ just pretending, says … Trump?

By: - August 11, 2020

It’s official: Donald Trump’s juvenile talent for assigning schoolyard nicknames peaked with “Little Marco.” The research, analysis, and gauging of political and policy considerations that went into Joe Biden’s search for a vice presidential pick culminated Tuesday in the selection of an exceptionally eloquent U.S. senator and former California attorney general who will be the […]

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Trump’s $400: Don’t hold your breath

By: - August 9, 2020

If — and it’s a big if — Nevadans ever receive additional unemployment benefits announced by President Donald Trump, it won’t be any time soon, the payments won’t last very long, and they almost assuredly won’t be $400 a week. Trump signed a memorandum Saturday that he claimed would give unemployed people $400 a week. […]