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The Silver and Ack

BY: - May 17, 2022

The New York Times published a story on the Raiders late last week that mostly focuses on mayhem in the front office, with an emphasis on the dysfunctional and bungling nature of the organization. But arguably more important were the parts of the story that shed light on working conditions within the organization. Here’s an excerpt: […]

U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee subpoenas 5 GOP members who declined to testify

BY: - May 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol subpoenaed five Republican House members Thursday who the panel believes have knowledge of the events leading up to the attack, including communication with then-President Donald Trump. The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol […]

Nye’s planned switch to hand-counted paper ballots for general election raises alarms

BY: - May 12, 2022

Nye County is poised to appoint a new county clerk in August and pave the way for hand-counting paper ballots in the 2022 general election, a move election watchers worry could create a logistical nightmare that could spill over to a congressional race and even statewide elections.  Republican secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant helped […]

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For CCEA, Democrats are bad because they’re Republicans, but Republicans are good

BY: - May 12, 2022

The nastiness has begun. Just days after heralding in the merry month of May, and the last cool days we in Southern Nevada will experience for the next four months, voters started getting flyers in their mailboxes. Nasty flyers. Untrue flyers. Political flyers. Sent by a group called Strategic Horizons. Which is related to and […]

roberts is just trolling the right now

Senate Democrats fail to enshrine nationwide abortion protections, vow more action

BY: - May 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Efforts to secure the nationwide right to an abortion stalled for a second time Wednesday when U.S. Senate Democrats failed to get enough votes to overcome the legislative filibuster. Republicans, including Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, voted uniformly against limiting debate on the bill while Democrats, save West Virginia’s […]

Biden administration vows to speed up environmental permits needed for infrastructure projects

BY: - May 11, 2022

President Joe Biden’s administration will seek to hasten construction of roads, bridges, wind farms and more by tweaking the federal review process for environmental and other permits, administration officials said Tuesday. On a press call, administration officials said they were seeking to make permitting easier without sacrificing environmental standards. The new permitting plan includes five […]

As mining law hits sesquicentennial, many Democrats demand reform. Cortez Masto isn’t one of them.

BY: and - May 11, 2022

It’s got a new name. But the effort to overhaul the nation’s 150 year-old law that governs mining of hardrock and other minerals on federal lands still faces old obstacles, not least the senior senator from Nevada. Mining reform was last seen being crushed in the now defunct Build Back Better legislation.  “The senator from […]

Election reform initiative creeps toward ballot qualification, opponents become vocal

BY: - May 10, 2022

The election reform group attempting to bring open primaries and ranked-choice voting to Nevada says it will be ready to submit the signatures required to qualify their proposal for this year’s general election ballot at least 10 days before the June 29 deadline. And their opponents are beginning to publicize their disapproval. On Monday, the […]

In an odd early morning debate, Brown says Laxalt’s efforts to save Trump were too late

BY: - May 9, 2022

Sam Brown said Adam Laxalt didn’t do enough to save Donald Trump in 2020. Laxalt, meanwhile, wouldn’t say if elected to the Senate he would vote to retain Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell as Republican Senate leader. And both Republican candidates for U.S. Senate refused to say how they would vote on federal legislation to outlaw […]

grim reaper

McConnell doesn’t rule out U.S. Senate vote outlawing abortion if GOP takes control

BY: - May 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t ruling out bringing a nationwide abortion ban up for a vote, should the U.S. Supreme Court end the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy and his party regains the chamber in the November elections. The Kentucky Republican was somewhat reserved last week when repeatedly asked by reporters […]

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Hey Republicans: If you really love moms and babies like you claim, here’s what you’ll do

BY: - May 9, 2022

Since a Supreme Court draft overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico, I’ve heard Republican politicians claim that they “love women and babies” and will support women who, post-Roe, cannot get abortions. This claim puzzles me. Outlawing abortions seems not supportive at all but in fact the cruelest way to lower abortion numbers in the U.S., not to mention […]

Attorney leads in fundraising, endorsements in CD3 Republican primary

BY: - May 9, 2022

A Democrat has won the third congressional district, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Susie Lee, for three consecutive terms since 2016, even though Donald Trump carried the district that year. Republicans running to unseat Lee this year think a combination of inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings will open a path […]