Politics + Government

Rep. Jacky Rosen

Rosen tries to make wages a campaign issue

BY: - August 14, 2018

Sen. Dean Heller told attendees of a Latin Chamber of Commerce event last week that he doesn’t believe minimum wage should be set at the federal level, and instead should be decided by governors and legislators at the state level. Nevada Democrats immediately jumped on the comment, using it to paint Heller as an out-of-touch […]

Laborers Local 872 endorses Heller

BY: - August 14, 2018

Laborers Union Local 872 endorsed Republican Sen.Dean Heller for reelection, Heller’s campaign announced in a release Tuesday. The release followed an announcement tweeted by the union Sunday. The union, best known recently for its aggressive support of public financing for the football stadium for the Raiders, has nearly 2,500 members. “I’m honored to have the […]

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Cortez Masto continues call to reform (but not abolish) ICE

BY: - August 10, 2018

At a roundtable event with Southern Nevada media Friday, Catherine Cortez Masto came down strong against the Trump Administration, its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and deportation practices along the southern border. But the senator fell short of calling for the outright abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “We have to look at the big umbrella,” […]

Issues

GOP congressional candidate calls economy “stagnant”

BY: - August 10, 2018

“Job creation and retention are the key elements to getting our stagnant economy moving again” according to the campaign website for Cresent Hardy, the Republican seeking to regain the seat that he lost two years ago in Nevada’s fourth congressional district. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Great financial numbers being announced on an […]

Democrats make fun of Heller headgear purchase

BY: - August 9, 2018

The Nevada State Democratic Party is making fun of Sen. Dean Heller for an unusual campaign expenditure: $217 worth of Make America Great Again hats. The group mocked the purchase, and said it was improperly marked on the Federal Election Commission second quarter report as “MAGA Hats” instead of attributing the expenses to the “Trump […]

Lyon County sheriff candidate “being neutral” on Confederate flag

BY: - August 6, 2018

A candidate for sheriff in Lyon County is surprised to be attracting attention for posting a picture of himself on Facebook with a man whose face is painted to look like the Confederate flag. “I didn’t realize it was going to turn out to be that big a deal,” Lyon County Sheriff’s Commander Frank Hunewill […]

COMMENTARY
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“You can’t eat GDP”

BY: - August 2, 2018

Nevada’s senior senator, Dean Heller, is for veterans, according to a recent Heller campaign ad. And, veterans — especially the one who does most of the talking in the ad — are for Heller. “We were alone, forgotten, until Dean Heller stood up for us,” the vet says. “And finally we had a voice…” This […]

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The Sober Party?

BY: - August 1, 2018

They’re recovered, and they vote. “This is going to be a multi-tiered, multi-year effort and eventually we’ll run candidates in recovery for the Legislature or even statewide office,” says Ryan Hampton, spokesperson for Recovery PAC, a Nevada-based, non-partisan political action committee formed earlier this year in response to the opiate crisis. The PAC’s officers are connected […]

COMMENTARY
health care

Guest op-ed: Junk insurance plans almost killed me. Trump just made them worse.

BY: - August 1, 2018

On Wednesday morning, the American people learned that the Trump administration had expanded junk insurance plans that are designed to allow insurance companies to vastly cut benefits and profit off of American working families. This move is yet another Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act and on the lives millions of Americans across the […]

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Telemarketing case follows Tarkanian to House race

BY: - July 31, 2018

Republican Danny Tarkanian hand-delivered a cease and desist letter Monday to the campaign office of his political opponent for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, Democrat Susie Lee. In the letter to Lee, Tarkanian’s lawyer, Mark Randazza accused the Lee campaign of “publishing multiple defamatory statements” on social media and elsewhere related to his role in setting up telemarketing […]

RGJ-Suffolk poll: Nevada men hot, women not, for Trump

BY: - July 31, 2018

The Reno-Gazette Journal-Suffolk University poll released Tuesday found statistical dead heats in Nevada’s Senate and gubernatorial races. But perhaps more intriguingly, the poll found a nearly mirror-image split between men and women over Donald Trump. Asked if they approve of the job Trump is doing: 60 percent of Nevada men approve of Trump, 33 percent […]

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No comment: The verbal paralysis of public officials

BY: - July 31, 2018

President Richard Nixon:  No reporter from the Washington Post is ever to be in the White House again. And no photographer either. No photographer. Is that clear? None ever to be in. Now that is a total order and if necessary I’ll fire you. You understand? Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler: I do understand. Nixon: Okay. […]