Politics + Government


Why Republicans, too, would vote against George Washington

BY: - September 26, 2018

Discussing Brett Kavanaugh’s embattled nomination to the Supreme Court during a press conference Wednesday, Donald Trump said the following: “If we brought George Washington here, and we say this is George Washington, the Democrats would vote against him. He may have had a bad past. Who knows? He may have had some—I think accusations made. […]


Sisolak ties himself to Sandoval in new ad

BY: - September 25, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak is making a six figure broadcast and cable ad buy in Reno, where the Clark County commissioner is hoping to make a name for himself. In the meantime, he’s borrowing a familiar face and name to help him cozy up to northerners – popular Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. It’s not […]


Nevada turnout is more important than Rosenstein & Mueller

BY: - September 25, 2018

We don’t know if Trump is going to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or, in the event, if Rosenstein’s replacement will fire special counsel Robert Mueller. As Philosopher Donald Trump is fond of saying, “We’ll see what happens.” In the meantime, we also don’t know if Nevada voters would care. Anyone with any idea […]

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Michelle Obama at Las Vegas rally: Turn out to vote, don’t give up

BY: - September 24, 2018

If people want an example of how voting can make a difference for a community, Michelle Obama points to Boone County, Missouri. “They were struggling to get their children the mental health care they needed” Obama said in Las Vegas Sunday. “The folks came together, came up with a plan to fund children’s mental health […]

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Laxalt’s California: An annotated edition

BY: - September 21, 2018

Sen. Dean Heller was the featured Nevada politician at Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Las Vegas Thursday. But other Nevada Republicans were also granted an opportunity to address the crowd, including candidate for governor Adam Laxalt. The bulk of Laxalt’s remarks (transcribed from video recorded by journalist Andrew Davey) were not about Nevada, but California. […]

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Trump’s Heller rally draws mockery – and hopes of a backfire

BY: - September 21, 2018

Jack Levine is scared and frustrated. The 74-year-old retiree, who relies on Medicare for his monthly supply of insulin to manage his type 2 diabetes, says he is worried about the Trump Administration is going to do to his health care. That fear is the reason why he decided to join other people protesting the […]

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Nevada official touts strengthened defense against election hacking

BY: - September 20, 2018

As Air Force One was en route to Las Vegas Thursday, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reassured Nevada voters that Russians will have a hard time meddling with Nevada’s elections — at least the voting part. OK, Cegavske didn’t single out Russians specifically. But she did release a statement announcing “that all 17 county […]


Microcommentary: Heller’s “hiccup”

BY: - September 20, 2018

Sen. Sycophant. On a call with Very Important Republicans, Nevada sort of important Republican Dean Heller could not stop gushing about how “great” Donald Trump is, and dismissed the allegations against Brett “Biff” Kavanaugh as a “hiccup” (NYT, Indy). All Republicans have to do is bend over and drink a glass of water upside down, […]


Environmental groups praise NV Energy but are mixed on Question 3

BY: - September 20, 2018

Clean energy advocates turned out en masse to a meeting of the Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday to heap praise upon NV Energy for promising to invest more in renewables. Back in June, NV Energy unveiled its latest “integrated resource plan” — a lengthy, wonky document it is required to submit to its regulatory body […]


Heller, Laxalt have slim leads in Reuters/Ipsos poll

BY: - September 19, 2018

Nevada Republican candidates have an edge over Democrats at the top of the ballot in a Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released Wednesday. Nevada U.S Senator Dean Heller held a 3-percentage-point lead over Democratic U.S Representative Jacky Rosen among likely voters, 49 percent to 46 percent. Heller is the only Republican senator defending a seat […]

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Heller’s Kavanaugh position fraught with peril

BY: - September 18, 2018

U.S. Senator Dean Heller is already on shaky ground with women voters, according to one poll.  Now, allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault a young woman during his high school years could further erode support for Heller among Nevada women. Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are set […]

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Voter registration drives in Nevada may become a thing of the past

BY: - September 17, 2018

Fifty days remain until Election Day; 33 until early voting begins. Between now and then, Nevadans will be subjected to political campaigns and advertisements pushing not only the candidates and ballot initiatives but the act of civic engagement itself. Canvassers with clipboards will be approaching them in grocery store parking lots and going door-to-door: Are […]