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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 […]

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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. […]

Titus calls on Laxalt to oppose Trump 3D guns policy

BY: - July 30, 2018

Several states are suing to stop the Trump administration’s decision to allow a company to publish downloadable blueprints for 3D guns. Nevada is not one of them. Hoping that will change, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, fired off a letter to Republican gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Adam Laxalt Monday calling on him get on […]

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Poll suggests immigration could backfire on Republicans

BY: - July 25, 2018

Minority voters do not support the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies and favor Democrats in battleground congressional districts by double-digit margins, according to a poll released Tuesday by Latino Decisions.  The poll surveyed voters in 61 competitive U.S. House races, including Nevada’s 3rd and 4th congressional districts, and found that Latinos, African-Americans and Asian and Pacific […]

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Rosen on ICE

BY: - July 21, 2018

“Open borders,” “violent and ruthless members of the MS-13 gang,” “countless illegal aliens,” “dangerous criminal aliens,” “drugs flowing into our communities,” “devastation,” and, of course, “law and order” — the resolution approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday was full of so many racist dog whistles that it could have been tweeted by the […]

Guinn Center report on Energy Choice Initiative: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

BY: - July 19, 2018

“We cannot make a conclusive determination as to whether restructuring, all else equal, contributes to rate increases or rate decreases.” That’s the main takeaway from a Guinn Center report released Thursday on the impact of Question 3, also called the Energy Choice Initiative, if passed by voters in November. The nonprofit, bipartisan Nevada think tank’s […]

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Nevada Republicans in the upside down

BY: - July 19, 2018

Since at least the start of the Cold War, Republicans have insisted that they’re the tough ones. Unlike “bleeding heart liberals,” Republicans are the Daddy Party, the hard-boiled realists who see the world for the dangerous place it really is. To protect your freedoms, vote Republican, because Democrats are weaklings and Republicans love America more. […]

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Democrats jump on Kavanaugh’s Yucca Mountain ruling

BY: - July 18, 2018

No stranger to rocks and hard places, Sen. Dean Heller may be facing a new campaign issue: the perennial political chess piece and proposed nuclear waste dump site that is Yucca Mountain. A Washington Post piece published Wednesday points out that Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2013 penned a 2-1 majority court opinion stating […]