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  • FBI looked into Trump plans to build hotel in Latvia with Putin supporter [Comey Watch]

    03/30/2018 12:31:35 AM PDT · by blueplum · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 29 Mar 2018 | Jon Swaine
    Exclusive: US authorities made inquiries even before 2016 election campaign into Trump property dealings in former Soviet Union They wanted to build the Las Vegas of the Baltics. In 2010, a small group of businessmen including a wealthy Russian supporter of Vladimir Putin began working on plans to build a glitzy hotel and entertainment complex with Donald Trump in Riga, the capital of Latvia. {snip} The Latvian talks began without fanfare. David Orowitz, Trump’s senior vice-president for acquisitions and development, discreetly visited Latvia in September 2010 to explore locations, according to one source. The island of Zakusala, in Riga’s Daugava...
  • Confiscate, Ban, Register, Limit and Bust Dems Lay Gun Control Cards Down in Las Vegas

    10/07/2019 5:55:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3 October, 2019 | Lawrence Keane
    Democratic candidates gathered in Sin City and went all in on gun control. Granted, it wasnt hard to do when the event was sponsored by gun control groups Giffords and March for Our Lives and the table dealer was a left wing cable news network that didnt even gamble their own ratings by putting it on their network. They live-streamed on the web instead.If you missed it, I dont blame you. Still, theres some big election-year ideas theyre betting on.BansThe field split on outright confiscation. They must have noticed that U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) isnt at the table anymore...
  • ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

    10/06/2019 8:27:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | October 1, 2019 | Jake Steinberg
    Interstate 10 is now three lanes both ways between Tucson and Casa Grande, but your commute probably wont get faster. The Arizona Department of Transportation projects I-10 could be bumper-to-bumper all the way to Casa Grande during rush hour by 2035. The route currently carries around 60,000 vehicles daily, and that could quadruple depending on the regions growth, according to an ADOT spokesperson. John Moffatt, director of economic development for Pima County, said those backups wont just be bad for commuters. He said they will hurt trade with Mexico. Trucks are like water. They find the path of least resistance...
  • Joe Biden: Time to Sue Gun Manufacturers

    10/05/2019 1:59:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    During the MSNBC / Gabby Giffords / March for Our Lives gun control forum in Las Vegas, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden contended that it is time to use lawsuits to rein in gun manufacturers. Biden stressed that if he were granted a wish list for gun control, the first thing he would do is repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005). That Act protects gun manufacturers from lawsuits tied to firearms that were legally manufactured and legally sold. He said, No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection, and he claimed the suits...
  • MGM Agrees to Pay Las Vegas Shooting Victims Up to $800 Million

    10/03/2019 10:47:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 3, 2019 | Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to settle lawsuits from victims of the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured. The killer, Stephen Paddock, holed up inside his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, which MGM owns, and then fired into the crowd at a country music festival below. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
  • Biden: 'Zero, zero, zero evidence' behind Trump's Ukraine allegations

    10/02/2019 2:30:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/19 | Julia Manchester
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday there was "zero, zero, zero evidence" behind President Trump's allegations regarding the 2020 candidate's behavior with Ukraine. Trump is claiming Biden used his influence as vice president to push Ukraine to fire a senior prosecutor who at one point had investigated an energy company where his son, Hunter, had served as a board member. "There is zero, zero, zero evidence of any assertion being made," Biden said at the 2020 Gun Safety Forum in Las Vegas. "Look, the issue is this President of the United States engaged in something apparently that is...

    09/30/2019 7:19:32 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 68 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | September 30, 2019 | N/A
    David Lee Roth says that VAN HALEN is "finished." The singer made the comment while speaking to Meltdown of the Detroit radio station WRIF about his upcoming Las Vegas residency, which is due to kick off in January. Asked if he was "bummed out" that he couldn't tour with VAN HALEN this past summer, as had been rumored several months ago, Roth responded: "That's been canceled a number of times, and I think VAN HALEN's finished and this is the next phase. I've inherited the band de facto whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it,...
  • Stacey Abrams won't join presidential fray, will focus on voter suppression instead: reports

    08/13/2019 11:36:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will not run for president, according to media reports, and will instead focus on combating voter suppression, an issue that took center stage during her unsuccessful run last year. On Tuesday, Abrams announced her new initiative, called Fair Fight 2020, at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Convention in Las Vegas. The name is an offshoot of a group she started after her loss. A close aide familiar with the decision told The New York Times that Abrams will focus on the new program rather than run for office. Messages from Fox...
  • Local man sues American Airlines, claims racial discrimination

    09/02/2019 12:06:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 89 replies
    kwtx10 ^ | Aug. 29, 2019 | Brandon Hamilton
    Holcomb was on his way back in April to Austin from Las Vegas after celebrating his birthday, but had a connecting flight in Phoenix. He says he had an allergic reaction to a support dog belonging to another passenger. American Airlines, in a statement, says it makes accommodations for dogs American makes every effort to accommodate all passengers, including those traveling with and seated near service or support animals, a statement read. Holcomb says the passenger offered to switch seats but after no one volunteered, a flight attendant and a pilot got involved. Holcomb says he questioned why he had...
  • Dems tried to blackmail casino owner to let employees unionize, conservative group claims (WI)

    08/23/2019 6:12:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 23, 12019 | Griffin Connolly
    A conservative watchdog group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics on Thursday to review whether 14 Democratic lawmakers and one Republican inappropriately used their office to try to coerce a Las Vegas casino mogul into allowing his employees to unionize. In May, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan and 13 other Democrats wrote a letter to Frank Fertitta III, the CEO of the Las Vegas-based casino management company Red Rock Resorts Inc., urging him to respect the rights of employees at the company to form a union and collectively bargain. Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania sent Fertitta a similar letter...
  • RNC ramps up ground game to bolster Trump campaign in key states

    08/20/2019 10:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 20, 2019 | Eleanor Watson, CBS News
    While Democrats consider more than 20 candidates hoping to become their party's nominee, the Republican National Committee is forging ahead with an August ground-game push to boost President Trump's reelection campaign in more than a dozen states. The RNC and the Trump Victory Committee launched an "Open for Business" tour last week featuring more than 30 events across 17 states to highlight the administration's economic achievements. In conjunction with the events hosted by surrogates, the committees have launched a six-figure digital ad buy targeting cities like Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, West Palm Beach, Miami and Las Vegas. The ads, which...
  • Neo-Nazi planned to bomb synagogue, gay club in Las Vegas

    08/10/2019 2:16:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/8/19
    A 23-year-old neo-Nazi was charged on Friday with planning an attack on a synagogue and gay club in Las Vegas. The suspect, Conor Climo, who was employed as a security guard, was arrested on Friday after FBI agents found unregistered bomb-making materials in his home, including fireworks, fuses, wiring, thermite, sulfuric acid, a soldering iron, circuit boards and other items needed for building timed explosive devices. The agents also found a notebook with handwritten plans on carrying out terror attacks in Vegas. The FBI said that Climo had been "communicating with individuals who identified with a white supremacist extremist organization...
  • he Las Vegas Mass Murderer's Motive: A Psychoanalyst Explains

    08/04/2019 6:43:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    American ^ | August 4, 2019 | he Las Vegas Mass Murderer's Motive: A Psychoanalyst Explains
    On October 1, 2017, America was stunned by the horrible mass murder in Las Vegas. The lengthy search for the murder's motive most likely ends in the bitter unconscious severe neurotic conflicts of Stephen Paddock's troubled mind. His obsessive-compulsively planned mass murder seemed intended to make his father's life of petty crime look like peanuts in comparison. Psychodynamically, Paddocks horrendous act was an ultimate fantasied oedipal victory. As noted by Dave Phillips and Mathew Haags perceptive New York Times article of October 2, 2017, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, Stephen Paddocks father, was a grifter, con artist, bank robber and jail-breaker who...
  • Vegas is Being Hit by a Grasshopper Plague of Biblical Proportions

    07/30/2019 10:49:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | July 30, 2019 | By Michael Snyder -
    It is being called the Great Grasshopper Invasion of 2019, and it is really freaking out a lot of people in Las Vegas, because most of them dont understand why this is suddenly happening. Unusually wet weather earlier this year created ideal breeding conditions, and now massive swarms of grasshoppers have descended upon Sin City. According to AccuWeather, there are millions of them, and it is being projected that they will be sticking around for weeks. The experts are assuring us that there is nothing to be concerned about, and that is probably true, but I have never heard of...
  • Donald Trump Freedom Fest Powerful Speech in Las Vegas 2015 (FULL VIDEO)

    07/13/2015 4:25:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7-11-2015 | You Tube
    Published on Jul 11, 2015 Watch Trumps full remarks FreedomFest Donald Trump just gave one of the most bizarrely captivating speeches of his several-week-old campaign. Donald Trump Press Conference after Freedomfest Speech Donald Trump FreedomFest Donald Trump FreedomFest Donald Trump FreedomFest Standing in front of an animated screen in Las Vegas on Saturday, Trump spoke passionately for almost a half an hour, hitting some of his main talking points: President Obama's weakness, a 'porous' Southern border, his business successes, and even Benghazi. Trump made illegal immigration the primary focus of his speech, railing against the Mexican government for supposedly sending...
  • Ex-Nevada Senate majority leader Atkinson gets 27 months in prison

    07/18/2019 11:37:19 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 22 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 07/18/2019 | Max Michor
    Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison for misusing campaign funds. He must surrender by Oct. 18. Atkinson, 50, became the first black LGBTQ state Senate majority leader in the nation this year, but he was forced to resign barely one month after the 2019 Legislature convened. He pleaded guilty the following week, on March 11, to a federal wire fraud charge, admitting to misusing some $250,000 in campaign funds.
  • Another big earthquake just rolled through Las Vegas.

    07/05/2019 8:24:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 315 replies
    Vanity | 07/05/2019 8:20 | Swordmaker
    Big one just hit.
  • Strongest earthquake in decades a reminder that California is "way overdue" for the "big one,"

    07/05/2019 10:15:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | July 5, 2019, 10:41 AM | Jessica Kegu/
    The good news about Thursday's 6.4-magnitude quake... is that it happened in an unpopulated area of the Mojave Desert about 100 miles from the main San Andreas fault. The bad news? "The probability of a 'big one' hasn't changed at all," ... "You realize the last big earthquake to hit the L.A. segment of the San Andreas fault was 1680. That's over 300 years ago. But the cycle time for breaks and earthquakes on the San Andreas fault is 130 years, so we are way overdue. In any given year, the probability of the big one is 3% in any...
  • More than 1,000 aftershocks recorded after powerful California earthquake

    07/05/2019 6:14:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | July 5, 2019 | Carter Evans
    Ridgecrest, California A 6.4 magnitude earthquake is still fresh on everyone's mind in Ridgecrest and the aftershocks won't let them forget it. After the quake, rattled nerves kept Donnie Morrison's family up through the night. "We had our shoes by the bed. We had our clothes ready to go if we had to bail out real quick," Morrison said. More than 1,000 aftershocks have rocked the community. CBS News witnessed the biggest aftershock while preparing for an early morning live shot. Another struck during an interview with seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.
  • Big quake rattles Southern California, damage reported northeast of Los Angeles

    07/04/2019 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04-07-19 | Bill Tarrant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake jolted Southern California on Thursday, touching off house fires and damaging buildings in a desert town northeast of Los Angeles, but authorities said it has caused only minor injuries. The 6.4 magnitude quake, the largest in two decades in the area, struck about 113 miles (182 km) northeast of Los Angeles near the city of Ridgecrest at around 1:30 pm EDT (1730 GMT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Kern County Fire Department said it was dealing with multiple injuries, two house fires, small brush fires and gas leaks.