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  • Fiore claims compliance with IRS over tax liens (Nevada)

    12/16/2014 11:29:31 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Las Vegas Republican lawmaker Michele Fiore, a lightning rod in an ongoing Assembly GOP power struggle, said Tuesday she is fully in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service over more than $1 million in tax liens against her home health care businesses. In her first comments on the controversy, Fiore appeared on the Alan Stock radio show on KDWN in Las Vegas, saying her actual active liens total less than $200,000. Liens dating back to 2003 had previously been resolved, she said. Fiore said her lien problems stemmed from a dishonest bookkeeper, who she said is facing...
  • Cruz center of Senate meltdown

    12/13/2014 6:41:39 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/14 08:44 AM EST | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the firebrand conservative freshman from Texas, has blown up the Senate leadership’s plans to have a peaceful weekend by forcing round-the-clock votes on President Obama’s nominees and the $1.1 trillion omnibus.Cruz took to the floor late Friday to castigate congressional leaders for trying to pass the 1,600-page spending bill after only a few hours of debate and questioned the resolve of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to fight Obama’s executive order protecting five million illegal immigrants from deportation.“Even though millions of voters rose up just one month ago to protest how...
  • Three Obama nominees who may now be confirmed, thanks to Ted Cruz (Harry Reid using nuclear option)

    12/15/2014 6:01:36 AM PST · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 15, 2014, 5:31 AM | Rebecca Kaplan
    On Friday evening, the Senate's leaders, Mitch McConnell and and Harry Reid thought they had an agreement from their members to let the clock run over the weekend without actually being in session, and vote Monday on the $1.1 trillion spending bill needed to keep the government up and running. But Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah objected to the spending bill. This meant their colleagues in the Senate would have to hold a rare Saturday session to keep the spending bill moving. It also had the unintended benefit of helping the Democrats move forward with...
  • Who Harry Reid Caved to in His Final Major Act as Majority Leader Will Blow Your Mind

    12/14/2014 9:06:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | December 14, 2014 | Mike Miller
    Other than the Koch brothers, there is arguably no one outgoing-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid disdains more than the Tea Party. And no one represents the Tea Party in the Senate more than Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Yet, after hours of tedious wrangling, Reid on Friday agreed to allow a vote on a measure from Cruz questioning the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive order on Deferred Action, which does, in effect, grant de facto amnesty to upwards of 5 million illegal aliens. Cruz told Breitbart News that a Senate vote on Obama’s executive action was important for two reasons: “First,...
  • Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter? (Bush speaks only Spanish at home)

    12/14/2014 5:20:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 14, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    Jeb Bush does. The Democrats’ Castro brothers do not. Ted Cruz knows ‘Spanglish.’ But fluency and being able to talk to Hispanics are two entirely different matters.The ability to speak Spanish is a prized commodity on the campaign trail, a way to prove your bona fides with Hispanics—the fastest-growing bloc of voters—and to show your inclusiveness in a rapidly changing country. Lots of Anglos are proficient in Spanish. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a potential presidential candidate, speaks nothing but Spanish at home, and has for years. His wife, Columba, is from Mexico. A more recent phenomenon in the political...
  • Blame Reid's 'nuclear option' for unqualified ambassadors

    12/05/2014 7:56:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-4-14 | Editorial
    If you're looking for a good laugh this week, you probably can't do better than Tuesday's White House press conference. Reporters asked spokesman Josh Earnest about the confirmation of two Obama-appointed ambassadors whose confirmation was only possible because Democrats manipulated Senate rules earlier this year to make it easier to approve executive-branch nominees. By the narrowest of margins, two people completely unqualified to represent U.S. interests abroad were confirmed to serve in relatively important countries they know nothing about. Colleen Bell, the new U.S. ambassador to Hungary, is a former soap opera producer who couldn't name a single strategic interest...
  • Senate Averts Shutdown Fears [until Wednesday]; Fights Over Nominees

    12/13/2014 2:03:46 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2014 | AP
    Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. Lawmakers took a break in their intrigue long enough to send Obama legislation that provides funds for the government to remain open until Wednesday at midnight, easing concerns of a shutdown. A separate, $1.1 trillion long-term funding bill remained in limbo. Republicans tried to slow the nomination proceedings, but several voiced unhappiness with Cruz, a potential presidential candidate in 2016....
  • Senate pushes to Monday vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    12/12/2014 9:29:41 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-12-2014 | Ted Barrett and Faith Karimi
    After hours of debate on the massive government spending package, the Senate adjourned until Saturday, pushing a fight that dominated Congress for days into the weekend. The Senate is expected to vote Monday on the $1.1 trillion package, which has already passed the House, Sens. Mitch McConnell and Barbara Mikulski said late Friday. Members from both parties in the Senate are trying to make last-minute changes to the bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a procedural move Friday that would set up a vote on final passage in the Senate no later than Monday. In a surprise development, the...
  • CRUZ, LEE WIN WAR WITH HARRY REID, FORCE VOTE AGAINST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    12/13/2014 1:16:21 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 144 replies
    Breitart ^ | 12/13/2014 | Mathew Boyle
    enate Majority Leader Harry Reid is keeping senators in Washington for a rare Saturday session—and risking a government shutdown—after he went to extraordinary lengths to block Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) from forcing a vote to block President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty.
  • Senate Hopes For Quick Wrap-Up Dashed {Omnibus could be rejected by liberals?)

    12/12/2014 4:32:20 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 12, 2014 | BY SARAH MIMMS AND RACHEL ROUBEIN
    Senate Republicans huddled over lunch Friday afternoon in the Capitol to discuss strategy on the House-passed spending bill and other pending legislation, exiting the meeting with a resounding message: Let's get this done and get the heck out of here. But that feeling of optimism was quickly squashed. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had been negotiating with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Friday afternoon to bring up a vote on the omnibus bill later in the evening, keeping the government's doors open and allowing senators to take the weekend off. Many members on both sides of the aisle were hopeful that...
  • BREAKING: Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions Pushing for Defund Amnesty Vote

    12/12/2014 11:19:15 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2014 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON – Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Jeff Sessions are pushing for a vote to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty in the “Cromnibus” spending bill Friday night, The Daily Caller has learned. The trio of conservative senators is hoping to get the defund vote onto the Senate floor as a “point of order,” which would force a procedural vote on the issue without Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid having to introduce it. The senators are pushing hard on Capitol Hill for the measure as of early Friday afternoon. If successful, the vote would take place late Friday...
  • Chaos Caucus has a short time to show it can lead (Nevada)

    12/12/2014 1:05:38 PM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    Things are pretty volatile in the Chaos Caucus. Every since Republicans took over the Assembly, things have been anything but smooth. That shouldn’t be much of a surprise. After all, even the GOP itself didn’t expect to be in charge of the lower house, and the last time the party was in charge, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and the pinnacle of technology was the Apple IIe desktop computer. You already know about the disastrous election of Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker. He was undone by ugly sentiments penned in a Sparks newspaper over a long career as...
  • NV: Secretary of State Certifies Initiative to Ban Private Gun Sales in Nevada

    12/11/2014 12:26:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada Secretary of State Democrat Ross Miller, has certified a Nevada gun control initiative put forward by organizations funded by Michael Bloomberg.  The timely turn in of signatures and some signatures themselves have been challenged by a group of Nevada second amendment supporters.   Democrat Ross Miller lost the 2014 election for Attorney General.  Because of term limits, he was ineligible for a third term as Secretary of State, and is in lame duck status.  He also certified the Marijuana initiative.  From the AP article: Nevada's top election official is giving the go-ahead to two initiatives for the 2016 ballot:...
  • GOP Members Release New Anti-Amnesty Amendment

    12/10/2014 6:13:04 PM PST · by Red Steel · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:08 PM 12/09/2014 | Neil Munro
    GOP members have released their draft amendment to defund President Barack Obama’s national amnesty. “None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by this division or any other Act, or otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the [amnesty] policies,” says the short amendment. The new anti-amnesty language is being pushed by Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, South Carolina’s Rep. Mick Mulvaney and Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, who unseated the GOP’s pro-amnesty majority...
  • GOP Should Revive Yucca Mountain And Nuclear Energy

    12/09/2014 2:07:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Nuclear Waste: While Keystone XL remains a focus, the long-stalled repository for spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain, Nev., deemed safe in a recent report, is also good for the environment and for our energy future. The ghosts of Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima continue to haunt and hinder the nuclear energy industry. Yet a report released Oct. 16 may revive both the spent fuel repository and the nuclear energy industry with it. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) report, mostly finished in 2010 but delayed by Yucca Mountain foes such as the Obama administration and soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader...
  • Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal dominance of Western states

    12/04/2014 12:37:49 PM PST · by george76 · 118 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Transfer of Public Lands Act’ demands Washington relinquish 31.2 million acres by Dec. 31. In three weeks, Utah intends to seize control of 31.2 million acres of its own land now under the control of the federal government. At least, that’s the plan. In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. ... With the 2012 law, Utah placed itself on...
  • Abortion issue returning to Nevada Legislature in 2015

    12/02/2014 10:17:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | November 30, 2014 | LAURA MYERS
    A Nevada law on the books for 30 years requires girls younger than 18 to tell at least one of their parents before getting an abortion, but it’s never been enforced because of a successful legal challenge. Now, with the Republican takeover of both houses of the Nevada Legislature, fueled by an influx of fresh-faced conservatives, anti-abortion advocates say they’re going to take another run at reviving the statute. “One of our highest priorities has been the parental notification law,” Melissa Clement, president of Nevada Right to Life, said. “We’ve always played defense because there hasn’t been enough (anti-abortion) lawmakers...
  • Group asking Nevada to throw out gun ballot item

    12/02/2014 5:52:58 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    kansas.com ^ | 12/1/2014 | KEN RITTER
    A gun rights group wants Nevada's elections chief to throw out a proposed 2016 ballot measure that would tighten background checks for anyone buying firearms from private sellers or gun show exhibitors. In a letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Nevadans for State Gun Rights tells Secretary of State Ross Miller that initiative proponents missed a deadline to deliver signatures to one clerk. The group also says some pages lack a proper signature-gatherer's affidavit, and some signatures are dated after the affidavit was notarized.
  • As Democratic infighting intensifies, Hagel allies fire back at the White House

    11/30/2014 3:41:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Among Democrats, fighting is breaking out all over. The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is hurling criticisms toward the White House over Barack Obama’s handling of the recession and his myopic and politically ruinous obsession with reforming the nation’s health care system amid that economic downturn.In response, the White House took what Reuters called the “unusual step” of publicly pledging to veto an overdue plan to reform the nation’s tax code which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been in the process of negotiating with House Republicans. When Obama announced his intention to extend legal status to...
  • Harry Reid: 'We Sure Do Like' Pope Francis

    11/28/2014 11:42:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 26, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Mormon, says he's an unabashed fan of Roman Catholic Pope Francis. "We sure do like this new pope," Reid gushed to the The New York Times. The veteran Democrat acknowledges that he can profess his admiration even though he's "had dealings" with Cardinal Raymond Burke, a powerful Roman Catholic leader who's been demoted twice from key positions by the pope.
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats hope to take back control of the Senate in 2016, but their plans could be complicated by potential retirements. The two Democratic senators most likely to retire are Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who represent both sides of the party’s ideological spectrum. Boxer, whose fourth term expires at the end of 2016, has a paltry $149,000 in her campaign account, less than almost every other senator facing election next year. As the nation’s most populous state, California is expensive to cover with advertising. If Boxer decides to run for reelection, she would face a major fundraising...
  • Some wonder if IRS scandal began with Goolsbee remark on Koch taxes [White House broke the law]

    11/29/2014 8:43:57 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2013 | Richard Pollock
    Treasury Department investigators completed but never released a 2011 law enforcement probe of White House economic advisor Austan Goolsbee, The Washington Examiner has learned. The investigation by the Treasury Department Inspector-General for Tax Administration was sparked by Goolsbee's remarks during an Aug. 27, 2010, White House news briefing in which he appeared to possess confidential tax information on Koch Industries, the private conglomerate controlled by the Koch brothers, Charles and David. "So in this country we have partnerships, we have S corps, we have LLCs, we have a series of entities that do not pay corporate income tax. Some of...
  • Blooming assault on Nevada gun rights

    11/28/2014 7:03:03 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/28/2014 | Jeff Knox
    Everytown’s Washington, D.C., attorney reserved the Nevadans for Background Checks name with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office earlier this year. Filing information for the PAC and nonprofit corporation formed to push for the initiative, which significantly changes the state’s firearm transfer laws, lists Tara Paone as “director, president” of the nonprofit and as “director” of the PAC. Tara Paone is elsewhere listed as treasurer for Everytown for Gun Safety in New York, and was listed as the director of the Everytown fund in support of I-594 in Washington. Ms. Paone’s LinkedIn profile says she is a professional manager for...
  • Laxalt signs onto statement opposing Obama’s actions on immigration

    11/28/2014 7:12:09 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt is joining the charge to condemn President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. In one of his first public moves since winning the attorney general race on Nov. 4, Laxalt signed onto a joint statement sponsored by the Republican Attorneys General Association objecting to Obama’s decision to prevent the deportation of an estimated 5 million people. The statement also questions the validity of Obama’s oath to “protect the Constitution.” Signed by 20 attorneys general and attorneys general-elects, the letter doesn’t outline any course of legal action from RAGA members. But it dovetails with Republican promises to...
  • Hansen seeks to limit BLM, Forest Service police powers

    11/28/2014 7:00:18 AM PST · by redreno · 3 replies
    Assemblyman Ira Hansen has concerns about the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service overreaching their policing powers. Spurred in part by the BLM’s April roundup of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle that brought an armed confrontation between federal agents and Bundy supporters, the Sparks Republican is pushing for a bill that would prohibit BLM and Forest Service law officers from enforcing state laws. He is trying to get Nevada’s 17 counties, including Clark County, to take an interest in the issue that would be considered by the 2015 Legislature. Hansen’s concerns are tied in part to a variety...
  • Police: Drunk Washoe deputy threatened helicopter with gun

    11/25/2014 12:12:17 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | November 24, 2014 - 4:12pm | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SPARKS — A 41-year-old Washoe County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in Spanish Springs after police say he was firing a gun while drunk and threatened to shoot at a sheriff’s helicopter. Sparks police say Robert Brunsvold was arrested Sunday for suspicion of possession of a firearm while intoxicated and resisting police with a firearm. His bail was set at $20,000. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
  • Our Number 1 Goal: Retire Harry Reid For Good [TEA Party Express]

    11/24/2014 12:58:03 PM PST · by topher · 15 replies
    Tea Party Express [via email]
    Our Number 1 Goal: Retire Harry Reid For Good In 2014, we were successful in firing Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. We had historic gains in picking up 8 seats in the U.S. Senate, but we still have a lot more work to do. In 2016, Harry Reid is up for reelection and it's time that WE THE PEOPLE stand up and retire him from the Senate for good! Harry Reid embodies everything that is wrong with Washington, D.C. He has long forgotten about his oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and has made clear that he will...
  • Immigration move roils Nevada

    11/23/2014 12:31:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    President Obama's executive actions on immigration threw gasoline on the fire of border politics — and nowhere is it burning hotter than in Nevada, where incoming Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is gearing up for a tough reelection. Obama chose the Silver State, which has proportionately more illegal immigrants than anywhere else in the country, to begin a tour aimed at winning support for his decision to stop deportations for as many as 5 million people. His first shout-out in a Friday speech at a heavily Hispanic Las Vegas high school went to Reid, who has been emphasizing his...
  • Obama Claims 'Borders Mean Something,' Illegal Immigrants Shouldn't Get Rewarded

    11/22/2014 11:39:22 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, at the Las Vegas, Nevada high school where then-candidate Barack Obama pivoted to his "Si, Se Puede" (Yes, we can) message in 2008, President Barack Obama celebrated his executive amnesty in which he essentially declared, "Yes, I can." After announcing his executive amnesty at the White House on Thursday evening that will give temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants, Obama went to Del Sol High School in Nevada and became the salesman-in-chief. Obama will reportedly try to "aggressively" sell his executive amnesty in the coming weeks across the country, including next Tuesday in Chicago...
  • Obama picks right state to sell immigration order

    11/21/2014 7:11:52 AM PST · by redreno · 3 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | By LAURA MYERS
    President Barack Obama, who’s coming to Las Vegas today, picked the right state to sell his new executive order that will protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. More than 10 percent of Nevada’s workforce is living here illegally, the highest rate in the country and double the national average. Also, about one in five schoolchildren in the Silver State have at least one parent who’s an undocumented immigrant — far more than any other state, according to the Pew Research Center. These adopted Nevadans are among the 11 million illegal immigrants who have been “living in...
  • NAACP lashes out at new Nevada Assembly speaker. (Nevada)

    11/21/2014 7:09:06 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 11/20/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — The Reno-Sparks NAACP is asking the Nevada State Assembly Republican Caucus to reconsider its recent unanimous election of Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker after questionable comments attributed to him were reported by a Reno newspaper. “We understand that the caucus has many newly elected members who may not be as familiar with Mr. Hansen’s past as we are,” said branch President Jeffrey Blanck. “They need to know he has beaten the drum of intolerance for decades. “We do not ask anyone to take our word for it,” he said. “Take his words. A detailed compendium of...
  • Why Today? Why in Las Vegas? (Obama the Third World Revolutionary)

    11/21/2014 1:37:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | November 20, 2014
    In politics, symbolism is everything. You have to pay attention not only to what politicians say, but when and where they say it. For example, Obama announced that he was shafting our loyal ally Poland in order to suck up to our adversary Russia regarding missile defense on the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Poland by Stalin. Tonight in Las Vegas, he will announce an unconstitutional executive decree providing amnesty for millions upon millions of illegal aliens, mainly from Mexico. Why today? Here’s a clue: The Mexican Revolution, which began on November 20, 1910, and continued for a decade,...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • On paper Republican leader left a trail (Nevada)

    11/20/2014 9:19:56 AM PST · by redreno · 3 replies
    http://www.newsreview.com ^ | 11/20/2014 | By Dennis Myers
    Nevada Assembly speaker-designate Ira Hansen would be one of the most controversial speakers in Nevada history. In a surprise, he was named on Nov. 7 by the new Republican majority as their candidate for speaker. If elected in February, he would be the first Washoe speaker since Robert Barengo in 1981 and the first from Sparks since Chet Christiansen in 1961. The GOP members passed over Assembly Republican leader Pat Hickey of Reno to choose Hansen. It was treated as a victory for the more radical wing of the party, which took over the Clark County and state party organizations...
  • White House hits TV networks for skipping immigration address

    11/19/2014 5:15:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    politico ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | HADAS GOLD
    The White House is exasperated with the major broadcast networks – ABC, CBS and NBC -- for skipping out on President Barack Obama’s Thursday primetime address on his executive actions on immigration. “In 2006, Bush gave a 17 minute speech that was televised by all three networks that was about deploying 6000 national guard troops to the border. Obama is making a 10 minute speech that will have a vastly greater impact on the issue. And none of the networks are doing it. We can’t believe they were aggrieved that we announced this on Facebook,” a senior administration official told...
  • His Own Words: Obama Said He Doesn't Have Authority For Executive Amnesty 22 Times

    11/19/2014 5:09:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a report in POLITICO, President Obama is expected to make good on his executive amnesty threat on Friday during an event in Las Vegas, despite saying repeatedly over the years that he does not have the authority to change immigration laws from the Oval Office. House Speaker John Boehner, who warned the President shortly after the 2014 midterm elections that acting alone on immigration would "poison the well," has taken notice of Obama's past statements. After some research, his office found President Obama directly claimed 22 times he couldn't take executive action on immigration because he doesn't have the...
  • Obama Immigration Speech: CBS, Fox, NBC & ABC Not Airing

    11/19/2014 3:55:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | Dominic Patten
    President Barack Obama will finally be making public tomorrow night what his plan is to overhaul immigration. However, while his primetime speech will postpone part of the 15th annual Latin Grammys, it will not be covered by most of the Big 4 – if any of them. The administration announced today that POTUS will be speaking live from the White House at 8 PM ET on Thursday. ABC has the fall finale for Grey’s Anatomy on at that time while CBS has ratings powerhouse The Big Bang Theory, NBC has reality show The Biggest Loser and Fox has Bones. As...
  • GOP senator warns of violence after immigration order

    11/19/2014 3:39:13 PM PST · by Crazieman · 75 replies
    USA Today | 11/19/2014 | Susan Page
    USA Today Link, per stupid copyright rules
  • Obama’s Unprecedented Amnesty: No, Reagan and Bush Sr. didn’t do what Obama’s about to.

    11/18/2014 10:20:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2014 | Mark Krikorian
    “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.” – Senator Barack Obama, March 31, 2008 The latest from apologists for President Obama’s planned decree to unilaterally amnesty perhaps 5 million illegal aliens is that Reagan and Bush Sr. did it, so what’s the problem? It’s interesting that the anti-borders crowd seems to have conceded the point I made in...
  • Report: Obama to Sign Executive Amnesty Friday in Vegas

    11/19/2014 7:18:34 AM PST · by RummyChick · 320 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 11/19 | halper
    John Harwood of CNBC and the New York Times reports that President Obama's executive amnesty order is coming Friday in Las Vegas: Confirmed by source familiar: Obama to announce immigration order on Friday in Las Vegas — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014 Obama immigration announcement in Las Vegas on Friday may also serve as unofficial launch of Reid 2016 re-election campaign — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2014
  • Lynch's Attorney General Nomination Slipping to 2015

    11/19/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/18/14 | Sarah Mimms
    With only a handful of legislative days left before Congress calls it quits for the holiday season, it appears increasingly likely that Democratic Leader Harry Reid will cede the Senate majority to Republicans without confirming a new attorney general, leaving Eric Holder with the job he quit almost two months ago until at least January. The process to confirm a new attorney general, which typically takes weeks, has barely begun as members of the Senate have turned their focus to the Keystone pipeline, a bill to curb the National Security Agency's powers, and dozens of lower-level administration nominees. Given the...
  • DEMOCRATS TO OBAMA--GO BIG ON IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTION (overthrow of the US govt eminent)

    11/19/2014 4:11:00 AM PST · by Liz · 53 replies
    nypost.COM ^ | 11/18/14 | Marisa Schultz and Geoff Earle
    Democratics want Obama to shoot for the moon... “When the president decides to do his executive order, he should go big — as big as he can,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They say Obama will pay the price with Republicans (who won outstanding majorities nationwide at midterms), so he might as well enjoy the reward by winning the affection of millions of immigrants and support from a key bloc of Latino voters .... Obama's E/O could come this week---would allow more than four million of the estimated 11 million undocumented to work and live in the US legally....
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Reid Votes Against Landrieu (Screws Democrat Party)

    11/19/2014 5:39:14 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    vanity | 11/19/2014 | Self
    Harry Reid personally voted against Landrieu and screwed his own party. Checking the Roll Call this morning, Harry Reid's vote is Nay. Why did he allow the vote (since he rules the Senate with an iron fist) and then vote against her and ruin her chances in Louisiana? Nothing short of the Bills passage would have saved her down there. She's too little to late now and the union jobs are being pooched. And Obama stands above it all to pooch the Union jobs with a veto promise. This might have been the last chance for the Democrat Party (notice...
  • Nevada has top share of unauthorized immigrants

    11/19/2014 7:27:21 AM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | By MICHELLE RINDELS
    The number of immigrants who are in Nevada illegally dropped by about 20,000 people from 2009 to 2012. But Nevada still has the largest share of any state of unauthorized immigrants in its total population, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The study, released Tuesday, examines migration trends among the estimated 11.2 million people who were in the U.S. illegally in 2012. The overall number has held steady from 2009, but 14 states saw their unauthorized immigrant population decrease and seven saw it increase. While unauthorized immigrants accounted for 3.5 percent of the U.S. population of...
  • Divisions, diversions complicate Nevada tax talk

    If you thought the overwhelming defeat of the Education Initiative Nov. 4 was the end of tax talk in Nevada, you couldn’t be more wrong. If anything, the election results were the start of a larger discussion. But that discussion is complicated by groups competing for primacy, differing priorities and a frustrating lack of specifics on the part of big players. And that’s even before we get to Carson City and meet the new speaker of the Assembly, who says taxes should be a last resort rather than a top priority. Let’s start with business. Starting immediately after the Education...
  • Harry Reid praised Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Senate floor

    11/14/2014 2:09:20 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    PUNDITPRESS ^ | NOV 14, 2014 | Dan Butcher
    In 2009, current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid praised Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on the Senate floor as “one of the most respected economists in the world.”
  • Reid to Obama: Wait on Immigration Move (Updated)

    11/13/2014 3:05:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/13/14 | Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez
    |Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he would like President Barack Obama to wait for Congress to pass legislation funding the government before he takes executive action giving deportation relief to undocumented immigrants. “The president said he is going to do the executive action,” the Nevada Democrat said heading in to a Democratic lunch. “The question is when. It’s up to him. I’d like to get the finances of this country out of the way before he does it. But it’s up to him.” Reid said the president was aware of his preference.
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi don’t soon come to the conclusion on their own that it’s time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you can’t begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • Boston Globe: Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/12/2014 3:49:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | Scot Leigh
    In politics, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. People who have made their careers as Beltway politicians start to think they’ve become indispensable to Washington, when in fact it’s Washington that has become indispensable to them. And so they can’t or won’t recognize when the moment has come to move on to other things. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses.