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  • SWAT Sniper Paid The Price For Fantasizing About Killing Bundy Ranch Protesters

    07/28/2014 4:18:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 57 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Following April’s standoff between federal agents and civilian protesters at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, tensions on both sides of the issue remained high. What one law enforcement professional posted on social media regarding the incident, however, went far beyond the bounds of policy disagreement. After publicly fantasizing about blowing a protester’s head off with his sniper rifle, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that [Officer Laws] was soon called out by fellow Facebook user J.L. Bourne. According to sources within the department, he was transferred out of the SWAT team and placed on patrol duty.
  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

    07/26/2014 12:10:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/25/2014 | Don Weber
    COVINGTON – U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which would lower the tax on foreign corporate profits for U. S. corporations might have chance of passing, just not right now. The bill would allow companies like Apple to bring profits back to the United States at reduced tax rate. A similar tax holiday was enacted in 2004. Paul, who was speaking at the chamber’s government forum, said that the legislation probably would not come up for a vote this summer, but could see action at...
  • Northeastern Nevada ranchers hit with grazing closures ( BLM )

    07/24/2014 12:27:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | ‎7‎/‎24‎/‎2014‎ | Dylan Woolf Harris
    BATTLE MOUNTAIN — Once again ranchers who run cattle on the Argenta Allotment in Lander County were told Wednesday that due to drought a number of areas would be closed to livestock. Pete and Lynn Tomera were told by the Bureau of Land Management they had a week to remove cattle from nine segments of the allotment ... We have 7 days to ride the entire mountain and have the cattle off. We are right in the middle of haying and are forced to drop everything and begin gathering cattle,” the Tomeras wrote. “We are forced to put the cattle...
  • ‘Sure Hope So’: Harry Reid Wants to Pass Carbon Tax Bill After Midterms

    07/22/2014 2:34:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2014 - 6:04 AM | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was asked Monday if Democrats will move a carbon tax bill after the midterm election. “I sure hope so,” he told a “clean energy” conference call. […] A carbon tax bill won’t advance unless Democrats retake the House and retain control of the Senate in November. With that goal in mind, President Obama was heading west on Tuesday to raise money for his party. …
  • Heritage Action Buttresses Ted Cruz’s Border Solution

    07/19/2014 10:15:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | July 18, 2014 3:02 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Heritage Action called for the end of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, making an argument that dovetails with legislation offered by Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) as a solution to the border crisis.The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano denounced the program in a Thursday op-ed.  ’The president’s 2012 policy for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, regardless of the Oval Office’s intent, sets a precedent that encourages further unlawful migration, particularly among minors,” Carafano wrote. ”It leaves those in the program mired in uncertainty as to their future status. It resolves nothing, encourages the problem to grow and is a detriment...
  • On this Day in 1962: Infantry Nuke Test

    07/18/2014 2:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WeaponsMan blog ^ | July 17, 2014
    The USA fired its last above-ground nuclear test at a test site in Nevada on this day, 17 July, in 1962. The operation was a culmination exercise that brought together nuclear warhead tests (code-named Little Feller, as a nod to the W54 warhead’s light weight and low yield) and nuclear weapons employment maneuvers code-named Ivy Flats. The test was a pretty-much full-spectrum test of an actual tactical nuke, and a very unusual one — a nuclear infantry weapon called the Davy Crockett. A lot of tripe is written about the Davy Crockett, including that it could not fire a projectile...
  • Nevada: Lawsuit Filed Against Anti-Gun Ballot Initiative

    07/17/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 7/16/2014 | Unknown
    On Monday, a lawsuit was filed challenging the anti-gun ballot initiative filed with the Secretary of State. Your NRA-ILA previously reported on the filing of this ballot initiative here. This ballot initiative seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions. The lawsuit challenges the wording of the initiative alleging that it inaccurately characterizes the current state of the law as a “loophole.” This initiative also does not provide voters adequate notice of its intent to alter current law to include onerous criminal penalties for a violation of...
  • Bundy bunch ought to face justice for their crimes

    07/16/2014 7:15:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | July 16, 2014 - 12:01am | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    If the Southern Poverty Law Center got one thing right in the report it released last week about the standoff involving ranting racist rancher Cliven Bundy, it’s this: Those who broke the law need to be held to account
  • Report: Extremists emboldened after Nevada ranch standoff

    07/10/2014 9:19:48 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Madison Gray
    Far right wing extremists have been emboldened by the standoff earlier this year between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, according to a study released Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The report, entitled "War in the West" examines the conflict between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and militiamen who supported Bundy, who owed more than $1 million in grazing fees and fines to the government, despite insisting that he had "preemptive rights" to let his cattle graze on the federally owned land.
  • Texas Margin Tax is the Epitome of Bad Tax Policy

    07/09/2014 12:54:32 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 7 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 7-9-14 | Will Freeland
    With most legislative sessions for 2014 adjourned, many states are now looking forward to November. Other than elections, various ballot initiatives will be voted on later this year. Perhaps the most economically damaging proposal comes from the state of Nevada, where voters will decide whether or not to impose a 2 percent modified gross receipts tax, or margin tax on the state’s businesses. Currently, only Texas has the economically devastating margin tax, at 1 percent, and that has been the subject of multiple votes to repeal just in the 2013 legislative session. Other states, such as Washington and Ohio also...
  • NV sheriff, BLM: Bundy must be held accountable

    07/05/2014 7:38:26 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 50 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 5th, 2014 | AP
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his armed supporters and the federal agency.
  • Obamacare bad now, but it will be far worse later

    07/05/2014 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    Las Vegas Review ^ | July 3, 2014 | By STEPHEN PARENTE
    Nevada, buckle up. Over the next few months, you’ll learn how much your health insurance premiums will go up for next year. The early evidence isn’t good — the percentage increase could be in double digits. But that’s nothing compared with what you’ll face in 2017. In May, I released a comprehensive study showing how the Affordable Care Act will likely play out over the next few years. The diagnosis isn’t good. First, the short version. In two years, the ACA’s structural problems will lead to substantial premium increases. Once that happens, Nevadans will likely leave the insurance market in...
  • UNLV students call on Clinton to return speaking fee ( Nevada )

    06/28/2014 8:37:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Dan Merica
    Students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are asking the former secretary of state to return the speaking fee she is set to collect when she appears at a university fundraiser in October. ... The university is paying Clinton $225,000 for the appearance with money from "private donations secured by the UNLV foundation," according to a spokeswoman for the university who went on to say that no money from the school's operating budget will be used on the fee. Even with that caveat, the news of Clinton's fee did not sit well with the university's students, especially considering Nevada's higher...
  • Student Leaders Ask Hillary To Return 'Outrageous' $225,000 School Speaking Fee

    06/27/2014 10:35:35 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    Busines Insider ^ | Jun. 27, 2014, 12:08 PM | Colin Campbell
    Two top student government leaders at the University of Las Vegas are requesting Hillary Clinton return the "outrageous" $225,000 speaking fee she reportedly will receive for an upcoming speech at the school in October. In a video circulated by the national Republican Party Friday, Elias Benjelloun, the UNLV student body president, and Daniel Waqar, the student government's public relations director, slammed the university's foundation for paying Clinton so much for the event.
  • Reid blasts House on immigration bill one year since its passage

    06/26/2014 7:05:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday marked the anniversary of the passage of comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate and slammed the House for doing nothing on the issue. “Today marks the 365th day that the Tea Party-driven House of Representatives has sat on their hands refusing to fix our broken immigration system,” Reid said on the floor. “The Senate was able to pass immigration reform 52 weeks ago because both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate understood the urgent need to mend our nation’s immigration laws.”
  • '$225,000? That's obscene!': Hillary Clinton will collect massive fee from Nevada U

    06/25/2014 11:10:00 AM PDT · by topher · 51 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 12:34 EST, 24 June 2014 | Updated: 12:54 EST, 24 June 2014 | David Martosko
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will collect a $225,000 speaking fee from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in October, it emerged on Tuesday. The massive expense was confirmed just weeks after the university formalized a 4 per cent tuition increase for each of the next four years. Rate hikes have nearly tripled tuition costs there since 2004.
  • Trademark Office and Sen. Reid Pressure Football Team Owner Again

    06/22/2014 3:03:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s cancelation of federal trademark registration for the name Washington “Redskins,” after ruling it disparages Native Americans, puts pressure on team owner Daniel Snyder and the National Football League (NFL) to change the name but falls far short of settling the issue. The split, 2-1, decision by unelected trademark board members shows the increasingly heavy hand that politics is playing in the activities of the private sector, since the ruling followed recent public calls for a name change from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The team counters that the long-standing “Redskins” name...
  • Senate Energy Committee clears pro-Keystone XL measure, with Mary Landrieu leading the charge

    06/19/2014 2:37:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    In the face of the relentless dillydallying on the part of the Obama administration on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada went ahead and starting exploring the potential of cutting deals with other markets in Asia — and yesterday, the Canadian government approved their own Northern Gateway pipeline to carry crude from the Alberta oil sands out to the Pacific Ocean for shipment via tankers. There has been some speculation about the possibility of the Obama administration approving the Keystone XL pipeline now that Iraq’s oil output is on seriously unstable footing (although, reality check: The Keystone XL pipeline by...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Lib Lawyer Papantonio: GOP Rhetoric Was 'Place of Origin' for Murder of Las Vegas Cops

    06/14/2014 6:30:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/13/2014 | Jack Coleman
    He brands himself, ever so immodestly, as "America's Lawyer" -- though conservative Americans would be well advised to seek legal counsel elsewhere. More accurately, he is "Liberal Americans' Unhinged Barrister." Papantonio, who co-hosts the "Ring of Fire" radio show with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sam Seder, gave a textbook example of why he such rebranding is necessary when he was more over the top than usual while a guest on "The Ed Show" earlier this week.
  • 'None of the Above' Wins Dem Primary for Governor in Nevada

    06/12/2014 7:17:56 PM PDT · by This Just In · 24 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 12, 2014 | Debra Heine
    An upset last night in the Democrat primary for governor of Nevada was almost as stunning as the Brat win in VA-7. "None of the Above" won with 29.96% of the vote. Nevada was the first state to institute a “none of the above” line to its ballot in 1975, as a way for voters to protest weak, unqualified candidates.
  • Vegas rampage underscores the rise of violent radicals; cop killings up 53%

    06/10/2014 2:18:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 6/9/14 | Kelly Riddell
    Sunday’s slaying of two Las Vegas policemen raises to 23 the number of law enforcement officers killed by gunfire this year, a 53 percent increase over the tally at this time last year, which is spurring concern about the influence of radical groups. After shooting the policemen at point-blank range, the husband and wife killers took the officers’ weapons and reportedly covered them with a Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag, which depicts a coiled snake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me.” The officers’ killers — Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda — had been at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during his...
  • June 10th Primary Live Thread (ME, NV, SC, VA)

    06/10/2014 3:52:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 286 replies
    Live Thread
  • Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada dares suggest self defense training for women

    06/09/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 6-9-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Full Title: "‘Rape culture wins’: Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada dares suggest self defense training for women" Key in these search terms. --> #missusa self defense <--- What you'll find will shock the hell out of you. Unbelievable. #tcot — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) June 09, 2014 So wait — now it's "unfeminist" to defend yourself if attacked? Jesus take the wheel. #missusa— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 09, 2014 Seems Miss Nevada said something about self-defence to a rape question & now half of twitter is freaking out because #MissUSA can’t be smart— (@Mistressnancy) June 09, 2014 Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, was...
  • Pastor arrested for killing 55-year-old father in fight while on ministry trip in Las Vegas

    06/08/2014 8:26:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    mail online ^ | Joshua Gardner
    A California youth pastor has been charged with murder after a fight with a Las Vegas man last year ultimately led to his death. Robert Cox of Manteca, California was just passing through Sin City last June when he stopped for a late dinner with his church group en route to Texas. There he encountered 55-year-old Link Ellingson. A scuffle broke out in which Cox pushed Ellingson over, causing him to hit his head. After a six-month coma, Ellingson died from brain hemorrhaging. Now, police are holding the beloved pastor responsible for his death even as members of his family...
  • Harry Reid on Bergdahl Deal: ‘What Difference Does It Make?’

    06/05/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/05/2014 | Free Beacon Staff
    Reid calls it 'a big deal over nothing'. The Democratic Party seems to have a go-to line to reflect apathy for controversial issues plaguing the Obama administration. Asked about why he seemed to be the only one notified about the deal to retrieve Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before it was made, Harry Reid bristled at the question. “I’m not sure I’m the only one,” he said. “A big deal over nothing. Is it Friday or is it Saturday? What difference does it make? What difference does it make?” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton infamously snapped, “What difference at this point...
  • Harry Reid: ‘I’m glad’ Taliban Dream Team were released from Gitmo

    06/05/2014 7:52:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 25 replies
    BIZPAC REVIEW ^ | Jan 5 2014 | by Tom Tillison
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was only too happy to point out just how “disconnected from reality” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is for saying he’s “glad” the five most senior members of the Taliban held at Guantanamo were released.
  • Tea Party hits Reid with ethics charge over Koch brothers

    06/02/2014 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Tea Party Patriots has filed a complaint against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) with the Senate Ethics Committee to protest his repeated attacks against Charles and David Koch. Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, filed the complaint, charging Reid with “unlawfully and unethically targeting private citizens.” The complaint further states that Reid “has misused Senate staff or resources to engage in partisan campaign activity in violation of federal laws and Senate rules.” Reid has repeatedly slammed the Koch brothers, two of the richest men in the world, for funding attack ads against Democratic candidates. Americans for...
  • Two Arrested in 100-year-old Veteran Robbery

    05/29/2014 4:36:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    KTVN ^ | May 28, 2014 | KTVN
    The Carson City Sheriff's Office has two men behind bars who allegedly robbed a 100-year-old veteran at his home over Memorial Day weekend. According to Sheriff Ken Furlong, 27-year-old Robert Michael Hernandez or Carson City and 25-year-old Jordan Randall Burkhart, of Wellington, were arrested Wednesday. Sheriff Furlong says around 5 a.m. Sunday morning, deputies responded to a report of a home invasion and robbery at a home on Canvasback Drive. They say the victim, James Sorrentino, is a 100-year-old Army Air Corp and U.S. Air Force veteran. He was at home with a woman who is his in-residence care-giver when...
  • Nevada Gives Up on $91 Million Obamacare Exchange

    05/28/2014 3:48:02 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 26 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | May 28, 2014 | Alyene Senger
    Nevada has become the latest state to announce it will concede Obamacare exchange enrollment responsibilities to the federal government via healthcare.gov. Nevada became the third state-based exchange to make such a decision, joining Massachusetts, which is joining the federal exchange temporarily while it works to fix its state-based exchange, and Oregon, which has ditched its exchange entirely—making a total of 39 states dependent on the federal exchange for, at a minimum, enrollment in 2015.Federal taxpayers already have sent about $4.9 billion total in grants to the states to establish exchanges, with almost $4.2 billion going to just the 16 states...
  • 73-year-old Seeks 'Stand Your Ground' Protection

    05/28/2014 3:47:17 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | May 28, 2015 | Scott Sonner
    A 73-year-old man has been charged with murder in a recent shooting that killed a man and wounded a woman who had done meth and entered his vacant duplex without permission in suburban Reno. The defendant, Wayne Burgarello, acknowledged the Feb. 13 shooting at a property he owns in Sparks but says he was acting in self-defense under Nevada's "stand your ground" law, according to court records.
  • Cliven Bundy has officially left the Republican Party herd

    05/27/2014 12:47:22 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/14 | Philip Bump
    Rancher Cliven Bundy, who you may remember from American politics circa April 2014, has officially left the Republican Party. The news is unlikely to cause too many sleepless nights at Nevada GOP headquarters. Bundy and his wife signed new voter registration forms at an event held by the Independent American Party, to which the Bundys now belong. The event, the AP reports, was "held to honor Bundy for what organizers called 'his courage in standing up for state sovereignty.' " The IAP promoted the Bundys' cause earlier this month, calling on Nevada residents to file "CRIME REPORTS" against the Bureau...
  • Exposed: Voter Fraud Going On In Nevada, Worse Than Ballot Stuffing

    05/22/2014 12:28:45 AM PDT · by ScamFix · 6 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | 5-22-2014 | Dana Allen
    What we will expose in this article is indicative of Voter Fraud in all States and in National Elections. Is it illegals voting? No. Is it voter machine fraud? No. Both are very serious, and they do happen. The worst Voter Fraud is the politicians defrauding voters into thinking they are the opposite of what they really are. This fraud often decides elections and swings more votes than the other forms of voter fraud. Today while driving to buy groceries in Reno I heard two Ben Kieckhefer radio ads, minutes apart. Both of his ads claimed that he was an...
  • Yep, Nevada is officially dropping their state ObamaCare exchange, too

    05/20/2014 5:41:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    After much apparent pleading from the contractor, Nevada made the decision to drop their individual ObamaCare website builder Xerox and is now the next state hitching its wagon to the federal online exchange. It all looked like it could have gone so well back in October, until users started trying to actually sign up for health insurance and began to uncover the more than 1,500 defects embedded in the site, according to a report from Deloitte last month, and the Silver State has finally realized that the situation cannot be salvaged any time soon — and certainly not in...
  • Heartbreaking video shows abandoned puppy desperately chase owner's SUV in vain

    05/20/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | may 20, 2014 | david mccormack
    A Nevada woman who returned home to find an abandoned puppy outside her door was disgusted when she reviewed security camera footage and found that the dog had been cruelly left behind. Toni Luisi of Henderson, Nevada, has released the heartbreaking footage in a bid to help find the dog – who she has named Graci - a loving home and shame the owner who abandoned her. ‘I mean, how do they treat their children if this is how they treat their dog?’ said Luisi. Luisi returned home on May 5 to find the distressed puppy loitering around outside the...
  • Cornyn, Cruz, Sessions File Brief in Support of Obamacare Challenge

    05/18/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Wilson County News ^ | May 16, 2014
    WASHINGTON-- This week, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) and his colleagues filed an amicus brief and joined a court challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, specifically challenging the legality of that law. The PPACA, which effectively originated as legislation in the Senate, raises revenue through the individual mandate, which violates the Constitutional clause that requires any bill which raises revenue to originate in the House of Representatives. “The President has changed the law six ways to Sunday in order to satisfy political donors, provide breaks to Big...
  • Will He or Won't He? N.J. Magazine Ban Heading to Christie's Desk

    05/18/2014 3:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 5-16-2014 | NRA
    Gun control supporters appear poised to force New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie, often discussed as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, to show where he stands on the Second Amendment. On Monday, the state's Senate passed A2006, legislation to lower the state's magazine-capacity limit from 15 rounds to 10 rounds, by a vote of 22-17, mostly along party lines. The bill will be sent to Christie for signature or veto after the Assembly, which previously approved it by a vote of 46-31, approves technical changes made to the bill by the Senate. Once the bill reaches Christie's desk, he...
  • Senator Proffers More Evidence of Encroaching Dementia

    05/17/2014 9:22:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Repeated rants against the Koch brothers appear to be insufficient to calm Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev). “What's needed,” says Reid, “is a Constitutional Amendment aimed specifically at stopping them.” “These two men are an existential threat to America,” Reid argued. “They are, perhaps, the single biggest factor behind global warming. We cannot afford to treat them like ordinary citizens. Extraordinary measures must be taken to stave off their attacks on our Government.” The “attacks” Reid wants to stave off are studies that contradict Administration policies and candidates that vie to unseat Democratic officeholders—both funded by donations from the...
  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is assembling ‘team of legal advisers’ to take on feds

    05/18/2014 2:51:22 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy said in a lengthy written statement that he’s not going to sue the federal government after all, despite the number of lawyers he says have lined up to state his case against the Bureau of Land Management for free. At the same time, he wrapped his statement by saying that he’s “assembling a team of legal advisers” to help decide his family’s best course of action. The Bundy family has been at the center of a nationally watched armed standoff with the BLM over grazing fees. And some have said Mr. Bundy has a valid...
  • Harry Reid Backs Constitutional Amendment To Limit Koch Brothers’ Influence

    05/14/2014 1:19:46 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the “sewer” of modern American political campaigns, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday said that he would bring a constitutional amendment to the floor granting Congress the ability to set strict new limits on campaign contributions, warning he will force multiple votes if necessary to pass the measure. “When I came to Congress, when you got money you had to list who you got it from, what their occupation was, address, and phone numbers if you had it. Then I saw things change. In 1998, [former Sen.] John Ensign and I ran against one another and...
  • GOP mission: Name 3,000 things after Reagan (Mount Reagan, Grover Norquist)

    05/14/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Conservative activist Grover Norquist wants to name 3,000 things after Ronald Reagan. His next target is a small mountain in Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's home state. The would-be Mount Reagan, at 3,366 feet, is not nearly the highest peak in Nevada. But it does overlook Las Vegas and, as such, would remind all who visit and live there of the former two-term California governor who went on to become president and lodestar of the Republican Party.
  • Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    05/13/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-13-2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Nevada dad John Eppolito got a bad case of sticker shock when he asked state education officials to see the permanent records of his four children. He was told it would cost $10,194. A Lake Tahoe-area real estate agent by trade and a fierce opponent of Common Core, Eppolito was concerned about Nevada's recent decision to join a multi-state consortium that shares students’ data. He wanted to know exactly what information had been compiled on his school-age kids. But state officials told him he would have to pay fees and the cost of programming and running a custom report. “The...
  • Nevada GOP: Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Language Not Needed on Platform

    05/10/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 10 2012 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Nevada Republican Party is defending its decision to remove anti-gay and anti-abortion language from its state platform, saying that the exclusions doesn't mean the party is "for" either issue. Members of the delegation, meeting with other party members at the Republican National Convention's meeting in Memphis, rebuked Oklahoma Republican National Committee member Carolyn McLarty, who questioned Nevada Republicans' loyalty to the national party's goals in an email, reports The Washington Times. -SNIP- Nevada says it shortened its platform to benefit voters and candidates, but Arizona RNC member Bruce Ash said he questions the state party's strategy in picking the...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Mountain West)

    05/09/2014 8:39:19 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 83 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MOUNTAIN WEST (Rest of the country is in separate threads and Pacific Coast coming later, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Nevada: NIGER INNIS, NEVADA-4, June 10th .... winner...
  • Harry Reid, Caught in Land deal in Nevada

    05/08/2014 4:29:34 PM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | NA | NA
    Check out this video of the Land deal Reid-Bunkerville 93 acres owned by Harry Reid adjacent to Bundy's ranch. According to this information Reid has run 52 ranchers out of business during this period. BLM is also involved in buying land in the area where the $5 Billion Chinese Solar Program was planned.
  • Democratic leader blocks Senate vote on Keystone

    05/07/2014 1:49:49 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    AP ^ | May 7 2014 | MATTHEW DALY
    Senate Democrats are refusing to let supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to use an energy efficiency bill as a vehicle to attempt winning congressional approval for the controversial project. Majority Leader Harry Reid used a parliamentary move Wednesday to block a Republican amendment on the pipeline as well as a measure to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new greenhouse gas regulations on coal-burning power plants.
  • Nev. rancher's kin take ranch battle to sheriff ( BLM - Bundy )

    05/07/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | May 02, 2014 | KEN RITTER
    Family members and other supporters took a Nevada rancher's grazing rights fight against the U.S. government to the sheriff in Las Vegas on Friday, filing reports alleging crimes by federal agents against people protesting a roundup of cattle from public land. Rancher Cliven Bundy wasn't among those who filed handwritten complaints with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department - the agency with jurisdiction over Bundy's ranch in the Bunkerville area and much of Clark County.
  • The Democrats are running a Hispanic, Former Gang Member, Car Thief and Baby Killer

    05/07/2014 11:31:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | May 7 2014 | Tim Walker
    Complete Title: The Democrats are running a Hispanic, Former Gang Member, Car Thief and Baby Killer and “They Love Her” Lucy Flores is the new shining light for the Democratic Party in Nevada State. Can this former gang member be the new face of the Dems in a state to go totally Republican due to Harry Reid’s dubious ways? Flores is from the seedy streets of Las Vegas in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood that shadows the infamous Las Vegas Strip. She had dropped out of high school by the age of 17, been arrested for driving a stolen car on...
  • Meanwhile in Nevada, 90,000+ of Harry Reid’s constituents may lose their health care coverage

    05/05/2014 2:10:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2014 | Bruce McQuain
    Harry Reid is proud of his vote for ObamaCare. He’s even prouder of the fact that he figured out a procedural way to ram it through the Senate without a single Republican vote. I wonder how proud he is of its result? Local business owners might be hoping the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandates cover sticker shock.The law’s employer coverage mandate doesn’t take effect until 2015, but early plan renewals are starting to roll in. And for some businesses, the premium jumps are positively painful.Local insurance brokers are reporting spikes ranging from 35 percent to 120 percent on policies that...
  • The Bundy Ranch Militia Is Wearing Out Its Welcome (Funny Comment)

    05/05/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/5/2014 | T
    Rancher Cliven Bundy looks like he could still be in a heap of trouble for having thoroughly ticked off Fedzilla and the Keebler elf himself, Harry Reid. Herewith are ten ways Cliven Bundy could get the Feds off his backside and actually ingratiate himself to the big government droogies of the Left.