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  • Poll: Trump Leads in Top Battleground Counties in U.S.A.

    07/18/2016 1:16:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
    Sorry, page would not let me to excerpt anything, need to go to the link to read article.
  • Reid: Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities Would 'Undermine' Local Law Enforcement

    07/08/2016 8:43:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | 3:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that a bill targeting sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws would “undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety.” “Senator Toomey”s bill will undermine the ability of local law enforcement to police their own communities to ensure public safety. It would deny millions of dollars of critical community and economic development funding to cities and states that refuse to target immigrant families,” Reid said in a speech on the Senate floor. Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa.) bill, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act,...
  • Reid: ‘Time to move on' from Clinton email scandal

    07/06/2016 1:44:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    July 06, 2016, 03:50 pm Reid: ‘Time to move on' from Clinton email scandal By Jordain Carney Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday slammed Republicans for focusing their fire on the FBI for not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton. "It's over. It's time to move on," Reid said. "Republican attempts to continue their political hit job are just that, they're political." Reid's remarks are the first time he's weighed in on the Clinton email scandal since FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday morning that he would recommend no charges for Clinton's use of a private email server while...
  • Southwest at risk for Trump over divisive rhetoric, weak campaign start

    07/05/2016 9:57:12 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Beaumont, AP
    DENVER – Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump’s disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state’s shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground to one that’s Democrat-friendly. ... And it’s not just Colorado. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and weak campaign structure could ensure that perennially competitive Nevada and New Mexico are out of reach as well.
  • Man killed trying to crash through chicken wing festival

    07/03/2016 9:57:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cbs/ap ^ | 07/03/2016
    The incident began about 1:30 p.m. Sunday when police tried to make a traffic stop of a silver mini-van near downtown, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office said. The driver of the mini-van failed to stop and headed toward downtown, the sheriff's office said in a statement. The mini-van tried to get past a barricade in front of the annual Biggest Little City Wing Fest and then swerved toward a police officer who was on foot, the sheriff's office said. The officer opened fire, causing the man to crash into a vendor, KTVN reported. ... Wing Fest, an annual chicken wings...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • U.S. Forest Service barricades a forest road, destroys game trails in Idaho

    06/30/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 20, 2016 | Marjorie Haun
    The United States Forest Service severely damaged a forest road and trail in Northwestern Idaho earlier this month, raising serious questions about the agency’s ability to care for federally-managed lands. During the first weekend in June, several members of Northwestern Gold Prospectors Association (NWGPA) planned to attend a gathering to prospect private claims in the Bedrock Gulch and Eagle Creek areas. When the prospectors arrived, Forest Road 152 was blocked with cement barricades and hundreds of felled trees. ... Photographs from that day show large logs laid crosswise and laterally on the trail, covered with hundreds of large pine branches...
  • Harry Reid backs compromise gun bill

    06/22/2016 3:48:04 PM PDT · by FR33DOM4ME · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/22/2016 | Burgess Everett
    Sen. Susan Collins' attempt to keep firearms out of the hands of potential terrorists just picked up its most powerful backer yet: Harry Reid.
  • “World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.

    06/21/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | David Middleton
    While the production will almost certainly improve this summer, “SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada [isn’t even] quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun [is] shining”… The average U.S. residential utility customer uses about 900 kWh per month. 75,000 homes * 900 KWh/month = 67,500,000 kWh/month = 67,500 MWh/month In its best month so far, Crescent Dunes generated 9,095 MWh… About 3 hours of electricity per day for 75,000 homes. This is the Venezuela version of 24/7 /SARC.
  • FOREIGNER ARRESTED – Tried to KILL DONALD TRUMP at Vegas Rally

    06/20/2016 3:50:35 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 123 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-Trump protester Michael Sandford was arrested Saturday at Donald Trump’s Las Vegas rally at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Sandford tried to grab a cop’s gun..... A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate. A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds. It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from...
  • Anti-Trump Protester Arrested After Trying to Take Police Officer’s Gun at Vegas Rally

    06/19/2016 4:05:27 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Authorities in Las Vegas arrested a 19-year-old man after he allegedly tried to disarm a police officer at the Donald Trump presidential rally. Fox News: Las Vegas Metro police said Michael Sanford approached a uniformed officer and started a conversation looking to get an autograph. Minutes into the conversation, Sanford attempted to disarm the officer, police said. Authorities said officers assigned to the rally were able to take Sanford into custody with little disruption at the venue. No other incidents or injuries were reported.
  • Donald Trump Threatens to Self-Fund Campaign if GOP Support Wavers

    06/19/2016 3:52:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 19 2016, 8:23 ET | by ALEXANDRA JAFFE and HALLIE JACKSON
    LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump on Saturday claimed most of the money he's been collecting at his recent fundraisers is going to the Republican Party, but also threatened to cut the GOP off if support from the party wavers. "Right now I'm raising a lot of money for the Republican Party, and a lot of beneficiaries to that, and I like doing it," Trump said. "Life is like a two-way street, right?" Trump said. "They have to [help], otherwise I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, I'll just keep funding my own campaign…for me, that's the easy way," he said....
  • Gun-buy ban for aiding terrorists?

    06/19/2016 3:07:16 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 19 june 2016 | Ira Stoll
    --(snip) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, introduced an amendment that would give the attorney general power to “deny the transfer of a firearm if the Attorney General determines, based on the totality of the circumstances, that the transferee represents a threat to public safety based on a reasonable suspicion that the transferee is engaged, or has been engaged, in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support or resources therof.” This may be a bad idea for a variety of reasons.
  • LIVE:2 Trump rallies 6/18/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ 11am & Phoenix, AZ @ 4pm PDT

    06/18/2016 5:13:22 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 854 replies
    Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Las Vegas, NV at Mystčre Theater at Treasure Island. Coverage begins at 11:00 AM PDT. Las Vegas, NV Mystere Theater @ Treasure Island @ 11am PDT Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Phoenix, AZ at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Coverage begins at 4:00 PM PDT. Phoenix, AZ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum @ the Arizona State Fairgrounds @ 4pm PDT
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlson’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the “assault weapons” ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the “assault weapons” ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, “It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the fight. It’s just that we want to win the fight.” Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morning’s carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep “weapons of war” off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measure’s a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the...
  • Few rules restricting guns in public in Nevada

    06/17/2016 10:20:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    fox5vegas.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Cyndi Lundeberg
    Following the mass shooting in Orlando, guns have again become a hot-button issue. Nevada gun laws, along with open carry laws, allow people to carry a firearm almost anywhere they like. That might include the Las Vegas Strip, clubs and bars. It’s not just handguns. The law protects rifles and the like as well. “It covers everything. I’ve never seen a reason to carry a rifle down the road, but if it became a prudent thing to do, I would do it,” said David Stilwell, owner of Las Vegas’ Gun Butler. Openly carrying firearms doesn’t require a permit, and signs...
  • U.S. Throws China Off High-Speed Rail Project

    06/10/2016 7:18:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 9, 2016 | Te-Ping Chen
    U.S. Throws China Off High-Speed Rail Project China state media says XpressWest’s move is irresponsible By Te-Ping Chen June 9, 2016 5:42 a.m. ET 26 COMMENTS BEIJING—A high-speed rail agreement touted as a symbol of U.S.-China cooperation has fallen apart less than a year after it was signed. XpressWest, a private U.S. company, on Thursday said a venture with China Railway International to build a high-speed rail line to link Southern California with Las Vegas won’t proceed. In a statement, the U.S. company said it terminated the partnership because of “difficulties associated with timely performance” and its Chinese partner’s challenges...
  • Reid accuses GOP senator of 'praying' for Obama's death

    06/10/2016 5:30:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/10/16 | Chad Pergram
    As if the 2016 cycle couldn’t get any uglier, a nasty war of words broke out Friday when Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid accused a Republican senator of “praying” for President Obama’s death. ADVERTISEMENT The allegations followed Georgia Sen. David Perdue’s remarks Friday to a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “We are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president,” Perdue said. “I think we should pray for Barack Obama.” He added, “We need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, 'Let...
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • China will not build L.A.-to-Vegas rail line — U.S. company calls the deal off

    06/09/2016 8:34:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    L A Times ^ | 06/08/2016
    Nine months after announcing that China would help build a high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the private U.S. company behind the plan said late Wednesday that the deal was off. A bullet train stops at the platform before it travels to Lanzhou from the Urumqi south railway station in XpressWest said the decision to terminate the relationship with China Railway International was based “primarily upon difficulties associated with timely performance and CRI’s challenges in obtaining required authority to proceed with required development activities.” XpressWest indicated that its “biggest challenge” was a federal government requirement that high-speed...
  • Report: Reid wants Warren for VP

    06/08/2016 2:28:25 PM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants Hillary Clinton to pick Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, the Huffington Post reported on Wednesday. The report, citing four unidentified Senate sources, says that Reid has grown confident that Democrats would be able to hold on to Warren’s seat if she vacates it to be vice president. The Boston Globe reported last week that Reid had tapped a lawyer in Washington, D.C., to review Massachusetts election law to weigh his options for how to keep her seat blue.
  • NRA taps veteran campaign manager to handle effort to defeat Nevada background check(T)

    06/04/2016 7:44:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    reviewjournal.com/ ^ | 6/2/2016 | WESLEY JUHL
    The National Rifle Association on Wednesday announced the appointment of a veteran campaign manager to handle its grassroots campaign to defeat a Nevada ballot measure that would expand firearm background checks to private sales and transfers. The group NRA Nevadans for Freedom tapped Robert Uithoven, who recently managed the campaign for Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, for the job. Uithoven’s hire signals that NRA Nevadans for Freedom is gearing up for a serious fight to defeat Question 1 on the November ballot, the organization said. The group also recently launched a website.
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • Another Climate Alarmist’s Predictions Don’t Match Real-world Data

    05/31/2016 6:06:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Marita Noon
    Whenever there is a new record set, whether rain, hurricane, drought, etc., those in the climate change alarmist camp seem to be quick to point to global warming as the cause and make more dire predictions regarding the future—even when there are other documented reasons and even when hard data (not models) disputes the claim. Such is the case with Lake Mead. On May 20, the federal Bureau of Reclamation announced that the nation’s largest reservoir reached an all-time low. The current level slipped below the previous record set in June 2015. Despite reports of the mismanagement of the important...
  • BREAKING=> TRUMP Camp Releases List of 9 of 15 States In-Play This Cycle Including NY and California

    05/29/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump announced this weekend he puts 15 states potentially into play in the general election this year. The states include: — Ohio — Florida — Virginia — Minnesota — Michigan — Pennsylvania — Wisconsin — New York — Maine — California ** Plus Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest Oregon poll and is essentially tied with Hillary in New Hampshire -two more traditional blue states. And Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been indicted yet!
  • Spike in crime in Las Vegas spurs search for causes, cures

    05/27/2016 10:15:57 AM PDT · by mowowie · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 3:14 AM EDT | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- From shootings on the Strip to the killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe to an April weekend that saw five slayings in separate cases, crime is spiking in the shadows in Las Vegas - and spurring questions about causes and cures. The local sheriff, police union officials and district attorney have various theories about what's behind the body count: 64 homicides by the end of April, compared with 29 killings after the first four months of 2015; 75 slayings as of Wednesday, compared with 45 by the same date last year.
  • B.B. King's Estate War: 15 Kids, 15 Moms and a "Totally Haywire" Fight

    05/26/2016 11:42:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/26/2016 | Scott johnson
    When bluesman B.B. King died last year, he bequeathed to the world a body of work spanning six decades that brought joy and comfort to millions. The crooner of "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Sweet Sixteen" transformed American music, inspiring such rockers as Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and Buddy Guy. King was 89 when he succumbed to congestive heart failure in his Las Vegas home and died peacefully in his sleep on May 14, 2015.The year since then has been decidedly less peaceful. While neither of King's two marriages resulted in children, he managed to leave behind a vast family:...
  • Legislators Blast DOJ Double Standard: Rancher Finicum vs. Occupy Leftists

    05/24/2016 3:17:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Seven state legislators from Arizona have called upon the attorneys general of the states of Arizona, Nevada “and any other states with standing,” to bring legal action against Oregon law-enforcement officials and prosecutors, as well as against the FBI, over the shooting death this past January of Arizona rancher Robert Lavoy Finicum. In a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, the Arizona lawmakers contrast the extreme treatment accorded Finicum, the Bundy ranching family, and their supporters versus the kid-glove treatment given to the violent and destructive leftist demonstrators of the various “Occupy”...
  • Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries

    05/24/2016 7:39:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 May 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Leaders of the Republican Party have begun internal deliberations over what would be fundamental changes to the way its presidential nominees are chosen, a recognition that the chaotic process that played out this year is seriously flawed and helped exacerbate tensions within the party. In a significant shift, Republican officials said it now seemed unlikely that the four states to vote first would all retain their cherished place on the electoral calendar, with Nevada as the most probable casualty. Party leaders are even going so far as to consider diluting the traditional status of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina...
  • Reid Vows To 'Stop' Clinton From Picking Certain Running Mates

    05/24/2016 11:57:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    Add Harry Reid to the list of troubles dogging Hillary Clinton as she stumbles toward the Democratic nomination for president. The powerful Senate minority leader delivered an unusual warning to Clinton on selecting a running mate, vowing to "do whatever I can" to stop her from choosing a Democratic senator from a state led by a Republican governor. “If we have a Republican governor in any of those states, the answer is not only no, but hell no and I would do whatever I can, and I think most of my Democratic colleagues here would say the same thing," Reid,...
  • New York Times Raises Front-Page Alarm About Las Vegas Newspaper’s Zionist Owner

    05/24/2016 5:09:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 23, 2016 | Ira Stoll
    The internal machinations at a Las Vegas newspaper owned by the family of Sheldon Adelson are the subject of a front-page New York Times article that runs more than 2,300 words. What does it all amount to? Some reporters and former reporters complaining about their editors and owners. As someone with experience in the newspaper business, I can tell you with a high degree of certainty that this is not news. That is what reporters and former reporters do — they complain about their editors and owners. It comes with the territory. Why does it deserve front-page coverage in the...
  • Video suggests Barbara Boxer really wasn't afraid of Sanders supporters

    05/23/2016 3:24:00 PM PDT · by ciparis · 18 replies
    A video has surfaced that is putting doubt on Senator Barbara Boxer’s claims that she feared for her safety while at the Nevada State Convention. During her contentious speech, Sanders delegates loudly booed her as she stood defiantly at the podium. Her response to Sanders delegates can only be described as arrogant. A video of that verbal assault has already circulated the internet. Not until five days after the convention did another video go viral: A video of Boxer walking casually from the podium, blowing sarcastic kisses to the Sanders delegates. As the video ends. Boxer throws up her left...
  • Misaligned Mirrors Spark Fire At World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

    05/23/2016 8:44:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    <p>Firefighters had to climb some 300 feet up a boiler tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California after fire was reported on an upper level around 9:30 a.m., fire officials said.</p> <p>The plant works by using mirrors to focus sunlight on boilers at the top of three 459-foot towers, creating steam that drive turbines to produce electricity.</p>
  • 'Pawn Stars' star Chumlee avoids jail time with plea deal

    05/23/2016 11:32:21 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>One of the stars of the reality TV show "Pawn Stars" told a judge on Monday he's taking a plea deal that would spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home.</p>
  • Bernie Loses His Halo

    05/23/2016 6:50:48 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2016 | Bill Scher
    s the left turning on its darling, Bernie Sanders? On Friday, Netroots titan Markos Moulitsas, namesake of the liberal Daily Kos, dropped a rhetorical bomb on the Bern, blaming the candidate for doing too little to denounce death threats received by the Nevada Democratic Party after Sanders’ state convention delegates complained they had received unfair treatment. “The problem isn't Bernie Sanders' supporters,” Moulitsas wrote. “It's Bernie Sanders himself … [He] refuses to forcefully and unambiguously reject that violence, instead rationalizing and explaining it away with a mix of grievances and outright conspiracy theory.” Actually, Sanders hasn’t lost much support among...
  • Lake Mead declines to lowest level in history

    05/22/2016 7:15:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Desert Sun | May 20, 2016 | Ian James
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  • The World’s Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself

    05/20/2016 4:16:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Gzmodo ^ | 5/20/16 | George Dvorsky
    Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plant’s workers suffered through a real hellscape, too. A small fire was reported yesterday morning at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California, forcing a temporary shutdown of the facility. It’s now running at a third of its capacity (a second tower is down due to scheduled maintenance), and it’s not immediately clear when the damaged tower will restart. It’s also unclear how the incident will...
  • Largest solar power plant in the world bursts into flames

    05/21/2016 5:38:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/21/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System located near the California-Nevada border, burst into flames when some of the thousands of mirrors that focus sunlight on water towers became misalinged and started an electrical cable fire. The plant was built with a $1.6 billion taxpayer guaranteed loan and is run by a consortium of companies that include BrightSource Energy, NRG Energy and Google. Associated Press: Firefighters had to climb some 300 feet up a boiler tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California after fire was reported on an upper level around 9:30 a.m., fire officials said. The plant...
  • Clinton Campaign Pledges to Crack Open Government Files on UFOs, Aliens

    04/08/2016 1:00:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 4/8/16 | Tom Shoop
    There are many weighty issues in this year’s presidential campaign, from tax policy to how to deal with the threat from ISIS. But Hillary Clinton and her staff have repeatedly made time to address another apparently pressing concern: the possibility that aliens have visited Earth, and the U.S. government has covered it up. On Thursday, Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, told CNN that federal agencies  “could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what's going on with unidentified aerial phenomena." He said Clinton would push for answers if she gets to occupy...
  • Senator Boxer Claims Bernie Supporters Made Her Fear for Her Life: “It Was Scary” (VIDEO)

    05/20/2016 11:16:29 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 20, 2016
    Senator Barbara Boxer was booed off stage as all hell broke loose at the Nevada Democratic Convention last weekend. She also claims that Bernie Sanders supporters were so unhinged that she feared for her life. CNN reports: Earlier Wednesday, California’s other Democratic senator, Barbara Boxer, said Sanders supporters should attempt “to change the primary process, but not to go out there and throw chairs and to put people’s lives in danger because the democratic process as put forward and ratified by the two parties is being carried out.” Boxer said she felt threatened after outbursts and threats at the Nevada...
  • School Choice Gets a Big Win in Nevada Court Decision

    05/20/2016 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 19 | Lindsey Burke
    On Wednesday, families got one step closer to finally being able to access the most expansive education choice option of any state. A trial court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against Nevada’s nearly universal education savings account (ESA) program. The suit, Duncan v. State of Nevada, challenged the publicly funded education savings account program, which provides parents access to the funding that would have been spent on their child in the public school system through a restricted-use savings account. The ACLU argued that education savings accounts violate what’s known as a “Blaine” amendment...
  • Gambling debt, stock tip lead to $1 million settlement but no charges for Mickelson

    05/19/2016 5:44:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2016 | Joseph Ax
    Late in July 2012, Phil Mickelson, one of the world's most famous golfers, received a phone call from a well-known professional sports gambler, William "Billy" Walters. At the time, U.S. authorities say, Mickelson owed Walters a gambling debt, and Walters had a hot stock tip: buy shares in the food company Dean Foods Co. Four days later, Mickelson owned $2.4 million worth of Dean Foods shares, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A few weeks after that, he reaped a $931,000 profit when the company announced a spinoff that sent its share price soaring. Mickelson then paid off...
  • Van Jones: I wish Priebus was DNC chair

    05/19/2016 10:35:17 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Liberal commentator Van Jones on Wednesday said he'd prefer the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to his own party's chair after a "leadership failure" on the Democratic side. Jones knocked Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her response to Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday in light of the contentious Nevada Democratic convention. "Debbie, who should be the umpire, who should be the marriage counselor, is coming in harder for Hillary Clinton than she is for herself. That is malpractice," Jones told CNN's Brooke Baldwin Wednesday.
  • Bernie's Thug Life

    05/19/2016 2:57:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 19,2016 | Mathew Vadum
    The reason Bernie Sanders pointedly refuses to condemn his supporters for throwing chairs and making death threats against Democrat officials at and after the party’s Nevada convention is because he doesn’t actually object to their violent behavior. Sanders blew off pressure from Democrat leaders to disavow ugly tactics by his supporters at the event Saturday evening, calling the complaints “nonsense” and arguing that his supporters were not treated with "fairness and respect."
  • MSNBC’s Brzezinski Calls For Wasserman Schultz To Resign [VIDEO]

    05/18/2016 7:35:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Steve Guest
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski called on Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down as chair of the Democratic Party because the Florida congresswoman is blatantly favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. Appearing on “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, Brzezinski said that Sanders treatment by the Democratic Party “has been very poorly handled from the start. It has been unfair and they haven’t taken him seriously, and it starts quite frankly with the person that we just heard speaking. It just does.” Brzezinski’s call for a change of leadership was in response to Wasserman Schultz’s criticism of Sanders from Tuesday night when she said,...
  • Opinion: Democrats, not Republicans, may be on verge of unraveling

    05/17/2016 1:45:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 17, 2016 | Darrell Delamaide
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Contentious supporters of the two rivals for the Democratic nomination turned the selection of Nevada’s national delegates this weekend into a virtual battlefield, with the chairman gaveling the proceeding to a peremptory close and fleeing the stage while armed guards cleared the meeting venue. The spectacle of Democratic Party officials railroading through a ruling favorable to Hillary Clinton while denying certification to some 58 Bernie Sanders delegates to the state convention comes on top of charges that caucuses and primary votes around the country have been manipulated to beef up Clinton’s much-touted lead in national delegates.