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  • UFC’s White: ‘I Will Never Talk Bad About Donald Trump”

    08/19/2018 11:46:09 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-19-18 | Baker
    During Fox News Channel’s Sunday airing of “OBJECTified,” UFC President Dana White praised his friend Donald Trump as someone he will “never talk bad about.” White said way before Trump ever ran for office, the president gave his league its start when nobody else would give them a shot. “I’m never going to say anything bad about — ever. Ever, ever, ever. That guy gave us our start when nobody would talk to us,” said White. He added, “No arenas wanted us. [Trump] reached out and he’s always been a friend to me. The guy’s always been a friend to...
  • Ax Handle Attacker Alex Ewing Named Suspect in Bennett Family Murders (1984 Murders in Aurora, CO)

    08/11/2018 12:11:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    Westword ^ | August 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    A childhood photo of Vanessa Bennett, who survived the hammer attack, and Alex Ewing as seen in a mid-1980s booking photo. Family photo via 9News/Nevada Department of Corrections via 9News Ax Handle Attacker Alex Ewing Named Suspect in Bennett Family Murders Michael Roberts | August 10, 2018 | 11:26am At a press conference this morning, August 10, representatives of the Aurora Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies confirmed that Alex Christopher Ewing, a 57-year-old prisoner in Nevada, where he's serving time for brutally beating a couple with an ax handle, has been named in arrest warrants related...
  • ICE Executes Federal Search Warrants In Nebraska, Minnesota & Nevada

    08/09/2018 7:08:22 AM PDT · by posterchild · 7 replies
    Holt Independent ^ | Aug 8, 2018
    GRAND ISLAND — During a multi-state operation led by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a series of criminal arrest warrants were executed Wednesday for 17 individuals connected to an alleged criminal conspiracy to exploit illegal alien laborers for profit, fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in Nebraska and Minnesota. In addition to these arrest warrants, authorities also served search warrants for worksite hiring violations at agricultural firms in Nebraska and Minnesota, and federal document search warrants at locations throughout Nebraska, in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; Appleton, Minnesota; and Las Vegas, Nevada. During this...
  • New fear: Democrats could win Senate

    08/08/2018 7:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/08/2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Confident talk in Washington that swaggering Republicans will fatten their majority in the Senate to a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the fall elections is shifting to nail-biting whispers the Democrats could take charge and install Sen. Chuck Schumer as leader. Already fretting odds that the House will turn Democratic and that potential Speaker Nancy Pelosi will open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a path to a Democratic Senate is beginning to emerge based on historical statistics and the anti-Trump sentiment in some areas of the country. Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor of the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ Larry Sabato...
  • Paul Laxalt, Former Nevada Governor, Dies at 96

    08/07/2018 2:06:32 AM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    US News ^ | 8/6/18 | REGINA GARCIA CANO
    Paul Laxalt, the son of Basque immigrants who rose to political power as a Nevada governor, U.S. senator and close ally to Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 96. Laxalt died Monday at a health care facility in Virginia, according to the public relations firm The Ferraro Group. The conservative Republican had a storied political career, including a brief run for president in 1987. But he described that bid as "the four most miserable months of my life," and in a 2000 interview with The Associated Press said he was happy to be out of politics. In the interview that...
  • Las Vegas gunman lost money, became unstable before shooting

    08/03/2018 11:59:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    AP SacBee ^ | August 03, 2018 | KEN RITTER and MICHELLE L. PRICE
    In the year before Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the high-stakes gambler appeared to have become increasingly unstable, distant and constantly complained of being sick, according to a final investigative report released Friday. Financial records also showed Paddock had lost more than $1.5 million in the two years before the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 people dead and more than 800 others injured. One of Paddock's brothers told investigators that he believed the gunman had a "mental illness and was paranoid and delusional," and his doctor believed he may...
  • Las Vegas massacre investigation complete - No motive found.

    08/03/2018 11:16:00 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 94 replies
    www.lvmpd ^ | 8/3/2018 | LVMPD
    What was Paddock’s motive? This report was derived from the LVMPD’s preliminary investigative report that was released on January 18, 2018. The findings from that preliminary report remain accurate and in accordance with this final report. This report was authored to provide the reader with more information about who, what, when, and where. Regretfully, this report will not be able to address the why.
  • CLIVEN BUNDY VOWS TO FIGHT DOJ APPEAL OF DISMISSAL IN STANDOFF TRIAL CASE

    08/03/2018 10:47:00 AM PDT · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/3/2018 | chris white
    The Nevada rancher who led a standoff with the federal government nearly four years ago is vowing to fight the Department of Justice’s move to appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss an indictment against the man. Larry Klayman, legal counsel for Cliven Bundy, issued a statement on behalf of Bundy vowing to fight the DOJ’s attempt to retry his client for his role in the 2014 standoff. Klayman is the founder of Judicial Watch and is a former prosecutor. “My client and friend Cliven Bundy is confident that the Ninth Circuit will affirm Judge Navarro’s dismissal,” Larry Klayman, legal counsel...
  • Taxpayer-funded trip included a jaunt to Disney World

    08/03/2018 9:33:38 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 3, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    The Clark County School District sent Deanna Wright to an anti-bullying conference in Orlando. She went to Walt Disney World instead of attending the end of the conference. Wright is the president of the School Board. Last year, taxpayers paid for her trip to the 2017 National Conference on Bullying. The conference opened on March 1 and ended at 11 a.m. on March 3. On March 3, at 9:53 a.m. — while the conference was ongoing — she took an Uber from her hotel to a Disney World parking lot. Late that evening, she took another Uber from Disney World...
  • Sheriff: Radio host Art Bell died of prescription overdose

    08/01/2018 6:34:01 PM PDT · by blueplum · 89 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 01 Aug 2018 | AP staff
    LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Nevada say Art Bell, a syndicated radio host best known for nightly shows in the 1990s about paranormal themes and conspiracy theories, died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly posted a brief Facebook announcement on Wednesday saying an autopsy determined the 72-year-old Bell died of "multiple drug intoxication from his own lawfully prescribed prescriptions." Coroner John Fudenberg in Las Vegas says Bell had the painkillers..
  • The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery

    07/31/2018 6:06:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    nytimes ^ | 7/24/2018 | Ivan Penn
    Hoover Dam helped transform the American West, harnessing the force of the Colorado River — along with millions of cubic feet of concrete and tens of millions of pounds of steel — to power millions of homes and businesses. It was one of the great engineering feats of the 20th century. Now it is the focus of a distinctly 21st-century challenge: turning the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity, fed by the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the power sources of the future. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, an original operator of the...
  • Mandalay Bay owners sue victims of Las Vegas mass shooting

    07/17/2018 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2018 | David K. Li
    The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against the victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre, according to a published report on Monday. MGM Resorts International went to federal courts in Nevada and California and took on more than 1,000 shooting victims, saying claims against the hotel giant "must be dismissed." [Snip] Las Vegas lawyer Robert Eglet, who is representing several victims, told the paper that the hotel’s unusual action is a pre-emptive strike to get the cases heard in federal court instead of state court. Englet...
  • Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at casino

    07/12/2018 10:38:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Another bad turn for Charles Oakley. The Knicks icon was arrested at a Las Vegas casino on Sunday, TMZ Sports reported, for allegedly trying to cheat while gambling. Oakley “was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known,” officials from the Nevada Gaming Board told the website.
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Scott Dozier case: Hours before execution, judge in pharma company suit halts use of drug

    07/11/2018 2:11:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | July 11, 2018
    LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada judge is halting the use of a drug in the execution of twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ordered the delay Wednesday morning in response to a challenge by New Jersey-based drugmaker Alvogen, which says it doesn't want its product, midazolam, used in "botched" executions. Alvogen's objections were aired at a hearing that unfolded less than 11 hours before Dozier was to be put to death with a three-drug injection never before tried in the U.S....
  • The Numbers Are In, And It’s Looking Pretty Bad For Senate Dems In November

    07/10/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2018 | Vandana Rambaran
    Democrats are in for an uphill battle in November’s midterm elections as they struggle to overtake the GOP-led Senate, according to an Axios and SurveyMonkey poll of key states released Tuesday. Although Democrats only need to pick up two seats to gain the majority in the Senate, they are struggling to control 10 states already held by Democratic senators. These states are now predominantly red states with voters who are strong supporters of President Donald Trump. They include Indiana, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota, all of which Trump won in 2016, while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton couldn’t even win...
  • EXCLUSIVE: There’s No Evidence Nevada Democratic Senate Candidate’s Touted Business Ever Existed

    07/09/2018 4:21:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/18 | Joe Simonson
    Nevada has no records Rep. Jacky Rosen ever ran a small business in Nevada, despite her repeated claims that she started a consulting firm, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.Rosen, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Sen. Dean Heller for his seat in the upcoming November election and is considered former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s handpicked successor.In April, a public records request was filed with the Nevada secretary of state seeking a copy of any “Sole Proprietor Exemption” or “Sole Proprietor Registration” under Rosen or her maiden name between 1995 and 2005.Less than a week later, a...
  • Sisolak, NV Democrats declare war on Catholic Church-supported ministry

    07/09/2018 11:03:09 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 11 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | July 8, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Politics is a dirty business, but politicians usually avoid attacking charities supported by their own church. Not Steve Sisolak. Sisolak, a Democrat, has talked numerous times about his faith and is reportedly a “devout Catholic who goes to Mass every day.” Last week, Nevada Democrats put out a pro-abortion screed against Adam Laxalt, Sisolak’s Republican gubernatorial opponent. It viciously attacked First Choice Pregnancy Services, a crisis pregnancy center. Crisis pregnancy centers offer women free pregnancy-related services, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and counseling to help expectant moms choose life. Nevada Democrats labeled First Choice a “fake clinic” that “coerces women...
  • Judge rejects government bid to reopen activist rancher case

    07/08/2018 9:40:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 7/6/18 | ken ritter, associated press
    A judge's decision not to let federal prosecutors reopen the criminal case against Cliven Bundy, his sons and supporters in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents could amount to the final act in the case, a lawyer for the Nevada rancher and states' rights activist said Friday. "It's the final nail in the coffin, and completely expected," attorney Bret Whipple said of the ruling in the criminal case that was filed in 2016 against 19 defendants and collapsed last December in a mistrial due to "flagrant misconduct" by prosecutors. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said again in a...
  • The Judge In The Bundy Trial Just Spiked Prosecutors’ Plea For One Last Shot At A Conviction

    07/06/2018 6:27:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 4, 2018 | Tim Pearce
    A federal judge rejected prosecutors’ request Tuesday to reconsider her dismissal of the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and friend Ryan Payne. U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro dismissed conspiracy charges against the four men on Jan. 8 after finding that prosecutors had acted “with prejudice” throughout the trial, The Oregonian reported. Federal prosecutors violated federal law and failed to share evidence favorable to the defendants case with the court. “The Court’s finding of outrageous government conduct was not in error,” Navarro wrote in her 11-page ruling, obtained by The Oregonian. “On the contrary, a universal...