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  • ACORN pleads guilty to voter registration fraud in Nevada

    04/06/2011 1:37:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/6/11 | Eric Shawn
    The defunct political advocacy group ACORN has pleaded guilty to one count of an election law violation in Las Vegas, Nevada. ACORN attorney Lisa Rasmussen told Fox News that a plea agreement was worked out with the state attorney general. The violation was for unlawfully providing compensation for registering voters based on the total number of people registered. Sentencing for the organization is set for Aug. 10, and the potential fine is a maximum of $5,000. ACORN itself was named as a criminal defendant in the case for allegedly running an illegal voter registration scheme called "21," or "Blackjack," which...
  • GOP Congressman Pens Letter Asking for Reid's Resignation

    04/05/2011 10:24:22 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr 15, 2011 | Chad Pergram
    Rep. Rick Crawford, a freshman Republican from Arkansas, has drafted a letter calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to resign, citing what he calls Reid's "reckless, partisan strategy of shutting down the government." "With all due respect, if you do not plan to fulfill your responsibilities as Senate Majority Leader, perhaps it is time to step aside," Crawford writes in the letter. House Republicans are engaged in a budget battle with Senate Democrats as a government shutdown looms Friday if the two sides can't come together on a long-term spending plan or another continuing resolution to keep the...
  • For Mitt Romney, 2012 strategy runs through NH, Nevada (AP)

    04/02/2011 9:02:23 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 28 replies ^ | Saturday, April 2, 2011 | Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS — In his first presidential run in 2008, Mitt Romney sought back-to-back victories in Iowa and New Hampshire to propel him to GOP nomination. He won neither, his the two-state sprint failed and so did his candidacy. ...This time his strategy is more of a multi-state marathon, with economically suffering Nevada an important round in what advisers predict could be a protracted fight to be the party’s 2012 nominee. ...The strategy calls for big showings in New Hampshire and Nevada to boost momentum. After that come strong fights in enough other states so Romney enters the party convention...
  • Reid jabs Tea Party: 'There were tens of them' at DC rally

    04/02/2011 5:59:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/01/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Reid jabs Tea Party: 'There were tens of them' at DC rallyBy Jordan Fabian - 04/01/11 11:52 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday ridiculed the size of the crowd at a Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill for deep spending cuts. No more than a couple of hundred activists showed up for the Washington demonstration, many fewer than past Tea Party rallies in the nation's capital. "There were tens of them here yesterday. That’s a chosen word, tens of them," Reid said on a conference call with reporters. Reid and his fellow Senate Democrats have repeatedly...
  • Reid dismisses Rubio's call for Congress to authorize regime change in Libya

    03/31/2011 5:18:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies ^ | March 31, 2011 | George Bennett
    While many Republicans have questioned U.S. military strikes in Libya and the Obama administration has emphasized limits on America's role, freshman GOP Sen. Marco Rubio says Congress should go beyond President Obama's stated goals and authorize the removal of Moammar Gadhafi. Rubio outlined his position in a letter to Senate leaders late Wednesday. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed Rubio's proposal today and endorsed a scaled-back U.S. role, The Washington Post reported. Rubio's call for regime change circulated on Capitol Hill today while the United States was handing off command of the air campaign to NATO...
  • Mayor: City employees deserve praise for taking pay cuts

    04/01/2011 9:17:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 1:37 p.m. | By Dave Toplikar
    Mayor Oscar Goodman says Las Vegas city employees deserve cheers — not jeers — for their roles in helping the city through its budget crisis. Goodman told reporters at his weekly press conference Thursday that some city employees are getting a bad rap when they're out in public. "It's very unfortunate where they may be out in the supermarket or something and people make a gesture at them just because they're with the city and I think they're confusing us with other entities," Goodman said.
  • Nevada's cathouses: regulating brothels in the Wild West

    03/31/2011 8:54:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Rachel Ray
    Nevada’s state-regulated brothels uphold a vital institution in the American West’s most remote state, finds Rachel Ray. In February, US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada native whose mother took in washing from whorehouses during his youth to support her family, proposed to a silent Nevada legislature that the world’s oldest profession should become illegal in the Silver State. “He’ll have to pry the cathouse keys from my cold, dead hands,” was one brothel owner’s reported retort to Reid’s suggestion. Nevada is the only US state with legalised prostitution, which is heavily regulated and confined to rural counties with...
  • Las Vegas embraces mob roots with new attractions

    03/30/2011 4:44:23 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2011 | CRISTINA SILVA
    LAS VEGAS – Speakeasies, bootleggers, gun-wielding crime bosses and tough-guy accents pay homage to Las Vegas' mob roots in a pair of new attractions showcasing Sin City's criminal history. An interactive attraction featuring gangster memorabilia and commentary from film mobsters James Caan, Mickey Rourke and Frank Vincent opens Wednesday on the Las Vegas Strip. And Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, a former mob defense lawyer, plans to launch his Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement later this year. > Asked about the mob's decline, Goodman jested, "The real mob disappeared a long time ago. That's the reason...
  • Fukushima Makes Case For Yucca Mountain

    03/29/2011 5:46:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 29, 2011 | Staff
    Nuclear Power: The greatest danger at Fukushima was and is the spent fuel stored at the reactor sites. So why are we doing the same thing when we have a safe place to store it? Before a 9.0 axis-shifting earthquake damaged the nuclear reactors at Fukushima, Japan, legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives endorsing the construction of 200 nuclear power reactors in the U.S. by 2040, tripling current megawatt generating capacity. H.R. 909, co-sponsored by 64 Republicans, also endorsed the completion of the spent fuel storage facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. That facility, which was supposed to...
  • Sen. Harry Reid Misleads on Social Security Financing

    03/29/2011 10:39:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Washington ( – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday disputed warnings that Social Security is headed for bankruptcy, calling those assertions an “outright lie.” And he says the huge federal entitlement program has not added “one penny” to the federal deficit. Both of Reid's claims are misleading. Reid made the comments at a “Back Off Social Security” rally at the Capitol on Monday. Reid was joined by other Senate Democrats and liberal activists, who accuse Republicans of plotting to privatize Social Security. Democrats have used similar tactics in the past to scare senior citizens, who vote in large...
  • I-Team: New Gun Laws Possible in Nevada

    03/26/2011 6:39:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 25 March, 2011 | Jonathan Humbert
    LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to guns, Nevadans are passionate. New state bills working their way through Carson City could allow anyone who buys a gun to conceal it with no restrictions. It's just one of the many changes that could come. For advocates it's about privacy and principle. They feel if you go through a background check and can legally own a gun, you shouldn't have to go through more tests to conceal it. Others say that means more danger anywhere, anytime. For the uninitiated, the Clark County Shooting Park may seem like a place filled with people...
  • Bill would allow permit-free carry on campuses (NV)

    03/25/2011 6:02:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 24 March, 2011 | Kendle Walters
    Faculty group opposes proposed weapons law, supporters cite self-defense The Nevada Legislature is looking at a bill that would allow students to carry guns and other concealed carry weapons on college campuses. Currently no one, including Nevada citizens who have concealed carry permits (CCWs), is allowed to bring firearms on university property without special permission from the university president, but S.B. 231 would make it legal to openly carry or conceal a firearm on UNLV’s campus without any permission at all. The bill was postponed after hours of discussion. Nevada university administrators are opposing the bill, which is sponsored by...
  • Obama lacks authority to shutter Yucca site, court told

    03/22/2011 7:56:30 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 22, 2011 | James Rosen
    -Lawyers for Washington state and South Carolina on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of exceeding his constitutional power in closing the Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste repository. Washington state Assistant Attorney General Andrew Fitz told a federal appellate court that Obama's refusal to fund continued development of the Nevada site violates the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act. "He's acting unconstitutionally under the separation of powers doctrine because he doesn't have the authority under the statute," Fitz told a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. "He had no authority to reverse it." In 1987 amendments...
  • Rape victim to urge lawmakers to allow guns on college campuses(NV)

    03/21/2011 3:32:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 17 March, 2011 | NA
    Carson City, NV (KTNV) - She survived a horrific attack at the hands of a serial rapist, but she's hoping her story will help change the law and keep others safe. Amanda Collins was one of the victims targeted in a string of attacks in and around the University of Nevada Reno campus. While her attacker, James Biela, has been sentenced to the death penalty, she still fears for others. Collins says it's time for state lawmakers to listen up and allow Nevada students to carry guns on college campuses. The young woman plans to take her message to Carson...
  • ALERT! Same day voting and felon vote bills coming up in Nevada!

    03/20/2011 10:07:46 PM PDT · by Loyal Sedition · 10 replies
    NV distribution email. | 3/20/11 | Loyal Sedition
    Two bills are being heard in the Nevada Legislature next week that will greatly weaken our elections process, and that directly violate the Nevada Republican Party Platform, which says under the Citizenship section: “We oppose same-day registration and voting. We demand proof of U.S. citizenship and residency at the time of registration and authentic government issued photo identification at the time of voting.” AB108 is a very dangerous bill. It eliminates the deadline to register to vote for an election, and allows same-day registration and voting. This needlessly opens up the electoral process to significant fraud, and allows voters to...
  • Righthaven loses second fair use ruling over copyright lawsuits

    03/18/2011 6:55:02 PM PDT · by redreno · 25 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | 4:56 p.m. | By Steve Green
    An Oregon nonprofit did not infringe on copyrights when it posted without authorization an entire Las Vegas Review-Journal story on its website, a judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge James Mahan said during a hearing he planned to dismiss, on fair use grounds, a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against the Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO), in Portland, Ore. The lawsuit was filed last year by Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas, the Review-Journal's copyright enforcement partner that also enforces copyrights for the Denver Post.
  • Harry Reid: GOP Must Give Up De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    03/17/2011 3:11:08 PM PDT · by julieee · 44 replies ^ | March 17, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Harry Reid: GOP Must Give Up De-Funding Planned Parenthood Washington, DC -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said today that Republicans who favor cutting taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business need to give up their quest because the Senate will not agree to it.
  • Muni Bond Fundamentals are 'Horrifying': Bond Manager

    03/16/2011 8:05:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 Mar 2011 | Gennine Kelly
    "Fundamentals are horrifying: unfunded pension liability [is] growing from $7 trillion this year to $11 trillion next year to $15 trillion in two years. Health care costs going up at 9 percent a year, inability to raise taxes ... headline risk is predominant," Albrycht said. "You need to have aggressive reform, like we are seeing in New Jersey. You need to have governments dealing with the situation, like we're seeing in Wisconsin and Illinois," he added. If over the next 24 months there is not pension reform, the munis are in trouble, Albrycht went on to say. "13 states right...
  • Sharron Angle jumps into Nevada congressional race

    03/16/2011 12:28:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2011
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Four months after her strong bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Harry Reid ended in defeat, Sharron Angle said Wednesday she'll run for Congress again in an effort to "stop the liberal agenda." Angle told supporters via YouTube, Twitter and an e-mail that she will pursue one of Nevada's four U.S. House seats in 2012.
  • Dean Heller Announces Run for U.S. Senate (NV)

    03/15/2011 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    KLAS Channel 8 News ^ | March 15, 2011
    Three-term Congressman Dean Heller says he will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Nevada Republican John Ensign. Heller's announcement after months of alluding to a run comes a week after Ensign announced he won't seek a third term. Ensign says he wants to shield his family from campaign attacks stemming from his extramarital affair. Heller sent an e-mail to supporters Tuesday morning announcing his Senate run. He says he wants to curb government spending and heal Nevada's troubled economy. The Silver State has the highest unemployment in the nation at 14.2 percent. Heller's staff has said he would...