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  • Liberal Republicans Seek Relevance

    12/01/2006 9:39:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 83 replies · 1,346+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 December 2006
    They call themselves Main Street Republicans, moderates consigned to the back alleys of politics by their own party. But despite a severe bruising in the fall election, this minority within a minority finds itself with new avenues to explore, including working more closely with Democrats. The Republican Main Street Partnership, a leading voice of GOP moderates in Congress, lost seven of its 48 House members to Democratic challengers in the November election. Two other senior members, Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., and Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., are retiring. The group also saw Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., one of its eight Senate members...
  • Infrastructure: Fed money comes in low

    03/16/2018 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    News Review ^ | February 22, 2018 | Dennis Myers
    Donald Trump’s first budget recommendations help pay for a bigger military with lower expenditures for other promised programs. His recommendations for infrastructure disappointed local officials across the nation, and his plan to revive Nevada’s Yucca Mountain also received limited funds. Trump’s plan calls for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure projects, with just $200 billion supplied by the federal government. It was widely assumed, including in conservative circles, that the program would force local governments to raise taxes. In the Unification Church publication Washington Times, economist Peter Morici wrote, President Trump’s infrastructure plan puts a heavy burden on the states and will...
  • Breaking: Tarkanian To Ditch Senate Primary Against Dean Heller After Trump Tweet

    03/16/2018 10:14:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 76 replies
    TPM ^ | 03/16/2018 | Cameron Joseph
    Republican Danny Tarkanian has reportedly agreed to drop his primary against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and instead run for the House after getting a public shove from President Trump on Fridayto do so, boosting Heller’s chances of reelection in the Democratic-leaning state. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Tarkanian has decided on another House run (he’s lost two previous bids for the House and six different campaigns in the state) almost immediately after Trump tweeted that he should do so and leave Heller alone.
  • Vanity: Moving out of California

    03/14/2018 9:21:57 AM PDT · by WKTimpco · 52 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/14/2018 | Me
    I was born and raised in Southern Nevada. I remember it to be a free place, but the area is "Sin City." Since moving from there, I've become a Christ follower. But now I'm in the Godless, anti-gun, anti-Liberty, illegal-alien-loving slave state of California. I've been hatching a plot to escape: Wifey, son and I move to Southern Nevada and get our main place. (Wifey doesn't want the cold or super rural-ness of the north east.) Then we buy a mountain cabin in Northern Nevada where my son and I can travel to often to live as free men to...
  • The Vegas Massacre Exposé: What Really Happened?

    03/13/2018 5:41:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    GP ^ | 3-13-2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    FULL TITLE: WAYNE ALLYN ROOT=> The Vegas Massacre Exposé: What Really Happened? The Vegas Massacre is clearly the new "JFK Murder Conspiracy" updated for the 21st century. The whole story stinks to high heaven. It's rancid. Clearly, our own government, FBI and Las Vegas police are involved in some sort of cover-up. The question is- what are they covering up?Las Vegas is my home. I have the top radio talk show in this town. Many dozens of Vegas residents have gotten in touch with me to give me their take on the Vegas Massacre. Included in that group has been...
  • Sisolak uses private security to bar columnist from press event

    03/07/2018 10:34:38 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 6, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Going to press events is a normal part of my job. What happened Monday — as I walked to a news conference at which Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak announced his education plan — isn’t. Sisolak held the event on the third floor of a building owned by Switch. As I got off the elevator, there were two security guards there and a Sisolak campaign staffer. The staffer asked me to sign in and then walked away in a panic when he realized who I was — a conservative columnist. Sisolak’s communications director, Barb Solish, came out and told me,...
  • Seven Feet Of Snow In Northern California Puts Screeching Halt To State’s Drought

    03/03/2018 7:23:21 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    dalilycallwe.xom ^ | 3/2/2018 | Chris White
    A massive snowstorm Friday in Northern California could bring the state’s lengthy drought to end while leaving two feet of snow in the mountains near Los Angeles. The Sierra Nevada Mountains has seen two feet of snow and winds gusting over 100 miles per hour. More than 22,000 Montecito residents evacuated their homes as rain continued to pound the area — California’s weather comes as a nor’easter clobbers parts of the East Coast. “The worst of the storm has passed, and we are cautiously optimistic that due to a significant amount of pre-storm preparation we have come through this with...
  • The left’s path to gun confiscation

    03/02/2018 9:24:34 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 26 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 2, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    The big gun-control bill House Democrats are pushing after the horrific Florida school shooting has a significant flaw. It won’t prevent the next school shooting. On Monday, House Democrats introduced an assault weapons ban. Of the 193 Democrats in the House, 168 are sponsors or co-sponsors. The bill would make it illegal to sell most semi-automatic rifles. It specifically outlaws 205 types of weapons. That list includes rifles, pistols and even shotguns. If that’s not enough, its language is so broad that it would ban any “part … that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of...
  • Man accused of hate crime at UNLV

    02/28/2018 3:08:42 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 22 replies ^ | 02/28/2018 | mike shoro
    A man has been arrested after a hate crime inside of UNLV’s Student Union on Friday, police said. Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested Gino Flinn in a battery that happened about 11 a.m. Friday inside the union, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, UNLV police announced. Campus police identified Flinn as a suspect on Monday. Flinn remained in Clark County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon on a count of battery resulting in substanial bodily harm with a hate crime enhancement.
  • Nevada police say woman went to school playground with ax, threatened to kill everyone

    02/27/2018 10:10:21 PM PST · by familyop · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Kisstal Killough, 33, was allegedly carrying the hand tool and screaming threats as she climbed a chain link fence around noon on Tuesday to enter the Tom Williams Elementary School playground in North Las Vegas, Fox 5 Las Vegas reported.
  • Sessions: Bump fire stocks can be banned through regulation

    02/27/2018 7:31:01 PM PST · by Simon Green · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/27/18 | David Shortell
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he believes bump fire stocks can be effectively banned through regulation, teasing that an announcement from the Justice Department would be coming soon. "We've had to deal with previous (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) legal opinions but our top people in the Department of Justice have believed for some time that we can, through the regulatory process, not allow the bump stock to convert a weapon from semi automatic to fully automatic," Sessions said at a gathering of state attorneys general in Washington. "We've been working on that for some time....
  • Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

    02/23/2018 8:45:38 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    AP kxan ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Regina Garcia Cano
    What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. The 10 green bins dubbed “amnesty boxes” prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on passengers during security screenings. The drug is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government. The containers were installed last week following a county ban on marijuana possession and advertising at McCarran International Airport, aiming to keep it in compliance with federal law. They are bolted to the ground and designed...
  • Autopsy Shows Mandalay Bay Shooter Committed Suicide with Shot to Head

    02/15/2018 1:52:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Autopsy results, as reported in the Las Vegas Review Journal, show the Mandalay Bay Shooter committed suicide with a shot to the roof of the mouth. From The autopsy, which included toxicology tests and a brain examination, found that Paddock had anti-anxiety medication in his system. It also confirmed what authorities had previously said — that Paddock died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head after he opened fire at an outdoor concert from his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more.“It seems that based on the autopsy reports there were no physical excuses...
  • Five Big Questions Still Hang Over The Las Vegas Police Mass Murder Report (must read alert)

    02/13/2018 10:31:48 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2018 | Richard Pollock
    Seasoned law enforcement and military experts contacted by The Daily Caller News Foundation have expressed serious doubts about the thoroughness of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s preliminary report about the deadliest mass shooting in American history. [Snip] Here are some of the more important questions TheDCNF experts said were not properly addressed by the police. Still Unanswered: What Was Paddock’s Motive?Hosko, a former top FBI official, was blunt in his assessment. "They haven’t gone into the why," he said. "Tell me more about what was driving this guy. They interviewed many witnesses. What did they say? That part's not...
  • Fury of victims' families as Sacha Baron Cohen pays OJ Simpson £15,000 to be in his new film

    02/12/2018 6:51:53 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    dailymail ^ | 10 February 2018 | CAROLINE GRAHAM
    Sacha Baron Cohen paid disgraced actor OJ Simpson £15,000 to appear in a prank for the comedian’s next film, according to a source close to the production. A source told The Mail on Sunday that Baron Cohen wore a curly dark wig and black, thick-rimmed glasses to meet Simpson in a Las Vegas hotel room. The source said: ‘OJ would not even get in the hotel room until he was paid a sackload of cash. There was no way Sacha could have got OJ into the room without paying money.’ Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole...
  • Four killed in small plane crash flying out of Henderson airport

    02/11/2018 9:08:13 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 35 replies
    News 3 LV ^ | 2/11/18 | Gabby Hart
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Four people were killed in a small plane crash that took off from the Henderson Executive Airport on Sunday morning. The plane went down Sunday morning in this mountainous area about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. It was headed to Van Nuys airport.
  • Without Steve Wynn, Casino Empire Risks Losing More Than a Name

    02/08/2018 9:44:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/08/2018 | By JULIE CRESWELL
    As the chief architect of modern Las Vegas, and a visionary who didn’t understand the meaning of subdued, Steve Wynn spent more than three decades luring visitors to the Strip with his opulent hotels, fantasy-filled casinos, fine dining experiences and luxe shopping. But now, the question on everyone’s mind is: What is the $18 billion Wynn Resorts casino and hotel empire without Steve Wynn? Hours after an unscheduled meeting of Wynn Resorts’ board of directors on Tuesday, Mr. Wynn, a 76-year-old billionaire, suddenly resigned as the chairman and chief executive of a casino conglomerate that stretches from Las Vegas to...
  • Democratic AGs swarm Trump administration with lawsuits....

    02/06/2018 9:02:42 AM PST · by caww · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA), a political fundraising group, touts the AGs as “the first line of defense” against Trump’s agenda. The “sheer volume” of Democratic lawsuits is “staggering,” said Scott Will, executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association. Throughout 2017, Democratic attorneys generals filed 35 multi-state lawsuits against the Trump administration....By contrast, Republican attorneys general brought 46 multistate legal challenges during ALL of former President Barack Obama’s two terms. Attorney general races are playing out in 32 states in 2018, with 14 seats held by Democrats and 18 by Republicans. Rankin said DAGA is focused chiefly on...
  • Las Vegas cop behind (3) controversial killing(s) now influential (Police) union leader

    02/04/2018 12:16:22 PM PST · by JP1201 · 2 replies
    Detective Bryan Yant was the face of incompetence at the Metropolitan Police Department: a poster child for wrongful shooting deaths and million-dollar payouts, a driving force behind sweeping reforms to the agency’s deadly force policies. In other cities, an officer who kills an unarmed man under suspicious circumstances and is accused of lying to cover his tracks might be prosecuted. In Las Vegas, Yant kept his job. And he’s taken on a role that will make him more influential at Metro.
  • Charges for man who sold Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock ammunition

    02/03/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-2-18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    An Arizona man, previously identified as a person of interest in the Las Vegas shooting investigation, was charged by authorities Friday for manufacturing and selling armor-piercing bullets without having a proper license, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. Fingerprints belonging to Douglas Haig, 55, were found by investigators on a stash of unused armor-piercing ammo in the Mandalay Bay hotel room from which Stephen Paddock launched his bloody Oct. 1 assault, the documents said. It wasn’t noted if the bullets were the type used in the attack. Paddock, the lone gunman in the shooting, fired a stream...