Culinary Union May Sit Out Election Cycle in Nevada

By: Friday July 20, 2012 7:40 am

Other states like Florida and Ohio may be bigger, but Nevada and its 6 electoral votes will be key in the fall. And the race in that state, along with a couple House races and a key Senate race that could determine control of the chamber, may come down to whether the Culinary Union engages [...]

NV-Sen: Dean Heller Officially Appointed to US Senate

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 12:56 pm

Dean Heller, currently a Congressman from Nevada’s 2nd Congressional district, will be chosen as the Senate replacement for John Ensign, who resigned in disgrace rather than face questions about his adulterous affair and cash payoffs to his mistress and her husband. Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed Rep. Dean Heller today to fill the Senate seat being [...]

John Ensign Will Resign Tomorrow; Rep. Dean Heller to Replace Him

By: Thursday April 21, 2011 3:35 pm

John Ensign, the Nevada Senator still reeling from an adultery and corruption scandal, will resign tomorrow, according to several published reports. Rep. Dean Heller, who has already announced a run for Ensign’s seat in the Senate, will be appointed as an interim replacement for Ensign by Governor Brian Sandoval, giving him the power of incumbency [...]

John Ensign to Become 8th Senator to Announce Retirement

By: Monday March 7, 2011 11:20 am

The retirement wave continues in the US Senate, although this one hardly surprises. Sen. John Ensign, who has been battered by an adultery and then a political payoff scandal, will hold a news conference today in Las Vegas to discuss his political future, and the indications are that he will retire. Sen. John Ensign is [...]

Harry Reid Out-Obamas Obama With Working Class Coalition

By: Thursday November 4, 2010 7:57 am

I’m going to express what may be an unpopular opinion around these parts: Harry Reid’s victory was crucially important. First of all, it wouldn’t speak well to the durability of the Democratic Party to see their Majority Leaders go down to the defeat twice in six years. Second, we all may have problems with Harry [...]

Harry Reid Calls for Foreclosure Moratorium in Nevada

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 12:05 pm

A couple days ago, the highest-ranking Democrat in the House called for investigations on mortgage lenders who have been unscrupulously misleading borrowers and courts and engaging in systematic fraud. Now the highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate is following suit, and focusing on his home state of Nevada. Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, just sent [...]

Sharron Angle Calls for Social Security Privatization

By: Friday August 13, 2010 1:30 pm

On the 75th anniversary of Social Security, most of the proclamations from Democratic politicians focus on how they would beat back any attempts to privatize the program. Considering that the greatest near-term threat comes from the cat food commission, which seems more interested in raising the retirement age or enacting benefit cuts, this seems discordant. [...]

NV-Sen: Sharron Angle Forced to Meet the Local Press

By: Friday June 18, 2010 10:22 am

So far in her brief general election campaign, Sharron Angle has had a coordinated strategy of walking back all of the most extreme of her positions and blocking any legitimate press requests unless they came from a friendly right-wing source. This broke down yesterday after a run-in with a local reporter that did not reflect [...]

Sharron Angle Promoted Armed Insurrection, Formerly Joined Christian Reconstructionist Third Party

By: Wednesday June 16, 2010 12:08 pm

Sharron Angle has been whisked from meeting to meeting in Washington this week, shielded from the press in an attempt to cut off any oxygen to a series of damaging reports about prior statements and her personal associations. We’ve come to a point in America where candidates for political office can be hermetically sealed off [...]

Reid Seeks Bubble Re-Inflation

By: Saturday June 12, 2010 9:57 am

Nevada is one of the “sand states” which has experienced a serious crash to their housing market, along with Arizona, California and Florida. Those four states – along with the depression state of Michigan – accounted for a majority of all foreclosures and value loss on mortgages. You can even pinpoint 35 counties with the [...]

LowdenCare: Is This Sue Lowden’s Macaca Moment?

By: Wednesday April 21, 2010 1:56 pm

Sue Lowden was the front-runner for the GOP nomination for US Senate in Nevada. She was favored to defeat Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and go to Washington in just under a year. I’m putting this in the past tense after her statement to a local station in Nevada that should, at least, be disqualifying [...]

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