Shelley Berkley (D, NV-01) under ethics investigation for medical crony capitalism.
OK, here’s the background: back in 2011 it came out that in 2008 Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D, NV-01) intervened to prevent the shutdown of a Nevadan kidney transplant program that was killing patients. It’s important at this point to distinguish between proper and improper responses: for example, it is proper to be concerned about what was reported as being “the only transplant center in Nevada” | Read More »
President Obama’s Presidential Playpen!
(Via AoSHQ) From Reno, NV… oh, isn’t this the cutest thing ever? Obama’s got his little podium, and he’s got his little microphone, and, hey, Obama even has his Junior PotUS Presidential Seal to talk behind as he speaks to everybody on the whole block! Such a big boy, now. And he’ll probably be such a good President… …once he grows up, of course.
Democrats facing electoral disasters in NV-02, NY-09?
But before we start talking about implications, let’s review the situations. NY-09. This D+5 seat was vacated by Anthony Weiner after pictures surfaced… and I don’t need to end that sentence: it’s never good for a politician’s career when the phrase ‘pictures surfaced’ is used to describe his or her situation. The race thus is between Republican Bob Turner and Democrat David Weprin… and Democrats | Read More »
Kate Marshall’s (D CAND, NV-02) scripted support of Israel.
Readers of RedState are, of course, aware that several days ago Hamas terrorists used their occupation of the Gaza Strip as a base from which to launch brutal attacks on Israel. This unprovoked and obscene attack was of course condemned by anybody with a lick of moral sense… including, superficially, Kate Marshall, who is the Democratic candidate in the NV-02 special election next month. Alas, | Read More »
RS Interview: Mark Amodei (R CAND, NV-02)
Mark is the official candidate for the special election in Nevada’s second district this September: that’s the one that Dean Heller vacated to take the Senate seat. The Democrats aren’t really happy about this one: they tried to play and encourage split-the-vote shenanigans, and more or less got shot down completely*. We talked about the state of the race, not to mention the state of | Read More »
Breaking: Senator Jon Ensign (R, NV) resigning.
Roll Call reports that it’s effective as of May 3rd. At the moment, the actual details of why Ensign is retiring so suddenly are not yet officially known, but it probably has something to do with the fallout from an affair with a staffer and some possible ethics violations (beyond the obvious one) that resulted. It’s widely expected that Governor Sandoval will appoint Rep. Dean | Read More »
Did Harry Reid pull strings to protect aide in immigration conspiracy?
The facts of the case are these: in 2003 Diana Tejada entered into a fraudulent conspiracy with Lebanese national Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini, with the aim of securing permanent US residency for the latter (there was also and investigation whether Mr. Tarhini had links to ‘extremist groups,’ but nothing was ever confirmed). Money changed hands. For the next five years Ms. Tejada continued to misrepresent her | Read More »
Reid: Gillibrand ‘hottest’ Senator.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) If you were wondering whether or not current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) is snapping under the strain of facing Sharron Angle, well, stop wondering. If he was not snapping, Reid almost certainly would not have made such a strong contrast between Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand at a recent NYC fundraiser thrown for Reid by Mayor Bloomberg. To sum | Read More »
Sharron says, “Apologize to Petraeus.”
I stole this line from Jim Geraghty, because it’s the perfect way to visualize this latest ad from the Sharron Angle campaign. In this one, Harry Reid is reminded that lying about how you treat our military personnel is a bad idea, and that he should apologize for it: Isn’t it nice to have a grown-up around who has some small hope of making Harry | Read More »
Illegal immigrants invent invisibility!
…at least, that’s probably going to be Harry Reid’s excuse today for his rather bizarre claim that illegal immigrants aren’t part of the Nevada construction industry. When a local reporter pointed out that American citizens were out of work because it’s currently easier in many ways to hire illegal immigrants, Reid replied: “I think that any information you have in that regard is absolutely without | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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El senador Harry Reid se cree que todos ustedes son idiotas*.
And Harry Reid thinks that he himself is scared. For good reason: when you’re in good shape, you don’t talk like this. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Republicans as the “anti-immigrant party” in an interview aired Sunday on Univision. [snip] Talking with the “Al Punto” program, the Nevada Democrat refused to tell host Jorge Ramos whether he would first bring an energy | Read More »
Reid’s Nevadan stalking horse up on criminal charges.
And so (I suspect) ends the sad, vaguely sordid, and rather bizarre tale of Scott Ashjian. You should have vetted your spoiler candidate better, Harry: A Nevada asphalt contractor who faces a legal challenge to his Tea Party of Nevada candidacy for U.S. Senate was hit Friday with felony theft and bad check charges in Las Vegas that allege he bounced a $5,000 business check | Read More »
Who should Obama campaign for next?
Via Hot Air Headlines comes your feel-good news of the morning: During his whirlwind visit to Las Vegas two weeks ago, President Barack Obama mentioned U.S. Sen. Harry Reid by name four dozen times, gave him a big hug and talked him up as if he was a long-lost brother. [snip] A larger percentage of voters surveyed (17 percent) said they would be less likely | Read More »
Sen. Reid to GOP: I need some time off to raise money.
He had a fundraiser in New Orleans that he rather badly needed to do, and never mind the rhetoric on how important it is to pass health care rationing. The GOP mocked him, as was only fitting. The GOP is, in fact, using it as local campaign fodder; and so Senator Reid doesn’t get to go to New Orleans. He’s quite upset about it, too*: | Read More »
ACLU: Election fraud is a civil right.
…that someone surveying the situation might be forgiven in thinking that it’s implicitly permitted: but no, we don’t actually want election fraud to happen. When it does – like it did in Pennsylvania – and we can catch them at it, we put the people who did it on trial. And then, apparently, we have the ACLU wander in and pick the wrong side to | Read More »
Even post-adultery, Ensign still more popular than Reid.
Admittedly, Ensign’s taken one heck of a drop, but he’s still at least more liked than disliked. Favorable / Unfavorable Sen. Ensign (R): 39 / 37 (May 12-14: 53 / 18) Sen. Reid (D): 34 / 46 Job Approval/Disapproval Reid: 43 / 55 Ensign: 48 / 45 Jim Geraghty thinks that Reid should try having an affair; I will not be cruel and write the | Read More »
Obama privileged to be in Las Vegas.
So. Back in February the President went to Elkhart, Indiana and made a speech where, as Deceiver.com helpfully reminds us, he included this part: You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime. There’s got to be some accountability and some responsibility, and that’s something that I intend to impose as president of the | Read More »
Harry Reid attacked Barbara Bush in his book.
(Via AoSHQ): In 1988, I was a Democrat. I came from a long line of Democrats; we were a good union household, the old blue-collar generation pushing the new generation into white collar. When it came to political heroes, it was FDR, Truman, JFK all the way: my parents voted for Carter, and grumbled about Reagan throughout his term. 1988 was my first election, and | Read More »
Senator Harry Reid’s *un*favorables hits 50.
Somewhere in Nevada, a Republican has just decided to run for Senator. We do not know his or her name, but whoever it is, he or she worries Senator Harry Reid right now: CARSON CITY — Nearly half of Nevadans have had enough of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as the powerful Democrat heads into his re-election campaign, a new Las Vegas Review-Journal poll finds. | Read More »