Adam Laxalt Takes on Obama. Sandoval Objects.
Adam Laxalt is challenging the federal government. This time it is related to federal sage grouse land use restrictions. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is worth noting that in a state where federal land control is massive and resented, the Republican Governor, Brian Sandoval is opposed to challenging Obama. What makes this so significant is that Laxalt was able to | Read More »
Nevada regulates Daily Fantasy Sports, effectively banning it
As I discussed previously, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is sports gambling made into an efficient commodity. They pretend they’re not, as does the NFL, but they are. Today the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the state’s gambling regulator, announced that all DFS sites must be licensed in order to operate in the state. In response, all the major DFS sites pulled out of the Nevada market.
Nevada Obamacare nonprofit (read: ‘subsidized’) insurer goes bankrupt.
Nevada Health Co-Op – yet another element in the grand expression of failure that is Obamacare – has, well, failed.
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Chaffetz Hasn’t Given Up On His Push to Restrict Online Gambling
Image credit: Shutterstock.com Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) hasn’t given up on his push to restrict online gambling at the Federal level. In March, the House Judiciary subcommittee again met to discuss the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act,” Chaffetz’s signature legislation designed to restrict states in their ability to offer Internet gaming options. The bill, which will be sponsored by [mc_name name=’Sen. Lindsey | Read More »
Is There a Deal Between Adelson and Reid to Ban Online Gaming?
Image credit: Shutterstock.com Last month we reported about the Sheldon Adelson-financed group the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling and two of its lobbyists who, when they held elective office, supported the use of gambling revenues to fund favored projects. “The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling is a relatively new group headed by two politicians-turned-lobbyists, former New York Republican Gov. George Pataki and former Denver | Read More »
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, Andy Abboud
, Brian Sandoval
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, Gambling Compliance
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, Harry Reid
, Jon Ralston
, Sheldon Adelson
, Wellington Webb
What An Alabama State Senate Election Tells Us About The Fate of Senator Reid in 2016
Harry Reid’s Last Reelection Asset – Pork What follows could be seen as a highlight film of Harry Reid’s term as Senate Majority Leader. Much of what passes for political journalism is hope propagated under a newspaper byline. Here Phillip Klein tugs my heart strings with something that would be quite simply precious if it really came to pass. On Tuesday, | Read More »
Adam Laxalt Prosecuted Terrorists in Iraq. Gets Accused of Paper Pushing by His Opponent.
Adam Laxalt is running for Attorney General of Nevada. On Friday night, he debated his Democrat opponent, Ross Miller. You can see the whole debate here, but the most unbelievable moment comes at the 38:30 mark. Laxalt is a veteran who served as a Navy JAG officer in Iraq handling the prosecution of terrorists, Saddam Hussein thugs, and others. During the Surge in Iraq, Laxalt’s | Read More »
Meet the Nevada Abortion Barbie
There has been a lot of recent news in some quarters about an interesting down-ballot race in Nevada this year- that for Lt. Governor. Normally these races interest very few political pundits, but the intrigue extends to 2016 and engulfs all of Nevada politics which is represented in the Senate by Ding-bat of the Year, Harry Reid. But first, a word about the Democratic candidate | Read More »
$225,000.00 for Hillary Clinton to Speak at the Univerity of Nevada
They say that conservatives tend to be more charitable. Hillary Clinton tends to take more from charity it seems. She charged $225,000.00 to speak to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. It’s wonderful she can charge that much, but perhaps she should have cut a deal with the taxpayer funded university. After all, she is deeply concerned about the rising costs of tuition for | Read More »
Nevada and North Dakota GOP Primary “Endorsements”
North Dakota will hold their rubber stamp “primary” on June 10th. Since the only race of interest is the at-large House seat and since incumbent Kevin Cramer is the lone candidate for the GOP in this race, there is no need for commentary. Nevada presents a different dynamic altogether. Besides the gubernatorial race, there are contested GOP primaries in two of the four districts currently | Read More »
Nevada GOP no longer opposes abortion or same-sex marriage [UPDATE]
I’m speechless, but Las Vegas isn’t. They are a finalist in the running for the 2016 Republican National Convention. They even have a website set up at www.lasvegas2016.com.
Maybe they should put that on the website.
Or maybe this isn’t where the party is going, huh?
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What’s really going on with BLM?
In the case of Bundy, the odds and the law are most definitely stacked against him. What we must consider, as policy, is how the Federal government manages its considerable land holdings. Remember, Constitutional authority to own, dispose and regulate land is vested in the Congress, not the Executive Branch. Our Congress, throughout the years, has ceded regulatory authority to an ever-growing bureaucracy of departments, agencies, bureaus, and offices, each with its own (and some overlapping) fiefdom. This effectively emasculates Congress’ power and allows the President and his administration to order, by fiat, which land is protected, which land is designated, and even seize land under present laws protecting wildlife, the environment, historical sites, and Native American rights, not to mention lands designated for the armed forces.
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