The Current Electoral College State of Play
Two weeks before Election Day, all signs point to this being a very tight election. Romney clearly seized the momentum with his debate win two weeks ago – one which Obama failed to stop with his stronger performance last week. Most national polls show Romney with a 2-3 point lead; however, the state polls show an even tighter race. One thing has not changed in | Read More »
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 »
Tech at Night: Split decision in Google vs Oracle, Marketplace Fairness, Net Neutrality, Anonymous attacks Justice?
Quick hits night. Enjoy! Google beats Oracle on the matter of patent infringement in the big Java/Android case. So the only question left is how the copyright matters will be resolved. New York legislators want to censor the Internet? Come on guys, come on.
, Brian Sandoval
, Chuck Grassley
, George Soros
, Internet Sales Tax
, Marketplace Fairness Act
, Motorola Mobility
, Net Neutrality
, New York
, PATENT WARS
, Robert Bentley
, Sales tax
, Sprint Nextel
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.
Obama’s failed promises: Nevada edition
The good folks at the RNC took a look at what candidate Obama promised in Nevada during the 2008 presidential campaign … and the record of failure that followed. The result reveals President Obama’s failure to live up to candidate Obama’s promises. In a new video the RNC reminds us of how Obama’s failed promises impact Nevada. Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country | Read More »
Tags: 2012 Elections
, Barack Obama
, Failed Promises
, Presidential Campaign
Nevada Geothermal Power: Solyndra Lite?
The New York Times reports on another Department of Energy green energy loan going bad. This one involves Nevada Geothermal Power, which generates electrical power using near-surface geothermal heat. After $79 million in loans and $66 million in outright grants, the company’s auditor has concluded that there is significant doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern. In this case, Nevada Geothermal was | Read More »
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 »
Mark Amodei Comes Out Swinging
Mark Amodei is the Republican pick for the special election in Nevada 2 to replace now Senator Heller. I suspect we’re going to hear a lot of Republicans sounding a similar theme. It’s just that Amodei’s first commercial is extremely timely. You can learn more about him here.
What Are The Chances That Nevada Republicans Won’t Be Stupid?
The Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller [Democrat, Reid] wants to give Nevada 2nd Congressional district, one that leans Republican, to Democrats by allowing anyone who wants to run, to run. It will be a complete and total free-for-all. From RGJ.com: Nevada Republicans quickly responded with threats of legal action, saying Miller’s move clearly benefits Democrats because so many GOP candidates are in the running | 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 »
DSCC picks horse in NV, hedges bets in NM and CT
As Nevada Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley announced her Senate bid Thursday and quickly won the backing of her party’s campaign arm, other prominent Senatorial prospects in New Mexico and Connecticut linger without the support of their party. The less fortunate pair, Reps. Chris Murphy and Martin Heinrich, were not extended the Beltway blessing because the former already faces a primary opponent and the latter is | Read More »
The Business of the NFL Labor Dispute
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss the business of the NFL’s dispute with their player’s union. Then Pejman Yousefzadeh discusses Senator Ensign’s decision to not seek re-election. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email | Read More »
2010 Election: Denial, Elitism, and Possible Overinterpretation
I’m glad to see that President Obama and the rest of the Democratic leadership don’t get that Tuesday’s massive defeat was a repudiation of Democrat policies. I had thought Democrats would do some honest self-evaluation for at least a few days—as they seemed to do following Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts—before convincing themselves the message was not about them. But this time the denial was | Read More »