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Election filing: Random thoughts

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Friday was the last day to file for office for 2014 elections. I hit the highlights in my Sunday column, but there are a few more stories and interesting notes in the lists of names.

  • A surprising number of Democrats filed to run against Rep. Mark Amodei in the 2nd

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MTP still bad, weekend viewing confirms

Monday, March 17th, 2014

I watched Meet the Press for the first time in years this weekend, entirely because my friend and colleague Jon Ralston was to be a guest in the roundtable segment. Jon -- host of daily TV show Ralston Reports on

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Heller voted against CIA lawyer over secrecy issues

Monday, March 17th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7557" align="alignleft" width="179" caption="U.S. Sen. Dean Heller"][/caption]Couldn't help but notice over the weekend that Nevada's own U.S. Sen. Dean Heller was one of four "no" votes to confirm Caroline Krass as the CIA's new general counsel. Heller voted no

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Ballot Quest V: Search for Victory Continues!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Remember a couple of years ago when then state Sen. Steven Horsford defeated Danny Tarkanian 50 percent to 42 percent in the race for the newly created 4th Congressional District?I could have sworn that Tarkanian said that he was done with politics after that race. (And it would only make

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Screw you, Coburn!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7545" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla."][/caption]You all remember U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., don't you? He's the former roommate of our own John Ensign (in that Washington, D.C., home owned by a shadowy religious

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Reid Hashtags postponed until April

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Program note, people: The Hashtags and Headlines luncheon featuring me interviewing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been postponed until April 17, to allow Reid and others to attend the funeral of casino pioneer Jackie Gaughan, who died today.The event will now be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1

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Obama likes Zach better than Chris: Alert the media!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7535" align="alignright" width="146" caption="Zac Galifianakis -- not a journalist, but that's OK"][/caption]So, there's been some controversy over President Barack Obama's decision to be interviewed on Funny or Die by Zach Galifianakis on the subject of the Affordable Care Act.

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Congress’s job approval on the rise!

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Fully 15 percent of all Americans now approve of the job that Congress is doing, a 3-percentage-point gain over last month, according to Gallup.com.[caption id="attachment_7523" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="15% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing; just 85% left to go!"]

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Dark money PAC lies about Miller

Monday, March 10th, 2014

A dark-money super PAC will spend half a million dollars airing ads attacking Secretary of State Ross Miller with exaggerations and outright falsehoods.That could have been the lead of a news story about a new attack ad mounted by an outfit called the State Government Leadership Foundation, a

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CPAC straw poll results are Democrats dream ticket

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Isn't it odd how the Conservative Political Action Committee straw poll results track almost exactly with the candidates that Democrats are praying Republicans nominate?Take a look at the list (compiled by the Washington Times):

  1. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. -- 31 percent
  2. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas -- 11 percent
  3. Dr. Ben

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Short and not-so-sweet

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

A majority of Nevada Supreme Court justices today issued a two-word denial of a request from former 12-year Reno Councilwoman Jessica Sferrazza to reconsider their recent ruling that term limits prevent her from now running for mayor."Rehearing denied," said the court. (Seriously, read it here: Order denying rehearing.)I'd hoped the

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“Fatal blow” speech kind of blows, Guv

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7501" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval"][/caption]See, this is why it sucks that the Nevada Democratic Party can't come up with a quality candidate to run for governor.If it could, there would at least be somebody to challenge remarks

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Nevada Week in Review host Fox stepping down

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7495" align="alignright" width="203" caption="The ageless Mitch Fox, who is stepping down as host of the Vegas PBS show Nevada Week in Review"][/caption]I still remember my first appearance on Nevada Week in Review. I was a police reporter for the

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Lucy Flores makes history

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7488" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor"][/caption]Whatever else may be said about Assemblywoman Lucy Flores's announcement this weekend that she'll be running for lieutenant governor, it cannot be said that Democrats didn't treat

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Krolicki is just too nice

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7483" align="alignright" width="110" caption="Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki"][/caption]Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki is nothing if not the consummate politician.Krolicki, now locked in a battle with Dallas (and, ostensibly, six other states) for the privilege of hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention,

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