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Dear Senator Ensign, RESIGN

A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to a Republican campaign committee and companies in Nevada in a probe of Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, who has been under scrutiny for his efforts to find lobbying work for the husband of his former mistress. It’s time. Seriously. It’s over. Just do it. Give it up. [...]

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Listening, Building, Engaging Nevada Interact will bring together business owners, non-profit advocates, publishers, newsmakers, bloggers, podcasters, filmmakers, media, PR and advertising professionals and anyone else interested in interactive media from every corner of Nevada together for hands-on learning, rich discussions, opportunities to meet with local companies working in interactive media and plentiful networking opportunities. When: [...]

Public Option Campaigns Working on Senator Harry Reid

The New York Times reported Harry Reid is leaning in favor of a public health insurance option, and quoted a senior Democratic aide saying: “There is a growing sense that we need to lead on this issue and not wait for it to be offered on the Senate floor. The idea is that it’s better [...]

Public Option Supporters, Call Senator Harry Reid Today!

And tell him to support the public option.  The majority of Nevadans support the public option and more than 80% of Nevada democrats support the public option.  Senator Reid has the power to push the public option into the senate bill during the reconciliation process going on right now.  Please tell him that’s what you [...]

Interview with Senator Harry Reid about Health Care Reform

Last Thursday, I sent four questions to Senator Harry Reid through Erin Skinner Cochran, a member of Reid’s New Media team. Understandably, it took a few days for Reid’s office to respond thanks to Reid’s singular role in the health care reform battle. I received Reid’s answers to my original questions today and have printed [...]

Ensign’s Cozy Relationship With The Hampton Family

So now the nation knows that Ensign had an affair with Cynthia Hampton, wife of Douglas Hampton–both former employees of Ensign at some point during the already infamous affair. But Brandon Hampton, the son of Douglas and Cynthia Brandon, was also employed by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is headed up by Senator Ensign. [...]

Nevada Senator Ensign to Acknowledge Extra-marital Affair

The Fix (Washington Post political blog) is reporting that Nevada Senator John Ensign is about to acknowledge an extra-marital affair in a press conference later today–a sure bet that he’s trying to clear the air for a presidential run or that someone else was about to go public with the news: Ensign, a member of [...]

Spring Arrives with A Big Splash in Downtown Reno

This weekend is THE weekend to venture into downtown Reno. The 4rth annual Reno River Festival officially begins tomorrow with a kick-off party in my front yard–West Street Market. There will be live music by Del Mar, Harmonic Prophecy, and Sturdy Beggars and you can get food and beverages galore from the West Street Wine [...]

Who Doesn’t Like the Nevada Clean Air Act? Your State Legislature.

Remember back in 2006 when the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act (Question 5) passed in Washoe County by a solid margin?  The act that took effect in 2007,  banned smoking in any indoor space where minors may be present and where food is served. Guess what your state senators have been up to?  Gutting the [...]

Fun With Email: Stupid Socialist Ideas

Someone sent this email to me just moments ago: “Why don’t you chicken shits go back to California!!! All you people want is more money for your stupid socialist ideas.” From the references to “you chicken shits,” “California,” and “stupid socialist ideas,” I’m guessing the email was sent in response to my post “You Get [...]

You Get What You Pay for Nevada

Take a long hard look. This is where Nevada is now. Imagine what these numbers will look like two years from now. Thank god I I have a job. Thank god I don’t have kids. Hair flip to The Gleaner. Great work from the Las Vegas Sun reporters. Please read their articles. The chart below [...]

Nevada’s Obama Campaign State Director Dies

For those of you who haven’t heard, the Obama Campaign’s State Director, Terence Tolbert died last night of a heart attack.  For those of us who knew him even a little, this is a truly sad day.  A statement form Bloomberg’s Office (Tolbert’s employer, ht to Ambinder: “Last night, Terence Tolbert, who was a valued [...]

Twitter Vote Reports in Nevada

So this map will fill up with reports on Tuesday. To embed a state-specific map on your site, use the following code: <iframe src=”” frameborder=”0″ class=”stream” width=”535″ height=”500″ scrolling=”no” ></iframe> Simply replace OH with your two-character state code, or drop “state=xx” altogether for a national map. Here’s the national map:

Last Day of Early Voting in Nevada is Friday, October 31st

It’s the voting video extravaganza! For the California Voters