Rear Admiral Removed After Benghazi Attack


There is no such thing as coincidence. Everything happens for a reason and in its season. Take for instance the removal of Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, the commander of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group from his ship - mid deployment - and sent back to the homeport in Washington state.  The Stennis deployed from Bremerton, four … Continue reading Rear Admiral Removed After Benghazi Attack

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The Danger of a Second Obama Administration


A Caliphate is the first system of government established in Islam where officials govern according to Sharia or religious law. With that said, on September 9th, 2012, Israel’s Home Front Defense Minister Avi Dichter warned that the Muslim Brotherhood has co-opted the “Arab Spring” with the goal of creating a "caliphate" to span the Middle … Continue reading The Danger of a Second Obama Administration

Keep the Fed Out of Online Gaming


Nevada needs to keep the Federal Government out of its business.  The state's legalization of gambling in March of 1931 helped transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination during the Great Depression. But to many that's ancient history. And jus' last week I reported: "Governor Brian Sandoval is backing efforts for a federal law to regulate online poker, … Continue reading Keep the Fed Out of Online Gaming

Nevada Senator Harry Reid Okay After Crash


Senator Harry Reid has been discharged from the hospital after a car crash on Interstate-15  in Las Vegas. Hospital spokeswoman Karen Gordon says the senator left less than three hours after the crash that happened jus' after 1 p.m. Friday. Officials from his office say he suffered bruising to his ribs and hip in the crash, and was … Continue reading Nevada Senator Harry Reid Okay After Crash

California Resident Votes in Nevada Elections


Gut-check, smell test, whatever you want to call it -- is that time when you sense something is wrong. This is one of those times. An aquaintance was standing in line for early voting a day ago, when she over heard a woman, also standing in the same line, tell someone else that all she had is her … Continue reading California Resident Votes in Nevada Elections

Benghazi Attack Finally Gets Senate Attention


It's taken 46 days, but finally something seems to be happening with regard to the terror attacks on our U.S. compound in Benghazi. Three senators are demanding the Obama administration make public the surveillance video taken during last month's deadly attack in Libya. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte wrote to President Obama's defense … Continue reading Benghazi Attack Finally Gets Senate Attention

The Web


This is like untangling a spider-web, without breaking the strands, so I'll do my best to keep it simple. In July, the U.S. State Department approved a license for the newly formed U.S.-based organization "The Syrian Support Group" to raise money for Syrian rebels -- overriding President Obama's administration sanctions and his Executive Order against … Continue reading The Web

With an Empty Extinguisher


It slammed into the bridge and immediately disappeared over the cement wall and beyond the line of cars and trucks. That’s when I realized it had also smashed into what had once been a mini-van, demolishing its front end and drivers side. Heading north bound on 395, I already knew the crop duster was in trouble as plumes of white and black … Continue reading With an Empty Extinguisher

Romney Rallies Reno Republicans


Republican Mitt Romney told a cheering crowd of about 4,500 in Reno they will play a big role in deciding who's the next president. Romney said during a lunch-hour speech Wednesday he's confident Nevada will help send him to the White House in November. The former Massachusetts governor appealed to everyone in the crowd to … Continue reading Romney Rallies Reno Republicans

Campaigns Making More Swings through Nevada


President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are making campaign stops in Las Vegas on back-to-back days. Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan will make their first joint appearance Tuesday in Nevada when they appear at a rally at the Henderson Pavilion. Obama is scheduled to attend a grassroots rally late Wednesday night in … Continue reading Campaigns Making More Swings through Nevada

Nevada Unemployment Numbers Dip


The number of Nevadans filing initial claims for jobless benefits fell in September to the lowest level in five years. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says the 13,932 claims filed last month are the least since 2007. September's filings compare with 16,693 claims filed in the same month last year, with claims … Continue reading Nevada Unemployment Numbers Dip

The Shadow Over Nevada


Despite going after and winning two convictions in 2008's ACORN "Blackjacking" where canvassers were paid based on the number of voters registered, Nevada's Secretary of State Ross Miller accepted funding from the SoS Project (SSP) two-years earlier.  The donation tainted Miller's reputation. The SSP was created by the Democracy Alliance in 2005, funded by George … Continue reading The Shadow Over Nevada

Silver Tailings: The Go-To Guy of Casino Design


There is a little known character that helped shape Nevada’s history, which seems to have been lost in the Mob-land story of Las Vegas.  Nola Hahn established himself as a leading expert on designing gambling pits that could be hidden away by panels or other camouflaging contraptions in case of a bust. This was during the days … Continue reading Silver Tailings: The Go-To Guy of Casino Design

Nevada Tax Inititive Back in Court


A state judge in Carson City says he'll rule quickly on whether a Nevada tax initiative pushed by the teachers union and other labor groups is legally sound. Either way, lawyers say the case is likely headed to the state Supreme Court. The Committee to Protect Nevada Jobs argues that the Education Initiative is misleading, … Continue reading Nevada Tax Inititive Back in Court

No Election Fraud Found in Nevada


Nevada's top election official is urging voters to verify their registration status to make sure their eligibility to vote in the November 6th election.  Secretary of State Ross Miller says an investigation by his Elections Integrity Task Force found no widespread evidence that voter registration fraud in Nevada. But Miller says there may be isolated incidents where … Continue reading No Election Fraud Found in Nevada

Nevada SOS to Investigate Americans for Prosperity


Nevada's secretary of state has referred complaints against Americans for Prosperity to the attorney general's office for prosecution of alleged violations of state campaign finance laws. Americans for Prosperity is an issue advocacy group founded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. The Nevada Democratic Party filed a complaint with Secretary of State Ross Miller … Continue reading Nevada SOS to Investigate Americans for Prosperity

Getting Schooled


Every couple of years we are given a civil project to complete by a certain deadline. It’s called voting. We have to research our subjects, whether they are candidates or issues, and educate ourselves on the positions we find most important to ourselves, our families, neighborhoods, communities, towns, cities, counties, states and our country.  We … Continue reading Getting Schooled

Clinton Stumps in Nevada


Former President Bill Clinton is back in Nevada to stump in the campaign battleground state for President Barack Obama and local Democratic candidates. The former president spoke at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas about choices in the presidential election between Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley and congressional candidates John … Continue reading Clinton Stumps in Nevada

Silver Tailings: Nevada’s Newest Town


Nevada’s newest town officially opened for business July 1st, 2001. One hundred years earlier though, there was no such place. The general area was part of the fledgling Truckee-Carson Reclamation Project created by Congress in 1902. On June 9th, 1904, the Lyon County Commissioners created the Canal Township next to the newly constructed Truckee Canal. It … Continue reading Silver Tailings: Nevada’s Newest Town

Romney gets Nevada Newspaper Endorsement


Nevada's largest newspaper is endorsing Mitt Romney for president, saying he has the principles and experience to lead the U.S. to prosperity again. The Las Vegas Review-Journal, in its Sunday editions, wrote that Romney was a Republican governor in heavily Democratic Massachusetts who had to work with Democrats to get things done. The newspaper states … Continue reading Romney gets Nevada Newspaper Endorsement

Application of the Firsts


"The nation that reveres the First Amendment cannot revere it so much as to regard it without the First Commandment," I told a group of church-goers once. That is to say, the First Commandment should be more important to 'how' I use my words than the First Amendment, which gives me the right to say 'what' I do. And although I enjoy my free … Continue reading Application of the Firsts

New Romney TV Ad Launches in Nevada


Former pro basketball player Greg Anthony is backing Mitt Romney for president in a new Nevada TV commercial.  Romney's campaign says the commercial launched statewide Friday. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas alum says in the ad that he voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 because he thought Obama was a centrist. Anthony says … Continue reading New Romney TV Ad Launches in Nevada

Simple Math


The unemployment rate nationwide decreased to 7.8 percent in September as employment rose by 114,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistic shows among what it calls the "major worker groups," the unemployment rates for adult men is 7.3 percent; adult women, 7.0 percent; whites, 7.0 percent; teenagers, 23.7 percent; blacks,13.4 percent; Hispanics, 9.9 percent; and Asians, … Continue reading Simple Math

Behind the Attack on Benghazi


It’s more than clear to me that President Obama ran guns through Libya into Syria, by-passing Congress once again. This comes as its been learned that between 300 to 400 national security officials received emails detailing the Benghazi terrorist attack as it was happening on 9/11, raising fresh questions about the truth behind the attack. … Continue reading Behind the Attack on Benghazi

The Battle Continues for Battleground State Nevada


The Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City has upheld felony convictions stemming from the group ACORN's voter registration practices. A high court decision says it's OK for Nevada to bar payments based on how many people someone registers or how many people of a particular party one registers. The ruling stems from a 2008 case … Continue reading The Battle Continues for Battleground State Nevada

The Thrill is Gone


Remember when during MSNBC's live coverage of the 2008 presidential primary elections, after the speeches of Barack Obama and John McCain had aired, Chris Matthews expressed his admiration for Obama's speaking skills saying, "It's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt … Continue reading The Thrill is Gone

Silver Tailings: Proving Up Lake Tahoe


The settling of Lake Tahoe came in three stages: transportation, logging, and recreation. Transportation was first, because of the immigration to California during the years of the Gold Rush. However, while the immigration routes around the lake were lower in elevation and shorter in distance, they were more difficult because they required two mountain crossings. Wagon trains coming west by … Continue reading Silver Tailings: Proving Up Lake Tahoe