Meet Jay S. Bybee, currently a judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Back in 2001, Bybee was an appointee of the George W. Bush administration to an obscure but critical job heading up the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.
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An independent study of Nevada’s tax system commissioned by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce just happens to have endorsed a tax the Chamber has supported in the past.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, chairman of the Western Governors Association, heard a lot of good news this weekend at the association’s winter meeting in Las Vegas.
It’s really too bad for the Clark County Commission that they simply couldn’t pass an ordinance that says, “All Dotty’s must close immediately!”
After stumbling badly out of the gate by installing Sparks Republican Ira Hansen as speaker, and then watching as Hansen was forced to step down after some of his more unfortunate writings came to light, Assembly Republicans regrouped this week.
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, who was appointed majority leader-designate by the Assembly Republican caucus Tuesday evening, says she’ll pursue some of the same conservative priorities in 2015 that she tried to enact in 2013, when Republicans were in the minority.
There was some bad news reported Tuesday: The “Ralston Reports” TV show is coming to an end. Even though the show was tough competition for the rest of us covering political news, I still hate to see it go. And so should you.
Irony died last month. Here’s what killed it.
Republicans were scheduled to meet in Las Vegas on Tuesday night to select the new speaker, majority leader and committee chairs for the 2015 Legislature.
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen had one additional thing to be thankful for this year: the legal doctrine of standing.
Politicians often are heard preaching the virtues of personal responsibility.
And you thought the guy who said he’d vote to bring back slavery was the most outlandish of Nevada’s Republican elected officials.
Assembly Speaker-designate said last year in a letter on official letterhead that homosexuality was a choice, not unlike bestiality, prostitution, pedophilia or adultery.
There are those who will tell you President Barack Obama’s newest executive order on immigration is an unprecedented, unconstitutional abuse of his authority implemented for political purposes and little more.
Assembly Speaker-designate Ira Hansen’s quasi-apology for his offensive newspaper columns of yesteryear needs a little tidying up. As ever, SlashPolitics is here to help!
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance sponsored a forum on education funding and reforms on Thursday — but specific solutions were hard to find.
If you thought the overwhelming defeat of the Education Initiative Nov. 4 was the end of tax talk in Nevada, you couldn’t be more wrong. If anything, the election results were the start of a larger discussion.
An analysis of Las Vegas newspapers’ endorsements and voting results shows the Review-Journal’s recommendations were accepted by voters in slightly more cases than the Las Vegas Sun’s, but that the R-J had far more partisan diversity than did the Sun.
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson has given plenty of money to losing candidates over the years, but he’s one of the big winners of the Republican sweep of 2014.
Before last week’s election, a host of people who opposed the soundly defeated Education Initiative hinted at or promised outright that they would work hard after the election to ensure Nevada’s schools were properly funded.
Delving into the numbers from election 2014 turns up some interesting, or semi-interesting, facts.
The people poked the mighty dragon that is the Nevada establishment. And the mighty dragon roared. And the Nevada establishment won again. The Education Initiative, or Question 3, was defeated by an overwhelming margin on Tuesday, 79 percent to 21 percent.
Now that the votes are counted and Republicans have taken over all constitutional offices, the state Senate and the state Assembly for the first time since 1929, the Democrats of the Silver State finally have a common agenda: a death with dignity law for Nevada!
Tomorrow is Election Day, which means replacing those annoying TV commercials with annoying Christmas commercials. But before we do, a few final thoughts before the voters who haven’t already cast votes head to the polls.
It all comes down to Tuesday.