• Audit the Fed Attached as an Amendment

    (Ron Paul) – I was pleased last week when we won a vote in the Financial Services Committee to include language from the Audit the Fed bill HR1207 in the upcoming financial regulatory reform bill. As it stands now, if HR 3996 passes, because of this action, the Federal Reserve’s entire balance...

  • Obama Goes Wobbly on Student Performance Requirement

    Looks like the Nevada teachers union might not have to give in and give up the ban on using student test scores in teacher evaluations after all. The state law thus far has prevented Nevada from participating in the money chase for some $200 million of federal “Race to the Top” dough,...

  • Senate Health Care Bill: The Five Paragraphs You Must Read

    (Sue Blevins and Robin Kaigh) – “There is no such thing as a little freedom,” said Walter Cronkite. “Either you are all free, or you are not free.” Whether you’re for or against federal efforts to help people buy health insurance, you should know that the reform bill before the Senate would...

  • Prescription for Real Health Care Reform

    (Mike Zahara) – Let’s begin with what Congress could easily pass tomorrow and save itself a whole bunch of seats that will otherwise be lost next year because they’re forcing through such a bad bill that reforms nothing and still leaves millions uninsured in the process: 1. Barring insurers from canceling existing...

  • WSJ: Lieberman’s Stand Against Reid: No Public Option

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman, speaking in that trademark sonorous baritone, utters a simple statement that translates into real trouble for Democratic leaders: “I’m going to be stubborn on this.” Stubborn, he means, in opposing any health-care overhaul that includes a “public option,” or government-run health-insurance plan, as the current bill does. His opposition...

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Reid’s Health Care Bill

    (Sen. Mitch McConnell) – Democrats have spent six weeks behind closed doors putting together a trillion-dollar experiment in government-run health care that raises premiums, raises taxes, and cuts Medicare. We have now had less than 48 hours to look through this 2,074-page bureaucratic nightmare. Here are 10 things that every American should...

  • Reid Trying to Fool Public on Abortion Coverage in Health Plan

    (Don Nelson) – Senator Harry Reid has broken his promise to keep abortion out of health care by rejecting the Stupak-Pitts amendment and substituting it with language that will fund and subsidize abortion on demand throughout pregnancy in two large new federal programs. Reid’s attempt to fool the public is transparent. Reid’s...

  • GIBBONS: Drop in Unemployment Rate Expected to be Temporary

    Unemployment rates are expected to rise during the month of November, and again in December when the completion of several Las Vegas Strip construction projects including City Center will result in a significant loss in construction jobs.

  • LV Sun: HUD’s $60 Million Buys Five Las Vegas Homes

    The Sun recently found that the three local governments receiving most of the money sent to the valley to buy, fix and resell foreclosed houses had been able to close deals on only five houses to date even though the program is nearly halfway into its 18-month time frame. Read More…

  • IFC Orders Welfare Admin to Act Illegally, Then Reverses Itself

    Lawmakers on Thursday told state Welfare Administrator Romaine Gilliland to sign a $10.7 million contract even though they withheld part of the money to pay for it. The action was later rescinded after Gilliland, Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden and Director of Administration Andrew Clinger explained that not only would...

  • Damon @ RGJ: Horsford’s Employer to Participate in Green Jobs Training Contract

    Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford’s private employer, Nevada Partners, is participating in a green jobs training collaborative funded by federal stimulus dollars, according to contract documents obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal today. Read more…

  • CQ Politics: Shelley Berkley Leads Moderates on Estate Tax Bill

    House Democrats are likely to delay consideration of estate tax legislation until after the Thanksgiving recess, aides said. Democratic leaders are still discussing the path forward, but any delay could make a one-year extension of current law more likely, rather than a permanent resolution of the issue. Such a move would be...

  • NYT: Governors Oppose Reid’s Health Care Bill, Warn on Costs to States

    LOST PINES, Tex. – There is one group of elected officials who are decidedly unhappy with the health care proposal unveiled by the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada — Republican governors. The governors, assembled here for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, denounced the bill on Thursday morning, saying...

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