Sources close to Sandoval, a former federal judge, said the governor was honored to be considered for the post. But after it was leaked to the Washington Post that Sandoval agreed to be vetted by the White House, the news became national headlines focused on the political fight in the Senate over the appointment.
The GOP’s idiot Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the Senate will not consider any nomination by Obama, now in his last year in office, and that the appointment to replace the conservative Scalia should come from the next president.
Political pundits speculated the Democratic president could make it politically uncomfortable for the GOP majority to reject outright a nominee if he put forth a qualified Republican.After a day of intense national media attention, Sandoval quickly soured to the prospect of becoming a “political weapon” to try to push the Republican-controlled Senate to act on his nomination, sources said.
So as a result, the country loses the chance to put a real, normal person on the Supreme Court.
Source: Sandoval doesn’t want to be considered for Supreme Court seat – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nominating Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval to the U.S. Supreme Court could provide President Barack Obama with a way through the blockade promised from Republican senators.
However, Sandoval is anything but a party-liner. Just look at his track record as Nevada governor. He’s a normal guy. So the racist, bigot dinosaurs in the US Senate will probably hate him.
That’s bad news for America, but good news for Nevada. We’ll get to keep him around a little while longer.
Source: Guns to gay marriage: Sandoval’s stance on key issues
Need more proof the Republicans in the US Senate are morons? Here you go…
Gov. Brian Sandoval has agreed to be vetted by the White House to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, his office confirmed Wednesday.
But despite Sandoval’s current standing as a Republican leader, his nomination apparently would not be enough to prompt Senate Republican leaders to give him a confirmation hearing if he is President Barack Obama’s nominee.
“It’s the principle, not the person,” said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.Grassley repeated his position that his committee would not hold a confirmation hearing on any nomination submitted in Obama’s final year in office.
Source: Sandoval to be vetted for US Supreme Court, but Republicans stand firm – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Trump received more than 45 percent of the vote., while Rubio received about 24 percent and Cruz received about 20 percent.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson were largely afterthoughts in the single digits.
Source: Trump wins Nevada Republican caucus handily
Ted Cruz clearly isn’t honest enough to hold public office.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday said that he had asked for the resignation of Communications Director Rick Tyler after the staffer posted a fake video showing GOP hopeful Marco Rubio disparaging the Bible.
Over the weekend, Tyler had reportedly shared a video that claimed to show Rubio saying that there were “not many answers” in the Bible.
On Sunday, the staffer apologized on Facebook.
Source: Ted Cruz fires top staffer for dirty tactics questioning Rubio’s faith — then blames Rubio
The warm welcome Florida Sen. Marco Rubio received Sunday evening at a rally in North Las Vegas wasn’t just coming from the boisterous crowd facing him.
It had just as much to do with the people standing next to him on stage — Sen. Dean Heller, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison and Rep. Cresent Hardy, among others.
The friendly faces represented the growing cadre of Nevada Republicans throwing their support behind Rubio ahead of Nevada’s GOP caucus on Tuesday.“
This is Marco country we are in today,” Heller told the crowd. “He is the real deal, and that’s what America needs.”
Source: ‘Marco country’: Heller heads list of notables welcoming Rubio to Nevada – Las Vegas Sun News
The Republican caucus in Nevada on Tuesday will be the fourth contest for GOP presidential candidates, following Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. On Sunday, at least three candidates, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of who is from Canada, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, were already on Silver State soil, making their final pushes to win over voters.
Trump has won two of the first three contests: New Hampshire and South Carolina. Cruz, meanwhile, won the Iowa caucuses — the first contest. Cruz’s win has been called into question because of voter fraud allegations made by Iowa officials.
So basically, he’s Canadian, and he is a liar.
Source: GOP presidential candidates woo Nevada voters ahead of Tuesday’s caucus – Las Vegas Review-Journal
David Damore, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, pointed to the nebulous support for previous candidates as proof it’s not as simple as a voting bloc.
He said Latino voters went for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in 2010 to the tune of 90 percent. In 2012, Obama carried more than 75 percent.
And in 2014, Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, carried about 50 percent of the Latino vote, Damore said.
Source: Analysis: Latinos shaped the outcome of the Nevada Democratic caucus
Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders on Saturday in Nevada’s caucuses, capitalizing on a more diverse Democratic electorate to propel her to a crucial win in her presidential bid.
“To everyone who turned out in every corner of Nevada with determination and heart: This is your win. Thank you,” Clinton said on Twitter.
Sanders, who called to congratulate Clinton, said he was proud of his campaign, which turned a 25-point polling deficit into a close election.
Source: Clinton edges out Sanders to win Nevada caucuses – Las Vegas Sun News
Latinos should have been a lock for Hillary a long time ago.
When Hillary Clinton arrived at Caesars Palace near midnight one night this week after a day of campaigning in Chicago, she made a brief detour before heading to her hotel room.
“Hi, everybody. How are you?” Clinton asked as she entered a basement room where a handful of housekeepers working a late-night shift folded linens and towels. “I appreciate all the work you do. Whenever I come in, I appreciate it.”
Those housekeepers — members of Culinary Local 226, the state’s largest union, which is predominantly Latino — are part of a crucial component in Clinton’s effort to win Saturday’s Nevada caucuses. Clinton has taken selfies and shaken hands with cooks, maids and cocktail waitresses inside the break rooms of nearly half a dozen hotels along the Strip this week in a last-minute push to boost turnout among Latino voters and to blunt the efforts by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to make inroads among minority Democrats.
The Latino vote will be decisive in the caucuses, said Andres Ramirez, a local Democratic strategist who is supporting Clinton, and that means turnout among members of the union.
Source: Hillary Clinton makes last-minute push to win backing from Latinos in Nevada caucuses – LA Times