NV Dems File New Public Records Requests for Correspondence Between Attorney General’s Office and Sheldon Adelson

Attorney General Adam Laxalt reportedly pressured the chairman of the Gaming Control Board to intercede in a lawsuit on behalf of Sheldon Adelson The Nevada State Democratic Party has filed four new public records requests today for correspondence between the Attorney General’s office and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, including CEO and founder Sheldon Adelson and …

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With the Pressure On—Sessions Recuses

The Trump administration is facing a new scandal as the Justice Department has acknowledged Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. This contradicts sworn testimony Sessions gave to Congress during his confirmation hearing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a news conference. The Justice Department confirmed yesterday that …

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Speaker Frierson and Majority Leader Ford—Statement on Sessions’ Confirmation Vote

Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Aaron D. Ford and State Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson released the following statement on U.S. Senator Dean Heller’s vote to confirm Jeff Sessions:  “We are disheartened and thoroughly disappointed that Senator Dean Heller voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. As the top law enforcement officer in the …

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Jeff Sessions is the wrong choice for U.S. Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump’s first cabinet appointment, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for U.S. Attorney General, is a foundational member of Mr. Trump’s cadre of climate change deniers, civil rights opponents and antagonists of immigrants and the LGBTQ community. While most are focusing on Sessions record with respect to civil/human rights, it’s important to note the Sessions …

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Advocacy: Call Your Senators!

Call:  Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto Phone: 202-224-3542 Call:  Sen. Dean Heller Phone: 202-224-6244 Senator Jeff Sessions is a dangerous man. First he built a career on opposing civil rights. Now he’s mere days away from becoming America’s next Attorney General. Sessions is on a mission to undo the immense progress made by the Obama administration …

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Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Confirmation Hearings

With the advent of the incoming #trump administration backed up by a Republican-led Congress in both houses, it’s become ever more important that we speak up, loudly and en masse, when actions are proposed that are contrary to what we the American people, their constituents, espouse. We saw that at work this last week when House …

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Pay Attention Folks — It Was the GOP that Demanded AP be Investigated!

— by Vickie Rock, NV Rural Democratic Caucus, 2013-05-14 Have you been paying attention?  The GOP doesn’t think so and they’re trying to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes with this “AP phone records” announcement, as though their fingerprints weren’t anywhere near this “fiasco.”  Let me refresh your memory by referring back to a few …

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Too Big to Jail?

— an Op-Ed by Senator Bernie Sanders We are supposed to be a country of laws. The laws should apply to Wall Street as well as everybody else. So I was stunned when our country’s top law enforcement official recently suggested it might be difficult to prosecute financial institutions that commit crimes because it may …

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