A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wednesday News Roundup

  • The Reno Gazette-Journal reports on a bill introduced by Nevada Senator Harry Reid which aim is to help schools pay for renewable energy projects. (Link)
  • How will Jim Gibson govern the state when people in his own law firm don't even warn him that there might be trouble ahead. Doesn't sound like his managerial skills are all that good. John L. Smith of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wonders "whether the gravel pit issue was a political pothole or a chasm deep enough to swallow up Gibson's gubernatorial ambitions." I guess we're about to find out. (Link)
  • Heaven help! Nevada's Representatives Shelley Berkley (D) and Jon Porter (R) agree on something. It's not like they're gonna co-sponsor a bill that would do something good for Nevada. Nope, they'll just both boycott the Iraqi PM's speech to Congress today. The Review-Journal has the details. (Link)
  • Another politician who will just say what his respective audience wants him to say. This time it's the Arnold talking to a Spanish language newspaper saying he regrets his vote for the anti-illegal immigration Prop 187 and he downplayed his praise of the "Minutemen". The Sacramento Bee reports. (Link)
  • Gay rights groups have started a new ad campaign trying to explain to America what we're all about. Well, good luck with that. The LA Times reports. (Link)
  • Seems like Phil Angelides has finally started his gubernatorial campaign blasting the Arnold on his energy policy: "The governor's policy can be summed up in four words: Pray for mild weather." The LA Times. (Link)
  • But then the Arnold is feeling the heat on all sides. Apparently the Arnold is out of touch with his conservative voters who honestly believe that there is an "invasion" and that people are "robbing our country". You would believe that these might be Iraqis talking about Americans. But no, it's Californian conservatives talking about immigrants. You've gotta wonder whether you're in the right party when you're "startled" by your own base. Meanwhile Angelides believes the Arnold has no position. I'd disagree a little. He has too many positions. I'm just waiting for Democrats to bring out the flip-flops for this Republican Governor. It'd be only fair. (Link)
  • The times of "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" seem to be over. At least, once the caucuse are coming to town. AP writer Brendan Riley has another story on the Nevada caucuses, this time in the LA Times. (Link)


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