Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that “of all the great cover-ups in history” — including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate — Benghazi “is going to go down as most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history.”
“We may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said on the Las Vegas-based “Rusty Humphries Show.”
“The I-word meaning impeachment?” Humphries asked.
The infamous Las Vegas bash held by the obscure General Services Administration wasn’t that unusual after all.
The lavish 2010 conference, which cost over $800,000, had lawmakers fuming last year. But a new congressional report shows taxpayers picked up the tab for at least 894 conferences in 2012 — to the tune of $340 million.
Those figures only cover “big-ticket” conferences — or those that cost $100,000 or more — so the [...]
Albuquerque, N.M. (CBS LAS VEGAS) –Researchers have developed mammalian “zombie” cells that can actually function more effectively after dying.
By replicating a near-perfect version of a living mammalian cell, University of New Mexico researchers have created cells that not only look identical, but are also more apt to survive adverse conditions than the living organisms they were modeled after.
President Barack Obama is expected to lay out his principles for immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas today that will include a potentially quicker path to citizenship than the bipartisan plan a group of senators unveiled earlier this week.
The president will offer some new details about the White House’s immigration reform plan, which expands on a blueprint it released in 2011, a senior administration official told ABC News. But for [...]
President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president’s White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama’s trip–that is, only his travel to and from Vegas–will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.
“In the morning, the President will depart the White House en route Las [...]
President Obama, just days into his second term, is pressing ahead on the explosive issue of immigration reform — boosted Monday by a bipartisan group of senators drafting a proposal of their own while running into early criticism that the blueprint amounts to “amnesty.”
The president is traveling Tuesday to Las Vegas, where he will outline his immigration reform goals, said to be similar to those he championed during the campaign. [...]
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LAS VEGAS (CBS LAS VEGAS) – Watching excessive amounts of online pornography can adversely affect a person’s short-term memory and decision-making ability.
In the first study of its kind, German scientists linked the brain’s ability to complete a task, reason, and understand concepts with people’s viewing of pornographic images. The 28 heterosexual men in the University of Duisburg-Essen study were tasked with viewing a combination of pornographic and non-pornographic pictures while also [...]
LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election.
“David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive.”
Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even [...]
LOS ANGELES (CBS Las Vegas) – Teens living in homes with lesbian mothers are proving to be more successful in school and generally happier in life.
A new study has found that 17-year-olds with lesbian mothers had high school GPAs ranging between A-minus to B-plus, while having strong family bonds with their mothers, whom the teens consider good role models. The Williams Institute at UCLA, which conducted “Adolescents with Lesbian Mothers Describe [...]
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — FBI agents arrested a woman Friday in Las Vegas on charges that she tried to vote twice in the presidential election, Secretary of State Ross Miller said.
A criminal complaint accuses Roxanne Rubin of casting a ballot at an early voting location in Henderson on Oct. 29, then trying to vote again at a polling site in Las Vegas on the same day.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas Friday after a highway accident involving multiple vehicles in his motorcade.
LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — Prince Harry has reportedly taken fire from the Taliban during his current tour in Afghanistan.
According to The Sun, the youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana has had “multiple engagements” with the terror group while manning an Apache helicopter.
“He can be sat in a deckchair for hours then scrambled immediately,” a military source told The Sun. “When in the air his role is diverse. [...]
From Prison Planet:
Illustrating once again how the TSA is handing out arbitrary punishments for people who exercise their right to opt out of radiation-firing body scanners, frequent flier Steven deForest described how he had his testicles “smacked” by a TSA screener for refusing to go through the scanner.
While traveling through Las Vegas, deForest chose to opt out of a naked body scanner and was told to wait in a glass [...]
President Barack Obama compared his campaign volunteers to the American officials killed in Libya, saying that ‘like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing’.
Obama’s remarks came during a meeting with volunteer leaders in Las Vegas. ‘And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Department that they were making a difference,’ he [...]
For all of the skeptics and detractors it has produced, the drone industry also has its vocal supporters.
Few are louder than Jerry LeMieux, a retired Air Force colonel, commercial airline pilot, college lecturer and, most recently, the founder of the world’s first university dedicated solely to unmanned systems education.
“At the end of the day, I’m just trying to do something good for the unmanned systems community,” he said at the drone sector’s Las [...]
Prince Harry tried to end Ryan Lochte’s championship reign Monday, duking it out with the Olympic hero in an after-hours race at a boozy Las Vegas pool party.
The wild Windsor jumped in the water around 3 a.m. still wearing his jeans and cleared a path through the Wynn hotel’s XS Nightclub pool, exclusive video obtained by the Daily News shows.
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Polls show President Obama holds a clear advantage among Hispanic voters this year, but a new Spanish-language television ad, running in Nevada and sponsored by a conservative group, aims to peel away those supporters by arguing that his administration set records for deporting illegal immigrants.
It’s a message that could backfire if it were in English — deporting illegal immigrants is a popular stance in many conservative communities. But English-speaking voters [...]
LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Harry Reid again deflected questions Monday about releasing his tax returns, even as he continued to pound the demand for Mitt Romney to make more of his own public.
Instead, Reid pointed to the financial disclosure forms he files as a member of Congress, which provide different information.
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Las Vegas this week will be transformed into the drone capital of the world, as hundreds of unmanned vehicle companies descend on Sin City for the industry’s largest trade show.
The annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Internationalconvention, with more than 500 drone and related exhibits on display and a wide range of speakers including the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration, comes as the national debate on drones and their safety [...]
We’re talking made-to-order chocolate and vanilla soufflés, home-smoked ribs and chefs who’ve worked in top restaurants.
Caesars Palace’s revamped $17 million buffet, tentatively set to open in Las Vegas Sept. 10, is billed as the Strip’s biggest, with 524 menu items.Caesars researched other Vegas buffets and says it will dish up more dishes. Don’t expect troughs of reheated eats: Executive chef Scott Green says 80%-90% of the food will be made at [...]
The Internet should be adapted to allow for oversight by the National Security Agency, the organization’s boss says.
The U.S. Internet’s infrastructure needs to be redesigned to allow the NSA to know instantly when overseas hackers might be attacking public or private infrastructure and computer networks, the agency’s leader, General Keith Alexander, said today.
Alexander spoke at the annual Def Con computer hacking conference in Las Vegas.
After spending years making devices and apps ever more irresistible, tech executives are urging staff and customers to seek balance and log off once in a while, reports the New York Times, which notes the trend is somewhat akin to makers of muscle cars warning buyers about the dangers of speeding. – Nikki Waller
Hate booking your boss’s family vacation to Aruba or marketing junket in Las Vegas? Make sure he hates [...]
Vice President Biden thinks he’s in the middle class, even though his income far exceeds the $250,000 threshold President Obama set for raising income taxes on the rich.
According to his 2011 tax returns, Biden and his wife Jill had an adjusted gross income of $379,000 last year. And that, Biden siggested Tuesday in remarks to the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas, puts him squarely in the middle class:
For middle [...]
A tiny amendment buried in the federal transportation bill to be signed today by President Barack Obama will put operators of roll-your-own cigarette operations in Las Vegas and nationwide out of business at midnight.
Robert Weissen, with his brothers and other partners, own nine Sin City Cigarette Factory locations in Southern Nevada, including six in Las Vegas, and one in Hawaii. He said when the bill is signed their only choice [...]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP/CBS Las Vegas) —A New Mexico woman was arrested and spent a night in jail for not returning the book “Twilight” and two-DVD set “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” back to the library on time.
The Albuquerque Journal reports Lori Teel was arrested and handcuffed at her Portales home in front of her five small children earlier this month for the $36 worth of library materials not returned since [...]
Know your BMI: Docs urged to screen for obesity
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI?
Body mass index signals if you’re overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.
But apparently not enough doctors check: A government panel renewed a call Monday for every adult to be screened for [...]