On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas....
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his opposition Wednesday to trade promotion legislation, tossing a wrench into White House efforts to build congressional support for massive free-trade deals with Asia and Europe. "I'm against 'fast track,'" Reid bluntly told reporters a day after President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass such a tool to help open new markets for American products.
With still more than half the homeowners with a mortgage in the state of Nevada underwater on their mortage and a hoped for recovery in prices now petering out as 'investors' realize banks have completed foreclosures and are set to unload their huge inventories, fear is growing that Las Vegas (and for that matter Atlantic City) could be the next Detroit.
MACAU, April 14 (Reuters) - Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's reference to triad organised crime gangs in testimony in a lawsuit has hit a raw nerve in Macau, the Chinese boomtown that his Las Vegas Sands Corp helped transform from a gangland haven into a $38 billion gambling capital.
ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | A politically motivated move -- killing a privately funded Maglev bullet train from Anaheim to Las Vegas and instead approving an $8 billion diesel-powered steel rail conventional train from Victorville to Las Vegas -- has the stench of deal-making all over it. The antiquated DesertXpress is a useless waste of taxpayer dollars supported by Sen. Harry Reid and Obama's Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood.
While we await today's update of the Glorious Leader's Hawaiian vacation, here is an update from Nevada on the outgoing senate majority leader's health condition. From ABC: Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was injured today in an accident while exercising at his home in Henderson, Nevada.