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About Featheriver

Born and raised in Oklahoma. Improved in California. Out to pasture in Nevada. Born in 1933, Korean War Vet in USAF. Occupation: Criminal Law and Torts. Retired California Lawyer. Now live in Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada.

Danielle Deaver Denied Abortion Even as Uterus Crushed Fetus

By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES March 14, 2010 Danielle Deaver was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke and doctors gave her a devastating prognosis: With undeveloped lungs, the baby likely would never survive outside the womb, and because all the … Continue reading

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ALEC and the Infamous Stand Your Ground law

That Florida law “lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, sounds crazy — and it is” writes Paul Krugman in the New York Times. Photo: Paul Krugman, New York Times Krugman points out that … Continue reading

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How is President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act doing?

Today I received an e-mail from The White House. I want to pass it on to those who may not have received it. It reads, in part: We met Nathan and his son, Thomas, in 2009. Thomas was born with … Continue reading

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Gingrich 2010 Tax Return reported $3,162,424 total income

The headline number was 31.45%. That’s the percentage of the couple’s total income — $3,162,424 — they owed in federal income taxes. Their total tax bill was $994,708. Gingrich’s opponent Mitt Romney said this week that he estimates his effective … Continue reading

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Fact Check of GOP Presidential Debate in South Carolina

Facts were sometimes used as blunt instruments as the four remaining GOP presidential candidates hammered away at each other in the last debate before Saturday’s South Carolina primary. Santorum and Romney tangled on the Massachusetts health care law. Santorum wrongly … Continue reading

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Super PACS

Super PAC s are changing the political landscape of the United States. The impact of ordinary voters on who will represent them in the federal government is rapidly declining. The impact of “elite” voters on will represent them is rapidly … Continue reading

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From Nevada to California

All things must come to an end. My wife and I are in the process of moving from Pahrump, Nevada back to Paradise, California from whence we originally came. This blog’s focus will switch its political views to our new … Continue reading

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Votes of Nevada’s Congressional Delegation

  December 12, 2011 In this MegaVote for Nevada’s 1st Congressional District: Recent Congressional Votes Senate: Cloture on the Nomination of Richard Cordray to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Senate: Motion to Proceed; Middle Class Tax Cut Act … Continue reading

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Nevada Congressional Delegation Votes

Recent Senate Votes National Defense Authorization Act, FY2012 – Vote Passed (93-7)The Senate passed this bill authorizing $662 billion in defense spending for the current fiscal year. The bill contains provisions requiring suspected terrorists to be held in military custody … Continue reading

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Danny Tarkanian entering Nevada CD#4 Race for House

Danny Tarkanian is gearing up to enter the race in Nevada’s new 4th district (which includes Nye County). He released polling this week that showed him ahead in the GOP primary and in a test of the general election. The poll … Continue reading

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