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The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Rory Appleton and Steve Sebelius spend their days talking to voters and politicians, often landing exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in politics. Once a week, right here on RJ Politics, they want to let you in on the action.

Latest Episodes

Trump rallies in Nevada?

Rory and Steve break down the cancellation of two planned rallies headlined by President Donald Trump, including Republican accusations of state meddling. --

32 min1 w ago
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Trump rallies in Nevada?

Trump encourages people to vote twice?

Steve and Rory discuss the president's recent call with Nevada voters, as well as the state's most competitive congressional race.

43 min2 w ago
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Trump encourages people to vote twice?

Republican National Convention

Rory and Steve break down the Republican National Convention and the contrasting styles between Democrats and Republicans going forward.

30 min3 w ago
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Republican National Convention

Democratic National Convention Recap, Kamala for VP

RJ Politics hosts Rory Appleton and Steve Sebelius discuss the Democratic vice-presidential nomination of California Sen. Kamala Harris and recap the first few days of the Democratic National Convention.

37 minAUG 21
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Democratic National Convention Recap, Kamala for VP

Nevada AG asks judge to dismiss Trump lawsuit over mail-in voting

Attorneys for Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske have asked a federal judge to throw out the lawsuit filed against her last week by President Donald Trump’s campaign and his Republican allies. Rory and Steve break down the lawsuit, as well as the motion to dismiss filed Monday.

26 minAUG 12
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Nevada AG asks judge to dismiss Trump lawsuit over mail-in voting

AB4, during and after

Rory and Steve catch you up on Nevada's second special legislative session, including the passage of AB4, a mail-in election bill that has prompted a lawsuit from President Trump’s reelection campaign.

30 minAUG 7
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AB4, during and after

Second special session, petitioning in a pandemic and CCSD developments

The start of Nevada's second legislative session has been pushed to today, Friday, at the earliest, or possibly into the weekend. Rory and Steve talk about the delay, then follow up on a pair of petition efforts and news surrounding Clark County Superintendent Jesus Jara.

34 minJUL 31
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Second special session, petitioning in a pandemic and CCSD developments

No all-mail vote in November?

Despite a recent wave of increased COVID-19 cases in Nevada, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said the state plans to return to a traditional, in-person election format in the general election. Rory and Steve talk about what Nevada voters can expect, as well as the latest news on CCSD superintendent Jesus Jara and the Henderson City Council.

35 minJUL 24
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No all-mail vote in November?

CCSD behind controversial funding bill

Review-Journal Education Reporter Aleksandra Appleton joins the podcast to discuss a controversial proposal that would have allowed the Clark County School District to use local schools' unspent funds for its own budget. Then, Rory and Steve bring you up to speed on the ongoing special legislative session.

34 minJUL 17
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CCSD behind controversial funding bill

Lawsuits, resignations and a candidate's call to reopen schools

While the Special Legislative Session is ongoing, Rory and Steve run down a handful of other political news stories in Nevada, including a congressional candidate'spush to reopen schools, the resignations of three Clark County Democratic Party executive board members and a lawsuit filed by a conservative think tank arguing that public employees cannot also serve in the Nevada Legislature.

42 minJUL 10
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Lawsuits, resignations and a candidate's call to reopen schools

Latest Episodes

Trump rallies in Nevada?

Rory and Steve break down the cancellation of two planned rallies headlined by President Donald Trump, including Republican accusations of state meddling. --

32 min1 w ago
Comments
Trump rallies in Nevada?

Trump encourages people to vote twice?

Steve and Rory discuss the president's recent call with Nevada voters, as well as the state's most competitive congressional race.

43 min2 w ago
Comments
Trump encourages people to vote twice?

Republican National Convention

Rory and Steve break down the Republican National Convention and the contrasting styles between Democrats and Republicans going forward.

30 min3 w ago
Comments
Republican National Convention

Democratic National Convention Recap, Kamala for VP

RJ Politics hosts Rory Appleton and Steve Sebelius discuss the Democratic vice-presidential nomination of California Sen. Kamala Harris and recap the first few days of the Democratic National Convention.

37 minAUG 21
Comments
Democratic National Convention Recap, Kamala for VP

Nevada AG asks judge to dismiss Trump lawsuit over mail-in voting

Attorneys for Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske have asked a federal judge to throw out the lawsuit filed against her last week by President Donald Trump’s campaign and his Republican allies. Rory and Steve break down the lawsuit, as well as the motion to dismiss filed Monday.

26 minAUG 12
Comments
Nevada AG asks judge to dismiss Trump lawsuit over mail-in voting

AB4, during and after

Rory and Steve catch you up on Nevada's second special legislative session, including the passage of AB4, a mail-in election bill that has prompted a lawsuit from President Trump’s reelection campaign.

30 minAUG 7
Comments
AB4, during and after

Second special session, petitioning in a pandemic and CCSD developments

The start of Nevada's second legislative session has been pushed to today, Friday, at the earliest, or possibly into the weekend. Rory and Steve talk about the delay, then follow up on a pair of petition efforts and news surrounding Clark County Superintendent Jesus Jara.

34 minJUL 31
Comments
Second special session, petitioning in a pandemic and CCSD developments

No all-mail vote in November?

Despite a recent wave of increased COVID-19 cases in Nevada, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said the state plans to return to a traditional, in-person election format in the general election. Rory and Steve talk about what Nevada voters can expect, as well as the latest news on CCSD superintendent Jesus Jara and the Henderson City Council.

35 minJUL 24
Comments
No all-mail vote in November?

CCSD behind controversial funding bill

Review-Journal Education Reporter Aleksandra Appleton joins the podcast to discuss a controversial proposal that would have allowed the Clark County School District to use local schools' unspent funds for its own budget. Then, Rory and Steve bring you up to speed on the ongoing special legislative session.

34 minJUL 17
Comments
CCSD behind controversial funding bill

Lawsuits, resignations and a candidate's call to reopen schools

While the Special Legislative Session is ongoing, Rory and Steve run down a handful of other political news stories in Nevada, including a congressional candidate'spush to reopen schools, the resignations of three Clark County Democratic Party executive board members and a lawsuit filed by a conservative think tank arguing that public employees cannot also serve in the Nevada Legislature.

42 minJUL 10
Comments
Lawsuits, resignations and a candidate's call to reopen schools
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