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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.
92 Episodes
Steve and Rory discuss an interesting sea change for State Sen. Keith Pickard, as well as a new report from the Nevada Secretary of State's office dispelling widespread voter fraud claims.
Cegavske censured

Cegavske censured


Rory and Steve discuss the Nevada Republican Party's recent censure of Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.
Rory and Steve discuss a busy week in local politics, as Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo confirmed he was considering a run for governor and North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee switched political parties.
Rory and Steve discuss the rumored candidate fields for the state's two biggest political races in 2022.
Rory and Steve discuss President Joe Biden's first press conference, as well as several bills in the Nevada Legislature aimed at abolishing the death penalty in the state.
Rory and Steve discuss the latest COVID-19 announcements by Gov. Steve Sisolak, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris's recent visit to Las Vegas.
Rory and Steve discuss the results of the Nevada State Democratic Party officer elections, as well as the passage of the latest COVID-19 stimulus.
Rory and Steve discuss the results of the latest Nevada Poll, as well as an unceremonious exit from state politics for one Republican former candidate.
Rory and Steve discuss the race for the Nevada State Democratic Party's next leader.
Early campaigns begin

Early campaigns begin


Rory and Steve discuss the official opening of the 2022 race for a Nevada Senate seat and recap votes on impeachment and renaming Las Vegas airport.
Steve and Rory discuss a proposal within the Clark County Commission to rename McCarran Airport after former Sen. Harry Reid, as well as the ongoing impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
End of the caucuses?

End of the caucuses?


Rory and Steve discuss a variety of shakeups for Nevada Democrats, including a bill to end presidential caucuses and the hope that Nevada will move up the country's nominating calendar.
Rory and Steve discuss the 2021 Nevada State Legislature's upcoming session, including possible mining taxes and a major holdup in the redistricting process.
Steve and Rory discuss the inauguration and first 24 hours of President Joe Biden, as well as Gov. Steve Sisolak's annual state of the state address.



Rory and Steve discuss the House of Representatives' historic impeachment of President Donald Trump for the second time.
Riots at the Capitol

Riots at the Capitol


Rory and Steve discuss the dangerous rioting at the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters, as well as Democrats' recent victories in the U.S. Senate.
Steve and Rory discuss the various failed attempts by Republicans to overturn the 2020 election in Nevada.
Rory and Carson City Bureau Chief Colton Lochhead discuss a flurry of new election lawsuits filed in Nevada this week, as well as the possibility of more statewide restrictions as COVID-19 numbers climb.
The Carson City Bureau

The Carson City Bureau


Colton Lochhead and Bill Dentzer of the Las Vegas Review Journal's Carson City Bureau join Steve in this episode of RJ Politics.
Election 2020

Election 2020


Rory and Steve discuss Nevada's heightened role in the 2020 general election.
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