FDL Movie Night: Gangland Wire

By: Monday January 20, 2014 4:59 pm

Gangland Wirebrings to light the Kansas Mob and their links to Chicago gangsters and Las Vegas casinos. Retired Kansas City detective Gary Jenkins, our guest tonight, was assigned to this investigation from 1978-1980.

Obama Basically Endorses the Gang of Eight Immigration Proposal

By: Tuesday January 29, 2013 5:16 pm

In Las Vegas, President Obama delivered a speech calling for immigration reform. The address was mostly vague on details and focused primarily on making the broad historic, moral and economic argument for reform.

FDL Movie Night: “Holy Rollers: The True Story of Christian Card Counters”

By: Monday March 26, 2012 5:00 pm

Wow! Holy Rollers: The True Story of Christian Card Counters is a mindblowing documentary following a group of young Christians as they form a blackjack team and take casinos for over $3.2 million by using their math skills. Heads up: While strongly discouraged by casinos, card counting is not technically illegal.

ENDA Protest Shuts Down Las Vegas Blvd.

By: Thursday July 22, 2010 1:55 pm

I wish I had taken an earlier flight to Las Vegas Tuesday for Netroots Nation 2010 so I could join the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) demonstration in front of the Statue of Liberty that adorns New York New York’s exterior, where recently discharged Lt. Dan Choi was arrested with seven other protesters.

F*ck It, We’ll Do It Las: FDLers and Beyond at Netroots Nation Las Vegas

By: Thursday July 22, 2010 7:00 am

Many of your favorite Firedoglake contributors, diarists, and community members are gathering here at The Rio in Las Vegas for the next few days. . . and I am here, too.

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Upcoming FDL Book Salons

Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power
Chat with Nomi Prins about her new book. Hosted by Bill Black.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game
Chat with Edward Achorn about his new book. Hosted by Richard Taylor (dakine01).