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Harry Reid returns gay activist's West Point ring following repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It took awhile, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid kept his promise. The ban on gays serving openly in the military has been lifted. And that means Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war veteran and leading activist for military gay rights, gets his West Point ring back.
Harry Reid returns West Point ring to military gay rights activist
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It took a long time, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid kept his promise. The ban on gays serving openly in the military has been lifted.
Field for Las Vegas mayor grows to four
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The field of candidates for Las Vegas mayor has grown more crowded with two recent entries.
Census Bureau: Nevada was fastest growing state in the nation
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
It's official: Nevada will get a 4th Congressional District in 2013. U.S. Census Bureau figures released today show that Nevada's population grew 35.1 percent from 2000 to 2010, making it the fastest growing state in the country.
Liberal group challenges Joe Heck to forgo congressional health care
Monday, December 13, 2010
Americans United For Change, a liberal advocacy group, erected a billboard near the Las Vegas Strip challenging incoming Republican Rep. Joe Heck to forgo his government-issued, Congressional health insurance.
Medicare doctors won't face pay cuts for at least a year
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Members of the House this afternoon approved a measure to hold reimbursement rates steady for doctors who treat Medicare patients.
Senate approves Medicare patch for doctors
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The U.S. Senate made strides today to ensure that Medicare patients won't be turned away by their doctors -- at least not in 2011.
'Tequila Party' proposal gains international attention
Monday, November 29, 2010
The idea of a "Tequila Party," which until recently was only quietly debated among Latino leaders, is now making a splash.
Third-party candidate takes his third stab at Senate
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Edward Hamilton, a third-party candidate who has run twice unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate, announced this week he will challenge Republican Sen. John Ensign in 2012.
Joe Heck lands plum post on House GOP Steering Committee
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
U.S. Rep.-elect Joe Heck landed a plum position Wednesday as one of three freshman named to the House Republican Steering Committee.
Harry Reid won his hometown of Searchlight by three votes
Harry Reid won his hometown of Searchlight by three votes
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Republicans maintained throughout the U.S. Senate race that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sold out his small-town roots in favor of a lavish Washington lifestyle.
Republican Joe Heck extends his lead over Dina Titus
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Just passed the half-way mark and Heck maintains his lead. He is up by 2,029 votes, with 56 precincts reporting. The race is still too close to call - 48.3 percent to 47.4 percent, but it is not looking good for Titus.
Group claiming voter fraud benefited from Angle contribution
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A non-profit group run by Sharron Angle donated almost $100,000 to a group now claiming that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to steal the U.S. Senate election.
Angle to Behar: 'Raised $150,000 online yesterday -- thanks for your help'
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
If Joy Behar's rant about Sharron Angle was intended to hurt the Republican Senate candidate, the point was lost on Angle. In fact, Angle was so pleased with the free press, her campaign sent Behar a bouquet of flowers.
Harry Reid staffer accused of faking marriage to get friend green card
Monday, October 25, 2010
Fox News is reporting that a former spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lied to the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to cover up a sham marriage she entered into with a college friend.

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