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Mr. Sanders Goes to Washington
Friday, December 10, 2010
It’s the wrong Mr. S, but independent senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders is channeling the spirit of Jimmy Stewart circa 1939 today, in his filibuster of the president’s tax bill.
American Gaming Association backing effort to legalize online poker
American Gaming Association backing effort to legalize online poker
Friday, December 10, 2010
The American Gaming Association, the gaming industry’s biggest lobbyist, came out today in unequivocal support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bid to legalize online poker.
Nevada lawmakers make progress with energy initiatives
Friday, December 10, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The tax bill and the federal budget are proving to be politically intractable enough that they might keep Congress around town until Christmas — but in the meantime, Nevada lawmakers are scoring some pretty solid successes in the energy arena.
Heller backs proposal to cut House office budgets
Friday, December 10, 2010
Nevada Rep. Dean Heller announced he’d support Speaker-elect John Boehner’s plan to reduce House members’ office budgets by 5 percent — so much so that he’d do it whether or not the full House approves the change.
Delay on DREAM Act acknowledgment of GOP standoff
Delay on DREAM Act acknowledgment of GOP standoff
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Last night, the House gave the pro-immigration movement its strongest victory in decades, by passing a measure to give young, undocumented college students and military enlistees a chance to become American citizens.
Harry Reid issues statement on legalization of Internet poker
Thursday, December 9, 2010
After 24 hours of swirling speculation as to whether a bid to legalize online poker has any prayer of passing during the lame-duck session, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is finally issuing his first lengthy statement on the proposal.
Legalizing online poker looks like a long shot
Legalizing online poker looks like a long shot
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may not admit it publicly yet, but it appears the eleventh-hour push to legalize online poker during the lame duck is all but dead.
Democrats remain critical of Obama's tax compromise
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The House threw down the gauntlet at President Obama’s tax compromise with Republicans today, approving a resolution that asks the speaker not to bring the framework up for a vote "in its current form."
Reid's office: Legalizing online poker still on lame-duck agenda
Reid's office: Legalizing online poker still on lame-duck agenda
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's staff said late Wednesday that he is still intent on pushing for legislation during the lame duck session to legalize online poker.
Obama tax plan splits Nevada delegation
Obama tax plan splits Nevada delegation
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sen. Harry Reid might not be sure about Obama’s tax cut proposal, but that doesn’t mean other Nevadans in Washington aren’t ready to back the president’s plan.
Harry Reid's wish list is lengthy for lame duck session
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Social Security. The DREAM Act. START. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Health care. A budget. Taxes. Believe it or not, that’s only a partial list of what’s left to accomplish on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s lame duck agenda.
Dina Titus pushes for 'Weekends Without Hunger' bill
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dina Titus’ time on Capitol Hill is almost concluded, but she’s taking up one last fight, with the help of the House: a bill to help reduce childhood hunger.
Nevada senators vote 'guilty' in case of Louisiana judge
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
It’s shaping up to be a busy day in Congress, but before we get to all of that, a little bit of history in the making.
President's tax plan draws little praise from Democrats
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The framework President Obama released toward a compromise on tax cuts is earning high praise from Republicans in Congress, but Democrats are staying comparatively tight-lipped as they pledge nonetheless to consider the new plan.
Harry Reid, John Ensign clash as Democratic tax plans blocked
Harry Reid, John Ensign clash as Democratic tax plans blocked
Saturday, December 4, 2010
WASHINGTON -- It’s back to the drawing board on taxes today after the Senate tried — and failed — to pass Democrat-drafted measures to extend tax cuts and unemployment insurance into the next year.

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