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April 18, 2014

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  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks to Sheldon Adelson after addressing a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, April 2, 2011.
    Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Las Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson
    March 25, 2014
    As the 2016 Republican hopefuls quietly court donors this year, few have as much attraction as billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. That’s why some of the top potential contenders for the presidential nomination plan to head to Las Vegas late this week to court Adelson at a gathering of the ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., gestures as he speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, after a Democratic strategy session.
    Harry Reid says GOP may have helped Russia annex Crimea
    March 24, 2014
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. The surprising accusation came ahead of...
  • Writing a budget might divide House Republicans
    March 23, 2014
    Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advance a spending plan this spring.
  • Senate to take yet another crack at passing jobless aid extension
    March 23, 2014
    The Senate will try again this week to approve legislation to restore federal funding for emergency unemployment benefits. Whether Republicans in the House will get on board remains to be seen. But in Nevada the state's workforce development agency is ...
  • This election year, candidates need to take a stand
    March 23, 2014
    Enough is enough. People need help solving problems, not just kicking them down the road ...
  • House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
    Pelosi says health law a winner for Democrats
    March 20, 2014
    A defiant House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared firmly Thursday that the health care law looms as a political winner for her party this fall, despite ceaseless Republican attacks and palpable nervousness among ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sits down with the Las Vegas Sun, Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013.
    Harry Reid: CIA charges vs. Senate ‘absurd’
    March 20, 2014
  • Harry Reid among U.S. officials barred from Russia
    March 20, 2014
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was added today to Russia’s list of individuals barred from entering Russia “on the grounds of reciprocity in connection with American sanctions concerning Ukraine and Crimea.” The list names...
  • A sample poker game is played on the Ultimate Gaming website, in Las Vegas, April 29, 2013. Ultimate Gaming began offering Internet gambling in Nevada in early 2013.
    Nevada-Delaware online poker deal might have stirred gaming foes to act
    March 19, 2014
    Nevada and Delaware’s recent agreement to launch the nation’s first collaborative, interstate online poker zone appears to have drawn a backlash from ...
  • Tom Rutjens walks through a corn field in Tilden, Neb., March 17, 2014.
    Despite opposition, many landowners await pipeline
    March 18, 2014
    If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska. The 69-year-old retired farmer wishes the pipeline had...
  • Nevada delegation cheers renewal of anti-terror funding to Las Vegas
    March 18, 2014
    Last year, Las Vegas was left off the list of cities to receive counterterrorism funding through the federal Department of Homeland Security. For fiscal 2014, however, Las Vegas is back on the list and will receive ...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa, Aug. 10, 2013.
    Sen. Ted Cruz logging serious time in Iowa
    March 18, 2014
    Texas tea party darling U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making more Iowa trips than any of the other Republicans mentioned as ...
  • Ex-husband must pay child support to former Sen. Halseth
    March 17, 2014
    The Nevada Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Daniel Halseth, who said he earns only $1,716 a month in unemployment benefits, siding with a district judge who ruled the ex-husband was ...
  • Horsford calls for executive action to halt deportations
    March 17, 2014
    Rep. Steven Horsford shared his mother’s story of coming to the United States as a child from Trinidad and called on President Obama to use his “pen and phone” to ...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks out at the crowd at a gathering in Union City, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. A top aide to Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., at the base of the George Washington Bridge, after its mayor refused to endorse Christie for re-election.
    Emails: Christie adviser kept in loop on scandal
    March 17, 2014
    More emails involving two-time Gov. Chris Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien were made public in a legal filing by the state legislative panel investigating ...
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