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  • Hutchison ad slams Lowden for Reid donations 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:44 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Mark Hutchison's campaign for Nevada lieutenant governor is taking on Republican primary opponent Sue Lowden for donating to Harry Reid in previous elections.

  • NC Sen. Hagan runs 1st ad, goes after Tillis 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:07 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - In a foretaste of a potential general election matchup, Democratic U.S. Senate Kay Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis released dueling ads Thursday about the health care law and a messy personnel matter in the office of Tillis, the state House speaker.

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

  • Shumlin says transportation funds critical 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:41 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is urging leaders in Congress to replenish the federal transportation fund so Vermont can move forward with road and bridge projects that he says are critical to job growth, public safety and the health of the state.

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • Manchin urges mines to speak out about coal 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:46 pm
  • DENVER - The Democratic senator leading the battle against the White House's strategy to fight climate change urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal's role in providing affordable, reliable electricity to the country to help combat strict new emissions rules for coal-fired power plants.

  • Clinton to headline Clean Energy Summit in Vegas 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:50 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to return to the Las Vegas Strip later this year to deliver a keynote speech at a renewable-energy conference.

  • Wealthy Fla. doctor linked to senator back in news 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:10 am
  • WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A wealthy Florida doctor whose offices were raided by the FBI and who allowed a U.S. senator to use his private jet is again under scrutiny for receiving more money from the taxpayer-funded Medicare program than any other doctor.

  • Joe Dini, longtime Nevada Assembly speaker, dies 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:37 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Former Nevada Assembly Speaker Joe Dini, a gentle-voiced statesman who used power of persuasion and friendship to bridge partisan divides through a long legislative career, died Thursday at a Reno hospital. He turned 85 just two weeks ago, on March 28.

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

  • Committee approves bill naming peak after Reagan 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:11 pm
  • WASHINGTON - About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal government anyway.

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

  • Many 'Obamacare' critics accepted its subsidies 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:09 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from "Obamacare" even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law. This condemn-while-benefiting strategy angers Democrats, who see some of their top congressional candidates struggling against waves of anti-Obamacare ads partly funded by these companies.

  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 8:14 am
  • WASHINGTON - At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

  • Amid gridlock, lawmakers focus on constituent woes 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:44 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Brian Snoddy was at his wit's end.

  • Whittemore, feds joust over Supreme Court ruling 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:38 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to order ex-Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore to begin serving his two-year prison sentence for breaking campaign finance laws on the heels of a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government lawyers say undermines his appeal before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court.

  • Obama and top lawmakers consult on Ukraine crisis 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is thanking congressional leaders for approving aid for Ukraine, but urging them to go further by adopting changes to the International Monetary Fund.

  • Obama signs bill temporarily fixing Medicare fees 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:06 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Tuesday signed into law legislation to give doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.

  • Obama backs Schatz over Hanabusa in Hawaii race 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday threw his support to Sen. Brian Schatz over Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii's Senate race, stepping into a primary that has been divisive for voters in the state where Obama was born.

  • Will college athletes unionize? A query for NLRB 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 4:47 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.

  • Bills introduced in Congress banning online gaming 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation in the House and Senate on Wednesday aimed at banning online gambling, setting the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress.

  • US, Europe sanctions target Putin's inner circle 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 8:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.

  • Reid, Sandoval laud $5.5B clean energy investment 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 6:32 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - A new report shows at least $5.5 billion has been invested in Nevada's clean energy sector since 2010.

  • Obama to raise cash for Dems at Disney exec's home 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will raise money for House and Senate Democrats at the home of the chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.