- Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal Updated: Feb-08-16 5:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah businessman who made headlines as a helicopter-flying philanthropist before he became a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensnared two former attorneys general went on trial for fraud on Monday, acting as his own attorney.
- In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees Updated: Feb-05-16 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait.
- Culinary Union backs Nevada state Sen. Kihuen for Congress Updated: Feb-05-16 1:14 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada's largest labor union announced it's endorsing Democratic Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen in the crowded race for Rep. Cresent Hardy's congressional seat.
- Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.
- Nevada's Senate hopefuls raise similar amounts last quarter Updated: Feb-03-16 2:14 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The contenders for Harry Reid's seat in the U.S. Senate said they raised similar amounts in the last three months of 2015, although the Republican candidate has more in the bank.
- Prominent DREAMer from Nevada endorses Hillary Clinton Updated: Feb-03-16 11:16 am
LAS VEGAS - Eight prominent immigration activists from Nevada are endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
- Lee, Roberson have money lead in Nevada House primaries Updated: Feb-01-16 8:37 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The state of play in Nevada's four congressional races is coming into sharper focus after candidates filed quarterly financial reports over the weekend with the Federal Election Commission. Here's a look at who's ahead in the campaign money game:
- Schumer: Possible Senate promotion won't change anything Updated: Feb-01-16 5:09 pm
ALBANY, New York - Sen. Charles Schumer is telling county leaders from around New York state that he will remain focused on his home state if he is promoted to lead the Senate's Democrats.
- Drug abuse bill raises hopes for election-year achievement Updated: Jan-27-16 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON - In a testy election year likely to see scant collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, there's a glint of hope in Congress for a bipartisan bill aimed at fighting heroin and opioid addiction - a deadly, growing problem that afflicts states both red and blue.
- House Dems, who delivered for Obama, now diminished minority Updated: Jan-27-16 3:17 pm
BALTIMORE - House Democrats clawed their way into power and delivered a burst of historic legislation for President Barack Obama after he took office seven years ago. Now, in his final year, Obama is leaving them greatly diminished and confronting questions about whether their next generation of leaders can lead them back into the majority.
- Obama, Reid, Pelosi meet, discuss legislative priorities Updated: Jan-26-16 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and the top two Democrats in the Republican-led Congress are comparing notes on what they want to get done this year before lawmakers pivot to campaigning full-time for re-election.
- Senate hopeful launches 'African Americans for Cortez Masto' Updated: Jan-25-16 5:10 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A group of African-American state lawmakers, community group leaders and pastors are signing on to promote Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto's Senate campaign in the black community.
- 22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama Updated: Jan-22-16 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting anew the schism within the party over the administration's handling of Central American immigrants.
- Senate Democrats block Syrian refugee bill from advancing Updated: Jan-20-16 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would crack down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S. as the debate turned into a referendum on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his policies.
- Election-year clash on immigration heads to Supreme Court Updated: Jan-19-16 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court stepped into a boiling political dispute over immigration Tuesday, setting up a likely decision in the middle of a presidential campaign marked by harsh rhetoric about immigrants.
- AP EXPLAINS: What Congress can do about Puerto Rico's debt Updated: Jan-18-16 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Puerto Rico's $72 billion public debt crisis has forced congressional leaders to pay attention to a U.S. territory that's usually on the sidelines of American politics.
- Lawyer for ex-Utah attorney general fights FEC lawsuit Updated: Jan-16-16 5:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Federal Election Commission is trying pile on embattled former Utah Attorney General John Swallow's legal troubles by adding him to a civil lawsuit, his attorney said in a new court filing.
- Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband, dies near Las Vegas Updated: Jan-15-16 2:11 am
LAS VEGAS - Rene Angelil was a former singer-turned-manager when he received an audiotape of a 12-year-old singer from her mother.
- Q&A: The Obama administration's recent immigration raids Updated: Jan-14-16 3:35 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration arrested more than 120 immigrants during two days of raids targeting Central American families who came to the country illegally since 2014. The arrests of immigrants who had been ordered out of the country prompted protests from immigration advocates and lawmakers who have said the enforcement harms families and is a dangerous precedent.