- Republicans working to get Iran legislation moving again Updated: May-04-15 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans labored Monday to salvage bipartisan legislation granting lawmakers the right to review or even reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development.
- Governor buries time capsule to mark state's 150th birthday Updated: May-01-15 5:35 pm
LAS VEGAS - Special items from Las Vegas and Nevada's 150th birthday have been buried in a time capsule for 50 years.
- House passes $35B bill for Energy Department, water projects Updated: May-01-15 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON - House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
- Rep. Titus says she's in no hurry to decide about Senate bid Updated: Apr-30-15 5:30 pm
- DHS No. 2 regrets perception of favoritism in visa cases Updated: Apr-30-15 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas steadfastly defended his work on three foreign-investor visa cases while testifying before a House committee Thursday, following allegations that he used his post to help well-connected Democrats.
- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval defies GOP image, seeks tax hike Updated: Apr-28-15 4:57 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada Republicans made history last election when they took control of both houses of the Legislature for the first time since 1929.
- Ringside tickets bound for the recognizable, rich, lucky Updated: Apr-28-15 3:49 pm
LAS VEGAS - Tickets are at such a premium to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao's long-awaited matchup that all of those seated at ringside will be the recognizable, the rich - and the very lucky.
- Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground Updated: Apr-27-15 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON - There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.
- No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit Updated: Apr-24-15 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose central feature is liberalized commerce between the U.S. and Japan.
- Rep. Joe Heck says he's exploring a possible Senate bid Updated: Apr-23-15 8:46 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada Republican Congressman Joe Heck says he's talking with people about the possibility of running for the Senate in 2016.
- Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate Updated: Apr-22-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee.
- Kentucky editorial roundup Updated: Apr-22-15 2:17 pm
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:
- Harry Reid helps former senator join Mormon church Updated: Apr-20-15 5:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has helped a former U.S. Senate colleague become a Mormon.
- Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill - at least for now Updated: Apr-20-15 3:19 am
WASHINGTON - Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill.
- Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP Updated: Apr-18-15 11:27 am
WASHINGTON - Diplomacy is out, blunt talk is in as President Barack Obama and his White House team single out Republican lawmakers by name for criticism over their words and actions on Iran, Cabinet nominations and climate change.
- Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee 'crazy' Updated: Apr-17-15 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
- Here's how Hillary Clinton plans to win Nevada Updated: Apr-16-15 9:03 pm
LAS VEGAS - For Hillary Rodham Clinton, what happens in Las Vegas will reverberate across the nation, according to the Las Vegas Sun (http://bit.ly/1NTvwLE).
- White House calls Grassley comments on Lynch 'duplicitous' Updated: Apr-16-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House used unusually scornful language Thursday to decry Republican delays in the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, calling comments by a top Senate Republican "duplicitous."
- This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls Updated: Apr-14-15 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had never heard of because their app violated its patented technology.
- 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break Updated: Apr-13-15 10:03 am
WASHINGTON - Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments.
- Congress group tours Yucca Mountain nuke dump site in Nevada Updated: Apr-09-15 9:46 pm
MERCURY, Nevada - Six members of Congress toured a dusty tunnel and stood atop Yucca Mountain on Thursday during a trip led by a colleague who said the non-descript rocky ridge in the wind-swept desert outside Las Vegas would be a good place to entomb highly radioactive waste piling up at reactors around the country.
- 2 Massachusetts Democrats voice unhappiness with Pelosi Updated: Apr-08-15 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts say Rep. Nancy Pelosi should change her leadership style- or even step down - after big electoral losses last year and in 2010.
- Former Nevada attorney general to run for Reid's Senate seat Updated: Apr-08-15 2:40 pm
LAS VEGAS - Former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she will run for Harry Reid's Senate seat in 2016.
- News Guide: Sen. Joe Manchin on coal, guns, governorship Updated: Apr-07-15 7:47 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says it's "about a 50-50 toss-up" whether he will make a return bid at governor next year.
- Manchin: "50-50 toss-up" on possible return run for governor Updated: Apr-07-15 12:50 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says it's "about a 50-50 toss-up" whether he'll run for governor next year.