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April 23, 2014

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    Alex Bieniecki shows his "We The People" tattoo at a camp near Bunkerville Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    The world through militia eyes
    Domestic terrorists? Heroes? Who are the armed men who invaded Nevada?
    April 20, 2014
    Militiamen descended on Bunkerville from all over the nation to help Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy reclaim his cattle from the federal agency that had rounded some of them up because Bundy had not paid grazing fees for more than 20 years. We got a close-up view of their encampment.
  • Cattle graze by the Virgin River near Bunkerville on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
    With a wink and nod, activist plans BundyFest! to protest rancher Cliven Bundy
    April 23, 2014
    Bunkerville could be the site of a monthlong anti-Bundy festival dubbed BundyFest! At least, that’s what organizer, activist and author Sean Shealy is promoting on the Internet. The BundyFest! logistics seem outlandish. Shealy says there will be 240 bands playing 24 hours a day between Sept. 5 and Oct. 5. Here’s part of his pitch ...
  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies
    April 22, 2014
    The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns...
  • Las Vegas among 15 cities Democrats considering for 2016 convention
    April 22, 2014
    President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating convention in 2016, officials said Tuesday. The DNC is inviting cities...
  • Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at a lecture presented by the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark., on May 30, 2012.
    Justice Stevens calls for 6 changes to the Constitution
    April 21, 2014
    Justice John Paul Stevens' new book — his second since retiring from the court at age 90 — calls for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, of which two are directly related to ...
  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects
    April 20, 2014
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time. But with eight months left on the job and a decision to make about the 2016 presidential race, the long-serving governor known for his Texas swagger is now the focus of a grand jury investigation that could cause more difficulty than any adversary has.
  • Illegal immigrant arrested for Nevada voter fraud
    April 18, 2014
    Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ...
  • U.S. Sens. Dean Heller, left, and Harry Reid appear on the KSNV-TV show "What's Your Point?" on Friday, April 18, 2014. The two Nevadans are shown in a screen shot from a video of the show.
    Six takeaways from a rare joint TV interview with Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, Dean Heller
    April 18, 2014
    Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller don’t agree on everything. But the Democrat and Republican did agree ...
  • Ad slams lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden for Harry Reid donations
    April 17, 2014
    Mark Hutchison's campaign for Nevada lieutenant governor is taking on Republican primary opponent Sue Lowden for donating to Harry Reid in previous elections. The 60-second radio ad released...
  • Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, left, and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., right.
    Facts that disprove conspiracy theory about Harry Reid, Cliven Bundy and solar power
    April 17, 2014
    The conspiracy theory about Sen. Harry Reid started soon after the Cliven Bundy story went national. The theory: The Senate majority leader masterminded the takeover of Bundy’s cattle in Gold Butte to...
  • In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The political climate for “Obamacare” suddenly looks brighter, possibly giving Democrats a chance to fight back on the GOP’s top issue this fall. Democrats in at least one tight Senate race are openly embracing the new health law’s popular features, but several others are holding back. Republicans say the somewhat upbeat news _ higher enrollments, and lower cost projections _ won’t do much to change Americans’ negative view of the health care law.
    Defend ‘Obamacare’ unabashedly, some Democrats say
    April 17, 2014
    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest ...
  • State Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, talks about her two brothers who were shot and killed trying to break up a fight. Her comments came during an Everytown For Gun Safety rally at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
    Las Vegas rally helps kick off nationwide effort to change gun laws
    April 16, 2014
    Las Vegas was one of 10 cities in the country with an Everytown For Gun Safety event to kick off a campaign to lobby mayors, governors and legislators to pass laws for comprehensive …
  • John Michael Schaefer, a candidate for Nevada state controller, appears in court during a hearing at the Regional Justice Center Thursday, April 3, 2014. Election officials want the court to remove Schaefer from the Democratic primary ballot because they contend he doesn't meet residency requirements.
    Nevada Supreme Court removes candidate from ballot over residency
    April 16, 2014
    The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because of his residency status. Justices unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that...
  • Heck, challenger Bilbray-Kohn step up fundraising in House race
    April 15, 2014
    Taxes weren’t the only thing that needed filing on April 15; for those running for Congress, it was also the day to turn in the first election reports of the year. In the House ...
  • Passengers enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride near Central Park on New Year's Eve day, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York.
    LV City Council considers horse-drawn carriages, new downtown grocery store
    April 15, 2014
    Horse-drawn carriages could soon be circulating through downtown Las Vegas if the City Council signs off on proposed routes at its meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The council will also ...
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