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April 26, 2015

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    Las Vegas resident Larry Pfeifer says he concocted the story that U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s brother, Larry, showed up intoxicated at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on New Year’s Eve in Henderson and claimed to have beaten up a relative. Pfeifer says that since he told the story earlier this month to a conservative blogger, conservative media outlets have repeated it ad nasueam — all without corroboration.

    The big lie: Las Vegas man watches as his Harry Reid tale takes off
    April 26, 2015
    A Las Vegas man claims he started a false rumor that the injuries suffered by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid several months ago were the result of an attack by Reid’s brother, not an exercise accident. Larry Pfeifer, a 50-year-old former consultant in the nightclub and entertainment industry, said he fabricated the story after ...
  • Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets his audience as he prepares to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Las Vegas.
    Angst about Iran deal at GOP Jewish meeting in Las Vegas
    April 25, 2015
    Republican luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated their support for Israel and skepticism about President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran as an influential group of Republican Jews gathered Saturday at the casino of GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson ...
  • Apologetic Fiore: Video of outburst is ‘fabulous’
    April 24, 2015
    GOP Assemblywoman Michele Fiore’s remark for a fellow lawmaker to “sit your ass down” has become the subject of a YouTube video mashup that highlights what some in the Legislature say is trademark behavior ...
  • The GOP hopefuls and the billionaire donor: How their views align
    The GOP hopefuls and the billionaire donor: How their views align
    April 24, 2015
    In today’s political age, when candidates take a stand on an issue, they have to consider more than just how their views will play with voters. Politicians often have to weigh how their policies will go over with billionaire donors who can buoy or sink campaigns. That's because a 2010 Supreme Court decision lifted major pieces of campaign finance law and opened the door for billionaires to spend unlimited amounts of money influencing campaigns ...
  • Rep. Joe Heck speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Interstate-11/Boulder City Bypass project near Boulder City, Monday, April 6, 2015. The popular congressman has won a swing district three times.
    Heck doing ‘due diligence’ to look at run for Senate
    April 23, 2015
    Rep. Joe Heck is a popular choice for Nevada Republicans to challenge Sen. Harry Reid's chosen successor, former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, but he has maintained he's not interested. Now he says he's "talking about it" with ...
  • Cliven Bundy takes  a moment to ponder a question from a supporter during the Bundy Ranch Liberty Celebration near Bunkerville on Saturday, April, 11, 2015.
    Bill backed by Cliven Bundy falls in Nevada Legislature
    April 22, 2015
    Nevada lawmakers have rejected a public lands bill championed by southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Assembly members voted 8-34 to shoot down AB 408 on Tuesday night. Eight Republican Assembly members ...
  • Presidential candidates invited to conference of Latino policymakers in Las Vegas
    April 22, 2015
    More than 1,200 Hispanic policymakers are expected to descend on the Las Vegas Strip in June for a meeting to discuss next year’s presidential election. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, a large ...
  • Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest
    April 22, 2015
    Advocates for rooftop solar installations plan to rally outside NV Energy headquarters to protest a state cap on how many solar customers can sell energy back to the utility. The rally scheduled Wednesday in Las Vegas is ...
  • Lucy Flores smiles as she announces her candidacy for lieutenant governor Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the College of Southern Nevada's Cheyenne campus.
    Democrat Lucy Flores seeking Cresent Hardy’s seat in Congress
    April 22, 2015
    Lucy Flores, a former Nevada assemblywoman and candidate for lieutenant governor, is running for Nevada’s open seat in Congress. “Hardworking people deserve ...
  • Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson speaks during Senate floor debate on Gov. Brian Sandoval's tax proposal to overhaul the state's business license fees at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
    For Democrats, Senate’s passage of Sandoval tax plan is bittersweet
    April 22, 2015
    Session after session, Democrats in the Nevada Legislature failed to pass a tax increase. When they finally got their wish on Tuesday, however, it came with an asterisk in that ...
  • Nevada Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson speaks during Senate floor debate on Gov. Brian Sandoval's tax proposal to overhaul the state's business license fees at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
    Nevada Senate passes Gov. Brian Sandoval’s tax plan
    April 21, 2015
    Senate lawmakers passed Gov. Brian Sandoval’s tax plan this morning, pushing the bill past its first hurdle in the Nevada Legislature and beginning what’s expected to be an incendiary battle in the Assembly. It passed by a 17-4 vote, easily clearing the two-thirds requirement necessary for ...
  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announces his retirement in a YouTube video to his supporters Friday, March 27, 2015.
    What will Harry Reid do with his leftover campaign cash?
    April 21, 2015
    There's a lot Sen. Harry Reid could do with his $1.5 million in leftover campaign funds. but there's one thing he most definitely can't: use the money as if it were his own personal checking account. He can't buy a million-dollar home or new clothes or pay for his grandchildren's tuition, for example. The most likely way he'll use it will be ...
  • Senate passes limited industrial marijuana farming bill
    April 20, 2015
    Nevada senators have approved a measure allowing for colleges or the state agriculture department to grow industrial hemp. Lawmakers voted unanimously on Monday to approve SB305. The bill now ...
  • Harry Reid assists in former senator’s conversion to Mormonism
    April 20, 2015
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has helped a former U.S. Senate colleague become a Mormon. Reid, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a blessing to ...
  • GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America’s role in world
    April 20, 2015
    Foreign policy looms large in the presidential race as the U.S. struggles to resolve diplomatic and military conflicts across the globe.
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