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What vast support for Yucca amendment in House could mean for Nevada
What vast support for Yucca amendment in House could mean for Nevada
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Nevada's House delegation stood firm against an appropriations bill that would pump $35 million to the Yucca Mountain project, registering its disapproval of the bid to revive the waste dump even as the bill passed the House with a strong majority.
House passes Rep. Heck's mine-cleanup legislation
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Congress is halfway toward clearing the red tape on the Three Kids Mine reclamation project, a necessary step before the city of Henderson can sell the abandoned mine and start the cleanup that’s been so long overdue.
Nevadans will be bombarded with political ads on TV
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Prepare to be inundated on the airwaves. With just under five months to go until Election Day, Nevada is the top-ranked state for campaign spending per voter on television ads, according to numbers compiled by Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group and reported in the National Journal on Monday.
Embattled NRC chairman may have long lame duck tenure
Embattled NRC chairman may have long lame duck tenure
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
When Greg Jaczko announced his intention to resign from his chairmanship of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday, the White House said they’d find a replacement in short order.
Parties tap student loan issue for political advantage
Monday, April 30, 2012
A week ago, it actually looked like Democrats and Republicans were in rare agreement on policy when party leaders President Barack Obama and would-be president Mitt Romney said that under no circumstances should the interest rate on educational loans be allowed to spike this summer.
Despite his hands-off policy, Romney criticizes Obama for not stopping foreclosures
Despite his hands-off policy, Romney criticizes Obama for not stopping foreclosures
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
When he was campaigning in Nevada, Mitt Romney said he thought the federal government should steer clear of the housing crisis, letting the free market do its work even if that meant allowing things “to bottom out.”
Photo: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and
GOP candidates seem tone deaf on music choices at campaign rallies
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Back in 1984, Ronald Reagan goofed when he started playing “Born in the U.S.A.” at his campaign rallies, apparently oblivious to the fact that Bruce Springsteen was not a Republican and the song was about America’s screw-ups. In 2012, the Republicans are doing it again. If you attended any of the campaign rallies in Nevada last week, or have been listening to the victory speeches on C-SPAN over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that almost every Republican presidential campaign includes Toby Keith’s 2009 smash hit “American Ride” on their rally mix CD.
Mitt Romney mentions Brian Sandoval as Cabinet possibility
Mitt Romney mentions Brian Sandoval as Cabinet possibility
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Apparently Mitt Romney harbors no ill feelings toward Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval for endorsing his one-time rival Rick Perry, because when asked at tonight’s CNN debate which Hispanics he’d like in his Cabinet, Romney topped the list with none other than the leader of the Silver State.
VP Biden plans Reno visit to fire up Dems for Obama
VP Biden plans Reno visit to fire up Dems for Obama
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden will come to Reno on Thursday, according to the Obama 2012 campaign, right before Nevada Democratic Party’s presidential caucuses next weekend.
NV Democratic congressional candidates sparring over payroll tax cuts
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
WASHINGTON — Looks like Republicans aren’t the only party infighting over the issue of payroll tax cuts. Nevada Democrats gunning for the House of Representatives in 2012 have been having a field day watching from home as the payroll tax and unemployment insurance debate plays out in Washington, and throwing blame from the sidelines at incumbent Republicans angling against a bipartisan interim extension of the expiring programs.
Photo: The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge s
Obama signs Hoover Dam power allocation bill
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
President Barack Obama signed the Hoover Power Allocation Act into law today, cementing an electric power-sharing agreement that will be in place until 2067.
Congress reaches deal on payroll tax cut and jobless benefits
Friday, December 16, 2011
Key to payroll and unemployment deal: oil pipeline
WASHINGTON — By noon tomorrow, Congress will have passed a budget to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. But when it comes to payroll taxes and unemployment insurance, short-term stopgap measures are still the way things will be working, at least in the near future.
Photo: Republican presidential candidates from left, form
Iowa and New Hampshire outcomes will have effect on Nevada caucuses
Friday, December 16, 2011
Silver State could be a tiebreaker for GOP presidential hopefuls
WASHINGTON — The Republican presidential candidates gathered in Iowa for a debate Thursday night that’s probably their last as a seven-piece band; the next one isn’t until after New Hampshire’s primary, and by then, one or two contenders will have likely disbanded their campaigns.
Negotiators reach accord, keep government from shutting down
Negotiators reach accord, keep government from shutting down
Thursday, December 15, 2011
No brinksmanship this time: 'I think it's just time to legislate,' says Boehner
WASHINGTON — Barely 24 hours before federal funding was set to run out and shut down the government, lawmakers resolved their remaining differences, saving federal employees from being furloughed right before the holidays and implementing cuts Congress agreed to this summer.
Photo: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jac
New report says Yucca Mountain at the root of Nuclear Regulatory Commission tensions
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
WASHINGTON — We already knew that the four commissioners who serve with Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko were upset enough with his leadership to complain to top White House officials that he acted inappropriately in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in March.

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