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Titus pushes for equity changes under Obama housing plan
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Democratic Rep. Dina Titus continues her campaign to change the mortgage equity requirements for homeowners wishing to refinance under Obama’s housing plan, seeing an opening in the Treasury Department’s full review of the program.
Reid, Salazar announcing solar plans in Las Vegas
Monday, June 29, 2009
Radio show host says he first called for Ensign to resign
Friday, June 26, 2009
GOP to announce Reid challenger 'in coming weeks'
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate's Republican campaign committee expects to announce a challenger to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in "coming weeks."
Health care legislation slowly on the move
Monday, June 15, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners, from the nation’s capital, where the slow grind of policy making is seriously underway as Congress presses forward on President Barack Obama’s top agenda item: health care.
Harry Reid joins ranks of posters on Twitter
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Berkley talks to Obama about health care
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley had face-time with the president today on health care reform, and she used her precious minutes at the White House to stress the importance of talking honestly about the high cost of end-of-life care.
Reid: Talks continue on Employee Free Choice Act
Monday, June 8, 2009
White House touting jobs saved or created
Monday, June 8, 2009
WASHINGTON — Greetings, Early Liners. The ongoing assessment of the economic recovery act picks up where it left off, with the White House today on full-court press touting job creation efforts and congressional Republicans saying not enough is being done.
Reid makes push for immigration reform
Thursday, June 4, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled today a renewed push in making comprehensive immigration reform a priority, suggesting the Democrats’ expanded majority will be brought to bear to advance an issue that Congress has been unable to resolve for years.
Ensign: 'I'm not running for president'
Monday, June 1, 2009
Weekend round-up: Vetopalooza, Ensign in Iowa
Monday, June 1, 2009
Sotomayor nomination a challenge for Ensign
Thursday, May 28, 2009
GOP already firing volleys at Obama fundraiser for Reid
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
WASHINGTON — Let the backlash begin. One day after the extravaganza at Caesars Palace for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Republican campaign arm in the Senate posted a web-only video today criticizing the fundraising largess in these recessionary times.
Obama: 'There's nothing like a quick trip to Vegas'
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
WASHINGTON — Vegas just got a new slogan. Right there in an otherwise policy-wonkish speech this morning, President Barack Obama delivered a one-liner to make civic boosters proud. “There's nothing like a quick trip to Vegas in the middle of the week,” the president said. No apology over what had been said before about the city. No dwelling over what was being said now.
Spotlight to hit Vegas with Obama's visit
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Will Yucca licensing still continue if dump dies?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Ensign getting to know Iowa voters
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senator John who? Radio ads are going up today in Iowa to introduce the state to Republican Sen. John Ensign in advance of his arrival there next week.
Gaming industry hopes for kind words during Obama's Vegas visit
Monday, May 18, 2009
Political roundup: The beginning of the end of the down economy?
Monday, May 11, 2009
The end of Yucca, according to Obama
Thursday, May 7, 2009
WASHINGTON — For those of you want to read it for yourselves, this is what the end of Yucca Mountain looks like, straight from President Barack Obama’s proposed 2010 budget released today.
Former Bush officials trying to help Bybee
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
WASHINGTON — Former Bush administration officials have been asking the Justice Department to soften the findings in its investigation of memos signed by Nevadan Jay Bybee and another former department lawyer that authorized harsh interrogation techniques, the Washington Post is reporting today.
Salazar pushes for Nevada green power development
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
WASHINGTON — Facing down the backlog of renewable energy project applications, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today he will be creating a permitting office in Nevada to speed green power development on federal lands.
Bill would blunt Internet gambling ban
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
WASHINGTON — Fans of Internet gambling will try again to overturn the ban as Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced today he was introducing legislation to blunt the 2006 law that outlawed online games.
Berkley gives keynote at son's graduation
Monday, May 4, 2009
WASHINGTON — It’s one thing to have your proud mom attend your law school graduation. It’s another for her to give the keynote address.
Reid's book recounts letter exhange with Souter
Monday, May 4, 2009
WASHINGTON — The paperback edition to Sen. Harry Reid’s autobiography comes out Tuesday with a new, final chapter that includes a poignantly-timed recounting of a written exchange between the senator and Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
Political roundup: Bailout, credit cards and John Ensign
Monday, May 4, 2009
Greetings, Early Liners, from the nation’s capital where it’s onward, as the president and a certain Senate Majority Leader have been saying, to the next 100 days of the new presidency, and the 100 after that.
Reid likes to hang with Montana senator
Friday, May 1, 2009
WASHINGTON — Maybe it’s a two dudes from the West thing. Or something to do with that down-home flat-top haircut.
Reid: Obama more boxer than slugger
Friday, May 1, 2009
WASHINGTON — For Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a one-time amateur fighter, the question was more than academic: Is President Barack Obama more slugger or boxer?
UNLV prof to help First Lady at food bank
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama was expecting a little help this afternoon at a local food bank from congressional spouses and kids, including one UNLV professor who happens to be married to a Nevada congresswoman.
Reid discussed party switch with Specter
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
WASHINGTON — Just last month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid disclosed that he had talked with Sen. Arlen Specter about the prospect of the long-serving Pennsylvania Republican switching parties.
Weekend roundup: Reid on Obama, Week 13 in Carson City
Monday, April 27, 2009
Berkley gives her take on Obama-Chavez handshake
Thursday, April 23, 2009
WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Sheley Berkley weighed in on the ongoing flap over the president's meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Titus scores victory with water legislation
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Labor secretary will be in Las Vegas Thursday
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A new Yucca Mountain in New Mexico?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Is a salt formation in New Mexico the new Yucca Mountain?
A trade industry publication reports today that discussions are underway to promote an existing facility in New Mexico as an alternative to storing the nation’s spent nuclear fuel in the desert north of Las Vegas.
The insect memo
Monday, April 20, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The White House release of interrogation memos has again turned a spotlight on Jay Bybee, the former Bush administration Justice Department official and now a federal appellate court justice in Nevada.
Ensign calls Obama 'irresponsible,' Congress begins heavy workload
Monday, April 20, 2009
Greetings, Early Liners, from the nation’s capital where Congress is about to resume session, President Barack Obama returns from his trip abroad and even the Supreme Court is hearing arguments today.
Obama to cut Yucca budget
Friday, April 17, 2009
WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama submits his 2010 budget request with actual numbers next month, it is expected to show a substantial funding cut for the Yucca Mountain project, a trade publication reports today.
Reid's competition; GOP targets Titus
Monday, April 13, 2009
Let the candidate parade begin. Former Republican state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, you may have heard is exploring a possible run against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Gun laws draw Ensign deeper into D.C. politics
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Ensign takes center stage in Iowa
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. John Ensign continues to expand his role on the national political stage with an upcoming appearance in Iowa, that testing ground of so many political futures.
Berkley, Titus fight the Las Vegas bashers
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley’s impassioned defense of her hometown news in Politico today about tourist-town lawmakers pushing back against the demonizing of corporate travel to places like Las Vegas.
Reid's one-man focus group?
Monday, April 6, 2009
Washington Post reports on Ralston's 'Ø' symbol for Gibbons
Monday, April 6, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners, from a quiet capital where Congress is on spring break (make that, district work period), the president remains overseas and yet an onslaught of tourists is beginning to fill the void.
Pants on Fire: Study's author says Ensign, others wrong
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Washington as Hollywood?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sometimes people say this town is like Hollywood for not-so-pretty people. But sometimes, as is the case today, it just feels like Hollywood.
Cherry blossoms, budget battles, both set to bloom
Monday, March 30, 2009
WASHINGTON — Greetings, Early Liners, from the nation’s capital where the cherry blossoms are allegedly beginning to bloom, a little late this year, but perhaps in time for the annual budget fight in Congress.
Reid: Ads targeting moderates 'not helpful'
Friday, March 27, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that a liberal group’s ad campaign to push moderate lawmakers in support of the president’s budget is “not helpful.”
Reid, Obama discuss Afghanistan
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House this afternoon for a briefing with the president on the war in Afghanistan.

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