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September 23, 2018

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    A Trump supporter holds up a sign as he waits for President Donald Trump at a "Make America Great Again (MAGA) rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

    In Las Vegas, supporters say those who dislike Trump 'just don’t get it'
    Sept. 22, 2018
    Trump’s detractors, many of whom were vocal in their displeasure outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, have repeatedly said he’s unfit for office. They say ...
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a "When We All Vote" rally at Chaparral High School Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The event is part of a week-long campaign to encourage voters to register and get out to vote.
    Michelle Obama urges crowd to vote at Las Vegas rally
    Sept. 23, 2018
    Even with former presidents and celebrities urging people to vote, Michelle Obama said, turnout remains at roughly half among eligible voters.
  • In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess and manage Kavanaugh’s prospects after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington Post and described an encounter she believes was attempted rape.
    Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser stuck on last details
    Sept. 23, 2018
    Plans to hold a high-stakes hearing with testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, teetered with uncertainty Sunday as a Senate panel scrambled to resolve potentially make-or-break details, such as potential witnesses who could corroborate her decades-old sexual assault claim. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said lawyers for Ford are contesting two GOP conditions of the proposed 10 a.m. Thursday hearing — that Ford and Kavanaugh will be the only witnesses and that an independent counsel will ask the questions.
  • A group of Nevada Republican politicians join President Donald Trump at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System to sign legislation for military construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations, on Sept. 21, 2018. The group includes: (far left) Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, (front left) Sen. Dean Heller and (front right). Gov. Brian Sandoval.
    Trump meets with supporters, visits VA in North Las Vegas
    Sept. 21, 2018
    The president signed legislation for military construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations in front of a small audience of veterans and others ...
  • President Donald Trump greets Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., at a Nevada GOP Convention in Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday, June 23, 2018.
    Once ‘99 percent against Trump,’ Sen. Heller calls him ‘great leader’
    Sept. 20, 2018
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on Wednesday called President Donald Trump “a great leader” who had revived Nevada’s economy, a striking departure from the arm’s-length approach Heller took ...
  • President Donald Trump embraces Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.
    In Las Vegas, President Trump pleads for voters to back Heller, Tarkanian
    Sept. 20, 2018
    President Donald Trump spoke for more than one hour tonight at the Las Vegas Convention Center, listing what he considered his best accomplishments to supporters and urging them continue their backing at the polls ...
  • Regina Toney, left, a communications specialist with the SEIU Union, and Lindsey Harmon, executive director for  Nevada Advocates For Planned Parenthood Affiliates, cheer during a "Hop on the Progress Bus" news conference on West Sahara Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. A coalition of progressive groups joined to hold the news conference a day before President Trump's visit to Las Vegas.
    Groups rally against Trump day before presidential visit
    Sept. 19, 2018
    President Donald Trump’s planned campaign visit in Southern Nevada on Thursday is spurring protests from progressive groups that oppose his administration’s policies ...
  • Former first lady Michelle Obama waves as she arrives to speak at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans, Friday, June 22, 2018.
    Michelle Obama holding voter registration rally in Las Vegas
    Sept. 18, 2018
    Former first lady Michelle Obama will headline a voter registration rally in Las Vegas on Sunday. The rally from organization When We All Vote will take place at ...
  • Both sides of busting Nevada’s energy monopoly emphasize consumer protection
    Sept. 17, 2018
    More than 150 energy plan options cropped up during a recent search of a Texas website that is touted as a model for Nevada and other states considering energy ...
  • U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at C3 Church in Las Vegas Las Vegas on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.
    Yucca nuclear dump a threat to Nevada military bases, Rosen says
    Sept. 16, 2018
    Nevada 3rd Congressional District Rep. Jacky Rosen looks at the controversy over a proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain through the eyes of a member of ...
  • Paul Manafort arrives at federal court, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington.
    Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?
    Sept. 15, 2018
    The question remains what information Manafort, 69, is able to provide about the president, as well as whether the Trump election effort coordinated with Russia ...
  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is shown at her Washington office Dec. 13, 2017, in front of photos of the Nevada senators who preceded her.
    Trump tax cuts favor corporations over working class, Cortez Masto says
    Sept. 15, 2018
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said the major flaw of President Trump’s tax cuts is the inequality they set up between ...
  • Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., talk before a Memorial Day ceremony in Boulder City, Monday, May 28, 2018. They will now battle for Heller's Senate seat in the general election.
    Follow the money: Who's helping fund your local representatives?
    Sept. 14, 2018
    So far this election cycle, almost $2 billion has been pumped into the campaign coffers of congressional office holders and candidates. Ask most members of the public, and you’ll hear a quid pro quo explanation: Special interest groups and corporations contribute money to influence policy and votes. But it’s not ...
  • Former champion and Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Productions Oscar De La Hoya salutes the crowd during the weigh in for the Canelo vs. Golovkin fight card Friday, September 15, 2017, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    In Las Vegas, Oscar De La Hoya voices 2020 presidential aspirations
    Sept. 12, 2018
    It's fight week in Las Vegas, so crazy things are often said. But Oscar De La Hoya insists he's seriously considering a run at President of the United States in 2020, as a Democrat. "It's real," De La Hoya told reporters of ...
  • Former President Barack Obama greets supporters as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    Obama, on campaign swing, urges 'sanity in our politics'
    Sept. 8, 2018
    Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans "a chance to restore some ...
  • Vice President Mike Pence, center, is accompanied by Sen. Dean Heller, left, R-Nev, and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Republican candidate for Nevada governor, after arriving at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.
    Pence stands alongside Heller, Laxalt during Las Vegas visit
    Sept. 7, 2018
    Vice President Mike Pence is spending the day in Las Vegas visiting Nellis Air Force Base with Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and incumbent GOP Sen. Dean Heller. Laxalt and Heller joined Pence on Air Force Two once it landed at Nellis and exited the plane with the vice president, shaking hands and posing for photos with service members on ...
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