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Harry Reid back at White House for health care talks
Friday, Jan. 15, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners and welcome to this Friday afternoon political wrap-up.
Harry Reid's GOP opposition vows to repeal 'ObamaCare'
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
WASHINGTON – Three of the Republicans vying for the chance to run against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this year signed a pledge today – vowing to vote to repeal health care legislation if elected in November.
Can Harry Reid keep 60 Democrats? Analyst not so sure
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Hello, Early Liners. Lots of moving parts today so here’s an afternoon political round-up for your perusal.
Michelle Obama: Harry Reid has 'no need to apologize'
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama said today that Senate Majority Leader Harry "has no need to apologize" to her for his racially insensitive remarks about her husband, the New York Times is reporting.
Magazine feature on Reid comes at opportune time
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010
WASHINGTON — A preview of the New York Times Magazine story coming Sunday on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now available, sure to introduce the often-inscrutable Nevadan to unfamiliar readers nationwide.
New decade begins with optimism
Monday, Jan. 4, 2010
Greetings, Early Liners. That New Year optimism is palpable, with much anticipation about the new decade being better than the lost one left behind — despite the nagging suspicion that the ailing economy, renewed terror threats and the hyper-partisanship political climate will not simply improve with the turning of the 2009 calendar page.
Harry Reid, GOP opponents find own set of obstacles
Monday, Dec. 14, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. As if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not have a big enough headache this morning with Sen. Joseph Lieberman potentially dooming health care reform, there's lots of punditry this weekend about the senator’s own troubled re-election in Nevada.
Meeting of GOP governors draws challengers, not Gibbons
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009
WASHINGTON -- One notable absence from last week's Republican Governors' Association meeting was that of Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons.
Sen. John Ensign affair to resurface on 'Nightline'
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. The ongoing story of Republican Sen. John Ensign’s affair with the wife of a former top aide resurfaces anew tonight when ABC airs a new interview with the woman’s husband, Doug Hampton, on “Nightline.”
Senate vote on health care bill likely to happen Saturday
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009
WASHINGTON -- You might want to reconsider your Saturday evening plans if you, like most of the Hill right now, are glued to the health care vote in the Senate.
Lawmakers on standby to get health care bill
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. As the Senate is poised to take up health care reform, it kind of feels like everyone is waiting for the party to start if only the guest of honor – in this case, the bill – would arrive.
Harry Reid's fourth TV ad begins running today
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest TV campaign ad goes up today -- the fourth in a month -- touting the senator's clout and his belief that Nevada's hard times will turn around.
Rep. Berkley livens health care debate with story of her own
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Leave it to Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley to liven up a late-night health care hearing with tales of dating the doctor who would become her husband.
Attention in D.C. focuses on health care proposals
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. All eyes turn to the Senate this week after the House’s historic passage of health care reform legislation over the weekend, but actually, not much will be happening there unless you’re able to peer behind the closed doors of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office.
Berkley, Titus join Biden at dinner for Greek Orthodox Church leader
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009
WASHINGTON -- When the vice president opened his home to the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church this week, Nevada's Democratic Reps. Shelley Berkley and Dina Titus joined for dinner.
Health care debate set to take center stage
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

WASHINGTON – Greetings, Early Liners and let the floor debate begin.
The House health care bill debate could begin this week as leaders hope to have the revised bill introduced by Tuesday, which tees up a 72-hour posting before a vote that Roll Call says could come as soon as Friday.
Health care, climate change on front burner in D.C.
Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. Today just might be the day so many have been waiting for, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to finish crafting the Senate's health care bill and send it over to the green shades for a price estimate.
Progressive group wants tougher stand from Harry Reid
Monday, Oct. 19, 2009
Dina Titus to host health care town hall meeting
Friday, Oct. 16, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Dina Titus will do this week what most Nevada lawmakers ably avoided during the long hot summer of Tea Party protests: She will host an open town hall forum on health care on Monday.
Dina Titus appointed to defense bill committee
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Dina Titus continues to expand her reach on the Hill, having been appointed today as one of the conferees to negotiate the final version of a massive defense bill.
Health care reform on agenda; John Ensign's '50-50' chance
Monday, Oct. 5, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. Doctors decked out in white coats filled the Rose Garden this morning as President Barack Obama welcomed physicians from 50 states to the White House to discuss health care reform.
Sen. Joe Heck 'seriously considering' run against Dina Titus
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Former Republican state Sen. Joe Heck is “seriously considering” dropping out of the governor’s race to challenge Democratic Rep. Dina Titus for Southern Nevada’s congressional seat in Washington.
New York Times highlights Harry Reid's health care efforts
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s efforts to secure a better deal for Nevada in the health care reform legislation, which we wrote about last week, is highlighted in today’s New York Times.
Titus loses competition, Reid catches ACORN flak
Monday, Sept. 28, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. The big political news in Nevada this week, if you have not yet heard, is that Republican John Guedry has dropped his bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Dina Titus in the Southern Nevada congressional district next year.
Possible Harry Reid challenger gets New York Times mention
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009
'You lie' outburst signal of chilly times
Monday, Sept. 14, 2009
WASHINGTON — Greetings, Early Liners. The capital is back to workday normalcy after a spirited weekend of Tea Party protesters, but the political landscape might be not quite the same.
Harry and Landra Reid to celebrate 50th anniversary this weekend
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
WASHINGTON -- One of the funnier stories in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s autobiography “The Good Fight” is the one he tells about first seeing his wife.
Feeling under the weather, John Ensign skipped Obama speech
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
WASHINGTON -- If you couldn’t find Republican Sen. John Ensign in the crowd for the president’s joint address to Congress this week, you’re not alone.
Reid's Senate seat draws attention in D.C.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Today’s offerings from the capital press on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 2010 re-election in Nevada:
With Congress back, Harry Reid and Pelosi to visit the White House
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. Welcome back to the fall congressional session here on the Hill where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is headed to the White House this afternoon, the tourism promotion bill is tee-ed up for a do-over today in the Senate and Daniel Bogden’s nomination for U.S. Attorney is slated for committee action by week’s end.
Poll shows John Ensign's approval rating at 28 percent
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. John Ensign’s popularity at home continues to hover in the not-good zone since disclosing his affair, with just 28 percent of Nevadans approving of his job performance, according to a new poll out today from Daily Kos.
Poll: GOP 'no names' ahead of Harry Reid
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009
WASHINGTON -- More numbers on Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s re-elect chances out today from Daily Kos show the majority leader losing in potential matchups with Republican challengers.
Edward Kennedy memorial events on Twitter
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
WASHINGTON -- In case you haven’t heard, the events around the memorial and funeral services for Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts are on Twitter.
Pro-Harry Reid ad draws criticism over 'Nevada' pronunciation
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009
Harry Reid, John Ensign approval sinks as health care debate continues
Monday, Aug. 24, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s approval rating at home remains low, Sen. John Ensign’s is lower and Republican senatorial hopeful Danny Tarkanian is the sleeper candidate of the summer, according to polling results released over the weekend.
Wall Street Journal: Reid will be judged on health care
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009
Dems run ads to support Titus, health care reform
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
Reid vows to proceed with bipartisan health care reform
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
Even in off season, health care debate continues
Monday, Aug. 3, 2009
Ensign loses another staff member
Thursday, July 30, 2009
GOP targets Titus in health care ad
Monday, July 27, 2009
WASHINGTON — Greetings, Early Liners. The health care debate may be on an uneven path in Congress, but the political action on the airwaves is moving forward without pause.
Ensign: 'Sorry this issue has caused embarrassment'
Friday, July 24, 2009
Reid staffers to help homeowners avoid foreclosure
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
WASHINGTON - Unable to get your mortgage lender on the phone? Try putting the muscle of the Senate Majority Leader's office behind your call.
Reid, LDS church leaders meet with Obama
Monday, July 20, 2009
GOP in TV ad: Health care reform a 'risky experiment'
Monday, July 20, 2009
Titus on The Hill's front page over deficit reduction
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Christian lawmakers confronted Ensign
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
WASHINGTON - More details are emerging today about the confrontation between Republican Sen. John Ensign and his peers from his Christian home on Capitol Hill over his affair.
Ensign affair fallout continues
Monday, July 13, 2009
WASHINGTON — Despite the efforts by Sen. John Ensign’s parents to structure their $96,000 payment to the family of his mistress as a gift that would avoid taxes, they might want to have considered additional precautions, suggests the New York Times.
Reid introduces Al Franken, calls GOP 'party of no'
Monday, July 6, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced Al Franken today at the Capitol, both embracing the filibuster-proof potential the 60th Democratic-senator-to-be represents, and simultaneously tamping it down.
Senate gets 60th member; Reid faces more challenges
Monday, July 6, 2009