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Harry Reid delivers when it comes to federal aid
Senate majority leader tops delegation in funding projects in Nevada
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The heart of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s argument for re-election is that he is a powerhouse who delivers for Nevada like no one else. Reid brings home more money than the state’s other four Washington lawmakers combined.
Nevada's libertarian streak clashes with hunger for federal money
Sunday, April 25, 2010
As Nevada tries to climb its way back from the economic abyss, the state’s legendary libertarian streak is running smack into another defining, but often unacknowledged, regional characteristic: Nevada’s addiction to federal largesse.
Harry Reid: GOP leader's Wall Street reform comments 'not true'
Thursday, April 22, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The "Give 'em Hell, Harry" campaign trail version of the majority leader was on full display this afternoon as Sen. Harry Reid used some of his harshest language yet in calling out Republicans for obstructing Wall Street reform.
John Ensign, Harry Reid play role in bill over guns, D.C. voting rights
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's two senators played a pivotal role in today's quiet defeat of a long-championed effort to give residents of the District of Columbia a voting member of Congress.
Dean Heller says he likes some parts of 'ObamaCare'
Monday, April 19, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Dean Heller is among Nevada officials expected to join the Revere America campaign in Reno this afternoon as it seeks 1 million signatures nationwide to “repeal, reform and replace” the new health care law.
Titus' office morphs into housing counseling center
For congresswoman, helping underwater Las Vegans makes political, moral sense
Sunday, April 18, 2010
William Palacios had nowhere to turn the day he walked into Democratic Rep. Dina Titus’ office in Las Vegas. The bank was preparing to foreclose on a house he had bought for $250,000 four years before on a block where they were now selling for $90,000.
Will attacks on Lowden make up ground for Reid?
Democrats have field day with GOP front-runner’s ‘bartering’ comment
Sunday, April 18, 2010
When Nevada Democrats brought a goat and four chickens to Republican Sue Lowden’s campaign office last week to mock her suggestion that the uninsured barter for health care, it said as much about the political state of affairs for Harry Reid as it did his leading opponent.
Yucca Mountain dump opponents see their momentum ebb
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It turns out neither the president nor Harry Reid nor the state of Nevada will be the ones deciding whether the nation’s nuclear fuel dump will be built at Yucca Mountain.
Shelley Berkley thanks 'Pawn Stars' during visit
Monday, April 12, 2010
Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley made a visit today to that most Las Vegas of Vegas attractions – the celebrity pawn shop. Perhaps only in Vegas would a place where those seeking to make a buck hawking their precious junk make such compelling television.
Sen. Harry Reid seeking votes on hostile turf
Powerful nationally but unpopular at home, Sen. Harry Reid ventures onto campaign trail in places much more friendly to his opponents
Sunday, April 11, 2010
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s campaign tour stopped at a Minden coffee shop last week, he met rancher Nancy Park, who leaned toward him and said: “I respectfully disagree with what you’re doing for Nevada.” Ursula McManus, who stood next to Park, shook Reid’s hand silently, her lips frozen in a grimace.

Ensign hears calls to quit, but is that the right move?
Sunday, April 11, 2010
The drip, drip, drip of political scandal can suddenly turn into a deluge. Such was the case last week for John Ensign.
Harry Reid, Sue Lowden spar over votes on veterans
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
LOVELOCK -- In another sign that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's campaign is not willing to cede any ground to a top Republican opponent, his campaign went on offense today over a new TV ad.
On tour, Harry Reid delivers quips on sex, Tiger Woods
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
CARSON CITY - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is known for his frank talk even, it turns out, when it comes to sex.
Harry Reid's bus tour passes through state's GOP strongholds
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
MINDEN - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid swung through the state's Republican heartland Tuesday and was greeted with a small but polite band of residents from the opposition. Among the few dozen mostly supportive Democrats gathered at the 88 Cups cafe were a foursome of conservative activists who had been trying for two days to pinpoint the senator's arrival time.
Deal-maker Reid’s quiet persistence
Nevada’s senior senator never wavered in his mission to push Obama’s agenda of reform
Sunday, March 28, 2010
It was about midnight and tensions at the White House ran high on that January evening. House and Senate leaders had been haggling for days to merge their two health care bills.
Oops, Harry Reid did it again. A 'no' vote?
Thursday, March 25, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid messed up his health care vote -- again.
Health fix-up bill passes Senate, heads back to House
Thursday, March 25, 2010
WASHINGTON -- After nearly pulling an all-nighter, the Senate today passed the final element of health care reform, making good on its promise to House Democrats to fix up the bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday.
Health care reform meets Viagra amendment as fix-it bill is focus
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Let the great Viagra debate in Congress begin. Now that health care reform has been signed into law, the Senate has turned its attention to passing the fix-it bill -- the follow-up legislation passed by the House that makes several changes to the original bill President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday.
Harry Reid passes along Obama pen to health care staffer
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid knows the value of collectibles -- he has a signed Grateful Dead poster at his home in Searchlight.
Harry Reid's gun party competes with Searchlight tea party
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
WASHINGTON -- While the Tea Party folks bring their protest to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's hometown of Searchlight on Saturday, Reid will be throwing a little party of his own at the new shooting range he helped build just north of Las Vegas.
Group calls on Congress to keep Yucca Mountain alive
Monday, March 22, 2010
WASHINGTON -- A coalition, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is calling on Congress to reverse the president's proposed zeroing out of the budget for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
Harry Reid, Shelley Berkley to attend health bill signing; Dina Titus won't
Monday, March 22, 2010
Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley will be among the many members of Congress planning to attend Tuesday's signing of the historic health care reform bill.
Sides getting ready for final battle over health care reform
Monday, March 22, 2010
What might be the final chapter of the long-fought battle over health care reform could open this week in the Senate.
First changes would start six months after health bill becomes law
Insurance companies would have to alter some practices
Monday, March 22, 2010
Even as Congress draws closer to passing historic health care reform legislation, many Nevadans remain confused about what the overhaul would mean to them.
House clears historic health bill, GOP targets Nevada Democrats
Sunday, March 21, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The House made history Sunday night by approving health care legislation that will provide coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans.
Different routes, leading to the same ‘aye’
Sunday, March 21, 2010
In the end, there was really no other choice for Nevada’s two House Democrats than to vote yes on the health care bill. Reps. Shelley Berkley and Dina Titus withheld support for today’s scheduled vote until late, playing out a story line whose end was clearly in sight.
House poised for up-or-down vote on health care reform
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Heading toward Sunday’s historic decision on the health care bill, House Democrats said today they will hold a traditional up-or-down vote after rank-and-file lawmakers complained the "deemed passed" procedure may not appear transparent.
Shelley Berkley says she will support health care bill
Friday, March 19, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Shelley Berkley has become the latest Democrat to announce she will be voting for the health care bill. Berkley represents a largely Democratic district.
Dina Titus to vote 'yes' on health care reform
Friday, March 19, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Add Democratic Rep. Dina Titus to the yes column on health care reform. With just days left before an expected Sunday vote on historic health care reform legislation, the Southern Nevada congresswoman announced today she will be voting to pass the bill -– a politically dicey move that will be sure to follow her on the campaign trail this fall.
Shelley Berkley still undecided on health vote?
Thursday, March 18, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Days before the House could vote on health care reform, Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley remains a hold-out, unwilling to tip her hand on how she will vote.
How a Harry Reid asset has turned into a liability
Thursday, March 18, 2010
One of Harry Reid’s great political strengths — his ability to cut deals — is now among the Democrats’ chief liabilities in the health care debate, as House Democrats are unwilling to pass the Senate majority leader’s bill that is loaded with extras.
Health care bill putting Dina Titus’ political future on the line
Thursday, March 18, 2010
As Democratic Rep. Dina Titus faces a challenging health care vote, how she eventually sells her position to voters could be as important to her political future as whether she votes yes or no. House Democrats are nervous about voting for a bill that polls show majorities of Americans do not support. Yet Democrats are equally worried about heading into re-election campaigns without accomplishing health care reform after a year spent debating the issue.
Titus bill adds oversight to state worksite safety programs
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Rep. Dina Titus introduced a bill Tuesday that would give the federal government more flexibility in its oversight of state workplace safety programs, including the agency charged with ensuring the safety of Nevada workers.
Harry Reid calls on opponents to denounce 'sleaze' ad
Monday, March 15, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The brains behind the "Willie Horton" ads that helped to derail Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign teamed up with an advocate of the "birther" movement to announce the first in a series of new TV ads against Harry Reid's re-election.
Unspent federal stimulus cash gets political
Monday, March 15, 2010
A popular proposal among Republicans in Nevada and nationwide is to take unspent money from the $787 billion economic recovery act — the stimulus bill — and return it to Washington, where it can be used for tax cuts or to pay down the national debt.
Harry Reid's wife released from hospital after crash
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife is out of the hospital after a multiple-vehicle crash last week in the Washington, D.C., area. Reid's wife and daughter, Lana Reid-Barringer, 48, were rear-ended Thursday afternoon.
Harry Reid's wife upgraded to good condition after crash
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife is out of the Intensive Care Unit today and "on the fast track to recovery" after undergoing neck surgery at a Washington, D.C., area hospital following a serious, multi-vehicle car crash this week.
24 candidates file to battle for Harry Reid's Senate seat
Friday, March 12, 2010
WASHINGTON -- More candidates have filed to run in the June primary for the seat held by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid than for any statewide office in recent memory, the Secretary of State's office said today.
Harry Reid's wife to begin physical therapy after crash
Friday, March 12, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife is in good spirits and could be released from the hospital in the next few days after undergoing neck surgery this morning.
Harry Reid's wife suffers broken neck, back in D.C. area crash
Thursday, March 11, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife suffered a broken back and neck, and his daughter suffered neck injuries and facial lacerations when their car was rear-ended by a semi-truck today.
Something fishy about Tea Party candidate, GOP insists
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Renegade Tea Party candidate Jon Scott Ashjian could do more to unify the beleaguered Nevada Republican Party than the combined efforts of the party’s organizations up and down the state.
Republicans, Tea Party movement going back to the ‘contract’ well
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Republicans are so convinced that the fall midterm elections could be a repeat of 1994, the year that ushered them into the majority in Congress, they are reaching into the playbook for the prop that helped propel that victory.
Harry Reid makes campaign official, says 'much work to be done'
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sen. Harry Reid made his candidacy official Monday morning, filing to run for a fifth term in what experts say could be the most expensive and hard-fought race in the country.
Long-haul journey of Travel Act ends well
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Australia does it. Spain does it. Even Jamaica appears on our TVs at night, beckoning Americans to visit the sunny island with an enticing Bob Marley soundtrack.
Harry Reid lambasted for saying steady jobless rate 'really good'
Friday, March 5, 2010
Republicans are blasting Harry Reid for his awkward expression of the better-than-expected unemployment report out this morning showing 36,000 jobs lost last month.
Obama signs tourism promotion bill into law
Thursday, March 4, 2010
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama today signed a long-pushed bill to establish a national tourism promotion agency that would market the United States to visitors from abroad.
No surprise John Ensign voted against jobless benefits
Thursday, March 4, 2010
It should come as no surprise that Republican Sen. John Ensign voted this week against extending unemployment benefits for out-of-work Nevadans. Long before Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky brought the Senate to a standstill to protest the cost of additional unemployment benefits, Ensign played a similar spoiler role.
Yucca Mountain foes hail historic step to kill nuclear waste depository
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The moment that Nevadans had awaited for decades arrived in a flash. There, popping up on computer screens in offices in Washington and Carson City, was the news that a slim, 15-page legal document had been filed, taking the biggest step yet — one in a series of giant leaps this year — in dashing long-running government plans for a nuclear waste dump in the desert 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
John Ensign votes against jobless benefits extension
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The congressional stalemate over extending unemployment benefits ended late Tuesday without the support of Republican Sen. John Ensign, who voted against additional jobless benefits for out-of-work Nevadans.
House holds key to unlocking health care reform bill
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
As President Barack Obama outlines today the next steps in health care reform, all eyes turn to the House, rather than the typically testy Senate, as the chamber facing the steepest climb to pass a comprehensive bill.