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  • Race for swing Nevada House district should be money magnet 
    Updated: Jun-24-16 7:37 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Winning a southern Nevada congressional district that's split almost evenly between Democrats and Republicans won't be cheap - a fact underscored by hefty airtime reservations and the advent of a new super PAC solely focused on helping Republican Danny Tarkanian.

  • Nevada activists worried, saddened by immigration decision 
    Updated: Jun-23-16 6:01 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Several dozen protesters with bullhorns and handmade banners marched into the lobby of Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt's office on Thursday, angry that he signed Nevada onto a lawsuit that is blocking President Barack Obama's unilateral effort to curb deportations.

  • Obama threatens to veto GOP-backed bill on Zika virus aid 
    Updated: Jun-23-16 4:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House Thursday promised that President Barack Obama would veto the long-delayed response of the Republican-controlled Congress to the president's request for fighting the Zika virus, saying it provided too little money and contained too many partisan provisions.

  • The Latest: Sandoval: Executive orders not best way to go 
    Updated: Jun-23-16 4:03 pm

    LAS VEGAS - The Latest on Nevadans' response to a Supreme Court decision blocking the president's anti-deportation effort (all times local):

  • Senate Dem leader Reid now backs proposed gun compromise 
    Updated: Jun-22-16 5:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is now backing a compromise gun control bill by a moderate Republican senator that's supported by a handful of lawmakers from both parties.

  • Democrats could slow passage of Puerto Rico rescue bill 
    Updated: Jun-21-16 10:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday faced Senate Democrats skeptical about a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, raising doubts about its fate just 10 days before the U.S. territory must make a $2 billion payment to creditors.

  • Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-21-16 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to derail far more sweeping proposals.

  • Vulnerable GOP senators side with NRA on gun votes story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-21-16 10:58 am

    WASHINGTON - Among the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey stood firmly with the powerful National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at gun control. So did Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson.

  • 2 years after Bundy standoff, federal land mangers return 
    Updated: Jun-20-16 2:50 pm

    LAS VEGAS - More than two years after an armed standoff with followers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy prompted a pullout of researchers from Gold Butte, federal land managers are returning to the scenic, historic and ecologically fragile area.

  • Nevada Senate candidates proposing televised debates 
    Updated: Jun-16-16 8:51 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Candidates in Nevada's pivotal Senate contest say they're looking forward to facing off in televised debates.

  • McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando shooting story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-16 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama is "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, because of the rise of the Islamic State group on the president's watch. But he later issued a statement saying that he "misspoke."

  • Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-16-16 5:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the Senate did little to break the election-year stalemate in Congress over guns Thursday, with both sides unwilling to budge and Republicans standing firm against any new legislation opposed by the National Rifle Association.

  • Harry Reid's picks fare well in Nevada Democratic primary 
    Updated: Jun-15-16 10:20 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid may not be running this cycle, but he scored a broad victory in the Nevada primary on Tuesday when congressional candidates he supported landed decisive wins.

  • After primaries, sights shift to Nevada Senate race story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-16 4:08 am

    LAS VEGAS - A nationally important Nevada Senate race that's been in the background during the primary season is about to burst onto center stage, after Republican Rep. Joe Heck and former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto breezed through their primaries in a quest to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Harry Reid.

  • Hillary Clinton wins DC primary, as she meets with Sanders story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-15-16 2:02 am

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win Tuesday in the nation's capital and a meeting with dispatched rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic unity heading into next month's party convention in Philadelphia.

  • The Latest: Radio host Evans to face Amodei in Congress race 
    Updated: Jun-15-16 1:21 am

    LAS VEGAS - The Latest on the Nevada primary election day voting (all times local):

  • A guide to the Nevada primary election 
    Updated: Jun-13-16 8:31 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Voters in Tuesday's Nevada primary will bring focus to a high-stakes U.S. Senate battle, narrow the field in four House races, and settle some contests for the state Legislature.

  • Dems seek Senate vote on barring guns for terror suspects story has photos
    Updated: Jun-13-16 6:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democrats will try forcing a Senate vote on a proposal making it harder for suspected terrorists and people on government terror watch lists to buy guns and explosives, they said Monday as Congress moved toward a possible partisan fight following the weekend's mass shooting in Orlando.

  • House, legislative primaries dominate Election Day 
    Updated: Jun-13-16 3:43 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Two fiercely competitive Nevada congressional contests are the races to watch on Election Day, as voters choose who should compete for the open seat held by Republican Rep. Joe Heck and who should try to reclaim GOP Rep. Cresent Hardy's seat for the Democrats.

  • Harry Reid striving to win 1 last campaign before he retires story has photos
    Updated: Jun-12-16 8:46 am

    LAS VEGAS - Democratic leader Harry Reid says he wishes he could stay in the U.S. Senate forever.

  • GOP Sen. David Perdue: Pray that Obama's 'days be few' story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-16 3:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Republican senator told conservatives Friday they should pray for President Barack Obama and suggested a biblical passage that says, "Let his days be few."

  • AP Interview: Billionaire Koch fed up with politics as usual story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-16 3:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Billionaire Charles Koch, one of America's most influential conservative donors, said he is fed up with the vitriol of the presidential race and will air national TV ads that call on citizens to work together to fix a "rigged" economy that leaves behind the poor.

  • Sharron Angle-backed Nevada ballot proposals struggling 
    Updated: Jun-08-16 10:45 pm

    RENO, Nevada - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle said Wednesday that while she hasn't given up, it will be an uphill battle to gather enough signatures to meet an upcoming deadline for her three proposed ballot measures, including requiring a photo ID to vote.

  • Democratic congressman calls Trump a racist 
    Updated: Jun-06-16 6:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is a racist, a Democratic congressman said Monday, and he told Trump to take his proposed border wall and "shove it up your ass."

  • A battle royal shaping up for open Senate seat in Nevada story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-16 10:41 am

    LAS VEGAS - In a state where the politics can be as raucous as the casinos, the race for U.S. Senate in Nevada is shaping up as a battle royal.