- Meet the leading Democrats in Nevada's 3rd House District Updated: May-29-16 1:52 pm
LAS VEGAS - Political newcomers are trying to turn a Republican-held southern Nevada swing congressional district back to Democratic hands.
- Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best Updated: May-27-16 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.
- GOP senators attack top Democrat for defense bill delay Updated: May-25-16 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican senator angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Minority Leader Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and accusing him of holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."
- Virginia governor: Feds have found no wrongdoing Updated: May-25-16 1:58 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The federal investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has focused on his business dealings before he took office and has found no evidence of wrongdoing, the governor's attorney said Wednesday.
- VA chief: 'I deeply regret' wait-time comparison to Disney Updated: May-24-16 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park.
- Before island's primary, Sanders criticizes Puerto Rico plan Updated: May-23-16 5:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - Two weeks before Puerto Rico's primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says a deal between House leaders and the Obama administration to help the island out of debt has colonialist overtones.
- Florida's Grayson: At least they're not calling me Hitler Updated: May-22-16 6:45 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Democrat Alan Grayson has been dubbed "Angry Alan" by his Senate opponent, compared to Republican Donald Trump for his penchant for earning headlines with his mouth and has become the whipping post for some in the Washington party establishment who hope he loses Florida's primary.
- Editorials from around New York Updated: May-18-16 12:28 pm
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- Obama says Senate obligated to vote on Supreme Court nominee Updated: May-16-16 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Monday he believes the Senate has a constitutional obligation to vote on a president's nomination to the Supreme Court, staking out a position at odds with Republicans and some legal scholars.
- Biden plays nice while picking sides in Florida Senate race Updated: May-12-16 6:45 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Vice President Joe Biden might be taking sides in Florida's Democratic Senate primary, but unlike Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, he's not getting nasty about it.
- Reid confronts fellow Democrat over ethics allegations Updated: May-11-16 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON - A former boxer, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is not one to back down from a fight - even with a fellow Democrat. Neither is Rep. Alan Grayson, the combative Florida congressman running for the Senate.
- Leader: New Yucca Mountain report ignores impact on tribe Updated: May-10-16 8:17 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Native American tribal leader said Tuesday that federal regulators failed to consider people living in the Death Valley area in a key environmental report about the likelihood of underground water contamination from a proposed radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert.
- Bundy sues judge in Nevada standoff case, wants her removed Updated: May-10-16 7:05 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is suing the federal judge handling his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff with government agents, with a complaint that accuses President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and one of Reid's sons of plotting to steal Bundy's property.
- Senate's power brokers are aging; several to seek new terms Updated: May-08-16 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Millennials have emerged as the nation's largest living generation yet that demographic shift isn't reflected in the upper reaches of the Republican-controlled Senate, where the body's oldest members are the power brokers.
- Treasury rejects plan to slash Teamsters pension benefits Updated: May-06-16 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department on Friday rejected an effort by the Teamsters Central States Pension Plan to cut benefits for 270,000 retired workers starting in July.
- Reid: Sandoval should vote 'none of the above,' not Trump Updated: May-05-16 1:29 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says he thinks Gov. Brian Sandoval should vote "none of the above" rather than for Donald Trump.