- The Latest: Sanders criticizes GOP position on court nominee Updated: Feb-13-16 11:45 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times EST):
- Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time' Updated: Feb-13-16 10:44 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."
- Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79 Updated: Feb-13-16 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.
- Angle mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support Updated: Feb-12-16 7:44 pm
RENO, Nevada - Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat.
- 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 13 Updated: Feb-12-16 6:07 pm
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- Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race Updated: Feb-12-16 5:00 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida, but Grayson angrily denounced the move and said he has no plans to follow Reid's suggestion.
- The Latest: Grayson refuses call to drop out of Senate race Updated: Feb-12-16 2:15 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Latest on Sen. Harry Reid calling on Alan Grayson to drop of U.S. Senate race (all times local):
- Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
- Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions Updated: Feb-10-16 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
- Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal Updated: Feb-08-16 5:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah businessman who made headlines as a helicopter-flying philanthropist before he became a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensnared two former attorneys general went on trial for fraud on Monday, acting as his own attorney.
- In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees Updated: Feb-05-16 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait.
- Culinary Union backs Nevada state Sen. Kihuen for Congress Updated: Feb-05-16 1:14 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada's largest labor union announced it's endorsing Democratic Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen in the crowded race for Rep. Cresent Hardy's congressional seat.
- Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.
- Nevada's Senate hopefuls raise similar amounts last quarter Updated: Feb-03-16 2:14 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The contenders for Harry Reid's seat in the U.S. Senate said they raised similar amounts in the last three months of 2015, although the Republican candidate has more in the bank.
- Prominent DREAMer from Nevada endorses Hillary Clinton Updated: Feb-03-16 11:16 am
LAS VEGAS - Eight prominent immigration activists from Nevada are endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
- Lee, Roberson have money lead in Nevada House primaries Updated: Feb-01-16 8:37 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The state of play in Nevada's four congressional races is coming into sharper focus after candidates filed quarterly financial reports over the weekend with the Federal Election Commission. Here's a look at who's ahead in the campaign money game:
- Schumer: Possible Senate promotion won't change anything Updated: Feb-01-16 5:09 pm
ALBANY, New York - Sen. Charles Schumer is telling county leaders from around New York state that he will remain focused on his home state if he is promoted to lead the Senate's Democrats.
- House Dems, who delivered for Obama, now diminished minority Updated: Jan-27-16 3:17 pm
BALTIMORE - House Democrats clawed their way into power and delivered a burst of historic legislation for President Barack Obama after he took office seven years ago. Now, in his final year, Obama is leaving them greatly diminished and confronting questions about whether their next generation of leaders can lead them back into the majority.
- Obama, Reid, Pelosi meet, discuss legislative priorities Updated: Jan-26-16 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and the top two Democrats in the Republican-led Congress are comparing notes on what they want to get done this year before lawmakers pivot to campaigning full-time for re-election.
- Senate hopeful launches 'African Americans for Cortez Masto' Updated: Jan-25-16 5:10 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A group of African-American state lawmakers, community group leaders and pastors are signing on to promote Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto's Senate campaign in the black community.
- 22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama Updated: Jan-22-16 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting anew the schism within the party over the administration's handling of Central American immigrants.
- Senate Democrats block Syrian refugee bill from advancing Updated: Jan-20-16 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would crack down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S. as the debate turned into a referendum on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his policies.
- Election-year clash on immigration heads to Supreme Court Updated: Jan-19-16 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court stepped into a boiling political dispute over immigration Tuesday, setting up a likely decision in the middle of a presidential campaign marked by harsh rhetoric about immigrants.
- AP EXPLAINS: What Congress can do about Puerto Rico's debt Updated: Jan-18-16 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Puerto Rico's $72 billion public debt crisis has forced congressional leaders to pay attention to a U.S. territory that's usually on the sidelines of American politics.
- Lawyer for ex-Utah attorney general fights FEC lawsuit Updated: Jan-16-16 5:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Federal Election Commission is trying pile on embattled former Utah Attorney General John Swallow's legal troubles by adding him to a civil lawsuit, his attorney said in a new court filing.