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Reid keeps door open for new Iran sanctions

While speaking favorably of the Obama administration reaching a short term agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, Sen. Harry Reid on Monday also kept the door open for the Senate to pass new U.S. economic sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation.

Reid: Mormons shifting on gay rights

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Mormon Church are coming around in favor of gay rights, Sen. Harry Reid says as the Senate prepared Thursday to pass a bill expanding workplace civil rights to embrace gays, lesbians, bisexuals and persons who are...

Titus preaches patience with Obamacare rollout

WASHINGTON -- Like other supporters of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Dina Titus is holding out hope that the White House can work quickly to correct technical flaws in the enrollment process. In the meantime her advice is patience. “They’ve promised...

Should county get bill for More Cops work?

Maybe state legislators should bill the Clark County Commission $25,000. Commissioners rejected the tax proposal the lawmakers put together late in the legislative session for a tax increase to hire more cops.

Former Reid staffer returns to office

WASHINGTON – Shannon Raborn is returning to her old role as Southern Nevada director in Sen. Harry Reid’s Las Vegas office. “Hundreds of Nevadans contact my office each day with questions on housing casework, jobs, immigration, and veterans’ claims...

NRC chairman maneuvers Yucca Mountain minefield

The Yucca Mountain project may be dead, or close to dead for the time being. But it still is a political minefield on Capitol Hill. Ask Allison Macfarlane, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission who has been renominated to remain as...

Reid fundraiser draws designer audience

Far from Searchlight, Sen. Harry Reid held a cocktail party fundraiser Friday in New York City hosted by Marianne Nestor Cassini, who runs Oleg Cassini Inc., the fashion design company named after her late husband. Women's Wear Daily sent a reporter...