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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...

Heller targeted as Dems regroup on guns

Sen. Dean Heller's approval dipped among Nevadans after he voted this month against stricter background checks for gun purchases, according to a poll released today and promoted by backers of President Barack Obama. The survey by Public Policy...

Senate sends BLM message on sage grouse

The U.S. Senate has signaled that it expects the Bureau of Land Management to "collaborate" with western states looking to avert an endangered species listing for the sage grouse. Before it recessed Saturday morning for a two-week break, senators...

Controversial Dem donor courted Reid

Salomon Melgen, the wealthy South Florida eye doctor at the center of a controversy that has swirled around New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, also sought to build connections with other top Democrats, including Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, according to a...

Heller office drama coming to an end

The drama surrounding Sen. Dean Heller’s office suite may be coming to an end. Sources confirmed a report in Roll Call tonight that Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, has put in a claim for Heller’s row of office rooms on the third floor of the Russell...

Heller dismisses flap over office suite

The story has received wide play on Capitol Hill but U.S. Sen. Dean Heller on Tuesday dismissed a brouhaha over his coveted office as a joke that went wrong. "I just think it is all silliness," Heller said about the report that his staff was making...

Report: Tug of war over Heller office

When Sen. Dean Heller was appointed to the U.S. Senate in May 2011, he inherited a primo office suite on the third floor of the Russell Building across from the U.S. Capitol. Previously occupied by the departed Nevada Sen John Ensign, It was not an...