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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...

Reid: Now that's a real filibuster

Now that's how you run a filibuster! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke admiringly today of the old-fashioned, almost 13-hour talking filibuster Sen. Rand Paul pulled off on Wednesday. "As is his right, he spoke for as long as he was able,"...

Heller named to five committees

Sen. Dean Heller’s new term comes with a full workload as he said today he’ll be sitting on five legislative committees. The Nevada Republican newly sworn in for a full six-year term will join the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee...