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Reid uses muscle to expedite visa reviews for Strip investors

Sen. Harry Reid is not apologizing for using his muscle to expedite visa reviews for investors in the redevelopment of the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas. In a front page story on Wednesday, the Washington Times reported he pulled strings to speed visa applications for about two dozen Asian investors.

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...

Heck among House's biggest mail spenders

Rep. Joe Heck ranked among the top spenders on mass mailings during the last House term, according to a new analysis of how lawmakers use their free mail privileges.

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...

Heller on crutches after surgery on Achilles tendon

Sen. Dean Heller has been on crutches and using a wheelchair after surgery last week to repair an Achilles tendon. Heller, 52, had surgery on his lower left leg April 17 at Georgetown University Hospital. He returned to the Senate that afternoon to...

Meet Nevada’s 2013 Cherry Blossom Princess

Blustery weather delayed the appearance of the cherry blossoms in Washington this spring, though they are in bloom now. This weekend also saw the wrapup of the city’s three-week Cherry Blossom Festival, including appearances by Cherry Blossom...

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...

Senate given okay to weigh Nevada judge nominee

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has been given the okay to begin considering Las Vegas attorney Jennifer Dorsey to become a federal judge in Nevada, officials said Monday. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., gave the green light to the Senate Judiciary...

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...