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NRC nominees advance in Senate

The prospective new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission took a step closer Thursday to becoming Senate-confirmed. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved Allison Macfarlane to lead the nuclear safety agency, where she...

Democrat complaint forces Heller ad fix

How closely are Shelley Berkley and Dean Heller watching each other as they compete for a Nevada seat in the U.S. Senate? Close enough for Democrats to complain formally that Republican Heller failed to include the proper boilerplate in a television...

Berkley swings back at attack ad

Rep. Shelley Berkley has put some money behind her rebuttal to an attack ad that reminds viewers of the ethics allegations pending against her in Congress. Berkley's campaign for Senate began airing a commercial of its own today (video below)...

Berkley shifts on medical equipment tax

As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., voted last month to repeal a new excise tax on medical equipment, an issue that has been lobbied heavily by device makers. But by the time it reached a House vote on...

Poll shows key Nevada races in dead heat

The political battles at the top of Nevada ballot remain a statistical dead heat as the calendar keeps advancing to November, according to polling released early today. • President Barack Obama carries a narrow 48 percent to 46 percent lead over...

Reid in no hurry for Jaczko departure

Gregory Jaczko may have announced his intention to resign as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission but Sen. Harry Reid seems to be in no rush to see him go. Jaczko said Monday he would be leaving the agency, after deciding "this would be the...

Heck on gay marriage: Against it

After not commenting last week on same-sex marriage, Republican Rep. Joe Heck reiterated his position during a television appearance on Monday. He's against it. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman," Heck said on the "Face to Face" show...

New war of words over Berkley bills

A new war of words in the U.S. Senate race was ignited on Monday when Rep. Shelley Berkley introduced two promised pieces of legislation that her opponent, Sen. Dean Heller, wondered were ever going to show up. As Heller's campaign was teeing up an...