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Senate poll: Heller 47, Berkley 40

A poll released today by Rasmussen Reports has Sen. Dean Heller up 47-40 over challenger Rep. Shelley Berkley, the first Nevada Senate survey in months showing either candidate in a lead greater than the margin of error. It is Rasmussen's first poll...

Truesdell takes Ward 2 race to TV

Las Vegas City Council candidate Ric Truesdell, who so far has raised the most campaign funding among nine candidates for the Ward 2 seat, is taking the race to television. On Tuesday Truesdell released a copy of his television ad (below) along with...

Kerrey: Reid made no guarantees

Ever since former Nebraska Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey expressed interest in making a comeback, there has been speculation in the Senate halls as to whether he cut a deal of some kind with Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid. Kerrey shed a sliver of...

Reid's fingerprints are on Nebraska race

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey is thinking of making a comeback by running for the Senate again to represent Nebraska. His candidacy could give Democrats a fighting chance to hold onto the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Ben Nelson. Analysts are seeing...

Reid swipes at Romney over auto bailout

On the day that Michigan Republicans head to the polls in the state primary, Sen. Harry Reid today took a not-so-veiled swipe at presidential contender Mitt Romney over the auto bailout. Reid in a Senate speech did not mention Romney by name but...

Reid plans to remain as leader

Eight months away from key elections where Democrats could lose their Senate majority -- or surprise pundits with a show of strength -- Sen. Harry Reid is signaling he plans to remain the party's leader "no matter what happens," Politico reports...

Reid, Heller weigh in on foreclosures

Sen. Harry Reid praised a $25 billion settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses that have hit Nevada harder than any other state. Speaking on the Senate floor, Reid said Thursday morning that the deal would...

Foreclosure workshop Saturday

HUD-approved counselors and representatives from Bank of America and Wells Fargo will be on hand Saturday in Las Vegas at a home foreclosure prevention clinic at the Financial Guidance Center, 2650 South Jones Boulevard. Struggling homeowners with...

Heck: Time for Gingrich to go

Rep. Joe Heck, who backed Mitt Romney in 2008 and signed on again early in this election cycle, told reporters today that Romney's convincing showing in the Nevada caucuses should signal Newt Gingrich to the door. "I hope he takes the message that...

Obama focuses on housing in weekly address

While Republican presidential candidates seem to have skirted the mortgage crisis as an issue in Nevada, President Barack Obama made it the focus of his weekly address today. Addressing the housing issue "is a make or break moment for the middle...

New headaches for Romney?

Mitt Romney may leave Nevada with a strong caucus victory, "but he might be developing new ulcers over the trendlines that are shaping his presumed matchup with Barack Obama in the fall," according to Michael Crowley on Time.com . While Romney...