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President Barack Obama is abusing his executive powers on everything from immigration to health care like “a frustrated teenager” breaking rules when he doesn’t get his way, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday.
Laws requiring voter IDs and tightening up other election rules have been sweeping the county as more Republican governors and lawmakers win election and as civil rights leaders protest the changes they argue could disenfranchise thousands of voters.
2015 could prove pivotal, with Republicans in charge of all top offices in the executive and legislative branches for the first time since 1929; the Nevada Legislature set to meet; and GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval looking for a second-term legacy.
On Monday, Sandoval will launch his second, four-year term with another pivotal inaugural address as he and his fellow Republicans take control of all state constitutional offices and both houses of the Legislature for the first time since 1929.
Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.
Nevada Nuclear Projects Agency chief Robert Halstead says he’s been assured that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., remain opposed to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project.