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Frustrated Senate Republicans Say Democrats Are Playing Games on Unemployment Insurance
It's been days since a cadre of Senate Republicans released their own legislation to extend unemployment insurance benefits and they've yet to get the positive reaction they were looking for.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Harry Reid plots to block potential 2016 foe
The shrewd Senate majority leader is putting the strength of his formidable political machine behind a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor whose fate could have major implications for Reid's own three-decade congressional career.
Battle of Political Dynasties in Race for Nevada Attorney General
The race for state attorney general of Nevada will feature the heirs to two of the most illustrious political names in the Silver State: Republican Adam Laxalt, grandson of former Sen. Paul Laxalt, and Democrat Ross Miller, secretary of state and son of former Gov. Bob Miller.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Bill would speed progress on claims backlog
The backlog of benefits claims pending with the Veterans Affairs Department has dropped by almost half from this time last year, when it made headlines as a national embarrassment and an insult to the service of veterans.
Kirk proposes five month unemployment insurance extension
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Unemployment Insurance Plans Duel in Senate
The partisan stalemate over restoring lapsed emergency unemployment insurance benefits is expected to continue after Senate Republicans, skeptical of the offset in a new Democratic plan, unveiled their own proposal last week.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Washington Digest Heller bucks party
Republican Sen. Dean Heller has been on a real independent streak lately. On Thursday, Heller was one of 11 Republican senators to vote to end a filibuster and allow a vote on a bill by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to remove military commanders from decisions over the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the armed forces.
Editorial: Lengthy delays for veterans services are unacceptable
That veterans in some parts of the country have to wait an average of more than 125 days for processing disability claims is an embarrassment.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Bill Clinton poses with Bunny Ranch girls
Dennis Hof, the owner of seven legal brothels in Nevada - including the Bunny Ranch just outside of Carson City - caused a tabloid stir recently when two of his Bunny Ranch girls had their pictures taken with former President Bill Clinton during a charity gala in Los Angeles.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Nevada's Dean Heller: Bill will cut VA backlog
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., was among a group of senators who introduced legislation Thursday to reduce the backlog of veterans' disability claims that have clogged many Veterans Affairs regional offices, including the one in Reno.
On Your Side: Sen. Heller pushes for new legislation
Nevada Senator Dean Heller made headlines last year with plans to fix the broken VA system plagued with backlogs and reporting errors.
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NV Politics: Nevada senators lose fight on military sex assault bill
Nevada's senators ended up on the losing side of a months-long fight to change the way the military prosecutes cases of sexual assault.
Senate unemployment insurance debate returns
A group of deal-seeking Republicans introduced legislation Thursday evening that would extend expired unemployment benefits for five months, serving as a counteroffer to a Democratic bill that revives long-term jobless aid for six months, GOP Senate sources said.
Senators Casey,And Heller Unveil VA Backlog Report, Legislation
Chairs of the VA Backlog Working Group, U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Dean Heller , along with Senators David Vitter , Jon Tester , Martin Heinrich and Senator Jerry Moran , released the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, comprehensive legislation designed to reduce the backlog of veterans' disability claims.
Veterans benefits claims backlog: proposed legislation addresses a comprehensive problem
The chronic backlog of veterans benefits claims , which has generated little urgency in recent years, is fast getting the attention of Washington lawmakers.
GOP Trashes Obama For Health Law Fix They Demanded
On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced that health insurance companies can continue offering skimpy policies that don't meet the Affordable Care Act's standards until 2016.
Republican Majority Campaign
The Republican Majority Campaign says it is "dedicated to advocating on behalf of Republican principles such as lower taxes, limited government, and a strong national defense."
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Nevada will miss Ed Vogel and Mitch Fox
Nevada journalism is losing two giants of the profession - Ed Vogel of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Mitch Fox of Vegas PBS.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Summing up Democratic lt. governor candidate Lucy Flores: Confident, evasive
When Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, filed for lieutenant governor Tuesday in Carson City, the capital press corps learned two things about her.
President Obama's 2015 Budget Focuses on Boosting Economy
President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.9 trillion election-year budget that would funnel money into road building, education and other programs aimed at bolstering the economy and creating jobs.