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  1. The Internet Just Served Up Some Weird Stuff, So Here Are Some Joe...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Switched

    The last 24 hours of the Internet have been pretty weird. First we all stopped to watch a live llama chase , and then there was that argument over the color of a dress .


  2. Bipartisan PatinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Washington Monthly

    This morning in expressing puzzlement over the three-week-delay tactic of House Republicans on DHS funding, I didn't give much credence to one possible explanation: Yes, maybe Republicans can contrive some meaningless vote in the Senate to condemn the latest presidential executive action on immigration that a few Democrats might be convinced to vote for or at least not filibuster. But so what if it passes? Obama will veto it.


  3. Heller in coalition reviving campus assault billRead the original story

    Friday | Big News

    A new effort to improve how campus sex assaults are investigated and judged was launched Thursday by a dozen senators including Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada.The bill would require colleges to establish support services, including designating confidential advisers, for rape survivors, It also seeks to ensure minimum training standards for campus personnel, and a uniform system for how schools handle assault complaints to assure due process for the accused as well as the victim.It would toughen penalties for schools that don't comply, calling for fines as high as $150,000 per violation, up from the current $35,000.Heller, a Republican, was introduced at a kickoff as lead cosponsor of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, an update of legislation unveiled last year."


  4. Campus sex-assault bill reintroducedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | News Times

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined a bipartisan group of senators Thursday in reintroducing a bill that addresses one of his signature issues: Sexual assault on campus. The measure, the Campus Accountability & Safety Act -- CASA -- is aimed at making sure colleges and universities don't sweep reports of rape and assault under the rug.


  5. Sen. Dean Heller joins coalition to prevent sexual assaults on campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Nevada Appeal

    Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has joined a bipartisan group of 12 in sponsoring legislation to prevent sexual assaults on the nation's college campuses. The legislation would establish campus resources and support services for survivors of domestic violence, harassment, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and improve reporting of crime to authorities.


  6. Senators Seek Huge Fines For Colleges Mishandling Sexual AssaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Switched

    A bipartisan group of senators proposed Thursday to ramp up the federal government's ability to penalize colleges that mishandle sexual assault cases, while imposing significant new transparency requirements. Legislation reintroduced in the Senate, titled the Campus Accountability and Safety Act , would mandate surveys to obtain a more accurate picture of sexual assault on campus and institute requirements to help guide victims and the accused through potential adjudication.


  7. Warner Introduces New Version of Campus Accountability and Safety ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | NBC29

    Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and a bipartisan coalition of 10 Senators introduced a strengthened version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. With added input from survivors, students, colleges and universities, law enforcement and advocates, the bill would flip the current incentives of a broken system to provide real accountability and transparency from higher education institutions.


  8. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller introduces geothermal permits billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Nevada Appeal

    Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has introduced legislation he said will streamline and simplify the review process for Geothermal exploration. "What's worse is these companies are forced to go through the same process to simply test if a resource is viable," he said.


  9. emily_heilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Washington Post

    If you want to watch Sen. Dean Heller doing his job, try C-SPAN. But if you'd like to catch sight of the Nevada Republican's son, Harris Heller, your destination should be Vine or YouTube .


  10. Nevada AG says lawsuit is about the rule of law, not immigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Appearing before Congress, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt elaborated on his controversial decision to join a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's immigration actions, telling lawmakers it's a matter of defending the rule of law. "This suit is not about immigration," Laxalt told members of the House Judiciary Committee today.


  11. Does Obama Have Authority to Unilaterally Give Illegals Social...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Cybercast News Service

    Sen. Dean Heller told on Tuesday that he doesn't have an answer to the question of whether the president has the authority to unilaterally give Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens. On Capitol Hill, asked Heller: "A federal court has said giving Social Security Numbers to illegal aliens is not prosecutorial discretion.


  12. Amid Homeland Security Funding Dispute, Inflated Mall of America Scare?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Roll Call

    Security K9 teams are presented to the media during a tour of the Mall of America security systems on Feb. 23 in Bloomington, Minn. In a newly released video, Somali militant group al-Shabaab called for terror attacks at a number of sites, including Mall of America.


  13. Immigration Testimony Revives a Senate Soap OperaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Roll Call

    There are 27 states where the attorney general is a Republican, and 22 of them have signed on to the lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's effort to limit deportations. But only one of them is being ushered under the national spotlight Wednesday morning as the single elected official asked to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on "the unconstitutionality of President Obama's executive overreach."


  14. Heller A "heads up" on VA secretary's apology for lying would have been niceRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Big News

    Veterans Secretary Robert McDonald, who apologized Tuesday for lying that he once served in U.S. special operation forces, is giving pause to one of his biggest backers on Capitol Hill.Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said he was troubled by the misstatement. He said he was further disappointed that McDonald did not mention the impending storm over the matter in a meeting they held just Monday."


  15. McConnell makes concessions in DHS fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    Senate Republicans have made key concessions in the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security ahead of a deadline looming at the end of this week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced at a press conference Tuesday he is willing to allow a vote on a so-called "clean" DHS bill that would fund the agency through the end of September prior to a vote planned for Friday on blocking President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration.


  16. Poll Shows that Nevada Voters Want Sen. Heller to Block Funding for...Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Freshnews

    A new statewide poll of likely Nevada voters finds that they overwhelmingly oppose President Obama's abuse of executive power to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. Nevadans oppose the president's plan by a 59% to 36% margin. The statewide poll of likely Nevada voters was conducted February 20-22 by Zogby Analytics on behalf of the Federation for American Immigration Reform .


  17. Shutdown looms as Dems block DHS billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | The Hill

    Senate Democrats have for the fourth time blocked legislation that would fund Homeland Security and reverse President Obama's immigration orders, leaving lawmakers at an impasse with just five days to go until a partial government shutdown. Democrats held together on Monday in the 47-46 vote, leaving Republicans short of the 60 votes they needed to bring the House-passed funding bill up for debate.


  18. DHS Funding Stuck In Senate, So What's Next?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    Washington, DC February 23, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the sign-up period for the 2015 edition of the Conservation Stewardship Program -... The Gering girls basketball team lived to see another day on Monday night, earning a 37-35 B-6 district win at home over Alliance. Senior Kaylie Spreier, playing her best b... - The Senate failed to clear a key procedural hurdle to advance the House-passed bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security Monday night, just days before funding for the department is set to expire.


  19. Democrats block fourth attempt to advance Homeland spending billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Washington Examiner

    Senate Democrats Tuesday blocked a $40 billion Department of Homeland Security funding measure, marking the fourth failed attempt by Republicans to advance a bill that would curb President Obama's recent moves to help illegal immigrants work and secure benefits in the United States. Congress faces a Feb. 27 deadline to reach a deal on a funding bill or the department will face a partial closure.


  20. GOP uncouples immigration fight from Homeland funding billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Washington Examiner

    With just four days remaining before Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, Senate Republicans Monday signaled they could be edging toward a solution to end weeks of spending gridlock with Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced standalone legislation to block President Obama's November executive action that permits millions of illegal immigrants to obtain work permits and some federal benefits.