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Tyler Kingkade

Senators Seek Huge Fines For Colleges Mishandling Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.26.2015 | College

A bipartisan group of senators proposed Thursday to ramp up the federal government's ability to penalize colleges that mishandle sexual assault cases,...

Offering Hope Through Soap

Sen. Harry Reid | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Sen. Harry Reid

There are 3 million people around the world and thousands here in the U.S., many of them kids, whose lives could be changed by a little bar of soap.

Arthur Delaney

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill To Revive Hot Button Issue | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan Senate duo that has pushed all year to renew long-term unemployment insurance has revived the stalled effort with new leg...

Arthur Delaney

Why The Long-Term Jobless Probably Aren't Getting Their Benefits Back | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2 million Americans who've missed out on long-term unemployment insurance since December probably won't be getting their benefits ba...

This Is How Much Harry Reid Is Worth

AP | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is worth between $2.9 million and $6.7 million, while U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's assets are valued b...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Unemployment Extension In Boehner's Hands, Says Heller | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's entirely up to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) whether 2.6 million unemployed Americans get their benefits back, at least accor...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Advances Unemployment Bill, Showdown With House Looms | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate advanced an extension of unemployment insurance Wednesday morning, setting up final passage as soon as Thursday, but the bill...

Bills Banning Online Gambling Introduced In Congress

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation in the House and Senate on Wednesday aimed at banning online gambling, setting ...

Dark Money Groups' Failure To Report Activity Raises Questions

Center for Public Integrity | Julie Patel | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By Julie Patel, Center for Public Integrity Two of the tightest races for U.S. Senate in 2012 were in Nevada and Arizona. Republican candidates eke...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Nevada Ballot Case

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's unique "none of the above" voting option for statewide races will remain an election spoiler for the foreseeable f...

Will Heartless Republicans Screw Themselves By Screwing the Jobless?

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The same Republicans who slashed jobless benefits also recently cut food stamps, taking food out of the mouths of children, causing incredible and unnecessary suffering. This was not only callous and mean-spirited, it may also turn out to be politically stupid.

Obama Pushes Senate To Extend Expiring Program

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has told two senators proposing to extend expiring federal unemployment benefits that he plans to push Congre...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Is Your Commute Long? Imagine If You Were A Senator From Alaska | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When then-Rep. Darlene Hooley announced her retirement in 2008, the decision came as a surprise. The Oregon Democrat had been expected t...

Arthur Delaney

The Too-Late Senate Bid To Save Unemployment Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Wednesday announced a bill to preserve long-term unemployment insurance for another...

Can the Mormon Church Save ENDA?

Fred Karger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Fred Karger

There are 10 Mormon members of the House of Representatives. If the Mormon Church would use its influence to get all 10 Mormon House members to support ENDA and have them to put some friendly pressure on Speaker Boehner, ENDA would likely become law.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Comes Out For ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday, making it increasingly likely that ...

Gay Rights Legislation's Prospects Have Both Parties Feeling Upbeat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that w...

State Lawmaker Makes Absurd Slavery Remark

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada assemblyman came under fire Monday after a YouTube video surfaced in which he told a Republic...

Dean Heller Stops Hosting Weekly Breakfast With Harry Reid

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

In a display of bipartisanship, Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had been co-hosting a weekly breakfast for Ne...

House Passes Bill Protecting Against Military Medal Lies

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People who falsely claim they have received a military medal in order to obtain money or government benefits could face up to a year in ...

Senate Vote May Signal Problems For The Gun Lobby

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

The outcome of Wednesday’s dramatic Senate vote on expanding background checks simultaneously demonstrated the difficult geography confronting gun-c...

Joy Resmovits

Huntsman, Manchin Get Together To Relaunch 'No Labels' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

On Sunday afternoon, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) made their way from Washington, D.C. to New York -- sitting nex...

Shelley Berkley Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-Nev.) lost to Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), the Associated Press projected Wednesday morning. Berkley had been dogged by an eth...

Dean Heller Wins Nevada Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller has defeated Democratic challenger Rep. Shelley Berkley in Nevada's contentious senate race, the Nevada Secretar...

Jason Linkins

Shelley Berkley Faces Dean Heller In Nevada Senate Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

One of the more bitter races playing out in 2012 is the race for the Nevada Senate, where incumbent Republican Dean Heller -- who was appointed to fil...