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Nevada GOP Pushes New Gun Law Reminiscent Of 'Stand Your Ground'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Nevada state Senate committee considered a controversial package of gun-rights provisions on Wednesday, just a day before the third an...

Nevada Lawmaker Defends 'Young, Hot Little Girls' Comment About Allowing Guns At Colleges

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

A Nevada state legislator who is sponsoring a bill that would allow college students to carry concealed guns on campus has been put on the defensive o...

Newly Elected Congressman Looks Forward To Social Class Demotion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

A newly-elected Nevada congressman, who once said that anti-discrimination laws turn minority groups into a privileged class, said Tuesday that his ne...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Unsurprisingly Prioritizes Voter ID Law With New Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

Nevada Republicans have full control of the state's government for the first time since 1929, and their first order of business is passing a bill requ...

Nevada Republican Could Become Nation's First Transgender State Legislator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A transgender woman clinched the Republican nomination to represent a Nevada Assembly seat in a race that could have national implications. Lauren...

'None Of These Candidates' Won The Democratic Primary To Challenge A Popular Governor

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Nevada voters apparently weren't enthusiastic about their choices in the Democratic primary to challenge popular Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), picking "non...

Nevada Governor Makes Embarrassing Mistake In Campaign Mailer

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

A popular Republican governor up for reelection this year sent out an innocuous campaign mailer that wouldn't have attracted much attention were it no...

Dick Cheney Gives Rare Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney made a rare political endorsement Wednesday as he announced his support for a former Navy lieutenant and judge advoc...

Former Nevada Lt. Gov. Leaves Republican Party: It's Too 'Tea-Party Orientated'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Former Nevada Lieutenant Gov. Sue Wagner told the Reno Gazette-Journal that she has left the Republican Party because she thinks hardline conservative...

Boosting Latino Representation Where It Counts

Las Vegas Sun | Andrew Doughman, Paul Takahashi | Posted 12.09.2013 | Latino Voices

At a time when policymakers are increasingly focused on better educating Nevada’s growing Hispanic population, several state and local education boa...

Federal Court Upholds Unusual Ballot Option

AP | SANDRA CHEREB | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- "None of the above," Nevada's perpetual ballot loser, got a legal victory Wednesday and will continue to be an option for voters ...

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...

GOP Governor Vetoes Background Check Measure

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By Alexia Shurmur LAS VEGAS, June 13 (Reuters) - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on Thursday vetoed Democratic-backed legislation that ...

First Woman To Represent Nevada In Congress Dies

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- Barbara Vucanovich, who was the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress and went on to serve the sprawling, rural 2nd Congressional D...

Indicted Lawmaker Wants His Job Back

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

A Nevada state legislator who has been indicted on charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest, while at the same time facing an investigation f...

Nevada's Hispanics Come of Age Politically

Hispanic Business | Tovin Lapan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Latino Voices

More than 125 years ago, after the 1874 elections, Pablo Laveaga became the first Hispanic ever elected to the Nevada Legislature, representing Humbol...

Arrested Lawmaker Claims He's The Victim Of Legislative Leader's Murder Plot

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

A Nevada assemblyman charged with threatening to kill the state Assembly speaker said he's actually the victim of the speaker's plot to kill him. A...

Lawmaker Released From Jail After Allegedly Threatening Colleague

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada lawmaker was freed from jail following his weekend arrest on a felony charge of threatening to harm a state Assembly party leade...

Investigation Concludes In Dem Rep's Ethics Battle

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Shelley Berkley violated House rules and the government's code of conduct when she used her office to benefit her husband's me...

Former GOP Lawmaker Strips Down

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

A former Republican state senator in Nevada -- who resigned after just a year in office -- is now posing in a bikini in Maxim in her campaign for a sp...

John Celock

State Number Twos Discuss Succession, Space, Coast Guard

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The nation's lieutenant governors said that last week's conference was important for a group of officials whose duties vary widely from s...

Harry Reid, Sharron Angle

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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