(CNN) - What happens in Vegas … goes to the White House?
That's what the Nevada Host Committee, Inc. is hoping. The group has made a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las Vegas.
It may seem early to bid for a convention scheduled for three years from now but hosting a national convention is a major undertaking for any city, no matter how well equipped. The Republican National Committee usually makes its choice two years in advance.
(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham is doubling down on his promise to filibuster any White House nominees until he gets answers on Benghazi.
When the South Carolina Republican has asked for survivors of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission to be interviewed by Congress, the response, he said, was "take a hike."
The refusal to make the survivors available is "an unacceptable way for the Obama administration to behave," Graham told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room."
CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 29, 2013 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
THE APOLOGY: The Obama administration offered its first formal apology to Americans and Congress for the botched rollout of the website for people to enroll in the president's signature health care plan. "I want to apologize to you that the website does not work as well as it should," Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Marilyn Tavenner said at a House Ways and Means Committee Hearing. She added that HealthCare.gov "can and will be fixed." –Tom Cohen
THE PROMISE? … If you like your plan, you can keep it?
Many Americans finding out under Obamacare, they cannot keep current insurance plans. –The Lead with Jake Tapper
(CNN) –Two weeks after the bruising standoff ended over government spending and the debt limit, the House and Senate this week are taking the final steps to formally allow the debt ceiling to rise.
As part of that agreement, each chamber has 15 days to vote on a “motion of disapproval” of President Barack Obama’s official request for a debt increase.
(CNN) - A state lawmaker in Nevada who came under fire after a YouTube video surfaced in which he told a Republican gathering he would vote to allow slavery if that's what his constituents wanted him to do, says his remarks were taken out of context and that he used an extreme example only to show how much he supports those who voted him into office.
But Nevada state Assemblyman Jim Wheeler added that if his comments "were taken with offense by anyone, I sincerely apologize."
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts Tuesday took her crusade for income equality in the United States to the 100th annual convention of the Mortgage Bankers Association.
In remarks at the Washington Convention Center, Warren admonished the rapid growth of sub-prime mortgages as the underlying cause of the housing crisis that has dragged on for the last several years while defending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-backed housing finance giants that required a massive bailout in 2008 when their housing investments soured.
(CNNMoney) - The Obamacare website has more than annoying bugs. A cybersecurity expert has found a way to hack into users' accounts.
Until the Department of Health fixed the security hole last week, anyone could easily reset your Healthcare.gov password without your knowledge and potentially hijack your account.
Washington (CNN) - For the first time, someone in the Obama administration apologized for the problem-plagued Obamacare website.
But Marilyn Tavenner also insisted Tuesday that the online troubles were being resolved and the overall program was working, albeit slower and less successfully than hoped.
(CNN) - Most New Jersey voters in a new poll want Republican Gov. Chris Christie to serve a second term. But only about half think he should make a White House run and they're split on whether he'd make a good president.
The release on Tuesday of the Quinnipiac University survey comes one week before the gubernatorial election in the Garden State, a contest that Christie is expected to easily win.
Updated 10/29/2013 at 3:09pm
(CNN) - Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid reacted sternly Tuesday to a GOP Senator who reportedly used a swear word to describe the Nevada Democrat.
According to the New York Daily News, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma was at a Republican gala Monday night in New York City when he spoke of civility in the Senate and that there are Democrats he gets along with, but not Reid, the top Democrat in the chamber.