Police seek charges against woman for allegedly throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton
April 11th, 2014
04:57 PM ET
5 months ago

Police seek charges against woman for allegedly throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton

(CNN) – Las Vegas Police are pursuing disorderly conduct charges against a woman who allegedly threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech on Thursday.

Alison Ernst, 36, did not have a ticket to the event at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino featuring the former secretary of state, and Secret Service agents assigned to protect her noticed her as she eluded hotel security, according to a U.S. law enforcement account of the incident.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Las Vegas
April 10th, 2014
06:32 PM ET
5 months ago

Woman throws shoe at Hillary Clinton

(CNN) - A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday during a speech in Las Vegas, according to the Secret Service.

She ducked and it missed her, joking afterward about the incident that occurred during an appearance before a recycling trade group.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Las Vegas
Las Vegas makes formal bid to host 2016 RNC
October 29th, 2013
10:03 PM ET
11 months ago

Las Vegas makes formal bid to host 2016 RNC

(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.
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Miriam Adelson gets a refund
June 20th, 2012
08:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Miriam Adelson gets a refund

Washington (CNN) - It is not your typical refund.

Miriam Adelson, the wife of Nevada casino mogul and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson, got a $5 million refund for one of her contributions to Winning Our Future, the super PAC that almost single-handedly kept Newt Gingrich's campaign alive by running millions of dollars in ads on his behalf.
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Filed under: 2012 • Las Vegas • Newt Gingrich
Romney meets with Adelson
May 29th, 2012
06:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney meets with Adelson

Las Vegas (CNN) - Mitt Romney met with Sheldon Adelson - a man who, for many months, helped keep Newt Gingrich's campaign afloat - in Las Vegas Tuesday, a campaign aide confirmed.

They convened at Adelson's office at the Venetian Hotel, where the executive offices of the Las Vegas Sands are located, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting. The meeting involved the two men and a small group of aides, and lasted more than 45 minutes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Las Vegas • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
GSA head resigns over 'wasteful' Las Vegas seminar
April 2nd, 2012
07:00 PM ET
2 years ago

GSA head resigns over 'wasteful' Las Vegas seminar

(CNN) – The head of the General Services Administration resigned Monday after a scathing report that called government spending on a training seminar in Las Vegas "excessive, wasteful, and in some cases impermissible."

The White House put out a statement that President Barack Obama was "outraged" when he found out about the spending.

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Filed under: Budget • Las Vegas • President Obama • White House
October 20th, 2010
09:27 AM ET
4 years ago

Preston on Politics: Vegas airwaves cluttered with political ads

Washington (CNN) - Pick up a television remote control in your Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel room today and you are guaranteed to find a program to teach you how to play craps, blackjack and roulette as well as be inundated with 30-second messages about who to vote for in the Nov. 2 election.

Wait, who to vote for? That's correct.

The television airwaves in Las Vegas are so saturated with political TV commercials that in the past week alone, these ads took up 180,600 seconds or 3,010 minutes, according to a new analysis of TV ads for CNN by Campaign Media Analysis Group.

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Filed under: 2010 • Ads • Las Vegas • Nevada • Preston on Politics
February 20th, 2010
09:05 AM ET
February 19th, 2010
10:15 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama heads to Vegas

Obama teams up with Harry Reid Friday in Las Vegas.
Obama teams up with Harry Reid Friday in Las Vegas.

(CNN) – President Obama teams up with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at two events Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada. The visit comes as Reid faces a tough re-election bid this year, and as the president has come under attack for comments he's made about Las Vegas.

The president and the senate majority leader attend a town hall at a local high school, where Obama will take questions from citizens and business leaders. Later the two men travel to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, where Obama will give a speech.

Reid also joined the president Thursday night at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser that was held at a private residence in Las Vegas. The Nevada Democrat is battling this year for a fifth term in the Senate. While he's raised a large amount of campaign cash, polls of Nevada voters suggest that Reid faces a difficult re-election.

Earlier this month Reid told the White House to "lay off Las Vegas" after Obama slighted the city while making comments about government spending.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Las Vegas • President Obama