Hillary Clinton embarks on busy three-state swing​
April 7th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton embarks on busy three-state swing​

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to the West Coast this week for a string of paid speaking engagements in California, Nevada and Oregon.

CNN was first to report the trip back in January, when it was announced that Clinton – the favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 – would keynote a marketing event in San Francisco, headline a speaking tour in San Jose and talk health care with a group in San Diego.
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Filed under: Colorado • Hillary Clinton • Nevada • Oregon
Reid says his granddaughter is being harassed
March 27th, 2014
01:41 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Reid says his granddaughter is being harassed

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his granddaughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid has received “harassing phone calls” and “negative attention on the internet” since word surfaced that Reid’s campaign paid thousands of dollars last year for items from a jewelry store she owns that were given to supporters as gifts.

“As a grandparent, I say enough is enough,” Reid said in a statement.

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Filed under: FEC • Harry Reid • Nevada
February 13th, 2014
08:19 AM ET
2 months ago

Senator criticizes debt ceiling filibuster, then votes to filibuster

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Dean Heller voted to filibuster the bill to raise the debt ceiling Wednesday, after telling CNN the night before that he did not support fellow Sen. Ted Cruz’s plan to do the same.

“Well, I don't think it's right, because at the end of the day, we're going to pass a clean debt ceiling increase, with Ted or without Ted's support, with my support or without my support,” Heller told Van Jones on CNN’s “Crossfire” Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Crossfire • Dean Heller • Debt • Nevada
Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention
February 10th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
2 months ago

Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention

Washington (CNN) – Representatives from eight cities met with GOP officials Monday in the nation’s capital to talk specifics about what it would take to host the Republican National Convention in 2016.

While the meeting was not a required step in the RNC’s selection process, it provides a look at which cities are seriously considering bidding on the convention where Republicans will choose the party’s next presidential nominee.

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Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention
January 23rd, 2014
05:12 PM ET
3 months ago

Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention

Washington (CNN) - Behind the glitzy photos spreads, the slick highlight reels and the overstuffed swag bags, a few cities vying to hold the Republican National Convention in 2016 are making demographics a subtle but important part of their pitch to Republican Party leaders.

For Western cities like Las Vegas, Denver and Phoenix – all of which are vying to hold the party's presidential nomination convention – their pitches could be boiled down to this: We have both the infrastructure and political symbolism you need.
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Filed under: 2016 • Arizona • Colorado • Missouri • Nevada • Ohio • RNC
October 29th, 2013
02:58 PM ET
6 months ago

State lawmaker apologizes for slavery remark, says taken out of context

(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."
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Filed under: Nevada
Summer Sin City visit for Christie despite earlier dig
August 1st, 2013
12:37 PM ET
9 months ago

Summer Sin City visit for Christie despite earlier dig

Updated at 1:32 p.m. ET on 8/1

(CNN) – He asserted two years ago that anyone who visits Las Vegas in the summertime is "stupid," but New Jersey Chris Christie is nonetheless headed to Sin City Thursday for a speaking gig and a fundraiser with key Nevada Republicans.

Christie will attend a private event "hosted" by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson in Las Vegas on Thursday, his re-election campaign told CNN. While the Adelsons' names are on the invitation, the couple will not be attending since they're out of town, a source with knowledge of the event said. The event was first reported by the Las Vegas Sun.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Nevada
Why Rand Paul's headed to Vegas
July 12th, 2013
08:40 AM ET
9 months ago

Why Rand Paul's headed to Vegas

Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul's headed to Las Vegas Friday, but gambling is not on his agenda.

The Republican senator from Kentucky and possible 2016 GOP presidential contender has a full schedule for his weekend visit to the first western state to vote in the primary and caucus calendar.
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Filed under: 2016 • Nevada • Rand Paul
2016 Watch: Rand Paul's travel plans very telling
May 10th, 2013
12:15 PM ET
11 months ago

2016 Watch: Rand Paul's travel plans very telling

Washington (CNN) – He may work in the nation's capital, but it's Sen. Rand Paul's upcoming itinerary that might tell us his ultimate goal.

The Republican from Kentucky makes stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada over the next few months. Those four states kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Nevada • Rand Paul
Lawmaker's 'impulse decision' to come out
April 24th, 2013
03:31 PM ET
12 months ago

Lawmaker's 'impulse decision' to come out

(CNN) – When Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson entered a floor debate Monday over a legislative effort to repeal the state's same-sex marriage ban, he had no idea he'd be waking up the next morning with his name in national headlines.

That's because Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas, publicly announced he was gay. The decision, he said, was just as much of a surprise to him as it was to others.
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Filed under: Nevada • Same-sex marriage
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