2016 Watch: Rand Paul's travel plans very telling
May 10th, 2013
12:15 PM ET
12 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
What to expect from the president on immigration
January 29th, 2013
01:44 PM ET
1 year ago

What to expect from the president on immigration

Washington (CNN) - In less than two hours the president will unveil his latest push for immigration reform at an event in Las Vegas. He will call on Congress to move reform quickly, but also reveal new details of his proposal.

In excerpts released by the White House prior to the speech President Obama is expected to say: "The good news is that – for the first time in many years – Republicans and Democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. Members of both parties, in both chambers, are actively working on a solution. And yesterday, a bi-partisan group of Senators announced their principles for comprehensive immigration reform, which are very much in line with the principles I've proposed and campaigned on for the last few years. At this moment, it looks like there's a genuine desire to get this done soon. And that's very encouraging."
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Filed under: Immigration • Nevada • President Obama
Obama to press immigration Tuesday
January 28th, 2013
09:53 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to press immigration Tuesday

(CNN) - When President Barack Obama travels to Las Vegas on Tuesday to highlight his immigration proposals, he will not introduce new legislation, according to senior administration officials.

He will press for quick action on immigration reform and share more details about his immigration proposal, which includes a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.
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Filed under: Immigration • Nevada • President Obama
Heller keeps seat, overcomes Berkley's challenge
November 7th, 2012
03:41 AM ET
1 year ago

Heller keeps seat, overcomes Berkley's challenge

Washington (CNN) - In Nevada, Republican Sen. Dean Heller beat back a tough challenge from Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley to win his first full term in the Senate, according to a CNN projection.

Heller led 46% to 45% – with 92% reporting - when the projection was made.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dean Heller • Nevada
Ryan urges Nevada voters to vote early
November 1st, 2012
11:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan urges Nevada voters to vote early

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – Paul Ryan focused on Nevada's high unemployment and foreclosure rates when he visited the battleground state the same day as President Barack Obama on Thursday.

Roughly an hour after the Democratic incumbent held a rally in Las Vegas, Ryan spoke to fewer than a thousand people in Reno, where his running mate and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned just a week ago.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Nevada • Paul Ryan
Early voting: Democrats up in Nevada, GOP up in Colorado
October 30th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Early voting: Democrats up in Nevada, GOP up in Colorado

(CNN) - Early voting turnout numbers released Tuesday in two western battleground states show mixed results one week before Election Day.

In Nevada, more Democrats have cast their ballots already, while more Republicans have done the same in Colorado, according to the official numbers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • Nevada • President Obama
October 26th, 2012
06:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Harry Reid hospitalized after car crash, in good condition

(CNN) - Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after he sustained non-life threatening injuries following an accident in his motorcade.

Reid was released shortly before 4 p.m. local time, and was in good condition after the accident, said Karen Gordon, a spokeswoman for University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Nevada
Polls: Dead heat in Colorado; Obama with slight advantage in Nevada
October 25th, 2012
07:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Polls: Dead heat in Colorado; Obama with slight advantage in Nevada

(CNN) - New polls of likely voters in two battleground states released Thursday show President Barack Obama with a slight advantage in Nevada but tied with Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Colorado.

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls were conducted Tuesday and Wednesday - entirely after Monday's third and final presidential debate. In Colorado, the race is tied at 48% for each candidate, while in Nevada voters split 50% for Obama and 47% for Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Nevada
Romney: All in for the family
October 24th, 2012
04:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Romney: All in for the family

Reno, Nevada (CNN) - Mitt Romney made an appeal to struggling families at his second Nevada rally in as many days, telling voters he understood their troubles and could help.

The candidate's retooled stump speech, featuring a series of empathetic stories about down-on-their-luck Americans – a senior on Medicare, a daughter working to pay off her college loans, a middle-aged homeowner whose property lost value - came as the GOP presidential nominee sought to capitalize on a surge in the polls this month that has fueled new optimism about his election effort.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
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