February 13th, 2014
08:19 AM ET
5 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
5 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
6 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
9 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
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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