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    1. Democrats push McConnell, GOP on Supreme Court nomination

      WAFF 48 News HuntsvilleApr 14 12:56 PM

      Senate Democrats called on Republicans to vote on Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court by Memorial Day, as GOP lawmakers showed no sign of relenting despite the latest round of courtesy calls.

    2. In many ways, Reno, Nevada is the perfect location for June 2016’s Baseload Renewable Energy Summit, hosted by the Geothermal Energy Association and co-host, Ormat. Second only to California in terms of geothermal-produced electricity, Nevada is transitioning to a clean energy grid at a fast pace.

    3. House conservatives: Zika fight must be paid for

      The Washington TimesApr 27 12:18 PM

      The Obama administration will have to combat the Zika virus and other crises by redirecting money it already has instead of tacking billions onto the federal deficit, House conservatives said Wednesday, pointing to faulty projects in Afghanistan and Social Security payments to dead people as good places to look. Influential ...

    4. Politicians have a symbiotic relationship with talking points. Some things are just inextricably linked.

    5. President Barack Obama’s designation of 17 new national monuments is helping to pump $156 million per year into local economies, according to a report released in Washington today. Sen. Martin Heinrich joined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid at a Capitol Hill news conference this morning to tout the findings released by a left-leaning interest group […]

    6. By Ron Kampeas HENDERSON, Nev. (JTA) – Come November, Nevadans in this suburban Las Vegas district may well elect to Congress Jacky Rosen, a software developer and president of her synagogue. A Jordanian-American lawyer says her win would be at his expense, and it’s because of his Muslim faith. But Jesse Sbaih isn’t blaming Rosen. Rather he [&hellip The post In Nevada, an open House seat, a ...

    7. Democrats have relished watching the Republican Party come under assault by a populist tea party insurgency. Now they may have to worry about their own revolt. In some key U.S. Senate primaries Tuesday, Democrats are seeing liberals challenging party favorites by running the same kinds of populist...

    8. Democrats voted Wednesday to block the Senate from moving forward with an energy and water spending bill due to a proposed amendment related to Iran. The Senate voted 50 to 46 in favor of invoking cloture on the bill, falling well short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation.

    9. Hot air still rules on Capitol Hill, where senators voted Tuesday to restore millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for windmills, in a signal that Congress is still eager to pick winners in the emerging renewable energy sector. A sizable number of Republicans joined most Democrats in backing the subsidy ...

    10. In Nevada primary, a Muslim facing a Jew says he was passed over for his faith

      The Jewish Journal of Greater Los AngelesApr 26 05:38 PM

      Come November, Nevadans in this suburban Las Vegas district may well elect to Congress Jacky Rosen, a software developer and president of her synagogue.

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