Updated: 03/05/2013 - A White House official says President Barack Obama on Monday will appoint a new energy secretary and new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Posted: 03/04/2013 - There doesn't appear to be anything in the works to undo unpopular and deep federal spending cuts.
Updated: 03/05/2013 - President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Walmart's Sylvia Matthews Burwell as his next budget director, a senior administration official said.
Posted: 03/03/2013 - California Republicans have elected a former state lawmaker as party chairman and charged him with leading a major turnaround effort.
Posted: 03/03/2013 - Washington's perpetual budget warfare is damaging the economy.
Updated: 03/03/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell calls the cuts modest, while House Speaker John Boehner says he's not sure they will really hurt the economy.
Posted: 03/03/2013 - The Senate's Republican leader says the automatic spending cuts that just started to kick in are modest and a step toward curing Washington of its "spending addiction."
Posted: 03/03/2013 - Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says current threats to voting rights make this year's Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Alabama more than a commemoration.
Posted: 03/03/2013 - Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain say they want answers from the Obama administration and are willing to oppose the administration's choice to be the new CIA director until they get them.
Posted: 03/02/2013 - The leader of a conservative faction within the California Republican Party says pregnancies by rape are rare because a woman's body is traumatized by the violence.
Posted: 03/02/2013 - The president and GOP lawmakers are trading accusations of blame over the $85 billion in federal spending cuts that began to take effect yesterday.
Posted: 03/01/2013 - President Barack Obama says there was no way he could avoid urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage.
Posted: 03/01/2013 - Lawmakers are becoming the target of aggressive and sometimes threating emails and phone calls as the debate over stricter gun laws escalates in state capitols.
Posted: 03/01/2013 - Supreme Court Chief Justice Kris Pickering is scheduled to deliver the biennial State of the Judiciary address to Nevada lawmakers.
Posted: 02/28/2013 - The next phase of President Barack Obama's evolution on gay marriage may come with the deadline for his administration to weigh in on a landmark Supreme Court case that could determine whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed.
Posted: 02/28/2013 - Unless lawmakers are able to come to some kind of eleventh hour agreement, sequestration will take effect in the late hours of Friday here in Reno. By most accounts those of us in the Truckee Meadows may not feel the ramifications immediately.
Posted: 02/28/2013 - A Las Vegas attorney has been appointed independent counsel to investigate whether embattled Assemblyman Steven Brooks is fit to serve in the Nevada Legislature.
Updated: 02/27/2013 - The topic of education continues in the Nevada Legislature with a hearing on elementary school class sizes.
Updated: 02/26/2013 - State officials have denied troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks attempt to buy a gun. So, why aren't some people relaxing?
Updated: 02/26/2013 - The Alzheimer's Association was lobbying legislators Tuesday, as several bills related to the disease were considered at hearings.
Posted: 02/26/2013 - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill legalizing Internet gambling, making his state the third in the nation to offer online betting.
Updated: 02/26/2013 - The Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary.
Updated: 02/25/2013 - State legislators could exempt schools from paying construction workers the prevailing wage. A bill proposed by Sen. Ben Kieckhefer (R-Reno) would remove the mandate.
Updated: 02/26/2013 - The Nevada Department of Public Safety has confirmed to KOLO 8 News Now that Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been denied a permit to buy any gun in the state of Nevada for one year.