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McCain, Graham Warn on CIA Nominee Vote

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.

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GOP Activist Says Pregnancies Rare in Rape Cases

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.

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Lawmakers Get Violent Emails Over Gun Control

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.

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Obama Nears Deadline on Gay Marriage Decision

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.

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Sequestration & Northern Nevada

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.

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Counsel Named to Investigate Nevada Assemblyman

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.

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Alzheimer's Bills Go Before Legislators

Updated: 02/26/2013 - The Alzheimer's Association was lobbying legislators Tuesday, as several bills related to the disease were considered at hearings.

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Legislators Debate Prevailing Wage Mandate

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.

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Brooks Denied Permit to Buy Gun in Nevada

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.

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Former Surgeon General Koop Dies at 96

Updated: 02/25/2013 - C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation's surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.

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Nevada Democrats Outline Kindergarten Proposal

Updated: 02/25/2013 - Democrats in the Nevada Legislature are touting an ambitious package of K-12 education priorities for the 2013 session that carries a price tag of at least $300 million.

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Nevada Bill Would Expand Full-Day Kindergarten

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Implementing full-day kindergarten is a priority for Democrats in the Nevada Legislature, but the ambitious proposal comes with an as yet undetermined price tag or funding.

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Looming Cuts Threaten Economic Gains

Posted: 02/23/2013 - At the annual National Governors Association meeting in Washington this weekend, both Democrat and Republican chief executives are expressing pessimism that the White House and Congress will find a way to avoid the massive, automatic spending cuts set to begin March 1.

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Justices Asked to Void Marriage Law Provision

Posted: 02/23/2013 - The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a section of federal law that only recognizes male-female marriages.

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