The top Democrat in the Senate, Harry Reid, admitted today that he hasn't slept at home since May. The admission comes the same week Reid is beginning to plot his 2016 reelection.
"I hope that everyone understands so that we can move forward," Reid said on the Senate floor. "But we're going to have to be here until we finish our work, whether that's Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. So everyone should understand you can't be leaving.
"I know we all have things to do. I haven't been home, Mr. President, in such a long time. And I want go home. I bought a new home there, as everyone knows. I sold my place in Searchlight. I have a home in the greater Las Vegas area. I'd like to be able to see the home. I have not slept in it. We bought it in may. I have not been there."
Lucy Flores is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Nevada. And as Benjy Sarlin reports for MSNBC, she's known in part for taking an unconventional approach to abortion--she talks openly about her own decision to have an abortion at the age of 16.
Here's how she first brought up her abortion, according to Sarlin:
For the sake of argument, The Scrapbook is willing to concede that it is possible that Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher, ought to be allowed to graze his cattle on federal land in Nye County. And that protecting the desert tortoise as an endangered species on that same federal land is no good reason to impose a fee for grazing livestock. Reasonable people can disagree about these issues, and will do so.
Erin Bilbray, a Democratic congressional candidate in Nevada, uses Facebook to connect with friends and supporters alike. She also uses it to express support for musicians (Amy Winehouse, Dave Matthews) and, well, other not-so-wholesome things.
Like this graphic, which the congressional candidate "liked" on Facebook:
Which features the offensive N-word and "Ching-Chong Ching" to refer, it would appear, to Asians.
And Bilbray used Facebook to express her "like" for the graphic:
President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president's White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama's trip--that is, only his travel to and from Vegas--will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.
Next week, President Barack Obama will begin to push immigration reform. As part of the effort, he'll go to Nevada to hold a public event on immigration reform, according to a White House announcement.
"The President will be traveling to Nevada on Tuesday to redouble the Administration's efforts to work with Congress to fix the broken immigration system this year," the White House announced.
Rasmussen's latest poll of the Senate race in Nevada shows incumbent Republican Dean Heller opening up a nine-point lead over Democratic congresswoman Shelley Berkley. Fifty-one percent of likely voters support Heller, with 42 percent choosing Berkley and only 5 percent undecided.
Incumbent Republican senator Dean Heller is up on Nevada television with his first advertisement of the cycle. The 30-second ad focuses on Heller's "no budget, no pay" bill, which would withhold the salaries of House and Senate members if Congress fails to pass a budget. Watch the ad below: