House Republicans discuss American energy tour in Washington
Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) speaks about the recent tour taken by House Republicans of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, Alaska's Prudhoe Bay and Arctic coastal plain, in Washington on July 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jack Hohman)
U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Wednesday they have agreed on a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial sales.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition will now rate lawmakers on their gun records, the coalition's director said.
After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."
The Democrats picked up another seat in the U.S. House Tuesday when Steven Horsford won in Nevada's District 4.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., ripped fellow Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican, for not rallying enough votes to move on an online poker bill.
Nevada can no longer give voters the option of selecting "none of the above" in elections, a federal judge says.
The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will investigate U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., who is running for the Senate seat held by Dean Heller.
Thirty-nine Republican U.S. senators said they would join a court challenge to four of President Obama's recess appointments, charging they're unconstitutional.
Control of the U.S. Senate is going to be a close call with candidates' war chests playing a key role, a review of the year-end fundraising reports indicated.