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Video: Nevada GOP Senate candidate invokes Reagan's last campaign stop

Danny Tarkanian, a Republican candidate vying for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Nevada seat, is reminding voters in an online ad that Ronald Reagan's last campaign pitch ever was in November of 1986 for Nevada GOP'er Jim Santini's race against Mr. Reid. The iconic Republican President visited Las Vegas to warn Nevadans about Mr. Reid's liberal agenda.

Brown sworn in, but not before confirmation on labor nominee

If there was any clue that the Democrats wanted one last opportunity to pump their last hours of super majority muscle, it happened on Thursday, immediately before Sen.-elect Scott Brown, a Massachusetts Republican, was finally sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden at 5 p.m.