The Senate had been scheduled to take a week off for the Fourth of July weekend but with the debt crisis looming ever larger, the Senate Majority leader has decided to keep lawmakers in Washington. That is certainly the big issue.
Congressman Joe Heck has found himself in trouble in recent days after saying that Social Security was a "pyramid scheme." So where does Heck stand on Social Security and other issues? Congressman Heck is in Las Vegas this week, but has declined to join us on the program. So we're looking at his voting record to figure out where he stands on the issues.
Rep. Shelley Berkley, the long-time representative of Nevada's 1st Congressional district, has announced that she'll be running in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Dean Heller. The Northern Nevada Congressman was recently appointed to replace Sen. John Ensign. We talk with the congresswoman about the deficit and debt ceiling debates in Washington and what she supports as a long-term fix for Medicare and Social Security.
The debate over whether to draw an exclusively Latino district in Nevada has taken a very partisan twist. Some Latino leaders have said an Hispanic specific district would greatly empower the Latino population.
Does it still breathe? Does it still have legs? As Congress winds down the final days of the so-called "lame duck" session, we look at what legislation is getting attention, and what's dying on the vine.
Some Democrats and a few Republicans are still saying the compromise on taxes is not a done deal.
Congresswoman Dina Titus is serving out the lame-duck weeks of her Congressional term but she will not be leaving Washington altogether. She has just been appointed to a six-year term on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The retiring U.S. Representative discusses the past two years, the final work of the Congress and her future in Washington.
Freshman representative Joe Heck is gaining his bearings in his new office. We talk to him about the first days on the job, his role on the House's steering committee, his thoughts on healthcare, and his plans to reinvigorate our region.
He won a close race, but Harry Reid is back as our senator. The Senate Majority Leader joins us for the first time since his win to talk politics including his narrow win, the new Republicans, Tea Party influences, the expiration of unemployment benefits at the end of this month, the DREAM Act, and other issues on his plate.
The old Congress is back in Washington for its lame duck session and we know officially that Sen. Harry Reid will be the Majority Senate Leader for the next two years. But this lame duck session still has plenty for Nevadans to look at: the Bush tax cuts, the income tax deduction for sales tax and the extension of jobless benefits to those who have been out of work more than 99 weeks.
Question: What politician asked people to boycott his own state? Answer: Raul Grijalva. The Arizona Congressman made headlines when he spoke out against SB 1070, the state's controversial immigration bill.
Bartering for chickens. Winning the Tea Party endorsement. Campaign finance rules, and voter turnout...What will tip the balance at the voting booths? Who's leading the pack in race for Harry Reid's Senate seat? And who has your vote?
Throw your questions and comments at our political pundits and jump into the conversation here...
It's a month until the primary, and the candidate races are already on fire. We're interviewing some of the top contenders on KNPR's "State of Nevada" over the next few weeks. Danny Tarkanian answers your questions about his run to unseat Senator Harry Reid, his ad supporting the Arizona immigration bill, and other issues. Got questions for Danny? Call 258-3552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Dina Titus is back from Capitol Hill and takes your questions this Friday at 9 a.m. Call 258-3552 or e-mail email@example.com.
And the leaders of four UNLV departments that are on the chopping block for possible elimination are here to discuss making tough decisions in the face of massive budget cuts.
Are you in one of the seven programs on the cutting block at UNLV? If so give us a call with your questions and comments on the possibility of losing your program?