The process of reapportioning Nevada's congressional and statehouse districts is coming closer to reality. State District Judge James Russell last week appointed three "special masters" to draft Nevada's new maps that will determine where the state's fourth congressional seat is located and whether Hispanics deserve a district that is majority Latino.
Meanwhile the debt debate in Washington came down to the wire and all but one of Nevada's congressional delegation voted in favor of the debt deal. Sen. Dean Heller was the only no vote. So why did he vote no on the bipartisan package? Review Journal Columnist, Steve Sebelius joins us to discuss special masters and Nevada's role in the debt deal.
With the August first 1 deadline looming congressional leaders are still mired in debate over what to do with the nation's debt ceiling. President Obama wants a long term budget cutting solution to accompany raising of the debt ceiling.
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.