The Republican National Convention concluded with Mitt Romney's acceptance speech. Did it raise the campaign to the level Republicans want? And what happened with the Nevada delegation? Some party leaders say it was an embarrassment but the Ron Paul delegates seem unashamed. And are the Republicans ready to do battle?
By now everyone on the planet may have heard about artisanal cheese at $19 a head, the sushi at $7 a roll, and the "luxurious" M Resort. It's the General Services Administration scandal where the manager in charge of the Western United States pleaded the Fifth Amendment. But what is the long-term damage to Las Vegas? Will this lead all government agencies to cancel any meeting in Las Vegas? Will it damage our brand? And slow business?
The conventional wisdom is that Mitt Romney is unbeatable after he takes the New Hampshire primary. So what will happen after New Hampshire? Two more primaries are scheduled in South Carolina and Florida before the action finally comes to the Nevada caucuses.
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.
Embattled Senator John Ensign will be resigning from the United States Senate on May 3. Governor Brian Sandoval is expected to appoint Congressman Dean Heller to the vacant Senate seat. This news will lead many candidates who had planned on 18 months to rethink their plans now that the real race for Nevada's Second Congressional District will be run in six months. We talk with experts in Las Vegas and Washington to get the latest from the resignation announcement.
Congress still cannot finish the work of 2010 but the year is nearly over. So we'll look back at one of the most bitter races for the U.S. Senate and the inevitable anointing of Nevada Governor-elect Brian Sandoval. The 2011 Legislature is more Republican and more Hispanic. What difference will that make as they figure out how to close a $3 billion budget gap? And what will the more Republican Congress do in 2011? The top political commentators in Southern Nevada join us to give their thoughts on Nevada politics past and future.
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.
After all the negative ads, the tens of millions of dollars and the sheer vitriol, it's Election Day. Many people have voted so here's a chance to tell us why and if you're still undecided this might be the last chance to hear what is at stake from our panel of experts.