Congress has rushed to finish work this term - student loans, the transportation bill and others were finished just before the July 4th break. And, of course, the United States Supreme Court has upheld most of the health care reform law. Nevada's senior senator joins us to discuss the issues and answer your questions. Call us at 258-3552 or post a question at knprtalk.org.
Tuesday was Primary Election Day. There were numerous challengers to the parties' preferred candidates and then a few of the races were just lotteries. We look at who won and who lost and what it tells us about the election in November.
Those dog days of summer are the time to lay out plans for the coming election season. Some Republican scouts are already looking for the best places to campaign in Nevada but others are all but ignoring the Silver State. Then there's the election that no one seems to care very much about - the special election to replace Dean Heller for the last 15 months of his term. Will Republicans carry Mark Amodei to victory or will Kate Marshall steal enough with her tough position on spending and debt.
Las Vegas businessman and member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry CommissionByron Georgiou is not waiting for other Democrats. He's already jumped into the 2012 Senate race. Many Democrats are skeptical but Georgiou says we need an outsider and not just another politician. We talk to him about his platform and why he thinks he's the best Democrat to run against Republicans like Congressman Dean Heller.
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.
Some Democratic incumbents are losing their primaries. Should Congresswoman Dina Titus be worried? Dina Titus talks about the hard-hit economy and what she'll do in Washington if she gets re-elected. Have a question for Congresswoman Titus? Post it here!