Last week a federal judge ruled that the race to replace Dean Heller in Nevada's Second Congressional District would not be an open race and the major parties would have to select just one candidate to run in the race. So far the Democratic field has attracted three candidates including former Nevada System of Higher Education, Nancy Price. Nancy Price joins us to talk about how she would deal with the federal budget, the battle over Medicare and the nation's economic future.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for President in the 2012 election. He's been called the Tea Party godfather and one New York Times writer says Ron Paul was Tea Party before Tea Party was cool. Paul has long been an advocate for smaller government in Washington and supports legalizing heroin and ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ron Paul joins us in studio.
Sen. Harry Reid is back from a trip to China and says the experience was an unmistakable reminder of just how hard our country has to work to make America more competitive with the rest of the world. Sen. Reid traveled to China with a bipartisan delegation and discussed various issues including clean energy, human rights and jobs.
Harry Reid joins us to talk about his recent trip to China and how the continuing budget battle and partisan divide in Washington impacts how he will approach issues like clean energy and global competitiveness.
A U.S. led coalition carried out air strikes over Libya last week. Meanwhile the earthquake in Japan has prompted lawmakers in The United State to take a look at nuclear safety in this county and it's even started whispers of how Yucca Mountain could factor into that conversation. It's also the one year anniversary of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. And on top of all that, congress is still fighting over how to trim the federal budget. Congresswoman, Shelly Berkley joins us to talk about those issues.