Senator Harry Reid has gone all in on the tax issue. In an interview with the Huffington Post this week, he accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of not paying income taxes for a decade. So is the Senate Majority Leader trying to keep up the pressure on Mitt Romney or is this a genuine issue? What impact would it have on the campaign if Mitt Romney had paid little or no taxes for a number of years? Nevada's senior senator has also got himself into a shouting match over Yucca Mountain. So what's happening in Washington?
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has seen bureaucratic turmoil in recent months as the chairman departs and Congress tries to appoint two new members. The issue that's driven all the turmoil is whether or not former Chairman Gregory Jaczko was sticking to the commission's business or trying to stymie Yucca Mountain. We look at what's been happening and how it will affect the future of Yucca Mountain.
Senator Harry Reid was determined to avoid a primary for the US Senate nomination. Former candidate Byron Georgiou was pushed out of the race but that has not deterred Democrat Barry Ellsworth who is running on an anti-incumbent platform. He argues that Congress is financed by corporate America and that has led to major policy failures.
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.
As Senate Majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid has been at the center of negotiations to avert a budget shutdown. The crisis was only resolved at the eleventh hour on Friday night. We discuss the role Sen. Reid played in those negotiations and what is likely to happen in the coming weeks as the Congress grapples with a new budget and raising the nation's debt, which will have to be done by May.
The new Congress has just started meeting and the Democrats will be playing much more defense over the next two years. Recently re-elected Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid joins us to talk about the next two years, the threat to repeal The Affordable Care Act possible solutions to Nevada's economic woes. He will also be taking your questions.
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.
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.
"Nevada in 2010," writes New Yorker Staff Writer Nicholas Lemann, "is a kind of pilgrims' shrine for people who don't like the direction the American government has taken since 2008, when Democrats had control of both houses of Congress and won the White House." Lemann visited Nevada to see what both candidates were doing to win the race that continues to be far too close to call.
The first big debate is coming up between gubernatorial Rory Reid and Brian Sandoval this weekend. And the Democratic candidate has launched a new plan, which he says balances the budget without raising taxes.
Sen. Harry Reid has never been really popular but his negatives are dangerously, some say even terminally, high. Republicans say he is no longer the independent Nevadan that he was when he was sent to Washington, but has become a major force for the liberal agenda in Washington. But is that enough to generate all the anger that is now focused on him? Has he been victimized by the circumstances of the recession and historically high unemployment in Nevada? Or has he simply failed to deliver what he says he has?
About 100 top Nevada Republicans have publicly declared their support for the re-election bid of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat. We talk with several of the Republicans who are supporting Reid in 2010, including political fixer Sig Rogich; Otto Merida, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce;
Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud, publisher of Las Vegas Black Image Magazine.
The Senate majority leader joins us to discuss security threats in light of the recent cyber-attack on The White House, the Pentagon and New York Stock Exchange. He also discusses health-care reform and talk of a second Obama-sponsored economic stimulus plan.
Review-Journal columnist Doug Elfman and free-lance reporter Steve Friess of VegasHappensHere.com discuss tonight's scheduled
Caesars Palace fundraiser for Harry Reid that will feature President Obama along with performances by Bette Midler, Sheryl Crow and Rita Rudner.