Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will face further scrutiny from the House Ethics Committee. The watchdog decided to formally investigate allegations that the Las Vegas congresswoman lobbied to influence the Administration's decisions about kidney medicine at UMC in ways that helped her husband's medical practice. She has also sponsored legislation that improves federal support for kidney services. So will this hurt Berkley's campaign for Nevada's US Senate seat?
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.
The Super PACs are already duking it out with competing ads blackening Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, D-Las Vegas, as they begin campaigning for Nevada's Senate seat - a seat that may be pivotal in which party gains control of the United States Senate. Factcheck.org has already found that these negative ads are trading in exaggerations and falsehoods - themes that seem to echo through the rest of the campaign.
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.
Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has dogged him throughout his political career. Throughout the presidential campaign, it also looks as if there will be questions about whether religion will causes the first LDS candidate for president serious problems.
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.
Long-time state senator Bill Raggio passed away last night while he was traveling in Australia. The Washoe County Republican represented his Reno-area district in 19 sessions of the Nevada Legislature.
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.