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Las Vegas and Nevada politics with Sun politics editor Michael Squires.

Post office, Senate race and taxes
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 (2 a.m.)
The post office is cutting costs, the Berkley-Adelson feud and taxes.

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Guns and federal judges, the 'Buffett Rule' and the GSA's big Las Vegas conference
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 (2 a.m.)
Sun politics editor Michael Squires talks to reporters about the nomination of Judge Elissa Cadish to the federal bench, the proposed "Buffett Rule" and the investigation into the General Service Administration's Las Vegas conference.

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Initiatives and federal judges
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 (2 a.m.)
Sun politics editor Michael Squires hosts a show discussing Senator Dean Heller's opposition of the nomination of federal judge and an update on the AFL-CIO's proposed initiatives.

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Lotteries, a challenge to state Sen. John Lee and cleaning up the Strip
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 (3:07 p.m.)
Nevada is the world's gambling capital but its residents must travel to neighboring states to buy lottery tickets, as we saw with the recent Mega Millions jackpot. We look at the politics behind the state's reluctance to adopt a lottery. State Sen. John Lee, D-Las Vegas, has a liberal challenger in the Democratic primary and it signals the left is using the tactics of the right. Finally, Clark County commissioners are looking at ways to clean up the Strip and one idea might get them in hot water with civil libertarians.

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Health care in court, Rep. Shelley Berkley faces ethics review
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 (11:38 a.m.)
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over the constitutionality of the federal health care law. We discuss how things might be shaping up. Rep. Shelley Berkley is running for Senate with the cloud of a House Ethics review. And Clark County officials change their tune on firefighters. We explain it all with Karoun Demirjian and Joe Schoenmann. Michael Squires hosts.

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Nevada is corruptible, impact of budget cuts and county elections shaping up
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 (10:04 a.m.)
Michael Squires interviews Anjeanette Damon, Joe Schoenmann, and David McGrath Schwartz

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Water rate hike, jobs and Bill Raggio
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 (6:04 p.m.)
Nevada added jobs for the first time since 2007. What does that mean for election season? Water bills are going up but not without some calls for change. And we remember Bill Raggio, who spent 38 years in the Legislature. David McGrath Schwartz, Joe Schoenmann and Michael Squires do the talking.

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Whittemore lawsuit and a water rate hike
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 (4:29 p.m.)
Former super lobbyist Harvey Whittemore is being sued by business partners and, in the process, lifting the curtain on inside political deals. The water authority wants to increase rates, but the Chamber of Commerce says business would bear the brunt of the increase. And Laughlin wants to incorporate. David McGrath Schwartz and Joe Schoenmann join us. Michael Squires hosts.

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Obama's young voter problem
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 (12:42 p.m.)
Young voters are dropping off the rolls at a fast clip, a trend that could be trouble for President Obama's reelection campaign. Also, how is local politics hurting Steve Wynn's plan to build a casino in Massachusetts? And what's the trouble in the Las Vegas Constable's office. Karoun Demirjian, David McGrath Schwartz and Joe Schoenmann join us. Michael Squires hosts.

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Gov. Sandoval embraces Obama administration programs
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 (4:04 p.m.)
Governor Brian Sandoval is supporting Obama Administration foreclosure prevention programs, getting him sideways with some conservatives. The state's Economic Forum met this week to see if the state is in the red or the black. The man some credit with saving the state from the Yucca Mountain nuke dump is under fire by his colleagues on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. And, finally, Congress agrees a payroll tax cut is needed but can't agree how. Anjeanette Damon, David McGrath Schwartz and Karoun Demirjian join us. Michael Squires hosts.

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