It's Thursday, the last day of the Republican National Convention. So far, they haven't offered much substance. They'd better seize the day and pull this one out.
In a new television ad for the state of Nevada, the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama criticized John McCain's support of opening up Yucca Mountain as storage facility for nuclear waste. The ad hit McCain hard saying that he supports nuclear waste in Nevada, but not in his own backyard of Arizona.
Here is the ad:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had some harsh words for President Bush's announcement that there will be a halt to troop withdrawals from Iraq in July. Bush also announced that he is cutting the length of troop tours from 15 months down to a year. However, this change doesn't impact troops already on the front lines.
This week the Senate will move to reconsider the Foreclosure Prevention Act, which is a bill that would allow families who are facing foreclosure, due to increases in their adjustable rate mortgages, to stay in their homes. Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) held a press conference to discuss the bill.