Obama Ad Slams McCain on Yucca Mountain

ImageIn 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.

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Reid Reacts to GAO Report on Pakistan

ImageThe non-partisan General Accounting Office issued a report today that concluded that U.S. has not met its security goals in Pakistan's tribal region. Because of this al-Qaeda has regained its attack capability. The report also found that the Bush administration has no security plan for this region.

Reid: Bush Only Has Exit Strategy for Himself

ImageSenate 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.

Sens. Reid and Dodd Talk About the Housing Crisis

ImageThis 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.