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2008 Elections

2008 Caucus Trivia Game

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From The Politics Blog

Las Vegas voting experience: Albertson's, banana bread and a beauty queen
During early voting at Albertson's, 2011 Miss Nevada Alana Lee cast her ballot -- amid no fanfare.
Buzzfeed: Romney campaign exaggerates size of Nevada event with altered image
http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-campaign-appears-to-exaggerate-size-of-neva
Oscar Goodman saddened at the death of his friend and mentor Arlen Specter
Oscar Goodman was a young law student looking for work when he met Arlen Specter in Philadelphia.
Watchdog group hounds government for files on Ensign case
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a formal complaint this week to force the DOJ to turn over files collected during its now-defunct ...
Ron Paul, Mitt Romney delegates stand at the ready
GOP chairman Reince Priebus officially gaveled open the 2012 Republican National Convention today, only to immediately close it for a day-long recess. Even though the ...
Nevada alternate delegate compares national conventions past and present
For Nevada politico Patty Cafferata, the intrigue, plotting and wariness among opposing factions at a national convention is nothing new. Cafferata has been attending conventions ...
Senate passes tax cut extension for those earning $250,000 or less
Democrats in the Senate faced down the closest thing to a legislative dare from Republican leaders Wednesday and passed a tax cut extension for those ...
Senate observes moment of silence in honor of Colorado shooting victims
Sen. Harry Reid led the Senate in a moment of silence Monday afternoon for the moviegoers who died in a horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., ...

Politics Stories

Republicans presenting bill repealing state's Common Core standards
A group of Nevada Republicans are leading the charge to repeal the state's Common Core K-12 education standards. Assemblyman Brent Jones is the primary bill sponsor of AB 303 and will present the bill Wednesday before ...
Photo: Yucca Mountain is located about 90 miles northwest
GOP budget plan would cut funds to fight Yucca Mountain
A group of Republican Assembly members who unveiled a no-new-tax budget wants Nevada to stop fighting a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The group is calling for some major cuts to ...
Assembly committee approves experimental-drug bill
Terminally ill patients would be allowed to try drugs not fully approved by the Federal Drug Administration under a bill approved today by the Assembly Health and Human Service Committee. Assemblyman James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas, the author of the bill, said ...
Photo: Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy addresses the crowd af
Cliven Bundy, supporters rally before state lawmakers
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities, came to Carson City Tuesday with scores of allies to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government. A bus from Phoenix and another from Las Vegas brought more than ...
Minor traffic infractions no longer criminal under proposed bill
Drivers who violate minor traffic laws should be issued a civil citation and not charged with a criminal offense, state Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, said today. Charging people criminally with ...
Republicans unveil no-new-taxes Nevada budget plan
A proposed no-new-taxes state budget plan was outlined today by a group of Republicans who called it a “living-within-our-means proposal.” The plan calls for spending ...
Early voting turnout light for municipal elections
In more than a week of early voting, just more than 17,500 people have cast ballots in municipal elections in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, a paltry turnout of just 4.2 percent of active registered voters. That’s not unusual for ...
Photo: Demonstrators protest against ride-hailing company
Cabbies protest bills that would allow ride-share services
Cab drivers and public-safety advocates gathered outside the state capitol and the Grant Sawyer State Office in Las Vegas today to protest proposed legislation to legalize ride-share services like Uber. The protests dovetailed with ...
Photo: Sen. Ruben Kihuen fires up the crowd during the Vo
State Sen. Ruben Kihuen announces 2016 bid for Congress
The seat is now held by U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, who was elected last year in an upset over former Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford.
Photo: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announc
What now? Here's how Harry Reid will likely spend his last months in the Senate
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says he wants to leave Congress at the top of his game. During his final two years in the Senate, he has a chance to do that if he ...

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