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2008 Caucus Trivia Game

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Data gathering, question creation and editing: April Corbin, Stephanie Kishi, Jenna Kohler, Matt Toplikar, Dave Toplikar, Andy Samuelson, Billy Steffens

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

Photo: Senator Dean Heller
Sen. Dean Heller: Can’t live without FaceTime, puts family first
Q+A:
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Sen. Dean Heller.
Photo: This is a tunnel seen during a public open house o
Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report Thursday saying ...
Photo: Michelle Fiore takes part in Alan Stock's radio pr
Michele Fiore removed from Assembly leadership positions
Embattled Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has been ousted from her two positions in the legislative hierarchy. Assembly Speaker Designate John Hambrick announced ...
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid walks to meet wi
Congressional session is finally over: So what was in it for Nevada?
Washington:
Tax breaks and lands bills got the OK and Yucca Mountain got another stiff-arm during the lame-duck session of Congress, but Nevada lawmakers didn't get everything ...
Photo: Reid Gardner Station, a coal fired power plant in
Regulators again reject Moapa solar plant; Reid Gardner still set to close this month
State regulators quashed NV Energy’s plans to build a 175-megawatt solar farm on the Moapa Band of Paiutes’ Indian Reservation, saying the company was trying to ...
Sandoval names 3 judges to new Court of Appeals
Gov. Brian Sandoval today named three Nevada judges to sit on the newly created Court of Appeals. The governor selected ...
Photo: Hyde Park Middle School teachers Stephanie Cooper
Battle lines: Why unions are preparing for assault in Legislature
State Government:
Public employee unions are gearing up for a battle against Republicans in the 2015 legislative session. Conservative lawmakers and activists are rallying to upend some of the state’s collective bargaining laws, the rules that guarantee unions the right to negotiate ...
Photo: President Barack Obama returns a salute as he step
Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law
With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over ...
Photo: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with reporters on Ca
Heller says Ted Cruz shows ‘disrespect’ for Senate colleagues
Count Nevada Sen. Dean Heller among Senate Republicans frustrated at the antics of colleague Ted Cruz, who kept the Senate open Saturday and allowed Sen. Harry Reid to ...
Heller assigned to powerful Senate Finance panel
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller has announced he'll be serving on the powerful Senate Finance Committee during the upcoming congressional session. The Republican senator is adding the assignment to ...

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