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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

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Video: New Trump ad paints a stark portrait of America if Clinton elected
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is expanding its general election television ad blitz this week, launching its first spot in Nevada and four other battleground states ....
Photo: Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner glances
Weiner's wife is leaving him amid a new sexting scandal
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former New York congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal ...
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Trump plans detailed immigration talk as questions remain
Donald Trump says he'll deliver a detailed speech Wednesday on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration — but it's anyone's guess what he will say ...
Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee
Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions ...
Mr. Trump, please accept this ‘apology’ from the media
EDITORIAL:
Donald Trump deserves an apology. A huge one, of course. It’s time to admit Trump was right ...
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Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Sunday he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally ...
Photo: Rep. Cresent Hardy, right, cooks potatoes May 6, 2
Cresent Hardy puts head down for tough House re-election bid
It was the perfect campaign setup for a Republican congressional candidate who showed up in an F-350 pickup and dusty work boots: a room full of potential voters settling in for a barbecue lunch he brought them on a recent Friday at the senior center in rural Pahrump. But instead of shaking hands inside, Rep. Cresent Hardy spent much of his time outside ...
Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?
With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment. If Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House, expect her to mount a rescue effort ...
Photo: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Clinton invokes father's memory to hit Trump on business
Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump's checkered business past: her dad. As the Democratic presidential nominee works to undercut Trump's economic record and promote her plans for small businesses, she is invoking memories of her late father's Chicago drapery business ...
Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's stops in Bangladesh and India come amid increasing concerns about terrorism in both South Asian nations ...

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