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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

Photo: Dennis Harvey, center, former Mayor Barry's godson
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Marion Barry, 78, former four-term mayor of the District of Columbia died on Sunday. He first made a name for himself in the South as a leader in the civil rights movement and brought his fierce advocacy to D.C. to support the fight for local residents to be freed from the rule of Congress to manage their own city affairs. But he will also be remembered for one night in 1990 when he was caught on video lighting a crack pipe in an FBI sting operation.
Photo: Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on
Nevada Assembly’s speaker-elect steps down amid racism controversy
Politics: Hansen claims he was victim of ‘orchestrated attack’
After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen announced that he would not lead the chamber ...
Photo: Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on
Report: Amid racism scandal, Nevada Assembly speaker-elect steps down
POLITICS:
After facing a firestorm of criticism for racist comments he made publicly, incoming Assembly Speaker Ira Hansen signaled to his colleagues that he will not lead the chamber during ...
Photo: Lorella Praeli and her mother Chela Praeli listen
What Obama said in Las Vegas and what it means
Politics:
The success of President Obama’s freshly signed deal to spare millions from deportation hinges on how well he sells it to Americans. He’s counting on newly famous Las Vegan ...
Photo: President Barack Obama speaks about immigration, F
Blog: President Obama’s landmark immigration speech in Las Vegas
Astrid Silva, Las Vegas' now famous immigration activist, introduces President Barack Obama. "This announcement will change so many lives, including my own," Silva says.
Photo: Patricia Ashworth protests outside Del Sol High Sc
Protesters on both sides of immigration issue turn out for Obama visit to Las Vegas
The national rancor over immigration spilled onto a quiet Las Vegas high school campus this morning, as protesters on both sides of the issue turned out for President Obama’s ...
Photo: President Barack Obama announces executive actions
Obama’s immigration decision has precedents, but may set a new one
President Barack Obama’s planned action to shield millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation and grant them work permits opens a new front in the decadeslong debate over the scope of presidential authority. Although Obama is not breaking new ground by ...
Photo: Activists at a Las Vegas community center watch pa
‘It’s so exciting’: How Obama’s plan could benefit Nevada families
Immigration:
President Barack Obama’s plan to reform the country’s immigration system could have a big impact on Nevada, which has the biggest ...
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stands next to a
Why Obama’s speech may be unofficial launch of Reid’s re-election campaign
When President Barack Obama stands on the stage at a Las Vegas high school today and rallies support for his immigration policies, Sen. Harry Reid will be right by the president's side. And he wants to make sure you ...
Photo: Miguel Amaral, at right, attempts to register vote
Nevada’s Hispanic voters stayed home, drifted away from Democrats
There were no lines winding out the door, and occasionally idle poll workers would step outside and look around like the early arrivals to a party wondering if they have the wrong address. Miguel Amarista, a registered Democrat, made the trip to his polling place in East Las Vegas on election day ...

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