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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

Hillary Clinton to talk about immigration, families with young Nevadans
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will travel Tuesday to Las Vegas, where she will discuss immigration reform during a roundtable at Rancho High School.
Clinton has made her presidential campaign about the people
Guest Column:
Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president of the United States is not about her; it’s about the American people — who we are, what we need and where we see this nation going. That’s why she’s been traveling the country — first to Iowa and New Hampshire, and coming to Nevada this Tuesday — meeting with people in small, intimate groups; talking from the heart with veterans, business owners, students and fellow grandmothers; and listening to folks tell their personal stories of struggle and triumph. As she put it, “No one is disposable. Every life matters.”
Sandoval buries time capsule to mark Nevada’s 150th birthday
Special items from Las Vegas and Nevada's 150th birthday have been buried in a time capsule for 50 years. Gov. Brian Sandoval and former Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki met Friday morning at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas to do the honors. The capsule ...
Ely officials oppose attempts to dissolve city
Representatives from one of Nevada's tiniest cities say they're strongly opposed to attempts to dissolve the city. Republican Sen. Pete Goicoechea is sponsoring SB238, which was discussed Friday in the Assembly Government Affairs Committee. The measure would ...
Photo: Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges a guest in the ga
Why today’s economic forum matters for Nevada’s future
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It’s a day state budget wonks anticipate every session. And it will ignite the endgame discussion about funding the state budget and levying new tax proposals. Lawmakers, bureaucrats and lobbyists will tune in for ...
Photo: Nevada State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, tak
Growth industry: Nevada lawmakers get up-close view of Colorado’s pot business
Sen. Patricia Farley, R-Las Vegas, said a recent fact-finding trip to Colorado for a look at that state's marijuana industry "really opened my mind." What she discovered included ...
Photo: President Barack Obama signs the Medicare Access a
Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library
President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library. The University of Chicago, where Obama once taught law, will develop the library along with ...
Photo: Nevada Assemblyman John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, tal
Effort to recall GOP Assembly Speaker Hambrick falls short
A preliminary count shows an effort to recall Republican Nevada Assembly Speaker John Hambrick has fallen far short of the number of signatures needed to ...
Photo: Congresswoman Dina Titus makes a few remarks durin
Rep. Dina Titus in no hurry to decide about Senate bid
Democratic Congresswoman Dina Titus says she's considering running for the Senate seat soon to be vacated by retiring Sen. Harry Reid, but isn't in a hurry to make a decision. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Thursday on the prospect of Titus ...
Photo: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand P
Something important is happening in Nevada, and it’s bad for Rand Paul
A couple years ago, Nevada seemed to be Rand Paul's ace in the hole in the 2016 presidential race. That's looking less and less ...

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