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2008 Elections

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
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: Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani anno
With Giunchigliani’s entry, field grows for Nevada governor’s race
With Gov. Brian Sandoval term-limited, the Democratic race to succeed him gained another long-anticipated contender from Southern Nevada on Wednesday. Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani officially launched her campaign for governor on the steps of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, saying Sandoval, a Republican, had set a good foundation.
Guest column: Why I am a Democrat
The Democratic Party is not about one candidate or one campaign; this party is an institution for every American who believes in lifting up working families and worker rights ...
Photo: Congressman Ruben Kihuen, center, D-Nev, talks wit
Democrats eye Dream Act’s passage as Trump seeks deal
Democrats are advocating for the passage of a long-proposed immigration bill as President Donald Trump pushes to tie a border wall to deportation relief for young immigrants ...
Photo: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., visi
In LV, Pelosi thanks UMC for response to shooting, talks Obamacare changes
Pelosi visited the hospital days after President Donald Trump ended a key component of the Affordable Care Act that helped insurance providers cover costs ...
‘Public sentiment is everything’: Pelosi quotes Lincoln when asked about gun control
The shooting on Las Vegas’s Strip on Oct. 1 spurred a focus on gun control legislation in Congress, at least among Democrats ...
Lawsuit seeks to strike down Nevada's recall election laws
A federal lawsuit challenging petitions to recall three Nevada state senators in districts with significant Hispanic and African-American populations alleges the effort is an unconstitutional attempt to replace ...
Photo: Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., right, and Rep. Cresent
Longtime Yucca Mountain booster in Congress makes his pitch in Nevada
An Illinois congressman who is pushing legislation tied to the proposed Yucca Mountain dump is presenting his point of view on the topic to a group of Northern Nevada business owners. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., is visiting the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce for ...
Photo: Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night host, in his shows gr
Q+A: Jimmy Kimmel talks national tragedies, health care and Twitter feuds
Kimmel was tearful as he spoke about the Oct. 1 shooting massacre that occurred at a country-music festival in Las Vegas, his hometown. He also used that monologue to advocate for gun control and said that political leaders including ...
Photo: Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval gives opening re
Governors bullish on battery storage as boon to solar energy
National Clean Energy Summit:
"You see all the solar generation that we have here, and when you put that together with the storage, that’s going to be fabulous for Las Vegas.”
Photo: Guns with sound suppressors are displayed in the S
Lawsuit filed over Nevada’s mothballed background check law
A background check law that’s gone unimplemented in Nevada since voters approved it in November is now the subject of a lawsuit from a group that wants it enforced. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, the same day ...

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