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2008 Elections

2008 Caucus Trivia Game

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Game developed by: Sean Hellwig.

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

County commissioner pitches plan to combat climate change
Clark County needs to do more to combat climate change, including hiring a sustainability manager and adopting a climate action plan, Commissioner Justin Jones said. “The state of Nevada is really making a major commitment from the
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No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit
Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling ....
Commissioners delay vote designating Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Clark County commissioners delayed voting today on a resolution to designate an Indigenous Peoples’ Day after they couldn’t agree on whether it should fall on Columbus Day. Commissioner Larry Brown said he supported the ...
Titus, Parkland congressman talk about gun safety legislation
Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla., are connected by tragedy: both have seen a mass shooting. U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., among House Democrats working on ...
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Nye County officials on Yucca Mountain: ‘Let’s sit down and talk’
Nevada leaders have long pushed back against the development of a permanent nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. Yet officials in Nye County have been much more willing …
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High-capacity magazines get new scrutiny as Congress returns
Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casualties ...
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Former pro-union labor secretary campaigns in Nevada for Biden
Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis,a prominent pro-labor voice in the push for union votes in as the kickoff to the presidential primary season hits the homestretch, campaigned for former Vice President Joe Biden …
Photo: Andre Wade, director of Silver State Equality, sit
Nevada gay rights group delves into politics in its push for equality
Silver State Equality, which was launched late last year, aims to ensure equality for every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individual nationwide by ...
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DNC chairman effectively kills plans for virtual caucuses
Democrats' plans for virtual presidential caucuses in Iowa and Nevada are effectively dead as the national party chairman said Friday the results would be vulnerable to ...
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Why the 2020 criminal justice debate is completely different
“This is a conversation that is unrecognizable from 10 years ago — even five years ago — when these kinds of proposals wouldn’t have been floated in backrooms, let alone in public.”

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