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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
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: Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford speaks during a
Nevada AG: State has plenty of reasons to defend the ACA
According to data from the Economic Policy Institute, 371,000 Nevadans would lose health care coverage, a 95% jump in the uninsured rate, if the Affordable Care Act is …
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Union to host Democratic presidential forum at UNLV
At least 15 Democratic presidential candidates are expected to take part in an August forum hosted by the American Federation of State, County and ...
DOJ lawyers try new tricks to undo Obamacare. Will it work?
Once again, the fate of the Affordable Care Act is before the courts. The health law has traveled all the way to the Supreme Court (twice!) and is highly likely to make another visit. On that path, the law made a stop Tuesday before ...
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Segerblom wants sales tax hike to fund schools
Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom said on Nevada Newsmakers that he is ready to start working to get more funding for the Clark County School District through a sales tax hike. The Nevada Legislature recently gave ...
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Rosen: Proposed tax credit would help veterans open businesses
U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., detailed her new policy proposal extending startup tax credits to some veteran-owned businesses during a stop today in Las Vegas ...
Photo: Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., speaks at the Battle Bor
Nevada trails national average for girls in computer courses
Nevada comes in under the national average for the number of girls in computer science courses, according to new research from the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code. Nationwide, 37.5% of elementary and high school students in ...
Photo: Supporters prepare to hear Sen. Elizabeth Warren,
Warren and Harris rise in polls, challenge Democratic male front-runners
In the span of just a few weeks, voters have pushed the race into a new, highly uncertain phase, propelling a pair of women toward the top of the Democratic pack at the expense of …
Photo: Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz testifies in committ
Schwartz to challenge Lee for Nevada House seat
Former Nevada state Treasurer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Schwartz is running for a suburban Las Vegas congressional seat held by ...
Photo: A Bernie Sanders supporter waits in line outside t
Nevada Democrats to launch caucus voting by phone for 2020
In a bid to increase voter accessibility in its first-in-the-West caucuses, the Nevada Democratic Party has unveiled its virtual caucus plan for 2020 ...
Photo: This photo shows the south portal of the proposed
State official: Consent-based nuclear waste storage bill may be changed to include Yucca Mountain
Federal legislation creating a consent-based process for bringing nuclear waste repositories online in the United States may be amended to include the restrictions for the proposed Yucca Mountain repository, according to Bob Halstead, executive director of the state’s Agency for Nuclear Projects. He said U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, was working on an amendment to ...

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