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Michael Mishak

Blog Post Archive

GOP appeals for money to avoid 'stealing of elections'
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008
The Republican National Committee is using the specter of voter fraud to raise money to ensure the November elections are "clean and fair."
Nevada political roundup: Ad targets McCain on Yucca
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, with the help of Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, unveiled its second ad on Yucca Mountain today.
The changing West
Monday, Aug. 18, 2008
Nevada political roundup: Obama to visit Nevada Sunday (UPDATED)
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008
Nevada political roundup: Parties spar over gas prices
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008
Nevada political roundup: Dems upgrade Derby-Heller race (UPDATED)
Friday, Aug. 1, 2008
We lead today's Early Line with big news for Democrat Jill Derby and her campaign to unseat incumbent Rep. Dean Heller in Nevada's 2nd Congressional District. The Democratic National Campaign Committee has upgraded Derby's race to its top-tier list of targets, meaning she'll receive financial and field help from the national party.
Nevada political roundup: Dems launch Web sites
Thursday, July 31, 2008
The Nevada Democratic Party plans to unveil a new Web site this afternoon aimed at chronicling Gov. Jim Gibbons' missteps. The site also "invites the public to help us keep track of the governor."
Nevada political update: 3rd District a 'toss up'
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Bad news for Rep. Jon Porter. The Cook Political Report has upgraded the race for Nevada's 3rd District from "lean Republican" to "toss up."
UPDATED: Nevada political roundup: Berkley circulates article
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
UPDATE: Nevada political roundup: Dems' new numbers, group targets Reid
Friday, July 18, 2008
Early Liners: We're reporting remotely from the old homestead in Connecticut, where there are mosquitoes and high taxes, and what they say about heat vs. humidity is true.
UPDATE: Nevada daily political update: Hispanic vote, mortgage mess
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Nevada surfaced again in the national news today regarding the presidential election.
SEIU’s top two leaders quit (UPDATED)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

After months of vicious infighting, the two top officials of the Service Employees International Union Nevada have resigned.

Obama in Las Vegas on Tuesday
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama returns to Nevada next week as part of his "Change That Works for You" tour, his campaign just announced.
Titus lands financial help from mother ship
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Porter, Giuliani to split a fundraiser?
Monday, June 16, 2008
Trying to beat a federal campaign finance deadline, Rudy Giuliani is making the rounds, offering to appear at fundraisers for Republican candidates facing election this fall -- as long as he gets some of the cash, the New York Times reported Saturday.
GOP calling for office volunteers but don’t everyone sign up at once
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan has sent out an e-mail missive urging supporters to register to vote or update their registration, especially if they’ve moved recently.

MGM Mirage says strike will not delay project
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
McCain: Maybe we don’t need Yucca
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
WASHINGTON — Yucca Mountain dropped back into the presidential race today when Sen. John McCain suggested the planned nuclear waste dump outside of Las Vegas may not be needed after all.
Daskas pulls out of race against Porter (UPDATE)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Robert Daskas withdrew this morning from the race to unseat Republican Rep. Jon Porter in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District.
Daskas plays it safe
Monday, April 14, 2008
Labor v. Business over elections
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Big business is taking on big labor, via The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder.

It's feeling a lot like 2006
Monday, March 31, 2008
Jill Derby, the former university regent, is challenging Dean Heller, the former Nevada secretary of state, to represent the state's 2nd Congressional District. The topic of the day? Iraq.
Watch out teachers, Rick Berman is back
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Rick Berman, a Washington lobbyist and adman who has attacked Mothers Against Drunk Driving, tobacco opponents and advocates of healthier food, unveiled a multi-market, $1 million ad campaign today aimed at discrediting teachers unions, painting them as impediments to education reform.
Legislator hit with ethics complaint for not adequately disclosing his construction industry role
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
State Sen. Warren Hardy is facing state ethics violations stemming from his
role as president of the Las Vegas Chapter of the Associated Builders &
Contractors, a dues-supported organization dedicated to furthering the cause
of non-union shops in the construction industry.
Democrats do indeed suspend convention
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008
The Clark County convention wrapped around 4 p.m., after supporters from both campaigns voted to suspend the presidential delegate vote.
Democrats irate over today's convention
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008
Clinton, Obama reminding delegates to show up tomorrow
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008
Bill Richardson, passing the hat
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008
Derby expected to announce her candidacy Wednesday for Heller's congressional seat (UPDATED)
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
Mitt who?
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
Reversing course, national SEIU settles on Obama
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
One more thought on the Nevada caucuses
Monday, Feb. 4, 2008
Bush uses Las Vegas stage to address global war on terror
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

As part of his three-day tour devoted to promoting the agenda he outlined in
his final State of the Union address Monday, President Bush chose to speak to the Nevada Policy Research Institute today, thinking it the appropriate audience to highlight the global war on terror.

Hangin' at Sheldon's party house
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008
Bush, in Las Vegas, defends troop surge (updated)
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008
Derby reconsiders landscape
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008
At least Bush finds love in the California delegation
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008
From the Luxor
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008
Following up the Paris Las Vegas incident
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008
Incident at Paris Las Vegas (UPDATED)
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
Edwards won't be hanging around past Friday
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
Ron Paul bash-a-looza
Friday, Jan. 11, 2008
Richardson planning to end it?
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008
First big Democratic visit tomorrow
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008
Culinary indeed backs Obama
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008