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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
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

Photo: Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., second from left, accomp
Sen. Heller’s views on gun background checks are more complex than you think
The conventional wisdom in Nevada politics is that Sen. Dean Heller doesn’t support expanding background checks for would-be gun owners. The reality may be more nuanced than that.
Photo: FILE: Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) attends a ra
As Congress debates VA reform, Rep. Dina Titus spends long nights in committee hearings
washington:
While Congress works to to pass a VA reform bill, the House Veterans Affairs Committee has ramped up, going from once-a-week hearings on various veterans issues to ...
Photo: In this Nov. 13, 2013, file photo, Sen. John McCai
Arizona’s John McCain: Inmate’s execution was torture
U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture. The Republican who represents the conservative state told Politico that ...
Photo: Rendering of the proposed MLS stadium in downtown
With a $29 million funding gap, Las Vegas works to pull together Major League Soccer bid
Developers proposing a $201 million Major League Soccer stadium must first plug a $29 million funding gap and reduce the taxpayers' share of the project's costs, according to city officials and records obtained by the Las Vegas Sun. The records show that the city of Las Vegas is proposing picking up 74 percent of the stadium's ...
Photo: Ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, holds his arm
Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced to time served in California chase
A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly was ordered to two years and eight months in prison, although a judge ruled he's already fulfilled his sentence. Steven Brooks was...
Photo: Republican Mark Amodei speaks at a victory party i
Rep. Mark Amodei’s bill shows Nevada needs Congress’ OK to do anything with its land
Washington Memo:
Much of Congress’ attention this week was on the Veterans Affairs Department, from picking its new leader to trying to agree on a health care reform bill before the August recess. Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican, voted with his ...
Photo: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ce
U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the ...
‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221221-90/blm-county-federal-law.html.csp
Photo: In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh
U.S. senator accused of plagiarism in thesis
Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and ...
Photo: North Las Vegas interim city manager Qiong Liu out
Once teetering toward insolvency, North Las Vegas has a new executive who’s prepared for tough decisions
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New North Las Vegas interim City Manager Qiong Liu isn’t afraid of a challenge. Liu left behind a lucrative engineering career in the private sector to work in government because she wanted to solve problems that affect people’s daily lives. She’ll have plenty of problems to address in her new role as North Las Vegas’ top executive. Only a few months ago...

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