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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: Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on
Ira Hansen, ousted Assembly speaker, not guilty in trapping case
Embattled Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen was found innocent after facing a misdemeanor charge of illegally setting animal traps. A judge ...
Photo: Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen delivers the State of t
Nevada Supreme Court rejects bid to remove Henderson mayor
The Nevada Supreme Court has dismissed petitions seeking the removal of Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen over term limits. The court unanimously ruled that Rick Workman, who ran against Hafen, had no standing to ...
Photo: People vote at Jo Mackey Magnet Elementary School
Interactive: Where voter turnout was highest (and lowest) in Clark County
Election 2014:
The story of the 2014 election in Nevada in many ways boils down to a single factor: voter turnout. A lack of prominent races on the ballot and growing disenchantment with President Barack Obama kept voters, especially Democrats, at home on election day. Statewide, overall voter turnout was 45 percent, the lowest since 1978. That's well below ...
Photo: Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on
From racism controversy to court: Hansen faces animal-trapping charge
Facing a misdemeanor charge for illegally setting animal traps, embattled Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen insists he is the target of a vendetta spurred by ...
Photo: President Barack Obama tries to quiet one of three
Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy
Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they ...
Outgoing Nevada attorney general will become higher ed official
Nevada's outgoing attorney general will become a top official in the Nevada System of Higher Education starting next year. The system announced Tuesday that Catherine Cortez Masto will ...
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks
Why Senate Republicans may end up embracing Harry Reid procedural rule
Politics:
With the White House needing Senate approval to fill a host of federal posts, Republicans are wondering whether to adopt a rule used by their nemesis they vilified as ...
Photo: From left, Nevada Assembly members Jason Frierson,
Who will replace Hansen after racism scandal? Here are six possibilities
Nevada Politics:
Four Assembly Republicans are on the short list to replace the party’s outgoing speaker designee, Ira Hansen, for the ...
Photo: Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on
Sandoval says he asked Hansen to step down over ‘offensive’ remarks
Politics:
Gov. Brian Sandoval asked Ira Hansen to step down as the Assembly speaker during a private meeting in Carson City. The development is the latest break in ...
Video: ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ take on how laws are made
Remember Schoolhouse Rock? We wrote in July that the cartoon doesn't quite depict how a bill becomes a law. It can take years for ...

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