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Justice Dept. tough on Nevada official's former firm
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Century Financial and its auditor KPMG are the subject of a tough Justice Department report, according to the New York Times.

Rogich rises with McCain
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Las Vegas image maven and former Reagan and Bush administration official Sig Rogich has been named chairman of an outside group of media strategists to Sen. John McCain, Chris Cilliza reports.
Dems regroup for county convention, Take Two
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
As the Sun reported last week, a committee including a party luminary and representatives of the two
campaigns will help run the Clark County Democratic Convention, which ended
in chaos and a suspension of the voting last month.
Marital problems at the governor's mansion
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

The Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting that Gov. Jim Gibbons and his family will meet this weekend to discuss the future of his marriage to Dawn.

Nevada redux
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Several of the leading players in the dogfight between Illnois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton here in Nevada have moved on to the next battlegrounds: Ohio and Texas.

State Democrats preparing to handle the county delegates convention (UPDATED)
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

Following the debacle that was theClark County Democratic Convention Saturday, the campaigns and the state party are stepping in to ensure the do-over is done right.



Clark County Dems suspend caucus voting
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008
Early tally for Clinton
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008
Confused scene at Democratic convention
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008
Horsford's precinct chooses against his candidate: Obama
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008
Clinton demographic holds, at least in one precinct
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008
Chaos, big turnouts at some Democratic sites
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008
Nevada caucuses as a craps shoot (Oh we hate the metaphor)
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008
Romney focusing on Nevada over S.C.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
Clinton attacks Obama on Social Security
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
Clinton on the economy— and the Detroit reporter who asked about something else
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
Kerry to teachers: Embrace the Strip sites
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
Obama asks supporters to refrain from negativity
Monday, Jan. 14, 2008
A different scene in Reno
Monday, Jan. 14, 2008
Sen. Reid a no comment on caucus lawsuit (UPDATED)
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008
Obama upping Nevada stakes; Kerry kicks Clinton
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008
The precinct that snubbed roast beef
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008
When in Iowa in November I met a guy at an Obama event named Jerry David Flusche, who works for a wind power company and seemed like a really cool guy. Like most Nevada Democrats, he'd never caucused before. After seeing Obama in Fairfield, Iowa, the funkiest town in the entire state, he decided to caucus for Obama. Well, Mr. Flusche sent me an email last night with a description of his first caucus. I've edited for length and a little over-the-top editorializing on his part.
Going to her strength
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008
Note Politico’s Ben Smith account of a Saturday Clinton event at which she took questions for 1 hour 50 minutes. This is astounding, especially for a campaign that was so tightly controlled in Iowa, as well as New Hampshire, before this weekend. As Smith and others note, she’s great at this format because there’s just no issue she doesn’t have down cold. And, it’s the type of format that New Hampshire, from my previous experience here, LOVES. They’ll be swooning about these events in the papers, on talk radio and word of mouth.
Growing testy over Obama
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008
This Washington Post story is fascinating for a number of reasons. It details how perturbed Clinton supporters in New Hampshire are with the rise of Obama.
Clinton camp lowering expectations
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008
Ben Smith at Sun partner Politico, Obama has surged to a 10 point lead in the closely watched NN/WMUR poll here. The same poll yesterday showed a tight race, but the the public is now tuned in and overnight Obama opened a huge lead, which matches other polls from yesterday.
Clinton braced for no Culinary nod
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008
Politico.com is reporting this important bit of Nevada news: "(A) loss in New Hampshire, coupled with Obama’s presumed strength in South Carolina, could leave Clinton without a safe harbor to catch her breath before Feb. 5..."

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