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  1. just asking questions
    Nevada’s Political Oracle on the State’s Crucial MidtermsJon Ralston thinks early voting numbers so far give Democrats reason to be optimistic.
  2. family values
    Adam Laxalt’s Extended Family Can’t Stop Dunking On HimOver a dozen members of Nevada’s esteemed Laxalt family published a letter endorsing Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto.
  3. early and often
    If Democrats Can’t Save Catherine Cortez Masto, What Hope Do They Have?The Nevada senator and Harry Reid protégé trails her GOP rival Adam Laxalt. Her defeat could be devastating for Biden’s agenda and her party’s future.
  4. 2022 midterms
    Trump Had a Good, But Not Perfect, Primary NightNevada Republicans largely went MAGA and South Carolina impeachment backer Tom Rice went down. But Nancy Mace managed to overcome Trump’s attacks.
  5. 2022 midterms
    Nevada Democrats Could Lose It All in 2022Democrats’ struggles with support among working-class Nevada voters may let Republicans sweep the state and pick up a crucial U.S. Senate seat.
  6. obits
    Harry Reid and the Power of PersistenceReid’s unlikely climb to power and his record as Senate Democratic leader were a testament to his determined loyalty to his party and his state.
  7. 2020 hindsight
    New 2020 Autopsy: Demographics Won’t Save DemocratsIn Nevada, high turnout made the electorate more diverse but no more Democratic, while in Wisconsin white working-class Democrats kept dying off.
  8. voting rights
    Believe It or Not, Some States Are Making It Easier to VoteAmid the outcry over Republican-led states restricting voting opportunities, some states are moving in the opposite direction.
  9. covid-19
    How the Pandemic and a Bunch of Lunatics Taught Me to DriveA carless liberal flees New York City for Reno.
  10. covid-19
    Gambling With the VirusInside Nevada’s casinos, it’s almost like the pandemic never happened.
  11. labor
    Nevada Sex Workers Are Getting Stiffed by Brothels, the Government — and COVIDBarred from both working and receiving unemployment benefits, sex workers are struggling to survive the inequality of the socially distanced economy.
  12. coronavirus
    Trump Holds Indoor Rally Outside Las Vegas, Defying State COVID GuidelinesThe Trump campaign seems to have learned little since its last indoor rally, which was tied to a local uptick in coronavirus cases.
  13. vision 2020
    Trump Threatens to Cut Off Funds for States That Expand Voting by MailThere’s no legal theory supporting presidential intervention in state election decisions, so Trump may just be preparing to challenge adverse results.
  14. vision 2020
    Biden Needs Latinos for Any Raid on Sun Belt Red StatesThis is one minority group with which Joe Biden’s name is not golden.
  15. democratic primaries
    Nevada Results 2020: Live UpdatesEverything you need to know about the Nevada caucuses, including vote totals — when available — and Bernie Sanders’s path to victory in the state.
  16. vision 2020
    Steyer Gets Return on Ad Investment, Makes Des Moines Debate StageA big Steyer Surge in polling in Nevada and South Carolina commensurate with his big spending will get his rivals’ attention.
  17. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s Star Is Rising, But There Are Major Hurdles AheadHarris is beginning to show the promise that made her an early favorite. But her path to the Democratic nomination is narrow and perilous.
  18. vision 2020
    The Iowa Caucuses Aren’t Going Anywhere. Get Used to It.Complaints about Iowa’s unfair influence tend to miss that it’s already ceded a bit of power, and creating a new system is exceedingly difficult.
  19. vision 2020
    The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020There are no states that look like ripe fruit for Trump, though Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, and maybe Virginia are possibilities.
  20. electoral college
    Nevada Governor Vetoes National Popular Vote Bill for Some Stupid ReasonThe bill “could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests,” the governor said, stupidly.
  21. vision 2020
    Caucuses Aren’t King on the Democratic Campaign Trail AnymoreTen states will move toward primaries, and it should boost turnout in 2020.
  22. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Need 2016 Support Levels to Win Lots of DelegatesThe 15 percent minimum threshold for winning delegates will make it easier for front-runners like Sanders and Biden to hog them.
  23. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  24. politics
    Nevada Becomes First State With Women-Majority LegislatureIt really was the “year of the woman” at the state legislative level.
  25. politics
    The Nevada GOP Shunned Republican Pimp Dennis Hof, Then He DiedThe state party plans a push to get Hof elected, even though he died earlier this week.
  26. Primaries Set Up Big General-Election BattlesFrom a wave of Democratic woman in Virginia to a shot at a GOP Senate seat in Nevada, the June 12 primaries set tables for a November banquet.
  27. GOP Could Get Even Trumpier in June 12 PrimariesThe primaries range from big gubernatorial fights in South Carolina and Nevada to open House races in Virginia to ranked-choice voting in Maine.
  28. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  29. Heller’s Hamlet Act on Health Care Bombing Back HomeFor a long time Dean Heller looked likely to thwart his party’s drive for health-care legislation. Then he flipped back, but the GOP failed anyway.
  30. Governors Blast ‘Skinny Repeal.’ Could That Cost the GOP a Key Senate Vote?Senator Heller suggested he’d stand by Nevada’s Republican governor, coming out against the Senate bill.
  31. O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After 9 Years in PrisonA four-member parole board voted unanimously to set Simpson free as soon as October.
  32. Nevada Is Considering a Revolutionary Health-Care ExperimentGet ready for “Medicaid for all.”
  33. Once-in-a-Decade Storm Slams California and NevadaThe “pineapple express” — so named because it brings moisture from Hawaii — is wreaking havoc.
  34. Harry Reid Says the DNC Was ‘Worthless’ Under Debbie Wasserman SchultzThe Democrats’ departing Senate leader tells some hard truths about the party’s state-level struggles.
  35. Trump Sues Nevada for Letting Too Many Latinos Vote. The Judge Was Not Pleased.Trump claimed that early-voting hours were unlawfully extended at a Mexican grocery store, and wanted to learn the names of the poll workers involved.
  36. If Early Latino Voters Win Nevada For Clinton, Trump’s Path to Win Gets NarrowHillary Clinton has a big lead in early voting in the battleground state.
  37. early and often
    New Polls Show More Trouble for Trump and the GOPClinton is up 12 points in the first poll conducted after the final debate, and the biggest red state in the country may be coming within her reach.
  38. Clinton Takes Lead in Post-Debate Polls of 4 Battleground StatesCrushing Trump in a nationally televised debate seems to be paying off.
  39. The Grudge Match to Succeed Harry Reid — and Control the SenateThe Senate Democratic leader is retiring, and his bitter enemies the Koch Brothers are trying hard to deny him a chosen successor.
  40. the environment
    As America’s Largest Reservoir Hits Record Low, a Dam Debate ReturnsNow that the Colorado River basin’s water supply is drying up, should we consider undoing some of America’s greatest engineering feats?
  41. Bernie Sanders and the DNC Are Fighting AgainDays after Sanders supporters got violent in Nevada, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is calling the campaign’s response “unacceptable,” while Team Bernie accuses her of “throwing [undue] shade.”
  42. Sandoval Declines Supreme Court ConsiderationThat was fast.
  43. the national circus
    The GOP Is Still in Denial About Donald Trump — and Ted Cruz, TooWishful thinking among the Establishment won’t change what South Carolina reaffirmed: Those guys aren’t going anywhere.  
  44. liveblog
    Liveblog: South Carolina and Nevada VoteWatch the results come in with Daily Intelligencer.
  45. Clinton Escapes Nevada, Licks Chops for Next RoundSanders’s strong performance among Latinos and continued domination of the youth vote are good signs for him later — but not right away!
  46. early and often
    Key Nevada Union Won’t Endorse Either DemocratThe labor organization is saving its political energy for the general.
  47. Move to Missoula If You Want to Survive the Zombie ApocalypseResearchers at Cornell University advise staying away from Pennsylvania if you want to hide when the world ends.
  48. gross racists
    Nevada State Assembly Won’t Be Run by a Racist, Sexist Homophobe After AllSorry, Ira Hansen.
  49. jerks
    New Nevada Assembly Leader Is a Racist HomophobeMeet Ira Hansen.
  50. gross racists
    Racist Libertarian Hero Cliven Bundy Is Back With a Bizarre Campaign Ad For a third-party candidate.
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