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Voters arrive to caucus for the Republican presidential candidate in Las Vegas.

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Voters arrive to caucus for the Republican presidential candidate in Las Vegas.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 96%

That’s how frequently Nevada has voted with the presidential election winner in the past 25 elections spanning 100 years, the best record among all states. The only time during this span that Nevada didn’t side with the nationwide winner was...

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Mitt Romney with senior advisor Beth Myers  aboard his campaign plane.

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Mitt Romney with senior advisor Beth Myers aboard his campaign plane.

Romney: `Paid Taxes Every Year’

“I have paid taxes every year, and a lot of taxes,” Republican Mitt Romney said today. His unequivocal statement is a response to suggestions from Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate majority leader, that Romney has averted paying taxes for many...

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Jordan Hintz from Baker Company of the 1st battalion 7th Marines Regiment looks through his scope while on patrol in Sangin on June 10, 2012.

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Jordan Hintz from Baker Company of the 1st battalion 7th Marines Regiment looks through his scope while on patrol in Sangin on June 10, 2012.

Obama, Romney: `American Century’

Updated at 4:15 pm EDT It’s a sign of the “political season,” President Barack Obama said today, that anyone is talking about cutting defense spending at year’s end. “Let’s stop playing politics with our military,” Obama said in an address...

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Herman Cain with a supporter in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Herman Cain with a supporter in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

`Cain Train’ Chugs Into Reno, Makes `Robo-Calls,’ Tracking Obama

Been wondering what Herman Cain’s been up to? Well, even if more pressing matters have occupied your time, we’re here to tell you — today, he’s shadowing President Barack Obama in Reno, Nevada. As reported by ace Nevada political reporter...

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Elvis Presley impersonators on Las Vegas Blvd.

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Elvis Presley impersonators on Las Vegas Blvd.

Swing-State Presidential TV Ads — 142 a Day in Vegas Alone

Look at the economy. Look at the opinion polls. And look at the TV. Do all three, for an understanding of where the 2012 presidential contest stands today. In the midst of mixed signals about the American economy’s recovery, and...

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Tourists view a lion on top of a glass roof inside the MGM Resorts International casino in Las Vegas.

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Tourists view a lion on top of a glass roof inside the MGM Resorts International casino in Las Vegas.

Joblessness Down in Critical Cities

What happens in Las Vegas may stay there, but there’s less of it lately. Particularly in the way of joblessness. On a day when swing-state news is flying — with word of President Barack Obama holding an eight-point advantage over...

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Workers urge new citizens to register to vote after a naturalization ceremony in Miami.

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Workers urge new citizens to register to vote after a naturalization ceremony in Miami.

Magic Number of the Day: 6.2 million

That’s the number of Hispanics in Colorado, Florida and Nevada, according to Census Bureau population estimates as of July 1, 2011. There were 4.36 million Hispanics in Florida (23 percent of the population), 1.07 million in Colorado (21 percent) and...

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Mitt Romney campaigns in Naples, Fla., focusing on jobs and the economy in order to make inroads with Hispanic voters in Central Florida.

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Mitt Romney campaigns in Naples, Fla., focusing on jobs and the economy in order to make inroads with Hispanic voters in Central Florida.

Romney’s ‘Own Words’ in Spanish

Before this election contest is finished, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney will have had a heaping taste of their own words — in English, and in Spanish, too. Romney’s often-replayed remark about the very poor — “that’s not...

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