A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Weekend News Roundup

  • The North Lake Tahoe Bonanza reports that "green building" is coming to the Tahoe area. (Link)
  • Who will be take part in the Tahoe Environmental Summit this year the Bonanza wonders. The Ensignificant's office won't comment which either means POTUS is coming or no one's coming. I'm betting on the latter. (Link)
  • The Bonanza also covers the private vs public beaches fight. (Link)
  • The Reno Gazette-Journal has an AP story on the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee decision to give Nevada a presidential caucus right before the New Hampshire primary. (Link)
  • Secretary of State and Congressman wannabe Dean Heller has put the TASC on the ballot. So, now the courts will decide whether it stays there. The Reno Gazette-Journal. (Link)
  • The Gazette-Journal looks at what makes a good Governor. (Link)
  • What do Bob Beers and Dina Titus have in common? They both like to attack goverwannabe Jim Gibbons. The Nevada Appeal takes an extensive and fair look at the contentious fight for the Governor's mansion. (Link)
  • The Appeal also profiles several candidates on its "Politics" page. (Link)
  • J. Patrick Coolican of the Las Vegas Sun says it was Senator Reid who brought Nevada the early presidential caucus. (Link)
  • Coolican also takes a look at the humorous side of Democrats and cites Lewis Black, Matt Taibbi, The Daily Show and The Onion. (Link)
  • Is there a glass ceiling for female politicians in Nevada? Coolican tries to find out. (Link)
  • The Las Vegas Review-Journal also covers the decision to hold early Democratic caucuses in Nevada. (Link)
  • "I sometimes introduce myself as the congresswoman of gambling, loose women and liquor" says Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley. Another proof that Dems aren't all that humorless. The Review-Journal. (Link)
  • So, does Jim Gibson profit from his office? Again, the Review-Journal. (Link)
  • The Sacramento Bee profiles quite nicely how Congressman and Jack Abramoff friend John Doolittle managed to spend $1m in his primary fight without ever airing a single TV ad. Talk about fiscal conservative. (Link)
  • The LA Times reports on a new ad campaign by Phil Angelides aimed at reintroducing himself to voters. (Link)


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