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Nevada Lawmaker, Ira Hansen, Is Forced From Leadership Post Over Remarks on Minorities

nytimes.com — LAS VEGAS - In an Election Day filled with good news for the Republican Party this month, Nevada looked like a particularly bright spot: The party seized full control of the Nevada state government for the first time since 1929, sweeping to victory in the Assembly and the Senate and retaining control of the governor's mansion in a state that President Obama had won twice.

A Power Plant in California Goes Quiet, but the Stacks Still Tower

nytimes.com — MORRO BAY, Calif. - The showpiece of this sparkling California fishing village is a 581-foot-high mountain of volcanic rock rising from the water, drawing gawkers and tourists from up and down the coast.

Turmoil Over Immigration Status? California Has Lived It for Decades

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - There may be no better place than California to measure the contradictions, crosswinds and confusion that come with trying to change immigration law. For 30 years, California has been the epicenter of the churn of immigration - legal and not - in the nation.

Senate Race That Fizzled Honed Skills for ’08

nytimes.com — By the time Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York stepped before a wall of television crews in the Public Hearing Room at City Hall on May 19, 2000, there were no surprises left. In the course of three tumultuous weeks, Mr. Giuliani had been told by doctors that he had prostate cancer.

With Statehouse Victories, Republicans Are Poised to Enact Changes

nytimes.com — DENVER - Republicans posted sweeping gains in state houses across the nation on Tuesday, taking control of the most state legislatures in nearly 100 years and approaching a record number of governors' seats - a critical development at a time when most major policy has been coming out of states, rather than Washington.

To Angry Voters, Washington Comes Out the Biggest Loser

cnbc.com — WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - Jane Dempsey has been out of work since 2007, but she still has faith in the Colorado economy. What she has lost heart in, she said after casting her vote at the municipal building here Tuesday morning, are the public officials representing her in the nation's capital.

Among Voters, the Big Loser Is Washington

nytimes.com — WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - Jane Dempsey has been out of work since 2007, but she still has faith in the Colorado economy. What she has lost heart in, she said after casting her vote at the municipal building here Tuesday morning, are the public officials representing her in the nation's capital.

The Best Tomato Sauce

cooking.nytimes.com — The Best Tomato Sauce is a group of recipes curated by New York Times editors.

When Celebrities Get Political, What’s a Reporter To Do?

nytimes.com — When Rob Reiner decides he wants to campaign to prevent commercial development in an affluent Southern California city, should he be subjected to the same scrutiny that a reporter might give a professional politician? Adam Nagourney, The Times's Los Angeles bureau chief and its former chief national political correspondent, weighs what happens to a story when celebrities get involved.

New rules for L.A. high-rises lift hopes for inspired skyline

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 6:06 AM Monica Almeida/The New York Times Monica Almeida/The New York Times LOS ANGELES - The downtown streets of Los Angeles these days are teeming with restaurants, music clubs, boutique hotels, sparkling new buildings and people, lots of people - swirling evidence of a transformation in a part of town that has always seemed something of an urban afterthought.
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Nov 28, 2014

RT @DanBarryNYT: Latest 'This Land': A long-dead gravedigger w/ mental illness whose name you're not supposed to know: Lawrence Mocha. nytimes.com/2014/11/28/us/…

Nov 27, 2014

Wow. A (kind of) fat New York Times. And this is not a TBT. pic.twitter.com/SpnLv9ITK2

Nov 25, 2014

Schumer says 1st mistake of Obama was pushing health care 1st. Strong case in retrospect - but he sed it at the time nationaljournal.com/congress/chuck…

Nov 24, 2014

A thee-finger salute from a closed power plant. A jarring confluence of technology and nature on the Calif Coast. nytimes.com/2014/11/24/us/…

Nov 23, 2014

Check out this New York Times headline from 1956. It's part of an ashtray that I happened to finally read. pic.twitter.com/4Y78eObTj1

Nov 22, 2014

@brooksbarnesNYT @EBernsteinWSJ No, no, no. SO good you left it in there. That's what makes this story so damn Brooksian

Nov 22, 2014

Obsessive? Perhaps a tad, but a charming read as @brooksbarnesNYT visits EVERY single Disney Park (so u don't have 2) nyti.ms/1r57ayr

Nov 22, 2014

"A sanded-down account of Cuomo’s life that is instructive even when it obscures." @nickconfessore on the new book. nyti.ms/1xkjS29

Nov 21, 2014

Takeaway on de Blasio defense of Sharpton and taxes: New York has sure come a long way since the days of Giuliani. nytimes.com/2014/11/21/nyr…

Nov 15, 2014

Debunking Rand Paul: @FrankBruni reality checks, pointing to major obstacles he faces in 2016 nytimes.com/2014/11/16/opi…

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