Steve Friess

@SteveFriess

Quick Bits from Steve Friess, Politico senior writer, '12 Knight-Wallace fellow & Vegas expatriate freelancer.

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. is in AWE of the legendary Desert Room at Cactus Pete's in Jackpot, Nev.

& I have hit Jackpot!

That is the Nevada sunset I'll miss:

So says I'm a lousy driver, but lookit:

Also, does my dog look like Gollum? #fb

Instead I'm walking black & jack in a public park surrounded by stately buildings older than #Vegas, see? #fb

Cute, right? #fb

Alright! and I are en route from #Vegas, stopped in Pioche 4 lunch. We have Black & jack, going diff route w Aces. #fb

Bye, stuff! See ya on the other side!

We are at the vet for pre-Michigan checkup and shots! #fb

God this is a lifetime ago in #Vegas

Working thru the press materials accumulated over a decade. This is sad: #fb

See, stereotypes exist for a reason: #fb

My new journalistic aspiration is to be editor of this: #fb

Who is surprised I got me a hot pink bingo dauber??? #bucketlist #fb

No, really. we're moving. #fb

View from our Sun Valley Inn room. A sweet breeze rolls in, performs beyond those trees. Ideal. #fb

Had to stop for this #fb

Horseshoe making contests are HOT #fb

A football field built by the high price of #gold in Eureka: