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MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a visit to Stanford University, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:30 P.M.

Justice Ginsburg laments partisanship at Stanford talk

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when “it was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines.”

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MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 5:52 P.M.

Senate in round-the-clock session to confirm Trump Cabinet

WASHINGTON – Democrats announced plans Monday to hold the Senate floor around the clock to protest Republicans’ push to confirm President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks. Democrats’ effort got underway as the Senate headed toward a showdown vote Tuesday on Education ...

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On Jan. 25, 2017,  heavy machinery works at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. (Ariel Schalit / Associated Press)

UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:36 P.M.

Israel passes law legalizing thousands of settlement homes

Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a contentious law meant to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land, a step that is expected to trigger international outrage and a flurry of lawsuits against the measure.

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Blogs

The week that was…

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, co-host Melissa Davlin interviews outgoing U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson, and Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls. The show also ...



Parting Shot — 2.24.17

Veteran Ron Goodall stands by his Harley-Davidson three-wheeler revving the engine to disrupt Friday's Where's Cathy demonstration at the Walla Walla County Courthouse along Main Street, Walla Walla, Wash. The ...


Baumgartner town hall Saturday

It may not have the passion and excitement of a congressional town hall meeting, but state Sen. Mike Baumgartner will hold a legislative town hall meeting on Saturday. Baumgartner, a ...