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Jennifer Dunn As Dole’s Vp? Gorton Thinks So

Dole-Dunn? That has a nice ring to it, says Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., who suggested Wednesday that Rep. Jennifer Dunn, R-Wash., would be a good running mate for Bob Dole. …


Republicans Ponder Alternatives To Front-Loaded Primary Season

“Super Tuesday” and New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary would be scrapped under various scheduling reforms being considered by a Republican National Committee task force. At a hearing timed to coincide with …


Clinton Pledges To Work With Likely Israeli Chief

Reeling from Israeli election returns that seem to have swamped his hopes for more progress on Middle East peace, President Clinton vowed Thursday to continue U.S. support for Israel’s security …


First Lady Warns Of Split, Calls For Tolerance

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Thursday that nations risk splintering apart like the former Yugoslavia if citizens don’t work harder at tolerance and understanding. “There are many places where …


Spat To Liven Up Convention Eikenberry Won’t Let Buchanan In, But Candidate Will Be There In Spirit

The biggest controversy for Spokane Republicans attending their state convention was going to be the high cost of meeting in Bellevue. Instead, delegates have a fight on their hands - …


Democrats To Keep It Short, Sweet

While Republicans fight over Pat Buchanan’s non-appearance at their convention, state Democrats will hold their own meeting across Lake Washington in Seattle. It’s guaranteed to be shorter - a dinner …


Survey: Why Don’t You Vote?

If you do not vote, The Spokesman-Review would like to know why. Please use this survey to detail your opinions and concerns about the American political process. (And please do …


Burma Crackdown Forecast To Fail Nobel Laureate Says Arrests Exposes Regime’s Tyranny

Flanked by her guards, Aung San Suu Kyi makes her weekly speech at the gate of her residence. Photo by Associated Press


Buchanan Told To Endorse Dole Or Stay Home Gop State Chairman Also Says Buchanan Must End His Telephone Campaign

The chairman of the Washington state Republican Party sent a hard-nosed fax to Pat Buchanan on Thursday, informing him he will not be allowed to address the GOP state convention …


Clinton Called ‘Counterfeit Conservative’

House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Saturday painted President Clinton as a “counterfeit conservative” who talks a moderate game, then sabotages those he tries to emulate. “We’re over here standing with …


Run-Off May Be Needed In Presidential Race

Dominicans appear to be facing a run-off presidential election as results trickling in Friday showed an opposition challenger ahead but without enough votes to win outright. Jose Francisco Pena Gomez, …


Factions Tussle For Control Of Gop In Colville Conservatives, Ultra-Conservatives, Everyone In Between Claim Party

People had to read between the lines Tuesday when Stevens County Republican Party Chairman Greg Simon told the Colville Chamber of Commerce about the struggle for control of the party. …


Center-Left Parties Likely To Become Next Rulers Of India

The momentum in India’s post-election maneuvering appeared Sunday to be working against the formation of the country’s first Hindu nationalist government and in favor of a center-left coalition that would …


Gop Unveils Budget Plans For ‘97 Dole Calls Blueprints ‘Very Reasonable’

Congressional Republicans unveiled their newest plans Wednesday for balancing the budget, moving toward some of President Clinton’s views on taxes and spending. But differences remained, and the two sides kept …


South Africa Approves Multi-Racial Constitution

President Nelson Mandela and Vice President F.W. de Klerk celebrate approval of constitution. Photo by Associated Press


Yeltsin Won’t Stop Elections Russian Leader Rebukes Aide Who Fears Communist Victory

Boris Yeltsin: “I still believe in the wisdom of Russian voters.” Photo by Associated Press


House Speaker Defends Himself After Fellow Republican’s Criticism

House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his loyal second in command, Rep. Dick Armey of Texas, returned fire Sunday after criticism had been leveled against the policies and practices of the …


British Conservatives Suffer Election Blow Labor Party Gains Seats On Municipal Councils

Prime Minister John Major’s Conservatives suffered heavy losses Thursday in municipal elections, the last big test of opinion before his government has to call national elections. The main opposition Labor …


Strategist Matalin Joins Bob Dole Campaign

Republican strategist Mary Matalin, better known recently for her cable TV show and marriage to Democratic strategist James Carville, is taking a senior role with Bob Dole’s presidential campaign. Because …


Democrats Use Minimum Wage To Get Maximum Political Gains

Democrats marked the fifth anniversary of the last minimum-wage rise by attacking Republican presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole on Monday for blocking increases while supporting raises in his own salary. …


Rotating Primaries Would Make It Fair

Those of us present at the creation of the modern political primary in 1952 remember the thrills of New Hampshire campaigning: Gov. Sherman Adams drove the lead car in the …


Sense Of The District Deep-Felt Frustrations Economic Insecurity, Social Decay Leave Region’s Voters Feeling There’s Nowhere To Turn

1. Systemic problems. Rathdrum barber Don Royse, 61, says U.S. culture is driven by pleasure, not values. “Kids get married, they don’t get their own way, they get divorced,” he …


Perot Dodges The Big One Texas Businessman Won’t Say If He’ll Run For President Again

Texas businessman Ross Perot was back on “Larry King Live” Friday night to promote his budding Reform Party, and he challenged independent voters to “come together” in 1996 to elect …


Idaho Democrats Gear Up For Counterattack In 1996

Idaho Democrats, who suffered their worst electoral defeat in two generations in 1994, are trying to put together a 1996 candidate slate that will let them recover at least some …


Who Needs Reality? We’ve Got Issues

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m starting to see a strong voter response to my presidential campaign (Motto: “It’s Time We Demanded Less!”). Every day, more and more …


Today’s Mudslingers Are Lobbing Softballs

Thomas Jefferson’s enemies said he cheated creditors, obtained his property by fraud, robbed a widow, proved himself a coward, and was “a mean-spirited low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed …


Caucuses Are At The Grass Roots Of Politics Tuesday’s Precinct Sessions Are Often Misunderstood

One of the least understood and most ignored parts of the presidential process - precinct caucuses - will be held Tuesday night in Washington state. Loved by party activists who …


Campaign Notebook

Friday’s developments: Presidential race Lamar Alexander was annoyed at reporters who kept asking him about when he would end his campaign. “We have a country that is hungry for an …


Forbes, Buchanan Muddy The Waters Anti-Infighting Dole Is Electable; Tweedledum And Tweedledee Aren’t

Any of the top Republican presidential candidates is preferable to President FlipFlop. Steve Forbes, with his intriguing flat-tax plan, understands America’s yearning for tax reform better than Bill Clinton, who …


Forbes, Buchanan Can Teach Dole A Lot Pro-Debate Dole Ridicules, But Buchanan, Forbes Speak To Middle Class

The problem with Republicans is that they just don’t know when they’re well-off. Pat Buchanan is a blessing for them because he accurately is defining the issues most important to …