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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 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 …


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 …


Mudslingers In The West For A High-Stakes Staredown Gop Worries That Party Unity And Control Of Congress Jeopardized By Nasty Campaign

1. (No caption) 2. Pat Buchanan Reacting with a tip of the black hat to the catcalls of Latino protesters during a parade in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday Photo by Associated …


Campaign Notebook

Wednesday’s developments: Presidential race Pat Buchanan was cautious about calling himself the Republican front-runner, despite his win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. “Senator Dole has the resources, and …


Republican Candidates Take Issue And Here’s Where They Stand On Some Of Them

He was the first Republican candidate to call for flat income tax. Not Steve Forbes. But Pat Buchanan, who won more votes from flat-tax supporters in New Hampshire than Forbes …


Hundreds Attend Meeting On Reform

A grassroots effort to reform congressional campaign spending inspired Spokane’s Jon Tuning to drive 300 miles Wednesday. Tuning crossed the state to attend a “town meeting” here, sending this message …


Clinton To Speak At Community College

President Clinton’s visit here Saturday will include a speech at Shoreline Community College. The college was selected for the presidential visit because of the achievements of its job-retraining programs, school …


Kootenai County Democrats Set Caucus

The Kootenai County Democratic Party will meet March 5 to select delegates for the state Democratic convention and to discuss issues for the state platform. An informal meeting on platform …


Candidates Pile It On N.H. Voters Bob Dole Denies Pat Buchanan’s Charge Of Running A Telephone Smear Campaign

A crowd cheers Clinton in Keene, N.H., Saturday. Photo by Associated Press


Dole, Buchanan Neck-And-Neck In N.H. Polls

Bob Dole and Pat Buchanan were tied for the lead in New Hampshire in all five nightly polls tracking likely voters in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary. The surveys conducted through …


Primary Or Prime Time? Residents Say It’s Harder To Meet Contenders As TV Ads Take Over

Missing the candidate for the crowd in New Hampshire 1. Presidential hopeful Lamar Alexander, in checked jacket at center, turns around as he is surrounded by the media at a …


Duty Calls Members Of Congress South Travel Paid For By Group Seeking Sympathetic Hearing

Dozens in Congress have found respite from the capital’s cold, snowy winter in Las Vegas, Honolulu, Israel and the Bahamas - compliments of special interests. Despite a new law limiting …


State Sen. Jim West Running For Lieutenant Governor

State Sen. Jim West is running for lieutenant governor. West, 44, joins a field of three other candidates for the $62,700-a-year post. The incumbent, Joel Pritchard, has announced he will …


Dole Wins, Buchanan Places And Alexander Shows Iowa Caucuses Suggest It’s Still A Horse Race For Gop Nomination

His margin clear but hardly convincing, Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, the self-described “president of Iowa,” won the state’s Republican caucus vote for the second time Monday. Now for the …


Older Voters Back Dole; Religious Right Supports Buchanan

Older voters and those who value Washington experience helped Bob Dole to his narrow victory in the Iowa GOP caucuses, a poll found. The religious right boosted Pat Buchanan to …


Property Rights Advocate Runs For Office

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Dole Should Be Glad To Have Buchanan As His Leading Rival

For Sen. Bob Dole, the best news in Monday night’s Iowa caucus was not his own disappointing showing, but an order of finish that kept the rivals he feared most …