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Wyden Narrowly Wins Oregon Senate Race

Wyden


Minnick Enlists Andrus, Evans Former Governors Will Co-Chair Campaign Against Craig

Minnick


Clinton Has Key To End Gridlock Anti-Compromise President Not Feeling Our Pain, He Causes It.

We’re not experiencing government as usual. Fortunately. Rather, we finally have principled lawmakers - the House Republican freshmen - who are demanding that a flip-flopping president and their queasy congressional …


There’s No Room For High Horses Pro Compromise No Politician Has A Monopoly On Wisdom.

A touch of modesty would do wonders for the House Republicans who claim only they know how to produce a balanced budget seven years from now. A recession, or a …


Political Distemper Could Render Both Parties Impotent

Does it have to be this nasty? The negotiations to balance the budget have been characterized by the sort of pettiness and angry rhetoric that lead many Americans to turn …


Fights Are Easier Than Compromise

Is there any longer a center in American politics? Even before the bitter budget dispute between a Republican Congress and a Democratic president shut down major portions of the federal …


Gop Shift Makes Life In Middle A Difficult Road

The first year or two, the Republican Revolution seemed to be my fight, too. As with millions dismayed by what they see as the disintegration of America, I was cheered …


Tape Doesn’t Amuse Candidate

A videotape on a continuous loop like those at trade shows and college fairs is bringing some added holiday cheer to Republican Party headquarters on Capitol Hill. And it already …


House Closes Loopholes On Congressional Lobbyists Tax-Exempt Groups Will Have To Choose Grants Or Lobbying

Pledging to end 40 years of shadowy dealings with powerful special interests, the House Wednesday passed and sent to President Clinton a bill requiring thousands of unregistered lobbyists to disclose …


Gop Group Forms To Work With Democrats

Two dozen House Republicans formed a “mainstream conservative” group Wednesday in hopes of building bridges with conservative Democrats and ending partisan roadblocks in Congress. “I’ve thought for a long time …


Chicago Voters View Primary With Apathy, Fatalism Last Two Congressman Embarrassing

Around a table at a suburban coffeehouse, talk turns to the upcoming congressional election to replace the imprisoned Mel Reynolds. Eyes roll. Snide comments fly.


Perot Leaves Himself An Out On Presidential Campaign His Party Won’t Run Candidate If ‘George Washington Ii’ Runs

With his new Reform Party pushing hard to establish itself in six more states before Jan. 1, Ross Perot held out the possibility on Sunday - and the challenge - …


Senate Democrats Desert Lowry

Gov. Mike Lowry’s last beachhead in the Legislature, the state Senate Democratic caucus, is washing away. Nearly half his colleagues are publicly backing state Sen. Nita Rinehart’s bid for the …


Gop Not In White House Yet

Why are Washington’s politicians doing this to themselves? They are replacing serious budget negotiations with a stupid game of chicken that threatens the government’s credit and basic operations. Politicians are …


Republican Party Veteran Picked To Replace Mielke Two Fresh-Faced Conservatives Praised, But Sommers Chosen By Commissioners

Duane Sommers


Small Step In Standoff On Budget Gop, President Find A Bit Of Common Ground

The Clinton administration and Republican congressional leaders suggested possible common ground in their partisan budget wars Sunday even as the government lurched toward a temporary shutdown on Tuesday. With both …


Quarrel Over Guest List Blocks Budget Negotiations Gop Balks At Inviting Democrats; Clinton Says ‘Get Lost,’ Dole Says

Proposed emergency talks between the White House and congressional leaders to avert a looming budget crisis fell through Saturday as plans moved ahead to shut down the government partially when …


Lugar Says ‘Mean-Spirited’ Rivals May Doom Gop

Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar said Thursday his “mean-spirited” Republican presidential rivals have turned off mainstream voters and would be “dead on their feet” in a race against President Clinton. Lugar …


Lacking Fire, Powell Retreats Citing Family, General Disappoints Backers, Relieves Presidential Hopefuls

Retired Gen. Colin Powell, whose flirtation with the presidency captivated the nation, stood back Wednesday and left the contest to a field of politicians who have so far failed to …


Democrats Savor Dent In Republican Armor

Patton


Powell Leaves Us Asking What May Have Been

Citing “a calling that I do not yet hear,” retired Gen. Colin Powell, with his wife, Alma, announces in Alexandria, Va., his decision not to seek the presidency in 1996. …


Official: Democrats Still Show Signs Of Life

The Democratic Party has the right message, it just needs to make certain that more people hear it, Don Fowler, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday. “The Democratic …


New Party Close To California Ballot

Ross Perot and grass-roots organizers for his new political party say they are well on their way to successfully meeting Tuesday’s deadline for signing up enough voters to put the …


British Conservative Lawmaker Switches To Labor Party Defection Leaves Major Vulnerable In Parliament

A government lawmaker has defected to the opposition just days before the embattled Conservative Party begins its annual conference in the worst shape since dumping Margaret Thatcher five years ago. …


Anderson Drops Out Of The Race Independent Backs Republican Candidate For Commissioner

Anderson will stay on City Council.


Chaney Calling It Quits Mayor Says Fuhrman Flap Not Reason For Leaving Race

Just before the city staff sang happy birthday to him, Mayor Ron Chaney announced Thursday that he won’t seek another term. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to …


Helms Holds State Dept. Hostage In Funding Fight Blocks Envoy Appointments, Progress On Key Treaties

North Carolina’s Sen. Jesse Helms: “I’m not going to cave in.” Photo by Associated Press


Demos Want Clinton Off Straw Poll Organizers Fear Humiliating Loss To Powell In Cityvote Ballot

The Democratic National Committee wants President Clinton’s name pulled from the ballot of a preference poll of city residents because it fears he might not do well against Colin Powell …


Lowry Finds Support At Labor Rally Draws Cheers When He Blasts State’s ‘Intolerant Right’

Gov. Mike Lowry, trying out some potential campaign themes, drew cheers at a labor convention Friday when he blasted the “intolerant right” and touted the state’s economic health under the …


Campaign ‘95

Who’s Who But what do the pigs think? Last year, freeholders were unhappy that their booth at the Spokane Interstate Fair was outside, in the rain. But it doesn’t pay …