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New Poll Bolsters Nethercutt Only 17 Percent Of Respondents Want Him Out; Economy Top Concern Of 5th District Voters

U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt has just more than a year on the job, but Eastern Washington voters seem to like what they see. Half the voters in a new 5th …


Forbes Supports Social Security Privatization For Younger People Political Rival, Senior Citizens Criticize Gop Candidate’s Plan

Republican candidate Steve Forbes Photo by Associated Press


Campaign Notebook

Thursday’s developments: Republican race Lamar Alexander said Steve Forbes’ ad attacks are untrue. “If Malcolm Forbes Sr. knew how Junior was spending his money he might have put some restrictions …


Nethercutt Discovers Value Of Incumbency Freshman Representative’s Campaign Coffers Fill Up

With the speaker of the House no longer in the way, U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt finds campaign money easier to come by. The freshman Republican’s 1994 campaign committee is no …


Chenoweth Campaign In The Red Despite Heavy Debt, She Can Still Outgun Opponent

Despite fairly brisk fund-raising in the last half of 1995, U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth’s campaign finished the year heavily in debt. Chenoweth, a Republican, raised $255,668 - much of it …


Clinton Plunges Into Re-Election Campaign Urges New Hampshire Voters To ‘Go Forward’

President Clinton, returning to the state that gave him a crucial boost four years ago, urged voters on Friday to reject a change of course and “bear down and go …


Campaign Notebook

Friday’s campaign developments: Presidential race Lamar Alexander said Steve Forbes couldn’t win a mayoral race without his family’s money. “If his name was Forbes Malcolm, he wouldn’t be a serious …


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 …