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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 …


Hitmen With Bull’s-E On Their Shoe Tops

During the Reagan years, dispirited conservatives could be seen sulking around Washington with little buttons in their lapels saying “Let Reagan Be Reagan.” The buttons were aimed not at then-House …


Gingrich To Powell: Don’t Do It Speaker Says An Independent Presidency Would Be ‘A Disaster For This Country’

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Alliance Renounces Militia Group Backers Of Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Initiatives Reject Help From Militia Group

The Idaho Citizens Alliance and the United States Militia Association will not be political allies after all.


Less Extreme Christian Coalition Risks Losing Loyalists At The Polls Oratory Has Been Toned Down And Some Moderates Supported

Coalition founder Pat Robertson File/Associated Press


Vatican Attacks U.N. Document Bella Abzug Defends Plan Meant To Promote Women’s Equality

The Vatican accused European nations on Saturday of opposing motherhood and the traditional family. European and American representatives shot back that the Roman Catholic church is trying to restrict women’s …


Panel Recommends Packwood’s Ouster Ethics Committee Votes For Strongest Sanction Against Senator Accused Of Abuse

Sen. Bob Packwood leaves a news conference following the Ethics Committee’s recommendation that he be expelled from the Senate. Photo by Associated Press


Campaign Field Clear For Clinton - At Least So Far White House Has Discouraged Potential Challengers

The White House calculates that President Clinton already is on the verge of winning the first critical contest in his bid for re-election: He apparently has succeeded in heading off …


Chenoweth Lags In Funds Despite Large Debt, Congressman Has Raised Less Money Than Colleagues

Despite having one of the largest third-party debts of any freshman Republican in the House, Idaho’s conservative Rep. Helen Chenoweth is trailing her colleagues in fund raising this year. A …


Gop Heads For Record In Fund Raising

Taking advantage of their new majority status, House Republicans led the way toward a record $43.8 million in campaign fund raising in the first half of this year. The total …


Democrats Continue Huckleberry Tradition

The Kootenai County Democratic Club’s 16th annual Huckleberry Social will give a Democratic candidate hands to shake and huckleberry pie fans plenty to eat. The event is to be held …


Only A Curious Few Turn Out For Patriot Party Rally Reagan, Jackson And Perot Supporters Turn Out To Explore New Party

A new crusade to expand the nation’s political party options got a sluggish start Wednesday night in Spokane. The fledgling Patriot Party - a mishmash of Ross Perot backers and …


Warsaw Is Next Stop On The Road To Beijing Women Will Lobby Delegates At U.N. Women’s Conference

The China-bound Women’s Train pulls out of Berlin Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


State Has Right To Punish Candidates For False Ads Ruling Upholds Commission’s Power Over Bad Advertising

A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ruled that the state has the right to punish political candidates who, with malice, sponsor political advertising that contains falsehoods. Judge Paula Casey’s …


Boombox Politics Tuned Out Bradley

The New York Knicks called him “Dollar Bill” because he was close with a buck and had the steady cool of a banker’s son. Bill Bradley was a thinking man’s …


Nethercutt Votes With Gop 95% Of The Time At 98%, Hastings Follows Party Line More Often Than Anyone Else

Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., has voted with majority Republicans more than any other freshman in the House of Representatives so far this year, Democrats critical of the “lock-step” voting said …


Gop Candidates Greeted With Apathy At Perot Party Only Patrick Buchanan Evokes Measurable Emotional Response

Ten Republican presidential candidates with divergent prospects hawked their wares Saturday before about 4,000 delegates to the first national conference of Ross Perot’s United We Stand America. But if any …


Handling Of Packwood Case An Issue For Republicans Perhaps ‘Some Damage,’ Nethercutt Says, But Adds That Voters Have Other Priorities

Republicans are wondering whether Sen. Bob Packwood’s ethics case is taking a toll on the GOP image while a Democrat said Friday it definitely is hurting Bob Dole’s chances of …


Protesters Greet Nethercutt, Largent Proposed Budget Cuts Booed As Pricey Fund-Raiser Takes Place

Meredith, Mary Beth and Elliott Nethercutt attend a breakfast fund-raiser Wednesday, for father and husband George Nethercutt. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Party Switcher Will Refund Contributions

State Rep. Dave Mastin, who switched earlier this month from the Democratic to the Republican Party, says he will refund $3,150 in campaign money he received from a local Democratic …


Gop Quintet Makes Early Campaign Noises Wenatchee’s Dale Foreman, Others, Sound Off About Replacing Gov. Lowry

The state needs a bold leader ready to cut the budget, reduce the number of government employees and do battle with the state teachers union, House Majority Leader Dale Foreman …


Idahoans Reach Out To Chenoweth She’s Attacked Nationally, But Admired Locally

1. Helen Chenoweth 2. Joe Morano and his wife, Carrol, greet U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth during her recent visit to Bonners Ferry. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review 3. Chenoweth speaks …


Democracy In ‘Difficult Period’ Ex-UI Professor Cites Militias, More Authoritarian Congress

Militia rhetoric and leanings toward more government control could be harbingers of dark days ahead for American-style democracy, says a former University of Idaho professor who helped draft the United …


Memo To Christians: Be Ready To Abandon Gop

In a confidential memo, Howard Phillips of the U.S. Taxpayers Party is urging conservative Christian leaders to be prepared to abandon the Republican Party if it compromises on the abortion …