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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 …


Texan Latest Democrat To Become Republican He’ll Take New Seat Created On Ways And Means Committee

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Parties Should Let The Voters Decide

Nine months from now, Americans probably will know the identity of the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. Will Washington state’s voters have a chance to help choose them through a …


Dole Edges Clinton In Newsweek Poll

Sen. Bob Dole would beat President Clinton by a slim margin if a head-to-head presidential election were held today, according to a poll released Saturday. The Newsweek poll of 755 …


Gop Celebrates; Demos Spoof Foes Republicans Toast Recent Victories; Democrats Counter With Comic Relief

While the elephants trumpeted, the donkeys heehawed. Republicans toasted recent political victories Wednesday night with several GOP luminaries at The Coeur d’Alene Resort.


Americans Ready For A Third Party Survey Finds 60 Percent Of Respondents Looking For Another Choice

When it comes to politics, Americans want more choices. Nearly six of every 10 voting-age people favor creation of a third party, a poll suggests. In line with that finding, …


Caucus Wants Women On The Ballot Votes Are There, But Women Less Likely To Run, Speaker Says

If women want a full share of political power, they must do one thing, the leader of a women’s political organization said. Run. “You cannot get to 50 percent of …


It’s Time To Give Newt Some Credit

As King Louis XVIII re-entered Paris on a fine June day in 1815, after the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Count of Chambord bowed in welcome and coined a phrase: …


Caucus Head Urging Women To Seek Office

The president of the National Women’s Political Caucus will encourage women to run for political office at a luncheon April 11. Harriet Woods, a former lieutenant governor of Missouri, will …


Senate Approves Line-Item Veto Congress Enhances Power Of President To Alter Federal Spending

With wide bipartisan support, the Senate voted Thursday to give the president unprecedented control of the federal purse - the power to veto specific items in spending bills and some …


Democrats Protest Freeze On Listing Endangered Species

Angry over what they consider a sneak attack on the Endangered Species Act, nearly all the Democratic senators tried drastic tactics this week to reverse a Republican maneuver that would …


Epa Chief Accused Of Keeping ‘Hit List’ On Gop

House Republicans renewed their attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, announcing an investigation into what they called an EPA “hit list” aimed at GOP lawmakers.


Republicans Seeking Black Votes Grapple With Quota System Warned That Focus On Affirmative Action Could Hurt In Campaigns

Republicans promised an unprecedented effort Friday to draw more blacks into their ranks but received a blunt warning that focusing on affirmative action in the 1996 campaign could hurt the …


Ex-Mexico Official Had $7 Million In U.S.

Mexican officials said on Tuesday that nearly $7 million had been found in American bank accounts in the name of a former government prosecutor who has been charged with a …


Investigator Tied To Coverup Of Brother’s Murder Mexico’s Attorney General Says Ruiz Massieu Could Be Extradited

Even as former Special Prosecutor Mario Ruiz Massieu prepared to face a U.S. magistrate in New Jersey today on currencydeclaration violations, investigators in Mexico were laying the groundwork for his …