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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Senator Jumps Ship, Joins Gop

Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell Photo by Associated Press


Woman Pleads Innocent To Slapping Official’s Son Newport Council To Consider Curfew, Recreation Program For Youths

A woman says she faces a political prosecution because she slapped the son of a Newport city councilman. She said the boy directed vulgar language toward her.


Mexico’s Zapatista Guerrillas Get Bad News On Two Fronts Major Party Drops Support And The Government Refuses To Withdraw Troops

Rebels here in the southern border state of Chiapas were dealt a double setback Friday, as the Mexican government rejected their conditions for negotiating peace while a major national party …


Change In Political Climate Puts Chill Into Gay Groups

Two years ago Rep. Gerry E. Studds stood in the Capitol with his companion, Dean Hara, eager to greet the newly inaugurated president on whom they and many other gay …


Religious Right Is Not Happy With Gop Legislative Agenda Christian Conservatives Reject The Notion That They Have No Other Place To Go

Patrick Buchanan addresses conservatives. Photo by Associated Press


Hasson’s Not Gone, But Heirs Fight Over Him Both Parties Lay Claim To Right To Pick His Successor

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Local Democrats Looking To Reverse Gop Fortune

For Spokane County Democrats, the political landscape has seldom looked so bleak. Their icon and chief financial rainmaker, Tom Foley, is forcibly retired from Congress. They hold fewer legislative seats …


Democrats, Republicans Exchange Political Jabs

President Clinton and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole outlined stark ideological differences in speeches to the Democratic and Republican midwinter meetings Saturday, as a wave of partisan enmity drowned out …