Stories tagged: tea party
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Trump’s victory a revolting paradox
If insufficient resistance to Obama’s liberalism created this sense of betrayal, why in a field of 17 did Republican voters choose the least conservative candidate?
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 12:58 P.M.
Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who was known during his 18 years representing the conservative state as someone who could work across the aisle, has died at age …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2015
Council salute to Muslim group draws protest
The Spokane City Council stepped squarely into the middle of a national debate over Muslims in America, approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community. …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2014
Editorial: Congress should reauthorize jobs-maker Ex-Im Bank
Reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank should be high, if not first, on the congressional agenda when members return next week. The bank’s charter expires at the end of this …
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014, 9:45 A.M.
Tea party official in Cochran photos case dies
RIDGELAND, Miss. — A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days …
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
Eye on Boise: Low turnouts fuel incumbent losses in primary
BOISE – Widely varying turnout around the state meant that of the six legislative incumbents defeated in the May 20 primary, two were turned out of office by just tiny …
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
Idaho’s GOP convention adjourns without electing chairman, setting platform
Idaho’s state Republican Party convention degenerated into a fiasco Saturday after attempts to disqualify up to a third of the delegates attending appeared to be succeeding – and the convention …
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
Kathleen Parker: Cantor’s upset was his own doing
About that stunning defeat. Conventional Wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s trouncing by an academic, tea-sipping nobody marks the end of the GOP …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014, 9:14 A.M.
Miss. GOP Senate candidates face likely runoff
WASHINGTON — Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a …
SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014
Spin Control: News is something to click about
OLYMPIA – With the Legislature gone and the campaign season not officially starting until Monday, there was time last week to catch up on things like news of the world, …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014, 4:34 P.M.
Didier announces run for 4th District seat
Former NFL tight end and also-ran for Senate seat Clint Didier said Monday he will seek election to Congress in Washington’s 4th District following a retirement announcement from Rep. Doc …
MONDAY, JAN. 20, 2014
Bipartisan budget deal may be sign of waning tea party influence
WASHINGTON – Hard-fought passage of a $1 trillion bipartisan spending bill brings to an end – for now – the era of tea-party-driven budget battles in Congress as Republican leaders …
SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 2013
Froma Harrop: Time to throw the tea party overboard
Note how tea party politicians routinely start their remarks with “The American people want.” And what “the American people want” conveniently coincides with their ideological preferences. It would seem that …
SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 2013
Charles Krauthammer: Shutdown was Democrats’ doing
The Obamacare/shutdown battle has spawned myriad myths. The most egregious concern the substance of the fight, the identity of the perpetrators and the origins of the current eruption. 1. Substance
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013, 1:27 P.M.
Obama: GOP ’grandstanding’ in budget battle
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a failure to increase the government’s borrowing authority would effectively shutter the economy.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2013
Race splits Positive Change
Battle lines are being drawn in what is shaping up to be an acrimonious City Council race in Spokane Valley. Different factions of the Positive Change group that swept five …
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013, 10:53 A.M.
Former IRS chief: Can’t say how targeting happened
WASHINGTON — The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday …
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
Huckleberries: Beware, or embrace, the donut burgers truck
Restaurant reviewer Patrick Jacobs claims he ate a donut burger after hours from an unnamed food truck in downtown Coeur d’Alene on Saturday, July 21. You read that right – …
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
Woman’s Club plans children’s tea party
A group of Spokane women got together in 1905 and formed the Woman’s Club of Spokane. Just five years later, the women had raised enough money to build their own …
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
Idaho’s Labrador forms tea party bloc
WASHINGTON – Freshman Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, dissatisfied with news coverage dominated by the top members of the House of Representatives, has put together a group of tea party-backed freshmen …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2011
Spin Control: Math, civics pointers for the Occupy folks
OLYMPIA – It may be pointless to offer advice that hasn’t been requested, but should some leader of the Occupy movement ask I’d be happy to give it. This assumes, …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2011
Spin Control: Consistency in the eye of the beholder
OLYMPIA – As the news media lurches between ignoring and overexposing the Occupy Wall Street/Spokane/Seattle/ Everywhere movement, is it too much to ask for the pontificators to show a little …
SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2011
Key tea partyer on public payroll
BOISE – In the conservative crucible of Idaho’s far north, a tea party leader aiming to slim down government has a new title: government employee. Pam Stout, a tea party …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011, 11:46 A.M.
Idaho tea party leader lands government job
In the conservative crucible of Idaho’s far north, a tea party leader aiming to slim down government has a new title: Government worker.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011, 5:15 P.M.
Tea party tiger now riding the GOP on debt bill
House Republicans rode the tea party tiger to power last fall. Now it’s turning on them, forcing party leaders to endure embarrassing delays and unwanted revisions to crucial debt-ceiling legislation.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011, 11:18 A.M.
Tea party targets schools for ‘Constitution Week’
America’s kids will be learning about the U.S. Constitution this coming school year with help from a decidedly conservative Idaho publishing house, if a tea party group gets its way.
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011
Unusual bills come to statehouses after shift toward tea party
BOISE – It wasn’t just in Idaho that state lawmakers ventured onto unusual ground this year, attempting to unilaterally nullify a federal law, debating allowing guns on college campuses and …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010
Idaho voters against repeal of 17th Amendment
BOISE – Idahoans are dead-set against handing over selection of U.S. senators to the state Legislature, and Idaho Republicans are even more against the idea than Democrats or the state …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010
Expert cites tea party in Idaho poll’s divide
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s 16-point lead over Democrat Keith Allred masks weaknesses that show the race is far from over. Otter leads Allred 45 percent to 29 percent in a …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 19, 2010
Statewide poll finds tea party strongest in east
As she watches her family struggle through the recession, retired nurse Linda Durant says she is “absolutely fed up” with government. The Spokane Valley resident blames George W. Bush and …