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Candidate Quits Race Under Fire Controversy Swirled Around War Record, Wife’s Pension

Rep. Wes Cooley of Oregon abruptly dropped his bid for re-election Tuesday, bowing to weeks of pressure from Republican leaders in the House who feared that questions about his war …


Idaho Republicans Begin Counterattack On N-Waste

Idaho Republicans have begun their election-year nuclear waste counteroffensive. In Washington, D.C., Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, got a bill passed to open a temporary nuclear-waste storage site in Nevada. In …


Gop Candidates Moving Away From Dole Republicans Say They’ll Run Their Campaigns Independently

Increasingly uneasy that Bob Dole could bring them down in November, many Republican congressional candidates say they are beginning to run campaigns independent of the presumed presidential nominee. The biggest …


Minnick Asks Craig For 10 Debates But Senator Says He’s Too Busy For So Many So Late In Game

Walt Minnick wants 10 debates with Larry Craig, but Idaho’s incumbent U.S. senator says he’s too busy. Besides, there is a debate airing on Idaho Public Television Sept. 29 and …


Templin Supports Chenoweth

Templin’s Resort owner Bob Templin said he supports Rep. Helen Chenoweth, R-Idaho, despite being listed as a contributor to her opponent’s congressional campaign. Democrat Dan Williams’ latest campaign finance report …


Too Many Anti-Terror Agencies? Top House Budget Writer Says Consolidation May Be Needed

Congress needs to do a thorough review of the many agencies that gather intelligence and monitor and fight terrorists - and may need to consolidate them, the House Republicans’ chief …


Dole: Reopen White House Street Rips Clinton’s Policies On West, Calls For Ouster Of Babbitt

Bob Dole decried terrorism on Sunday but said that Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, closed for more than a year as a precaution against such attacks, should …


Minnick’s Manager Is In Vogue

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Walt Minnick’s campaign manager, Karen White, is one of two female campaign managers profiled in the August edition of Vogue magazine. Democratic pollster Celinda Lake estimates …


Craig, Minnick Both Free-Spenders

Larry Craig and Walt Minnick act as if they couldn’t possibly raise enough money in their fight for U.S. Senate. “We are facing a very serious challenger” with great personal …


Study Says Reform Bill Hurts Kids Institute Says Measure Will Put 1.1 Million Children Into Poverty

The Urban Institute has estimated that the welfare legislation before Congress would increase the number of children in poverty by 1.1 million, or 12 percent, according to a study released …


Congress Clears Roadblock On Health Insurance Bill

Two of the most powerful members of Congress announced Thursday night that they had solved the major problem blocking passage of legislation to make health insurance more readily available to …


Gingrich Will Campaign For Chenoweth After All House Speaker Finally Reschedules Visit He Canceled Out Of Retaliation

Nearly eight months after canceling a fund-raising trip in retaliation for U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth’s opposition to a leadership budget plan, House Speaker Newt Gingrich is coming to Boise to …


Craig, Minnick Trade Shots Over Pay Raises Campaign Ads Accuse The Other Of Inaccuracies

Idaho’s U.S. Senate candidates squared off Wednesday over an issue near and dear to the hearts of voters - pay raises for public officials - and each accused the other …


Gop Accuses Williams Of Campaign Finance Violations House Candidate Alleged To Have Exceeded Limit With Nea Contribution

Dogged for nearly a year by U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth’s multiplying campaign finance irregularities, the most recent disclosed in a July 9 document, the state Republican Party on Monday moved …


Latest Gop Welfare Reform Plan Faces Veto Clinton Aide Says Senate Legislation Unacceptable

Welfare reform legislation now being debated in the Senate is unacceptable to President Clinton in its current form, the White House said Saturday. Clinton, who took office promising radical reform …


Craig Tobacco Ties Cited By Opponent Senator’s Trip To Palm Springs Mentioned

The sniping between the campaign of Democrat Walt Minnick and Republican Sen. Larry Craig continued on Thursday with the challenger’s camp asserting the incumbent has “ties to big tobacco companies.” …


House Rejects Gay Marriage Overwhelming Vote Defines Legal Union As One Between ‘One Man And One Woman’

After an impassioned debate, the House voted Friday to define marriage for the first time in federal law as a formal union between “one man and one woman” and deny …


Williams Targets Chenoweth’s Voting Record Democrat Questions Votes Against Water Quality, Meat Safety

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Environmental Groups Take Aim At Nethercutt Congressman Calls TV Ad A ‘Disservice’ To Debate And Defends His Voting Record

With the swish of the Spokane River and the hum of a diesel generator in the background, two environmental groups unveiled the latest ad campaign Tuesday against Republican George Nethercutt. …


Chenoweth Delivers The Goods With Ups She Hopes Workplace Visits Will Help Her Win Hotly Contested Campaign

In the bustle of a United Parcel Service depot, Rep. Helen Chenoweth was dressed in a brown UPS uniform, ready to accompany a driver delivering packages. She was taking part …


Senate To Begin Debate Today On Minimum Wage Vote Set For Tuesday, But Clinton Warns Of Possible Veto

The Senate is poised to vote at last on an increase in the minimum wage, but there’s no guarantee that will end the partisan gridlock over the election-year issue. Before …


Craig’s Ties To Mining Go Beyond Idaho Senator Defends Mining Interests, Across West, Collects Contributions From Mining Pacs

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has repeatedly pushed to turn over billions of dollars worth of public lands and minerals to mining companies - some of them big contributors to his …


Minnick Launches Television Ad Democrat Hopes To Narrow Craig’s Lead

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Chenoweth Defends Invitations Denies Intentional Ethics Violations; Says It’s Common Practice In Congress

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth said on Tuesday that other members of Congress ask special interest representatives to meetings in their congressional offices using their campaign letterhead for the formal invitations. …


Craig Knocked Over Reform Vote Minnick Criticizes Incumbent For Killing Campaign Finance Bill

Democratic challenger Walt Minnick blasted Republican Sen. Larry Craig on Tuesday for helping kill campaign finance reform legislation for the rest of the year. But Craig spokesman Mike Tracy said …


Olson Says Nethercutt Used By Powerful

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Candidate Optimistic Despite His Long-Shot Status

Political unknown John Seidl had a tough job at this week’s Democratic Party state convention - getting Idaho Democrats to consider him a legitimate opponent for GOP Congressman Mike Crapo. …


Craig, Minnick Duel Over Guns Politicians Each Claim The Other Supports Gun Control Efforts

Larry Craig is putting his opponent in the political cross hairs for allegedly taking up with gun-control advocates. The proof: A National Education Association questionnaire filled out by Democrat Walt …


Chenoweth Meetings Under Fire She Used Her Fund-Raiser To Invite Pacs

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth used her campaign fund-raiser and campaign stationery to invite political action committee representatives to meetings in her congressional office, and may have violated House ethics rules. …


Gop Seeks Portable Insurance But Clinton Opposes Bill’s Medical Savings Accounts

GOP leaders pressed President Clinton again Tuesday to accept a health insurance bill that would let workers carry coverage from job to job while allowing people to stow money in …