Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, October 2, 2017

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Idahoans split on Trump's immigration policies
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Idahoans are split over whether immigration policies of President Donald Trump will help or hurt Idaho's economy, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

Is there anyone around here who can speak?
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Nancy Buffington, a Boise speech coach, should have political candidates who need help in that skill pounding down her door in advance of next spring's primary election....

  New clout for Idaho U.S. senators in 2019?
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Last week a bit of attention was paid to the fact that Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee will not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate....

Not learning from our Vietnam experience
By Jim Jones
Now that Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have told the Vietnam story from their viewpoint, I'd like to add my two bits....

Guest opinion: Time for comprehensive tax reform
By Sen. Mike Crapo
Serious work on federal tax reform is encouraging, because the best way to strengthen families, support small business growth and job creation and boost our national economy is to enact pro-growth comprehensive tax reform. ...

Guest opinion: Standing against the special interests
By Congressman Raul Labrador
If there's one thing I've learned as an elected official first as a state representative, then as a member of Congress it's that the special interests have a very loud voice in the corridors of power; while the voices of everyday people are all too...

  Guest opinion: Words have meaning in healthcare debate
By Dr. John M. Livingston
Words are important because they define our thoughts and actions. If we use words sloppily our thinking will be sloppy and our ability to define problems and design solutions to those problems will be affected....

Don't dismiss someone who has money and charisma
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
When I talk with pundits about next year's governor's race, I hear a lot of opinions about Boise developer Tommy Ahlquist's chances. Most of them are negative....

  Labrador's views on education policy
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Last week U.S. Congressman and 2018 Republican candidate for governor Raul Labrador gave a far-reaching interview with Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert....

  Poll: Idahoans say North Korea is the greatest global threat
By Bob Bernick, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
A new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows that Idahoans say North Korea poses the greatest threat to world peace today....

The Senate health care charade is irresponsible
By Jim Jones
I often wonder what happened to the Republican Party, whose banner I carried for many years, starting in the 1960s....

Political Calendar Highlights

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Fremont County Republican Women Meeting
When: Wednesday, Oct 4, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Location varies
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Kootenai County Republican Women Federated Meeting
When: Thursday, Oct 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Shore Lounge, The Coeur d'Alene Resort, South 2nd Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Idaho Headlines

Idaho breathing easier now on fire bills (Spokesman-Review)

Legislative battle taking shape again over how best to protect Idaho crime victims' rights (Spokesman-Review)

Path opens for Risch to possibly chair Senate Foreign Relations, if GOP holds Senate in 2018 (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho, Washington delegations respond to Trump/GOP tax plan (Spokesman-Review)

Record suggests Risch could surprise (Spokesman-Review)

Idaho's Risch next in line to helm Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho's Labrador warns of possible 'miscarriage of justice' in Bundy prosecutions (Idaho Statesman)

Commissioners may pull sponsorship of transportation committee (Times-News)

Marty Trillhaase: Do Ahlquist and Labrador really want this fight? (Lewiston Tribune)

Idaho Legislators Get Jump On 2018 Session And Propose Victims' Rights Measure (Boise State Public Radio)

Sessions Says Boise State Policy Limits Free Speech (Boise State Public Radio)

East Idaho GOP Has Shortlist Of Replacements For Bart Davis (Boise State Public Radio)

Idaho law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys respond to POLITICO story (Press-Tribune)

Words have meaning in healthcare debate (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

About the homeowner's exemption, don't blame the taxpayer (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Non-traditional hires surge amid Idaho's teacher shortage (Idaho Education News)

State Board of Education adopts higher ed reform recommendations (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

Storms? North Korea? Trump? Americans keep calm and go shopping (Daily Mail)

NFL Favorability Gets Nearly Cut In Half After Anthem Protests (Daily Caller)

Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart (The Intercept)

Flight furor: Obama officials also took pricey, non-commercial planes (FOX News)

Fellow Puerto Rico Mayor Rips San Juan Mayor - 'She's Not Participating In Any Meetings' (Daily Caller)

The biggest cases on Supreme Court's agenda as Neil Gorsuch's first term begins (New York Daily News)

Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is? (New York Magazine)

Hillary, Michelle demean women to explain Trump's win (New York Post)

Scalise says his shooter had a 'political agenda' (The Hill)

Trump advisers insist tax cut proposal won't favor rich (Washington Post)

Republican Tax Plan May Not Be Built to Last (New York Times)

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