Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, July 23, 2018

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This Week In Idaho Politics

Trump enjoys positive rating overall, but is highly divisive
By Bob Bernick, Contributing editor
Overall, Idahoans like Pres. Donald Trump, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

Can Paulette Jordan use Trump as a wedge?
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is staking out a wide array of positions, but downplaying the one that might attract the most attention - her opposition to Pres. Trump....

Can politics play into newspaper battles?
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
In newspaper wars, such as the one that is brewing in the Treasure Valley with the Idaho Press of Nampa and the Idaho Statesman of Boise, the big guys don't always win....

Guest opinion: Advancing judges who will protect the Constitution
By Sen. Mike Crapo
Our nation's first president, George Washington, wrote in 1789, "The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government." ...

Attention Congress: America desperately needs your help
By Jim Jones
Pres. Ronald Reagan would have been repulsed by the spectacle of an American president kowtowing to a murderous dictator like Vladimir Putin. ...

Political Roundup: Crapo constituent services move to remote offices; Democratic legislators seek master educator premium
By Idaho Politics Weekly staff
Crapo Twin Falls office closes for a month. Due to required renovations by the US Senate, the Twin Falls-based office of Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo will close for about one month, beginning Monday, July 23. ...

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Boise Young Professionals 101
When: Wednesday, July 25, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Boise Metro Chamber, 1101 W Front St #100, Boise, ID
BYP 101 welcomes new members to come and learn what BYP is all about. This brief workshop will review all programs and events as well as give you the inside scoop on how to get build your network and get the most out of your membership. Members, nonmembers and guest are invited.  This event is open and free to everyone.

Bonneville County Republican Women Meeting
When: Thursday, July 26, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Location varies
Become an active republican in this community. For more information and location details, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BonnevilleCRW President.

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Idaho Headlines

Paulette Jordan touts indigenous values (Mountain Express)

Watchdog group wants FBI to release info about Sen. Crapo's 2008 bad campaign loan (Press-Tribune)

Risch has little to say about Trump, Putin (Press-Tribune)

Legislative Committee Mulls Idaho Campaign Finance Overhual (Boise State Public Radio)

Cannabis Coming Soon To Idaho Border Town? Voter Initiative In Ontario Looks To Legalize Weed (Boise State Public Radio)

Violence Against Federal Workers Drops After Trump's Election (Boise State Public Radio)

Foreign direct investments are down in the U.S., small in Idaho (Idaho Business Review)

Statewide candidates speak at Twin Falls Democrats picnic (Times-News)

Twin Falls City Council votes down resolution denouncing family separation at border (Times-News)

State education officials tout mediocre college-readiness ranking (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Russia 'no friend of the United States,' says Idaho senator after Trump, Putin remarks (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho voters will decide whether to expand Medicaid this fall (Idaho Statesman)

Today's Idaho Republicans are yesterday's Democrats. Similar views, different labels. (Idaho Statesman)

Marty Trillhaase: Labrador doesn't act like he's homesick (Lewiston Tribune)

Lawmakers get a first glimpse at a new-look, streamlined funding plan (Idaho Education News)

With friends like these (Idaho Reports)

Come as you are, as I want you to be (Idaho Reports)

National Headlines

Russia Mania Is the Birtherism of the Left (RealClearPolitics)

Centrist Dems begin arguing against far-left agenda as 2020 play (McClatchy)

Trump-supporting teen harassed over MAGA hat in Seattle (Washington Examiner)

NRA sues Seattle over 'safe storage' gun legislation (The Hill)

Democratic lawmaker calls for 'new generation' of leadership in party (CNN)

Maine Senate candidate says he's a democratic socialist (The Hill)

Jeanine Pirro Thanks Whoopi Goldberg For Making Her Book No. 1 On Bestseller List (Deadline)

James Comey warns Democrats against socialism: 'Please, please don't lose your minds' (FOX News)

Sanders advises Ocasio-Cortez: Keep doing what you've been doing (The Hill)

White House: Plane intercepted after entering 'restricted' Trump golf club airspace (Politico)

Responding to FISA release, Carter Page calls spying allegations 'ridiculous' (Washington Post)

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