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This Week In Idaho Politics
Utah's GOP in-fighting has lessons for Idaho By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Idaho's State Republican Party is about to select a new chair to lead Idaho's dominant political party. Former chair Jonathan Parker stepped down a while back and the vacancy will be filled at the GOP summer meeting in late June.
Sen. Richard Lugar was a model for political civility By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor People in my line of work typically don't have many friends in the political world, but during my years in Indiana in the 1990s, I had a cordial working relationship with Dick Lugar, the state's longest-serving senator who recently passed at age 87.
Forget the election, Mr. President, and focus on Russian aggression By Jim Jones Christopher Wray, the FBI director, warned on April 26 that Russian interference in the 2020 election presents a "significant counterintelligence threat." His warning followed the Worldwide Threat Assessment (WTA) issued by U.S. intelligence agencies in January.
Local option taxation is taxation, nonetheless By Stephen Hartgen For the umpteenth time, various proposals by local governments to raise your local sales taxes died without so much as a hearing in the Idaho House. Good thing, too.
McGeachin stays loyal to base while Little fumes By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who is a proverbial heartbeat away from being Idaho's next governor, might be making Gov. Brad Little's heart flutter a bit.
Three questions about Donald Trump . . . By LaVarr Webb, Publisher How damaging is the Mueller report to Trump? The Mueller report is not the nail in Trump's coffin that liberals were hoping for because it revealed nothing we didn't already know about Trump.
Let's celebrate America's exceptional legal system on Law Day By Jim Jones The first day of May is Law Day, which was first designated by Pres. Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 to celebrate our remarkable legal system. The rule of law is the bedrock of our society. The law protects us, our freedoms and our property against arbitrary government action.
Meridian Chamber 2019 Small Business Awards Luncheon When: Tuesday, May 7, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz, 1385 S Blue Marlin Ln, Meridian, ID Keynote Speaker: Robert Spendlove, Zions Bank Chief Economist. Special guest emcee, Autumn Kersey of Treasure Valley Children's Theatre. Awards for several categories will be presented including Business Person of the Year. More info and register here.
Valley County Republican Women Meeting When: Thursday, May 9, 12 pm. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Location varies A fast growing republican organization, come join us! For more information, email Pam Thieror 208-860-1120.
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