Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter

Monday, May 11, 2015

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This Week In Idaho Politics

  Idaho Democrats Favor Clinton in 2016; Republicans Have No Clear Favorite
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is not a favorite among Idahoans, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds....

  Winning the Political Game: Politicians Deserve Respect for Being Down There Pitching
Some 40 years ago, I served an internship with muckraking journalist Jack Anderson in Washington, D.C....

  Special Session Coming Up; Here are the Rules
Gov. Butch Otter has called a special session for May 18 to address the uproar over the failure to pass SB 1067, which would have aligned Idaho with the requirements for the U.S. to join the Hague treaty on child support. ...

Child-Support Issue Hits Home to Labrador
No one has to lecture Congressman Raul Labrador about the hardships faced by single-parent families, because he lived through those times as a child raised by a single mom. ...

A Cure for the Tapeworm Economy?
About two years ago, I wrote about the "Tapeworm of the Economy," in which I opined that ballooning healthcare costs are overwhelming the U.S. economy. ...

  Poll: What Do Idaho Residents Think of the Job Lawmakers Did in 2015?
Idaho GOP legislators may have some answering to do before their constituents, especially members of their own party, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows....

  Idaho Newsnotes
News Links Updated DailyIdaho Politics Weekly updates news links every day from newspapers and other websites across the state. ...

  Winning the Political Game: Choose Your Battles Carefully
People who are attracted to public service tend to be idealistic and want to "save the world." They read the newspaper, see all sorts of injustices and problems, and say, "I could do something about that!" They want to stick their noses into every co...

Political Calendar Highlights

See our full political calendar.

Meridian Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble

When: Fri, May 15, 7 am
Where: The Club at Spurwing, 6800 North Spurwing Way, Meridian, ID
Tournament features a traditional scramble format with a shot-gun start in the morning. Interactive contests throughout the day including: a putting contest, longest/shortest drives, the bulls-eye and a hole in one contest. BBQ lunch and fantastic prizes. For those that aren't golfers there are still some great networking opportunities and a silent auction with amazing packages to bid on. More info

Kootenai County Democratic Party Democracy Dinner

When: Sat, May 16, 5 pm - 8 pm
Where: Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel, 37914 South Nukwalqw, Worley, ID
Kootenai Democrats nominate members of our community for the Art Manley Lifetime Achievement Award. The dinner features key note speaker Alan O Link and Paulette Jordan, State Rep for District 5. Cost $50, tables $400. Buffet style dinner and silent auction. More info

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Idaho Headlines

Editorial: Leadership in the Face of Foolishness (Times-News)

With law passed, companies can now declare public benefit (Idaho Business Review)

Marty Trillhaase: Child support bill is one fight Ybarra can't duck (Lewiston Tribune)

Third-party candidate brings message to Lewiston (Lewiston Tribune)

Labrador finds fault with GOP budget plan (Lewiston Tribune)

Wilderness bill could get hearings (Mountain Express)

Analysis: County has saved energy (Mountain Express)

Will teachers receive another pay raise? (Mountain Express)

Ag leaders seek opportunities during trade mission to Mexico, Peru (Capital Press)

Activist who converted to pro-GMO stance to speak in Boise (Capital Press)

Otter's child support measure is still flawed (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Cities must not come between small businesses and their employees (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Let's empower families through educational choice (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Editorial: Ada Countians need to up their recycling game (Idaho Statesman)

Idaho water supply isn't in crisis yet, but what about next year? (Idaho Statesman)

Parents, education money figure in West Ada trustee candidates' forum (Idaho Statesman)

Record Number Of Students Graduate From Idaho Public Universities This Spring (Boise State Public Radio)

Editorial: Here's why NIC's budget matters to you (CDA Press)

Era's over for large dairy farms in N. Idaho (Spokesman-Review)

ACLU files new complaints in discrimination case (Idaho Education News)

National Headlines

Jeb courts evangelicals in Liberty University address (Politico)

Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid (The Hill)

Immigration debate roils GOP (The Hill)

Texas bristles at Obama's 'invasion' (Financial Times)

For the Clintons, a big question: What to do with Bill? (Washington Post)

Bernie Sanders's presidential candidacy four decades in the making (Christian Science Monitor)

U.S. presidential candidate Fiorina spins web around interviewer (Reuters)

Amid 2016 appeals to rich donors, middle-class voters, Carson stays focused on poor (FOX News)

GOP senator: U.S. 'certainly vulnerable' to ISIS (CNN)

Capital becomes favorite target of those looking to rule it (New York Times)

Scott Walker Woos South Carolina GOP With Tough Talk on Terror (New York Times)


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