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Fulcher and Otter differ on repeal of 17th Amendment (w/ video)

Sen. Russ Fulcher is offering lukewarm support for a divisive tea party tenet — repeal of  the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Ratified in 1913, the amendment provides for the direct election of senators by the people rather than

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Democrat Manning tweaks Otter, gets spanked by Guv’s spokesman

Canyon County House candidate Travis Manning thought he’d amuse himself and his supporters by satirizing Gov. Butch Otter on his campaign Facebook page. But the Vallivue High School English teacher quickly learned the governor found no humor in the prank.

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Denney accuses Ysursa of conflict of interest in endorsement of McGrane

Rep. Lawerence Denney on Tuesday criticized outgoing Secretary of State Ben Ysursa for endorsing Phil McGrane over Denney and two other Republicans in the race to replace Ysursa. “I was surprised to see our current Secretary of State endorse somebody

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Idaho near bottom on another list: Use of online porn (w/ photo)

No kidding. Idaho ranks next-to-last in per capita viewing of pornography according to Pornhub.com, ahead of only Arkansas. In the last 12 months, Idaho had 80 page views per capita page on Pornhub, while Arkansas had 77. The busiest porn

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Caldwell’s Rep. Bolz asked to be removed as Chaney’s campaign chairman

After news that Greg Chaney had been charged with domestic battery and three other misdemeanors in 2009, outgoing Rep. Darrell Bolz asked that his name be removed as chairman of the Chaney campaign — a position Bolz said he never

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Endorsement update: Toryanski wins support from 11 Idaho GOP lawmakers

Ten of the 28 Republicans in the Idaho Senate are supporting former colleague Mitch Toryanski of Boise in his bid for the GOP nomination for Idaho secretary of state. Among those are Assistant Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder of Boise

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Denney catching up in endorsement race, nabs Labrador, Crane

Rep. Lawerence Denney has won the support of two tea party favorites, GOP Congressman Raul Labrador and Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane in his bid for Idaho secretary of state. Labrador and Crane will appear at a Statehouse news conference to

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Popkey on aging gracefully, nostalgia and Boise’s blooming music scene + video

I know, I know, this has nothing to do with Idaho politics. But I’m gonna share it anyway. This week, I attended my first show at the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel. The draw was Karla Bonoff, one of

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McGrane adds more Idaho GOP establishment support: Donna Jones

Republican secretary of state candidate Phil McGrane was endorsed Friday by former Idaho controller and House Revenue & Taxation Committee Chairwoman Donna Jones. “From his first day on the job our next secretary of state needs to be ready to

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Kerry scolds Risch with ‘taste of reality’ on Ukraine conflict + video

Secretary of State John Kerry reacted aggressively when Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch suggested the Obama administration’s tactics are letting the Russians “misbehave even worse” in the crisis in Ukraine. Kerry replied by telling Risch about “the realities of the

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