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Idaho Democrat Manning: I didn’t quiver and I wasn’t spanked

Caldwell Democratic House candidate Travis Manning objects to two aspects of a Wednesday post on the Idaho Politics blog:┬áMy characterization of him “quiveringly” backing down from his satirical Facebook post about GOP Gov. Butch Otter and my headline that described

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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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Agitated Otter confronted Idaho Statesman over gay rights coverage (w/audio)

Sunday’s three-page package exploring how the absence of civil rights protections for gays impacts business and Idaho’s image was sparked by Gov. Butch Otter’s challenging the assumption made in the Idaho Statesman’s Feb. 12 story that the Gem State has

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Otter on Chris Christie: Bridgegate may boost standing in prez race

Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter, who held a December campaign fundraiser with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the headliner, says he has no reason to believe Christie knew about his staff”s traffic jam plan and that if Christie is

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Idaho Republicans mourn staffer Brenda Maynard Walters, dead at 46

Brenda Maynard Walters, an expert on immigration and international adoption issues and a key aide to Gov. Butch Otter and former Sen. Larry Craig, died Wednesday at her home in Boise. Walters, 46, had knee surgery on Monday. About 4

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Democrats say they were blocked from Otter’s Twitter account

Idaho Democratic Rep. Holli Woodings of Boise and former Democratic House candidate Sharon Fisher of Kuna say they discovered over the weekend that Republican Gov. Butch Otter’s official Twitter account blocked them from access. Woodings said Monday that she was

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