Tag Archives: Idaho

How the upcoming SCOTUS decision on Prop 8 could affect Idaho

Check out this New York Times graphic on possible outcomes for two U.S. Supreme Court cases on same sex marriage. The first case, on California’s Proposition 8, could potentially affect Idaho, whose voters passed a same sex marriage ban in … Continue reading

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Bryan Smith and Nate Curtis are not the same person

A strange side-note on the Bryan Smith for Congress campaign launch: One of the pieces of campaign literature I’ve seen for Smith says his website is BryanSmithforCongress.com. But when I typed that address into my browser, it automatically redirected me … Continue reading

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Bryan Smith to announce candidacy for CD2

Congressman Mike Simpson has a challenger for 2014. Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith will announce his candidacy for congressional district 2 on Thursday, according to a public Facebook event page created by Rod Beck. Over the next week, he’s stopping … Continue reading

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A serious question about wearing tutus to work

  Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been super busy and super sick. Why didn’t any of you tell me that being nine months pregnant is miserable? Oh, wait. Everyone told me that. I just didn’t listen. As you likely … Continue reading

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Otter, other Republicans send letters against proposed rule

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has already voiced opposition to the proposed rule change that would require party leaders’ endorsement to run in the Republican primaries, but yesterday, he sent a letter to Idaho Republicans condemning it in the strongest possible terms. “To … Continue reading

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So what will it be, Brad Little?

Emily Walton pointed out an interesting omission on a Brad Little campaign fundraiser ad. Neither the campaign literature nor the website specify that Little is running again for Lieutenant Governor in the next election. Little has already confirmed to Dan … Continue reading

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Beck, Hartgen, others respond to proposed GOP rule change

After my post on the Idaho GOP proposed rule change, I kept an eye on the responses on social media. Here are a few that stood out. Jared Larsen wrote this on my Facebook page: “I’ll be there (at the … Continue reading

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Mike Crapo: Hippest Idahoan in DC

Sorry, Jim Risch. You’re going to have to up your cool factor if you want to catch up with Mike Crapo. Crapo was recently featured on Buzzfeed for being one of a handful of US senators who use Vine, an … Continue reading

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Proposed GOP rule would require party endorsement for candidates

UPDATE: Read the rules here: 2013 IDGOP State Central Committee Proposed Rules The Idaho GOP is meeting this week in McCall. I read the proposed rule changes, and one caught my eye. The change would force prospective Republican primary candidates to … Continue reading

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Allen Derr dies at 85

Idaho lost a great man today. Boise attorney and Idaho Press Club founding member Allen Derr died Monday. He was 85. Derr was best known for his work on the landmark Reed vs Reed case in 1971. The U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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