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Updated 4 days, 23 hours ago

Candidates hope history takes a new turn

If history holds true in this beet-red state, then the two Democrats running for Congress – Kaylee Peterson of E...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
To our delegation, it’s all gloom and doom

President Biden’s State of the Union address is long behind us and everyone is well past analyzing the details of his speech.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
McGeachin gives AFPAC standing in Idaho

To get all this publicity, she had to speak to the America First Political Action Committee (AFPAC) – a group in which some of the main players support Vladi...

Updated 4 months ago
Risch has eyes on the ‘real’ enemy

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch has found a common enemy – and it isn’t President Biden, or congressional Democrats who are trying to ram through their socialist agenda.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
MALLOY: Smith says Simpson has met his ‘Waterloo’

Say one thing about Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith, he does not lack for confidence or swagger. And he will need all of that if he’s going to take out long...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Malloy: Could a Republican Senate help Biden?

Put this in the category of “wishful thinking,” but there may be a way for President Biden to turn around his sagging approval ratings. And, for those who ma...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Malloy: Crapo can’t quit now, or maybe ever

If former Idaho Sen. Steve Symms had played his cards right over the last 30 years, and kept running for re-election, he could still be in the Senate today.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Party leaders say ‘no’ to crossover voting

Lately, I have been hearing from Democrats who will do everything in their power to prevent Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and Rep. Pricilla Giddings from winning...

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
McGeachin shows how to botch ‘good’ news

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin catches an endorsement from former President Trump – the biggest fish in the ocean -- and she makes that bombshell announcement thr...

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
GOP getting warmed up with bashing Biden

Republicans are having a field day going after President Biden … and to think, we’re more than a year away until the mid-term elections.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Senators look to Carter-era solution for debt fix

Here’s something that I never thought I’d see – Idaho Republican Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo embracing a failed policy from the Carter administration for ...

Updated 11 months ago
BLM nominee can’t hide from past

For most of us, sins from 32 years ago generally don’t have much relevance in our lives today. But there are rare instances when a person can’t walk away fro...

Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Health obstacles are not death sentences

Talking with Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher about his recent cancer diagnosis a couple of weeks ago hit home with me. In many ways, being lucky is better tha...

Updated 1 year ago
Sup's Corner

Being Kellogg School District’s Superintendent was never something I had thought about doing as an educator.

Updated 1 year ago
Bedke seeks political career change

House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, easily checks off the boxes for that office.

Updated 1 year ago
Risch influence goes in different direction

Sen. Jim Risch’s political life was much more fun with Donald Trump as president and Republicans had control of the Senate. But perhaps there is something li...