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American Politicians Used To Have Some Pretty Incredible Names | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

When then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama first stepped onto the national scene at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he referred to himself as...

More Sneaky Anti-Gay Laws Popping Up

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

For the last few weeks, anti-gay groups have been putting forth their best efforts to stop marriage from starting in Florida. But as luck would have it, their best efforts just weren't very good.

WATCH: What You Need to Know About Florida's Gay-Marriage Mess

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Something big's going to happen in Florida next week, we just don't know what yet. The Supreme Court is going to examine multiple marriage cases in early January. And new polling shows support for marriage higher than ever.

Butch Otter Wins 2014 Idaho Governor Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Gov. Butch Otter won re-election on Tuesday against his Democratic opponent A.J. Balukoff. Otter has served as Idaho's governor since 20...

Idaho Governor Election Results: Butch Otter Wins 2014 Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Butch Otter won the Idaho governor race on Tuesday, defeating opponent A.J. Balukoff Otter has served as the governor of Idaho since he ...

Republicans Call For Unity After Idaho Shakeup

AP | KIMBERLEE KRUESI | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — To win the Idaho Republican Party primary and secure his position as the favorite to retain the state's top job, Gov. Butch Otte...

Otter Wins Idaho Gubernatorial Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Butch Otter is once again the GOP nominee for Idaho governor, the Associated Press reports. Otter, who has served as governor since 2007, bested a...

Butch Otter Wins Idaho Governor Primary

Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Incumbent C.L. "Butch" Otter won the GOP primary election for governor in the state of Idaho Tuesday. Otter beat out three competitors: State Sen. ...

Judge Refuses To Stay Idaho Gay Marriages

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor. U.S...

Judge Promises Ruling Soon On Idaho Gay Marriage

AP | By REBECCA BOONE | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says she will decide soon if Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage violates the equal protection guarantees of the U....

Idaho Asks Judge To Toss Case Challenging 'Ag Gag' Law

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attorneys for Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter are asking a federal judge to toss a lawsuit challenging a new law that makes it ill...

How Governor Butch Otter's Moment Of Movie Stardom Was Tainted By Softcore Porn

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R-Idaho) thought he was appearing in a Western film. What ended up happening appears to be way more than he bargained for. ...

Idaho Couples Ask Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four couples suing the state over Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to rule in their favor without a t...

Idaho Governor Orders Police To Investigate Private Prison

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has ordered the state police to conduct a criminal investigation of understaffing and falsified do...

Governors Gather In Vegas To Talk Land Use, Fires

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental ...

GOP Gov Signs Law Limiting Contentious Practice

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, April 11 (Reuters) - Idaho's Republican governor signed a law on Thursday that restricts use of dron...

Idaho's Republican Governor Comes To The Defense Of Obamacare

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Now, it's a Republican's turn to defend President Barack Obama's health care reform law. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R) published a document on hi...

Second Republican Governor Backs Key Obamacare Provision

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is the second Republican state chief executive so far to embrace the Medicaid expansion that is central to President B...

Jeffrey Young

Another GOP Governor Rejects Obamacare For Poor People | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

Idaho won't expand Medicaid to cover more poor people under President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R) told legislat...

Jeffrey Young

Pennsylvania's Republican Governor Issues Key Obamacare Pronouncement | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

Pennsylvania will allow the federal government to implement a major part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law without state input, Gov. ...

Betting On Obamacare: GOP Governor Makes Medicaid Expansion For Poor Nevadans

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the first Republican state leader to embrace a Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama's health care reform law....

Jeffrey Young

Idaho's GOP Governor Makes Key Obamacare Move | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Idaho will be the fifth Republican-led state to participate in a key element of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Ott...

Jeffrey Young

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker Refuses To Set Up Obamacare Exchange | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

Wisconsin won't create a health insurance exchange, Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced Friday, making it the latest state to reject a key component of Pr...

Jeffrey Young

Another Republican-Led State Rebuffs Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ohio won't go along with a key component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law and plans to let federal authorities run the...

Idaho Education Changes Under Attack

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...