Friday Aug 29
Will Risch Run From Debates Again?
U.S. Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, does not like being on the same debate platform with former Congressman Larry LaRocco, D-Idaho.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Fight against militarized police is a culture war worth having
Asked "whether it's proper to militarize the nation's city police forces," President Obama opined last week that "one of the great things about the United States has been our ability to maintain a distinction between our military and domestic law enforcement ."
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Congressman Labrador feels immigration system needs modernized for the 21st century
The battle regarding immigration is heating in the Gem State, as Governor 'Butch' Otter is calling on the feds to not use Idaho as a destination for undocumented immigrant children.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Firefighting costs continue to eat into Forest Service management...
A new report out today from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that costs allocated to fighting wildfires have grown from 16 percent of the U.S. Forest Service's overall budget in 1995 to 42 percent today.
Crapo's message to Labrador
Republican Senator Mike Crapo, and his political advisors, lost little time this past week in reading and reacting to First District Congressman Raul Labrador's hiring of Idaho Statesman ace political reporter Dan Popkey as his press secretary.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Osburn Vet Gets Overdue Silver Star
Congressman Ral Labrador, R-Idaho, presented the Silver Star - the military's third-highest decoration for valor - to Sgt.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
ID Election 2014: Congressman's Press Secretary: "It's unclear what Labrador will do."
RaAol Rafael Labrador has been the U.S. Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district since 2011.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Two Ways President Obama Could Act On Immigration
Sometime before the end of summer, President Obama is expected to take executive action to address the nation's broken immigration system.
Senator Jim Risch, Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, and Representative Raul Labrador all remain favorites to win re-election given the heavy Republican bent of the Idaho electorate.
Catching up on the news...
There was a major development in the race for state Superintendent of Schools, as the Idaho Association of School Administrators invited both candidates to speak and answer questions at a high-profile forum at its annual conference in Boise last Monday.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
National Review Online
A Case Study' in Fight Between Good Old Boys Republicans and Free Market Republicans
Republican primary voters who might have been expected to see earmarks as part of their self-interest rejected the pro-subsidy policy overwhelmingly in an election that Representative Mike Pompeo , described as "a controlled experiment" revealing the conservative base's views opposition to government subsidies for business interests.
Demo Ringo Wins Pinehurst Ribbon
Shirley Ringo, the Democratic candidate for the 1st Congressional District seat held by Raul Labrador, visits w/ Princesses Sydney, Kadence, and Kelly .
Wed Aug 06, 2014
What I Saw During Our Vote To Secure The Border
July 31, 2014, the House decided to stay in DC and work. The Senate had already left town for their August recess.
I Look Like an Ass, So I'll Blame the Media or Obama
A recent story got me thinking about politicians who obviously make a mistake and instead of apologizing for it, they blame the media or Obama.
The State of The Republicans
Being a Democrat in Idaho is tough, but try being a Republican - a dyed-in-the-wool, elephantine political animal, steeped in what was once affectionately known as the Grand Ol' Party.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Special Rights? Conservatives Want Them.
A very successful strategy for opposing LGBT equality in the '90s was to claim that sexual orientation and gender identity-inclusive protections constituted "special rights", as in claiming that LGBT people would end up privileged over everyone else.
Delegation Criminalizes Idahoans
Twenty-two year-old Yolanda Orozco isn't a criminal or a threat to the U.S. But, Idaho's all-Republican congressional delegation wants the Valley High grad and Boise State University student treated like a felon and booted out of the only home she's ever known.
Davlin: Labrador's Gain, Idaho's Loss
By poaching veteran political reporter Dan Popkey from the Idaho Statesman to become his new press secretary, U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, just eased a lot of stress for Idaho's congressional delegation.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Why Is This Republican Congressman Worried About a 'War on Whites'?
Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who arrived in Congress with the 2010 GOP wave, was one of the most vocal opponents of last week's border bill.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Labrador Blames Obama, DACA For Abuse of Latin American Immigrant Children
Idaho Republican House Representative Raul Labrador blamed President Barack Obama Aug. 1 for the abuse of undocumented immigrant children making their way across the United States-Mexico border, the Twin Falls Times-News reports .