10 hrs ago
"Immigration Reform" and Political Parlance
The best way to win a political argument is by manipulating the rhetoric used to describe the two sides in a debate.
14 hrs ago
Pressure builds on House to act on immigration overhaul
House veterans fear that momentum this week in the Senate could leave them behind, all but forcing the lower chamber into considering the Senate bill before their effort has a chance to come to fruition.
Wed May 22, 2013
Republican Congressmen Explain Why You Shouldn't Thank the Fiscal...
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Lawmakers: Balance budget in 10 years or no debt increase
A handful of conservative congressmen said Wednesday that they will demand a budget that balances in 10 years in exchange for their vote to increase the debt ceiling, saying that Republican leadership promised as much during a GOP retreat earlier this year.
Labrador: Obamacare could kill immigration bill
A key House Republican negotiator on immigration is warning Democrats that the health care law a favorite boogeyman of the GOP could be the downfall of comprehensive immigration reform.
Mon May 20, 2013
Sheriff Mack Heading Back To Idaho
Former Sheriff Richard Mack will be back in Idaho in August, following up last year's controversial appearance at the Kootenai County Republican Party Lincoln Day with a speech to the Gem State Tea Party's 3rd "Liberty Summit" in Burley.
Sun May 19, 2013
Crapo's campaign suffered from poor financial controls
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo said earlier that the $250,000 investment loss his campaign suffered in 2008 - and just now disclosed - came at a time when the campaign was between treasurers, so only then-campaign manager Jake Ball authorized the expenditure, in the form of a loan to a longtime friend.
Sat May 18, 2013
House Group Nearing Immigration Deal
A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives that is working toward a comprehensive immigration reform proposal is nearing consensus.
Thu May 16, 2013
Immigration Reform Talks Stalling
Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador told Bloomberg that a bipartisan group of eight U.S. House members may be holding their last meeting Thursday to attempt to agree on a compromise immigration bill.
House group agrees on immigration reform
After months of intense negotiations, a bipartisan U.S. House group has reached an "agreement in principle" on immigration reform, according to Rep.
Tennessee Congressman Slams Holder on Pot Prosecution
Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee went exactly like you'd expect .
Trib: Idaho's $3M Man Loses Some
If Congressman Raul Labrador's re-election campaign lost a quarter of a million bucks, the Idaho Republican would be down to his last $472. For Congressman Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, misplacing $250,000 would leave him $183,509 in the hole.
Mon May 13, 2013
Crapo's lost campaign cash went to Las Vegas firm, intended for quick profit
The $250,000 bad loan of campaign cash from Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo's campaign went to a Las Vegas company that offered a quick profit in two months, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Daily Beast
Immigration's Odd Couple
Behind the scenes, RaAol Labrador and Luis Gutierrez are using their bond over heritage to get a comprehensive overhaul through the House-all with Paul Ryan's blessing.
ID-01: What are the Issues in Congressman Raul Labrador's District?
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Former Crapo staffer: 'He trusted me to place cash and I did'
Here's the latest on the Crapo campaign's $250,000 loss from a bad loan by former campaign manager Jake Ball: Ball has now resigned from his current position on the staff of 1st District Rep.
Sen. Crapo says campaign lost $250K on loan
Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's campaign lost $250,000 on an investment where it says somebody absconded with the cash.
Thu May 09, 2013
Idaho Congressman Back Jet Races
Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, along with 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador, have sent a letter to the Seattle office of the U.S. Coast Guard, asking for a timely review of a planned jet boat race near St.
Tue May 07, 2013
Idaho dairies keep tabs on immigration overhaul
Idaho dairy officials say they are keeping a close eye on Congress as it attempts to change the nation's immigration system.
Sun May 05, 2013
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Congressional Votes for Idaho the Week of 04/26 - 05/02/2013
Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. There were no key votes in the Senate this week.