1 hr ago
Las Cruces Sun-News
House group to draft US immigration bill after solving dispute
A bipartisan House group agreed to start preparing legislation to revise U.S. immigration law and present it "as soon as possible," said Representative Raul Labrador, one of the lawmakers.
5 hrs ago
Crapo defends ex-campaign manager, while calling $250K loss 'deeply distressing'
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo is defending his former campaign manager who lost $250,000 in campaign funds in a risky investment, while also calling the incident "discouraging" and "deeply distressing." Crapo's then-campaign manager, Jake Ball, loaned $250,000 in campaign funds in 2008 to a longtime friend's now-defunct investment company, Blueberry Guru ... (more)
9 hrs ago
US News & World Report
Why Health Care and Immigration Is a Dangerous Combination
House Judiciary Committee members Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, right, and Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., talk on Capitol Hill during the committee's hearing on immigration reform.
Thu May 23, 2013
Democrats Take More Assertive Role in Immigration Reform
The coverage of the effort to reform the country's massively inefficient and outdated immigration system has usually focused on where the controversy has been thus far: Republican supporters of comprehensive immigration reform vs.
House Immigration Bill Back on Track, Say Bipartisan Negotiators
Labrador said the group of eight House members working on an immigration rewrite have resolved one contentious issue: how and whether immigrants awaiting citizenship should be able to obtain health insurance.
House immigration group resolves dispute
All that is left of Shayne Patterson's three-bedroom home is the tiny area where his wife hunkered down under a mattress to protect their three children when a tornado packing winds of at least 200 mph slammed... Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week's tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and ... (more)
"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.
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.