12 hrs ago
Day 2: House Republicans Come Back with Tougher Border Bill Proposals
A news story about the "shining" Scalise operation said it was savvy enough to go over the heads of lawmakers who "can't be convinced."
17 hrs ago
2016 contenders are lining up behind sentencing reform --- except this one Tea Partier
A year ago, that would have been perfectly normal for a Republican senator and rumored presidential contender.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
National Review Online
House GOP Hunkers Down for Night of Negotiations
Representative Marsha Blackburn is already in a room with House colleagues such as Iowa Representative Steve King and Idaho Representative Raul Labrador trying to hammer out a deal on the House border bill.
Cybercast News Service
Rep. Labrador: Obama Is the 'Worst President That We Have Had'CNS
Rep. Raul Labrador called President Barack Obama the "worst President that we have had" during a panel discussion at the Young Americans for Liberty's "Ronald Reagan said that he was a libertarian.
Why Ted Cruz Matters in the House of Representatives: Cruz finds more traction in House than Senate
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has a challenger vying to lead the House - and he's coming from the opposite side of the Capitol Building.
Popkey Will Pull Down $84K/Year
Idaho Statesman veteran political reporter and columnist Dan Popkey will make about $7,000 per month - or $84,000 per year - when he begins his new position as U.S. Representative Raul Labrador's press secretary, Labrador's deputy chief of staff Doug Taylor confirmed Wednesday.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
House GOP still short of votes on border bill
House Republicans on Wednesday were still short of the 218 GOP votes they need to guarantee passage of their $659 billion border package.
a Establishmenta tries to oust tea partyer Justin Amash in Michigan
The Aug. 5 vote in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District pits a hard-line Libertarian and tea party darling against a mainline party foot soldier, but with the roles reversed.
Barry Peterson isn't Idaho GOP chairman, court rules - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 PST
A judge rejected a bid Tuesday from embattled former Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson to hold onto his leadership position within the state's dominant political party.
The Daily Caller
The New Conservative Message On Why To Oppose Impeachment?
What if you are a conservative politician who thinks impeaching the president is a bad idea politically, but who has a conservative constituency who thinks you should do everything you can to stop President Barack Obama, including pursuing impeachment? How about warn of the grave consequence of impeaching and ultimately removing Obama from office: ... (more)
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Fort Boise: Idaho's Loss, Raul's Gain
And probably needless to say, Popkey's resignation from the Statesman is effective immediately, which is a shame, because we could use his skill at political analysis to help us sort this out.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Embattled Idaho GOP chairman contends he's facing 'hostile...
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Embattled Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson says the Idaho Republican Party is faced with "two rogue members engaged in a hostile takeover," who want to "usurp" his authority as party chairman.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Fire Dog Lake
FDL Exclusive: DOJ Says Smarter Sentencing Act Would Save Taxpayers $24 Billion
Previous estimates said the SSA would save taxpayers $3 billion over 10 years but the new memo more than doubles that at $7.4 billion The Department of Justice has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from FDL News for documents estimating the costs that the federal government will not have to incur if the Smarter Sentencing Act of ... (more)
House Republicans Offer Less Than $1 Billion for Border
House Republicans plan to vote next week on a bill providing less than $1 billion of the $3.7 billion President Barack Obama requested to address an influx of children at the U.S.-Mexico border, three lawmakers said.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Compassionate Conservatism Gets A Reboot
The ex-VP candidate has been touring the country has he formulates an anti-poverty plan Republicans can get behind.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Ante Up for the Party
Incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, left, walks with incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Capitol Hill.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Deposed Cantor Gave Most To Raul
A look through 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador's latest campaign finance report turns up an a bit of irony: Labrador's biggest donation - $5,000 for the reporting period and $10,000 for the election cycle to date came from the Every Republican is Crucial PAC ERIC-PAC, the PAC operated by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
GOP Incumbents Have Huge $$$ Edge
Former Idaho Democratic Congressman Richard Stallings reports raising just over 1 percent of the campaign war chest accumulated by eight-term incumbent 2nd District Republican Rep. Mike Simpson.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Voice of America
US Lawmakers Clash Over the Fate of Children Crossing the Border
U.S. lawmakers are clashing over whether Congress needs to make changes to a law signed in 2008 to protect child victims of sex-trafficking.
US News & World Report
Conservatives Recognize Danger of Impeaching Obama
Even some of the ideological puritans in the House of Representatives usually aligned with the far-right fringe of the party want to stop talking about impeachment altogether.