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Denney catching up in endorsement race, nabs Labrador, Crane

Rep. Lawerence Denney has won the support of two tea party favorites, GOP Congressman Raul Labrador and Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane in his bid for Idaho secretary of state. Labrador and Crane will appear at a Statehouse news conference to

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Despite calls from Obama & Idaho Dems, GOP leaders don’t plan immigration vote

Thursday was a big day for pressure on House Republicans to take up immigration reform, including the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate 68-32 in June. From Meridian and Kuna to the White House, reform advocates called for votes. Thursday

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Idahoans press reluctant Labrador to rejoin bipartisan immigration reform talks

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador is using “immigrant families as pawns in his political games,” say the Idaho Community Action Network and Coalition for Immigration Rights of Idaho. Reform advocates say they will deliver the last of 2,500 petitions to

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Labrador calls immigration talks with Obama ‘crazy,’ says prez ‘trying to destroy the Republican party’

Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador appears to have abandoned his hopes for immigration reform this year. Labrador, an immigration lawyer whose first language was Spanish, entered 2013 saying he hoped to be part of a bipartisan approach to immigration reform

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Labrador on NPR: ‘We’re not the ones who wanted to shut down the government’

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is responsible for the government shutdown because he believes it can help Democrats retain control of the Senate and win the House in 2014. “We’re not the ones

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Another Idaho tour guide: Minnick leads students through closed Capitol

Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador got some great press last week for taking nine Nampa High School students and two teachers on a Capitol Hill tour Friday, despite the government shutdown. The man he beat in 2010 to represent Idaho’s

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Ringo says Labrador holding country ‘hostage’ in shutdown; Labrador blames Obama, Senate

Democratic state Rep. Shirley Ringo says Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador is among a group “holding the country hostage to serve their extreme agenda” by refusing to fund the government without delaying Obamacare. Labrador counters that the House Republicans proposal

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Idaho’s Labrador back on ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday

Sophomore GOP Congressman Raul Labrador will make another appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. The program airs on KTVB-Channel 7 in Boise at 8 a.m. Labrador is scheduled for a roundtable that NBC says will focus on Obamacare and

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Idaho’s Labrador on Syria: ‘We are not the police force of the world’

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador uses his weekly electronic newsletter to reaffirm his opposition to use of force in Syria, recounting an exchange with a veteran whose son served in Afghanistan and is “no longer the same.” In an 800-word

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Labrador statement on 9/11, Benghazi anniversaries

Idaho Republican Congressman says the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the first anniversary of Benghazi are an occasion to honor the memory of the dead and to “spur greater action to bring the (Benghazi) perpetrators to justice and

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