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Idaho Sen. Crapo to Treasury’s Lew: Long-term debt is ‘the real crisis’

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo told U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Thursday that he understands the near-term fight over raising the debt limit is a serious concern for the American economy, but pressed Lew to acknowledge the underlying $16.7 trillion

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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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Boehner in Boise: ‘Whale of a fight’ line widely cited

House Speaker John Boehner’s comments about leveraging the necessity to raise the U.S. debt ceiling to win entitlement reform have been frequently republished and scrolled across television screens this week. Among those citing the Idaho Statesman’s coverage of Boehner’s remarks

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