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Idaho’s Crapo on Syria: ‘Let’s not forget with whom we are dealing’

Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo says President Obama’s partnership with Russian President Vladamir Putin that aims to seize control of Syria’s chemical weapons is “the appropriate direction toward resolution of the issue, but let’s not forget with whom we are

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Idaho’s Minnick hired by Gabby Giffords to lobby for gun control

Former Idaho Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick has been hired by his former colleague Gabrielle Giffords’ to assist her effort to expand background checks on gun purchases. Minnick’s Washington, D.C., firm is Majority Group LLC, which he founded in 2011 after

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Idaho’s Crapo, Risch help kill gun control, cast identical votes on 7 amendments

Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch helped carry the day for opponents of tougher gun laws during a 2-hour string of votes late Wednesday. A filibuster-proof three-fifths vote was required for passage of amendments to the Safe Communities,

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Risch emerges as national spokesman for filibuster on gun control

Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch has appeared on CNN, NPR and CBS in the last 24 hours to make the case for blocking a vote on legislation beefing up background checks in the wake of December’s school shooting in Connecticut.

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Labrador outtakes: Going easy on Hillary, on being governor, I won’t break

Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador says the Senate Foreign Relations Committee went easy on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her Jan. 23 farewell appearance, which included testimony on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. “I wasn’t

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