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Res ipsa loquitor: Craig, Kempthorne spoke up for Judge Winmill

Gov. Butch Otter’s blasting U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill for failing to honor Idaho values of freedom and the marketplace is in sharp contrast with testimony from Idaho GOP Sens. Larry Craig and Dirk Kempthorne as they urged Winmill’s

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Larry Craig in ‘Where are they now?’ gallery of political scandals

With Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford launching comebacks, The Washington Post has published   “then” and “now” photos of 11 “scandal-plagued pols” who have bounced back. The gallery begins with Weiner, the former congressman who resigned after sexting but now is

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Idaho’s Risch occupies 3rd-longest-held GOP US Senate seat — since 1949

The seat Sen. Jim Risch will defend next year as Republicans eye control of the U.S. Senate has been in Republican hands since 1949, trailing in longevity only two Kansas seats which have been held by the GOP since 1919

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Court: Larry Craig’s legal fees appealing bathroom conviction are not a campaign expense

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday refused to dismiss a Federal Election Commission claim that former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig should return more than $200,000 in campaign funds spent to overturn his 2007 guilty plea

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