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Idaho’s Labrador: Nevada rancher battling BLM should have paid his bills

In another example of his keen political instincts, Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador distanced himself from Sen. Rand Paul and others championing Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Labrador is a tea party favorite and friend of the Kentucky senator eying a

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Idaho’s Labrador earns 100% American Conservative Union score, Simpson drops to 46%

First District Rep. Raul Labrador is among 15 members of the 435-member U.S. House with a perfect record on 25 scored votes in 2013, earning the American Conservative Union’s “Defenders of Liberty” award. But 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson voted

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Idaho congressional delegation furloughs workers; Crapo, Risch will donate pay

Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation scaled back constituent services Tuesday during the partial government shutdown. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say they will donate the portion of their $174,000 annual pay earned during the shutdown to charity. Crapo is keeping

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Town hall semantics: When is a lawmaker dodging constituents?

The criticism heaped on Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and GOP Rep. Mike Simpson for not holding any unscripted “town halls” during the August recess has prompted a conversation with Crapo spokesman Lindsay Nothern. Nothern took issue

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Labrador rips media for overplaying Rep. King’s ‘reprehensible’ remarks on immigrants

Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador says reporters behaved shamefully by focusing on remarks by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, that have been condemned by many Republicans, including Labrador and House Speaker John Boehner. King’s statement that young illegal immigrants are 100

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HuffPost: Labrador ‘likely’ to challenge Otter, then eye White House

Perhaps eager to set off “one of 2014′s more intense intra-party showdowns” the left-wing Huffington Post quotes an anonymous person “close to Labrador’s political operation” as its source in predicting a Labrador-Otter matchup in the 2014 Idaho GOP primary. “I

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Huffington Post: Labrador likely to challenge Otter

Now for today’s installment in the Raul Labrador rumor-go-round: a profile in the Huffington Post that all but says Labrador will challenged Gov. Butch Otter in the 2014 GOP primary. The author, Jon Ward, pins that conclusion to an unnamed source —

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Idaho’s Labrador: When wildland fires flare, ‘watch your wallet’

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is misrepresenting the impact of spending cuts on resources for summer firefighting and warns that the Obama administration may use fire to play a “political blame game.” While visiting

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