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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 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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Crapo sets Wednesday Tele-town Hall to hear from Idahoans on Syria, debt

Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo says he expects Syria to be high on the agenda, along with the budget and farm bill, as he takes phone calls Wednesday at 7 p.m. Mountain Time. The Sept. 18 call will be the

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Labrador joins Risch, would vote no on use of force in Syria

Rep. Raul Labrador has become the second member of the four-man all-GOP Idaho congressional delegation to say he will oppose the use of force in Syria. “I gave the Administration a chance to make their case, but they couldn’t make

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Risch explains why ‘doing nothing’ on Syria is best option

Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch says U.S. national security would be hurt, not helped, by a military attack on Syria. “There are no good answers here,” Risch said Thursday in a meeting with Idaho reporters. “But my judgment is the

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Idaho’s Labrador: Don’t wait until next week to debate Syria, bring back Congress now

Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador doesn’t want to wait until next week for Congress to consider authorizing military action against Syria. Labrador is urging House Speaker John Boehner to call the House back to Washington this week, saying taking the

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Idaho’s Simpson, Labrador, ask Obama to seek congressional approval on Syria

Idaho Republican Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador both signed a letter with colleagues — including House Speaker John Boehner — to President Obama on Wednesday saying they “strongly urge” the commander-in-chief ”to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering

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Boehner in Boise, still hasn’t heard from Obama on Syria

House Speaker John Boehner is in Boise Monday to help raise money for GOP Congressman Mike Simpson. But according to a Capitol Hill newspaper Boehner hasn’t heard from President Obama about the growing prospect of a U.S. military strike in

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