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Labrador votes against part of Patriot Act

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador was one of 26 Republicans to vote against extending some provisions in the Patriot Act, which extends the surveillance power of the national government. An effort Tuesday to extend some portions of the act failed because … Continue reading

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Labrador starts re-election fundraiser with large share of out-of-state money

Idaho’s newest member of Congress, Rep. Raul Labrador, started his re-election effort by raising $68,755 in the last five and a half weeks of 2010. Two-thirds of that money – $46,308 – came from out-of-state supporters. Labrador’s campaign said it … Continue reading

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Legislature no stranger to considering potentially unconstitutional bills

Earlier this week, Reps. Vito Barbieri, R-Hayden Lake, and Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, received a formal opinion from the attorney general’s office saying the concept of nullification – essentially making null and void certain federal laws within the boundaries of Idaho … Continue reading

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Idaho delegation praises Obama’s rhetoric, call for action

Idaho’s four Republican members of Congress heard things they liked in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, but now want to see policy changes and results. Obama spoke for more than an hour Tuesday evening, outlining broad principles … Continue reading

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First texting ban may not be the one that passes

An effort to ban texting while driving failed in the final hours of the 2010 Idaho legislative session, but that plan is back before lawmakers.  However, some lawmakers are working on a revised version of the ban that could get … Continue reading

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No added security for Labrador’s first official town hall

Congressman Raul Labrador’s town hall in Meridian on Jan. 22 won’t have added security guards.  The town hall is Labrador’s first publicized event in Idaho since the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. “He feels totally safe in Idaho,” Labrador’s … Continue reading

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Labrador sworn in as new Congress gets to work on issues including health care repeal

Raul Labrador formally became a member of Congress Wednesday, as he was sworn in by new Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. One of the first issues the new GOP-led House will tackle is the health care plan signed … Continue reading

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Labrador to serve on resources and reform committees but not immigration

Congressman-elect Raul Labrador says his two committee assignments will let him serve Idahoans and restore people’s faith in government. Labrador will serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform after being … Continue reading

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Risch, Crapo join Senate GOP to block on DREAM Act, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo joined with a majority of Senate Republicans in voting down proposals that would allow homosexuals to openly serve in the military and allow young people in the U.S. illegally to remain in the country … Continue reading

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Idaho Democrats looking for new executive director

Idaho Democrats looking for new executive director The Idaho Democratic Party, fresh off taking a whipping at the polls Nov. 2, is looking for a new second-in-command. The party, according to Huckleberries Online, decided Monday not to renew the contract of … Continue reading

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