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Wed., Feb. 27, 2013, 2:48 p.m.

Labrador Rips Obama On Budget

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador blasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for lack of leadership in the sequestration spat, while hinting his willingness to accept some Democratic positions in potential immigration reform legislation. Labrador, R-Idaho, accused Obama and the media of “scare tactics” in emphasizing the impacts of automatic spending cuts totaling $85 billion set to kick in Friday. “We haven’t had a lot of calls,” said Labrador, who spoke with reporters Wednesday and is considered an emerging leader among tea party conservatives. “I’ve had a few people call me concerned about what it’s going to do in the meat industry … and all those things”/Kip Hill, SR Washington correspondent. More here.

Question: I'd like to see Congressman Labrador eschew a run for governor next year and focus on a second term in the Legislature, where he might be able to lead us out of this immigration quagmire. What do you think?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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