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Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 1:15 p.m.

Raul: Immigration Talks ‘Cuh-razy’

Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador appears to have abandoned his hopes for immigration reform this year. Labrador, an immigration lawyer whose first language was Spanish, entered 2013 saying he hoped to be part of a bipartisan approach to immigration reform and that the prospect of success would help him decide whether to run for governor in 2014. Labrador ultimately decided to seek re-election. But in June, he withdrew from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” because of concerns over Obamacare. On Wednesday, Labrador said President Obama can’t be trusted on the issue. Citing Obama’s negotiating posture on the government shutdown and debt ceiling, Labrador said “it would be crazy” for House GOP leaders to deal with the president on immigration/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: So if Raul Labrador decrees immigration talks with President Obama this year to be a "crazy" idea, does that mean the House Republicans won't deal? Or doesn't he speak for all House Republicans?

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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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