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  • Eye on Boise: Labrador admits who’s boss when Cantor visits

    BOISE – U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stopped in Boise last week to raise funds for U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador’s re-election campaign and urge Idahoans to send the freshman …


  • Labrador, Farris explain views in debate

    BOISE – Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador wants to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70, cut a third of the staff at the Pentagon and ban all abortions …


  • Labrador: Raise retirement age to 70

    Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador wants to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70, cut a third of the staff at the Pentagon and ban all abortions other than …


  • Cantor stumps for Labrador in Boise

    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stopped in Boise tonight to raise funds for Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s re-election campaign and urge Idahoans to send the freshman back to …


  • Labrador defends seat for first time

    BOISE – As Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador seeks re-election for a second term in Congress, he’s made a name for himself in Washington, D.C., as a tea party favorite …


  • McMorris Rodgers voted for trigger

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, is among those who voted for the 2011 budget bill that set in motion the deep, looming spending cuts that she and …


  • Eye on Boise: Races simmer after heated primaries

    BOISE – The northernmost legislative district in Idaho, District 1, saw some of the hottest election contests in the state in May’s primary, with tea party challengers trying to knock …


  • Farris releases income tax returns

    MERIDIAN, Idaho – Idaho 1st District Congressional candidate Jimmy Farris released 10 years of his income tax returns Thursday and called on incumbent GOP Congressman Raul Labrador to do the …


  • Congressional candidate releases 10 years’ tax returns

    MERIDIAN, Idaho — Idaho 1st District U.S. House candidate Jimmy Farris released 10 years of his income tax returns today, and called on incumbent Congressman Raul Labrador to do the …


  • Eye on Boise: Labrador urges governor not to implement exchanges

    BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has joined U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a group of other national lawmakers in signing a letter urging …


  • Spin Control: Letter asking to repeal ACA a waste of paper

    OLYMPIA – In a world of emails and tweets, it’s usually nice to get a real letter. Except, maybe, if it’s a letter telling you to do something that you’ve …


  • Eye on Boise: Use care when invoking Founding Fathers

    BOISE – Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador reacted to Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care reform by saying the nation’s Founding Fathers would be “appalled.” He wasn’t the …


  • Eye on Boise: Labrador rips immigration shift

    BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, an immigration attorney who touted his expertise on the issue as he ran for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat two years ago, blasted President …


  • Labrador way ahead in campaign cash

    North Idaho’s freshman GOP congressman Raul Labrador has geared up his re-election campaign, according to the latest campaign finance reports, while his prospective opponents haven’t. Labrador’s pulling in PAC money …


  • Labrador gears up campaign, rivals lag

    North Idaho’s freshman GOP congressman Raul Labrador has geared up his re-election campaign, according to the latest campaign finance reports, while his prospective opponents haven’t. Labrador’s pulling in PAC money …


  • Bipartisanship in Congress sadly lacking, Labrador says

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Raul Labrador issued a call for bipartisanship Tuesday, saying the politics in Washington, D.C., are too tainted by partisan rifts. Labrador told the Idaho House and …


  • Labrador: Duty ‘transcends party affiliation’ in Idaho Legislature

    Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador issued a call for bipartisanship today, saying the politics in Washington, D.C. are too tainted by partisan rifts.


  • Labrador launches re-election campaign

    BOISE – Idaho congressman Raul Labrador launched his re-election bid Monday, flanked by more than 30 state lawmakers and a bevy of the state’s top GOP elected officials, declaring, “Washington …


  • Idaho Rep. Labrador launches re-election bid

    Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador announced his bid for a second term on the Statehouse steps today, flanked by more than 30 state lawmakers who served with him when he was …


  • Budget, tax credits lead agendas of region’s lawmakers

    WASHINGTON – With just under a month left in 2011, the federal budget and tax breaks top Inland Northwest lawmakers’ year-end to-do lists. Three of 12 appropriations bills are on …


  • Eye on Boise: Idaho’s dimmer economic outlook mirrors nation’s

    BOISE – Idaho’s new economic forecast is out, and it’s a gloomier outlook than the state’s last forecast in July – though it still predicts growth. The change comes mainly …


  • Labrador wants to ax green energy incentives

    Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador wants to do away with green energy incentives, and instead cut corporate tax rates.


  • Labrador’s wife on campaign staff

    BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has put his wife, Becca, on his campaign payroll with a monthly salary – a legal practice that has drawn much criticism since …


  • Idaho Rep. Labrador puts wife on campaign payroll

    Freshman Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador has put his wife, Becca, on his campaign payroll with a monthly salary - a practice that, while legal, has drawn much criticism since a …


  • Ex-football player, Democrat challenges Labrador

    A 33-year-old Lewiston native who retired as an NFL football player in 2009 has launched a run for Congress in Idaho, taking on freshman GOP Rep. Raul Labrador in the …


  • Timber payments have local backing

    U.S. senators from Washington and Idaho all say they support a plan to extend payments to counties and school districts that have significant amounts of federal land inside their boundaries. …


  • Labrador now favors term limits

    BOISE – Freshman Congressman Raul Labrador says after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and seeing what it’s really like, he’s changed his mind and now supports term limits. …


  • After seeing D.C., Labrador now backs term limits

    Freshman Congressman Raul Labrador says after serving in the U.S. House and seeing what it’s really like, he’s changed his mind and now supports term limits.


  • Idaho lawmakers seek grizzly amendment

    Both of Idaho’s U.S. senators and North Idaho’s congressman introduced legislation Wednesday to amend the Endangered Species Act to reiterate that it’s OK to shoot a grizzly bear in self-defense …


  • Labrador campaigns in Puerto Rican homeland

    Marking his close ties to Puerto Rico, U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador held campaign events in April on the tropical island where he was born.

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