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MONDAY, AUG. 28, 2017

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23, 2017

What Labrador said about Kustra on the radio... 15 

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s call this week for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign – in which he labeled Kustra “a 60-something white male from a liberal state trying to tell me, a young Hispanic male, how I should react to racism” –...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 22, 2017

E. Idaho lawmaker boasts of donations after conspiracy post 

An Idaho lawmaker says his political supporters have found a way to take advantage of the wide-ranging criticism he's received for sharing a conspiracy theory suggesting the recent tragedy in Charlottesville might have been organized to undermine President Donald Trump. Rep. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, said Monday at least five donors...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 2017

Charles Murray, a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, is the keynote speaker for the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s annual “Faces of Freedom” banquet in Boise on Aug. 26. (AEI)

Speaker with controversial race theories leads to cancellation, move of IFF annual banquet 21 

A major Boise convention center and hotel canceled the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s upcoming banquet, forcing a change of venue just 11 days before the event, because it learned the group’s keynote speaker was a scholar whose controversial theories on race and intelligence have drawn disruptive protests around the nation for the past six months.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 15, 2017

After prodding from Otter and reminder of Idaho's experience, Labrador breaks silence, condemns racist violence

Gov. Butch Otter recalled Idaho’s experience with neo-Nazi white supremacists, when the Aryan Nations was headquartered in North Idaho–and called on Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, who had remained mum for 3 days, to join the other three members of Idaho’s congressional delegation in denouncing white supremacist violence. Tuesday evening, Labrador did...

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MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

Risch condemns 'hateful acts of racism,' white supremacy 

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch this afternoon issued a statement condemning the “hateful acts of racism” in Charlottesville over the weekend. Sen. Mike Crapo and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson issued statements yesterday; 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador's office still hasn't responded to repeated requests for...

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