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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017

This illustration released by Antonio Battaglia shows toilet paper wrapped in mock-up packaging, featuring a cartoon image in the likeness of President Donald Trump, with the Spanish phrases “Softness without borders,” center, “This supports migrants,” top right, “Four pure rolls,” bottom right, which is a play on words in Spanish that roughly translates as “Pure nonsense.” (Antonio Battaglia / Associated Press)

Mexican to market 'Trump' toilet paper 10 

A Mexican businessman offended by President Donald Trump’s insults to his countrymen is seizing on a possible oversight in the magnate’s branding plans. Corporate lawyer Antonio Battaglia is introducing “Trump” brand toilet paper. It’s marketed under the slogans “Softness without borders...." Would you use this? CH

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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017

Poll: Keep Scott committee-less 

In the Weekend Wild Card, A near supermajority of Hucks Nation says outspoken Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, shouldn't be given her committee assignments back. Today's Poll: Do you support/oppose President Trump's order that would stop flow of immigrants from Muslim countries?

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Trump order riles Spokane protesters 83 

Spokane protesters joined an eruption of anger and exasperation across the country as President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to stop the flow of immigrants from Muslim nations became reality with a sweeping executive order this weekend. Question: Do you support/oppose President Trump's immigration order?

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Labrador praises immigration move 

Idaho GOP Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, in a statement issued Sunday, praised President Trump’s new executive order suspending refugee arrivals and barring entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, calling it “bold.”

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2015

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

Labrador: Player Or Tap Dancer? 

Raul Labrador, Idaho’s first district Republican member of Congress, has been giving some good television. After going mano a mano on Meet the Press (July 7) with the New York Times’ David Brooks, on July 10 he got into it with a whole panel on...

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THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

Labrador Pooh-Poohs Bush Lobbying 

Former president George W. Bush, who enjoyed healthy support among Latinos during his time in office, has broken a virtual five-year silence in national politics to weigh in on immigration reform. The question is: Is anyone listening? Judging from the immigration debate roiling the House,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013

Atlantic Mag Spotlights Labrador 

The Atlantic has an interesting profile of Idaho 1stDistrict Rep. Raul Labrador this week, headlined, “Does the Fate of Immigration Reform Depend on This Idaho Congressman? Puerto Rican-born, Tea Party-purist, GOP-leadership-defying immigration attorney Raul Labrador has confounded expectations throughout his political career.” In the piece,...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011

Crapo, Risch Rip Immigration Change 25 

Recent immigration policies enacted by the Administration undermine the rule of law, say Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and a group of Republican senators in a letter to the President urging to remand the proposals. The directives in question call for the Department...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

Chasing One Bad Idea After Another 

Let’s start with the good news from the Idaho Legislature. Lawmakers have apparently abandoned the misguided notion of pursuing an Arizona-style immigration law. Here’s the bad news. Lawmakers haven’t given up on this kind of time-wasting windmill tilting because they have had some sort of...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010

Walt & Raul Have Weird Debate Going 

For the better part of a month, Congressman Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, and his Republican rival, state Rep. Raul Labrador, have been fighting about immigration. More to the point, they've been arguing over Minnick's advertising campaign about immigration. The latest, airing throughout Idaho's 1st Congressional District,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

Children of foreign workers are seen Sunday in Tel Aviv, Israel. Chinese construction workers, Filipino elder-care aides, Thai farmers and others began arriving in Israel in the 1990s.  (Associated Press)

Israel's Immigration Issue 

Children of foreign workers are seen Sunday in Tel Aviv, Israel. Chinese construction workers, Filipino elder-care aides, Thai farmers and others began arriving in Israel in the 1990s. JERUSALEM – Israel moved Sunday to deport the offspring of hundreds of migrant workers, mostly small children...

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THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010

Labrador Backed Leniency For Illegals 

The Republican nominee for Congress, Raul Labrador, has had to answer questions about his stance on immigration since the day he declared his intention to run for Congress in early December of 2010. The same day Labrador jumped in the race, state Sen. Mike Jorgenson,...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

Labrador Didn't Show Immigration Biz 

Republican congressional hopeful Raul Labrador failed to include his past role as president of a company that sold self-help kits on legal immigration to America in a U.S. House of Representatives filing this year. The financial disclosure form, required of all congressional candidates, also doesn’t...

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TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010

AP: Obama To Send Troops To Border 11 

President Barack Obama will send 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Tuesday, pre-empting Republican plans to try to force votes on such a deployment. Obama will also request $500 million for border protection and law enforcement activities, according...

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THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

Arizona Limits School Ethnics Studies 36 

Fresh on the heels of a new immigration law that has led to calls to boycott her state, Arizona's governor has signed a bill banning ethnic studies classes that "promote resentment" of other racial groups. Gov. Jan Brewer approved the measure without public statement Tuesday,...

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SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010

MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

Juan Pena, of Las Vegas, Nev., holds up a sign in protest as he attends a news conference where it was announced that the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, who were supported at the event by other groups, had filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction preventing authorities from enforcing the new Arizona immigration law, at the Arizona Capitol Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Phoenix. (Ross Franklin / Associated Press)

Political Sandbox -- 4.30.10 114 

Juan Pena, of Las Vegas, Nev., holds up a sign in protest as he attends a news conference where it was announced that the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, who were supported at the event by other groups, had filed a lawsuit...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

Mark: Immigration Policy Will Bite R's 

No matter your feelings regarding the merits of a single state - Arizona - taking action on immigration, there can be no doubt that what the state legislature and governor have done in the land of the Grand Canyon has set off another raging national...

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