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Russia freezes communications with U.S. in Syria  

Russia said Friday it was cutting a hotline intended to prevent midair incidents over Syria in response to the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian base. The response that demonstrates Moscow’s readiness to defy Washington and could even put the two nuclear superpowers on a course toward military confrontation.

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Risch, Simpson support strikes on Syria 39 

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had high praise for the U.S. missile strike against Syria on Thursday night. “I support it,” Risch said. “This is a pivotal point, really, in our standing in the world.” Surprised? CH

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Opening a new military front in the Middle East, Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a broad mission to root out the violent Islamic State militants whose reign of terror has spread across both countries. (Saul Loeb / Pool Afp)

Obama authorizes air strikes in Syria 22 

WASHINGTON — In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2013

Raul: We Aren't World's Police Force 

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador uses his weekly electronic newsletter to reaffirm his opposition to use of force in Syria, recounting an exchange with a veteran whose son served in Afghanistan and is “no longer the same.” In an 800-word essay, Labrador says the woman,...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

Risch Becomes Senate Voice On Syria 

Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is becoming a “go-to” guy for cable news on Syria. Here he is on MSNBC, saying, among other things, that Russian President Vladimir Putin's claims are laughable and that it's time to stop the rhetoric and concentrate on getting Syria's chemical...

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Risch Asking Right Q's RE: Syria 23 

Some of the best questions (re: Syria), so far, have come from Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. Serving on the Foreign Relations Committee, Risch Wednesday joined the minority in opposing Obama's request for congressional authorization.Here's what Risch is saying: "I want to hear the analysis of...

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Panel OKs Syria Resolution, Risch: No 

Idaho GOP Sen. Jim Risch was among the minority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just now opposing a bipartisan resolution giving President Obama authority to use limited military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack; the resolution, crafted by the...

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Idaho Congressman Wary Of Strike 

Idaho lawmakers in Washington, D.C., were deeply skeptical of President Obama's plan for a strike against Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure. In responses this week, Republican U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo and Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador all expressed wariness such a strike...

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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

Poll: Stay Out Of Syria 

Americans are polarized about many things, it seems, but , they agree that the United States should stay out of the Syrian conflict. Seventy percent of those polled said they oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms to anti-government groups in Syria. Just 20...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

Pickett Knew Slain French Journalist 

A French photographer who was killed Wednesday in Syria was a close friend and associate of Butte native Holly Pickett, she said in an email. Pickett, a freelance photojournalist living in Cairo, said she worked with Remi Ochlik in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Libya and...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.