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Idaho Sen. Jim Risch slows budget bill over naming of forest after Cecil Andrus

WASHINGTON – The $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress approved early Friday was shaped by battles over major issues like immigration, health care and defense. But one of the last disputes involved a Republican Idaho senator’s effort to prevent a wilderness area from being renamed for his state’s deceased Democratic governor. In the end, Sen. James Risch lost. But the fight contributed to delays that left senators waiting until after midnight to approve the massive spending package, to the chagrin of some.

Idaho Sen. Risch warns of war of ‘biblical proportions’ with North Korea

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, who startled security experts at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, over the weekend with threats of a clash of “biblical proportions” between the United States and North Korea, said today that he meant every word of it – but only if North Korea uses nuclear weapons first.

Idaho’s Risch and Crapo keep a wait-and-see approach as Moore allegations deepen

Even as top Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, called for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to step aside amid increasing turmoil over sex allegations, Idaho’s two GOP senators maintained their qualified stance that Moore should step down “if these allegations are true.”

Record suggests Risch could surprise; my full Sunday column

What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, Boise State University professor emeritus and longtime observer of Idaho politics, says the result might not be what most would assume...

Eye on Boise: Record suggests Risch could surprise

What might Idaho Sen. Jim Risch be like as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in Congress? Jim Weatherby, BSU professor emeritus and longtime observer of Idaho politics, says the result might not be what most would assume.