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  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

    04/16/2014 12:36:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:25pm EDT | Laura Zuckerman
    Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho’s most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983. Saturday’s earthquake was the strongest recorded in the state since 2005 and...
  • Nevada follows Utah in exploring transfer of public lands

    04/14/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    St George News ^ | June 6, 2013 | by Mori Kessler
    ST. GEORGE – Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 227 into Nevada law Tuesday, approving the creation of the Nevada Land Management Task Force. The signing of AB 227 makes Nevada the fifth state to look into the movement initiated by Utah lawmakers that urges the federal government to transfer management of public lands over to state control. In a press release issued by the American Lands Council, Nevada Assemblyman John Ellison, the primary sponsor of AB 227, said, “Gov. Sandoval and our state legislature have taken the first step in fulfilling our responsibility to our children and for the...
  • Banker Who Helped Crash Housing Market Helped Crafting Mortgage Reform

    04/10/2014 4:00:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/10/2014 | Alana Goodman
    Controversial housing finance reform legislation making its way through the Senate Banking Committee was co-written by a former mortgage trader for Countrywide Financial and Wachovia, two of the subprime mortgage behemoths at the center of the housing market crash in 2007.Michael Bright, the senior financial adviser to Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), worked as a trader and member of the loan-pricing desk at Countrywide Financial from 2002 to 2006, and as a senior trader for Wachovia from 2006 to 2008.Bright joined Corker’s office in 2010, and has been a key figure in crafting the Corker-Warner housing reform bill and the...
  • This Legislation Would Let Government Take Over U.S. Mortgage Market

    04/08/2014 12:26:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    heritage ^ | april 8, 2014 | nobert Michel
    Even worse, the U.S. Senate is poised give us Fannie–Freddie 2.0 in the new housing reform bill that Senators Tim Johnson (D., S.D.) and Mike Crapo (R., Idaho) have released. The Johnson-Crapo bill would wind down the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but would also replace them with a new government agency that expands the federal government’s grip on the housing market. If the Johnson-Crapo housing bill is adopted, the federal government will have effectively taken over the U.S. mortgage market.
  • John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

    04/08/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    John Kerry Defends His Diplomatic Efforts: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’ By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 4:03pm Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing. While the purpose of Tuesday’s hearing was to pick through the State Department’s budget, it was Kerry’s record that came under scrutiny as his old colleagues on the committee accused him of taking on too many responsibilities with too few results. “I think you’re about to hit the trifecta,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,...
  • Idaho, Wyoming poised to get 80 mph speed limits [w/video]

    04/01/2014 5:18:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    autoblog ^ | March 28, 2014 | Chris Bruce
    You should be able to drive across the Northwestern part of the United States a little more quickly in the coming months. Idaho and Wyoming have just passed laws to raise some interstate speed limits to 80 miles per hour. The Idaho law goes into effect on July 1, but there could be a delay because the Idaho Transportation Department is still conducting safety surveys to decide where to raise limits. It might be late summer before drivers actually see a change. According to a report from local television news station KMVT, the department actually opposed the bill, but it...
  • CD2 incumbent Simpson notches Chamber of Commerce endorsement (Chamber of Amnesty on tour...)

    02/21/2014 8:22:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 2/20/14 | Sven Berg
    Idaho Republican Mike Simpson’s influence with fellow members of Congress is what makes him a key player in this year’s election, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President Rob Engstrom said Thursday. Besides earning high marks on the chamber’s rating scale, Engstrom said, Simpson has the trust of dozens of men and women in Congress. That makes him valuable to the chamber, which can’t individually reach out to each member, Engstrom said. Simpson is being challenged in this year’s election by Idaho Falls Republican Bryan Smith, who has the endorsements of groups such as Club for Growth, The Madison Project...
  • Declaring an Emergency, Idaho Governor Signs Gun Grab Nullification

    03/26/2014 10:18:26 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 3-26-2014 | Joe Wolverton
    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 16:35 Declaring an Emergency, Idaho Governor Signs Gun Grab Nullification Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. On Wednesday, March 19, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a powerful protection against the federal gun grab into law in the Gem State.The bill, SB 1332, came to Otter’s desk after being passed unanimously (with three abstentions) by the state House and Senate.The published purpose of SB 1332, the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, makes clear the intent of state lawmakers:This legislation is to protect Idaho law enforcement officers from being directed, through federal orders, laws,...
  • Mitt Romney backs Joni Ernst in Iowa Senate race

    03/05/2014 8:01:19 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Mitt Romney waded into the crowded Iowa Senate race Wednesday, throwing his support behind state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) in the contested GOP primary. "As a mother, soldier and proven conservative, Joni has the kind of experience, skillset and discipline it will take to not only win this important seat, but to also take Iowa values to help turn around the mess in Washington," Romney wrote in a fundraising e-mail sent Wednesday morning... This is not Romney's first endorsement of the 2014 cycle. He is also backing Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), who faces tea party challenger Bryan Smith (R).
  • FREEP THIS POLL: Should Coeur d'Alene permit concealed weapons at parades and festivals?

    03/25/2014 12:40:07 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 33 replies
    CDA Press ^ | 3/25/2014
    The poll is at the top of the page.
  • #ID02: Congressman makes the case for bringing back earmarks

    03/24/2014 10:54:23 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 2 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 3/24/14 | David Freddoso
    When he was still a member of the U.S. House, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., spent years forcing his colleagues to vote on dozens and dozens of amendments stripping earmarks -- that is, special funding provisions for individual projects -- out of appropriations bills. He nearly always failed. It was a long, lonely fight that infuriated many of his colleagues, but Flake eventually won. His crusade shamed the Republican leadership into banning earmarks in 2011, after they took control of the U.S. House of Representatives. That ban remains in place today. It all seems like a distant memory now. But the...
  • Democrat Richard Stallings Mounts Congressional Bid

    03/15/2014 2:26:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Magic Valley Times News ^ | March 14, 2014 | Kimberlee Kruesi
    Former U.S. Rep. Richard Stallings will once again seek Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District seat. Stallings held the post for four terms as a Democrat from 1984 to 1992. Following that, he ran for U.S. Senate but lost against Republican Dirk Kempthorne, a two-term mayor from Boise. Stallings is the only Democrat to file for the second congressional race. He will face either GOP incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson or first-time runner Bryan Smith in the November general election, depending on the outcome of May’s GOP primary. Stallings said his experience working on both sides of the aisle will be appeal...
  • Gov. Otter signs bill to allow guns on Idaho college campuses

    03/12/2014 5:13:20 PM PDT · by Domandred · 4 replies
    KTVB ^ | 3/12/2014 | ktvb staff
    BOISE -- A controversial bill to allow guns on Idaho college campuses has been signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter. The legislation allows a limited group of people to carry concealed weapons on college and university campuses. Supporters say the bill protects people's Second Amendment rights. In his approval letter, Otter stated that he has a sworn responsibility to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, and this legislation fulfills that charge. He vowed to carefully monitor the situation to alleviate any safety concerns. Senate Bill 1254 garnered a lot of opposition from college professors, university administrators and students. Multiple...
  • When May I Shoot a Student?

    02/28/2014 6:43:56 PM PST · by Domandred · 46 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 2/28/2014 | GREG HAMPIKIAN
    BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature: In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of Representatives in the coming days, I have a matter of practical concern that I hope you can help with: When may I shoot a student? I am a biology professor, not a lawyer, and I had never considered bringing a gun to work until now. But since many of my students are likely to be armed, I thought it would be a good...
  • The Privileged Poacher on the Police Payroll (Post Falls, ID)

    02/25/2014 9:41:23 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 6 replies
    Pro Libertate ^ | 2/3/2014 | William Grigg
    Frank G. Bowne is a hunter by profession. Bowne is a K9 handler and SWAT operator with the Post Falls, Idaho Police Department. He and his canine companion, a German Shepherd named Koda, occasionally pursue criminal suspects. More frequently they can be found in pursuit of cash and other property that can be seized through “asset forfeiture” as part of the demented exercise called the War on Drugs. Law enforcement agencies have found this practice to be very lucrative in sparsely populated northern Idaho. Since the agencies conducting those seizures don’t have to prove that the property owner committed a...
  • Bill Allowing Businesses to Turn Away Gays Reaches Ariz. Governor

    02/22/2014 12:51:43 AM PST · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Yahoo/ABC ^ | 2-21-14 | Cecilia Vega
    A bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to customers based on personal, religious beliefs is now on the desk of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, as protests continue. The state legislature passed the bill late Thursday, but not without a fiery debate. "This is simply protecting religious freedom that is recognized and defended and supported in the First Amendment that the founders wanted, nothing else," said Republican Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, who sponsored the bill. "There's only type of equality," said House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, a Democrat. "And it's equal." Brewer, a Republican, vetoed a similar bill last year...
  • Idaho gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher to speak in Post Falls TONIGHT

    02/17/2014 4:48:19 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 2 replies
    2/17/2014 | Vanity
    Idaho GOP gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher is speaking this evening from 6 - 7:30 PM at the Garden Plaza retirement facility on Mullan Ave. in Post Falls. Fulcher is currently an Idaho state senator from Meridian which is down near Boise. He is a consistent conservative who has stood up to RINO Gov. Butch Otter many times. North Idahoans should try to get to this event as his candidacy gains steam.
  • VIDEO: Idaho Cop Fatally Shoots Dog Outside House of Owner During Son's Birthday Party

    02/13/2014 10:27:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 | David Boroff
    The Filer Police Department claims it was a justifiable shooting, but an outraged Rick Clubb plans to sue, saying, 'Maybe I deserve a ticket, but I don't deserve a dead dog.'An Idaho police officer was caught on video fatally shooting a dog just yards away from the house where a birthday party was being held for the owner's 9-year-old son. Dashcam video shows Officer Tarek Hassani of the Filer Police Department approaching dogs on the street and shooting Rick Clubb's 7-year-old black Lab. “He didn’t have to pull out his .45 and shoot my dog,” Clubb told the Times-News, which...
  • The National Guard Targets Constitutionalists as the Enemy

    02/12/2014 10:33:48 AM PST · by Eye of Newt · 24 replies
    Noisy Room & Gulag Bound ^ | 2-12-2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Ohio National Guard 52nd Civil Support Team Okay... before I get into the tyranny part of all this, can I just ask what the hell is up with this logo/badge or whatever it is? I get the three top symbols, but the horned goat head is just downright creepy and suggestive of Baphomet, which is just plain evil. If the National Guard there wanted to look edgy, why not a wolf, bear or something else fierce in nature? Did you have to go to hell to get your graphics done? Just sayin'. Maybe demonic visages are chic now and...
  • Cruz Does Boehner No Favors (Boo-hoo)

    02/11/2014 3:10:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 10, 2014 | Humberto Sanchez
    After championing the Affordable Care Act defunding strategy that led to the government shutdown in October, Sen. Ted Cruz continues to do Speaker John A. Boehner no favors — and some of Boehner’s allies think the tea party Texan should mind his own business. Cruz in recent weeks has undermined Boehner’s approach on both immigration and the debt limit — the two biggest issues the Ohio Republican has been trying to navigate through his conference. As Boehner unveiled his leadership team’s immigration principles at the House GOP’s retreat two weeks ago, Cruz and his staff simultaneously torched the push for...
  • Bye-Bye Boehner… GOP Speakership On the Line Over Immigration Plans

    02/06/2014 6:48:47 AM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-6-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Republican members of Congress are speaking out about replacing John Boehner as Speaker of the House. And, they’re not shy about it. Republican Boehner wants to push forward on immigration reform this year despite the risk of alienating the GOP base. The Washington Times reported: Rep. Raul Labrador said House Speaker John Boehner should lose his leadership post if he pushes forward with immigration reform this year, CQ Roll Call reported. “I think it should cost him his speakership,” Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said in an interview with the Capitol Hill news organization. Mr. Labrador also refused to rule out...
  • New big-headed fish species discovered in Idaho and Montana rivers

    01/30/2014 2:16:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Laura Zuckerman - Reuters
    (Reuters) - A tiny fish characterized by a disproportionately large head and previously unknown to scientists has been found in mountain rivers of Idaho and Montana in what biologists said on Thursday marked a rare discovery. The new aquatic species is a type of freshwater sculpin, a class of fish that dwell at the bottom of cold, swiftly flowing streams throughout North America and are known for their oversized head and shoulder structure. "The discovery of a new fish is something I never thought would happen in my career because it's very rare in the United States," said Michael Young,...
  • Ted Cruz: Indefinite Detention Retained in NDAA 2014

    01/06/2014 2:10:08 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    New American ^ | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 11:35 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Eighty-five of 100 U.S. senators voted to renew the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans, denying them of their fundamental right to due process.On December 19, by a vote of 84-15 (Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, did not vote), the Senate sent the Fiscal Year 2014 version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to President Obama’s desk. Although an overwhelming majority of Republicans and Democrats signed off on the evisceration of the Bill of Rights, a small coalition of Independents, Republicans, and Democrats refused to accede to such a devastation deprivation of rights. A list of the lawmakers...
  • Northern Idaho Woman Sues Over Warantless Search

    12/11/2013 10:01:38 AM PST · by Altariel · 31 replies
    AP Yahoo! ^ | December 9, 2013 | Rebecca Boone
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman has sued the city of Post Falls and police officials after her northern Idaho home was searched without a warrant. In a lawsuit filed against the city, Police Chief Scot Haug, and several police officers in Coeur d'Alene's U.S. District Court last week, Melissa A. Miller contends she sustained physical injuries, emotional pain, lost wages and other damages because of the search.
  • Reward Is Being Offered For Information In Arson Case

    12/07/2013 11:25:56 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies ^ | Dec 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM PST | By Rachel Dubrovin
    MOSCOW, ID SNIPPET: "The Moscow Police initially offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person who’s responsible, but the Idaho State Fire Marshall’s office is now offering an additional $5,000 reward to apprehend those responsible. The anonymous tip line for the Idaho State Fire Marshall’s office is 877.752.7766 or call Moscow Police at 208.882.2677."
  • Congress could thwart Iran deal

    11/09/2013 11:24:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2013 | Julia Pecquet
    The Obama administration appears to be on the verge of a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran after three and a half decades of low-level warfare. Now comes the hard part: convincing Congress. Skeptical lawmakers are gearing up to thwart efforts to lift the pressure on Iran. Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) warned this week that he may introduce legislation making it harder for President Obama to loosen existing sanctions, while several others have vowed to slap on new ones. “The United States should negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a possible 2016...
  • Health Insurance Exchange Politics Play Out on Mini-Cassia Billboards (Idaho)

    11/10/2013 5:08:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Magic Valley ^ | 11/10/13 | LAURIE WELCH
    BURLEY • Billboards are popping up in Mini-Cassia exclaiming, “They didn’t need to implement ObamaCare.” “They,” whose names are listed on the billboards are District 27 legislators, Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, and Rep. Fred Wood, R-Burley. **SNIP** All the names of legislators who voted for the state insurance exchange will not make their way onto a billboard because there is “not enough room” on a billboard, Hoffman wrote in an email to the Times-News.
  • Idaho High School Coach Fired for ‘Immoral’ Facebook Photo

    11/08/2013 12:22:39 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/08/2013 | Katie Kindelan
    The Idaho high school basketball coach fired after the school district deemed a photo of her fiancé grabbing her chest as “immoral” says she is “discouraged” that she was fired while her fiancé, the school’s varsity football coach, kept his job. “Obviously, I don’t want to see my fiancé to get into trouble but I was a little bit discouraged,” Laraine Cook, 31, of Pocatella, Idaho, told today. “They told me it was because it was on my Facebook account that I was being terminated.” Cook, the mother of two elementary school-aged children, was fired from her job as...
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • Three states forced wholesale insurance cancellations because of ObamaCare (VA, KY, ID)

    10/31/2013 2:20:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/13 | Ed Morrissey
    **SNIP** CNN reports that insurers had nothing to do with it in at least three states, where the states themselves forced the cancellations in order to comply with ObamaCare: President Obama may have promised Americans that they can keep their insurance if they like it, but that’s not the case in at least three states where insurance companies are required to discontinue plans that don’t meet Obamacare’s new coverage standards. Virginia, Kentucky and Idaho have told insurance companies that they must scrap insurance plans that don’t meet the minimum coverage requirements laid out in the Affordable Care Act. Some states...
  • Family Outraged After Boise Police Officer Shoots and Kills Dog (Barked at Officer)

    10/25/2013 5:06:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 147 replies
    KTVB ^ | Monday, Oct 21 | Andrea Lutz
    A Boise family is outraged over the death of their 5-year-old dog. Sunday afternoon, a Boise Police officer fired his weapon at the dog, killing it. For years, Gabrielle Stropkai found companionship in her dog, Kita, calling her a lover and a friend for her son Hayden to grow up with. “We have kids who run up and pull her tail and grab her by the back of the neck and get in her face and she does nothing but love on them,” said Stropkai. However, as two Boise patrol officers were investigating a theft that was reported in the...
  • N. Idaho man who battled EPA charged with sex trafficking [federal charges]

    10/19/2013 12:27:50 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 50 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | October 18, 2013 | unknown
    NORTH DAKOTA -- A former North Idaho man who battled the Environmental Protection Agency has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking in North Dakota. Michael Sackett, 47, made his first court appearance in federal court Tuesday. Sackett faces charges for attempting to entice an underage girl across state lines to engage in a commercial sex act. Sackett and his wife Chantell made headlines when they fought the EPA over some land they bought in Priest Lake that was later determined to be wetlands by the agency. The couple brought their fight all the way to the Supreme Court and...
  • Many Existing and Would-Be GOP Leaders Opposed Budget Deal

    10/18/2013 1:51:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 17, 2013 | David Hawkings
    All of the congressional Republicans with viable 2016 presidential ambitions voted against the bill enacted overnight to reopen the government and increase federal borrowing. So did two members of the Senate GOP leadership and three members of the party’s House leadership. The opponents also included a majority of the Republicans who are chairmen of House committees and most of the members of the House GOP caucus who aspire to election to the Senate next year. While the Democrats were unified in their support for the legislation, a review of Wednesday night’s back-to-back roll calls in Congress reveals just how divided...
  • Labrador: ‘It would be crazy for Republicans to pass immigration reform and go to a conference’

    10/18/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | October 17, 2013 | Caroline May
    With President Obama again pushing immigration reform, Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador says it would be foolish for House Republicans to pass immigration reform and bring it to a conference committee with the Senate-passed immigration bill. “You know that I believe in immigration reform, and you know that you and I have disagreed on this issue a little bit, but I will tell you I have always been — at least over the last few months — against a conference and now more than ever,” Labrador said Thursday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “And the reason is because I have...
  • This Is What A Real Man Looks Like': City Council Member Accused Of Exposing Self Outside Joe's Hole

    10/17/2013 3:02:31 PM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 17 replies
    Newsvine ^ | 10/16/2013 | Carloz
    SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - Spirit Lake City Council Member James "Jimmy" Brown is facing two misdemeanor charges of Indecent Exposure and Battery. The Kootenai County Sheriff's office is investigating the alleged incident between Brown and Eric Vangemert, a Spirit Lake resident. Court documents accuse Brown of having a physical confrontation with Vangemert and exposing himself to Vangemert's wife and saying, "This is what a real man looks like".
  • Labrador on ABC's This Week: 'Very Difficult to Work With Obama'

    10/13/2013 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies ^ | October 13, 2013 | George Prentice
    Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador was back in front of the TV cameras this morning, this time appearing on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos. "We're four days away from reaching the debt ceiling. We gave the president an offer where we would extend the debt ceiling without any requirements ... and I don't see why the president is not accepting that or working with us," said Labrador. "I think it's been very difficult to work with [Obama]. He wouldn't even come to the table to negotiate." And Labrador wasted no time to bring the debate surrounding the federal government...
  • GOP's Raul Labrador to CNN's Cooper: 'You Don't Like Republicans in Control'

    10/08/2013 2:51:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies ^ | October 08, 2013 | Greg Richter
    CNN's Anderson Cooper and Rep. Raul Labrador got into a heated debate Monday night on "Anderson Cooper 360" as Cooper pressed Labrador on why Republicans aren't allowing a vote on a "clean continuing resolution" to stop the budget impasse. "But why should we?" the Idaho Republican asked. "Because that's how things work," Cooper said. "Your job is to vote on things." "So when Nancy Pelosi was the speaker of the House you asked her to vote on things that the Republican Party wanted?" Labrador responded. "But all of a sudden, just because you don't like the fact that the Republicans...
  • GOP congressman was for defunding Obamacare before he was against it

    10/03/2013 11:28:01 AM PDT · by celmak · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/03/2013 | Alex Pappa
    Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson was for chipping away at Obamacare during the continuing resolution fight before he was against it. On Tuesday, the GOP congressman told a Capitol Hill publication that he supports voting for a continuing resolution to stop the partial government shutdown — even without provisions defunding, delaying or stopping parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law. “I’d vote for a clean [continuing resolution] because I don’t think this is a strategy that works,” Simpson told Roll Call. “I think the strategy that works is on the debt ceiling.”
  • Rep. George Miller says GOP on ‘jihad’ against Americans over Obamacare

    10/02/2013 8:32:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies ^ | October 02, 2013 | Chris Deaton
    Enough with the terrorism references already. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) excoriated House Republicans Wednesday evening, including fellow Californian Rep. Tom McClintock, for waging a ‘jihad’ against American citizens for voting to defund Obamacare in the opening rounds of the fight to extend government spending. The outrageous remark was in the context of a House debate over a Republican-backed ‘piecemeal’ measure to fund the National Park Service, among other programs — McClintock had expressed concerns about the effects of a government shutdown on addressing an ongoing wildfire in Yosemite National Park. “The gentleman from California came and said the towns around...
  • Are terrorists setting U.S. wildfires? Ex-NSA official: Al-Qaida ignited California blazes

    09/11/2013 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/11/13 | Joe Kovacs
    As the 2013 season of devastating wildfires continues to rage across the American West, the question of arson as a form of major terrorism is again being raised. Already this year, 35,440 reported fires have burned a total of 3.9 million acres, with a quarter-million acres scorched the iconic Yosemite National Park. Large blazes continue to burn in several states, with six alive in Idaho, five each in California and Montana, and one each in Alaska, Louisiana, Oregon, Texas and Washington. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, says at this time last year, 45,278 fires had burned 7.9...
  • Republican Readies Primary Challenge to Boehner Ally

    08/25/2013 4:41:13 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8-23-2013 | Abby Livingston
    Attorney Bryan Smith earned the Club for Growth’s first major endorsement of the 2014 cycle, but he said he made the decision to challenge one of Speaker John A. Boehner’s top allies in Congress independently of the cash-flush, conservative group. ....... Smith is challenging eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson for Idaho’s 2nd District. He got the Club for Growth’s attention after the group launched a campaign against several Republican incumbents, including Simpson, called “Primary My Congressman.” ....... So if Smith makes it to Congress, would he back Boehner in a leadership race? “We’re talking about an event that would take...
  • Remember Ruby Ridge

    08/21/2013 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Sopater · 36 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | Aug. 21, 2002 | Tim Lynch
    “Ruby Ridge” used to refer to a geographical location in the state of Idaho, but after an incident that took place there 10 years ago on Aug. 21, the phrase has come to refer to a scandalous series of events that opened the eyes of many people to the inner workings of the federal government, including the vaunted Federal Bureau of Investigation. Now that 10 years have passed, the feds will accelerate their ongoing effort to “move forward” and have the scandal declared “ancient history.” But the Ruby Ridge episode should not be soon forgotten.On August 21, 1992 a paramilitary...
  • Wolves kill 176 sheep near Victor, greatest loss recorded in Idaho

    08/20/2013 6:12:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 136 replies
    AP via KTVB ^ | 8/20/13 | AP
    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- A southeastern Idaho ranch lost 176 sheep as the animals ran in fear from two wolves that chased through a herd of about 2,400 animals south of Victor....
  • Hannah Anderson Found Safe, Suspect Killed in Idaho

    08/10/2013 6:07:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Aug 10, 2013
    San Diego Sheriff's Department says 16-year-old Hannah Anderson found safe in Idaho. San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said the suspect in the massive Amber Alert case was shot and killed. Hannah Anderson was successfully rescued and "appears to be in good shape," according to Gore. Check back for updates.
  • Hannah Anderson Found Safe, Suspect Killed in Idaho

    08/10/2013 5:46:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 148 replies
    NBC ^ | August 10, 2013
    San Diego Sheriff's Department says 16-year-old Hannah Anderson found safe in Idaho. San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said the suspect in the massive Amber Alert case was shot and killed.
  • Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Mike Enzi unlikely to win primary, according to National Journal

    08/08/2013 6:02:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 71 replies ^ | 8/7/13 | Leslie Larson
    Some of the GOP's most senior senators made it on the National Journal's list of "Top 10 lawmakers who could lose a primary next year." Minority leader Mitch McConnell, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham and Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi have been officially marked as "in danger" by the website, along with Idaho Republican Rep Mike Simpson and Democrat Brian Schatz from Hawaii. McConnell, the 71-year-old Senate stalwart who entered the chamber in 1985, faces tea partier Matt Bevin in the primary, with Alison Lundergan Grimes running as a Democrat. His campaign manager Jesse Benton has boasted "there is absolutely no risk...
  • Car in Calif. missing teen case found in Idaho wilderness

    08/09/2013 12:11:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 8/9/13 | ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California has been found in Idaho, authorities said on Friday. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore also said that horseback riders reported seeing two people matching the description of the suspect and girl in the Cascade area 70 miles northeast of Boise on Wednesday.
  • Conservative groups use Obamacare, immigration reform, spending to fuel efforts to oust incumbents

    08/07/2013 6:38:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 8/7/13 | Susan Ferrechio
    In South Carolina, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been attacked in television ads for his support of immigration reform. In Tennessee, GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is ducking criticism from Tea Party groups that his overall voting record is too moderate. Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, faces angry conservatives in his state for not joining an effort by some in his party to block the federal budget unless it defunds Obamacare. For these Republicans, the only uniting factor is that the criticism is coming from their own party. The reasons they are under attack vary from one group to...
  • What Does Trayvon Martin’s Death say about Humanity and the Justice System? (Cover keyboard)

    07/16/2013 5:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Express ^ | July 16, 2013 | Veverly Edwards
    While those of us who see the injustice, ponder the outcome, reconstruct events in our head, and search for answers, the real problem is not the system it is the lack of integrity of those that we trust within the process. Humanity and Justice call for us to answer the question, how can a child be killed by someone we know was the aggressor and six jurors return with not guilty? Many people thought this was the worst thing that could have happened, but it was Sybrina Fulton’s words that brought sobriety to us, the worst thing that could have...