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Raul Labrador

Friday Talking Points -- The Corpse-Like Stench Of Washington's Giant Misshapen Penis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For Obama's offensive on the economy to work, a few Democrats need to "have his back" and help him push his initiatives. Starting with the minimum wage -- an issue wildly popular among voters.

Elise Foley

GOP Rep Blasts Steve King, Blames Media For Covering His Comments | Elise Foley | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) went after the media on Wednesday for its coverage of remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), saying reporter...

Jon Ward

Raul Labrador Playing Crucial Role In Immigration Fight, With An Eye On Higher Office | Jon Ward | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Raul Labrador has a thing for microphones. Supporters and critics alike describe the Idaho Republican congressman as a self-confide...

'I Know More Than You Do'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) sparred with former Priorities USA Action advisor Bill Burton on the issue of immigration on Wednesday. Appearing on ...

Elise Foley

Conservative Quits House Immigration Group, Imperiling Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), one of four Republicans working on a bipartisan immigration reform bill, dropped out of the group on Wedn...

Jon Ward

John Boehner Won't Swallow This Whole | Jon Ward | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) looks likely to try to move immigration reform through the House in a few separate bills, rather tha...

The Number That Could Kill Immigration Reform

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Just weeks after the "Gang of 8" bi-partisan senators presented a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform, nasty political storm clouds are forming over Washington.

Raul Labrador Says No To Path

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 03.16.2013 | Latino Voices

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) is emerging as the House’s leading conservative voice against an immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship...

Labrador At CPAC: '5 Republicans' Ruin Tone On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) grew frustrated at CPAC on Thursday about calls for the GOP to improve its tone on immigration, insisting that there are ...

Conservative Latino Gives CPAC Some Advice

Fox News Latino | Victor Garcia | Posted 03.13.2013 | Latino Voices

It isn’t his first time. He spoke there two years ago. But this is a pivotal time for his Republican Party and Rep. Raul Labrador is ready for t...

Immigrants Yearn to Be Americans, Not a Permanent Underclass

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Frank Sharry

This question of citizenship vs. residency is no mere technical policy dispute. This idea of denying citizenship to 11 million people -- a population the size of Ohio -- goes to the heart of who we are as a nation.

The GOP's Electoral Strategy: Gimmicks and Exclusion

Brian Levin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Republicans fail to see that gimmickry and exclusionary tactics are not the solution to their demographic problems. Instead, Republicans would do well to consider why the fact remains that when more people can vote and more people do vote, Democrats win.

Strange Tweet Leads To Congressional Firing

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) gave spokesman Phil Hardy the axe this week, after Hardy mistakenly posted an awkward tweet to the congressman's account ...

Raul Labrador: Pathway To Citizenship Won't Pass House

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) warned on Thursday that he won't vote for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and neither will his fell...

Republican Slams Tea Party Colleague For 'Irresponsible' Failed Coup

Idaho Statesman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson says fellow Republican Rep. Raul Labrador has forever undermined his effectiveness with an "irresponsible" role in plot...

Elise Foley

Latino Groups: 2014 Won't Be Pretty For Immigration Reform Opponents | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Latino leaders gave a warning Wednesday to members of Congress who oppose comprehensive immigration reform: voters are watching, and the...

Elise Foley

Democrats, Republicans Still Worlds Apart On Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a Republican-led bill on Friday to increase visas for foreign nationals who earn advanced degrees in the U.S. for scien...

Jennifer Bendery

House Conservatives Struggle To Like Mitt Romney As Their Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative House Republicans on Tuesday tried to find things about Mitt Romney that make them excited about their likely presidential ...

Yet Another Republican Provides Exactly the Wrong View of Politics and Faith

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

If state officials compose or construe laws based on a particular religious view, they are depriving citizens who do not share that view of the rights of democratic citizenship. That is why it is troubling to hear a public official speak the way that Mr. Labrador has done.

GOP Bill Would Allow Congress To Veto National Monuments

Andrew Reilly | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

Our national morale has undoubtedly taken a hit from the lingering recession, but would we be willing to surrender national monuments to get back on t...

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...

Sam Stein

Tea Party Freshman: GOP Leadership Hasn't Yet Figured Us Out | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have been a bit of a challenge, if not an embarrassment, for Republican House leadership as votes on seemingly-destine...

CPAC: Raul Labrador Birther Joke Draws Laughs (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freshman Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) relied on a little birther humor during his address at CPAC on Thursday morning, joking that he's an American ci...

Ryan Grim

Raul Labrador, GOP Challenger: Troops Should Man Mexican Border In Between Deployments To War Zones | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Instead of having members of the National Guard "sit and wait for six months" when they're not deployed in a war zone, it might be a better idea to se...

Jason Linkins

Walt Minnick, Idaho Democrat, Goes After His Opponent On Immigration | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pop quiz, everyone! It's September, 2010, and the midterm elections loom in the distance. A candidate running for the House of Representatives cuts ...