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A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majorit...

Paul Blumenthal

Establishment Republicans Swamp Conservatives In Idaho GOP Primary Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of D.C.-based corporate lobbying groups have banded together to protect Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) from a tea party primary chal...

Romney Dives In To Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is appearing in a television ad for Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho). "The stakes are very high in th...

NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association will endorse Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) Monday, wading into a competitive Republican primary in which Simpson faces a ...

Tea Party Challengers Struggle To Continue Success

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds ...

House Passes Bill To Block Obama's Climate Plan

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursd...

Group Starts Big Campaign To Defend GOP Candidates

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Id...

Brewing GOP Brawls Bedevil Party Unity

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Idaho (AP) — Republicans have made the Mountain West a stronghold, which is why brewing party brawls in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah are bede...

House Democrat Slams GOP 'Jihad' Against Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

House Republicans were too busy "on a jihad" against Obamacare to care about keeping the government open, one House Democrat charged on Wednesday. ...

House Cancels Recess In Attempt To Avoid Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday bought themselves more t...

Zach Carter

Tea Partiers Use Cardboard Stand-In For Absent Republican

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

When Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) was unable to attend a town hall meeting earlier this month, Idaho's Gem State Tea Party opted to host a mock event h...

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...

More Republicans Breaking With GOP On Anti-Tax Dogma

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

* Some Tea Party-backed members flexible on tax rates * Obama encouraging more Republicans to stray from leaders * Might...

Senior GOP Rep Could Accept Deal With Increased Tax Rates On Wealthy

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A senior Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said he expects tax hikes on the rich, as demand...

Lucia Graves

GOP Lawmaker To Colleagues: Stop 'Pointing Fingers' On Solyndra

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans, one Republican lawmaker says his colleagues might...

Jordan Howard

House GOP To Push Anti-Environment Provisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are looking to appropriations bills they plan to debate when they return from recess in September as an opportunity to...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Take Aim At Environmental Regulations As Debt Crisis Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With eight days until the country officially defaults on its debts, likely sparking a worldwide credit crisis, the House of Representati...

House GOP Freshmen Trade Tips On How To Handle Town Hall Anger

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

ELKTON, Md. — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris answers Medicare questions before his Maryland constituents even ask them. Clear across the country, fellow ...

Threats To Members Of Congress Hard To Calculate

Roll Call | Daniel Newhauser | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

One came from a high school student who was goofing off on the school computer during civics lessons. Another from a man angry over an automated call....

Elise Foley

GOP Proposes More Spending Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans filed a bill Friday evening proposing $60 billion in spending cuts for current levels and hundreds of millions of doll...

What Does This Election Mean for Endangered Species?

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

Politicians now use endangered species to score cheap political points, scapegoating wildlife protections for complex problems.

Idaho Delegation Forgets the Invisible Hand

Walid Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walid Zafar

When their own constituents are in need, the Idaho Congressional delegation abandons Friedrich von Hayek and head straight to the waiting arms of John Maynard Keynes.

Hot Chocolate, Cold Cash: Members Of Congress Raise Money In The Holiday Spirit

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite recent recession trend stories suggesting that lobbyists are in less of a mood to party, the Sunlight Foundation has heard of three times more...

Urban and Rural, Red and Blue: Time to Rebuild America's Water Infrastructure

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Every community is faced with serious drinking water and sanitation problems that lead to dangerous public health problems and serious environmental damage.

2008 Idaho CD-02 General Election:
Simpson (R-i) vs Holmes (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ID-02: Simpson vs Holmes