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Raul Labrador Pleads For GOP Support In Race To Replace Eric Cantor

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders have "failed to bridge the divide" with Republicans outside Washington, conservative Rep. Raul Labrador said Mon...

State Republicans Face Turmoil As Party Hits 'Rock Bottom'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

The Idaho Republican running for House majority leader had to adjourn the state GOP convention on Saturday without accomplishing much of anything, aft...

Friday Talking Points -- Selenofriggatriskaidekaphobics Unite!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Iraq is self-destructing. This led the Wall Street Journal to call for a few airstrikes and some American paratroopers to fix the problem, because we all know how well that turned out the last time, right?

Jon Ward

Raul Labrador To Run for House Majority Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A two-term Republican congressman from Idaho with a track record of challenging the House Republican leadership said Friday he would run for the No. 2...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Congressman Criticizes Own Party Over Bowe Bergdahl Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) chastised some members of his party Tuesday for their reaction to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying...

House Tackles Veterans Affairs In Latest Bipartisan Spending Drive

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday took the first step in a bipartisan drive to fix its broken process for handling the $1 trillion provided t...

House Republicans Divided In Debt Ceiling Deal, Concede Top Ideas

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap....

Dave Jamieson

Tea Party Rep: Fast-Food Workers Shouldn't Ask For Higher Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) said he doesn't support an increase in the federal m...

The Latino Face of the GOP's Immigration Reform Blockade

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

More broadly, for Latinos across this country, immigration reform is a touchstone issue, and has become less about the impact to their own families and more a proxy for how they're treated -- respected -- in the U.S.

GOP's High Risk 2014 Election Gamble: Blocking Immigration Reform

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Will Republican leaders wrest control from the tea party and pass immigration reform, or will they set down the path of a spectacular defeat in the 2014 election?

Jason Linkins

Raul Labrador Castigates Media: 'We Have Never Asked For A Full Repeal Of Obamacare'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Earlier Wednesday, at a monthly meeting of conservative House Republicans and reporters in the Rayburn House Office Building, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Id...

Hispanic Congressman Angers Latino Voters By Opposing Path To Citizenship

PRI | Jason Margolis | Posted 10.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Advocates of immigration reform are now targeting Republican members of Congress they hope to sway, to revive the prospects for passage. And a key Ida...

House Republicans Quietly Work On Immigration Reform

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republica...

Republican Gives Gloomy Prognosis For Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) told Univision this week that immigration reform is growing increasingly less likely to pass this year -- or next -- as ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.