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Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo say they're all for ending earmarks, but while the maligned funding method remains in place the two are requesting away. For 2011, the senators are co-requesting 213 earmarks worth $818 million. Brad Houglun, a Risch senior policy advisor, said the senator would rather do away with earmarks, but "at the same time he's reconciled…

Idaho Republican Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say the gains by Republicans in Congress will serve to curb the actions of President Barack Obama and curb federal spending. Republicans gained a majority of seats in the U.S. House. They added seats in the Senate, though Democrats will remain in control. Republicans won all three of Idaho's congressional elections, with…

A television ad from Sen. Mike Crapo about protecting jobs is being criticized by his Democratic opponent as taking credit for spending from a stimulus plan he opposed. Crapo denied that claim from Democrat Tom Sullivan, saying he simply made sure the government spending followed federal law, which helped Idaho workers. Crapo's ad shows him at an event at MotivePower,…

Incumbent Sen. Mike Crapo is seeking his third term in the U.S. Senate, but says the next session of Congress could be reminiscent of part of his time in the House of Representatives. Several election forecasters show Republicans gaining ground in Congress, potentially retaking one or both of the House and the Senate. The final tally could harken back to…

The two major party candidates for one of Idaho's U.S. Senate seats tried to saddle each other with the blame and responsibility for the country's economic woes during a televised debate Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Mike Crapo said America is stealing from future generations for today's spending programs, while Democrat Tom Sullivan said Crapo has been in charge in Congress during…

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and his Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan disagreed over tax cuts, government spending, health care regulations, and many other issues facing the U.S. in a back-and-forth debate on Idaho Public Television that had to be reined in by the moderators at several points. Sullivan, a businessman from Tetonia who hasn't held office, burnished his Democratic beliefs by…

Republican Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Democrat Tom Sullivan, a businessman from Tetonia, are two of three candidates on the ballot for one of Idaho's seats in the U.S. Senate. They will meet for a debate at the Idaho State Capitol that will be televised on Idaho Public Television (IPTV). Anyone without access to a TV but with an Internet…

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Sen. Mike Crapo's third party challenger, Randy Bergquist, said he's a lifelong Republican, but is running under the Constitution Party because both major political parties have strayed too far from the country's founding document. To Bergquist, an independent insurance agent from Fruitland who hasn't held an elected office, closely following the Constitution means putting a stop to federal programs not…

Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson is asking for comments to a plan from Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg that would exclude wolves in both states from the endangered species list, which currently protects the animals. Simpson posted a draft of Rehberg's plan on his official website, and wants input from Idahoans. Simpson said in a news release that there's no scientific reason…