Idaho Politics Weekly Newsletter
Monday, August 8, 2016
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This Week In Idaho Politics
||Guest Essay: Reasserting Congressional Authority
By Congressman Raul Labrador, First Congressional District
Among the dirty little secrets I’ve learned as your congressman is that Congress willingly surrenders its constitutional authority to the executive branch....
||Opinion Shorts: Trump, State of the World, Economic Development, Etc.
By LaVarr Webb, Idaho Politics Weekly Publisher
How the Republicans can win. I keep waiting for Donald Trump to become a smart, strategic, capable candidate.I keep thinking he might have it in him. But it doesn’t happen, and I doubt it will ever happen. It appears the Republican Party f...
||Labrador 'Conversations' Play to His Strengths
By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Congressman Raul Labrador has come up with a creative way of campaigning for re-election – without making stump speeches. He had a better idea this time, scheduling 20 “Conversations with the Congressman” events throughout the distr...
||Community College in Idaho Falls Moves Closer to Reality
By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor
Last week, a report was released by study panel set up by Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper, Ammon Mayor Dana Kirkham and Bonneville County Commissioner David Radford, to explore the need for and viability of converting Idaho Falls-based Eastern Idaho...
Political Calendar Highlights
See our full political calendar.
Rep. Raul Labrador Town Hall Meeting
When: Monday, Aug 8, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Hideaway Grill, 1630 3rd Ave S, Payette, ID
Rep. Raul Labrador will hold several town hall meetings between August 3rd and 10th. Voice your views on immigration, debt, and other important issue. More info.
6th Annual Dem Night with the Hawks
When: Friday, Aug 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Boise Hawks Baseball Club, 5600 N Glenwood St, Boise, ID
For the hour before the game begins (6:15-7:15pm), enjoy all you can eat food, beer and soda. The kids will have bouncy houses and Humphrey the Hawk will swing by to say hello. More info.
D17 Breakfast Meeting
When: Saturday, Aug 13, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Rooster's Eatery - Viasta Village Shopping Center 930 Vista Avenue, Boise, ID
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