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America’s Existential Crisis: Illegal Immigration Threatens Our Nation’s Foundation and Future

What on Earth is going on? Recent videos show military aged young men from Africa crossing our southern border unimpeded. More than 37,000 Chinese nationals crossed our southern border illegally in 2023 alone. Debit cards of $10,000 apiece are being handed out to illegal immigrants in New York City. This week in San Francisco a […]

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Caucus FAQs

As the Republican Presidential Preference Caucus approaches (Saturday March 2nd,) both interest and questions are increasing. Here are some of the questions and their answers, FYI. Why are we having a caucus? The Secretary of State wanted to consolidate the March Presidential Primary with the May General Primary, however, the legislation drafted to do that […]

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Extremist or Patriots — Labels

The term “extremism” has been tossed around and recently used to describe those who are perceived to be “right-wing hardliners,” who are set in their ways and don’t listen to common sense. It used to be considered “extreme” to support expanding government control and programs, lack of transparency and unnecessary spending. It used to be […]

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Convention of States Action Shenanigans

The Convention of States Action (COSA) conducted some groundwork prior to its coming into Idaho and promoting its calling for a Convention of States to the legislature. COSA had over $8 million dollars in revenue in 2022. COSA also had a Convention of States Political Fund (COSPF) in 2022, and a political action committee called […]

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The Unseen Enemy of Children – Part II

The Teachers Union and the Fight for Education The fight for sanity and common sense in our elections is going to start at the local level. There are many great teachers who have been called to teach children but are trapped by a union (Idaho Education Association) that they have nothing in common with. Their […]

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Beyond Borders

For over a decade, I practiced immigration law. As someone born in Puerto Rico who was raised by a single mom, I lived the American dream, and it brought me great joy to help clients secure their chance to achieve it. When I represented Idaho in Congress, I continually promoted the importance of legal immigration […]

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Idaho defends law protecting children from harmful medical procedures

Idaho attorney general asks Supreme Court to narrow lower court ruling, allow Idaho to protect children while case proceeds (BOISE) – Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador, with the assistance of attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom and Cooper & Kirk, filed an emergency motion Friday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to narrow a lower court’s order to cover […]

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Invasion at our Southern Border!

Fulcher speaks at CPAC: “We need to prioritize securing our own borders over those of other countries.” We need to prioritize securing our own borders over those of other countries. pic.twitter.com/7OPDEGEK4R — Rep. Russ Fulcher (@RepRussFulcher) February 23, 2024 I won’t beat around the bush. Our country is being invaded right now. Customs and Border […]

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The Media and the Caucus

As we approach the March 2nd Presidential Preference Caucus the amount of misinformation being generated by the media and talking heads is stunning. At the Republican Party headquarters literally half the staff’s time is being consumed correcting this misinformation. Part of this effort is to be expected because the caucus process is new and people […]

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Here’s the Plan!

A Five-step Plan for Restoring Constitutional Government: 1. No bill to exceed 10 pages 2. All bills to be accompanied by the constitutional article authorizing said bill. 3. No content in the bill that does not pertain to the title of the bill. 4. All bills are to be written in layman’s terms and posted […]

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IDGOP Statement on US Senate passing $95 Billion Ukraine funding bill

Today Idaho Republican voters have been expressing their extreme concern about the current events taking place in DC. The phones at the state party headquarters have been ringing off the hook after news broke that 22 Republican Senators worked feverishly through the night with Democrats to pass a bill to spend nearly 100 billion dollars, […]

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Lincoln Days: Celebrating Idaho’s Republican Tradition and Grassroots Commitment to Faith, Family, and Freedom

It’s Lincoln Day season all across the state of Idaho. Washington, Gem, and Idaho counties have already held their annual dinners while the rest of the counties will follow over the next two months. The Lincoln Day Dinner is a wonderful Idaho tradition where you can meet your neighbors, lawmakers, and candidates while supporting your […]

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