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  • Crapo ditches Trump un-endorsement

    10/24/2016 12:46:51 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 93 replies
    The three-term senator, who is on the ballot next month, first disclosed his intention to vote for the Republican ticket during an interview with conservative talk show host Neal Larson last Friday. Though Crapo said he wanted a “different choice” for his party’s nominee, “that’s not what we’re going to get,” the senator acknowledged. Crapo wasn’t the only senator to reverse his decision to un-endorse Trump. Republican Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and Deb Fischer of Nebraska similarly waffled days after they revoked their support for the Republican nominee.
  • Crapo says he will vote for Trump after all (Idaho)

    10/24/2016 11:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KIVI-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | Steve Bertel and The Associated Press
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump after all. This, after Crapo earlier this month rescinded his endorsement of the presidential candidate. In a statement released Monday, Crapo says he will vote for Trump to keep Hillary Clinton from becoming president. “The choice we have is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Given that choice, I will vote for the Republican ticket, Trump and Pence. We must elect a President who will appoint strong Supreme Court justices who will interpret the Constitution as it was written and who will help lead us to...
  • Sen. Mike Crapo (Mormon) pleads guilty to DUI charge ( but cannot support Trump)

    10/10/2016 2:27:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 85 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/10/2016 | Jake Miller
    Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence today in an Alexandria, Va., court and was sentenced to 180 days, all of them suspended. He will also be paid a $250 fine and court fees, will take a DUI course, and will have his driver's license suspended for 12 months. He could apply for a restricted license in the meantime. Crapo, a Mormon who has said he does not drink alcohol, was arrested on December 23 in Alexandria, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C. His blood alcohol was recorded at 0.14 after he was brought to jail,...
  • Crapo Opposed Similar Swap for Bergdahl

    06/05/2014 12:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | June 5, 2014 | Dan Popkey
    Sen. Mike Crapo talks to media in November 2010 on the night he was elected to his third six-year term. DARIN OSWALD — Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman |Buy Photo The senator has 'significant concerns' about Saturday's trading five Taliban leaders for the Idaho soldier. GOP Sen. Mike Crapo said Thursday that he earlier objected to an Obama administration proposal to free six Taliban prisoners in exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Congress was informed about the plan to exchange prisoners at Guantanamo for Bergdahl and Crapo was among those who “pushed back very strongly,” he told the Statesman....
  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • Senator Mike Crapo Lies About Obama Identity Document Fraud & Natural-Born Citizen - 2/25/2013

    Last month on February 25, 2013, Idaho United States Senator Mike Crapo in a response letter to citizen concerned about Obama's eligibility made this statement: "The Constitution and federal law require that, among other things, only native-born U.S. citizens (or those born abroad, but only to parents who were both American citizens) are eligible to be President of the United States." According to the republican Senator, that makes Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to one American parent, not eligible to be president. Where the Senator gets it wrong is when he says 'native-born U.S. citizens are eligible to...
  • Police: Sen. Crapo registered blood alcohol content of .110

    12/24/2012 5:58:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | December 24, 2012
    Police in Alexandria, Va., said Sunday that the Idaho Republican was pulled over after his vehicle ran a red light. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said Crapo failed field sobriety tests and was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. He was transported to the Alexandria jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond at about 5 a.m.... Police said Crapo, who was alone in his vehicle, registered a blood alcohol content of .110. The legal limit in Virginia, which has strict drunken driving laws, is .08.
  • Police: Sen. Crapo Arrested, Charged With DUI

    12/23/2012 6:50:42 PM PST · by knak · 46 replies
    Times News ^ | 12/23/12 | Associated Press
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C. suburb. Police in Alexandria, Va., said Sunday that the Idaho Republican was pulled over early Sunday morning after his vehicle ran a red light. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said Crapo failed field sobriety tests and was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. without incident. He was transported to the Alexandria jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond at about 5 a.m.. Donaldson said he didn't immediately know what Crapo's blood alcohol level was. Crapo has a...
  • President Obama praises 'Gang of Six' debt ceiling plan (RINOs add $1 trillion in tax increases)

    07/19/2011 1:45:00 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 7/19/2011 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN & CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that a proposal offered by Republican and Democratic senators is “a very significant step” that represents “the potential for bipartisan consensus” on resolving the impasse over cutting the deficit and raising the debt ceiling. In an appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama urged congressional leaders to embrace the “Gang of Six” proposal, which would slash the deficit by $3.7 trillion over 10 years, in part by raising about $1 trillion in new revenue. We have a Democratic president and administration that is prepared to sign a tough package that includes both spending cuts,...
  • Gang of Six, back from the brink?

    07/19/2011 11:10:16 AM PDT · by freespirited · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/09/11 | Manu Raju
      The once moribund Senate “Gang of Six” regained new life Tuesday after Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn unexpectedly rejoined the group — and more senators are now coalescing around a new proposal that would cut the debt by as much as $3.7 trillion over the next decade. Other top senators are also getting behind the plan, including Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the No. 3 Senate Republican, who told a group of senators Tuesday he would back the Gang of Six’s proposal, sources say. The fast-moving developments mean that elements of the proposal could influence the stalled talks to raise the...
  • Obama praises 'Gang of Six' plan

    07/19/2011 11:16:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 104 replies
    AP (American Pravda) ^ | Jul 19, 1:54 PM EDT | By ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time running short to raise the government's borrowing limit, President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed a plan by a bipartisan senators' group on deficit reduction as the kind of "balanced approach" the nation is looking for. He said it's time for Congress as a whole to rally around such a proposal. "We don't have any more time to engage in symbolic gestures, we don't have any more time to posture. It's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem," the president said. Obama spoke even as House Republicans pushed toward a vote on...
  • Gang of Six closes in on deficit deal (Saxby Chambliss: Ryan’s plan needs to hike taxes to work)

    04/12/2011 7:30:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/12/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Gang of Six negotiators are close to striking a deal on a deficit-reduction package, according to Senate sources.  White House officials and Democrats are pressing for the six negotiators to wrap up their talks by the Easter recess beginning on April 16. There is no deal yet, however, and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has made clear that he will not be held to an arbitrary timeline.  Coburn has also insisted that a broad deficit reduction package include Social Security reform, something that Democratic negotiators such as Sens. Kent Conrad (N.D.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) argue should be handled separately.  The...
  • 2 Republicans back deficit plan

    12/02/2010 9:52:52 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/02/10 | JOHN MAGGS & MATT NEGRIN
    Two Republican senators on President Obama's deficit commission -- Tom Coburn and Mike Crapo -- announced Thursday that they support the recommendations put forth by the panel's chairmen, which include $2.2 trillion in cuts to discretionary spending and $1 trillion in tax increases over the next nine years.
  • Idaho Senate: Crapo (R) 64%, Sullivan (D) 27%

    07/20/2010 4:50:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican Senator Mike Crapo continues to hold a big lead over Democrat Tom Sullivan in his bid for reelection in Idaho. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Crapo picking up 64% support, while Sullivan picks up 27% of the vote. Just three percent (3%) prefer another candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. In May, Crapo held a 66% to 22% edge over Sullivan. Crapo was unchallenged for reelection in 2004 in the strongly Republican state and faced no serious opposition this year until Sullivan, a businessman, recently entered the race. Rasmussen...
  • (Senator) Crapo (ID) salutes Tea Party group as they prepare for Statehouse rally

    01/14/2010 8:49:44 AM PST · by Domandred · 1 replies · 247+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 1/14/2010 | Dan Popkey
    As conservatives from around Idaho prepare to rally Monday at a “Tea Party Convergence on the Capitol,” they have won the backing of the senior member of state’s congressional delegation, GOP Sen. Mike Crapo. -- SNIP -- Crapo said the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress “are simply not listening to the American people. This sad truth has spawned deep frustration around the country, among many Members of Congress like me, and, of course, the Tea Party movement.” Added Crapo: “The people of this movement come from every income level and background. They are in the majority in their opinions...
  • Montana senator denies being drunk during floor speech; Crapo, Risch decline comment

    12/29/2009 9:09:55 PM PST · by freespirited · 21 replies · 1,103+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 12/29/09 | Dan Popkey
    Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who marshaled health care reform through the Senate, has been accused in an anonymous Web posting of being drunk during a floor speech last week. Baucus denies the claim, and his spokesman says the story is a "smear" and a "slander" that never should have been picked up by other media. Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo, a leading critic of the Baucus bill, and Jim Risch declined to comment on whether their colleague might have been drunk on Dec. 22, when he blasted GOP senators for not bargaining in good faith on a possible bipartisan...
  • BATFE Reform Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate

    05/04/2009 2:19:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies · 2,601+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | May 01, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   BATFE Reform Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate   Friday, May 01, 2009   Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced S. 941 --  the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act" -- on April 30.  Senator Leahy is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to which S. 941 has been referred. S. 941 represents the first time such BATFE Reform legislation has been introduced in the Senate.  However, the House passed similar legislation (H.R. 5092) in the 109th Congress by a 277-131 vote.  A majority...
  • Minnick sees no chance for gun control measures

    05/03/2009 4:49:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 70 replies · 2,438+ views
    magicvalley ^ | May 3, 2009
    LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick says gun owners don't need to worry about their gun rights being eroded in the current U.S. Congress. "There is no possibility there is going to be any gun control in this Congress," Minnick told the Lewiston Tribune. Minnick said he's one of 52 conservative "blue dog" Democrats in the House who oppose further gun control. "Nothing can pass in the House without some blue dog support," he said. "The support (for Second Amendment rights) goes far beyond the blue dogs. It's not just fiscally conservative Democrats. I would warrant it's a solid...
  • CRAPO: BUDGET INCREASES BOTH SPENDING AND TAXES (Bipartisan efforts needed for better path forward)

    02/28/2009 6:15:10 AM PST · by cc2k · 9 replies · 692+ views
    CRAPO: BUDGET INCREASES BOTH SPENDING AND TAXES Says bipartisan efforts needed for better path forward Contact: Susan Wheeler Thursday, February 26, 2009Washington, DC – Noting that President Barack Obama’s new budget proposals seek an increase in both federal spending and taxes, at a time when Idahoans are having to cut back on their family budget, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo called for new bipartisan efforts to find a path forward that will be better for the economy and taxpayers. Crapo, a member of both the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, said the Fiscal Year 2010 proposal would double the debt owed...
  • DeMint Introduces Consumer Products Safety Reform Bill

    02/05/2009 2:50:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 912+ views
    Legislation will protect families, charities and small businesses from regulations and lawsuits that could kill thousands of jobs. Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) announced the introduction of a bill protect small businesses, charities and families by reforming the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Senator DeMint’s legislation would stop the most overreaching and burdensome aspects of CPSIA, slated to take effect February 10. Unless reformed, the new law will demand onerous testing for anything geared towards children age 12 and under. This mandate would fall on books, toys, clothing, hair bands, board games, sporting equipment, backpacks,...