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Idaho: LINE Commission to Meet January 27


(Idaho Governor’s Office Press Release, January 21, 2021; Photo Credit:  INL Facebook Page)

Boise, Idaho – The Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission will meet virtually Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT.

The commission makes recommendations to the Governor on policies and actions of the State of Idaho to support and enhance the long-term viability and mission of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and other nuclear industries in Idaho.

“There is an incredible opportunity for Idaho, its businesses, and its institutions of higher learning to lead our nation and the globe in pushing the new frontiers of safe, clean nuclear energy development,” Governor Little said.  “The LINE Commission remains dedicated to advising us so we can promote the advancement of nuclear energy and ensure the vitality of the INL.”

The full list of presenters, meeting agenda and participation details are available at


IDGOP Chairman Tom Luna’s Response to Inauguration


(IDGOP Press Release, January 20, 2021)

Idaho GOP Chairman Tom Luna (Photo Credit: Tom Luna Facebook Page)

Today, a new administration was inaugurated to lead our country for the next four years. Since 1789, the United States has upheld a peaceful transition of power by swearing in a new administration after an election. The Idaho Republican Party upholds and cherishes this peaceful transfer of power as it’s an integral principle of American government.  Although we continue to have deep divides as a nation, and strong disagreements on politics, it is incumbent as Americans, and Idahoans, that we move forward as one United States.

President Trump, in his farewell address, said “Now more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor and forge our common destiny.”

Throughout this new administration, your Idaho Republican Party vows to be the loyal opposition against any legislation seeking to raise taxes, increase regulation, or infringe upon our liberties. We will work with our federal delegation to promote Idaho voices in Washington D.C. and stand strong for our conservative values.

This change of power will not change our values and beliefs. We will always strive to better the lives of all Idahoans through Republican principles and conservative governance.


Capitol Clarity: Keep Up With the Idaho Legislature, Thursdays, Noon to 1:00


January 21, 2021

Do you want to know what the Idaho legislature is doing?  Now you can keep up with current actions by watching or attending Capitol Clarity, weekly meetings held every Thursday that the legislature is in session by Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin and Representative Dorothy Moon.

Tune in online and live at or search YouTube “Idaho Capitol Clarity” for the Idaho Freedom Foundation Channel post.

You can also attend in person.  The event will be held in the Lincoln Auditorium in the Capitol building located in the basement level on the west end from 12:00 to 1:00 MT.

Today’s agenda features:

Representative Greg Chaney – Chairman of Judiciary & Rules – House Rule 64

Representative Priscilla Giddings – Appropriation Committee – COVID & FEMA Funding

Representative Barbara Ehardt – House Concurrent Resolution 2 – HCR 2

“ . . . the Legislature declares that the portion of the December 30, 2020, order regarding the prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people is null, void, and of no force and effect.”

Last week’s episode can be seen here:


Pocatello Police Department Advisory: Public’s Help Sought in Identifying Suspects in Shooting


(Pocatello Police Department Advisory, January 20, 2021)

Pocatello Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the two adult male suspects in a shooting at 341 W. Clark that occurred on 1-20-21 at 0226 hrs.

The first suspect is described as being a white male in his early 40s, 5 feet 5 inches tall with a stocky build.  He has short grayish-brown hair, was wearing a flannel jacket and has tattoos on his face and arms.

The second suspect is described as being a white male in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build.  This suspect has fair-colored skin, reddish blond hair and was wearing a dark heavy coat.

A resident at 341 W. Clark approached two males in the hallway of the apartment building.  The three became involved in an altercation during which a single shot from a handgun was fired.  The resident sustained a single penetrating gunshot wound to his abdomen.  First aid was rendered by another resident of the apartment building who witnessed the altercation.  The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.

If you have any information that can help resolve this case, please contact the Pocatello Police Department at (208) 234-6100.

Guest Column – Bonneville County GOP Chairman Mark Fuller: Thank You President Trump


January 20, 2021

Thank You President Trump

by:  Bonneville County GOP Chairman Mark Fuller

Bonneville County Republican Party Chairman Mark Fuller

On this last day of President Trump’s first term, let’s look back at some of what he has accomplished. Gratitude is an important principle, and even if we disagree with some things President Trump has tweeted, we should all be grateful for many amazing things accomplished in the last four years.

The  first president who has not engaged in a foreign war since Dwight Eisenhower, Trump brought our troops home by the thousands. He brokered four Middle East peace accords, something 71 years of endless war failed to produce. Trump turned NATO around and other nations are now starting to pay for their own defense. Trump moved the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and has built 450 miles of wall to secure our southern border. He brought home dozens of hostages and withdrew the US from the Paris climate accord and the disastrous Iran deal with its pallets of cash.

Trump confirmed over 200 conservative federal judges, more than any other first term President,  and put three pro-life, original constructionists on the Supreme Court. Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, making our justice system fairer and helping former inmates return to society. More than 90% of those benefiting from retroactive sentencing reductions are African Americans. He eliminated the Obamacare individual mandate and reduced Black and Latino unemployment to the lowest rates ever.

Trump canceled taxpayer funded experimentation using aborted baby body parts, signed an executive order protecting preemies and infants born alive after failed abortions, requiring that they receive medical treatment. In 2017, Trump rescinded President Obama’s guidance that required public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and showers of their choice.

Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the US surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil. In September 2019, Trump announced that for the first time the United States was energy independent. Under Trump the standard IRS deduction increased from $12,500 to $24,400 for married couples, helping the stock market rise to record levels, positively impacting the retirement accounts of tens of millions. Trump turned our relationship with China around, bringing thousands of jobs back to the US and reviving our economy. He confronted China’s trade abuses and negotiated fair trade deals with Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Japan.

When hit with the CCP virus, the White House fast tracked the development of multiple COVID vaccines. Keeping to a schedule everyone said was impossible, President Trump kept his promise by providing free vaccines before the end of 2020. Remember all the liberals who said they would never take a “Trump vaccine”? They are all now pushing their way to the front of the line, grateful for the “Trump vaccine” that may save their lives.

Even if you don’t agree that all of these are progress to be grateful for, Trump is perhaps the only candidate who could keep Hillary Clinton out of the Oval Office. I am grateful every day that we are not preparing for Hillary’s second inauguration. Thank you, President Trump for all you have done. You kept more promises than any President since George Washington!

(This article was originally published in the Idaho Falls Post Register)


Trump’s Legacy: A Man in Full – Dinesh D’Souza

President Donald J. Trump (White House Official Photo by Shealah Craighead)

January 20, 2021

In episode 7 of the Dinesh D’Souza podcast, “Dinesh reveals the Trump he saw up close.  He also reveals why the Left and the media hated Trump with such irrational mania.

Dinesh covers Trump’s place in history, Trump and the forgotten American, and will there be a Trump comeback?

Also will Parler defeat the tech Goliaths and be back up soon?  An exclusive interview with Parler CEO John Matze.”


President Trump Farewell Ceremony


January 20, 2021

This morning President Donald J. Trump spoke at a farewell ceremony held at Joint Base, Andrews, MD.

To watch the President’s remarks, click on the video link, below:


1776 Commission Takes Historic and Scholarly Step to Restore Understanding of the Greatness of the American Founding


(White House Press Release, January 19, 2021)

1776 Commission—comprised of some of America’s most distinguished scholars and historians—has released a report presenting a definitive chronicle of the American founding, a powerful description of the effect the principles of the Declaration of Independence have had on this Nation’s history, and a dispositive rebuttal of reckless “re-education” attempts that seek to reframe American history around the idea that the United States is not an exceptional country but an evil one.

A copy of the report can be found here.


President Trump Awards Presidential Commendations to Operation Warp Speed Team


(White House Press Release, January 19, 2021)

President Donald J. Trump (White House Official Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Today, President Donald J. Trump awarded Presidential Commendations to the below individuals in recognition of their exceptional efforts on Operation Warp Speed:

General Mark Milley
Secretary Alex Azar
Jared Kushner
Dr. Moncef Slaoui
General Gustave Perna
Dr. Deborah Birx
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Adam Boehler
Brad Smith
David Norquist
Chuong Huynh
Janssen Kimberly Taylor
David Simon
Rebecca Kurna
Jonathan Seals
Merck Daniel Wolfe
Christopher Houchens
Robert Johnson
Matthew Hepburn
Jason Roos
David Boucher
John Mascola
Barney Graham
Emily Erbelding
Mary Marovich
Richard Gorman
Christy Ventura
Joseph Chapman
Deacon Maddox
Christine Oshansky
Tremel Faison
Mike Angelastro
Carlo De Notaristefani
Anita Patel
Nancy Messonnier
Greg Hand
Meghan Pennini
Marina Kozak
Rachel Overman
Efrain Garcia
Amy Jenkins
Karl Erlandson
Sean O’Neil
Mary Homer
John Redd
Janet Woodcock
Kevin Bugin
Deydre Teyhen
Kimberly Armstrong
Tremel Faison
Mike Angelastro
Carlo De Notaristefani

President Trump Delivers Farewell Speech

Photo Credit: Aaron Kittredge

January 19, 2021

President Donald J. Trump delivered a farewell address to the nation this afternoon.

In his positive message, he thanked those who helped deliver on his agenda to, “Make America Great Again,” including the American people.  He also related some of the many accomplishments of his administration.

To watch the President’s message, click on the video link, below: