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  • **FILE** U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, Idaho Republican, gives his victory speech at the Republican Party election headquarters at the Doubletree Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho, on Nov. 2, 2010. (Associated Press)

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo, the Idaho Republican arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, doesn't plan to fight the charges when he appears in court in January, a spokesman said Friday.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, shakes hands with actor Ben Affleck during a meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, to discuss the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 2, 2010 photo, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, Idaho Republican, gives his victory speech at the Republican Party election headquarters held at the Doubletree Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Authorities say Crapo has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in a Washington, D.C. suburb. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley, File)

    Idaho senator facing DUI had image as teetotaler

    U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo's arrest early Sunday in a Washington, D.C., suburb on suspicion of drunken driving suggests a private life that departed from his public persona as a teetotaling member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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  • Sandy Adams, Florida Republican, says the House GOP bill will not include "controversial issues that would actually detract" from the Violence Against Women Act. (Associated Press)

    GOP wants to keep politics out of domestic-violence bill

    House Republicans said Wednesday that they intend to swiftly pass a domestic-violence law and remove the issue from election-year politicizing, though the Democrat-led Senate is prepared to vote on a different bill on the issue Thursday.

  • A recently disclosed 2008 letter from Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho to the Department of Agriculture supported a loan-guarantee application for Open Range Communications, which the letter said would make it possible for millions of rural Americans to gain access to wireless Internet. The company, which won a $267 million loan guarantee, has filed for bankruptcy. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Bankrupt wireless firm got loan push from taxpayer 'superhero'

    Hailed as a "superhero" by taxpayer watchdogs, Republican Sen. Mike Crapo quietly petitioned the George W. Bush administration to award a massive loan guarantee to a wireless company that just went bankrupt, owing U.S. taxpayers more than $70 million.

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