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Gazette opinion: U.S. leadership will save lives in West Africa

Gazette opinion: U.S. leadership will save lives in West Africa

The Ebola epidemic threatens thousands of lives along with the economies of nations in Africa and beyond.

September 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek cong…

September 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama's new politics of foreign policy

WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, Americans' views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the questio…

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Montana delegation reacts to Obama’s speech on confronting Islamic State

Montana delegation reacts to Obama’s speech on confronting Islamic State

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, a Republican, agreed Wednesday night on two aspects of the country’s response to Islamic terrorists in the Middle East: That President Barack Obama should consult with Congress and any response should not put new U.S. tro…

September 10, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: Obama stepping warily onto the battlefield

WASHINGTON — For President Obama, this is gut-check time on Iraq. He is moving the nation back onto a pitiless battlefield, with a war plan that is long on good intentions and short on clarity about the ultimate mission.

September 09, 2014 1:03 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: U.S. labor policy steers toward job-driven training

As the secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries. So many of them tell me the same thing; they’re ready to grow their businesses and to hire more people.

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Alex Epstein says he’s not too worried about running out of oil. But he sometimes worries that the industry won’t always have the freedom to develop it.

August 27, 2014 4:33 pm Photos

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Wyoming US House candidate calls Obama dictator

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Republican candidate for U.S. House in Wyoming said President Barack Obama is a dictator and he wants to personally say it to the president's face.

August 14, 2014 7:30 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Nixon resignation anniversary shows contrast with Obama

The 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation as president is an appropriate time to take note of how nasty and unfounded the current Republican calls for impeaching President Obama happen to be.

August 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: The GOP's impeachment two-step

WASHINGTON — If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck.

August 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Daines votes to sue Obama; GOP says president exceeded authority

Daines votes to sue Obama; GOP says president exceeded authority

HELENA — Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., voted with the House Republican majority Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama for what they say was exceeding his constitutional authority.

July 31, 2014 3:28 pmLoading…
From the editor: Somewhere between hope and change

From the editor: Somewhere between hope and change

Imagine my surprise when I learned that Fox News reported The Billings Gazette had pulled its 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama.

July 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Obama's cautious policy on global challenges

WASHINGTON — In President Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same mistakes it did in Iraq and Afghanistan?

July 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
White House singles out Bakken oil patch in drug strategy

White House singles out Bakken oil patch in drug strategy

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s top state and federal prosecutors say the White House is justified in singling out the state’s oil patch as part of its 2014 national drug control strategy released Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 5:11 pmLoading…
Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.

July 08, 2014 9:52 amLoading…

Darby man found not guilty of threatening to kill president

A Darby man was found not guilty Tuesday in United States District Court in Missoula of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and his family.

July 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Paid family leave benefits workers, employers, too

Forty years ago this weekend, my father died of a heart attack at the age of 52. I was 12, so as time goes by I remember less and less about him. But one vivid memory is of him always coming to my baseball games. And so when I had children, I promised myself that I would do the same — not ju…

July 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: New EPA water rule threatens property rights

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day and the liberties enshrined in our founding document, we need to be vigilant on the latest federal encroachments on our rights: President Obama’s EPA and their attempt to use the Clean Water Act to restrict property rights of farmers and ranchers.

July 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Congress must sue to stop lawless president

WASHINGTON — What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls "taming the prince" — making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled…

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Obama: Much more needed to help Native Americans

Obama: Much more needed to help Native Americans

CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama on Friday became only the fourth sitting U.S. president to set foot in Indian Country, encountering both the wonder of Native American culture and the struggle of tribal life on a breeze-whipped afternoon on the prairie. Amid snapping flags and colo…

June 13, 2014 1:50 pm Photos

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