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Guest opinion: Barack Obama plays bewildered bystander

Guest opinion: Barack Obama plays bewildered bystander

WASHINGTON — The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times on Oct. 18.

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E.J. Dionne: Ebola, pandering and courage in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts' North Shore, has done something with little precedent in political campaigning: He was caught underplaying his war record.

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Mailers on Supreme Court elections cause stir

HELENA — The Montana commissioner of political practices says his office has received a spike in complaints about mailers that depict how liberal or conservative four Supreme Court candidates are.

October 23, 2014 11:32 am

Gazette opinion: U.S. needs chips and PINs to protect our cards

When customers use credit cards at shops in Europe or Australia, they insert a card in a reader and enter a PIN. There’s no swiping and signing as in U.S. card transactions.

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Daines, Zinke get support in new MSUB poll

Daines, Zinke get support in new MSUB poll

Montana Republican candidates show strong leads in U.S. Senate and House races, according to a poll released Friday by Montana State University Billings.

October 17, 2014 10:33 am Photos

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: A Tar Heel rebellion against rightwing reaction

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midterm election might be different from other midterm elections.

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George F. Will: Likeable Christie prepares for possible presidential run

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of several of his former aide…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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