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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama makes big waves as lame duck

WASHINGTON — Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing of President Obama’s most difficult year in office.

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Have You Heard: Company says new dollar stores make sense in Montana

The struggling Family Dollar company is making a big expansion into Montana, and locals are excited about the new retail option, particularly in remote areas.

July 06, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Professor Clinton explains far right politics

DALE CITY, Va. — Bill Clinton, the nation’s politician in chief, is on a roll on behalf of his friend Terry McAuliffe, the front-runner in Tuesday’s election for governor of Virginia.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

House bill sets up battle over government shutdown

The U.S. House set the stage for a faceoff over a government shutdown Friday by passing a short-term spending bill that defunds the health care law known as Obamacare.

September 21, 2013 8:30 amLoading…
White House again says no new national monuments for Montana

White House again says no new national monuments for Montana

There will be no end-of-term national monument designations by President Barack Obama, the White House said Sunday, reaffirming earlier assurances that one isn’t planned.

October 07, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming is one of toughest states for ex-felon voting rights

Wyoming is one of toughest states for ex-felon voting rights

CASPER, Wyo. -- Scott Stinson became his own statistic.

September 22, 2012 11:40 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: U.S. elections may reflect search for economic balance

WASHINGTON — The Obama-Clinton alliance, formalized with Bill Clinton’s blockbuster speech at the Democratic convention, confirms what has often been played down: President Barack Obama has chosen to build on Clinton’s legacy rather than abandon it.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Clinton testifies eloquently for Democrats' defense

CHARLOTTE — Bill Clinton is typically described as the empathetic, feel-your-pain guy. But his greatest political skill may be as a formulator of arguments — the explainer in chief.

September 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Blog: Clinton's speech a fine example of oratory, Juneau gets ovation

Blog: Clinton's speech a fine example of oratory, Juneau gets ovation

I was concerned with adding to this blog today (Wednesday) as the morning was relatively quiet, with some follow-up caucuses and business sessions taking place.

September 06, 2012 8:31 am Photos



Guest opinion: Obama hopes Clinton’s common touch sways voters

There was something delicious about Bill Clinton being asked to serve as the chief character witness for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton, let’s recall, was a very messy president. His meetings didn’t start on time; his speeches didn’t end on time. His biggest legi…

September 06, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

City Lights: Insults to Europe play well at home

If Americans knew more history, Mitt Romney’s supposed gaffe in London wouldn’t even be news.

July 28, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Montana veterans visit the National World War II Memorial

Montana veterans visit the National World War II Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It would be nearly 60 years before a monument stood in their honor in the nation’s capital, but on Saturday at least 97 awestruck and emotional Montana veterans visited the U.S. National World War II Memorial.

June 16, 2012 5:00 pm Photos


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Montana’s presidential primary is a snoozer

Montana’s presidential primary is a snoozer

HELENA — The Montana June 5 presidential primary has been a ho-hum election so far, particularly compared to the Democratic primary in 2008 featuring Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigning in multiple cities around the state.

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Tester headlines Truman Dinner on Saturday in Billings

Yellowstone County Democrats expect a large turnout for Saturday's Truman Dinner, which will feature U.S. Sen. Jon Tester as keynote speaker.

April 18, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…

Three to get UW honorary doctorates

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming will confer honorary doctorates on Emmy-award-winning television journalist Pete Williams and two other prominent Wyomingites during commencement ceremonies on May 5.

April 09, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Former Clinton adviser says Obama's re-election 'definitely not in the bag'

HELENA — While President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects have improved in recent months, it will take “every bit of the president’s talent to win,” a former top adviser to President Bill Clinton said Friday.

March 09, 2012 4:50 pmLoading…

Cokie and Steven V.Roberts: Newt brings talent, trouble to GOP

We’ve covered Newt Gingrich for 30 years, and there has always been two sides to the man. The Good Newt and the Bad Newt. Towering talent and awesome arrogance. Boundless energy and porous ethical boundaries. A firm belief in his own destiny, and a cynical conviction that distortion and dece…

January 30, 2012 12:45 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Gingrich's S.C. victory should alarm GOP leaders

WASHINGTON -- An Illinois lawyer who had a way with words once characterized a particular argument as weaker than soup made from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation. The argument for Mitt Romney benefiting from South Carolina's voting is almost as weak as Lincoln's soup, but here it is:

January 24, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: White House Christmas cards - Signed, sealed, secular

We Americans pride ourselves on our religious pluralism and toleration. Although presidents do feel obliged to end every speech with the title of an Irving Berlin song (“God Bless America”), by and large they adhere to the Founding Fathers’ ideal of separation of church and state. But contra…

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Local company puts together trips to Cuba

Local company puts together trips to Cuba

Now that travel restrictions to Cuba have been relaxed, Billings attorney Bill Cole wants to take his wife, Anne, to the island next year.

September 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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