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E.J. Dionne Jr.: 2 D.C. judges rule for blind ideology, 4 uphold ACA

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the rule of law."

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House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000

House candidate Zinke's debt now up to $83,000

HELENA — House candidate Ryan Zinke’s total campaign debt is now at about $83,300 under an amended Federal Election Commission report, up $26,000 from the $57,300 debt reported earlier this week.

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Gazette opinion: Congress must deliver post office business reforms

The U.S. Postal Service has been struggling financially for years while Congress has failed to reform laws that micromanage this big, important business.

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Lewis touts plan to cut pay for Congress, reduce pensions

Lewis touts plan to cut pay for Congress, reduce pensions

HELENA — Democratic U.S. House candidate John Lewis released a plan Tuesday to clean up Congress that calls for cutting members’ $174,000-a-year pay by 10 percent and eliminating their “gold-plated” pensions.

July 08, 2014 1:01 pm Video Photos

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Guest opinion: GOP must reclaim wisdom of TR, Lincoln

Many Republicans have been waiting and wishing to vote for a Republican U.S. Senate. But no matter how decent or even reasonable Steve Daines may be, he is beholden to the party with a loud and demanding base that perverts reasonableness and insists on slavish obedience to a toxic orthodoxy.

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Gazette opinion: Health care reform thrives close to home

Gazette opinion: Health care reform thrives close to home

A dozen new doctors ceremoniously donned white coats when Billings Clinic launched Montana’s first internal medicine residency last week.

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Black farmer head wants part of Indian settlement

HELENA — The president of the National Black Farmers Association says he’s being stiffed by the attorneys behind a $3.4 billion government settlement with Native American landowners who asked him to lobby Congress to fund the payout.

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Gazette opinion: Obama earned the low ratings

Gazette opinion: Obama earned the low ratings

Sometimes, you have to admit you're wrong.

June 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Keep an eye on how Congress acts on voting rights

The right to vote is sacred. It is how we hold our leaders accountable and make sure our democracy is responsive to all citizens. Yet, today, powerful forces are intent on making voting more difficult instead of more accessible and it could hurt Montana families in Indian Country.

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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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Hardy not actively fundraising for Enzi challenge

Hardy not actively fundraising for Enzi challenge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Hardy says he's not actively fundraising even though incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi has even more campaign cash than usual as he seeks re-election to a fourth term.

June 21, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Montana Energy Quarterly: Delay of Keystone XL pipeline draws sharp reaction

Montana Energy Quarterly: Delay of Keystone XL pipeline draws sharp reaction

Proponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have complained that election-year politics is behind President Barack Obama’s recent decision to hold off on approval of the $5.4 billion project.

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U.S. Senate candidates' ideas on national debt

U.S. Senate candidates' ideas on national debt

The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lummis announces she's running for re-election

Lummis announces she's running for re-election

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — 

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Guest opinion: Forest Service needs direction from Barrasso bill

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., recently introduced the National Forest Jobs and Management Act, which creates a 15-year pilot project on 3.8 percent of the 191 million acre National Forest system. On this pilot area, forest management projects would be conducted using streamlined compliance pro…

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Guest opinion: Don't raise taxes on oil, gas industry

Montanans should be concerned about economic fallout from less energy production if Congress clamps additional taxes on the oil and gas industry.

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Congress must withstand pressure to export LNG

The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress and the Obama Administration rushing to consider monumental changes to accelerate exports of natural gas that will permanently and negatively impact the energy landscape for natural gas domestically, due to OPEC-linked liquid natural gas prices.

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Guest opinion: On 11th anniversary: Congress, clean up your war

Eleven years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq in an unprovoked, unnecessary, unconstitutional action that violated international law.

March 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Congress studies new way to pay for fighting massive wildfires

Congress studies new way to pay for fighting massive wildfires

BOISE, Idaho — A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.

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U.S. Senate candidates

U.S. Senate candidates

Republican Rep. Steve Daines and Democratic Sen. John Walsh are among the candidates who have filed to run for U.S. Senate. 

March 06, 2014 9:31 amLoading…

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