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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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George F. Will: Immigrants' son is California's new Goldwater

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 m…

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Glacier National Park visitors add $179 million to Montana economy

Glacier National Park visitors add $179 million to Montana economy

Last year, 2.2 million people visited Glacier National Park and they spent nearly $179 million in the area, according to a new National Park Service report. That spending supported 2,824 jobs in the area. Of the total visitors, 2,075,000 were non-local tourists.

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Robert Samuelson: A part-timer boom -- or blip?

WASHINGTON — There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Most or all of the increase may have been part-time jobs. If that's a trend, it could signal a weaker economy. It could also vindicate critics of the…

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Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

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Study says national parks boost economy in West

Study says national parks boost economy in West

JACKSON, Wyo. — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.

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Montana unemployment rate down to 4.5 percent

HELENA — Montana's unemployment rate continues to fall.

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Research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in business

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An independent economic research firm ranks Wyoming number two in the nation in its ranking of states for being pro-business.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Defending our progressive Constitution

WASHINGTON — You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the words "constitutional" and "constitutionalist."

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Robert J. Samuelson: Is economy in The Great Moderation 2.0?

WASHINGTON — Is the Great Moderation back?

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Zinke record questioned at House GOP debate

Zinke record questioned at House GOP debate

HELENA — The five Republican U.S. House candidates agreed on some issues in their final debate in Kalispell on Wednesday night, but several called into question the conservative credentials of state Sen. Ryan Zinke, of Whitefish.

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Robert J. Samuelson: China may be No. 1 now in economic output

WASHINGTON — It's probable that the U.S. economy is no longer the world's largest. New World Bank figures, notes economist Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute, suggest that sometime in 2014 China will overtake the United States in gross domestic product, the production of goods and …

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Robert J. Samuelson: What's contributing to the stay-put society?

WASHINGTON — One disturbing trend of recent decades is the decline in Americans’ geographic mobility. We pride ourselves on being a get-up-and-go people. In particular, we see ourselves as willing to move for opportunity. If there aren’t jobs here, we’ll go there. Our “flexibility” is repute…

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Robert J. Samuelson: Are Americans under-saving for retirement?

WASHINGTON — Can America afford to retire? As millions of baby boomers pass their mid-60s, the specter of widespread under-saving has taken hold. It’s a scary vision. But is it likely? Probably not.

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E.J. Dionne: Democrats must find key to 2014

CHICAGO — The Democrats' biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of the U.S. Senate involves motivating the party's base while simultaneously attracting swing and even Republican voters in contests being waged in conservative states.

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Report: Strong oil sector buoys Wyoming economy in 2014

Report: Strong oil sector buoys Wyoming economy in 2014

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s economy posted modest gains in the first three months of 2014, buoyed by an oil sector that continued to show signs of strength despite a late winter slowdown in drilling.

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Simplifying taxes fastest way to grow our economy

NEW YORK — The modern income tax was passed 100 years ago on a simple premise — it would apply only to the top one-half of 1 percent of the population and it would be easy to fill out — just one page.

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Guest opinion: How to make tax day fun for the 99%

WASHINGTON — Tax day is always a busy day for the tax hysteric crowd: the folks who think it is outrageous that we tax people to pay for things like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and infrastructure.

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David Ignatius: Warning signs in China's economy

WASHINGTON — China's financial markets seem to be signaling trouble, as a government crackdown on corruption and loose credit begins to bite and jittery local investors scramble for safety.

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Stapleton calls for American to keep a strong military

Stapleton calls for American to keep a strong military

HELENA — Corey Stapleton, a Republican running for the U.S. House, on Wednesday called for America to maintain its military and economic strength and advocated the development of natural resources.

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