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Gazette opinion: Senate rules again override common sense

Gazette opinion: Senate rules again override common sense

On Dec. 9, the U.S. House gave unanimous approval to a bill that aims to reduce suicides among military service members and veterans.

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Former Vice President Cheney addresses state bar

Former Vice President Cheney addresses state bar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Arriving home in Wyoming on Wednesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney continued to hammer on his message that President Barack Obama's policies are leaving the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

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E.J. Dionne: Bitter political battleground in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anyone with a weak stomach and refined sensibilities should stay out of Kentucky for the next six months.

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Guest opinion: Harry Reid shouldn't have meddled in Montana election

Montanans' most fundamental right is at risk: the right to choose who we want to represent us in free and open primary elections.

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Guest opinion: Why should Montana governor appoint U.S. senator?

With the departure of Max Baucus from the Senate, Montana’s longest-serving statewide elected official is Ed Smith. Never heard of him? Well, we have elected him clerk of our Supreme Court five times. Ed served as chief clerk of the Montana House of Representatives for three legislative sess…

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Reid wanted to weigh in on Senate appointment, Bullock told him to butt out

Reid wanted to weigh in on Senate appointment, Bullock told him to butt out

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he told U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to butt out when the Nevadan tried to offer his opinion last December on the governor’s appointment of a new U.S. senator to replace Sen. Max Baucus.

February 14, 2014 11:59 am
Walsh sworn in as Montana senator; GOP eyes seat for Daines

Walsh sworn in as Montana senator; GOP eyes seat for Daines

WASHINGTON — John Walsh became the newest member of the Senate on Tuesday and faces the challenge of making his appointment more permanent.

February 11, 2014 4:16 pm Photos

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North Dakota among states picked for drone research site

North Dakota among states picked for drone research site

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.

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George F. Will: Budget sequester remains the hammer in Republicans' hands

WASHINGTON — Liberals constantly lecture, more in theatrical sorrow than in actual anger, about their eagerness to compromise with Republicans, just not with Republicans who are — liberal moderation expresses itself immoderately — hostage-taking, terroristic, anarchistic, jihadist suicide bo…

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Local agencies serving the near homeless weary of federal budget cuts

Local agencies serving the near homeless weary of federal budget cuts

When you’re young and homeless, the act of bouncing around from one friend’s living room to another’s is known as couch surfing. But at Jennifer Bradley’s age, it’s no way to live.

October 13, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Immigration: Time for lawmakers to choose sides

WASHINGTON — The future of immigration reform is, for now at least, not up to House Speaker John Boehner. It is in the hands of a group of moderately conservative Republican senators who have to decide whether their desire to solve a decades-old problem outweighs their fears of retaliation f…

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George F. Will: Signs of grown-ups in charge on Capital Hill

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.

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Gazette opinion: Filibusters reign: How far will new rules go to fix Senate?

In a rare display of bipartisan agreement, the U.S. Senate last week revised its rules to slightly ease the gridlock that has, in recent years, turned a great deliberative body into a continually delaying chamber.

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Guest opinion: Agreement will be more elusive without filibuster

Americans know that Washington is too partisan and gridlocked. And so, naturally, Senate Democrats are planning a power grab that will forever change the chamber and make it harder for members to strike agreements.

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Tester's sportsmen bill clears a Senate hurdle

Tester's sportsmen bill clears a Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON — Congress is back in town after the election to find a way around automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January. But first, lawmakers are dealing with 41 polar bear carcasses.

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McCain joins Rehberg to campaign in Billings

McCain joins Rehberg to campaign in Billings

U.S. Sen. John McCain strongly endorsed Rep. Denny Rehberg's campaign for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, promising big changes with a Republican majority.

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Sportsmen's bill that could help Tester passes Senate test

WASHINGTON — A sportsmen's bill that could help a Democratic incumbent in Montana has survived a procedural hurdle in the Senate.

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Gazette opinion: Highway program could be out of gas in 10 days

Nobody builds a road in three months. Yet America’s major surface transportation program was limited to three months because members of Congress can’t make timely decisions.

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National Tea Party's Sharron Angle endorses Montana gubernatorial candidate

National Tea Party's Sharron Angle endorses Montana gubernatorial candidate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Miller added to his Tea Party bona fides Tuesday with the endorsement of former U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle of Nevada.

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Delegation supports extending lower student loan rate

Extending lower interest rates on federally subsidized student loans is important, but it must be done without adding to the national debt, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Wednesday.

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