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Mitt Romney endorses incumbent Wyoming governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Mitt Romney has endorsed Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's re-election campaign.

July 29, 2014 4:22 pmLoading…

HORSE SENSE: The GOP’s Eleventh Commandment and Zinke

HELENA — It’s known as the Republican Party’s Eleventh Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of fellow Republicans.”

May 17, 2014 5:49 pm

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Who cares about the value of work?

WASHINGTON — Finding a way out of our current political impasse requires some agreement on what problems we need to solve. If anything should unite left, center and right, it is the value of work and the idea, in Bill Clinton’s signature phrase, that those who “work hard and play by the rule…

April 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Let's update Montana voting law with online registration

A bipartisan election commission led by the chief campaign lawyers for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has made recommendations for making elections run more smoothly across the country.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Calculating political prospects by the numbers

WASHINGTON — Two years from today, Iowa — dark, brooding, enigmatic Iowa — will be enjoying its quadrennial moment as the epicenter of the universe. And in 10 months, voters will vent their spleens — if they still are as splenetic as they now claim to be — in congressional elections. Some nu…

January 05, 2014 11:02 amLoading…

Cheney and Enzi start Wyoming ground attacks for U.S. Senate seat

CASPER, Wyo. — Volunteers are lining up to help Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi and Liz Cheney duke it out in the Republican primary race for Enzi’s seat in the Senate.

November 05, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

Five Republicans looking at House race—if Daines runs for Senate

HELENA -- A former secretary of state and four current or ex-legislators are among the Republicans looking to run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat if Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., enters the Senate race instead of seeking re-election.

July 22, 2013 7:09 pm

George F. Will: Obama seeks purposeful failures with eye on 2014

WASHINGTON -- Thirty-one months ago Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell affronted the media and other custodians of propriety by saying something common-sensical. On Oct. 23, 2010, he said: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term preside…

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Lawmakers on both sides flunk math tests

There's a lot of hand-wringing about American students lagging their foreign counterparts in math skills. That should not be a big surprise, since many of our political leaders aren't very good at math either and deny the realities that numbers reveal. Republican Sen. John McCain recently la…

March 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: New Jersey's operatic governor

TRENTON, N.J. — Coyness is not part of Chris Christie's repertoire, which does not stress subtlety, delicacy and intimation. New Jersey's governor is more Mickey Spillane than Jane Austen and his persona, which sometimes is that of a bulldog who got up on the wrong side of the bed, is so pop…

February 01, 2013 12:30 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr. America isn't in decline or retreat

WASHINGTON -- We are about to have a major foreign policy debate in the guise of a confirmation battle over Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense and the related argument over how long American troops should stay in Afghanistan. President Obama should use this opportunity to stand…

January 16, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: GOP must stop being the anti-party

Will the GOP go back to living in the real world?

December 05, 2012 12:30 amLoading…

Poll: Most in Wyoming support tax increases on households earning $250K-plus

CASPER, Wyo. — A new survey shows that most Wyoming residents favor a tax increase on households earning more than $250,000 a year.

November 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Moving forward: Obama can end fear of decline

WASHINGTON -- What is the point of Barack Obama's second term?

November 21, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Congress must start putting America's interests first

As a life-long Republican, former Fortune 100 company executive, entrepreneur, Vietnam-era veteran, graduate of the same Ivy League business school that produced Mitt Romney and George Bush, I support many Republican positions.

November 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: What's good for individuals may shortchange nation

WASHINGTON -- If you doubt there's an American welfare state, you should read the new study by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt, whose blizzard of numbers demonstrates otherwise. A welfare state transfers income from some people to other people to improve the recipients' well-being. In 1935, t…

November 14, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Governors call for renewing wind energy tax credit

Governors call for renewing wind energy tax credit

The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans over fiscal issues, officials said Tuesday. The wind energy production tax credi…

November 13, 2012 4:26 pmLoading…

Reporter’s Notebook: Plenty of election trivia, superlatives and oddities

HELENA — As the curtain falls on Montana’s 2012 election, political junkies will have get their fixes elsewhere — but before we put a wrap on it, here’s one last take on some oddities, superlatives and trivialities of last Tuesday’s results in the Treasure State.

November 12, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

David Ignatius: Obama's 2nd-term foreign policy test

WASHINGTON -- On foreign policy, President Obama effectively posted a sign on the White House lawn last summer that said: Come back after Election Day. 

November 11, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Campaign distorted tax impact on small businesses

I own a restaurant franchise here in Billings, so that makes me one of those small business owners Mitt Romney was referring to during the heat of the presidential campaign when he suggested that ending the Bush tax cuts for household income above $250,000 a year will hurt small business job…

November 10, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

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