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New Lewis ad accuses Zinke of wanting to cut education, Medicare

New Lewis ad accuses Zinke of wanting to cut education, Medicare

HELENA — In a new TV ad Monday, Democratic House candidate John Lewis promotes his ideas and accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of wanting to cut education and Medicare to pay for tax breaks to corporations and billionaires.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Does plain vanilla bipartisanship have a chance?

WASHINGTON — When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our country a modestly better place? Is there a plain vanilla agenda that might pass muster across party lines?

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Attorney in Missoula shooting case cancels World Cup screening after reprimand

Attorney in Missoula shooting case cancels World Cup screening after reprimand

MISSOULA — A District Court judge on Wednesday scolded the Missoula attorney representing a man accused of killing a German exchange student for “playing to the public” and running “a public relations campaign.”

June 25, 2014 3:43 pm Photos

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George F. Will: For GOP, re-evaluation time

WASHINGTON — The morning after, at breakfast at the Republicans' Capitol Hill Club, Virginia Rep. Robert Goodlatte was, as befits one of Washington's grown-ups, measured in his reaction to what 36,120 Virginia voters did the day before. It would, he says, be wise "to take a step back and a d…

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Defense attorney: Exchange students were 'garage hopping'

Defense attorney: Exchange students were 'garage hopping'

Attorneys for the Missoula man accused of killing German exchange student Diren Dede say the teen's companion on the night of the shooting told police they had entered local garages on several previous occasions.

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House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton of Billings has a standard answer when he’s asked why Montanans should vote for him in the five-way Republican primary for the U.S. House.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Video
Daines votes for Republican long-term budget plan

Daines votes for Republican long-term budget plan

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., joined fellow House Republicans Thursday to pass a largely symbolic federal spending plan, which promises to balance the budget in 10 years by cutting $5 trillion in spending.

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George F. Will: Tax reformer's uphill push toward economic growth

WASHINGTON — The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code that benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform’s Senate champion is Ron Wyden, the …

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Daines describes his voting record as pragmatic; others label it very conservative

Daines describes his voting record as pragmatic; others label it very conservative

HELENA — Montana’s U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — a Republican running this year for the U.S. Senate — has fashioned a very conservative voting record in his first 15 months on the job, independent analyses show.

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Guest opinion: GOP harming itself on immigration issue

The Republican Party is hurting itself by taking immigration reform off the table. Recently, the Republican leadership announced that it was killing any possibility of immigration reform during this midterm election year. This runs counter to the party’s desire to court the Latino vote — a g…

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E.J. Dionne Jr: 2013: Not as bad as you think

WASHINGTON — “Has this been the worst year of your presidency?”

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Gazette opinion: Modest, but smart start on bipartisan action

This fall, partisan gridlock shut down much of the federal government for two long weeks, denied the public services, delayed pay checks to millions of public servants, deprived private businesses and their employees of work and customers, and left U.S. taxpayers with a big bill for nothing.

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Guest opinion: Sizing up budget compromise and U.S. senate candidates

In politics timing is everything and that certainly appears to be the case with Lt. Gov. John Walsh and U.S. Rep. Steve Daines.

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Spending deal a good start, groups say

The two-year federal budget agreement announced this week — a deal approved the House and awaiting a Senate vote — contains both good news and bad news, three Billings advocacy groups said Thursday.

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Driver pleads guilty to hitting, killing Missoula teen

Driver pleads guilty to hitting, killing Missoula teen

MISSOULA — The driver who struck and killed a Hellgate High School student on the Mullan Road sidewalk pleaded guilty Thursday in Municipal Court to careless driving resulting in death.

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No felony charges planned in teen pedestrian's death

No felony charges planned in teen pedestrian's death

MISSOULA — Felony charges will not be filed against the woman who drove onto the sidewalk and hit and killed a Hellgate High School student last month on Mullan Road, Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg announced Thursday.

May 03, 2013 9:02 am Photos

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Former Griz coach, player charged with assaulting pregnant girlfriend

Former Griz coach, player charged with assaulting pregnant girlfriend

MISSOULA — A former University of Montana wide receivers coach and football player was ordered held on $100,000 bail Thursday after being accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.

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Farm bill cuts expected to get deeper, ag groups fear

Federal belt tightening and new political players are redrawing the ground rules for the 2013 farm bill, say agriculture groups who expect weaker subsidies than were offered in 2012.

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E. J. Dionne Jr.: Bishops must stop hiding the church's treasure

WASHINGTON — To say that the Belle Harbor neighborhood on New York City's Rockaway Peninsula was slammed by Hurricane Sandy understates the case. Like many other parts of the region, it has suffered the kind of devastation we usually associate with wars.

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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…

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