When President Richard Nixon signed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act into law in 1974, it was seen as a sign of federal commitment to preventing child abuse through state-level monitoring.
WASHINGTON — At about 5:15 p.m. on June 17, 1971, in the Oval Office, the president ordered a crime: “I want it implemented on a thievery basis. Goddamn it, get in and get those files. Blow the safe and get it.”
It’s good to have choices.
Another Republican has jumped into the race for Yellowstone County's combined office of treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools, bringing to four the number of Republicans seeking the office held by Max Lenington, a longtime county official who is not seeking re-election.
In his State of the Union speech last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use executive authority to advance his priorities. He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed well over a dozen actions he plans to take by executive order.
Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists’ lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation’s cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide i…
If you really want to grab people’s attention, call a president “worse than Nixon.”
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Bipartisan Duo Shapes Contours of Tax Deal,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R.-Iowa, described Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the Finance Committee chairman, as a “Mansfield disciple.” In terms of Senate history, no description could be higher praise.
As President Obama contemplates his second term, he has been talking to historians about another two-term president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Here’s a simple idea that both parties should agree on: disclosure. Anybody who contributes money to influence an election — corporations, unions, advocacy groups, individuals — should be required to tell voters what they’re doing. Then they can be held accountable for their actions.
I looked at the list, first scanning it quickly, then more slowly.
We’ve covered Newt Gingrich for 30 years, and there has always been two sides to the man. The Good Newt and the Bad Newt. Towering talent and awesome arrogance. Boundless energy and porous ethical boundaries. A firm belief in his own destiny, and a cynical conviction that distortion and dece…
A 40-year war in which the number of victims and the amount of money spent increase each year and where there is no end in sight can only be viewed as a failure.
KALISPELL - Attorneys for a man accused of killing a medical marijuana patient to steal his pot, prescription pills and other belongings are accusing the Flathead County Attorney's Office of "vindictive prosecution" for adding a burglary charge.
WASHINGTON — With Barack Obama restoring solar panels to the White House roof — the first were put there by Jimmy Carter — will Carter’s cardigan sweater be reprised? The panels — environmentalism as a didactic gesture — are evidence of a Seventies revival.