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Gazette opinion: Changing the culture of money in politics

Congress has returned to Washington after five weeks of vacation to squander their few fall “work” days with political posturing and a “must-pass” bill that will fund the U.S. government only through mid-December.

September 11, 2014 7:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Extremism in defense of re-election

WASHINGTON — Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism." Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, rea…

September 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Former state Senate candidate charged with soliciting underage girl

Former state Senate candidate charged with soliciting underage girl

A 23-year-old former Republican candidate for the 24th Senate District in Billings made an initial court appearance Monday on a charge that he solicited sex from a 15-year-old girl.

August 25, 2014 2:55 pmLoading…

Sen. John Walsh: Serving you the most important job I have

Public service has always run deep in my blood.  Nothing is more important to me than giving my all to the people of our great state--for 33 years as a soldier, then as your lieutenant governor, and now as Montana's U.S. Senator.

August 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Politics leave Highway Trust Fund running on empty

The highways America needs can’t be built in five months. Major projects may take years of planning and multiple years for construction.

July 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Attempting to move beyond the plagiarism scandal that’s engulfed his campaign, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., said Tuesday he’s hopeful voters will consider his entire career.

July 29, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: GOP aims to sell our public lands to highest bidder

Elected officials take an oath to uphold and defend the constitution of the state of Montana. Unfortunately, that oath is being cast aside when it comes to upholding the Montana Constitution and our public lands.

July 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

Montana won't likely have to hit the brakes on its summer road construction after a last-minute federal budget patch passed Tuesday in the U.S. House.

July 15, 2014 5:33 pmLoading…
Campaign watch: Candidates

Campaign watch: Candidates

HELENA — The Fourth of July in an election year sees candidates pressing the flesh at parades and other holiday events.

July 03, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…
Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

WASHINGTON — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking $20 million in television air time for an advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands.

July 01, 2014 9:15 amLoading…
U.S. Sen. John Walsh

U.S. Sen. John Walsh

U.S. Sen. John Walsh

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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 …

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Oklahoma senator explains 'hold' on North Fork bill – and offers alternatives

Oklahoma senator explains 'hold' on North Fork bill – and offers alternatives

HELENA — An Oklahoma senator who last week blocked passage of a bill protecting the North Fork of the Flathead River from energy development says he’d consider an amended bill, such as halting development for 20 years rather than forever.

April 07, 2014 5:08 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: First legislation aims to stop warrantless NSA searches

Montanans know hard work. After spending the last few weeks in Washington, I can tell you it’s something a lot of folks back there talk about but never actually get around to doing.

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Public had plenty of suggestions — and opinions — on who Bullock should appoint as U.S. senator

HELENA — As Gov. Steve Bullock decided this year who to appoint as Montana’s next U.S. senator, he had no shortage of suggestions from the public.

March 11, 2014 6:29 pm

Gazette opinion: Too much campaign rhetoric on repealing ACA

Up to 1,400 Yellowstone County residents have been on a waiting list for help choosing a private insurance plan in a new federal health program. Billings hospitals are deluged with patient requests for help with the new program. The program website is distinctly unfriendly. Choices are compl…

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
John Walsh

John Walsh


February 22, 2014 4:38 pmLoading…
Congressman Steve Daines

Congressman Steve Daines

Congressman Steve Daines talks with the Billings Gazette's editorial board in January.

February 21, 2014 11:21 pmLoading…
Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., testifies Jan. 28 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The committee subsequently recommended approval of Baucus’ nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China.

February 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
John Walsh Senate

John Walsh Senate

Future Senator John Walsh speaks in Billings Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

February 07, 2014 5:37 pmLoading…

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