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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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John Walsh

John Walsh

Walsh

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Congressman Steve Daines

Congressman Steve Daines

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

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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.

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John Walsh Senate

John Walsh Senate

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

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John Walsh

John Walsh

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

February 07, 2014 5:28 pm
Future Senator John Walsh

Future Senator John Walsh

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

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Sen. Max Baucus' farewell speech to the Senate

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate after his colleagues voted to confirm his nomination as ambassador to China. 

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Senate easily confirms Baucus as China ambassador

Senate easily confirms Baucus as China ambassador

WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed longtime Sen. Max Baucus on Thursday to become ambassador to China, handing the job to a lawmaker well-versed in U.S. trade policy but with little expertise about military and other issues that have raised tensions with Beijing.

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Charlie Hardy

Charlie Hardy

Hardy

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