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Montana's seniors and low-income children are two groups hit particularly hard by government gridlock, congressional candidate John Lewis said Monday in Billings.
Finally, Congress has completed its budget process without another government shutdown and raised the nation’s debt ceiling without seriously threatening default.
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.
Those of us who work full time encouraging America to live within our means see a sharp contrast between many elected officials in Washington and the rest of America.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says that he opposes a military strike in Syria.
Congress has been on vacation for more than a week and still will be on vacation for four more weeks.
WASHINGTON — Texting while driving is dangerous, especially if you are driving a train. A commuter train engineer was texting on Sept. 12, 2008, near Los Angeles, when he missed a stop signal and crashed into a freight train. Twenty-five people died.
WASHINGTON — The arguments against a constitutional amendment to require balanced budgets are various and, cumulatively, almost conclusive. Almost. The main arguments are:
With each of these columns, my aim is to give practical, actionable travel tips for the corporate traveler. Recently, I was asked what to expect for 2013 when it came to the “economical nuts and bolts” of business travel in general this year. As a lot of companies are trying their best to fo…
In the month of August, the U.S. House was in session for three days before members and their Senate colleagues left the Capitol for five weeks of vacation. Here’s the rest of the year’s congressional work schedule:
In the sweltering heat of August in San Diego a stocky and brawny Sen. Richard Lugar barreled past me, sweat glistening on his brow, and soaking his T-shirt. He was jogging with several young staffers during a break at the 1996 Republican National Convention. Lugar was 64 then, but his boyis…
I believe we have two choices in life: try or do nothing.
MISSOULA -- Corporations aren't people, an overwhelming 75 percent of Missoula voters said Tuesday, and the voters don't want corporations treated like people either.
The fate of farm subsidies, worth billions to the Montana economy, is expected to be decided in the next three weeks by a deficit-cutting supercommittee looking to chop $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.
The first two meetings of the congressional supercommittee were open to the public and televised live.
Rep. Denny Rehberg, R.-Mont., will host listening sessions today in Jordan and Circle.
With extraordinary power comes extraordinary responsibility.
An opposition-controlled Congress was giving the president fits. His job approval had dropped into the 30s. His re-election prospects looked increasingly dubious.
HELENA -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says he wants to take innovative ideas from citizens to the budget "supercommittee" charged with cutting spending.
WASHINGTON — The story is that as Mark Twain and novelist William Dean Howells stepped outside one morning, a downpour began and Howells asked Twain, “Do you think it will stop?” Twain answered, “It always has.” The debt ceiling impasse has, as things generally do, ended, and a post-mortem v…