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Lewis: Seniors and children hurt by congressional gridlock

Lewis: Seniors and children hurt by congressional gridlock

Montana's seniors and low-income children are two groups hit particularly hard by government gridlock, congressional candidate John Lewis said Monday in Billings.

March 03, 2014 3:00 pm

Guest opinion: Congress must reform tax, benefit laws to reduce nation's long-term debt

Finally, Congress has completed its budget process without another government shutdown and raised the nation’s debt ceiling without seriously threatening default.

February 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: There's an alternative to the Imperial Presidency

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.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Congress must compromise on budget, debt reduction

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.

September 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tester says he opposes military strike in Syria

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says that he opposes a military strike in Syria.

September 12, 2013 1:19 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: 5-week vacation no break from gridlock

Congress has been on vacation for more than a week and still will be on vacation for four more weeks.

August 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
George F. Will: A congressional mandate that is off the rails

George F. Will: A congressional mandate that is off the rails

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.

June 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Constitutional amendment would bind the spenders

WASHINGTON — The arguments against a constitutional amendment to require balanced budgets are various and, cumulatively, almost conclusive. Almost. The main arguments are:

February 05, 2013 12:32 pmLoading…
Travel and Leisure: Here are some travel trends to watch in 2013

Travel and Leisure: Here are some travel trends to watch in 2013

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…

February 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: What’s worse than the Do Nothing Congress?

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:

August 10, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montanans can look to Lugar lesson in June

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…

May 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Compromise on table as deficit-cutting deadline nears

I believe we have two choices in life: try or do nothing.

November 20, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Missoula voters say corporations are not people, ask for constitutional amendment

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.

November 09, 2011 11:51 amLoading…
Baucus: Deficit committee may be farmers' best bet

Baucus: Deficit committee may be farmers' best bet

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.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am Related

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Gazette opinion: Super secret committee needs to open up

The first two meetings of the congressional supercommittee were open to the public and televised live.

October 14, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Rehberg listening sessions today in Circle, Jordan

Rep. Denny Rehberg, R.-Mont., will host listening sessions today in Jordan and Circle.

October 10, 2011 7:55 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Transparency essential for supercommittee

With extraordinary power comes extraordinary responsibility.

September 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Obama, in his own way, can tell Congress to 'sow turnips'

An opposition-controlled Congress was giving the president fits. His job approval had dropped into the 30s. His re-election prospects looked increasingly dubious.

September 04, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Baucus wants citizen ideas for cutting deficit

HELENA -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says he wants to take innovative ideas from citizens to the budget "supercommittee" charged with cutting spending.

September 01, 2011 3:26 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Debt ceiling debate exposes Obama's ineffectiveness

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…

August 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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