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Zinke says election was a 'mandate to actually do something'

Zinke says election was a 'mandate to actually do something'

HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., is headed to Washington Tuesday for an orientation for new members of Congress, to get a look at his personal congressional budget and to lobby to get on the committees he’s requested.

November 10, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Senate must act quickly on conservation tax incentives

     During a period when the reputation of the U.S. Congress has been battered by the media and the public, the Senate has a remarkable opportunity to pass historic legislation that would directly assist agriculture producers, private land conservation, sportsmen, local economies and outdoo…

August 29, 2014 4:56 pmLoading…
Marine Corps League: Daines mailer depicts discussion that never happened

Marine Corps League: Daines mailer depicts discussion that never happened

U.S. Rep Steve Daines is being asked to distance himself from the Montana Marine Corps League.

August 15, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: The GOP's impeachment two-step

WASHINGTON — If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Eric Cantor rejected in Tea Party purge

WASHINGTON — In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: “In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.”

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U.S. House candidates square off in Billings

U.S. House candidates square off in Billings

Republican candidates vying for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat showed little tolerance for abortion, gay marriage and immigration at a Tuesday night forum in Billings.

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George F. Will: Budget sequester remains the hammer in Republicans' hands

WASHINGTON — Liberals constantly lecture, more in theatrical sorrow than in actual anger, about their eagerness to compromise with Republicans, just not with Republicans who are — liberal moderation expresses itself immoderately — hostage-taking, terroristic, anarchistic, jihadist suicide bo…

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Heartbreak of extremism in the House

WASHINGTON — Seeing our government and our creditworthiness held hostage to the demands of a right-wing minority is infuriating. It’s also heartbreaking.

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House Democrats rally behind bill co-sponsored by Rep. Daines

House Democrats rally behind bill co-sponsored by Rep. Daines

Attempting to force an end to the federal government shutdown, House Democrats are dusting off a March bill proposed by Montana Rep. Steve Daines and other Republicans that doesn’t defund Obamacare.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Mission accomplished: The tea party shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Tea Party Republicans should hang a “Mission Accomplished” banner across the House of Representatives. They could flank it with large portraits of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who has in fact, if not in name, replaced John Boehner as speaker of the House. The right-wi…

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Guest opinion: Dividing Farm Bill harms middle class, rural America

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed farm bill legislation that removed the nutrition component that provides food for children, seniors, the disabled, and others in need.

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Montana farm groups leery of plan to split up farm bill

As House Republicans consider slicing up their failed 2013 farm bill and voting on its parts separately, Montana agriculture groups are saying no thanks.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Boehner's House implodes with Farm Bill fiasco

WASHINGTON — The roof fell in on John Boehner’s House of Representatives last week. The Republican leadership’s humiliating defeat on a deeply flawed and inhumane farm bill was as clear a lesson as we’ll get about the real causes of dysfunction in the nation’s capital.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: After cliff deal, 2 crucial months for Obama

WASHINGTON — To be deemed a serious analyst at the moment seems to require a lot of hand-wringing and sneering over how awful Congress looked over the past few days as it rushed a fiscal cliff deal into law.

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Daines names chief of staff, spokeswoman

BOZEMAN — U.S. Rep.-elect Steven Daines is assembling his top aides, starting with his chief of staff.

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E.J. Dionne: U.S. political system system teetering on cliff

WASHINGTON -- The United States faces a crisis in our political system because the Republican Party, particularly in the House of Representatives, is no longer a normal, governing party.

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Steven V. and Cokie Roberts: Obama and Boehner should take lesson from Reagan and O'Neill

BOSTON — In the early 1980s, Tip O'Neill played the same role that John Boehner does now — speaker of the House, while a popular president from the other party dominates the political debate. O'Neill (who left office in 1987 and died in 1994) would have turned 100 this month, so it's appropr…

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Daines announces committee appointments

HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Wednesday he has been assigned to the House Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure and Homeland Security committees.

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Why normal bargaining looks strange in D.C.

WASHINGTON -- An entirely new political narrative is taking shape before our eyes, yet many here are still stuck in the old one.

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Guest opinion: Congress must start putting America's interests first

As a life-long Republican, former Fortune 100 company executive, entrepreneur, Vietnam-era veteran, graduate of the same Ivy League business school that produced Mitt Romney and George Bush, I support many Republican positions.

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