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Daines lays out ambitious GOP agenda for Congress – but says he’s a `pragmatic conservative’

Daines lays out ambitious GOP agenda for Congress – but says he’s a `pragmatic conservative’

HELENA — Montana’s next U.S. senator, Republican Steve Daines, says the new GOP-controlled Congress will have an active agenda next year, such as taking on “Obamacare,” passing a balanced budget, blocking costly federal regulations and approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

December 15, 2014 7:50 pm Photos

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Barrasso, Enzi will seek committee leadership in U.S. Senate

Barrasso, Enzi will seek committee leadership in U.S. Senate

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso will return to the Capitol on Wednesday, as Republicans talk to leadership about the committees they want to serve on and lead following the midterm election shakeup.

November 10, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will deter…

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U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis releases 1st TV ad

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis releases 1st TV ad

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis, who’s been in the race just nine weeks, put up her first TV ad Thursday — less than three weeks before the Nov. 4 election.

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Walsh files final fundraising report; raised $2.65M

Walsh files final fundraising report; raised $2.65M

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh, who suspended his campaign two months ago, filed his final fundraising report this week, showing he raised a total of nearly $3 million — and had spent all but $119,000 through September.

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Gazette opinion: Daines will bring business sense to U.S. Senate

Gazette opinion: Daines will bring business sense to U.S. Senate

Two years ago, Montanans chose Steve Daines to be their sole representative in the U.S. House. On Nov. 4, they have the opportunity to capitalize on that decision by sending Daines to the U.S. Senate.

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Walsh signs onto plan to save postal sevices

Walsh signs onto plan to save postal sevices

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont, has signed onto a bill to preserve six-day-a-week mail service and protect rural post offices.

June 27, 2014 5:38 pm Photos

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Walsh holds business roundtable in Billings

Walsh holds business roundtable in Billings

Billings-area business leaders urged U.S. Sen. John Walsh Friday for help in retaining quality workers, navigating federal regulations and freeing loan money for expansion.

May 23, 2014 10:21 am Photos

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Walsh, higher ed officials discuss college affordability

Walsh, higher ed officials discuss college affordability

Fresh off of his April 9 cosponsorship of the Federal Loan Refinancing Act, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., met with higher education officials and students at Montana State University Billings on Wednesday to discuss college affordability.

April 16, 2014 1:45 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Big money wins again at Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is filled with men and women with Ivy League degrees. They’ve studied law, politics, and history.

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Guest opinion: Harry Reid shouldn't have meddled in Montana election

Montanans' most fundamental right is at risk: the right to choose who we want to represent us in free and open primary elections.

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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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Guest opinion: Support Big Sky innovation with legislation

BOZEMAN — When LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1998, the team that built the company was certain that Bozeman, with the talent available through Montana State University, would be the best place to start the company. But who had ever heard of an early-stage biotech in Montana?

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Gazette opinion: New teacher in Montana governor’s office

Gazette opinion: New teacher in Montana governor’s office

Just days after making the expected appointment of John Walsh to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy, Gov. Steve Bullock did the unexpected in appointing the new lieutenant governor.

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Gazette opinion: Bullock's closed-door politics

It’s always a little galling when folks accuse politicians of playing politics.

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Guest opinion: Suffragists fought to win Montana women's rights 100 years ago

Guest opinion: Suffragists fought to win Montana women's rights 100 years ago

Young Belle Winestine described suffragist Jeannette Rankin as “magnetic,” with an “illuminous quality,” and quoted another observer of the charismatic Rankin as like a “young panther ready to spring.”

January 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bohlinger, Adams speak with Democrats; Walsh a no-show

Bohlinger, Adams speak with Democrats; Walsh a no-show

About the only thing U.S. Senate candidates Dirk Adams and John Bohlinger agreed on Tuesday night was that fellow Democrat John Walsh was a no-show for their Billings forum.

January 21, 2014 9:27 pm Photos

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Bohlinger may end campaign if Walsh appointed

Bohlinger may end campaign if Walsh appointed

MISSOULA — Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger says he may end his campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate if current Lt. Gov. John Walsh is appointed to serve the rest of Max Baucus' term.

January 21, 2014 1:38 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Montana’s most important temp job

There’s no way Montana Gov. Steve Bullock could have guessed that an appointment he’d have to make may control the destiny of the U.S. Senate.

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Bullock mum about Baucus replacement

Bullock mum about Baucus replacement

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock isn’t saying much yet about his forthcoming appointment of someone to the U.S. Senate to succeed Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.

December 20, 2013 6:52 pm

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