December 2010

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Rehberg’s GOP Colleagues Decry Wasteful Congressional Mail

A little while back, we discussed Dennis Rehberg wasting taxpayer money by abusing his franking privileges. This week Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn released his “Wastebook 2010,” which reveals what he deems to be wasteful government programs.   Rehberg should take a look at item…

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A Montana Talk Radio Fact Check

For the past few weeks, rightwing radio talk show host Aaron Flint has been trying to harpoon the Food Safety Modernization Act. Not sure what his problem with safe food might be. This is the bill that sailed through the Senate Sunday with unanimous support. …



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The Rehberg Puzzle

Denny Rehberg’s vote against the tax cut package could be explained by his expected bid for higher office, either Governor or Senator–he’s keeping his options open.  As The Hill reports, A slew of House Republicans thought to be contenders for higher office in 2012 voted…




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Too Much Eggnog

‘Tis the season for Christmas cards, full of seasons greetings, prayers and wishes for Christmas and the coming year, photos of families and paintings of snowy landscapes and holly trees and Santa and….political updates? about a potential campaign that the sender of the card might…



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Helena IR Lets Rehberg Off the Hook Again

An article in this weekend’s Helena Independent Record reports on Denny Rehberg’s urgent call to eliminate and expose all earmarks.  In the article, Rehberg is seen puffing his chest about evils of earmarks, the need to eliminate them, and the need for Tester and Baucus…


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Weekend Gossip

Here’s one to take with you to your weekend festivities. Sources report that Denny Rehberg and Elouise Cobell were on the same flight out of Washington last night–and observed not acknowledging each other.  There are some hard feelings to say the least, after Rehberg voted…


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Kudos to Bullock for Cracking Down on Repeat DUIs

News outlets across Montana today are reporting on Montana AG Steve Bullock’s plan to crack down on repeat DUI offenders. In a press release, Bullock said: Stats from the past few years clearly show that it’s the repeat offenders who aren’t getting the message. By…


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Tester’s Dilemma

With the 2012 General Election less than two years away, the strategies for incumbent Senator Jon Tester are both simple and difficult. Tester must of course deal with the challenges of voter angst toward politicians in general, an unpopular president, an even more unpopular Congress,…


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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

….Hypocrisy All-Star Dennis Rehberg. The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 that was passed quietly last week. One thing that much of the media coverage missed is that this bill, which Rehberg voted against, contained the Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2009, which Rehberg…