May 2011





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Pathetic

The Billings Gazette reported today that embattled PSC Commissioner Republican Brad Molnar couldn’t be bothered to show up in court but didn’t contest his involvement in a hit-and-run on a high school student in a fast-food drive through. Molnar had at first tried to deny…


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Dennis Rehberg’s Sloppy Homework

While announcing a conference call he organized to trash Jon Tester’s bipartisan Forest Jobs and Recreation bill this week, Dennis Rehberg tried to cobble together a laundry list of people and organizations that apparently oppose the bill (read Dennis’ list for yourself – and the…



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Koch Brothers Pranked

The Koch brothers have been impersonated for pranks–a prank caller pretending to be David Koch was able to talk with Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker.  This time, the Koch’s were the target.   At an event at the Koch Theater last week, the group The Other…


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Hostage

Congressional TEA Party Republicans in charge of disaster relief have pledged to hold it hostage until states agree to more spending cuts. From Think Progress: Cantor Says Congress Won’t Pay For Missouri Disaster Relief Unless Spending Is Cut Elsewhere House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA),…



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You’ve Got to Wonder

It was reported this week that some 3,700 stimulus act contractors owe $750 million in back taxes, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Area contractors like Helena Sand and Gravel and Swank Enterprises received millions in tax dollars from the recovery act.  You have…


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Mystery Solved

Congressman Rehberg has earned such a reputation as a do nothing party boy that even his own fans are now catching on.  A popular national conservative blogger this week called him “the bottom of the barrel” and “not the best available candidate to run.” I’ll…


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GOP’s Field Clouded Over

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, the field for the 2012 Montana gubernatorial race is brightening on the Democratic side, while the GOP side is clouding over. The Washington Post’s political blog, The Fix, reports that Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock brings the possibility of a…


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2012 Leg Race Preview

The latest analysis of special elections around the country shows an emerging pattern of wins that look very favorable to Dems. The key point of the latest analysis: Since March 1st, Democratic candidates have overperformed in almost every similar special election compared to the Democrats who…