November 2011

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Daines Fumbles on Transparency

Steve Daines, the Republican millionaire who makes his money shipping American jobs overseas, recently tried to pull a fast one on Montana voters when he said that we need more transparency in Congress. If Daines really wants more transparency in Congress, he should probably remove…

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Deficit Supercommittee Secret Transcripts Uncovered

Lee State Bureau reporter Mike Dennison reported this weekend on the workings of the supercommittee tasked with finding ways to fix the federal budget. Or rather he tried to: I’d like to tell you, with some degree of certainty, which side is more to blame…



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Baucus Bumps

With the failure of the super-committee, it looks like Max Baucus’s bumpy ride is not smoothing out any time soon. He has his work cut out for him to regain some credibility with voters. He appointed himself onto the committee, a questionable decision since most…


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No Love

In an email to supporters on September 9th, in which he talked about “starting to feel the chill of fall in the air” and questioned “Where did summer go?,” former Congressman Rick Hill said “In the coming weeks you’ll see my campaign name a running…


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Flathead Republicans Save Democracy By Burning It Down

A Flathead citizens group this week released their analysis of an official county survey to decide who will control zoning in the outskirts of the city of Whitefish – the city, or the county.  It’s not good. After the election switched control of the Whitefish…



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A Brief History of the 2016 Presidential Election

I got this from a tipster last week.  It’s an in-depth, day by day simulation of the 2016 election season, all the way from Iowa and New Hampshire through the entire primary season through the convention, all the way to election night in November 2016,…


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Political Quick Hits

Back in the National News Rob Kailey at Left in the West this week highlights just what kind of wackos the fringe elements in Montana have attracted. It’s a must read, especially given the fact that Chuck Baldwin understands very well he his chances of becoming…


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New Ad Pressures Rehberg on Medicare, Medicaid Cuts

A new ad campaign goes up today pressuring TEA Party Congressman Dennis Rehberg not to cut Medicare or Medicaid, which are clearly on the Super Committee chopping block, Roll Call reports. It starts today in Billings and Missoula airing through the week. Here’s the ad:…


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Shockley Shockers

A couple of items from Republican Attorney General candidate Jim Shockley this week demonstrate a shocking lack of skills and indicate the state senator from Ravalli county is probably not ready for statewide office. First,  a unique fundraising piece put out by the campaign seems…




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Return of the Jedi

In 2010, the Empire struck back, hard. The Dark Side destroyed the Democrats, the first piece of sizable revenge exacted by the GOP ever since their Death Star (which had dominated the galaxy for two decades) was destroyed in the span of four years by…