September 2012

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GOP Candidate is Accused of Sexual Assault

Hides from reporter, and has his mother answer the tough questions A former University of Montana student has come forward to say that she was sexually assaulted four years ago, when she was a student, by Nicholas Schwaderer, who is now a GOP candidate for…

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Foxy Fact Check

The Washington DC group known as the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is spending $700,000 of corporate cash to try to defeat Pam Bucy.  But they couldn’t find a source to back up the lies they are spewing forth in their TV ads.  So, they…


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Johnson Defends Illegal Bonuses

The Billings Gazette has endorsed Linda McCulloch for Secretary of State this week.  The endorsement isn’t suprising.  McCulloch has done a great job in the office. What is suprising is that Brad Johnson is still trying to defend his sullied record. Johnson looted the SOS…



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University Of Phoenix

This time of year, many Montanans consider themselves Cats or Griz – but in the gubernatorial contest, it looks like there may be a couple of University of Phoenix fans in the mix. Today it was reported that the Libertarian candidate, Ron Vandevender, has received his “certificate…


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Out of the Crackpot, into the Fire

The former Lake County justice of the peace resigned last month after he became the subject of sexual harassment complaints. But that hasn’t stopped Edwin Jonas, a radical conservative with ethical baggage of his own, from jumping into the race. Justices of the peace make life-changing decisions…


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Jent Miffed

Montana state Senator Larry Jent is miffed at me because I drew attention to his anti-birth control vote in the legislature last week.  On Jent’s Facebook page he claims that the GOP bill he’s supporting “did not even mention contraception…It seems that cowgirls lie as…


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Education Debate Recap

Tonight, the candidates for Montana’s chief state school official debated in Helena. The debate, which was broadcast live on the Northern Broadcasting Network, was a clear win for Denise Juneau. The candidates differed on many issues: notably, using your tax dollars to subsidize private schools….


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Congressional Debate Preview

Montana’s Congressional candidates debate tonight, and it’s likely Daines is worried.  He’s definitely not going to want to talk about his unpopular plans to end Medicare and cut Social Security benefits.  So, Daines’ major goal tonight will be to avoid discussing it. This isn’t going…




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Sign of the Times

It seems that Brad Johnson has not abandoned his campaign for secretary of state after all.  Well, not entirely anyway. A Brad Johnson yard sign appeared this week. But there’s one small problem. The sign reads “re-elect Johnson for Secretary of State.”  Johnson is not the…



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Did Mitt Romney “Aztec”?

If you had told me, a year ago, that the 2012 presidential campaign would feature somebody wearing blackface, I might have believed you because it’s the kind of thing I can envision a Tea Partier doing.  But I’m certain I would never have predicted that…