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Rehberg starting to reap benefits of tea-bagger alliance

Though Rehberg has been criticized for his recent merger with the Tea-Party-conspiracy-theory-prayer-email-forwarders, evidence has recently come to light that his embattled campaign is seeing some benefits to the alliance.  The disruption and thuggery that are the Tea-bag crusade weapons of choice are now serving to…

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If we get the enemies we deserve, then what is this?

You know that old saying that you get the enemies you deserve?   Progressive organizations in Montana appear to have enemies that a dried up potato deserves. It almost makes you feel bad for the other side. A jumble of words from a man who…

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Area 51, Montana

As the T.E.A. Party/Eric Olsen’s campaign against the city of Billings possibly banning cell phones (he believes the UN is involved) takes shape (largely in the form of email forwards) it has at last become clear why Congressman Denny Rehberg is a natural fit in…

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The worst newspaper in Montana, if not the west

Back in the day in Dillon, Montana, a group of misfits grown bored with scratching their initials into rocks and trees were sitting around behind the potato cellar and came up with an idea. This wasn’t just any idea, it was an idea that would…

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This could get interesting

An excellent debut by Martin Kidston, the new Democratic Party communications person, thanking Denny Rehberg for his recent declaration that Brian Schweitzer has done a good job as Governor. This is the type of work that the party should be producing on a regular basis,…

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Failed abortion banners stretch to find silver lining, excuses

Annie Bukacek and Montana’s most extreme anti-choicers are trying to find the silver lining in their second signature-gathering-based failure (and umpteenth legislative referenda-based failure in 20-years) to get a total abortion ban on Montana’s ballot. “These are all volunteer signatures, which is an amazing feat…

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The IR Enters the Gossip Game

Not to be outdone by the all-new Montana Cowgirl blog, the normally comatose and politically tone-deaf Independent Record editorial staff has wisely allowed it’s able political reporter to get into the gossip game. Jay wrote up a short post about it earlier. This weekend, Chuck…

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***UPDATE: Yet Another Failure for Statewide Abortion Ban

Today, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is expected to announce the official signature totals for proposed ballot initiatives and certify those that qualify. To qualify for the ballot, a ballot issue seeking to amend the Montana Constitution needs at least 48,674 signatures, including 10 percent…

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