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POLITICO: Schweitzer on List of Top 5 for 2016

Politico includes Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on it’s list of potential Democrats for the 2016 presidential ticket: Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer Much like Obama’s 2004 convention speech catapulted him to star status, Schweitzer’s 2008 speech also gave him credibility, buzz and recognition among party leaders….

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A Commissioner’s Wrath

There’s an interesting article in today’s Helena IR about Helena City Commissioner Dan Ellison (the conservative on the commission).  Mr. Ellison used last night’s City Commission meeting to  publicly assail one of the IR‘s best reporters, Sanjay Talwani. It looks like Mr. Ellison felt that…

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Today’s Must Read Political Blog Post

Is up at the Flathead Memo.  You’ll want to read James Conner’s excellent analysis of “how well three systems of health care — single-payer, Obamacare, and GOP Care” stack up.  Please discuss.

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A Deal, But At What Price?

Politico reported this week that President Obama was secretly in league with drug companies during the year-long debate over the passage of federal health reform in 2009, even while he was publicly posing as a populist enemy of the drug industry. The Washington Examiner ran…

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Women’s Group Issues “Douchebag Decree” to UM Vice President

The nonprofit pop culture watchdog organization Bitch Media today issued an official “Ye Old Douchebag Decree” to Jim Foley, calling him “Vice President of Victim Blaming, the University of Montana.” Jim Foley more than earns a Douchebag Decree for his actions surrounding the sexual allegations…

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VIDEO: Governor Schweitzer on Letterman and Morning Joe

Gov. Brian Schweitzer appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman” last night as part of a New York City tour promoting Montana products and Montana as a vacation destination.  Here’s the video:   The Governor appeared this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe:   Visit msnbc.com…

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They Still Don’t Get It

The University of Montana football team has penned a strange joint letter to the citizens of Montana that leaves serious doubts about whether the school understands its problem–an alarming series of sexual assaults involving football players. The five-paragraph letter rambles on about “excellence” in football, but…

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Ken Miller Wins Straw Poll

Former state senator and Republican Party Chair Ken Miller on Monday overwhelmingly won the Lewistown TEA Party straw poll following the most recent candidate debate.  It’s a sign that the tide may be turning against former Congressman Rick Hill among base voters where he had previously…

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