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Tea Party Leader Struggles To Explain UN-Helena School Health Conspiracy

Jim Walker, the chairman of the Big Sky Tea Party Association board post-Ravndal and Allen-Gailushas, has argued that a proposed new curriculum to teach students about health and nutrition is based on United Nations’ established philosophies with an emphasis on development of “global citizens” while intentionally…


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Cowgirl Gets A Showdown with Candidate on October 11

Conservative radio host Aaron Flint has announced that Derek Skees–the candidate in Whitefish who has been accused by a local group of associating with extremists and engaging in extremist behavior–will be on Flint’s show on October 11 to “respond to attacks by an anonymous blogger.”…


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Complete Disaster

The minute you record the ad that starts with “I am not a witch,” you know your campaign is over.  But that’s the least of TEA Party Republican Christine O’Donnell’s problems.  She’s  got watchdog groups saying she’s misusing and misreporting campaign donations.  Sound familiar? She’s…


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This Week’s Worst Political Ad

The so-called “values voter” movement knows they are out of touch,  that’s why they are trying to rebrand themselves as standing for “American principles” rather than “family values” these days, as is evident in this week’s worst political ad. But the fact is, the Americans…


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Kharacteristicly Klassy Komments

Kristi Allen-Gailushas, the GOP candidate for legislature who made the Montana TEA Party famous for her crusade against health and nutrition, has issued a statement of support of the misconduct of the Montana Shrugged TEA Party, who are subject of a recent complaint after allegedly…


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U of M Students School the Helena IR

Want to be an informed voter and responsible citizen by reading information about candidates and elections, but find that your address ends with the words Helena, MT (the capitol city, yet paradoxically the black hole of any political news and candidate information courtesy of Randy…


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Bozeman At Risk of Electing Militia Candidate

Bozeman might unwittingly be sending a miltia man to the legislature. Here are some bits of information about GOP candidate Tom Burnett, who is running against JP Pomnichowski, and who seems to have dabbled in some of the darker endeavors of the Far Right fringe. Casey Emerson, a…


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TEA Party Slapped with Campaign Finance Complaint

As the Billings Gazette reported yesterday, a local Billings attorney has filed a legal complaint with the state Commissioner of Political Practices against a leading Tea Party organization, alleging the group is violating Montana campaign finance laws. Joseph M. Raffiani filed the formal complaint Wednesday…


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Rehberg Plan Would Shutter Yellowstone, Glacier Parks

In the GOP Pledge to America, a so-called “promise” made by D.C. Denny Rehberg and his Washington cronies,  you’ll find glossy photographs of the American landscape, the great national parks and monuments like Mount Rushmore. But what the Pledge to America doesn’t say is that it’s…


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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

…a trifecta of  legislators: Representative Pat Ingraham, State Senator Greg Hinkle (both R-Thompson Falls) and Representative Gordon Hendrick (R-Superior). Recently, as a writer to the Clark Fork Chronicle explained: Republican state representatives Pat Ingraham and Gordon Hendrick and state senator Greg Hinkle met with Sanders…




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Cool New Voter Info, Ballot Tracking Site

How cool is this? For the first time in Montana, voters can access voter information and track their ballots online. Montana ballots were mailed out yesterday. If you vote by mail, you can now check to make sure your ballot arrives and is counted.  Montana…