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Montana will insure 70,000 new hard-working citizens; TEA Party swallows hard

Governor Steve Bullock announced yesterday that he has succeeded in making sure Montana will finally receive hundreds of millions of our own federal dollars back to insure 70,000 hard-working people. A majority of states have accepted these funds to extend Medicaid coverage to uninsured working poor…



AFP Staffer Charged with Rape at Frat House

The Bozeman Chronicle is reporting today that A man has been charged with raping a woman at a Montana State University fraternity last year. On Monday, the Gallatin County Attorney’s Office filed a felony sexual intercourse without consent charge against Evan Koch after the rape…


Montana Dodges A Bullet, but TEA Partiers are Reloading

We here in Montana dodged a bullet when moderate Republicans joined Democratic legislators to pass a compromise bill that is a private market alternative to Medicaid expansion in Montana. That’s because states that refused federal funds to offer health coverage to low and modest income Montanans…

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Americans for Prosperity Makes Another Hilarious Gaffe

Millions of Montanans Want to Know Where the Supposed “University of Montana Bozeman” Campus is

You just can’t make this stuff up.

The TEA Party Group Americans for Prosperity-Montana sent out a press release today inviting us to hear the billionaire outsourcing mogul Greg Gianforte speak at the “University Montana Bozeman campus.”  Today.  In the case that you are reading this from another state and have never heard of google, know that this campus that does not exist.

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AFP Stumbles in Attempt to Defend Itself from Ridicule

The Koch front-group Americans for Prosperity has been the subject of  some well-deserved mockery. This week, an attempt by the group to defend itself from the latest ridicule over their “legislative scorecard” has gone laughably awry again. Here’s what happened. State Representative Moffie Funk, a popular Helena Democrat…

A Gallatin County TEA Party Protest

Leaked Transcript: TEA Party Legislators Say GOP Brand is “A Dead Rat” at the Bottom of a Can of Diet Pepsi

During a recent Gallatin County GOP event, TEA Party Republican Matthew Monforton, Art Wittich, and Tom Burnett told a small group of GOP insiders what they really think about the GOP brand, their fellow Republicans, the 2015 legislative session and the people of Montana.

A transcription of audio obtained by Cowgirl tipsters included comments by TEA Party hothead Matthew Monforton comparing the GOP brand to a dead rat at the bottom of a can of diet pepsi.  And that’s just the beginning…


ANALYSIS: Gianforte Cash Floods Montana with Fakery, Deception, and Junk Science

Greg Gianforte and his wife have set up a foundation which has been bankrolling a plethera of organizations found to have been involved in deceptive practices, pushing junk science, and peddling plain, old-fashioned bad information.

A review of the stuff Gianforte is abetting includes some things we’ve all known about – and a few surprises, as a peek at the publicly-available 990s the Gianforte Family Foundation filed in 2013 show. Let’s take a look.

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The Puppet Show

Yesterday on the floor of the Montana House of Representatives, TEA Party Republican Randy Pinnocci gave a speech in favor of his bill to prohibit the United Nations from the “use of technology for controlling human activity…and the indoctrination of children for global citizenship.” (Which 41…

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Montana Astroturf Strategy Backfires on Koch Brothers

This was a bad week for the Koch Brothers in Montana. Their astroturf “group,” Americans for Prosperity, is fighting Medicaid Expansion.  That’s right–the Koch Brothers, who are worth $50 Billion – each,  are trying to ensure that someone who makes $15,000 is not able to…