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Polls Show GOP Political Games Unpopular with Voters

Just this. New national polling conducted this week by the Pew Research Center shows 60% of Americans “say that any budget deal must maintain funding for Planned Parenthood” while only 32% say that any agreement must eliminate funding for the organization. The same poll found: If lawmakers…

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Kim Gillan Airs First Democratic Congressional Ad

The Billings Gazette is reporting today that Kim Gillan is the first Democratic candidate for Congress to have an ad on the air.  The ad takes aim at our GOP-controlled Congress’ infamous inability to accomplish…anything.  Other candidates have created ads, but none have yet had…

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Strohmaier’s Smart Ad

Montana Congressional Candidate Dave Strohmaier (D) has a smart new ad up.  The ad is different than anything else on the airwaves and shows he believes in fairness and equality for all people.  If he were really smart, Strohmaier could probably get some national talk…

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Denise Juneau’s Announcement Video

There are a couple of candidate introductory videos making the rounds on email this week.  Intelligent Discontent has one from Rob Stutz’s congressional primary campaign.  Here’s one from Denise Juneau, who is seeking a second term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. Here’s a link…

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Deficit Supercommittee Secret Transcripts Uncovered

Lee State Bureau reporter Mike Dennison reported this weekend on the workings of the supercommittee tasked with finding ways to fix the federal budget. Or rather he tried to: I’d like to tell you, with some degree of certainty, which side is more to blame…

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Today’s Must-Read Political Blog Post

…is a fascinating and thorough analysis of fundraising in the current and past Montana congressional races, as well as a comparative look at the Democratic primary field and what it will take for them to win.  Read James Conner’s piece now over at the Flathead…

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Worst Political Ad of the Week

This ad against CA Congressional candidate Janice Hahn is being called the most racist, sexist political ad in history. But this is bad on so many levels.  See for yourself. Youtube pulled the ad, but it is available on the video podcast below by The Young…

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A Closer Look at the KKK Republican

News outlets across the country are reporting on the man with KKK ties who is running for Congress in Montana. But John Abarr, R-Great Falls isn’t new to Montana Republican politics.  He was part of the MSU-Billings young Republicans, ran for the legislature in 2002, worked…

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Who Did Rehberg Spend SOTU ‘Date Night’ With? Teabaggers!

For Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, Montana’s millionaire Congressman was one of the few members of Congress who thought it best to sit with his right-wing buddies instead of reaching across the aisle. Look closely at this photo, and you’ll see Dennis Rehberg (upper…

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The Small Print Rehberg Doesn’t Want You to See

Well, that didn’t take long.  Shortly after Republicans took over the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Rehberg voted with his party leaders to change the rules of the House.  And wouldn’t you know it, the rules are already under attack… from the left and the…

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