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Political Undercurrents Mar Today’s “Non-Partisan” Legislative Audit Committee Meeting

The Legislative Audit Committee is meeting today.  Be prepared for zaniness of the highest order.  As has been previously reported by a guest poster, the Child and Family Services agency has been a favorite target of the Tea Party.  Expect more of the same today.  For instance,…

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GUEST POST: When Democracy Blocks the Will of Oligarchs

by Secret Squirrel The dynamics of rules committee decisions, motions on the floor, and other assorted parliamentary maneuverings (and tantrums) this past week have roots in last year’s elections. They also suggest what will happen and be at stake in the 2016 cycle. The common…

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Reforming Gun Laws, Montana Republican Style

by Cowgirl It might surprise you to hear this, but right-wing Republicans actually agree with President Obama that America needs a radical change in our gun laws.  It’s just that they have a different idea of what those changes should be. In the Montana Legislature…

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The Foul 57

Republican candidates across the county have tried to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who believes that rape victims should be forced to give birth and said that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that…

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Political Quick Hits

New Political Blog I’ve recently added a new blog to the blogroll here. Check it out.  The Bitterroot Wire One of Only 12 Coast to Coast An interesting email is making the rounds this morning.  Apparently there are 7,382 state legislators in the country. That…

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