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Hill, Rehberg Have Time for Reflection

Several things are going through Rick Hill’s and Denny Rehberg’s minds today.  First, he is wondering why he ignored the old adage, “pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.” Taking the $500,000 donation in circumvention of Montana law–even though the law was in a state…

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Steve Daines Ramps Up Efforts to Hide His Past

By now, you’re probably heard about Montana Republican congressional candidate Steve Daines extensive googlewashing campaign to keep you from learning about his past.  Now, he’s expanded his quest to hide his background to Youtube. What is Daines trying to hide? For one thing, Daines doesn’t want…

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Baucus Begins 2014 Campaign

Max Baucus has purchased $25,000 of radio ads that will air in the next weeks as Tax Day approaches, highlighting his role in the federal payroll tax cut, the Billings Gazette reported. Pundits are saying that this is the beginning of his re-election bid, and…

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Case Dismissed

The Republican Party was rebuffed last week, when the state’s top constitutional lawyer dismissed the GOP’s longstanding ethics complaint against Schweitzer. The complaint alleged that the Governor had broken the law because he ran a public service announcement during an election year, using state funds…

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Montana Republican Math

As we wait for the legislature to resume and the GOP leaders sharpen their pencils, let’s discuss national politics, and math. The Tea Party and the mindless GOP and FOX news are all out in force, enraged at Obama’s suggestion that perhaps taxes ought to…

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Required Reading: “The Liar’s Club”

Here is an interesting piece by Tim Egan, who spends a lot of time in Montana but has been covering the national Republicans.  It is a must-read for anyone who thought I was engaged in hyperbole when I said that the GOP and it’s candidates…

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A Few Random Thoughts About the Election

First, it is important to say to the legislative candidates and staff who helped with the campaigns that they worked hard and should be proud o their efforts. After all, it’s virtually impossible, especially in a year when Republicans are charged up with rage and…

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Obvious Bias in Billings Coverage

Every Republican candidate in Montana is walking around saying that the problem is the Democrats’ spending and taxes in Helena.  Of course, anybody who actually informs themselves in a smart way knows that this is the complete opposite of reality.  Montanans waited for thirty years…

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Cowgirl Flashback: Geese, 2004

Here is the story that the Billings Gazette ran when John Kerry made an ass of himself a few days before the election in 2004, going out and getting a photo-op with a few dead geese. Remind you of anyone we know? This article will…

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