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Taylor Rose (left) with MTGOP Vice-Chair and American Lands Council CEO Jennifer Fielder

MT GOPer Outraged Over Harriet Tubman–and People Who Adopt Non-White Babies

by Cowgirl

A Flathead area legislative candidate has taken to Facebook to express his outrage that the anti-slavery activist and women’s rights heroine Harriet Tubman will be replacing the notorious author of American Indian genocide Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. He also shared his views on a variety of topics.  UPDATE:  Rose has since deleted the posts from his Facebook page, but you can see screenshots of his posts below.

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A Huckster and a Fraud

Gianforte has enlisted the public endorsement a man Steve Daines has also trotted out to fake support from organized labor, a man named Bob Winger, who in reality was ousted from the Boilermaker’s union for his far-out political views. It’s telling that Gianforte is attempting the same bald-faced…

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Gianforte Gets Shamed By Whitefish Brewer

Greg Gianforte is staging what he calls a Regulation Roundup Tour, holding  local gatherings at which he tries to convince the crowd that Montana’s economy is in dire straits, and hat the cause of the problem is “too much regulation.” Steve Daines has often hit…

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Steve Daines is an embarrassment.

On Vetting

A lot of talk this week about “vetting” a process which some seem to have imbued with the ability not just to know everything about a person’s past, but also as a way to magically predict and control an individual’s future behavior. But in spite of the recent…

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Gianforte, Daines get stuffed by invited guest

There was a major shindig this weekend in Bozeman, a Tech Summit at which big hitters from Silicon Valley showed up at the invitation of Steve Daines to tell the crowd how Montana can grow its technology sector and thus increase the number of high…

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GUEST POST: An Open Letter to Montana’s Congressional Delegation on the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Nathan Kosted, Concerned Citizen, Lifelong Montanan and campaign staff of Tester for Senate 2006

Great American leaders know that war is a last resort and that diplomacy saves American lives, keeps American families together and saves us trillions of dollars. That being said, Iran has been preparing to build a nuclear weapon and if they accomplish this it could mean that war is on the horizon. Ridding Iran’s ability to obtain a nuclear weapon is essential to preventing war and is the centerpiece of the Iran deal.

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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…

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GUEST POST: An Open Letter to Steve Daines

Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime activist for peace,  justice and equality, has  written to newspapers since 1964. 

Dear Sen. Daines –

Regarding the following statement from a letter of yours to a constituent:

“While some believe increased levels of CO2 from human activities in our atmosphere are a major factor in planetary warming trends, others observe that there may be other factors.”

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Republicans Get Calls to Stick with Their Leader on Undemocratic Rules

Interesting developments yesterday on the rules of the Montana Legislature.  Cowgirl tipsters are reporting that Montana Republican lawmakers got calls from Zinke and Daines, members of the the most unpopular U.S. Congress ever (with only a 10% approval rating) telling them what to do to ensure that the will…

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Cowgirl Blog’s Top Posts of 2014

Happy New Year readers and tipsters.  Here’s a recap of the top ten Cowgirl Blog posts from 2014. 10. TEA Party Leader Jason Priest Arrested. Cowgirl Blog was the first to report this story. Priest was an important figure because he is the rebel leader in…

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GOP Legislature Looks at Options for a State Government Shutdown

The GOP-controlled Montana Legislature appears to be studying its options to shutdown the state’s government. Materials posted on the legislative website from an interim committee called the Legislative Council include a report on state government shutdowns entitled “Shutdown Showdowns” from the National Council of State Legislators,…

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Live Blog of the Curtis Daines Debate

5:57 pm I had thought that Twitter put live blogging out of business, but others say Twitter in Montana political circles is still a tiny niche audience and live blogging reaches more people – would be interested in what readers think.  You can follow the…

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