Montana Politics

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Secretary of State Stapleton appeals ruling blocking Montana Green Party from ballot

HELENA – Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s decision to remove Green Party candidates from the November ballot. Stapleton’s office filed an appeal Wednesday of the decision by District Judge James Reynolds of Helena. Reynolds ruled last week that 87 of the more than 7,000 signatures Read More…

Judge in Green Party case received campaign contributions from Democrat officials he ruled in favor of

Helena – In a lawsuit filed by the Montana Democratic Party and several prominent Democrats, District Court Judge James Reynolds ruled Monday in favor of the Democrats and ordered the Montana Green Party must be removed from the ballot. However, Judge Reynolds failed to disclose his ties to one of the plaintiffs, Donald Judge of Read More…

Regional Politics

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Friess campaign taps News&Guide reporter

Jackson Hole News&Guide reporter John Spina has set aside his journalistic ambitions to try to get Republican Jackson billionaire Foster Friess elected as the next Wyoming governor. Friess announced Spina’s appointment as his campaign’s director of communications Friday. His two-year stint covering the town of Jackson and Wyoming Legislature came to a close the week Read More…

ND ballot measure commission wraps work, forwards four proposals

BISMARCK — A panel examining North Dakota’s ballot measure system forwarded four proposals Tuesday, May 22, but efforts to amend the policy-by-petition process may just be getting started. The Initiated and Referred Measures Study Commission wrapped up its work at the state Capitol Tuesday. Its recommended changes now move to Legislative Management, the committee that Read More…

National Politics

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Trump complained reporter's question at summit was too hard: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘so tough’ on child separations but not on Putin MORE reportedly complained that a reporter’s question about Russian interference in the 2016 election during a press conference with Russian President Read More…

Joss Whedon’s ‘Woke’ Buffy Reboot Won’t Make Us Forget He’s a Philandering Misogynist

Joss Whedon attends the “Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon” panel on day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Twitter warrior and Hollywood A-lister Joss Whedon has announced he’ll be rebooting his career-making, cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  But this reboot won’t Read More…