Montana Politics

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Networking, communication top goals of Montana Farm Bureau D.C Fly-in

Communicating face-to-face provides an essential way for farmers and ranchers to address their concerns with government officials. During the Montana Farm Bureau Fly-In, June 10-13, in Washington, D.C. Montana Farm Bureau members had excellent opportunities to meet with lawmakers and agency personnel. The Fly-In participants—Susan Lake from Ronan, Don Steinbeisser, Jr. from Sidney and Kris Read More…

Former Navy officer, teacher enters race to unseat GOP senator in Montana

Montana Democrat John Mues officially launched his Senate campaign Thursday to unseat one-term Sen. Steve Daines (R). Mues, a fourth generation Montanan, is a former U.S. Navy officer and public school teacher and currently works as an engineer in the energy sector. He hammered Daines over his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and support for President Trump’s tax cuts. Read More…

Regional Politics

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North Dakota House energy committee chairman says business relationship with lobbyist unrelated to legislative work

The chairman of the North Dakota House’s energy committee recently defended a business relationship with the state’s top oil and gas lobbyist.   Mandan Republican Rep. Todd Porter and North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness are both listed in state records as partners in a commercial real estate investment group. Porter owns 5% of Read More…

South Dakota universities to ask for $91 million in ‘high-priority’ projects

South Dakota may only be half way through 2019, but the state’s public university system is looking two years into the future. Universities and schools under the South Dakota Board of Regents asked for almost $91.2 million to complete what they deemed as “high-priority projects” in 2021 at Wednesday’s board meeting through informal budget hearings. The Read More…

National Politics

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PA School District Informs Parents Their Child May Be ‘Placed In Foster Care’ If Lunch Account Remains Unpaid

Young boy and girl at school lunch table smiling to camera NBC affiliate WBRE reported that the Wyoming Valley West School District in Pennsylvania is cracking down on parents who have failed to pay their child’s delinquent school lunch accounts. A letter signed by the district’s federal programs director, Joseph Muth, was sent to parents on Read More…

Georgetown Students Recoil at Trump’s Racist Statement on Immigration – Until They Find Out Obama Said It (Video)

[Screenshot from CampusReform, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj9IxVlLRl0] Sometimes people hate what Trump says…until they find out Obama said it. Same goes for does and did — “kids in cages,” anyone? Following the President’s recent plan to deport specific illegal immigrants who’ve refused their court order to go home voluntarily, Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips took a trip to Georgetown University Read More…

Biden compares Trump to segregationist Wallace

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