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Top political cop still using lawyer turned candidate who violated campaign finance laws

Helena – More than two months in to his term as Commissioner of Political Practices, Jeff Mangan, is still using the services of a Billings lawyer his office previously found to have violated Montana’s campaign finance laws. In October 2016, then-Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl found that Billings attorney John Heenan and his political Read More…

Tim Fox: Montana has a significant stake in the outcome of the coal-leasing case

Attorney General Tim Fox on Thursday filed to intervene in a federal district court lawsuit on behalf of the state of Montana, defending the U.S. Department of Interior’s reversal of the Obama Administration’s moratorium on federal coal leases.   The lawsuit filed by Citizens for Clean Energy and the states of California, New Mexico, New Read More…

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One Week After Charlottesville, Rallies And Protests Hit Boston

Counterprotesters hold signs before conservative organizers begin a planned “Free Speech” rally on Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston. Police Commissioner William Evans said Friday that 500 officers, some in uniform, others undercover, would be deployed to keep the two groups apart. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Boston, Massachusetts, is currently hosting what CNN has Read More…

How Trump Can Improve Nafta

 Some would prefer a quick conclusion to the negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta, that began this week. But there is a strong case for a different approach, involving trade and something more important: human rights Read Full Article »

The Myth of the Alt-Left

The words “alt-left” sounded strange coming from Donald Trump’s mouth, but then most words do. After a weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead, including an anti-fascist activist murdered by the far right, Trump has refused to unequivocally condemn the “alt-right” neo-Nazis responsible for the violence. Instead, he complains that his exterminationist Read More…

What BANNON’S DEPARTURE means for D.C. – BANNON returns to Breitbart: 'I've got my hands back on my weapons' — BOSTON BRACES for protests — B’DAY: BILL CLINTON is 71

Driving the Day BREAKING — PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP and MELANIA TRUMP are skipping the Kennedy Center honors this year. Statement from the White House: “The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.” The Kennedy Center honors take place in Read More…

What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan?

President Trump and his national-security team are meeting Friday at Camp David, Maryland, to discuss the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. The results of that meeting could have long-term consequences not only for both countries, but also for many regional powers engaged in a new “great game” in Afghanistan. At the heart of the deliberations lies one question: Read More…

What White America Must Do Next

Saturday, August 12th, will go down as a dark day for America. A coalition of white nationalists attempted to rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Young and old donned swastikas. White militia in full camouflage and many openly carrying weapons set out to “protect” the demonstrators. Angry men and women screamed vile and racist slogans. Violence broke Read More…

Charlottesville Arrest Records Show Trump Correct

Rather than denounce only the execrable white supremacists and swastika-wielding neo-Nazis who organized Saturday’s hate-o-rama in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump observed that there was violence coming from the KKK side and from extreme Leftists who opposed them with force — not with tranquility, as did those at a peaceful vigil Wednesday night. Read Full Article »

Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Arts Awards

The White House has announced that President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center arts awards. The statement says the decision to break with tradition was made to “allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.” Past presidents and first ladies Read More…

On Twitter, Trump thanks Bannon for his role in defeating ‘Crooked Hillary Clinton’

President Trump with Stephen K. Bannon in January. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to thank Stephen K. Bannon, his ousted White House chief strategist, and took a shot at his vanquished Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, while he was at it. “I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service,” Trump Read More…

Trump Thanks Bannon For His 'Service'

After Steve Bannon was ousted from his position as chief strategist Friday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday morning thanking him for his service.  “I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton – it was great! Thanks S,” Trump tweeted. I Read More…

Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors over concerns of ‘political distraction’

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event. The first family will not participate “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Read More…

Trump, first lady pull out of Kennedy Center Honors ’to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction’

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event. The first family will not participate “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Read More…