19 hrs ago
Los Angeles Times
Democrats stand by senator accused of plagiarism in academic paper
Sen. John Walsh and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.
23 hrs ago
Veterans Affairs reform bill collapses
Negotiations on the VA reform bill imploded Thursday morning as House negotiators planned to introduce their own bill rather than work with senators in a conference committee.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Uh oh: Democratic senator from Montana accused of plagiarism in Army...
Uh oh: Democratic senator from Montana accused of plagiarism in Army War College assignment; Update: I had PTSD, says Walsh The bad news: He's likely done as a senator.
Montana Senate: A Real Race or Simply Manufactured Buzz?
Almost simultaneously, two different memos appeared from Democratic pollsters insisting the Montana Senate race has closed and the outcome of the contest is very much in doubt.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Jacksonville Daily News
VA asks Congress not to open private sector floodgates
The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care waittime crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private sector care appears to have run hard aground.
The Jersey Journal
Military Update: VA asks lawmakers not to open 'floodgates' to private care
In this May 15, 2014, file photo, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a committee hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
WZVN-TV Fort Myers
Decision coming on bomber training area expansion
Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.
Decision coming on bomber training area expansion
Albuquerque police say three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men, fatally beating them and leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Tester in Helena This Morning to Listen to Veterans
Early in Helena this morning Senator Jon Tester held an open forum with veterans of Helena to discuss their experiences with the VA healthcare system as well as the benefit package.
The News Tribune
VA asks hill not to open 'floodgates' to private care
The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care wait-time crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private sector care appears to have run hard aground.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Daines wealthiest Montana Congressman
Financial disclosure forms show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is the wealthiest Montanan in Congress with personal assets worth between $8.9 million and $32.7 million.
The Common Ills
Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Chaos and violence continue, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee holds a hearing, we note the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing again, new calls for Nouri al-Maliki to step aside, and much more.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Acting VA Head: We need $17 billion to stop mistreating veterans
In which the agency that's been giving millions in bonuses to people for causing and lying about the untimely deaths of veterans asks for the GDPs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Anguilla, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Equatorial Guinea combined from taxpayers to stop doing that.
The way to alter the Constitution is by amendment, not interpretation
The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved a resolution to amend the Constitution by empowering Congress to regulate the amount of money that could be raised or spent in federal election campaigns, and granting state governments the same authority in state elections.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Yellen plans to continue stimulus
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told Congress on Tuesday that the financial markets remained in reasonable health despite signs of bubbles in some areas, including the stocks of social media and technology companies.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Women's Groups Rally Against Decision
Last week, Montana Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh put forward legislation to overturn the court's decision on Hobby Lobby which would allow women free access to private medical care.
Montana Rep. Daines seeks changes to bomber-training area
A Montana congressman said Monday that he wants the U.S. Air Force to scale back a proposal that would expand a bomber training site over parts of four states.
Amid Spending Bill Deadlock, House Appropriator Seeks Senate Seat
Congressional appropriators are struggling with the fiscal 2015 spending bills, and both the House and Senate versions of the Labor-HHS-Education bill have not yet to emerged from the committee level.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Congress grapples with Obama border plan
As top Obama Administration officials presented their arguments for a $3.7 billion plan to deal with a surge of kids coming over the border into the United States, there was evidence both of tough sledding ahead for the White House and maybe also the seeds of a deal to approve such an emergency plan.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
GAO: Ex-Im Bank supports 26% of Boeing plane deliveries
The Export-Import Bank, whose future is being debated in Congress this year, financed one-fourth of Boeing's wide-body planes during the last five years, according to a federal report Wednesday.