Strategy, money, luck aid Montana's Steve Daines' rise - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 PST
Steve Daines has rocketed from the unknown to being the face of the Montana Republican Party and the favorite to take a U.S. Senate seat that has been in Democratic control for a century, all before completing a full term in Congress.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Will Democrats Keep Control of the Senate This Year?
Sam Wang of the Princeton Election Consortium thinks that Democrats currently have a 72 percent chance of retaining control of the Senate this year.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Officials say oil ill effects reach MT reservation
Tribal officials say eastern Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation is feeling the adverse effects of the drilling boom on the nearby Bakken oil fields.
Senator eyes tax-delinquent defense contractors with security clearances
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, is requesting action against tax-delinquent defense contractors who hold security clearances, according to Federal News Radio.
DOI Secretary Sally Jewell makes historic visit to CSKT
Tribal Council Chairman Ron Trahan stands with Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Senator Jon Tester in the tribal council chambers on August 20. Jewell says she is surprised and delighted that she is the first from the DOI to visit CSKT.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Montana's 'refreshing' candidate 'needs more time'
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is famous for his flat-top and middle of the road politics.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Man calls VA fine threat over photo intimidation
A Billings man who transports disabled veterans said he was threatened with a $50 fine for appearing in a photograph alongside a newspaper article critical of a new Veterans Administration clinic.
Amanda Curtis Is a Rare Breed of Montana Democrat
Selected by state Democrats last week to replace Democratic Sen. John Walsh on their November ticket after a plagiarism scandal derailed his re-election bid , Curtis is a far cry from the centrist candidates the party tends to field for statewide office in Big Sky Country.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Out-of-state donors fund Daines' Senate campaign
An analysis of Rep. Steve Daines' campaign-finance reports finds the Republican Senate candidate has received contributions from donors in 47 states, and only about a third of the contributions come from Montanans.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Sanders leading Senate push against postal cuts
Vermont's Bernie Sanders and two other U.S. Senators are leading a push for a one-year moratorium on service cuts proposed by the U.S. Postal Service .
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Senate spoilers: 6 states to watch for third-party candidates
Spoiler alert: As both Democrats Republicans calculate their odds of a Senate majority, several third party candidates are complicating their math.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Daily Beast
Montana's Nose-Ring Democrat for SenateBy Ben Jacobs
A week ago, Amanda Curtis was a just math teacher from Butte with a TED talk. Now she's the last-minute frontrunner to hold on to the Democrats' Big Sky Senate seat.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
New St. Ignatius THHS Clinic dedicated last week
After many months of construction and a few delays, the new St. Ignatius Clinic wing is complete.
50 Senators Call for Moratorium on Post Office Closures
A bipartisan group of 50 senators urged appropriators Thursday to include a provision in year-end, catchall spending legislation that would prevent the U.S. Post Office from closing more mail-processing facilities in the next fiscal year.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Are Montana liberals mimicking the Tea Party?
Though they roundly reject the conservatives' policy views, some of the state's progressives hope to use similar grassroots tactics to gain clout, oust incumbents and affect the Democratic Party 's nominations.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
In Montana, Sunk Candidate Is Sunk Cost
A plagiarism scandal that drove Sen. John Walsh to drop his reelection bid Thursday was a major blow to the Democratic Party, still intent on proving it can keep its majority in the Senate.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Bill Seeks Changes For Unmarked Veterans Graves
A U.S. Senate bill that would make it easier to get headstones for historic unmarked veterans' graves has drawn support from historians in Ohio.
Bill would put markers on unmarked veterans graves
U.S. senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Jon Tester of Montana recently introduced a bipartisan bill to enable veterans' service agencies, military researchers, historians or genealogists to request a free headstone or marker from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Legislation would provide headstones for veterans' unmarked graves
The recent introduction of a bipartisan bill by U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Jon Tester to provide headstones for historic unmarked veterans graves came as welcome news to state and local historians.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Following plagiarism scandal, Democrat John Walsh drops out of Montana Senate race
Democratic Sen. John Walsh, who was just appointed to the post earlier this year, has decided not to run for a full term this fall in the wake of a devastating plagiarism scandal unearthed by the New York Times .