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 .
Sat Aug 02, 2014
CIA reeling from spy scandal
The CIA's admission that it broke into Senate computers and spied on Intelligence Committee staffers has created a firestorm for the spy agency, with some calling for change at the top.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
IOLTA, QM relief and more in Senate bills
Aug. 1, 2014 - New regulatory relief measures offered in the Senate this week address Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, qualified-mortgage relief and an increase from $10 billion to $50 billion in the asset-size threshold for institutions subject to direct CFPB oversight.
Congress Passes One VA Bill - But There Are Still Many More To Go
A bill that reforms the besieged Veterans Affairs health system headed toward the president's desk Thursday, but other veterans legislation remains stubbornly stuck in the halls of Congress.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Senator laments lack of 'Beautiful' status
Sen. Jon Tester is expressing "a little" disappointment that he wasn't among the crop of Capitol Hill beauties on The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful list .
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Elections Morning Digest: Mitch McConnell's latest obstacle: the Libertarian
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
Senator Tester Addresses NSA Issues
This morning in Washington, Senator Jon Tester is demanding answers when it comes to data collecting by the government and reported spying by the NSA using the government surveillance law.
2014 & 2016 Alaska Native and Native American Voters
This year in the State of Alaska an Alaska Native, by name of Byron Mallott, of Yakutat, Alaska is running to become the first Alaska Native to become governor of Alaska.
The Times Bulletin
Tentative deal reached on VA reform
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, joined by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., left, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014, about the Veterans Administration.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
NE-Gov: Sen. Jon Tester
Received this e-mail today from Senator Jon Tester in support of Chuck Hassebrook's gubernatorial campaign: When you grow up in a rural state like Montana, you get a feel for the challenges our communities face.