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Wyoming Governor Takes Major Stand Against Modern Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green

Wyoming took an unprecedented step this week when the governor approved a budget that would prevent the state from reviewing or funding a new set of s...

5 Presidential Contenders, 1 Conspiracy Theory at ALEC Summit

Brad Johnson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Brad Johnson

The five announced speakers at the annual conference of the lobbying group all reject the science of climate change, arguing that scientists are part of a conspiracy to attack the use of fossil fuels.

John Celock

'Despised' Tea Party Candidate Faces Long Odds In Governor's Race | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

A controversial tea party favorite in Wyoming is pressing ahead with a 2014 Republican primary challenge against the state's popular governor despite ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Won't Be 'Intimidated' By Tea Party Favorite | John Celock | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

A Wyoming legislative committee investigating the state's elected education boss is criticizing her for sending 165,000 files -- including pictures an...

Dick Cheney Set Go Hunting With Wyoming Governor

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be in his home state of Wyoming this weekend to take part in an annual hunting competition. Gov. Matt Mead (R) ...

Tea Party Favorite Accused Of Inappropriate Touching

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

The embattled boss of Wyoming's schools is being accused of touching and massaging male employees while leading a workplace with enough stress to send...

Tea Party Favorite Says She Was Targeted For Stopping Federal Plot

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The head of Wyoming's schools is claiming that she's being targeted for trying to block a federal academic standards program in the state's school sys...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Accused Of Knife-Wielding Threats | John Celock | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Cindy Hill, Wyoming's tea party-backed schools chief, threatened people with a knife, made workers cry and ran a hostile workplace, according to a new...

Tea Party Favorite Confuses Gov

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Wyoming's Republican governor and his tea party opponent in next year's primary are in a public flap over how many taxpayer-funded staffers the oppone...

Raise Taxes, Wyoming, I D.A.R.E. You

Joe Schrank | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Joe Schrank

There is growing evidence that taxation has a strong correlation to reducing the rates of use, underage, and binge drinking.

Blow To Tea Party Darling

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Cindy Hill, the demoted head of Wyoming's public schools, lost an attempt to reclaim her authority Wednesday. Hill, a Republican who sued to recla...

John Celock

GOP Gov Ignoring Tea Party Challenger | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming's Republican governor, Matt Mead, insisted he's focused on his job and not on a tea party challenger to his re-election in the 2...

John Celock

Only State Without Human Trafficking Ban Will Finally Outlaw Practice | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said Saturday he is planning to sign legislation that will make his state the last in the nation to ban human...

Ousted Tea Party Favorite Requests Big Money

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

A week after being stripped of her authority by the state legislature, elected Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill (R) is asking f...

John Celock

Ousted Tea Party Favorite In Wyoming Announces Big Move | John Celock | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

Days after being stripped of her power and relegated to a largely ceremonial and advisory post, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hil...

John Celock

Equality State Kills Equality Bill | John Celock | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wyoming House of Representatives killed legislation Wednesday night that would have allowed domestic partnerships. In a ...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Dealt Huge Blow | John Celock | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

The elected chief of Wyoming's education system, Cindy Hill, is vowing to fight after being stripped of her power and relegated to largely ceremonial ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Issue Split Decision On Gay Marriage | John Celock | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

A Wyoming legislative committee voted Monday to advance a bill to legalize domestic partnership in the state, while killing a bill to permit gay marri...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite In Wyoming Faces Major Loss | John Celock | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

The Tea Party head of Wyoming's education system may be stripped of nearly all her authority and end up relegated to a number of minor roles if pendin...

GOP Governor Makes Controversial Move On Health Care Law

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

By BEN NEARY, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead announced Thursday that Wyoming won't meet a pending deadline under the feder...

GOP Governor Holds Out On Big Health Care Decision

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signaled Tuesday that he is still weighing whether his state will opt out of the Medicaid expansion created by President B...

John Celock

Possible Romney Running Mate Says IRS Gains 'Governance' Role | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The chairman of the Republican Governors Association said that while he'll let Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) explain comments compar...

John Celock

Doomsday Bill Faces Brutal Reality | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Wyoming lawmakers on Tuesday voted down the state's "Doomsday Bill," which among other things, called for the state to explore buying an aircraft carr...

WY-Gov: 61% Mead (R), 25% Peterson (D) (Rasmussen 9/30)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 9/30/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Wyoming 2010 Governor 61% Mead (R), 25% Peterso...

Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming

Bill Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bill Ayers

On March 30, officials at the University of Wyoming, citing "security threats" and "controversy," canceled two talks I was invited to give in early April.