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Friday Talking Points -- Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

Senator Backtracks On Blaming PTSD For Plagiarism

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) is backtracking on earlier statements suggesting post-traumatic stress disorder from his Iraq War military service play...

Veterans Are Not Pleased With Senator Who Allegedly Plagiarized

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Some Montana veterans have spoken out in response to the plagiarism allegations facing Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.), and they're not happy. Timothy P...

Montana Governor Defends Senator Accused Of Plagiarizing Thesis

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a...

Chalking Up Montana As A Democratic Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The revelations that John Walsh plagiarized a major paper in college have now completely torpedoed his chances for retaining the seat. To be fair, there was little chance that Walsh was going to win in any case. But the difference between "little chance" and "no chance" can be measured in hope. There is now no hope for Democrats in Montana, this year.

Walsh Says He Was Being Treated For PTSD While Writing Reportedly Plagiarized Thesis

AP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana says he was on medication and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he used una...

Voters Make Picks In Montana Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Sen. John Walsh (D) and Rep. Steve Daines (R) will compete in the general election for Montana's Senate seat, The Associated Press reports. Walsh b...

GOP Congressman Wins Montana Senate Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), beat out state Rep. Champ Edmunds and candidate Susan Cundiff in the Tuesday night GOP primary to succeed former Sen. Max...

John Walsh Wins Primary In Montana Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Sen. John Walsh (D), who was appointed to the seat vacated by Democrat Max Baucus, beat two challengers in Tuesday night's Democratic Senate primary, ...

All Eyes On Senate Race In Montana Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Montana is one of eight states with primary elections on Tuesday, June 3. Polls close in Montana at 10 p.m. EDT. Five candidates are competing ...

Democratic Candidates Reluctant To Take Stance On Obamacare

AP | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidates are trying to figure out whether to embrace or avoid President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — or land ...

Woman Who Says She Was Raped Criticizes GOP Challenger In Dem Rival's Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

In an indication that reproductive rights could be a central issue in one of this year's top races, Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) is airing a new televisi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrat: Preventing Veteran Suicide Is 'The Cost Of War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) posed a question to his colleagues on Capitol Hill this Sunday: If lawmakers are willing to spend billions of ...

Contentious Senate Race Sparks Democratic Feud

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the...

Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Approve Keystone XL

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Dems Go Birther On GOP Senate Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Party of Montana is calling on GOP Rep. Steve Daines, who is running in the state's high-profile Senate race this year, to release his ...

Dem Gov: Senate Seat Choice Was None Of Harry Reid's 'Damn Business'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) opened up Friday about a terse moment he had with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). According to the Helen...

Senator Named Indian Affairs Chairman

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. Jon Tester is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, while newly appointed Sen. John Walsh has b...

Baucus' Senate Replacement Sworn In

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Walsh has been sworn in as the new senator from Montana. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath in the Senate chambe...

Rove Group Going After New Senator In First Big Attack

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, is set to air an attack ad next week against Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh (D), who was name...

Dem Takes Over Baucus' Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) appointed Lt. Governor John Walsh (D) Friday to take the place of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who the Senate confirmed T...

Dem's Departure Throws New Wrinkle Into Senate Race

The Montana Standard, Butte | Mike Dennison | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

HELENA -- The news that Sen. Max Baucus may resign his seat to become U.S. ambassador to China could throw a new wrinkle into the 2014 race for his Se...

White House To Tap Montana Senator As Ambassador To China

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

The White House is expected to tap Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) as U.S. Ambassador to China, The Huffington Post confirmed on Wednesday. Baucus, who's...