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New Senate Candidate Isn't Improving Democrats' Chances In Montana

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Sen. John Walsh's (D-Mont.) decision to withdraw from his Senate race has steepened Democrats' already uphill battle to hang onto his seat, according ...

Montana Democrats Pick Dem To Replace John Walsh

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate aft...

Samantha Lachman

This Math Teacher Running For The Senate Sees Her Bid As A Way To 'Hit The Reset Button'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Amanda Curtis, a 34-year-old math teacher seeking Montana's Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate at a last-minute Saturday convention, suddenly is fi...

Draft Schweitzer for Montana Senate Seat

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is very possible that as Schweitzer goes, so goes Montana, and as Montana goes, so goes the nation in the U.S. Senate.

Perilous Plagiarism

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.10.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

These words were shockingly familiar to me as a college president who has seen my fair share of plagiarism cases. They are part of the litany of excuses that many students recite upon finding themselves accused of plagiarizing term papers.

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

Democrats Search For Replacement In Montana Senate Race

AP | LISA BAUMANN and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democrats were casting about Friday for a last-minute U.S. Senate candidate to take on Republican Rep. Steve Daines, af...

7 Candidates Democrats Could Run In Montana Now That Senator John Walsh Is Retiring

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Now that Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) has abandoned his re-election bid amid allegations that he plagiarized portions of his 2007 master’s thesis, Demo...

Dems Reviewing Steps To Replace Senator After Plagiarism Scandal

AP | By MATT VOLZ | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh hasn't made a public appearance since the weekend, and Montana Democrats are reviewing the steps they would nee...

John Walsh Mum On Whether He's Leaving Race Following Plagiarism Allegations

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh was taking personal time at his Helena home as his campaign canceled events and avoided questions about whether...

Jason Linkins

This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn't Want To Answer A Reporter's Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

What's a politician to do when he or she takes a tough question from a reporter? Well, in general, they do this thing called "dodging the question," d...

Walsh Pressured To End Campaign After Plagiarism Scandal

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Two Montana newspapers, the Missoulian and The Billings Gazette, are calling on Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) to drop out of his U.S. Senate race because ...

Let's Sue the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senate Republicans last week prevented repair of a law that 99.99 percent of Americans hate and condemn and would vote 50 times to repeal, given the chance. The GOP blocked a bill that would have ended tax breaks bestowed on corporations for offshoring factories and jobs.

Army War College To Decide John Walsh's Fate In Plagiarism Investigation

AP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation agains...

How The U.S. Senate Became a Hotbed of Plagiarism

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat, was exposed as a plagiarizer, just as his chances of reelection were improving. But he's hardly the only one of his brethren to steal the words of someone else. Is there something about the U.S. Senate that makes this more likely?

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 08.11.2014 | 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 ...