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Montana Politics

GOP Candidate 'Shoots Down' A Drone In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Congressional candidate and Montana state Sen. Matt Rosendale (R) makes a point about federal government intrusion by seemingly firing a shot at a dro...

The Tea Party Rattles the Cups in Montana

Landon Jones | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Landon Jones

Are our candidates who they say they are? In Montana, conservatives linked to the Tea Party filed as Democrats in June primaries for the Senate and State Assembly in at least eight legislative districts.

Koch Brothers Backed Group Teaching Montanans How To 'Survive' Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the Koch Brothers-backed conservative nonprofit, has already spent millions of dollars this election cycle attacking Democra...

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 ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Montana Prosecutor Says Feds Trying To 'Bully' Him Into Sexual Assault Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Montana prosecutor whose office has been accused by the Justice Department of bias against female sexual assault victims and of mishan...

Coal Is Dead

Dirk Adams | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Dirk Adams

Coal is no longer viable as a long-term source of energy, or a reliable source of jobs in Montana.

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'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...

John Celock

OOPS: Republican Lawmaker Didn't Mean To Give Corporations The Right To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

A bill that would have given corporations the right to vote in local elections in Montana was simply an oversight, according to the Republican state l...

Lawmakers Pass Controversial Money Bill

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced legislation that could lead to the establishment of a state-issued currency. ...

John Celock

Lawmakers 'Endorse Voter Surpression'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Montana House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal same-day voter registration. The repeal, passed on a straig...

John Celock

Republican Promotes 'Humane' Whipping

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The Republican state legislator in Montana who is pushing a bill that would allow criminals to choose corporal punishment over jail said he is doing s...

John Celock

Fate Of Equality Measure 'Dubious'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The fight to repeal Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was declared unconstitutional, is facing a larger hurdle, prompting the bill's sponsor to de...

Republican Wants First-Graders To Learn What?

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Missouri has proposed legislation that would make gun safety a mandatory part of the first-grade curriculum. State S...

Montana Republican Pushes Draconian Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state legislator in Montana, who once asked to be paid in gold coins, has introduced legislation that would allow convicted...

John Celock

Big Blow For Voter ID Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Montana lawmakers dealt a blow to voter identification proponents by effectively killing a bill that would have limited voter ID options. The Hous...

John Celock

Lawmakers Seek To Drop Unconstitutional Sex Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

The battle over the fate of Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was deemed unconstitutional in 1997, will come back up in the 2013 legislative sessi...

John Celock

'Trying To Find A Problem That Doesn't Exist'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker in Montana is pushing legislation to restrict voter identification in the state to driver licenses and tribal ID c...

John Celock

GOP Legislator's Unconventional Payment Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Montana who once supported U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) for president is asking to be paid in gold and silver coins t...

Tea Party Lawmaker: 'Bambi' Part Of Government Plot

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party lawmaker in Montana said the relocation of 60 bison -- which he blamed on Walt Disney's creation of "Bambi" -- could lead to gas jumping t...

State GOP's Shocking Birther Move

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

The Montana Republican Party showcased a bullet-ridden outhouse described as the "Obama Presidential Library" at their state convention over the weeke...

John Celock

State Number Twos Discuss Succession, Space, Coast Guard

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The nation's lieutenant governors said that last week's conference was important for a group of officials whose duties vary widely from s...