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Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

Samantha Lachman

Believe It Or Not, The Election Had Good News For Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Missouri and Montana delivered victories for voting access Tuesday, even as some voters elsewhere were disenfranchised by rest...

Samantha Lachman

Montana Bill Would Hurt Young Voters, Progressives Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ballot referendum in Montana seeking to eliminate Election Day registration would unfairly disenfranchise young voters, according to T...

Samantha Lachman

How Native Americans And Alaska Natives Could Help Democrats Win These Key Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of...

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...

Montana Judge To Be Censured For Comments About Teen Rape Victim

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court will censure a state judge and suspend him without pay for 31 days for saying a 14-year-old rape vi...

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...

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 05.26.2014 | 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...