Republicans

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Republicans’ big win?

BY: - October 18, 2021

Congratulations to Montana Republicans! In the November 2020 elections you had the largest Republican victories in the history of Montana. Republicans won control of all five statewide offices for the first time, elected only the 3rd Republican U.S. Senator in our history, and the largest Republican majority in the Montana legislature ever. Montana Republicans rightly […]

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Montana GOP: The anti-business party

BY: - September 12, 2021

Montanans Republican Party has distinguished itself once again with another anti-business law. House Bill 702 is by far one of the worst. House Bill 702 pushed by Republicans and signed by the Governor makes Montana the only state in the country to knowingly violate the property rights of business owners. The bill prohibits private business, […]

Poll: Montanans support Medicaid expansion, VA, telehealth; worry about increasing costs

BY: - August 25, 2021

Even during these politically charged and polarized times, a new poll suggests Montanans may be a lot more unified in their feelings about healthcare. New research commissioned by the group Consumers for Quality Care showed that many Montanans are concerned about healthcare’s rising costs even with insurance; broad support for Medicaid expansion; and near unanimous […]

House passes voting rights bill, Senate vows to defeat it

BY: - August 24, 2021

The U.S. House on Tuesday passed, 219-212, along party lines a bill to reinstate a core section of the Voting Rights Act — a direct rebuke to state laws the bill’s supporters say have restricted voting rights. The bill, named for the late civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Democratic U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis, […]

House Dems push through budget bill on strictly partisan lines

BY: - August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday muscled through a $3.5 trillion budget framework, overcoming a standoff with a handful of centrists who had demanded the House first approve the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate. That position by 10 House Democrats prompted a late-night negotiating session Monday between the […]

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State Republican lawmakers divide us while COVID conquers us

BY: - August 24, 2021

One of the most important roles of leaders is to help us to recognize where we are and where we’re going. They show us the map, and help us see why we should choose this route or that. Good leaders frame reality for the group. In bills that discourage vaccinations and remove authority from public […]

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Literacy rates are falling and Democrats could lose big (or even bigly)

BY: - August 22, 2021

Twenty-five years ago Republicans were more educated than Democrats. Today, the inverse is true. The education gap is readily apparent. Facts have become partisan, and Republicans have tossed whole science books out the window. It’s a strategy that appears ill-considered at first glance — after all, what good is letting a virus ransack your base? […]

DOJ: Pass voting rights protections soon

BY: - August 16, 2021

WASHINGTON—A top Justice Department official on Monday stressed the need for Congress to pass legislation named after the late Georgia civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis in order to protect voting rights across the United States. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Kristen Clarke told lawmakers that since a 2013 Supreme Court decision […]

Congress, Biden attempt the largest social program since FDR

BY: and - August 14, 2021

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate this week passed a massive bipartisan infrastructure bill and an even larger budget blueprint that would pave the way for historic changes in U.S. health, education, climate and tax policies. The two measures are roped to each other, reflecting Democrats’ strategy to pass what could be bipartisan with Republicans—and to go it […]

Senate passes historic $1.2T infrastructure bill

BY: - August 10, 2021

The U.S. Senate passed 69-30 on Tuesday a sweeping bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, a milestone for one of President Joe Biden’s priorities after months of negotiation. Biden proposed an infrastructure plan in March that would have topped $2 trillion. A bipartisan group of senators led by Rob Portman, (R-Ohio), and Kyrsten Sinema, (D-Ariz.), worked […]

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GOP should demand all members get vaccinated (and show proof…something like a …what’s the word?.. passport)

BY: - August 5, 2021

As Republicans in Congress turned red faced demanding to know why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would have the audacity to change messaging last week, COVID-19 continued its upward trend in Montana. Instead of insisting on masking up and more vaccinations, state and local leaders kept reading from the gospel of personal responsibility […]

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Government can take care of the citizens while corporations take care of themselves

BY: - July 23, 2021

Although Montana’s Democratic Party appears to be dang near invisible, President Joe Biden and the Democrat majorities in Congress are definitely on the move. The good news is what they’re doing brings tremendous benefits to our people and planet, not to the mega-corporations Republicans in the White House and Congress have slavishly served for the […]