The yearly Montana State University-Billings political poll is out and, on most issues, it shows that Montanans are in a decidedly conservative mood with large majorities opposing new gun laws, believing that the federal government is too big, and disapproving of President Barack Obama to name just a few of the poll results.
The State of California already has most — if not all — of the “common sense” laws that the left claims will stop mass shootings.
With U.S. Senate Democrats — including U.S. Sen. Jon Tester — maneuvering to scuttle any possible veto override of President Obama’s nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Montana’s congressional delegation found itself sharply at odds this month over the controversial measure.
A host of Montana officials and business groups, from Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to Republican Attorney General Tim Fox to the Montana Chamber of Commerce blasted President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday in the wake of the announcement of a final rule — or “Clean Power Plan”– on power plant carbon emissions.
In the wake of revelations that U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) omitted a Democratic fundraiser with President Barack Obama in New York City from his official schedule, new scrutiny is being applied to how Montana’s congressional delegation discloses activities to the public.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of Montana’s election results last week was the ease with which Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke dispatched his opponent, Democrat John Lewis. Despite strong establishment backing and a centrist campaign message, Lewis still lost by more than 15 points.
In comments to the press and in his victory speech, Montana’s new Congressman-elect Ryan Zinke took a serious and conciliatory tone on Tuesday Night in the wake of his victory over Democratic opponent John Lewis.
Last week’s controversial “research mailers” from Stanford University and Dartmouth College political scientists seeking to inform voters of the ideological positions of Montana Supreme Court candidates were based on data from Stanford’s Database on Ideology, Money, and Elections (DIME).
More questions are being raised about Montana Democratic Senate Candidate Amanda Curtis’ ties to the far left after a picture surface on social media that shows the candidate using a car with a socialist bumper sticker as a backdrop for a campaign event.
Not building the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline will contribute to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries over a 10 year period due to increased rail traffic, a revised report published last week by the U.S. State Department estimated.