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  • Earthquake, aftershocks rattle western Montana [5.8 magnitude]

    07/06/2017 5:06:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/6/2017 | Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck western Montana around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Great Falls said on Twitter that the shaking was felt as far away as 500 miles (805 kilometers). The U.S. Geological Survey says the the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit just after midnight about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of Lincoln.
  • Democrats are supposed to be fighting back, but they just keep losing (Schadenfreude alert)

    05/28/2017 2:25:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2017 | Danny Westneat
    Donald Trump may be off to the worst start in presidential history, but recent polls and election results show Democrats are even more unpopular than he is. What’s wrong with the Democrats? Recently I ran into a Democratic operative who was adamant that his dispirited party’s stock is rising. It’s looking good, for example, that with all Trump’s troubles, the donkey party finally will win enough seats in special elections this fall to take control of our state’s Legislature from the Republicans. “If Democrats can’t win this year,” he vowed, “we should be abolished as a political party.” Might not...
  • Montana's special election: 5 takeaways - Donald Trump was an asset, not a drag.

    05/26/2017 9:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 26, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    BOZEMAN, Mont. — The ending was shocking, but the result was no surprise. Despite a bizarre election eve altercation with a reporter that led to a citation for misdemeanor assault, Republican Greg Gianforte kept a red-state House seat in Republican hands in Thursday’s Montana special election. Yet his closer-than-expected victory against Democrat Rob Quist for the at-large congressional seat proved revealing, exposing GOP weaknesses that could threaten the party’s House majority in 2018 but reminding Democrats of the uphill climb ahead against President Donald Trump. Here are POLITICO’s five takeaways after the messy two-month brawl and wild final 24 hours:...
  • Greg Gianforte Body-Slams Democrats’ High Hopes for 2018

    05/26/2017 7:33:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 26, 2017 | Gideon Resnick and Andrew Desiderio
    The Trump resistance couldn't take a GOP seat in Montana last night, even after the Republican candidate was charged with assaulting a journalist. A day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for body-slamming a reporter, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte won the special election on Thursday for Montana’s at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to early returns, Gianforte, a millionaire businessman, defeated Democratic folk singer Rob Quist for the House seat formerly held by Ryan Zinke, who left Congress to serve as President Donald Trump’s interior secretary. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both recorded robo-calls on...
  • Libby church targets jobs creation with ammo business

    05/26/2017 5:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Western News ^ | May 26, 2017 | John Blodgett
    In 2015, after seeing too many people reluctantly leave Lincoln County to find work elsewhere, Minister Phil Alspaw and 15 or so other members of Libby Christian Church sat around a conference room table. “We started kicking around what the church might do to change that dynamic and bring jobs to Lincoln County,” Alspaw said. Several hours of economic development talk followed. The group’s aim was to establish a manufacturing ministry. Alspaw said they started with caskets — and ended with bullets. With a laugh Alspaw declined to say what other ideas they tossed around in between, but he said...
  • Participation Trophy: Vox Hails Montana Democrat Loss as ‘Great’

    05/26/2017 8:29:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    HOORAY! We lost!!!That is becoming the laughable mainstream media theme about many special elections since President Donald Trump's victory last November. We saw this happen in early March when Politico hailed Democrat performances in special elections despite the fact that there was no net change. The latest iteration of celebrating participation trophies, and likely to be repeated by MSM sources,  comes by way of the May 26 edition of Vox in which Matthew Yglesias declared that the loss by the Democrat candidate in the congressional special election was beyond mere good news for the Democrats. In fact the Vox headline acclaimed that Republicans'...
  • Fighting Our Way to Victory - One Body-Slam At a Time

    05/26/2017 4:36:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-26-17 | MOTUS
    Body-Slamming, it’s not just for movies anymore. In fact it may become a new (Real) Republican campaign tactic. Gianforte wins Montana seat despite body slamOf course, the Republicans will shun him, the Democrats will curse and vilify him, the MSM will demean him at every opportunity…but the people will elect him anyway. Sound familiar? Progressives don’t do learning. The country is tired of wimpy metro-sexuals. They want a Marlboro Man. I predict both Representative Gianforte and President Trump will win reelection, handily.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • MONTANA 2018: ALL IN AGAINST TESTER?

    05/25/2017 10:27:36 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 5 replies
    OK my friends: Montana has a small population. It means that advertising is cheaper and a Montana Senate victory would be more doable than a big-state turnover. Do we charge full speed ahead or wait for our strongest candidates to get off their asses and get motivated to run? ND is in the running also. While we are in the drivers seat, the GOP has no fight. Defeat from the jaws of victory. The stupid party.
  • Gianforte Taps Out Quist In Montana Special Election

    05/25/2017 9:57:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 152 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 25, 2017
    Republican Greg Gianforte muscled his way to victory in Montana, overcoming a challenge from Democrat Rob Quist and an election-eve scuffle with a reporter that led to criminal charges being filed against him. With 83 percent of the precincts counted, Mr. Gianforte led Mr. Quist by a 50.3 percent to 43.9 percent margin. Libertarian Mark Wicks had 5.8 percent of the vote. Undefeated in this year’s special congressional races after the election of President Trump, Republicans will now hold a 239-193 majority in the House. During the campaign, Mr. Gianforte embraced Mr. Trump, who won the state by more than...
  • Greg Gianforte Declares Victory (Breaking)

    05/25/2017 9:53:05 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 70 replies
    OAN.com ^ | 5-25-17 | OANN
    Gianforte on OANN now declaring victory.
  • House candidate accused of assaulting reporter wins special election

    05/25/2017 9:47:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 26, 2017 | 12:38am | Lia Eustachewich
    Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Rob Quist early Friday morning despite being charged with assault for “body slamming” a reporter.
  • Police Intercede as Dems Sherman, Berman Get Physical [ASSAULT!]

    05/25/2017 6:53:44 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Lest we forget this oldie-but-goodie news item - two Dem candidates got into physical brawl at a debate, one is now currently a sitting Congressman from CA......
  • I tried to find a hole in the Republican-candidate-assaults-reporter story; I couldn't

    05/25/2017 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Sorry dude. You messed up. Any time the media jump all over a story that looks terrible for a Republican, I smell a rat. And when the poor, innocent victim is a mainstream journalist, I smell a double rat. My instinct is usually that it’s all just a little too perfect, and usually when I look into it I find that I was right to trust my instincts. So when I heard that Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in the upcoming Montana special congressional election, had assaulted a reporter for asking him questions about health care, my first thought was,...
  • Reporter Claims Montana GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte 'Body Slammed' Him

    05/24/2017 6:57:23 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 58 replies
    Time ^ | 5/24/2017 | Aric Jenkins
    Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs claimed Wednesday night that Montana Republican Greg Gianforte "body slammed" him, breaking his glasses in the process, after Jacobs asked him a question about health care. The altercation happened during an event for Gianforte, who is running for Montana's only congressional seat in a special election set for Thursday, at his campaign headquarters just south of Bozeman, Mont. BuzzFeed News reporter Alexis Levinson retweeted Jacobs' allegation and said that she was present at the altercation. "Ben walked into a room where a local TV crew was set up for an interview with Gianforte. All of a...
  • Montana Democrat Rob Quist Is Regular Performer at Nudist Resort

    04/26/2017 7:03:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 26, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Montana Democrat Rob Quist, a locally famous musician, is a frequent performer at the Sun Meadow Resort, Idaho's premier nudist resort for guests seeking a "family nudist experience." ... Some of Quist's concerts at Sun Meadow came during a period when he claimed he was "unable to work" due to "significant health problems" caused by a botched gall bladder surgery in 1996. He previously blamed financial troubles for his inability to perform at all in 2011.
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • Three House Special Elections To Watch: Kansas, Georgia, Montana

    04/08/2017 4:34:32 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 22 replies
    "As we learned from Scott Brown’s (R-MA) supermajority-breaking special election win in January of 2010, special elections can and sometimes do serve as harbingers for midterms. There are three upcoming special elections to replace House members who have joined President Trump’s cabinet, and each is turning out to be unexpectedly challenging for the GOP, who are expecting a low turnout in the wake of the Republicans gaining control of both Congress and the White House. Kansas, Georgia, and Montana will hold special elections this spring, and if the Democrats pick up one or more of these seats, their “resist we...
  • Scientists predict expansion of US grizzly bear habitat

    04/02/2017 6:21:35 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 2, 2017 5:00 pm | AP
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. “We’ve seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a couple of years,” Frank van Manen, head scientist of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, said last week at a meeting in Jackson. Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzlies have steadily expanded their habitat outward from the population’s core in Yellowstone National...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • BREAKING: Muslims Furious After What Americans Just Did to Them in Montana

    03/27/2017 3:14:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | March 26, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    (Angry Patriot) – America is finally starting to fight back against the Muslim invasion, even if it is only one state at a time.Montana is spearheading legislation to keep Sharia Law from being implemented within its borders, this time FOR GOOD. Senate Bill 97, which was proposed by Sen. Keith Regier, prohibits state courts from using foreign laws, just advanced in the House with a 56-44 vote. (via Billings Gazette).It is truly astonishing how the Democrats have such little respect for our founding fathers, that they were able to muster up 44 votes to ensure the savage ideals of Sharia...