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  • In Montana GOP Radio Ad, Hank Williams Jr. Hits Obama for "Bitter" Comment

    11/02/2008 8:20:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,304+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 28, 2008
    Remember last April when Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., clumsily described economically struggling small towners as "cling"ing to guns, God, and bigotry? Hank Williams Jr., does. In a new radio spot airing in Montana, Williams says: "When Barack Obama said folks like you and me were bitter, and clinging to religion, I knew he just doesn't understand small town America," says Williams, adding: "We love our God, and we love our guns, 'specially handed down from our grandfathers. And we resent it when liberals like Obama question our way of life. Don't be bitter, vote McCain." One has to say: Montana?...
  • CNN Kool-Aid Hysteria of the Day: Even reliably red Montana in play as Election Day looms

    11/02/2008 10:47:29 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 46 replies · 1,871+ views
    CNN ^ | 11-2-2008
    Sen. Barack Obama leads Sen. John McCain in CNN's latest Electoral College estimates. 1 of 2 George W. Bush won Montana by 20 points in his re-election victory four years ago. But it seems times have changed in the state. CNN's new Electoral College map, updated Sunday morning, moves Montana from "leaning John McCain" to "tossup." The move is partially based on the new CNN poll of polls in Montana, compiled Friday, which suggests that McCain has a 1-point lead over his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, 46 percent to 45 percent. Nine percent of voters are undecided. "The fact that...
  • Poll: Obama edges ahead of McCain in Montana

    10/23/2008 12:46:39 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 77 replies · 3,161+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/23/08 | MATT GOURAS
    A new poll shows that Democrat Barack Obama could be edging ahead of Republican John McCain in Montana. Obama is at 44 percent and John McCain is at 40 percent in the Montana State University-Billings poll released Thursday. The poll reverses others from earlier in the fall that showed McCain with a lead in the state. The poll of 403 Montanans was conducted from Thursday though Monday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. Both Obama and McCain did a pretty good job in the poll of holding their party's base, but Obama held...
  • Former Montana Governor Offers Insights into Palin, Politics

    10/10/2008 3:50:35 AM PDT · by Daryl L.Hunter · 11 replies · 999+ views
    New West ^ | 10-09-08 | Robert Struckman
    Montana’s former Gov. Judy Martz, a Republican who served from 2001 to 2005, said her tenure in politics offers unique insight into Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Here’s what Martz learned: The women’s movement is hypocritical, Martz said, because it doesn’t celebrate all women, only those who align themselves with it. Too often the press ignores policy, favoring gaffes instead. Politics is tough on families. And although the electorate continually asks for authenticity, it seems to reward the phonies. The connection between Martz and Palin is less direct than intuitive. The two have never met. Yet, like Palin, Martz...
  • State GOP challenges eligibility of voters (Mont.)

    10/03/2008 8:15:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 694+ views
    The Missoulian ^ | 10/3/2008 | Chelsi Moy
    The state Republican Party this week challenged the eligibility of 6,000 registered Montana voters in seven counties historically considered Democratic strongholds. More than half of the people challenged statewide live, or previously lived, in Missoula County. Montanans who are registered to vote in Missoula, Butte-Silver Bow, Lewis and Clark, Deerlodge, Glacier or Hill counties and who filled out a change-of-address card with the U.S. Postal Service in the past 18 months will likely have to verify their correct place of residence before the Nov. 4 election. * Ignoring the situation, at the very worst, could disqualify a person's ballot. “The...
  • Report: Baucus may split from wife

    09/30/2008 1:40:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 2,366+ views
    Gazette News Services ^ | September 29, 2008
    Sen. Max Baucus and his wife, Wanda, may be splitting after 25 years... Baucus, a Democrat who is running for his sixth six-year term this fall... "In 25 years of spirited marriage, it is natural for differences of opinion to arise..."
  • Poll: McCain has solid lead in Montana

    09/25/2008 5:42:55 PM PDT · by Night Conservative · 15 replies · 798+ views
    KPAX-TV ^ | Sep 25, 2008
    A new poll of Montana voters shows that Republican John McCain holds a solid lead in over rival Barack Obama in the race for president, and Ron Paul could be a factor in the race. The CNN-Time Opinion Research poll shows McCain leading Obama among likely voters by 54% to 43%. But, if third-party candidates are included in the question then McCain's lead slips. Likely voters pick McCain over Obama by 49% to 40%, with 7% throwing their support behind Paul.
  • Gunning for victory risky for Obama

    09/16/2008 5:10:47 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies · 229+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 16 sept 08 | Donald Lambro
    Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's hopes for carrying Montana have diminished over the past few months, and Montanans say it comes down to one word: guns. "In Montana, we like our guns. We like big guns. We like little guns. We like shotguns. We like pistols. Most of us own two or three guns. Gun control is hitting what you shoot at," the state's Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer told the New York Times in April. When asked why he thought the Democratic nominee would not win his state, he replied, "guns."
  • Horse sense: Schweitzer speech bizarrely hands issue to Brown, GOP

    09/15/2008 9:01:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 393+ views
    Gazette State Bureau ^ | September 15, 2008 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON
    After his strange speech in Philadelphia, Gov. Brian Schweitzer may have just hand-delivered an issue, wrapped in red ribbon on a silver platter, to his Republican opponent and his critics. The Democratic governor has seemingly been coasting to an easy re-election victory over Republican Roy Brown ... Schweitzer's meteoric rise may have been slowed down a tad last week. That's when reports surfaced of his odd speech July 14 to a national trial lawyers' convention in Philadelphia in July. "And the advantage is, you know, when you've got a governor on your side, whoa!" Schweitzer says in the speech. "You...
  • Democrat voter fraud in Montana?

    09/15/2008 1:04:09 AM PDT · by BigSkyDream · 30 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Billings Gazzette ^ | Sept. 13, 2008 | By JENNIFER McKEE
    Schweitzer 'joke' may have grain of truth By JENNIFER McKEE Gazette State Bureau UPDATE 3:30 p.m. : HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer said this week he was "just joking" this summer when he suggested he tampered with the hotly-contested 2006 Senate election. However, at least one Big Horn County observer was escorted out of a Crow Indian polling place that election night, (snip) Schweitzer has been criticized this week for remarks he made to a lawyer’s group in Philadelphia this July. In the remarks, Schweitzer insinuates that he tampered with election to secure a victory for Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon...
  • Ron Paul Wants Off Montana Ballot

    09/11/2008 9:11:07 PM PDT · by Night Conservative · 38 replies · 448+ views
    The Flathead Beacon ^ | September 11, 2008 | Matt Gouras
    HELENA – Republican Ron Paul does not want to be on the Montana ballot as the Constitution Party presidential candidate, but state election officials said Thursday it may be too late to remove his name. Paul, in a letter to the secretary of state, said his name was nominated by the Constitution Party of Montana without his permission. The secretary of state's office said there does not appear to be a provision to remove Paul's name at this point. At least some counties have started printing ballots, officials said. "We have received the letter, and we are looking at the...
  • Schweitzer called out for election boasts ( Democrat Corruption )

    09/11/2008 10:43:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 412+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | September 11, 2008 | CHARLES S. JOHNSON
    Gov. Schweitzer boasted in a speech in Philadelphia in July that he tampered with the 2006 U.S. Senate election in Montana to help Democrat Jon Tester win. Bozeman Republican activist Tamara Hall found the speech on the Internet and filed a complaint accusing the governor of vote-tampering in the race in which Tester narrowly unseated Republican incumbent Conrad Burns. She submitted a citizen's complaint against the Democratic governor this week with U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer and two state officials, Attorney General Mike McGrath and Secretary of State Brad Johnson. Hall said Schweitzer boasted in the speech that "he designed a...
  • McCain Surges in New Montana Poll

    09/09/2008 5:15:52 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies · 268+ views
    NewWest.net ^ | 9-09-08 | Matthew Frank
    A poll released Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports has John McCain up 11 points over Barack Obama, 53 percent to 42 percent, compared to the one point advantage he held in a similar poll conducted at the end of July. Other findings: McCain is now viewed favorably by 60% of Montana voters, little changed from 59% in July. However, the number with a Very Favorable opinion of the Republican hopeful jumped from 26% in July to 35% today. Obama earns positive reviews from 50% of Montana voters, down slightly from 53% in July. Sarah Palin is viewed favorably by 59% of...
  • Rasmussen: McCain/Palin Lead by 11 in Montana

    09/09/2008 2:39:41 PM PDT · by swmopatriot · 91 replies · 331+ views
    John McCain has opened a double digit lead over Barack Obama in Montana. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Treasure State finds McCain leading by eleven, 53% to 42%
  • Could Obama pick Montana Governor?

    08/22/2008 4:29:20 AM PDT · by tuckrdout · 8 replies · 286+ views
    Helena Independent Record ^ | 8-22-08 | tuckrdout
    Obama in Billings Wednesday Presidential candidate Barack Obama will be in Billings next Wednesday on his way to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, state Democratic Party officials confirmed Thursday. The trip will mark Obama’s fifth trip to the state during the campaign this year, an unprecedented amount of attention for a state with less than a million people and only three electoral votes. Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain has not yet visited the state. Art Noonan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party, said no details of Obama’s Montana visit are yet available. He said he didn’t know if...
  • Winning the west ... Obama plots route to victory in Republican heartland

    08/19/2008 5:05:48 PM PDT · by Hadean · 26 replies · 222+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 8-19-2008 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    When Montana's governor, Brian Schweitzer, launched his campaign for re-election this summer he chose to be pictured on a horse lassooing a calf, and in silhouette against a barn door, presumably after a long hard day on the ranch. What was not mentioned was the word Democrat - a party affiliation that in some parts of the west still conjures up associations with gay marriage, gun control and abortion. Those sensibilities could be in for a shake-up as Barack Obama launches the Democrats' most aggressive drive for years for votes from the Rocky Mountain west. The strategy unrolling now across...
  • Native Americans Against Obama-How?

    07/11/2008 8:26:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 323+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | July 10, 2008
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  • Montana: Obama Leads McCain By Five (Rasmussen Poll)

    07/03/2008 6:05:08 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 46 replies · 140+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7/3/08 | Rasmussen
    Barack Obama is leading John McCain by five percentage points in Montana. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Obama attracting 48% of the vote while McCain earns 43%. In April, the numbers were reversed with McCain leading 48% to 43%. That was before Obama clinched the Democratic nomination and defeated Hillary Clinton by fifteen points in Montana. Fifty percent (50%) of Montana Democrats want Clinton named as Obama’s running mate. Just 29% of all Montana voters would like to see Clinton as the Vice Presidential nominee. Against McCain, Obama leads among voters under 50, including a...
  • 16th time a charm for veteran candidate - Kelleher to challenge Baucus in November

    06/08/2008 12:54:33 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 12 replies · 204+ views
    The Missoulian ^ | 6/5/08 | JENNIFER McKEE
    For the last 44 years, Kelleher has run for office 16 times and lost 15. His only taste of victory came in 1971, when he was elected a delegate to Montana’s Constitutional Convention. There, he helped replace the state’s century-old territorial constitution with one of the most progressive governing documents in the nation. Kelleher’s political passion then, as now, is unique - and largely unpopular: He wants to replace the U.S. Senate, House and presidency with a parliament. Under a parliamentary system, citizens vote for parties, not individual candidates. The party with the most votes selects a prime minister, who...
  • Former Green wins Montana GOP primary for U.S. Senate

    06/06/2008 5:14:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies · 693+ views
    The Independent Political Report ^ | June 4th, 2008 | Austin Cassidy
    Bob Kelleher, a former Green who sued the Montana University System for excluding the Green and Libertarian candidates from a gubernatorial debate in 2004, scored an upset victory in the Montana GOP primary race for U.S. Senate. Kelleher, who still maintains his Green beliefs, will be the Republican nominee versus Democratic incumbent Max Baucus. The Montana Green Party does not currently have ballot access. The theme of Kelleher’s campaign was “no more tax cuts until hunger, health, HRDC, and job needs are satisfied and social security, Medicare and Medicaid funds are secure.” Ballot Access News reports that Kelleher apparently raised...
  • Obama makes history; Clinton refuses to concede Democratic nomination

    06/03/2008 10:02:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies · 131+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | June 3, 2008
    20 minutes ago WASHINGTON — Barack Obama became the first black presidential nominee in U.S. history on Tuesday, declaring victory over Hillary Clinton and lifting the curtain on an epic struggle for the White House against Republican John McCain. Clinton, credited by Obama as an inspiration to millions, refused to concede defeat and sparked a buzz early in the day about the possibility of a dream team by saying she's open to joining the ticket as his running mate. "Tonight, we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another," Obama told nearly 20,000 cheering supporters in...
  • Clinton does not concede

    06/03/2008 7:04:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 200 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6/3/08 | Foon Rhee
    Hillary Clinton, projected to win South Dakota's primary but unable to keep Barack Obama from clinching the Democratic nomination, congratulated Obama tonight for the inspiring race he has run and said she was "committed to uniting our party," "This has been a long campaign and I will be making no decisions tonight," she said, provoking wild cheers from supporters.
  • The corpse still won't lie down

    06/03/2008 11:25:19 AM PDT · by JZelle · 26 replies · 43+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-3-08 | Wes Pruden
    Barack Obama's loyal legion tried. The story the boys on the bus want is for Hillary to throw in her crying towel today, at last the last day of the primaries. The symmetry and poetry of it all would bring a tear to any scribe's eye. Everyone is eager to pop the corks on the bubbly. Hillary can laugh last tonight even if, as expected, Democrats in South Dakota and Montana give their hearts, hands and votes to the man whose camp followers call Precious. (Some of them, to be even more respectful, call him Mr. Precious.) She has only...
  • Drudge leaks Obama speech

    06/03/2008 4:56:36 PM PDT · by Hadean · 77 replies · 818+ views
    Drudge ^ | June 3, 2008
    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama -- Final Primary Night Tues., June 3, 2008 19:02:11 ET Tonight, after fifty-four hard-fought contests, our primary season has finally come to an end. Sixteen months have passed since we first stood together on the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Thousands of miles have been traveled. Millions of voices have been heard. And because of what you said -- because you decided that change must come to Washington; because you believed that this year must be different than all the rest; because you chose to listen not to your doubts or...
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Tuesday 6/03/08

    06/03/2008 8:14:39 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 217 replies · 239+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | June 3, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling,...
  • Obama clinches Democratic nomination

    06/03/2008 1:24:42 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 175 replies · 302+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/03/2008 | DAVID ESPO and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.
  • Clinton set to concede delegate race to Obama

    06/03/2008 8:15:34 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 78 replies · 219+ views
    AP ^ | June 3, 2008 | Beth Fouhy
    By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president. The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign is over. Most campaign staff will be let go and...
  • AP tally: Obama clinches Democratic nomination

    06/03/2008 10:37:55 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 49 replies · 141+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/3/08
    Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House. Campaigning on an insistent call for change, Obama outlasted former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in a historic race that sparked record turnout in primary after primary, yet exposed deep racial divisions within the party. The AP tally was based on public commitments from delegates as well as more than a dozen private commitments. It also included a minimum number of delegates Obama was...
  • Final Operation Chaos Mission: Go to polls in Montana and South Dakota tommorrow and vote Hillary

    06/02/2008 9:18:29 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 20 replies · 334+ views
    vanity | June 2, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    The idea is to keep it as close as possible. If she keeps it close in both states she wins the popular vote nationwide. Then when the left brings up 2000 we can say 2008 and you did it to your own party voters.
  • Clinton to retire from politics

    06/02/2008 10:22:35 AM PDT · by null and void · 50 replies · 206+ views
    Fox News | 6/3/08 | null and void
    Bill Clinton told reporters in Montana today that this was his last political campaign, that he thought he was done with political campaigning until the Hildabeast decided to run. Perhaps this is yet another reason he has been so lukewarm/ineffectual as a Hillary!™ champion? Although I do find it a little hard to believe that he would turn down any future opportunity to hog a TV camera... Nothing on the FoxNews web site yet.
  • Obama, Clinton woo American Indian voters

    06/02/2008 11:20:55 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 23 replies · 151+ views
    AP ^ | 6/2/08 | MATTHEW BROWN and MARY CLARE JALONICK
    The purification ceremony isn't an everyday ritual of U.S. presidential politics. The newly named Awe Kooda Bilaxpak Kuuxshish — better known as Barack Obama — faced east, the symbolic source of new life. His adopted Crow father, Hartford Black Eagle, prayed over him. Afterward, they walked arm-in-arm with Black Eagle's wife, Mary, to a podium, where Obama promised to live up to the meaning of his new name: "One Who Helps People Throughout the Land." "I want you to know that I will never forget you," Obama told the crowd, who had not seen a visitor of such political importance...
  • Chelsea Clinton: 'We need to do more with gun control'

    06/01/2008 7:27:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 148 replies · 3,489+ views
    KTVQ ^ | May 28, 2008 | NA
    Updated: May 30, 2008 06:44 PM EDT Reporting from KTVQ in Billings Chelsea Clinton told supporters in Billings that the country needs to do more with gun control laws, during the final visit on her two day tour campaigning on her mother's behalf in the Magic City. During a question and answer session before seniors and other supporters at the Yellowstone County Council on Aging Office Friday morning, Chelsea said, "We also need to do more with gun control. And my mom supports- naturally what she supported in New York. Which is: we have different gun control laws in New...
  • Michelle Obama to visit Billings, Kalispell

    06/01/2008 1:18:50 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies · 174+ views
    AP ^ | June 1 | Staff
    The campaign of presidential hopeful Barack Obama has announced details of Michelle Obama's visit to Billings and the addition of a stop in Kalispell. She is scheduled to attend a "Get Out the Vote" event at Billings Hotel and Convention Center, starting at noon Monday.
  • Clinton changes handgun position

    05/31/2008 7:41:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 341+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | May 31, 2008 | JENNIFER McKEE
    Registry not appropriate for all states. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton told Montana reporters Friday that she no longer favors national handgun registration and licensing, even as she supports such measures in her adopted state of New York. "What I came out for was the New York law," the U.S. senator said in a noon conference call Friday. "I don't think there is any contradiction between defending Second Amendment rights and trying to keep guns out of the hands of" criminals and the mentally ill. In 2000, as she was beginning her campaign for senator from New York, Clinton...
  • Clinton Rolls Out Endorsements, Supporters in Closing Days of Democratic Race (protest tomorrow)

    05/30/2008 12:00:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 48+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/30/2008 | foxnews
    Hillary Clinton, facing a de facto deadline from party leaders to wrap up the race, still is rallying supporters and rolling out endorsements four days before the final two primaries. The New York senator was endorsed Friday by the Argus Leader, the largest newspaper in South Dakota, which votes alongside Montana Tuesday. Her campaign basically has given the OK for supporters to protest on Saturday outside a Democratic National Committee meeting that will take up the disputed Florida and Michigan primaries, which Clinton won but were discounted because the states held early primaries in violation of party rules.
  • Obama Courts American Indians [adoptive Indian Barack Black Eagle speaks]

    05/28/2008 8:53:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 292+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | May 20, 2008 | AMY CHOZICK
    CROW AGENCY, Mont. -- Barack Obama is using the final primary contests to try to prove a Democrat can be competitive in stalwart Republican states. One approach: an aggressive outreach to boost American Indian turnout. With the race for the Democratic presidential primary winding down, Sen. Obama has ramped up efforts in Montana and South Dakota, which hold primaries on June 3 and have typically elected Republicans. Oregon and Kentucky hold primary elections Tuesday. As part of the Illinois senator's broader general-election strategy of bringing in new voters and independents in Republican strongholds, the Obama campaign has been recruiting its...
  • Caption Barack & The Crow Tribe

    05/20/2008 9:35:33 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 51 replies · 192+ views
    US Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator Barack Obama, (D-IL), talks to Carl Venne, chairman of the Crow tribe, at a campaign rally in Crow Agency, Montana May 19, 2008. Venne presented gifts to Obama for his children and wife. CAPTION CORRECTION - CORRECTING IDENTITY OF SENATOR OBAMA'S CROW "PARENTS" US Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator Barack Obama, (D-IL), arrives with Hartford and Mary Blackeagle, his new Crow "parents" who adopted him as a member of the Crow nation, for a campaign rally in Crow Agency, Montana May 19, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008...
  • Crow Nation welcomes Barack Black Eagle

    05/19/2008 8:39:08 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 33 replies · 547+ views
    Source: ABC (Australia) ^ | May 20, 2008 | U/A
    May 20, 2008 - 10:04AM Democrat Barack Obama has become an honorary member of an American Indian tribe and promised a proactive policy to help tribal people if he wins the White House in November. The Illinois senator who is leading rival Hillary Clinton in their race for the party's presidential nomination, joined the Crow Nation, a tribe of some 12,100 members in Montana, taking on a native name and honorary parents in a traditional ceremony. Senator Obama, who would be the first black US president, was "adopted" by Hartford and Mary Black Eagle and given a name which means...
  • Obama's New Name? Barack Black Eagle

    05/19/2008 6:27:31 PM PDT · by Baladas · 34 replies · 462+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2008 | Sunlen Miller
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Traveling though Montana on Monday, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., made his first stop as a presidential candidate to an Indian reservation - and got a little more than expected. Obama was adopted as an honorary member into the family within the Crow tribe that inhabited the reservation - who gave the presidential candidate a new name and new parents. "Awe Kooda bilaxpak Kuuxshish" was the honorary name given to Obama meaning, "one who helps people throughout the land." Obama was escorted out to the stage in Crow Agency, Montana arm-in-arm between his adopted parents: Sunny...
  • Announcing the Montana Sportsmen for Obama Committee

    05/19/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies · 681+ views
    Today, as president of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA), I announced our endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Because the gun issue has recently become a factor in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania, I want to share the remarks I made today: As a gun rights organization we have not come to this decision lightly. We were formed two years ago because our research shows that millions of gun owners wanted a change. They not only wanted an organization that would protect their gun rights but an organization that...
  • Headed to Montana (Huckabee)

    04/28/2008 8:44:40 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 11 replies · 137+ views
    HuckPAC ^ | 04/28/2008 | Mike Huckabee
    When we founded Huck PAC we did so with the idea that we would support Republican candidates who are passionate advocates for tax reform, a strong national defense, real border security, life, the family, less government and individual liberty. This week I am headed to Montana to campaign for Roy Brown and Steve Daines, candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively. House Majority Leader Brown is an able legislator who is known for his strong advocacy of tax reform, education, energy development and the strong importance of government supporting and empowering the Family. I met Steve Daines when he agreed...
  • Your Turn: Obama's stance on guns is wrong for Montana

    04/25/2008 10:36:53 PM PDT · by bd476 · 8 replies · 134+ views
    Helenair.com ^ | 04/17/08 | By Erik Iverson
    Your Turn: Obama’s stance on guns is wrong for Montana By Erik Iverson - Your Turn - 04/17/08 When it comes to gun rights, Barack Obama isn’t shooting straight with Montana. I’ll be the first one to admit, Barack Obama is one of the finest political orators I’ve ever heard. But he can’t talk his way out of this simple fact: his views on the Second Amendment are simply out of step with the values of a vast majority of Montanans. Through both his words and his deeds, Barack Obama has shown that if elected President, he will try...
  • The Hillary Clinton Plan to Promote Energy Security in Montana

    04/07/2008 10:32:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies · 51+ views
    www.prnewschannel.com ^ | 04/07/08 | HillaryClinton.com
    Arlington, Virginia - Hillary Clinton has proposed an aggressive plan to reduce our reliance on foreign oil, address global warming, and promote alternative energy. Setting ambitious targets, the plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, and cut foreign oil imports by two-thirds from 2030 projected levels, more than 10 million barrels per day. Her plan focuses on improving energy efficiency, moving to clean, renewable sources of energy, creating green manufacturing. By transitioning from a carbon-based economy to a green, energy efficient economy, Hillary’s plan will help unleash a wave of private sector innovation...
  • Baby-surfing, seat-swapping at Obama event

    04/06/2008 7:59:55 AM PDT · by mylife · 56 replies · 164+ views
    Helenair ^ | 4/5/08 | CHELSI MOY
    Baby-surfing, seat-swapping at Obama event By CHELSI MOY - Missoulian - 04/05/08 AP Photo/Alex Brandon - Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., right, reaches over the crowd to take Missoula infant Natalie Pankratz-Osborn, 8 months, at a rally at the Adams Center at the University of Montana Saturday. MISSOULA - It’s doubtful that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will have any time soon to kick back with a fly rod and learn the delicate skills of one of Montana’s most treasured pastimes, yet he sounded interested just the same on Saturday. “You guys have a nice deal around here,” Obama...
  • Montana Band Named the Clintons Pens Love Song to Hillary ["Hey, Hill, if you ever dump Bill...]

    04/05/2008 8:07:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 97+ views
    Montana Band Named the Clintons Pens Love Song to Hillary Saturday , April 05, 2008 AP MISSOULA, Mont. — "Hey, Hill, if you ever dump Bill, come date me." The lyrics are part of a love ballad penned to Hillary Rodham Clinton by a Montana band, aptly named the Clintons. The Bozeman-based band has been around since late 1999, when Clinton's husband still occupied the White House, although band members say they are not named after the famous couple. They say the band name was completely random. Now, the Clintons are earning some national attention as a result of their...
  • DC v. Heller - Montana prepares to secede

    02/19/2008 7:35:11 PM PST · by djf · 217 replies · 2,739+ views
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    Secy of State Brad Johnson of Montana delivered a letter to the Washington Times about possible outcomes of the Heller decision. Second Amendment an individual right The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide D.C. v. Heller, the first case in more than 60 years in which the court will confront the meaning of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Although Heller is about the constitutionality of the D.C. handgun ban, the court's decision will have an impact far beyond the District ("Promises breached," Op-Ed, Thursday). The court must decide in Heller whether the Second Amendment secures a right for...
  • Romney wins in Montana, predicts Fox News

    02/05/2008 8:08:57 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 26 replies · 88+ views
    Fox News | Feb 5 2008
    Mitt Romney wins in Montana, predicts Fox News
  • Romney ahead in Montana Caucus (Romney 36, McCain 30)

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  • McCain scrambles for Montana strategy (former Sen. Conrad Burns with McCain)

    02/04/2008 12:28:01 PM PST · by moderate_conservative · 19 replies · 179+ views
    missoulian.com ^ | MATT GOURAS
    HELENA - Republicans say John McCain now has a better chance in Montana's unique GOP caucus - open to only about 2,000 party volunteers and officeholders - after getting rid of a state chairman many in that group saw as a traitor. McCain dumped Montana's maverick lieutenant governor recently in favor of former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, much more popular with GOP insiders despite losing his re-election bid in 2006 amid suspicions over connections to a Washington, D.C., lobbying scandal. The move comes as McCain has spent time and money nailing down his conservative credentials in other states. In Montana,...
  • Montana GOP's quirky caucus rules could favor longshots like Ron Paul

    12/31/2007 1:05:20 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 275+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | December 31, 2007
    Excerpt- HELENA, Mont.: Supporters of long-shot presidential hopeful Ron Paul say the Montana Republican Party's quirky caucus rules could create an opening for their candidate that other states don't offer. Under the "closed caucus" system recently adopted by the Montana GOP, voting in the Feb. 5 caucus will be limited to about 3,000 Republicans who hold party posts, such as members of Congress, statewide officeholders and precinct captains. That includes hundreds of volunteer precinct posts that have long been vacant and that some candidates are now scrambling to fill with supporters. At least three presidential candidates — former Massachusetts Gov....