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  • What's Killing Americas White Men? (BBC: Our World - YouTube)

    10/16/2018 7:03:43 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/15/18 | India Rakusen
    Every year, nearly 45,000 people in America kill themselves. That is more than twice the number that die in homicides, and the numbers are increasing. There is one group in particular causing this spike - white, middle aged men. India Rakusen goes to Montana, where suicide rates are double the national average, to find out what drives so many of these men to despair and taking their own lives. "Every year, nearly 45,000 people in America die by suicide. That's over double the number of homicides. In the last 20 years, suicide rates in most western countries have fallen, but...
  • Tester goes on the attack in Montana US Senate race debate

    10/14/2018 2:33:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    MSN /AP ^ | October 14, 2018
    HELENA, Mont. — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester went on the attack Saturday against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale as the Montana Democrat fights to keep his seat in a tightening Senate race. Tester is one of 10 Senate Democrats seeking re-election in states won by President Donald Trump in 2016. He got personal during Saturday's debate in Bozeman by contrasting his own Montana roots with Rosendale: "Somebody who was born in Maryland, made millions of dollars developing property, bought a ranch in Montana, claims to be a rancher but has no cows," Tester said. Rosendale, the state auditor and insurance commissioner...
  • Real Clear Politics "Senate No Toss Ups 2018" GOP +2 Dem 0

    10/13/2018 4:20:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 13, 2018
    Senate No Toss Ups 2018 Democrats 0 Pick Ups GOP 2 Pick Ups Mo & ND
  • McConnell-aligned SLF making late push in MT Senate race, booking $1mil of ads for week of Oct 23

    10/10/2018 9:19:49 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/10/2018 | James Arkin
    McConnell-aligned SLF making late push in Montana Senate race, booking $1mil of ads for week of Oct 23
  • Whitefish Energy won federal contracts after canceled deal with Puerto Rico

    10/09/2018 8:24:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings has won multiple government contracts in recent months after the company's $300 million contract to restore Puerto Rico's electrical grid was canceled amid controversy. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Whitefish was awarded a $225,000 contract in June from the Interior Department to do electrical work at fish hatcheries in Washington state. The Energy Department in September additionally gave the company a contract worth more than $1 million to build power transmission lines in Missouri and Arkansas, the AP reported. The company had earned similar contracts from the department in 2016 and 2017, according to the...
  • This Yellowstone Geyser Spat Out a Pacifier From 1930s—And Lots of Other Trash

    10/09/2018 5:12:01 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | October 8, 2018 | Brigit Katz
    In late September, the typically docile Ear Spring geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted with a forceful blast that shot up to 30 feet of water into the air. Amidst the debris that spewed out of the geyser during the eruption were not only rocks and dirt, but pieces of human-made trash—some of which dates back several decades. Park officials discovered items like a cement block, aluminum cans, cigarette butts, a rubber heel insert, an 8-inch-long drinking straw, almost 100 coins and a baby pacifier from the 1930s, as Brandon Specktor reports for LiveScience. “The water had just washed out...
  • A Crush Of New Polls Show Democrats In A Free Fall

    10/08/2018 11:18:05 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 105 replies
    If there is a silver lining in the tragic farce wrought on the nation by the Democratic Party in the Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination hearings it is this: Regular Americans are recoiling at the shocking spectacle and Democrat support is plummeting. Every new poll coming out is uniformly showing middle Americans fleeing from the Democrats while a once-mildly apathetic Republican Party has been ginned up to energetic levels equal to the Democratic base. Further trouble for the much-hyped blue wave is that black voters are trending against Democrats, participating in the #walkaway movement and viewing the Kavanaugh moment very differently...
  • Republicans, White Nationalists Fume Over Taylor Swift’s Senate Endorsement

    10/08/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 105 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08 October 2018 | Tessa Stuart
    Swift’s endorsement is not without commercial risk. According to an analysis by the New York Times, she is most popular in rural areas in the West and Midwest that tend to vote conservative, like Utah, Montana and Nevada, and only modestly popular in Tennessee...."OUR GIRL no more," one posted. "They took her from us and turned her into one of their brain dead zombies," another wrote.
  • Graham Challenges Schumer: ‘Name One Person on Trump's Supreme Court List You Think Is Acceptable’

    10/07/2018 9:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/06/2018 | Andrew Kugle
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) challenged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Sunday to name one person from President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices that he finds acceptable. "This is a list that was compiled in November, but he actually put it out during the campaign," Graham told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, as he held up the list. "Twenty something people on this list, asking Chuck Schumer, name five, name three, name one that would be okay with you." Schumer and fellow Democrats tried to pressure Trump and Republicans to withdraw then Supreme...
  • Trump: I asked GOP senator to go to his daughter's wedding instead of attend Kavanaugh vote

    10/06/2018 1:47:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    President Trump revealed Saturday that he had asked Montana Sen. Steve Daines (R) to take time off to attend his daughter's wedding over the weekend, causing him to miss a confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee. The president tweeted Saturday afternoon following Kavanaugh's successful confirmation in the Senate that he advised Daines to skip the vote once Republicans learned that they had the necessary number of votes to prevail. "I have asked Steve Daines, our great Republican Senator from Montana, to attend his daughter Annie’s wedding rather than coming to today’s vote," Trump wrote on Twitter shortly...
  • Democrats Senators discuss changing their vote

    10/05/2018 8:39:35 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 146 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/5 | Florida Guy @floridaguy267
    10/5 8:46pm Democrat Senators Tester, McCaskill, Donnelly, Nelson and Heitkamp are discussing change of Kavanaugh vote tonight.
  • GOP congressman offers plane so Sen. Daines can attend daughter's Montana wedding...

    10/06/2018 12:06:37 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 October 2018
    Sen. Steve Daines will walk his daughter down the aisle in Montana on Saturday—but if needed, he will rush back to Washington on a fellow lawmaker's plane to vote for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. Daines said Friday that his longtime family friend and colleague, Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., swooped in to “save the day” by offering his plane. Daines has said he will vote for Kavanaugh, but Saturday's planned floor vote conflicts with his daughter's wedding. “My good friend and colleague, Greg, has come to save the day. If I need to be in two places at...
  • Murkowski to vote "present" as a courtesy to Montana senator

    10/05/2018 6:27:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 79 replies
    Axios ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Marisa Fernandez
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will vote "present" as a courtesy to Montana Sen. Steve Daines as he plans to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, which collides with the timing of the Senate floor vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. The big picture: Her vote will not change the outcome of Kavanaugh's confirmation as Sen. Daines was expected to vote in favor of Trump's pick. Though Murkowski announced earlier that she opposes Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, she says she hopes her "present" vote "reminds us we can take very small steps to be gracious."
  • Daine's will vote yes

    10/04/2018 8:18:27 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 56 replies
    10-04-2018
    He was just in studio with Shannon Bream and said he will be there to vote yes.
  • Donald Trump Jr : Daines is a go!!!

    Trump Jr says Gaines is a go! They worked it out!!
  • As Kavanaugh vote looms, GOP Sen. Daines says he's going to daughter's wedding

    10/04/2018 5:33:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 318 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2018
    Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., will not be available at any point on Saturday to vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Instead, he'll be at his daughter’s wedding, Fox News has learned. The absence of the senator – expected to support the embattled nominee’s confirmation – throws a wrench into the works as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., aims to push through Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court. The decision means McConnell would need to obtain all of his available 50 Republican senators to vote for the judge. It would also push Vice President Mike Pence out of...
  • U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R) says he needs to be voting!!

    10/04/2018 4:29:53 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 262 replies
    U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R) says he needs to be in Montana this weekend for his daughter's wedding, throwing Saturday's vote on Kavanaugh in doubt - NBCMT
  • Kavanaugh confirmation battle galvanizes Montana’s Republican voters, could swing Senate race

    10/03/2018 11:30:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 October 2018 | Peter Doocy | Fox News
    BOZEMAN, Mont. – Republicans facing a blue wave might have found a new way to whip up their base – at least for the next few days, thanks to Brett Kavanaugh. “You know, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a man of integrity with impeccable credentials,” Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, to uproarious cheers and applause, at the end of a riff about other conservative judges President Trump has nominated. Pence’s lines about Kavanaugh got a bigger rise out of the crowd than anything he said about tax reform, Obamacare or even 2016’s most reliable rallying cry – a promise to...
  • Breaking: Jon Tester [D-MT] To Vote No On Kavanaugh

    09/28/2018 9:37:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    NBC News on Twitter ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff
    Montana Sen. Tester says he will vote against Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court - @frankthorp
  • Politico: McConnell 'Screws' Dems By Keeping Them at Work

    09/12/2018 9:56:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is "screwing" over his Democratic colleagues by keeping them in session this October and therefore keeping them off the campaign trail, according to Politico's Burgess Everett. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials," Everett writes . Yet, Republicans say two weeks is plenty of time for their Democratic colleagues to make their case to voters. Burgess Everett...