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  • ‘That’s My Kind of Guy,’ Trump Says of Republican Lawmaker Who Body-Slammed a Reporter

    10/19/2018 7:02:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 19, 2018 | Emily Cochrane
    MISSOULA, Mont. — President Trump praised a Republican candidate’s assault last year on a reporter and fumed over his Democratic opponents here on Thursday night in a freewheeling rally meant to mobilize his base’s support in the coming midterm elections. In urging the crowd to vote for Representative Greg Gianforte, who is running for re-election and who was sentenced to anger management classes and community service for assaulting a reporter last spring, Mr. Trump jokingly warned the crowd to “never wrestle him.” “I had heard he body-slammed a reporter,” Mr. Trump said, noting that he was initially concerned that Mr....
  • Trump praises GOP Congressman who assaulted reporter

    10/19/2018 6:03:07 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 44 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/19/18 | Jamie Dupree
    Kicking off a three state western campaign swing on Thursday night, President Donald Trump used a stop in Missoula, Montana to praise a GOP Congressman who assaulted a reporter during a 2017 special election campaign, as the President drew cheers at a campaign rally by calling Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) “my guy.” “Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my guy,” Mr. Trump said at an airport rally, using his arms to mimic someone throwing another person to the ground. The President recounted how he been in Rome when he heard that Gianforte had body slammed a reporter...
  • LIVE Thread. Trump Rally Tonight 10/18/2018 Missoula, MT at 6:30pm MDT. Hangar #6

    10/18/2018 10:24:53 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 119 replies
    RSBN ^ | 10/18/2018 | RSBN
    Here we go folks. Should be another lively rally that will make our evening. 6:30 CDT to campaign on behalf of Republican senate candidate Matt Rosendale and incumbent House Rep. Greg Gianforte. Rosendale is seeking to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, while Gianforte is running against Democrat Kathleen Williams for Montana's lone House seat. (CT ) Neptune Aviation Services Hangar #6/ 1 Corporate Way Missoula, MT 59808
  • President Trump Makes Third Trip to Campaign in Montana

    10/18/2018 8:24:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 18, 2018
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana’s U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The contest is on pace to be the most expensive in Montana history, and it’s been driven by Trump’s apparent personal interest in Tester’s defeat and his efforts to ensure Republicans keep power in the Senate. Republican challenger and Trump loyalist Matt Rosendale is far behind in fundraising. But he’s stayed competitive with $14 million spent by...
  • Trump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally

    10/17/2018 8:18:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2018
    President Trump on Wednesday revived his attacks on Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), one day before the president is set to hold a rally for Tester's political opponent. The president lambasted Tester over his handling of workplace misconduct allegations against White House doctor and Trump's one-time Secretary of Veterans' Affairs nominee, Adm. Ronny Jackson. "Ever since his vicious and totally false statements about Admiral Ron Jackson, the highly respected White House Doctor for Obama, Bush & me, Senator John Tester looks to be in big trouble in the Great State of Montana!" Trump wrote in a tweet, misspelling Tester's first name.
  • Flurry of Bear Attacks in Fall of 2018, Are You At Risk?

    10/16/2018 7:39:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Opinion Flurry of Bear Attacks in Fall of 2018, Are You At Risk?Arizona -( It is the season for bear attacks. Bears are very active in the fall, when they must accumulate enough calories to lard up for hibernation. At the same time, human hunters are out and about, hunting all game animals, putting human hunters in the same areas with heavy bear populations. In the last month, there have been several bear attacks in the news. On 9 September 2018, Dr. Brad Johnson was attacked and severely mauled. He had bear spray in his hand.  He was attacked...
  • What's Killing Americas White Men? (BBC: Our World - YouTube)

    10/16/2018 7:03:43 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 38 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
    He was just in studio with Shannon Bream and said he will be there to vote yes.