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  • NorthWestern Energy wants to pay less for solar power (MT)

    06/15/2016 2:56:19 PM PDT · by This_far · 12 replies
    The Montana Standard ^ | 6.16 | TOM LUTEY
    NorthWestern Energy is asking Montana to pull the plug on solar projects, at least until the utility can get better terms from the state on ones it legally can’t refuse. The utility, which provides electricity to half of Montana, told Montana’s Public Service Commission on June 9 that the mandated price it must pay to small commercial solar projects of 3 megawatts or less is too high and hurting consumers. The projects, known as qualifying facilities, or QFs have been popping up like dandelions because Montana’s guaranteed rate is too generous, according to the utility.
  • 18 facing charges in Flathead High School vandalism case (M T)

    06/15/2016 2:37:49 PM PDT · by This_far · 21 replies
    MTN News ^ | 6.15.16 | Dax VanFossen
    KALISPELL - 18 teens have been charged with misdemeanors related to a spree of vandalism at Flathead High School that occurred in early May. 21 students were allegedly involved in the destruction that included drinking fountains torn from the walls and toilet paper strewn through the halls. 18 recent graduates of FHS face misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing according to the Flathead County Attorney's Office. The remaining three individuals' cases are being reviewed. School officials estimate the students caused $4,000 in damage.
  • New plan proposed to notify Remington rifle owners of trigger retrofit

    06/15/2016 2:09:01 PM PDT · by This_far · 21 replies
    MTN News ^ | 6.16 | Mike Dennison
    HELENA - A new plan, complete with targeted digital and radio advertising, has been proposed to notify millions of Remington rifle owners about how to fix their weapon’s trigger mechanism. The plan filed in federal court late last week in Kansas City, Missouri, is part of an ongoing lawsuit claiming trigger mechanisms are defective in several Remington rifle models, sometimes causing the rifle to fire without the trigger being pulled. The plan also has a high-profile author: Signal Interactive Media, the firm co-founded by Jim Messina, who managed President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and was a top aide to...
  • Curtis Bower / Communism, Voices of Montana (June 16, 2016)

    06/15/2016 1:33:50 PM PDT · by This_far · 5 replies
    Today's guest was Curtis Bowers. He is a former Idaho Legislator and is a current writer, director and award winning producer. He is also the star of “Agenda, Grinding America Down.” Curtis talked about his work and took listener comments and questions.
  • HISTORY! Trump Shatters Republican Primary Vote Record by 1.4 Million Votes

    06/08/2016 6:40:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jim Holt
    On Tuesday Donald Trump closed the door on the Republican nomination for President by winning all five of the remaining primaries — New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico and California. Trump won the last 16 Republican contests. Trump has 1,536 delegates and counting. Trump may also be the first candidate in the modern era to have funded his campaign by himself during the primary season. Although his results are much more impressive, he only spent a quarter the amount of money as Democrats Clinton and Sanders. He proved to be the real capitalist in the primary while Clinton and...
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • Trump Scores Historic 13 Million GOP Primary Vote Blowout with California Win

    06/09/2016 4:26:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Michelle Moons
    Trump closed out the primary election season with wins in South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana, and California. While Sen. Bernie Sanders remains actively campaigning for the Democratic nomination against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump became the GOP’s presumptive nominee shortly after winning Indiana’s May 3 primary election. The American businessman surpassed 2012 nominee Mitt Romney’s and 2008 nominee John McCain’s primary election vote totals by late in April according to Politico calculations. Previous record holder George W. Bush received just 10.8 million votes in 2000, a number far surpassed by Trump’s over 13 million votes with...
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • LIVE THREAD: June 7, 2016, Primary Elections -- Get out the vote!

    06/07/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 248 replies
    US Presidential Election News-- 2016 ^ | US Presidential Election News
    Tuesday, June 7th primaries California – 546 delegates Montana – 27 delegates New Jersey – 142 delegates New Mexico – 43 delegates South Dakota – 25 delegates North Dakota – D Caucus – 25 D delegates
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump Post-Election Press Conference 6/07/2016 @ 9pm EDT Westchester, NY

    06/06/2016 4:20:49 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,327 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend a post-election press conference with Donald J. Trump When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9PM EDT Where: Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Westchester, NY Attire: PJs (Black Tie Optional) Dom Perignon and a selection of appetizers and French pastries with be served. R.S.V.P @ nikos1121
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • Forestry Company Sues Greenpeace Under Anti-Mafia Law For Conspiracy

    05/31/2016 4:43:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/31/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A forestry company filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Greenpeace Tuesday for misrepresenting the company’s environmental record to raise funds and promote its agenda. Greenpeace knowingly and deliberately made false claims about the company while fundraising, and fabricated evidence of Resolute’s alleged environmental malfeasance, according to the forestry and paper company Resolute Forest Products. RICO is an anti-mafia law designed to combat organized crime. Greenpeace’ is a global fraud,” states the 124-page legal complaint. “For years, this international network of environmental groups collectively calling themselves ‘Greenpeace’ has fraudulently induced people throughout the United States and...
  • Navy Seal Congressman: Trump Will "Put Our Veterans In Front Of The Line Rather (Shortened)

    05/29/2016 10:16:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will ensure American veterans have convenient access to top quality health care services, indicated Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former commander at the fabled Navy SEAL Team Six during an interview with Breitbart News Saturday host Matt Boyle on Sirius XM Patriot Radio Channel 125.
  • Clinton vs. Trump - low turnout

    05/28/2016 9:40:04 AM PDT · by realr · 35 replies
    KTVQ-TV ^ | May 28, 2016 | Real R
    Ahead of Montana's primaries June 7, both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump visited Billings, Montana's largest city. The difference was turnout: 300 people showed up to see Bill Clinton, while 7,500 appeared for Donald Trump. The Clinton campaign knew there would be low turnout, they booked a room at a middle school. The Trump campaign booked the largest arena in town. http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/05/26/trump-fires-crowd-billings/85008048/ Montana is a purple state, sending to DC both Republicans and Democrats over the years. This year the excitement appears to be for Trump, and in the college towns (Missoula and Bozeman), for Bernie. There are very few...
  • Montana's Zinke Trump's vp

    One term GOP Representative from a State in fly over country. Thinking he's just feeling good after meeting Mr. Trump. I didn't vote for him in primary but did in general in 2014, he's far to liberal for my taste...
  • Two Trump Rallies 5/26/2016 Bismarck, ND @ 1pm CDT and Billings, MT @ 4pm MDT

    05/26/2016 3:38:56 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 515 replies
    Thursday, May 26, 2016: Live stream of Donald Trump’s remarks at The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Event Center beginning at 1:00 PM CDT. Bismarck Event Center beginning at 1:00 PM CDT. Thursday, May 26, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Billings, MT at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. The event will begin at 4:00 PM MDT. Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
  • Commander Ryan Zinke Backs Donald Trump for President: ‘I Want to Be Part of Team

    05/25/2016 4:45:28 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Truncate title. Full title: Commander Ryan Zinke Backs Donald Trump for President: ‘I Want to Be Part of Team Making America Great Again’ Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy Commander at SEAL Team Six before his election to the U.S. House, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he is throwing his full weight behind presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump for president. Zinke wants to help Trump beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he infamously once called “the antichrist,” in November in any way he possibly can.
  • Montana court strikes down last piece of anti-immigrant law

    05/15/2016 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 51 replies
    Herald Courier ^ | 05/11/2016 | AP
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has barred state officials from reporting the immigration status of people seeking state services, striking down the last piece of a voter-approved law meant to deter people who are in the U.S. illegally from living and working in Montana. The court's unanimous decision on Tuesday upholds a Helena judge's 2014 ruling in a lawsuit that the law denying unemployment benefits, university enrollment and other services to people who arrived in the country illegally was unconstitutional. The Montana Legislature sent the anti-immigrant measure to the 2012 ballot, where it was approved by 80...
  • Hillary first campaign office opens in the Treasure State [MONTANA]

    05/14/2016 4:32:00 PM PDT · by This_far · 6 replies
    abcfoxmontana.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Stefanie Ponte
    Hillary Clinton supporters gathered in the Helena office, which is located just above the U.S Bank on Last Chance Gulch. (OH, it's ABOVE a US Bank????) Bless her heart, she's not making them tunnel anymore.
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the resident’s representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • Energy industry sues over grouse plans ( Colorado )

    05/13/2016 7:12:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Oil and gas industry groups on Thursday sued federal agencies over revisions to land management plans in Colorado and other western states to protect the greater sage-grouse. The Western Energy Alliance and the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the suit in North Dakota, saying the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service failed to follow proper procedures for public involvement in adopting the land use plan amendments. They also say the plans ignore sound science and will hurt western economies. Plan revisions being challenged include ones in northwest Colorado, where greater sage-grouse habitat substantially overlaps with oil and gas...
  • Shocking New Video Shows What Is Really Going on at Yellowstone

    04/20/2016 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    www.charismanews.com ^ | 10:00AM EDT 4/18/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Over the past week, our planet has been hit by large earthquake after large earthquake, and according to Volcano Discovery, there are 38 volcanoes around the world that are erupting right now. We have seen a dramatic spike in global seismic activity that is unlike anything that we have seen in ages, and that is why what is going on at Yellowstone is so incredibly alarming. Geologists tell us that a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would have up to 2,000 times the power of the Mount St. Helen's volcanic eruption of 1980, and approximately two-thirds of the country...
  • Montana couple making out in a bar fail to realize it's being robbed

    04/15/2016 7:23:25 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 10 replies
    AOL ^ | 4/15/16 | Aol.com Editors
    For these two starry-eyed lovers, there was nothing that could interfere with their passionate lip-lock on Monday night -- even if that something was an armed robbery. As captured by surveillance cameras, the couple remained unfazed as they sit at the bar, wrapped in each others embrace, while three robbers approach the register.
  • Tennessee State Legislature on Track to Sue Federal Government Over Refugee Resettlement

    04/13/2016 5:07:38 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/13/16 | mp leahy
    The Tennessee General Assembly is on track to sue the federal government over the refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds after Senate Joint Resolution 467 cleared its last substantive hurdle in the Tennessee House Finance Committee. The resolution sailed through the committee on a voice vote, and is now headed to the Calendar and Rules Committee, which will schedule a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives some time during the next seven days. The resolution is expected to pass in a landslide, as 74 of the House’s 99 members have already signed on as sponsors. In...
  • Many Western states seek ways to lower high suicide rates [gun-grab pretext redux]

    04/02/2016 9:14:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 12:05 AM EDT | David Crary
    Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic. In Montana, with the highest rate, suicide prevention coordinator Karl Rosston acknowledges some frustration as the toll rises, including the recent deaths of several teenagers who used guns from their own homes. “People are afraid we’re trying to take away guns, which is not the case,” Rosston said. “I understand the sensitivity of it, but I’ve got to ask the questions when we have kids who shoot themselves.” …
  • Bison coming 'home' to Montana Indian reservation

    03/27/2016 12:23:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Yahoo / Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2016 | AP
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Descendants of a bison herd captured and sent to Canada more than 140 years ago will be relocated to a Montana American Indian reservation next month, in what tribal leaders bill as a homecoming for a species emblematic of their traditions. The shipment of animals from Alberta's Elk Island National Park to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation follows a 2014 treaty among tribes in the United States and Canada. That agreement aims to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions once roamed. "For thousands of years the Blackfeet lived among the...
  • David Miliband’s International Rescue Committee to seed Montana with refugees

    03/24/2016 5:52:57 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 14 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    The Mayor, city council and county commissioners of Missoula County Montana have given their blessing to the New York City-based International Rescue Committee headed by former British Foreign Secretary and globalist David Miliband (good friend of both George Soros and Hillary Clinton) to begin the colonization of Montana with third world refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia beginning in Missoula.
  • Mormons against the Donald

    03/24/2016 5:43:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Economist ^ | March 23, 2016 | J.A.
    For those hoping to block Mr Trump, Mr Cruz's triumph in Utah is a rare fillip. He had been expected to win the state; it was unclear that he would pass the 50% threshold required to take all its delegates—in particular because of uncertainty over the effect of Mr Kasich in splitting the anti-Trump vote. The trouble for Mr Cruz, who has now won eight states to Mr Trump's 21, is that he only seems able to win in places, such as Utah, with rare concentrations of evangelicals, Mormons or the otherwise ultraconservative. And there are not many such places...
  • Montana GOP officials fight to 'close' primary, in complication for Trump

    03/21/2016 7:21:59 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/21/2016
    Montana Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in as early as this week and force the state to “close” its upcoming primary so only GOP voters can participate -- in a case that could pose complications for Donald Trump. The Republican front-runner so far has done better in "open" primaries, where members of both parties can vote, than in "closed" primaries limited to Republican voters only. Montana, set to vote June 7, has had an “open primary” since 1912. But state GOP officials want to change all that, in a bid to keep out Democrats and other...
  • Bullock's use of state plane displays duplicity ( Montana )

    03/10/2016 12:25:21 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    missoulian ^ | 3-10- 2016 | Brad Tschida
    On Feb. 16, Gov. Steve Bullock flew to Missoula from Helena to conduct “state” business, which also happened to “conveniently” coincide with a campaign event, using the state’s turboprop airplane, at a cost of not less than $1,000/hour. A 115-mile drive, it’s probably an 80-mile flight; not the type of flight for which this plane is designed. More offensive is that he’s flying to a destination that includes a campaign event, using state equipment/taxpayer funds to do so. This has been an ongoing practice of this governor (the same modus operandi recently used for campaign events in Billings and Bozeman)....
  • More Bozeman Students Buying School Lunch After District Leaves Federal Program

    02/29/2016 7:23:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Montana Public Radio ^ | February 27, 2016
    More students are buying lunches at Bozeman schools since the district abandoned the National School Lunch Program after deeming the nutritional rules too strict. Revenues in the fall semester increased nearly $50,000 compared to the previous year. Last year the school board voted to let the high school drop out of the federal program, saying the nutritional guidelines were costing the cafeteria customers. Bozeman Public Schools Food Services Director Bob Burrows says the high schoolers weren't purchasing school lunches because they knew they wouldn’t get enough food. According to Burrows, the USDA set a one-size-fit- all approach for how many...
  • USFW Takeover of Alaska Hunting & Refuge Lands

    02/23/2016 10:20:24 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | February 14, 2016
    If you like to hunt and fish you better pay attention to this proposal. The feds are creating their own little fiefdoms on Alaksa refuge lands. The proposed regulations grant too much authority to refuge managers. They literally have dictatorial powers. It certainly sets up the right environment for corruption. They are even trying to make it difficult for the public to testify. The environmental extremists showed up at the Fairbanks meeting in force. It appears their plan is to get these regs passed and install their man as manager. (It makes one wonder what the Bundy's issues were in...
  • Jury denies Gardiner woman seeking money for daughter with cystic fibrosis

    02/16/2016 11:41:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    bozemandailychronicle.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | Whitney Bermes Chronicle Staff Writer
    A Gallatin County jury ruled against a Gardiner woman who was seeking money for her daughter born with cystic fibrosis. After about two hours of deliberations, the 12-person jury ruled that Livingston HealthCare nurse Peggy Scanson and Bozeman OBGYN Dr. William Peters did not violate their standard of care with Kerrie Evans. The verdict came on the ninth day of the trial, held before Gallatin County District Judge Mike Salvagni. Evans sued in 2011 after her daughter, now 5, was born with cystic fibrosis. Evans’ attorneys Casey Magan and Russ Waddell argued that during Evans’ pregnancy, Evans had chorionic villus...
  • Christian Refugees 2 Christian Nations, Muslim Refugees 2 Muslim Nations, That's Only Fair

    02/15/2016 4:11:19 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/3/2016 | Kenya Sinclair
    'Our city is failing because of the refugees. We have 22 different languages spoken in our schools.' ... Obama administration plans to send refugees to smaller Montana cities. Over 120 Montana citizens faced snow and ice on Monday to protest outside the Missoula County Courthouse. ... protesters voiced concerns over an increase in refugee-related crimes, including rape, and the inability for Muslim men to treat women with respect. "Amarillo is overrun with refugees," Karen Sherman, a citizen of Missoula, Montana stated. "Our city is failing because of the refugees," Sherman continued. "We have 22 different languages spoken in our schools....
  • ‘Welcome Back Carter’ ( Destroying good paying jobs and )

    02/12/2016 12:06:40 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2016 | William Perry Pendley
    Obama on federal coal mining is a throwback to Carter administration failings. resident Obama's plot to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to kill federal coal mining with a thousand paper cuts is not the first time he has used NEPA to try to end energy development. Disturbingly, his scheme is a throwback to President Carter and a decade-long moratorium that ended only when President Reagan took office. Meanwhile millions of Americans, vast regions and the nation's economy will suffer. In 2009, the Obama administration settled a "sweetheart lawsuit" by environmental groups by agreeing to a NEPA study on...
  • Reagan Era Energy Lessee Files Brief: No Right to Cancel Its Lease ( BLM : Montana )

    02/12/2016 11:42:32 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Fairfield Sun Times ^ | February 2, 2016
    A Louisiana man issued a federal oil and gas lease in 1982, but denied the right to explore his property since approval of his application for permit to drill (APD) in 1985, recently responded formally to a brief filed by the United States government in which it argued that it has authority to cancel his lease and will cancel his lease as soon as its proposed schedule for doing so is approved by the federal court. Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF) represents Sidney Longwell of Baton Rouge, whose company Solenex, LLC owns the Reagan-era lease, and which sued Secretary of...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

    02/04/2016 7:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 4 2016 | Ben Lockhart
    The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of "numerous federal laws and regulations." The lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks an order voiding the federal government's land-use plan amendments submitted last year that would directly prohibit new hard rock mining on 233,300 acres in Utah. "The state of Utah claims that the 2015 federal plan amendments disregarded the hallmark of federal land management -- multiple use and sustained yield --...
  • How Saddam hid his dirty money - Billions in oil sales stashed overseas

    05/04/2003 2:04:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 1,150+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/04/03 | WILLIAM SHERMAN
    In the hunt for Saddam Hussein's billions, investigators have identified five networks of more than 100 companies used to launder money skimmed from Iraqi oil sales. Saddam's gangster regime set up shell companies in Switzerland, Jordan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Panama, according to investigators. Those company networks and their banking affiliations were used to enrich the former Iraqi strongman, his sons Uday and Qusay, and other family members. "Ultimately, the money was stolen from the Iraqi people," said Taylor Griffin, spokesman for the Treasury Department, which is heading the government's laundering probe along with U.S. Customs, the Secret Service and various...
  • Cruz lashes out at Rubio, Trump in NH

    02/02/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 158 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | February 2, 2016 | AP
    <p>Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is lashing out at Marco Rubio and Donald Trump on immigration while facing New Hampshire voters for the first time since his Iowa caucus victory.</p> <p>Cruz charged that Rubio led the fight for "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally. He also said Trump didn't do anything to fight immigration reform as the debate raged on Capitol Hill in 2013.</p>
  • Plan to infuse small towns with Muslim migrants meets resistance

    01/30/2016 1:50:59 PM PST · by amorphous · 52 replies
    WND ^ | 30 Jan 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Another big battle is brewing over Syrian "refugees" sweeping into small-town America. Rural folks in Montana are pushing back against plans by urban elites to plant hundreds of Muslims from the Third World into Helena and Missoula. They plan a protest rally at 10 a.m. Monday in front of the county courthouse in Missoula. And if the pattern holds of similar rallies in Twin Falls, Idaho, and Fargo, North Dakota, a contingent of pro-refugee people will show up to counter protest. Of all the 50 states, there are only two that have not received their "share" of the nearly 1...
  • Montana's ObamaCare Expansion: Over Budget On Day 1.

    01/20/2016 9:30:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Nicholas Horton
    Montana legislators were able to shut down Democratic Governor Steve Bullock's attempts to expand ObamaCare in Big Sky Country for two years. But in 2015, with the help of Ohio Governor John Kasich and some legislative trickery, Bullock and his pro-ObamaCare allies got their way. A small group of moderate Republicans joined with the Democrats to change the legislature's procedural rules and yanked the bill to the floor for a vote. The bill passed narrowly, making Montana the only state in 2015 to legislatively authorize ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion. (Alaska Governor Bill Walker unilaterally expanded Medicaid in 2015, despite a clear...
  • UPDATED: Redesigned driver's licenses more secure, but could soon be rejected at airports

    01/06/2016 9:33:15 PM PST · by This_far · 7 replies
    Though Montana's newly redesigned driver's licenses and identification cards include increased security features, they still do not meet federal standards that might soon be required for air travel and access to federal buildings.
  • Man jailed after student threatened over "Star Wars" spoiler

    12/22/2015 11:11:26 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/22/2015 | Staff
    <p>HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation.</p> <p>Arthur Charles Roy, of Helena, was charged with felony assault with a weapon Monday during an appearance in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court. He remains jailed with his bail set at $10,000.</p>
  • Rumsfeld Gets Horse in Mongolia Visit

    10/22/2005 9:37:54 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 7 replies · 647+ views
    My Way News ^ | Oct 22, 2005 | By ROBERT BURNS
    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) - A chat with a Buddhist monk. An encounter with a gift horse named Montana. A peek inside a yurt, the traditional felt tent home. A word with Mongolian veterans of the war in Iraq. No outpost is too distant, no audience too small for U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, globe-trotting to bolster support for Iraq, Afghanistan and the wider fight against terrorism. The roaming Rumsfeld dropped in Saturday for an official visit with senior leaders of this once communist nation of about 2.7 million, home of the legendary horseman-warrior, Genghis Khan. Rumsfeld wound up...
  • Common Core Computer Crack-up

    12/08/2015 7:47:11 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    What do Common Core and Obamacare have in common, other than the enthusiasm they engender in the White House and widespread disappointment they generate outside of it? Both programs have fatal computer glitches. "New Hampshire-based company Measured Progress, which developed online Common Core tests used in Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota, has acknowledged a major glitch in the tests' rollout," Chris Neal reported in School Reform News. "Technical malfunctions, such as servers crashing during testing, resulted in only 37 percent of Nevada students being able to take their exams." "Meanwhile, Montana and North Dakota only managed to test 76 percent...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 443 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Montana reviewing refugee acceptance policy

    11/16/2015 1:16:53 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 2 replies
    MTN News ^ | 11/16/15 | MTN News
    Montana Governor Steve Bullock released a statement on Monday afternoon saying that state officials are reviewing the process of accepting refugees. “Montana will not allow any terrorist organization to intimidate us into abandoning our values. The safety of Montanans is my top priority. No Syrian refugees have been settled in the state and we have had no formal requests to do so," the governor's statement read. "Montana has a process in place for considering refugee settlement requests; we are reviewing those protocols to ensure that if a request comes, we take all appropriate steps to ensure that the safety of...
  • El Al flight makes emergency landing in Montana

    11/15/2015 1:24:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/15/15
    An El Al Israel Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Montana on Sunday after the pilot received an automated alert that the aircraft's engine was on fire, transportation officials said.The Boeing 777 aircraft, carrying 279 passengers and 20 crew members, landed on the runway of Billings Logan International Airport about 6 a.m. local time, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting supervisor Mike Glancy said.The pilot grounded the plane after a cockpit warning light switched on, indicating a fire in the right engine, Glancy said. After the plane landed, fire and transportation officials examined it but...
  • Only 1% of the Bakken Play Breaks Even at Current Oil Prices

    11/03/2015 10:38:50 AM PST · by thackney · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | NOV 3, 2015 | Art Berman
    Only 1% of the Bakken Play area is commercial at current oil prices based on my analysis that follows. Only 4% of horizontal wells drilled since 2000 meet the EUR (estimated ultimate recovery) threshold needed to break even at current oil prices, drilling and completion, and operating costs. The leading producing companies evaluated in this study are losing $11 to $38 on each barrel of oil that they produce, the very definition of waste. Although NYMEX prices are about $46 per barrel, realized wellhead prices in the Bakken are only $30 per barrel according to the North Dakota Department of...