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  • Irishman arrested by horseback mountain patrol in Montana seeking to enter US illegally

    08/12/2017 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 11, 2017 05:04 AM | Irish Central Staff
    A 47-year-old Irishman has been arrested by Border Patrol agents in Northwest Montana for attempting to enter the United States illegally. Agents encountered the Irishman, carrying a large backpack, along the international border near the northeast section of Glacier National Park. He had previously overstayed his US visa and was prohibited from re-entering the United States for an extended period, according to Michael Rappold, public affairs officer for the Havre Sector Border Patrol Station. According to the authorities, the Irishman entered the United States from Canada by walking southbound, through the woods, to avoid detection. Rappold told the press he...
  • GOP Lands Top Candidate In Montana Senate Race

    08/01/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies ^ | 07/31/17
    Montana state Auditor Matt Rosendale said Monday he would challenge Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), giving Republicans a top recruit in their effort to win a red-state Senate seat. Rosendale will enter a crowded GOP primary field but will be the only Republican in the race to hold a statewide office. Tester, who holds one of the 25 seats the Senate Democratic Caucus is defending next year, is seen as vulnerable. He won his 2012 reelection by about 4 percentage points. Rosendale announced his bid on Monday with a short video blasting Washington Democrats and touting his conservative chops. The video...
  • Earthquake, aftershocks rattle western Montana [5.8 magnitude]

    07/06/2017 5:06:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/6/2017 | Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck western Montana around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Great Falls said on Twitter that the shaking was felt as far away as 500 miles (805 kilometers). The U.S. Geological Survey says the the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit just after midnight about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of Lincoln.
  • Montana Politician Raised $116,000 AFTER He Choke-Slammed A Reporter

    06/28/2017 9:36:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 6/27/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte pulled in $116,000 in campaign donations on the day of his election, hours after he assaulted a Guardian reporter during an interview the night before. Many expected Gianforte, who was running to fill Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s vacant house seat in a May 25 special election, to lose after he grabbed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by the neck and threw him to the ground. Instead, Gianforte won the election by a six percent margin and raised more than $100,000 on election day, according to campaign disclosures first reported by The Guardian. The election day donations totaled...
  • Trump administration removes protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

    06/22/2017 4:23:53 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/17 03:43 PM EDT | TIMOTHY CAMA
    The Trump administration is removing Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears, after they spent more than four decades on the threatened list. The Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service announced the delisting decision Thursday, which immediately drew rebukes from conservationists and Democrats. Officials said that conservation efforts for the bear, a more than fourfold increase in its population and state policies designed to protect the bears show that the delisting is warranted. The Yellowstone grizzly bear lives in and around Yellowstone National Park in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. “This achievement stands as one of America’s great conservation successes;...
  • 4.5 Mag Earthquake West Yellowstone, MT

    06/19/2017 9:36:09 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 78 replies
    USGS YELLOWSTONE Volcano website ^ | June 14, 2017 | USGS YELLOWSTONE
    Alert Level: Normal Volcano Notification Service YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENT U.S. Geological Survey Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:03 PM MDT (Friday, June 16, 2017, 03:03 UTC) YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010) 44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN The University of Utah, a YVO member agency, sent out the following press release about a magnitude 4.5 earthquake near West Yellowstone, MT that occurred at 6:48 PM MDT. PRESS RELEASE University of Utah Seismograph Stations Released: June 15, 2017 07:55 PM MDT The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that...
  • RTDNA: ‘Everyone Had a Responsibility to Cover This Story [FAKENEWS re: Montana Rep Incident]

    05/30/2017 11:42:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies ^ | 5/26/17 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
    ....KECI, the Sinclair-owned NBC affiliate in Montana, refused to cover initial reports that newly elected congressman, Greg Gianforte assaulted The Guardian Reporter, Ben Jacobs, according to a report in New York Magazine....
  • Trump’s War With CIA Was Preceded By Kennedy’s

    05/29/2017 8:04:45 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 44 replies
    Fairfield Sun Times ^ | March 28 2017 | Frank Miele
    The New York Times, in a front-page story, said that the president “wanted to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.” Whether that quote is accurate or not we don’t know, but it makes sense that after the agency damaged the president’s reputation so badly, he would react with such anger. If you are a student of history, you already know that the president who swore a vendetta against the Central Intelligence Agency wasn’t Donald Trump, but John F. Kennedy, and that although he did not abolish the agency before his assassination, he did...
  • Pulling No Punches: Messages from Montana

    05/28/2017 4:53:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | May 28, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Last week was consequential for Greg Gianforte. Awfully. On the bright side, the Republican businessman won the special election for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. But Gianforte also body-slammed a reporter, apparently. He now faces misdemeanor assault charges. For which he apologized publicly . . . as he was declaring victory. National Democrats declared victory as well. As the Washington Post reported before the votes were counted, “Democrats prepared to claim victory no matter the outcome.” I guess they can relish having Gianforte in Congress to provide Republicans yet more embarrassment. Still, let’s body-slam the silly...
  • Wasn’t That Election “Special”?

    05/28/2017 4:34:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 28, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Each successive special election has been like watching a kid get socks under the Christmas tree. Democrats get all excited at the prospect of something happening, but it is always dashed by the reality crashing down around them. The special election in Montana was no different, and it has been fun to watch. The media was starting to believe it had gotten the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, when he allegedly “body-slammed” a journalist for the UK Guardian. All presses were stopped, every other story swept aside for continuous coverage of the story in the hopes that it would bring about...
  • CNN Reporter Admits: We Report from Progressive 'Arc of History' As Defined by Obama, Hillary

    05/27/2017 2:30:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    MRC NewBusters ^ | 05/27/2017 | Tim Graham
    Soopermexican at The Right Scoop caught an amazing admission in the midnight hour on Friday morning, as CNN was beginning to mourn another Democratic loss in a special election for the House of Representatives. Media reporter Dylan Byers lamented that voters in Montana weren't even really paying attention to their incessant coverage of GOP candidate Greg Gianforte's violent treatment of Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the leftist British newspaper The Guardian, on the night before the election. {..snip..}
  • Montana Special Election: Time for Democrats to Get Real

    05/27/2017 7:50:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | May 27, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Democrats just lost another election, this time in Montana. Unless they are willing to do some down-on-your-knees, cry-out-to-Jesus soul searching, the only way they’ll win another election is if they collude with the Russians to steal one the way Donald Trump didn’t. It’s going to take much more than an Olivia Pope-style scandal “fixer” to fix what’s wrong with the Democratic Party. Putting a cowboy suit on an anti-gun, big government liberal like Rob Quist who regularly does gigs at a nudist resort in Idaho, was about as effective as putting lipstick on a pig. It was also a naked...
  • Body-Slammed: Another Democratic Knockdown in Big Sky Montana

    05/27/2017 5:25:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | May 27, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    There is nothing like watching your worst enemies go down for the count … again and again. And again. Gianforte’s gigantic victory was heart-warming and invigorating. But honestly, I was worried about the Big Sky State’s special election for the at-large seat, since the Democratic-Republican rumblings in this state are more diverse than most people realize. Since 2006, Two Democratic US Senators represented this rural, conservative-leaning state. Who can forget Max Baucus, who had unwisely announced that Obamacare was turning into a “trainwreck” heading right toward the American people? Baucus played the right cards throughout his overextended tenure, but with...
  • Montana: Dems Spin Another Loss as a Win

    05/26/2017 12:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let’s go to the election in Montana, because this last night, I didn’t see this on TV. I’m following the results, and I’m checking various things. And I see that Nate Silver sent a tweet out that said that if Gianforte, if the Republicans don’t win Montana by at least eight points, then it’s good news for the Democrats. So the Democrats losing by four points, five points, six points, seven point, great, great news; the Democrats need to celebrate it. It’s great news. The Democrats have yet to win a special election this year. They thought that they...
  • The Damage Wolves Are Inflicting On America: Part 4b – Big Wolf Lies

    05/26/2017 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 40 replies ^ | May 15, 2017 | Toby Bridges
    If you live within the reddish or pinkish shaded areas of the corridor shown on the accompanying map … you just might be among the first to feel the bite of the United Nations’ pipedream known as Agenda 21. What this map shows is one Agenda 21 installment of The Wildlands Network, known as the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. This is a collaborative effort of more than a hundred environmental groups, organizations and related agencies. One of those “radical” agencies just happens to be MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks which is listed as a collaborating partner of this plan...
  • GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

    05/26/2017 10:03:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2017 8:24 AM EDT | Bobby Caina Calvin and Nicholas Riccardi
    A Montana Republican businessman won the state’s U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats’ hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year. […] The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Steve Stivers, issued a statement hailing Gianforte’s win, as well as his apology. “Now he needs to resolve his legal issue so that he can start off on the right foot serving his constituents,” Stivers said. […] The assault allegation didn’t seem to faze voters. Shaun Scott, a computer science professor at Carroll...
  • Participation Trophy: Vox Hails Montana Democrat Loss as ‘Great’

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

    05/26/2017 8:01:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies ^ | 05/26/2017
    In a rare moment on his trip abroad, President Trump went off script to praise Greg Gianforte’s victory in Montana’s special election, calling it a “great win.” Donald Trump is in Italy today attending G7 summit, and he gave reporters an unsolicited comment about the Montana election. “Great win in Montana,” Trump said. Republican Greg Gianforte won the special election for a House seat even after assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about the CBO’s scoring of the latest House healthcare bill. Trump’s decision to comment on the win is especially surprising because a number of media journalists...
  • Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

    05/26/2017 7:54:30 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 55 replies
    KOMO ^ | May 26, 2017 | Bobby Caina Calvan
    <p>BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.</p>
  • Republicans' win in last night's Montana election is great news for Democrats

    05/26/2017 6:37:46 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 79 replies
    Vox ^ | 5/26/2017 | Matthew Yglesias
    Winning narrowly in safe red seats is a bad sign. Greg Gianforte’s 7 percentage point win in the Montana special election keeps a seat in Republican hands, but fundamentally represents bad news for the GOP.