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US: Montana (News/Activism)

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  • Body-Slammed: Another Democratic Knockdown in Big Sky Montana

    05/27/2017 5:25:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 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.
  • Gianforte Taps Out Quist In Montana Special Election

    05/25/2017 9:57:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 147 replies ^ | May 25, 2017
    Republican Greg Gianforte muscled his way to victory in Montana, overcoming a challenge from Democrat Rob Quist and an election-eve scuffle with a reporter that led to criminal charges being filed against him. With 83 percent of the precincts counted, Mr. Gianforte led Mr. Quist by a 50.3 percent to 43.9 percent margin. Libertarian Mark Wicks had 5.8 percent of the vote. Undefeated in this year’s special congressional races after the election of President Trump, Republicans will now hold a 239-193 majority in the House. During the campaign, Mr. Gianforte embraced Mr. Trump, who won the state by more than...
  • House candidate accused of assaulting reporter wins special election

    05/25/2017 9:47:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 26, 2017 | 12:38am | Lia Eustachewich
    Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Rob Quist early Friday morning despite being charged with assault for “body slamming” a reporter.
  • Greg Gianforte Declares Victory (Breaking)

    05/25/2017 9:53:05 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 70 replies ^ | 5-25-17 | OANN
    Gianforte on OANN now declaring victory.
  • Rush Caller: If Every Republican Candidate Picked Up A Reporter And Slammed Them I Would Donate

    05/25/2017 7:37:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies ^ | May 25, 2017
    RUSH: We have Joe from Billings, Montana, leading off. Great to have you, sir. What’s up? How’s it happening? CALLER: Rush, glad to talk to you. I’m on my way in a few minutes to vote out here, as a matter of fact. And I wanted to say that if every Republican candidate in the country picked up a reporter and threw him to the ground, it would increase my chances exponentially of voting for them. RUSH: No kidding. CALLER: No kidding. Absolutely. Every single Republican candidate for the House — of course, there’s no election for two years —...
  • Coverage of Montana At Large at 10PM ( and other web sites)

    05/25/2017 6:00:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 466 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | May 26, 2017
    We're covering #MTAL tonight at 10pm ET. Results & live blog up at ; & live broadcast analyzing #s via @BuzzFeedNews
  • How Silicon Valley is trying to topple Trump

    05/25/2017 10:18:14 AM PDT · by Skywise · 10 replies
    Recode ^ | May 25, 2017 | Tony Romm
    For all his gains, though, Quist didn’t exactly have a whole lot of help from the Democratic Party’s official organs, and like many down-ballot races for Congress, his campaign didn’t have an overwhelming amount of tech expertise on staff, either. So Quist’s consultants turned to the likes of Alter, a Bay Area resident, who has labored since January to link digitally savvy tech types — many still reeling after Trump’s election victory — to progressive candidates and causes. Quist’s tough gamble in Montana is now one of a series of races aided by Tech for Campaigns, a group that Alter...
  • Montana Assault Witness Changes Story, Says No Neck Grab

    05/25/2017 10:09:01 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 38 replies
    A reporter who was a firsthand witness to an incident late Wednesday involving Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte and a reporter for The Guardian now admits she may have misstated some details of her initial story.
  • Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter

    05/25/2017 9:58:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Alicia Acuna
    [snip] Faith, Keith and I arrived early to set up for the interview in a room adjacent to another room where a volunteer BBQ was to take place. As the time for the interview neared, Gianforte came into the room. We exchanged pleasantries and made small talk about restaurants and Bozeman. During that conversation, another man — who we now know is Ben Jacobs of The Guardian — walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to Gianforte's face and began asking if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the...
  • CNN Tries to Blame Trump for Incident Between Montana Candidate and Reporter

    05/25/2017 9:57:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    James Taranto’s late, lamented Wall Street Journal column had a running tongue-in-cheek rubric, “We Blame George W. Bush,” in which the former president was blamed for everything under the sun, despite his utter lack of connection to it. In that spirit, Taranto might have had a field day with a panel discussion on CNN this morning, in which the participants did their best to blame President Trump for an incident in Montana in which the Republican congressional candidate has been accused of manhandling a reporter. Co-host Alisyn Camerota got the ball rolling by asking whether there is “some sort of...
  • The Latest: Paul Ryan: Montana candidate should apologize

    05/25/2017 9:29:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    .... Ryan is calling for the Republican candidate in Montana's special House election to apologize after allegedly attacking a reporter and getting charged with assault. Ryan says "that's wrong and should not happen."
  • BREAKING: Lifelong Democrat Operative at The @Guardian Ben Jacobs Lies About Assault on GOP....

    05/25/2017 5:06:13 AM PDT · by blueyon · 111 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/25/17 | GotNews
    """BREAKING: Lifelong Democrat Operative at The @Guardian Ben Jacobs Lies About Assault on GOP Candidate Greg Gianforte""" A former minion for the Iowa Democratic Party now operating as a Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, assaulted Montana Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte on Wednesday. Jacobs has a history of opposing his political opponents’ freedom of speech, as GotNews reported in October. Gianforte is competing against Democratic candidate Rob Quist for a House seat that opened up after President Donald J. Trump appointed Ryan Zinke to be secretary of the interior. The special election is Thursday. A statement about Jacobs’ assault from Greg...
  • 6 things to watch in the Montana special election

    05/25/2017 5:05:21 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | Updated 6:09 AM ET, Thu May 25, 2017 | Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN) A race for an open House seat in Montana took a jaw-dropping twist when a reporter alleged that Republican candidate Greg Gianforte "body slammed" him and broke his glasses on the eve of Election Day. Late Wednesday night, the Gallatin County Sheriff's department charged Gianforte with misdemeanor assault. The latest news came just ahead of an already much-anticipated special congressional election in the Big Sky state that pitted a folk-singing Democrat with a spotty financial past against a well-known Republican millionaire and businessman. Republican Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist face off Thursday to replace former Rep. Ryan Zinke,...