Tag Archives: Montana

Meet The Trump Rally’s “Plaid Shirt Guy” [VIDEO]

The Billings Gazette reports: Billings West High School senior Tyler Linfesty learned Thursday morning during first period that he had been selected for VIP treatment at President Donald J. Trump’s rally at MetraPark. Not long after Trump took the podium Thursday night at MetraPark, social media cued into Linfesty’s puzzled facial expressions, visible just over Trump’s right shoulder. Early on ...

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MONTANA: Rally Attendee Removed After Making Mocking Faces From Behind Glorious Leader [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: At Donald Trump‘s rally in Billings, Montana, one audience member placed just behind the president was not buying it. Twitter users noticed that the rallygoer — known only as the man with the plaid shirt — kept responding to some of the more Trumpian claims made by the president at his rally with expressions of shock, doubt and ...

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Trump: One Day My Campaign Rally Speeches Will Be Ranked With Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address [VIDEO]

“You know when Abraham Lincoln made that Gettysburg Address speech, the great speech, you know he was ridiculed? And he was excoriated by the fake news. They had fake news then. They said it was a terrible, terrible speech. Fifty years after his death they said it may have been the greatest speech ever made in America, I have a ...

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MONTANA: Court Boots Green Party From 2018 Ballot

The Helena Independent Record reports: A Helena judge is ordering the Montana Green Party removed from the ballot this fall, saying the group did not submit enough valid signatures to qualify. Helena District Court Judge James Reynolds on Monday signed an order directing the Secretary of State to take the Montana Green Party off the ballot after he invalidated signatures ...

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MONTANA: Anti-Trans Measure Fails To Make Ballot

The Associated Press reports: An attempt to let Montana voters decide whether to prohibit transgender people from using the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice has come up short. Supporters of the “Montana Locker Room Privacy Act” got fewer than 10,000 of the more than 25,000 signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. The Billings Gazette reports they ...

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NORTH DAKOTA: Senate Candidate Compares Voting Against Trump In Congress To Cheating On Your Wife

CNN reports: Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican challenging Sen. Heidi Heitkamp this fall in North Dakota, compared voting against President Donald Trump in Congress to cheating on a spouse. Cramer’s comment criticizing Heitkamp’s voting record came in a Wednesday radio interview with conservative North Dakota host Scott Hennen. “Here’s the good news about Donald Trump: Most of the time, he’s ...

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MONTANA: Newly Filed Green Party Candidate In US Senate Race Was Recently On State GOP Payroll

The Associated Press reports: A man who registered as a Green Party candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate race was on the state Republican Party’s payroll and heads a newly formed anti-tax group, according to a review of election documents. Timothy Adams filed as a challenger Monday against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who faces a tough re-election campaign, in a race ...

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MONTANA: Former Liberian Refugee Elected Mayor Of State Capital, First Black Mayor In State History

The Helena Independent Record reports: Wilmot Collins will be Helena’s new mayor, unseating incumbent Jim Smith in a close race Tuesday. Collins, 54, will be the city’s first new mayor in 16 years after running a long campaign based in progressive principles. “The people of Helena have spoken, and I am honored to be able to serve them,” Collins said ...

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MONTANA: Republican Leader Says She “Would Have Shot” Reporter Body-Slammed By Greg Gianforte

The Guardian reports: A Montana Republican party official “would have shot” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs if he had approached her as he did Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Jacobs one day before he was elected to Congress. Jacobs approached Gianforte in May, in a room where he was about to give a television interview. The Republican slammed Jacobs to the floor, ...

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Sentenced To Week Of Community Service For Assault On Reporter

The New York Daily News reports: Greg Gianforte, the soon-to-be Montana congressman who body slammed a reporter on the eve of his special election last month, was sentenced to 40 hours of community service on Monday, after having a 180-day jail sentence deferred. Gianforte had previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges over the incident, and was sentenced Monday to ...

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Donates $50,000 To Press Freedom Group, Still Faces Charges

The Guardian reports: Greg Gianforte, the Montana Republican who assaulted a Guardian journalist on the eve of his election to the US House of Representatives, has issued a full and unequivocal apology to the reporter and agreed to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The congressman-elect apologized to the reporter, Ben Jacobs, in a letter received late on ...

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MONTANA: GOP Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte Seeks Delay In Assault Case While Parties “Explore Settlement”

Roll Call reports: Montana’s future Rep. Greg Gianforte filed for an extension for his court appearance date after he was charged with a misdemeanor for assaulting a journalist last month. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after an audio recording from Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs showed Gianforte allegedly grabbed Jacobs and threw him to the ground before telling the reporter ...

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MONTANA: Greg Gianforte Wins US House Race

CNN reports: Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana’s open US House seat, CNN projects, defeating Democrat Rob Quist and capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours of the campaign that saw Gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter. With 83% of precincts reporting, Gianforte had 171,149 votes — or 50.3% of the vote, compared to ...

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Limbaugh Praises “Studly And Manly” Greg Gianforte For Kicking The Ass Of “Pajama Boy Journalist”

From Glenn Beck’s The Blaze: “In Montana — ladies and gentlemen, I must do something,” Limbaugh said. “I must join the chorus of people condemning what happened out there. This manly, obviously studly Republican candidate in Montana took the occasion to beat up a pajama-clad journalist, a Pajama Boy journalist out there.” “The story is he grabbed his neck and ...

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Right Wingers Leap On Assault By Republican House Candidate As Another Reason To End Early Voting

Media Matters reports: Conservative media are using Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged assault against a reporter to push for ending early voting, because voters who have already cast their ballots in today’s election would not be able to consider the assault charge. Right-wing media have repeatedly attacked early voting, even though it allows more people to participate, results in ...

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Montana Papers Retract Endorsements Of Gianforte

The Hill reports: Newspapers in Montana are pulling their support from GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte following an alleged physical altercation Wednesday with a reporter. Three newspapers have rescinded their support for Gianforte, who was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter from The Guardian to the floor at the candidate’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman. The incident reportedly ...

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BREAKING: GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte “Body Slams” Reporter On Eve Of Special Election [AUDIO]

The Guardian reports: The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the eve of the state’s special election, breaking his glasses and shouting, “Get the hell out of here.” Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, was asking Greg Gianforte, a tech millionaire running for the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, about the Republican ...

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SPLC Sues Pro-Trump Nazi Leader Andrew Anglin For Anti-Semitic Troll Campaign Against Jewish Family

Via press release from the SPLC: The Southern Poverty Law Center, along with its Montana co-counsel, filed suit in federal court today against the founder of a major neo-Nazi website who orchestrated a harassment campaign that has relentlessly terrorized a Jewish woman and her family with anti-Semitic threats and messages. The lawsuit describes how Andrew Anglin used his web forum, ...

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MONTANA: Hate Group Vows Ballot Initiative After House Judiciary Panel Votes Down Bathroom Bill

Montana Public Radio reports: A Montana legislative panel has rejected a bill that called for a statewide vote on whether to bar transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their gender at birth. The House Judiciary Committee voted 11-7 against the bill today. It is likely dead, though it could be revived if enough votes flip ...

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MONTANA: Nazi Group Fails To Raise $125 Permit Fee For Planned Rally, Claims Event Will Be Rescheduled

The Flathead Beacon reports: On Jan. 9, the city received a cover page of the required application for a march on Second Street from Memorial Park to City Hall on Jan. 16 from 4-7 p.m. A $65 money order was attached to the application, well short of the city’s required $125 fee for parades. Also, the application did not include ...

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