Tag Archives: Montana

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Drops White House Bid

Forgot he was running, didn’t you? Vox reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has suspended his long-shot bid to become the 2020 Democratic nominee for president. Since announcing in May, Bullock had struggled to break through nationally. He didn’t qualify for most of the DNC debates, appearing on stage just once in July. His campaign pinned its 2020 hopes on a …

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Anthem Attack On Child, Claims Brain Injury Made Him Think Trump Ordered It

The Missoulian reports: Curt Brockway pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Mineral County District Court to choke-slamming a 13-year-old boy earlier this month at the county fairgrounds. Brockway’s attorney said during the court appearance, which featured heavy security, that he’ll seek a psychiatric evaluation for his client. Attorney Lance Jasper told the Missoulian that Brockway, a 39-year-old U.S. Army veteran, has …

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MONTANA: Man Fractures 13 Year-Old Boy’s Skull For Keeping His Hat On During National Anthem [VIDEO]

The Missoulian reports: A 39-year-old Superior man was jailed this weekend for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy he believed, according to one witness, had disrespected the national anthem. Curt James Brockway was arrested by Mineral County Sheriff’s deputies around 11 p.m. Saturday. Montana Department of Justice records show he is registered as a violent offender. Brockway made his initial appearance …

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Dem Montana Gov Announces 2020 WH Bid [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he’s running for president, appealing to primary voters as a Democrat elected twice in a largely Republican state and joining a primary field of nearly two dozen candidates. Bullock is focusing his campaign message on campaign finance, touting Montana’s election laws that he has championed as attorney general and governor, …

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REPORT: Dem Montana Gov To Join 2020 WH Race

Helena’s NBC News affiliate reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will announce his bid for the presidency in two weeks, MTN News has learned — adding to the 20 Democrats already running for the 2020 nomination to challenge President Trump. Bullock, a two-term governor who can’t run for re-election in 2020 because of term limits, isn’t talking publicly yet about his …

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Viral Petition: Sell “Useless” Montana To Canada For $1T

CBS News reports: An online petition to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion has gone viral. The Change.org petition has more than 8,000 signatures so far. “We have too much debt and Montana is useless,” says the petition. “Just tell them it has beavers or something.” Ian Hammond, the petition creator, wants to sell The Treasure …

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MONTANA: Dems Troll GOP US House Rep With Bill That Calls Up To One Year In Jail For Assaulting Journalists

Politico reports: Democrats in the Montana state legislature put forward a bill Monday that would increase the penalty for assaulting a journalist from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 and up to a year in jail — a none-too-subtle slap at Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and his infamous body slam of a reporter two years ago. “I feel pretty strongly …

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MONTANA: Nazi Loses Bid To Quash Harassment Suit

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge’s decision to allow a lawsuit to proceed against the publisher of a neo-Nazi website is “dangerous for free speech,” the publisher’s attorney said Thursday. Attorney Marc Randazza said he believes U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen made a legally flawed decision Wednesday in ruling the First Amendment does not shield Daily Stormer publisher Andrew …

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MONTANA: Democrat Jon Tester Holds US Senate Seat After Glorious Leader Held Four Rallies Against Him

Politico reports: Democratic Sen. Jon Tester has won reelection narrowly in Montana, defeating Republican Matt Rosendale after a fiery campaign marked by Tester’s clashes with President Donald Trump. Tester had 49 percent of the vote to 48 percent for Rosendale, the Montana state auditor, when the Associated Press called the race on Wednesday afternoon with 92 percent of precincts reporting. …

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Montana Men Mow Massive Airport Message To Trump

The Great Falls Tribune reports: Kevin Crawford of Bozeman and Curtis Roe of Belgrade decided to protest President Donald Trump’s visit Saturday to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in grass. The pair mowed “FU45” on Roe’s land under the landing approach Air Force One would make. The result was lettering 60 feet tall and 150 feet across. Crawford said that …

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Cultists Cheer As Trump Celebrates Assault Of Reporter

ABC News reports: Donald Trump kicked off a western tour in Montana on Thursday ostensibly to support Matt Rosendale as he attempts to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, but it was his praise for Congressman Greg Gianforte’s physical assault on a reporter that stole the show. “Any guy that can do a body slam, he is my type!” Trump said to …

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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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