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Baucus to China? What it means in the battle for control of the Senate
The National Energy Board has approved Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline. Here's a look at the dimensions of the project in dollars, distances and other figures.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Baucus Speculation Scrambles Montana Senate Race
President Barack Obama 's plan to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China fueled spirited speculation about what the early vacancy will mean for next year's Senate race.
Sen. Jon Tester announces new Native American liaisons
Last week, Sen. Jon Tester announced that Carla Lott and Sierra Howlett would lead his outreach to and work with Montana's Native Americans.
Montana Sen. Tester's forest bill passes committee
A bill by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to expand wilderness and mandate more logging on federal lands in Montana passed its first test Thursday in a Senate committee despite opposition by Republicans who called the measure unbalanced.
Rothenberg gives Cotton the edge in Arkansas
Stu Rothenberg has moved the Arkansas Senate race between Sen. Mark Pryor and Rep. Tom Cotton from "toss-up" to "tilts Republican."
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Obama to nominate Sen. Baucus ambassador to China
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is slated to be President Obama's choice as the next U.S. ambassador to China, the AP reports.
KESQ-TV Palm Desert
No-drama budget vote: How can this be?
For the first time in what seems like ages, Congress is poised to give final approval to a government spending plan without resorting to last-minute brinksmanship such as midnight negotiations to prevent an imminent government shutdown.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Wicker defends Republican colleagues being called "RINOs"
Budget deal in the Crossfire. Sen. Jon Tester and Sen. Roger Wicker join S.E. Cupp and guest host Donna Brazile tonight at 6:30pm ET.
MI-Sen: Sen. Jon Tester
U.S. Senator Jon Tester has been on a roll lately, helping fundraise for Democratic incumbents and candidates running in some tough races.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
The Missoula Independent Online
Rockies Today, Dec. 16
Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. Montana senator's Forest bill divides conservation groups The 'golden decade of conservation' predicted by former U.S. Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas in 1997 hasn't completely come to pass, and Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, which is touted as a ... (more)
AR-Sen: Sen. Jon Tester
Received this fundraising e-mail from Senator Jon Tester in support of his colleague, Senator Mark Pryor's re-election bid: Back in 2012, our race was the one that kept people up all night.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Great Falls Tribune
Collaboration conundrumCollaboration conundrum: Wilderness advocates...
At a June 8, 1997, gathering in Kalispell, former U.S. Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas foretold a vision of the future for national forest management in Montana.
Several members of the National Guard returned home to Fort Harrison in Helena to a heroes welcome ceremony.
The Billings Outpost
Bohlinger tries for traction in U.S. Senate race
All the pointless posturing and increasing partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere make it crystal clear that the most important goal for the two major parties is making points against one another.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
U.S. Senate Confirms Two Federal Judges for Montana
The U.S. Senate confirmed two nominees for federal judgeships in Montana, including the first woman in the state to hold such a post.
The Washington Post
Senate bill would expand appeals rights for feds
Sen. Jon Tester on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow federal workers to appeal personnel decisions even when their jobs are deemed "sensitive" to national security, a designation that currently prohibits an administrative board from hearing their cases.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Great Falls Tribune
Excerpts from Montana blogs and news media: Baugh, carols, polls, Quiznos
When standing before the judge, admits he did it, admits it was wrong, then says, "I don't think it's appropriate that I be punished."
Tester rallies GMO labeling supporters - Lucas and Peterson coming...
TESTER RALLIES THE [GMO LABELING] TROOPS: Sen. Jon Tester gave a rallying cry to supporters of GMO food labeling last night, telling a crowd of about 30 people at a reception at the Senate Russell Building, hosted by the Center for Food Safety, to keep up their efforts in pushing for state and federal regulation.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Great Falls Tribune
DAV gets influx of volunteers; VA program to get extension
The area chapter of Disabled American Veterans recently announced it had to cut its veteran transportation service from five days to four due to a shortage of volunteer drivers.
Flathead Manufacturing Facility Ahead of the Curve
Today, the success of the novelty cooler, and nearly two-dozen of Byers' other unique inventions, may serve as a bellwether for a rebounding manufacturing sector.