Friday Sep 12
Crooks and Liars
Hundreds Of Organizations Ask For Change In Trade Policies
The letter asks for a new process for reaching trade agreements in which Congress has a role in selecting trade partners and in which Congress sets up a set of negotiating objectives that must be achieved. Approximately 600 organizations have sent a formal, public letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden opposing "fast-track" trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
House Lawmakers Support Preserving Cash Method of Accounting
A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives comprising 233 members have signed a letter urging the House leadership to preserve the cash method of accounting for tax purposes, writing that proposals requiring a transition to the accrual method 'will have a severely detrimental impact on thousands of businesses in our districts.' The American Institute of CPAs has led the opposition to a proposal to mandate the use of accrual accounting for businesses and individuals who exceed $10 million in annual gross receipts.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Broad Coalition Calls For a New Model of Trade
Today, nearly 600 organizations led by the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Communications Workers of America, the Citizens Trade Campaign, and Public Citizen sent a letter to Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden firmly rejecting fast-track trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements. In the letter , this diverse coalition stated that fast track, an outdated mechanism that would limit Congressional and public oversight over trade negotiations, is "simply not appropriate" given the broad subjects covered by today's trade pacts, such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership .
Former SEAL runs as hawk in Montana
Former SEAL Team Six commander Ryan Zinke is making a charge for Congress from Montana and intends to make his voice heard on foreign policy if elected. Zinke, who retired from the Navy a few years before his old team took out Osama Bin Laden, sees much of his campaign through the lens of a former soldier, with a focus on national security and energy independence at the core of his campaign.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Why the White House, Congress Are in Punt Formation
Washington's policy makers, either individually or collectively, are delaying big decisions over immigration, tax reform, the Keystone XL pipeline and government funding until after the November midterm elections. It's also likely they will only approve measures to temporarily reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the charter for which expires at the end of September, and a terrorism-risk insurance law that expires at the end of December.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Work hard and tell the truth
May students, parents and teachers - prodded, perhaps, by a prominent case of plagiarism - rededicate themselves to promoting and producing work of integrity. As fires raged across much of Washington and Oregon this summer - and as drought continued to afflict California - another western state suffered from damage of another kind: In late July, the New York Times reported that Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., had plagiarized most of his master's thesis at the U.S. Army War College.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
As school year begins, students and teachers should take cheating seriously: Guest opinion
As fires raged across much of Washington and Oregon this summer - and drought continued to afflict California - another western state suffered from damage of another kind: In late July, The New York Times reported that Sen. John Walsh of Montana had plagiarized most off his master's thesis at the U.S. Army War College.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
5 things to know about Montana's midterm elections
In two months, Montanans will choose two new members of the state's congressional delegation, which party will be in control for the 2015 Legislature and whether to change the makeup of the state Supreme Court.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Tax Policy Issues Prepare for a Rumble on the Gridiron
The clock is running out on the 113th Congress. While the calendar says we are not quite at the two-minute warning, with a truncated September congressional schedule and the campaign season taking up much of the fall, the final whistle is closer than you may think.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Brutal: Dems' MT Senate Candidate Freezes in TV Interview, Is a Revolutionary Socialist | Guy Benson
Believe it or not, this clip is probably the least of Montana Democrats' problems with their newly-minted Senate candidate.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Montana's 'refreshing' candidate 'needs more time'
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is famous for his flat-top and middle of the road politics.
One Democrat's solution for stopping Burger King-style...
A Senate Democrat this week put forward a surprisingly simple idea for stopping U.S.-based companies from moving their headquarters overseas in order to escape high U.S. corporate taxes - lower those taxes.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Miami Herald
Lawmaker told it to the camera
Amanda Curtis, a 34-year-old high school math teacher, is now the Democrats' U.S. Senate candidate in Montana.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Amanda Curtis Is a Rare Breed of Montana Democrat
Selected by state Democrats last week to replace Democratic Sen. John Walsh on their November ticket after a plagiarism scandal derailed his re-election bid , Curtis is a far cry from the centrist candidates the party tends to field for statewide office in Big Sky Country.
House Candidate Called Female Senators "Undeserving Bimbos in Tennis Shoes"
Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn could face a major obstacle in his race to unseat Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz: conservative blogger Jim Hagedorn.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Big News Network.com
Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out
With less than 11 weeks to go before election day, Curtis, a high school math teacher and single-term state legislator from Montana, is kicking off her campaign as the newest candidate for U.S. Senate.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
What Walsh plagiarism fiasco?
This year's Senate races are the Democrats' to lose in the sense that the GOP is doing nothing to earn them, hoping President Obama's political collapse will have reverse coattail effects.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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National Democrats knew long ago that 2014A s political landscape in Montana was not going to be favorable to even a relatively conservative Democrat.
Montana Democrats think they've found their Elizabeth Warren
At a nominating convention on Saturday, delegates chose state Rep. Amanda Curtis as their new nominee, a move made necessary since Walsh ended his campaign after the New York Times reported that he plagiarized much of his master's thesis.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Montana Democrats chooses first-term state legislator as Senate candidate
Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College .