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First-Term State Lawmaker Faces Hasty Campaign In Montana Senate Race

By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times For Montana Democratic state Rep. Amanda Curtis, victory this November in her state’s U.S. Senate race will be a difficult task. The first-term state lawmaker from the mountain town of Butte was selected Saturday by state Democrats as the party’s nominee in a special convention hastily assembled after U.S. […]

August 18, 2014

With John Walsh’s Exit, Montana Democrats Prepare To Select New Nominee

By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times A pair of state lawmakers and a bank-regulator-turned-rancher are set to square off Saturday in a special nominating convention to replace embattled U.S. Senator John Walsh (D-MT), as the party’s nominee this November. The convention comes after Walsh dropped his bid last week to retain the seat after allegations […]

August 13, 2014

4 Other Politicians Who Have Been Caught Plagiarizing

By the time they reach grade school, most students understand that plagiarism is unacceptable. But politicians seem to have a hard time remembering not to do it. On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that Senator John Walsh (D-MT) lifted at least a quarter of his War College thesis from other sources, without crediting them. […]

July 24, 2014

VoteVets Chair Jon Soltz: Critics Demanding Shinseki Resignation Are ‘Hypocrites’

Jon Soltz is a co-founder and chairman of VoteVets, a political advocacy group with over 200,000 supporters that is the largest progressive organization of veterans in the United States – and has produced some of the most effective advertising in the last several election cycles. Soltz became a commissioned U.S. Army officer in 1999 after […]

May 26, 2014

Democrat John Walsh Appointed To Finish Max Baucus’ Term In Senate

Montana governor Steve Bullock (D) has appointed Lieutenant Governor John Walsh to serve the remainder of Senator Max Baucus’ (D-MT) term, potentially giving the Democrat a leg up in the state’s crucial November Senate election. “I wanted to appoint someone who I believed would represent the values Montanans hold important,” Bullock said at the Friday […]

February 7, 2014

Top U.S. Banking Regulator Sides With J.P. Morgan CEO

On the same day that J.P. Morgan paid more than $150 million to settle federal charges that it had lied to investors in 2007 about a mind-bogglingly complex mortgage product, a top U.S. bank regulator said he was “skeptical” of recent attempts to regulate the financial system. “We have to be able to figure out […]

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