| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:06 AM
WASHINGTON -- Well, at least we're starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
| Apr 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The massive federal budget cuts commonly referred to as the sequester will be felt nationwide and will lead to furloughs at places such as Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., while the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., is facing layoffs,...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 8:32 PM
While Max Baucus and Jon Tester are both Democrats, both U.S. senators and both Montana country boys, last month’s hurried vote to fund nearly $1 trillion of current federal spending shows just how different these Big Sky legislators really are....
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:15 AM
WASHINGTON - Well, at least we're starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:09 PM
There is no perfect federal budget plan. It doesn't exist.
Any combination of cuts and tax hikes that President Obama puts forth will find opposition on some front. This year's budget needs to address the skyrocketing debt while limiting the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:32 PM
A Manns Choice resident is considering a run for office against U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster in the 2014 Republican primary.
Art Halvorson, 57, said he has established an exploratory committee to examine a run for the seat. Halvorson said that after...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Wiser Democratic heads prevailed last week as actress Ashley Judd was nudged out of the race to unseat Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's senior Republican senator. Did the eyes in those heads ever see Judd in "Double Jeopardy," one of the great damsel-in-...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs while still insisting on more taxes from the wealthy in a renewed attempt to strike a broad deficit-...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In most countries that experience a fiscal crisis, there is no ambiguity about the situation.
The government is unable to sell debt at a reasonable interest rate. This probably coincides with a broader shift out of domestic assets, as smart investors...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Politics is a game, we all know that. But sometimes the game gets worrisomely dirty. The president has been playing politics and he has been playing dirty. And I, for one, am getting worried. In the dirty game people get hurt and in this game it is all of...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Typical daily schedule for a member of the United States Congress:
•8:30 a.m. — National Wind Energy Association: to discuss wind production tax credit.
•10 a.m. — National Association of Manufacturers: to discuss accelerated...