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  • Budget rider would lift wolf protections in northern Rockies

     
    When Congress passes the federal budget, it’s increasingly likely lawmakers will also be sealing the fate of wolves in the northern Rockies. An unrelated rider quietly attached by legislators from Montana and Idaho to the crucial spending compromise...
  • Nelson, 4 other embattled Dems, stake out Medicare position

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Senator Bill Nelson joined with four fellow Democrats on Monday to warn the White House against a Republican budget plan to restructure Medicare as a voucher-like program. Why are they...
  • The Federal Reserve Betrays Retailers, Hands Another Victory to Wall Street

    It appeared earlier this month that the Senate had ended its battle over "swipe fees," which banks charge merchants for processing credit or debit cards. It appeared that the story was over, and an effort by big banks to maintain high swipe fees was...
  • Postal chief's $384,000 pay sparks call for cut

    Postal chief's $384,000 pay sparks call for cut
    The chief of the struggling U.S. Postal Service received $384,229 in compensation last year -- and at least one lawmaker thinks he should take a paycut. Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, decried top U.S. Postal Service salaries in a letter this week...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • House Democrats renew antiwar push

    Nearly two months after Democrats suspended their legislative push to force a withdrawal from Iraq, House Democratic leaders restarted their campaign Wednesday with a measure to compel President Bush to bring troops home. But with Republican resistance...
  • Senate on verge of new agenda

    Senate on verge of new agenda
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began planning their return to power as the chamber's majority, capping their party's strong showing in the 2006 election by claiming victories in closely contested races in Montana and Virginia. The wins,...
  • The Netroots aren't just about winning

    After years of being dismissed or mocked by press and politicians alike, the grassroots insurgents of progressive blogs won new credibility after the stream of Democratic victories in the 2006 elections. These decentralized "netroots" played...
  • Terrorists welcome: Hardin, Montana

     
    by Mark Silva Montana has a home where the terrorists can roam. For all the "NIMBY" worries about what will happen to some 250 dangerous detainees once the Obama administration closes the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the good......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: NRA test (failing) case

     
    by David G. Savage and James Oliphant As the Senate begins debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with the outcome assured, the only remaining questions are whether the National Rifle Assn. can claim to have swayed votes against......
  • Wolf attacks on Montana livestock spike, stirring backlash

     
    Gray wolves killed livestock in Montana at the rate of an animal per day in 2009, stirring a backlash against the predators in rural areas and depleting a program that compensates ranchers for their losses. The sharp increase over 2008......