Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Democratic candidate John Lewis’ gun rights rating not as he claims

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Congress, Montana, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Lewis campaign shown ready, willing and able to blur the truth and hope voters won’t both with the simple research needed to verify claims.

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Low unemployment in Montana? Not so much

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Congress, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Montana, Politics & Elections, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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While Montana’s unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation, the picture isn’t as rosy if one looks at labor force participation rates.

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Montana carbon conversation reveals state’s ideological divide

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Local News, Montana, Regulations, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The reactions across Montana from the public suggests a deep divide in the state over how to respond to proposed EPA carbon standards.

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Poll: Boot California, Texas, Florida out of the union

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, National, New York, News, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming  /  No Comments

A NEW CALIFORNIA: California is the most populous state and the third-largest state, geographically. One of its 58 counties is larger geographically than the nine smallest U.S. states – and larger than the four smallest ones combined.

Take a hike, Golden State. Hit the door, Empire State. Lone Star State, yes, even you. We’ll need you to go form your own government, but you should be used to that by now.

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Montana governor’s pre-K boondoggle: $37M for questionable outcomes

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Education, Montana, State Budgets, Wasteful spending, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments


Gov. Steve Bullock continues to press for universal pre-kindergarten in Montana, at a cost of $37 million.

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Unions take dues from more than 250,000 public workers

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Labor, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, National, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Public-sector unions took forced dues from more than 250,000 public employees in 2013, siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.

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