Rep. Denny Rehberg

Sunlight Foundation study rates Congress for communication skills

By   /  May 23, 2012  /  Montana, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

By DUSTIN HURST | Watchdog.org
 HELENA — Even as Montana’s congressional delegation discusses serious issues such as national security, debt reduction and gay marriage, they do so much like 10th-graders.
That’s the finding of a study released Tuesday by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit government transparency group that studied the linguistic patterns of representatives and senators in floor speeches.
 Republican U.S. House Rep. [...]

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Going the distance: Is Obama a plus or minus for Tester race?

By   /  May 20, 2012  /  Montana, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

By DUSTIN HURST | Watchdog.org
HELENA — President Barack Obama, meet President George W. Bush, circa 2006.
 
That year, Republicans running for the U.S. House and Senate across the country distanced themselves from the unpopular president, hoping to win election or re-election without acknowledging Bush’s seat at the head of the GOP table.
 
Enter Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and the distancing phenomenon is hitting the [...]

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Postal workers’ endorsement comes on heels of saving jobs

By   /  May 2, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

By DUSTIN HURST | Montana Watchdog
HELENA — Save some union jobs, win an endorsement in a tight U.S. Senate race.
The 500-member Montana Postal Workers Union officially and unanimously endorsed Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who is running against Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg for the U.S. Senate seat.
The endorsement, given Thursday, comes two days after Tester orchestrated [...]

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Keystone report ‘clears’ state deparment; bill would allow pipeline construction to start now

By   /  February 9, 2012  /  Montana, Uncategorized, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

There was some double-barreled action on the Keystone XL Pipeline on Thursday as a state department inspector general’s report was released and a Montana lawmaker joined colleagues in introducing a bill that would allow the pipeline to be constructed immediately in some states.
Reuters reported Thursday that an internal review cleared the U.S. State Department of conflict of interest [...]

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Schweitzer ‘inaccurate’ to blame Nebraska for Keystone’s pipeline’s delay, Gov. Heineman says

By   /  January 20, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

By JOE JORDAN
Nebraska Watchdog 

In his first news conference since President Obama shot down the Keystone XL pipeline, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, pictured at left, told reporters Friday that the president needs to “make a tough call and get (the pipeline) going.”
Responding to questions from Nebraska Watchdog, Heineman also urged Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) to abandon the [...]

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Feds reject Keystone XL pipeline; governor says ‘blame Nebraska’

By   /  January 18, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
The federal government rejected the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, saying it did not serve in the national interest, and added officials did not have sufficient time with deadlines imposed by Congress to gather the necessary information to change their minds.
 Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., whose state would be home to nearly 300 miles [...]

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