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John Oliver: America Is a Useless Nuclear Weapon ‘Hoarder’ and Nobody Cares

As the “Last Week Tonight” host points out, it’s not Iran or North Korea we have to worry about; it’s America.

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 READ MORE



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Dark Money Group Wins IRS Recognition as Tax-Exempt Nonprofit

The IRS has granted nonprofit status to America Is Not Stupid 2013, a so-called dark money group best known for a 2012 election ad featuring a talking baby who compared the smell of his diaper with a Montana senator.

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Key Montana Senate Race Draws Deluge of Dark Money

Democratic incumbent Jon Tester is trying to keep his seat in a hotly contested race that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 READ MORE


Big Money Wins in the Big Skies of Montana

“I never bought a man who wasn’t for sale,” William A. Clark reportedly said. He was one of Montana’s “Copper Kings,” a man who used his vast wealth to manipulate the state government and literally buy votes to make himself a U.S. senator.

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Court Rejects Montana Challenge to Citizens United

The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed its controversial 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in politics when it struck down a law in Montana banning such spending.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Montana Judge Caught Up in Racist Email Controversy

It’s an election year, and that means it’s time for the ugliest sides of humanity to come trotting out, and not just in candidates’ debates and ads or on Fox News. Thanks to the Interwebs, we now can also look forward to hearing about some less-than-noble sentiments shared in forwarded emails.

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 READ MORE


Taking Citizens United Back to the Supreme Court

Ian Masters investigates Montana’s rejection of corporate personhood, a decision that is under review by the Supreme Court.

Posted on Feb 19, 2012 READ MORE


Taibbi and Olbermann Talk Money and Politics

In this clip from Thursday’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” Rolling Stone’s provocateur du jour, Matt Taibbi, weighs in on a decision by the Montana Supreme Court that could deal a substantial blow to the notorious Citizens United SCOTUS ruling of 2010, which represents at least one issue around which some conservatives and progressives can rally for change.

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 READ MORE



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A River of Misinformation on Montana Oil Spill

After roughly 42,000 gallons of oil spewed into the Yellowstone River in Montana last weekend, federal documents show that Exxon Mobil officials were not candid with the public about the length of time it took to seal the burst pipe. (more)

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 READ MORE



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Down to the Wire, the Race Gets Tighter

Both campaigns predicted the polls would tighten up on the approach to Tuesday’s election, but many of the states where the race is closest were won by George W. Bush in 2004. Those include North Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, Montana and Florida.

Posted on Nov 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Meet Sen. Jon Tester

Curious about the little-known new senator from Montana? He’s a crewcut-sporting farmer and former music teacher whom Time’s Joe Klein called the epitome of the Democratic Party’s populist wing.
(More after the jump…)

Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


Fear Mongering with a Dash of Racism From Sen. Burns… Again

Sen. Conrad Burns of Montana, a man who not so long ago referred to his house painter as a “nice little Guatemalan man,” has delivered yet another stunning one-liner. Ready for the punch line? At a campaign event with Laura Bush, Burns talked about the war on terrorism, saying “faceless” enemies “drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night.” Nice.

Posted on Aug 31, 2006 READ MORE


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Gritty Anti-Meth Ads Raise Eyebrows

A huge billboard bearing harsh public service ads like these greet motorists entering Montana. They’re part of a massive anti-meth campaign funded by software billionaire Thomas Siebel to combat a drug that’s ravaging the country’s rural and gay communities (and is making headway elsewhere).

Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


‘Meth Prisons’ Springing Up Across Midwest

Inmates addicted to methamphetamine are now being treated in prisons populated solely by fellow meth addicts. The recidivism rates look promising.

Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


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