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Republican Gianforte, convicted of attacking reporter joins House, draws boos from Republicans for 'no pay' proposal:


Montana software entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was sworn in Wednesday as the state's sole U.S. House member on an afternoon that found him alternately praised as a "family man" and booed for suggesting ...


Missoulian Editorial - Gianforte needs to make a clean start, beginning now:


Greg Gianforte will be sworn in Wednesday as Montana's lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, pledging to "bear true faith'' to the Constitution. We appreciate the fact that, before ...


Greg Gianforte calls for civil politics four days after pleading guilty to assaulting journalist:


Montana's incoming congressman called for civility in politics on Friday, four days after his conviction for assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health care. Gianforte spoke to The ...


Sort of Crimes, Kind of Punishments:


(Gianforte's allies included the Karl Childers of the US House of Representatives, Texas Republican Louie Gohmert who said at the time, "we didn't have a course on bodyslamming when I went to school. ...


Anatomy of an assault - Readers weigh in on Gianforte vs. the reporter:


Good luck and best wishes, Mr. Gianforte. You will need it and so will we. --Pat Williams, Missoula ... Montana, I am disappointed that we have just elected another rich man to represent us in ...


GUESS which state has the highest interest in impeaching President Trump. It's Montana. Montana?:


Montana has made the most Google searches with the words "impeach" and "Trump." These searches include "how to impeach Trump" and "impeach Trump petition." Alaska and Idaho are also in the top ...


Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte Calls for Civility After Being Convicted of Assault - Audio - Argues against mugshot or fingerprints for assault charge:


Montana's incoming congressman called for civility in politics on Friday, four days after his conviction for assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health care. Gianforte spoke to The ...


The Gianforte Effect:


"Notwithstanding anyone's statements to the contrary, you did not initiate any physical contact with me, and I had no right to assault you. I am sorry for what I did and the unwanted notoriety this has ...


Do you really want an anti-media GOP controlling your news? :


On Monday, congressman-elect Greg Gianforte pleaded guilty to assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs and was sentenced to 40 hours of community service. On May 24, the night before the election, ...


Greg Gianforte - The Montana Congressman Who Just Pleaded Guilty To Assault Is Dividing The Montana Tech Community:


Not everyone in Bozeman is turned off by Greg Gianforte's guilty plea in his assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs-but others fear his behavior will hurt recruiting efforts in the Western tech hub. ...


USA Today - Montana Republican Greg Gianforte apologizes for assaulting Guardian reporter - Stevens Institute of Technology's Plan to Honor Greg Gianforte Stirs Outrage :


Montana Republican Greg Gianforte formally apologized to The Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs for body slamming the journalist on the eve of Gianforte's election to the U.S. House of Representatives. The ...


Republican leaders say no to special legislative session:


Republican leaders responded with a wait-and-see attitude Tuesday to moderate members of their party who had hinted at convening a special legislative session to discuss funding for infrastructure projects. Republican ...


Greg Gianforte would not have supported American Health Care Act, spokesman says:


The American Health Care Act, approved by the U.S. House at the start of this month, would result in the loss of health insurance coverage for tens of thousands of Montanans, according to a report recently ...


After Montana incident, fears of violence against reporters grow:


Republican Greg Gianforte is headed to Washington D.C as Montana's next congressman after being charged with misdemeanor assault for reportedly body-slamming a reporter for a British newspaper. CBS ...


Billings Gazette opinion: Representative or not, it's still a matter of trust:


The only thing that changed Thursday night was that Greg Gianforte went from candidate to Congress. Not like that's a small feat, especially given the events of this past week, which included the soon-to-be ...


When push comes to shove :




The Lesser Part of Valor:




Gianforte may face extra scrutiny in D.C. after assault:




Most Montanans had voted before Gianforte incident with reporter:


The majority of Gallatin County voters did not agree with the rest of the state's decision Thursday to elect Republican candidate Greg Gianforte to the lone congressional seat, according to election results ...


Washington Post Opinion - Gianforte's behavior was inexcusable. The House should not tolerate it.:


"GIANFORTE GRABBED Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him." That was Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna's account of how Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted Guardian ...


Gianforte's victory after assaulting reporter reflects rising tribalism in American politics:


But at least those people were talking about what happened. The Montana NBC Affiliate reportedly refused to cover the Gianforte story at all on Wednesday night, a shocking blackout. Irate sources inside ...


Gianforte, charged with assaulting reporter, wins House seat in Montana special election - Charges to be reviewed:


Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist on Thursday night in a race for Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House, despite being charged Wednesday with assaulting a reporter. After clinching ...


Greg Gianforte's slam drives home intersection of tech, politics - Tech Stand Up:


"He operates through intimidation," recalled Kolsky. "The worst thing you can say to him is no or you're wrong." Still, the image of the physically imposing Gianforte slamming a reporter to the ...


Key lawmakers backing MT special session to tackle infrastructure bills:


Some key lawmakers are saying they support calling the Montana Legislature back into special session, as soon as next month, to pass a pair of infrastructure-funding bills. The possible package of ...


Governor Bullock vetoes health-care price transparency bill:


Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday vetoed the session's major bill to help health-care consumers do some comparison shopping, saying it might actually increase health-care costs. "I appreciate the Legislature's ...


Anthology featuring 40 Montana writers supports public lands:


Produced by author Rick Bass and edited by Seabring Davis and Brian Schott, the anthology will be inserted into three state newspapers as a 24-page tabloid that were distributed to nearly 35,000 subscribers ...


Montana Governor Steve Bullock vetoes bill to raise allowable campaign contributions:


Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed a bill that would have raised the amount of money that could be contributed to political campaigns and changed operations within the office of the state's campaign ...


Gazette opinion: Montana's government by gamesmanship :


Let's stop the games in the Legislature at the ballot box. This is no way to run our state government. Political games rule in Washington, D.C., but Montanans expect their citizen legislators to be ...


Montana Governor Steve Bullock joins other potential presidential candidates at Washington conference:


Addressing a left-leaning group Tuesday during a daylong conference that included a number of potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock talked about the importance ...


State earned income credit will support Montana's working families:


Montana taxes working families living in poverty at a higher rate than almost any other state. In the final days of our state session, Montana legislators passed a bill that will strengthen the economic ...

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