| Aug 16, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For Montana Democratic state Rep. Amanda Curtis, victory this November in her state's U.S. Senate race will be a difficult task.
The first-term state lawmaker from the mountain town of Butte was selected Saturday by state Democrats as the party's...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A pair of state lawmakers and a bank-regulator-turned-rancher are set to square off Saturday in a special nominating convention to replace embattled U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) as the party's nominee this November.
The convention comes after Walsh ...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:03 PM
The Defense Department and the Department of the Army will be reviewing the plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army War College, where Walsh allegedly used the work of other people in his...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:19 AM
In his first public address on the U.S.-China relationship since taking up the post of U.S. ambassador, Max Baucus said Wednesday that “the U.S. welcomes China’s rise” and that his priorities include pushing for a bilateral investment...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:01 AM
China summoned the U.S. ambassador after the United States accused five Chinese military officers of hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets, warning Washington it could take further action, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:20 PM
WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins' recent decision to hire lobbyists shouldn't come as a shock.
The Redskins made the move a week after 50 senators wrote to the NFL commissioner urging the league to press the team to change its name.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 23, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Charles Blahous, one of the public trustees of Social Security, has been on the warpath over how I reported his views on the burning question of whether Social Security contributes to the federal deficit.
This is an important question, because the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:55 PM
WASHINGTON — After a string of embarrassing confirmation hearings in which President Obama’s picks for ambassador displayed gaps of knowledge on the countries they were to serve in, the State Department has agreed to publish details on the...
| Feb 25, 2014
It's a relatively small thing, really, a fix to the calculation of cost-of-living benefits that would have helped save Social Security.
But President Obama's decision to drop the reform from his proposed budget hints at a bigger question: What does he...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:25 AM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Dec 13, 2013
The budget agreement reached by the House and Senate this week is a small step forward in restoring some sanity and order to the process. By putting in place a bipartisan plan for the next two years, the agreement represents a much-needed improvement over...