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Protesters greet GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (NBC) - Republican Senate leaders revealed their health care plan Thursday, and it's already coming under fire, even from members of their own party. The fight quickly spilled over into the halls of Congress,...

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on...

Trump says he didn’t tape of conversations with Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired FBI director. ...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of...

Montana initiative would limit transgender use of bathrooms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A conservative group wants to let Montana voters decide whether transgender people must use public restrooms and locker rooms designated for their gender at birth — a move that could...

MT’s new Congressman Gianforte sworn in

WASHINGTON – Montana’s new congressman, Republican Greg Gianforte, went to work quickly Wednesday after being sworn into office at the U.S. Capitol – and got his first taste of prickly D.C. politics that he’s...

MT U.S. Rep. Gianforte hitting the ground running on first day in office

WASHINGTON - Montana’s new U.S. Representative, Republican Greg Gianforte, will hit the ground running Wednesday after he’s sworn into office. Gianforte told MTN News that he plans to introduce one bill Wednesday – to deny pay...

Rep.-elect Gianforte swearing-in Wednesday at U.S. House

WASHINGTON – As the issues and the weather heat up here in Washington, D.C., Montana’s new congressman will jump from the political frying pan into the fire Wednesday, when he’s sworn into office on...

Montana ACLU files constitutional challenge against Marsy’s Law

(HELENA) A group led by the ACLU of Montana is challenging a voter-approved measure expanding crime victims’ rights as unconstitutional. The group – which also includes the Montana Association of Counties, the Montana Association of...

Montana’s Gianforte readies to take office, names key staff

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bozeman technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte readied Tuesday to assume his new congressional duties, after naming key members of his staff and preparing to be sworn in as Montana's only representative...

US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

CINCINNATI (AP) — A public funeral service is planned Thursday at a high school attended by a 22-year-old college student who was held for nearly a year and a half in North Korea and...

City election candidates set, primary election unlikely

HELENA - County election officials have finalized the list of candidates for this year’s city elections in Helena and East Helena. They say it’s unlikely there will be a primary election. In Helena, Mayor Jim...

Gianforte set to be sworn in after U.S. House election results finalized

Helena (MTN)-State leaders have officially certified Bozeman entrepreneur Greg Gianforte’s election as Montana’s next congressman. The Board of State Canvassers met at the Montana State Capitol Thursday to confirm the results of last month’s special...

Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. and declared it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was...

DOJ launches new Marsy’s Law website

HELENA - Less than a month until the deadline for counties to implement Marsy's law, the constitutional initiative that was approved by voters in November that created a victims' bill of rights. On Tuesday, the Department...

MTN’s political analyst weighs in on Gianforte’s future

BOZEMAN - After U.S. Rep-Elect Greg Gianforte's sentencing Monday morning, MTN sat down with Political Analyst Dr. David Parker, to see how Gianforte's political career could be burden by this assault charge. "You know this is...

Gianforte sentenced in court on assault charge

BOZEMAN - U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte got a six-month deferred sentence Monday and a $300 fine for assaulting a reporter on the eve of his election last month – and, in court, turned to personally...

U.S. and China finalize beef export agreement

WASHINGTON  –  The U.S. and China have finally reached an agreement on commercial shipments of beef according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For the first time since 2003, the U.S. is now allowed to...

Jeff Sessions to testify in Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (NBC) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. He will be asked about meetings with the Russians and if the president tried to influence the...

GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fired FBI chief called the president a liar, but the response from many Republicans was a collective shrug. The GOP still needs Donald Trump if it has any hope of...

Gianforte to plead guilty to assault charge

HELENA (AP) — A Montana prosecutor says Greg Gianforte will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected last month the state's only congressman. Gianforte will appear Monday in Gallatin County...

Lawyers: Gianforte wants to enter plea in assault case

HELENA (AP) — Newly elected U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana wants to enter a plea and be sentenced on a charge of assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health care...

Daines and Tester weigh in on status of ‘Obamacare’ repeal in U.S. Senate

HELENA - U.S. Sen. Steve Daines says his fellow Senate Republicans will produce their version of a bill rewriting the Affordable Care Act “soon” – and that he expects it to stabilize health-insurance markets...

Comey says he was fired because of Russia investigation

(NBC News) With countless cameras and the world watching, former F.B.I. Director James Comey explained Thursday why he kept detailed notes on meetings with President Trump. "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about...