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Montana’s congressional delegation backs intelligence agencies on Russia election interference

All three of Montana's congressional representatives backed the assessments of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in statements issued Monday. Their comments come contrary to President Trump sided with Vladimir Putin...

How does President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee measure up? MTN political analyst weighs in

Dr. David Parker, MTN Political Analyst, offers insight into President Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court. President Trump announced on Monday his decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy...

Sen. Daines: We told Russians to stay out of U.S. elections

GREAT FALLS - U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, who returned last week from a five-day trip to Russia with fellow GOP lawmakers, told MTN News that the delegation delivered a “very direct message” to top...

Anatomy of a Trump speech: Politics, policy – and immigration

GREAT FALLS - President Donald Trump’s 65-minute speech Thursday in Great Falls hit all his usual talking points, and then some, as he castigated Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, Democrats in general, the media,...

President Trump departs Washington D.C. for Montana

President Donald Trump is on his way to Montana. The President left Joint Base Andrews late Thursday morning for his first trip to Montana since being elected. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte...

5 things to know about the President’s visit to Great Falls

Five things to know about the President's visit to Great Falls: 1. President Donald Trump plans to visit Great Falls on Thursday, July 5th. 2. He will host a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at...

Early reactions to President Trump’s planned visit to Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - President Donald Trump will host a rally in Great Falls on Thursday, July 5th. The event will be held at the Four Season Arena at Montana ExpoPark. Doors will open at...

Montana man speaking at national rally opposing Trump immigration policies

HELENA - A Montana man who this year quit his job rather than help process subpoenas that could be used to deport undocumented immigrant workers is one of the speakers at Saturday’s Washington, D.C.,...

Interior Department’s inspector general looking into Zinke land deal in Whitefish

The Interior Department’s Inspector General will review Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a Whitefish land deal that has raised conflict of interest questions. Zinke and his wife Lola are involved in a land deal in...

President Trump to visit Great Falls on July 5

GREAT FALLS- President Donald Trump will host a rally in Great Falls on Thursday, July 5th. The event will be held at the Four Season Arena at Montana ExpoPark. Doors will open at 1 p.m.,...

Tester questions Trump’s VA nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) told Wednesday President Trump's nominee to lead the Veterans Administration that he wants him to succeed. “We are seeing political interest groups given a seat at the...

Zinke defends travel habits as Interior secretary in Billings interview

BILLINGS - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Billings Wednesday and sat down with MTN News Director Jon Stepanek for an interview on a wide variety of topics. Zinke was confirmed as Interior secretary in...

State’s largest labor union says SupCo decision not a knockout blow

HELENA - The head of Montana’s largest labor union says Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down fees paid by non-members will cost the union some money, but won’t cripple it as a...

Daines, Tester say Farm Bill before Senate is good news for MT

HELENA - Montana’s two U.S. senators Tuesday said the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill so far looks like good news for Montana farmers and ranchers, with funding for crop insurance and ag-research...

Trump Jr. tweets fishing pics from Montana after giving GOP talk

BILLINGS - Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, did some fishing last weekend after he spoke at a Montana Republicans' event in Billings. His tweet from the Stillwater River garnered more than 15,000 likes on...

President’s son touts Montana Republican candidates during Billings stop

 BILLINGS - Donald Trump, Jr., son of President Trump, called for more business experts in politics as he stumped for Montana Republicans Friday night at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center. “We see what can...

Montana attorney helps dispel myths surrounding immigration policy

 MISSOULA - There has been much controversy surrounding the Trump administration’s decision to separate immigrant families at the U.S. border with Mexico. With all the opinions and finger-pointing from both sides of the aisle,...

Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if they don't have a physical presence in the state. The 5-4 decision overturns a 1992 Supreme Court precedent that...

Immigration policy protest for change held in Missoula

MISSOULA - Hundreds showed up to voice their dissent to Trump administration immigration policies on Wednesday in Missoula. The group Montanans for Immigrant Justice brought together other organizations and people from all over to protest...

Daines, Tester join bipartisan push for public lands funding

 Both of Montana’s senators joined in a bipartisan effort Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol steps to push for money supporting public lands. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is set to expire at the...

Questions raised over Whitefish land deal with Zinke foundation

KALISPELL - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s family is involved in a land deal in Whitefish with the head of Houston-based energy services giant Halliburton that does business with the Interior Department, according to records...

MT congressional delegation differs on border-crackdown controversy

HELENA - The two Republicans in Montana’s congressional delegation – Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte – told MTN News this week they were mostly standing behind President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants...

Sen. Tester goes solo on debate date before broadcasters in Whitefish

 WHITEFISH - In a wide-ranging public interview Sunday that substituted for a canceled debate, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester laid out his views on health care, energy, border security and gun violence – and jabbed...

“Obamacare” policies for 2019 in Montana: Likely not a lot of change

HELENA - For the 50,000 Montanans still buying health insurance on the federal “marketplace,” rates for 2019 policies may be going up slightly or not at all, MTN has learned. Also, federal subsidies likely will...

Trump signs bill to rename 2 VA facilities in Billings, 1 in Missoula

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a bill to rename three VA facilities in Montana, including two clinics in Billings. According to a joint press release from Montana's congressional delegation, in Billings the Community Based...