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  • Secretly funded Montana sportsmen dive into political fray

    Secretly funded Montana sportsmen dive into political fray

    The group Montana Hunters and Anglers Action is wielding its cash to help pro-conservation candidates win elections.

  • The green Republican: back from the dead?

    Worried about falling poll numbers, some Republicans, led by Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, are resisting some of the Bush administration’s more far-reaching attacks on environmental protection

  • Western elections wrap-up

    Western elections wrap-up

    High Country News examines the results of what everyone agrees was a "very weird election."

  • Duke City dustup

    The nation may be intrigued by the contest between incumbent Republican Rep. Heather Wilson and New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid, but the New Mexicans who will actually vote in the election seem fairly disinterested.

  • Will Montanans reject their bagman?

    Even Montanans critical of Sen. Conrad Burns admit he’s a genius at bringing home the pork – a fact that may make it harder for his Democratic challenger, Jon Tester, in the November election.

  • Fractures on the right

    National pundits say the nation’s political parties are moving toward the extremes, but in the West, Republicans – unhappy with some far-right politicians – seem to be heading back to the middle.

  • Lynch-mob politics

    Lynch-mob politics

    It's not the Old West -- it's our guide to this year's Western elections.

  • In politics, it's not about who you want to drink a beer with

    The so-called "character issue" in politics – often defined as voting for the person you’d most like to have a beer with – is absurd for many reasons...

  • Republicans face an uncertain battle for governor

    Republicans face an uncertain battle for governor

    Democratic Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's decision to run for governor of Colorado may throw a spanner into Republican plans to re-take the West.

  • It's time for a ceasefire on guns

    Hal Herring believes that Democrats should give up on gun control, not just for the sake of politics but because it’s the right thing to do.

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