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    Montana congressman sweetens a buyout

    In complicated congressional wheeling and dealing, a bill to save Yellowstone from mining is held up until some pork is provided for Montana Republican Rick Hill to take home.

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    A deal is no longer a deal in Washington

    In Washington, D.C., Republicans try to resuscitate bills environmentalists thought they had killed.

  • Essays

    The Mountain West: A Republican Fabrication

    The Republican Party controls the West because historically it has created and exploited the mythology of the Interior West to the party's advantage.

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    Republican riders toppled

    Republicans in Congress give up on extra riders - including some anti-environmental riders - that were bogging down the flood-relief bill.

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    Politics here consists of hating the East

    As the world's great powers meet in Denver and history happens in their countries' capitals, American politicians seem to think of nothing but sex.

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    A Republican wins it

    Republican Bill Redmond beats out Democrat Eric Serna and Green Party candidate Carol Miller to represent northern New Mexcio as Bill Richardson leaves to be ambassador to the UN.

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    Flood bill awash with anti-environmental riders

    A flood-relief bill in Congress is infested by riders that could cause tremendous environmental damage if passed.

  • News

    The Craig bill: Calm down, everybody

    The furor over Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's national forest-reforming bill is really much ado about nothing in the rather tame 105th Congress.

  • News

    Money: the real political organizer

    A survey of soft money focuses on Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz and his generosity to the Republican party.

  • News

    Money: the real political organizer

    A survey of soft money focuses on Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz and his generosity to the Republican party.

  • Book Reviews

    Cut the fat out

    "Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending and Subsidies" describes how to cut the budget and protect the environment at the same time.

  • News

    A U.S. senator who shoots from the hip

    A flap over the appearance of Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., in Banana Republic clothing ads highlights the interesting character of a man who seems less interested in being a senator than in doing other things.

  • News

    Montana Legislature "swirlies' to the right

    A slew of bills - some wacky - introduced in Montana's Republican-dominated legislature could weaken environmental protection and anti-discrimination laws.

  • News

    Clinton's budget blows off a wilder West

    Environmentalists urge President Clinton to budget more money for public lands and conservation in a difficult era of cutbacks and competing causes.

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    This year, Congress slunk into Washington

    In stark contrast to the revolutionary zeal that opened the 104th Congress two years ago, the 105th Congress begins quietly.

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