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Attorney General And Republican Candidate For Governor Tim Fox

BY ALEX MCKENZIE Attorney General Tim Fox is deploying primary opponent Greg Gianforte’s own polling, and the incumbent U.S. representative’s grading by conservative groups, in his bid for the Republican nomination for Montana governor. Using the results of the 2016 election as a predictor of his ability to appeal to Montana voters, Fox tells Montana Free Press editor-in-chief John S.…

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Cooney And Williams Present Positions In Bozeman

BY BRAD TYER BOZEMAN — The top of the Gallatin County Democrats’ candidate forum bill at Bozeman’s Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture Feb. 21 featured gubernatorial candidates Mike Cooney, the incumbent lieutenant governor, and Missoula-based entrepreneur Whitney Williams. Cooney and Williams were each allotted a minute and a half for responses to questions from former state senator and Montana…

Sanders Wins Nevada, Leads Dems In National Delegate Count

BY BRAD POOLE LAS VEGAS (CN) – Bernie Sanders was cruising toward an apparent decisive win in the Nevada caucus Saturday evening, claiming 46.6% of the vote with 50% of precincts reporting statewide in the nation’s third presidential nominating contest – the first in a state with a diverse, urban population. The Vermont senator claimed victory early in the day…

Experts Dispute Biden’s Claims On The Cost Of Sanders’ Medicare For All plan

BY SHEFALI LUTHRA, Kaiser Health News During the Feb. 7 Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden once again questioned the price tag of “Medicare for All,” the single-payer health care proposal championed by one of his key rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Biden argued that the plan was fiscally irresponsible and would require raising middle-class taxes. Specifically,…

Daines Backs Bill Capping Out-Of-Pocket Costs In Medicare Part D

BY MARTIN KIDSTON Sen. Steve Daines is supporting a bipartisan proposal brewing in the Senate Finance Committee that would cap annual out-of-pocket costs for seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D. The proposal, known as the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, has the support of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the Trump administration. “I hear from seniors who…

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