Secretary of the Interior

Montana special election — results

Republican Greg Gianforte defeats Democrat Rob Quist in special election for the Montana House seat previously held by Ryan Zinke, now Secretary of …

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Live Decision Desk results from the Montana special election

The Montana special election has taken on national attention after the assault on a reporter by the Republican candidate, but even before that it was being seen as a weathervane to gauge the electoral mood in the country.<p>TheBlaze is proud to bring you results from the Decision Desk, one of the …

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Counting of ballots underway in Montana special election

With 64 percent of precincts reporting their results, Republican Greg Gianforte is ahead of Democrat Rob Quist in Thursday's special election in …

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Montana Race 'Is Closer than it Should Be'

Politico: “It’s a recurring nightmare of a pattern for Republicans around the country, as traditional GOP strongholds prove more difficult and …

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Reporting from 1974 confirms: Trump and Nixon are uncannily similar

On Aug. 2, 1974, a week before President Richard Nixon resigned, syndicated columnist Jack Anderson took a skeptical look at the president’s generosity. He found that the Richard Nixon Foundation had made “only one charitable grant in its four-year existence: $7,500 to buy a painting of Richard …

Opinion

GOP Candidate ‘Body-Slams’ Reporter in Montana

“The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the eve of the state’s special election, …

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5 things you need to know Thursday

Is NATO 'obsolete'? Trump to meet with leaders of military alliance<p>After months of tension, President Trump and leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization come face-to-face Thursday as Trump's first presidential trip abroad continues. The meetings are likely to revolve around Washington's …

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Midday open thread: Gov. Brown says Trump a 'realist' on climate; Pence's approval ratings plunge

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is <b>Roger Ailes dies, and a celestial grip loosens...</b><p><b>• Join Daily Kos Elections tonight for a live-blog of the Montana</b> …

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Terrible @RogueFirstLadyHand Twitter Account Inevitable Now

We're still talking about Donald Trump's hands<p><b>Like what you read below?</b> <b>Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL</b> <b>and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!</b><p><i>President Trump’s approval rating continues to decline, though voters haven’t given the orb enough time to fully integrate into the president’s</i> …

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Analysis: Budget shows Trump's trouble figuring out Congress

President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, snubbed by some Republican allies, is just the latest example of an administration that seems at …

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Trump's Interior Secretary Took Time To Discuss The Border Wall With A Far-Right Troll

In April, Ryan Zinke listened to Charles Johnson and Palmer Luckey's ideas for using technology along the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke held a video call in April with an infamous right-wing internet troll and a virtual reality entrepreneur to discuss the Trump …

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Backcountry Joins Outdoor Retailers in the Fight for Public Lands

Outdoor gear retailer Backcountry has joined a wave of industry-wide backlash to Donald Trump's executive order reviewing the status of a handful of …

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Budget's oil provisions divide Congress, White House

A trio of oil-related provisions in President Trump's budget garnered early opposition Tuesday, after the White House sent Congress its …

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President Proposes $11.7 Billion Budget for Interior in FY2018

Date: May 23, 2017<br>Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> - President Donald Trump today proposed an $11.7 billion Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) …

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This Land Is ... Cut Under Trump's Budget?

Rural communities dependent on U.S. public lands for everything from outdoor recreation to hunting to livestock grazing could be hit hard under the Trump administration's latest budget proposal unveiled Tuesday.<p>Still subject to approval by Congress, the president's budget includes a roughly $1.4 …

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Trump's bid for public input on national monuments may be a sham

In late April, field biologist Stanley Smith was catching up on emails at his desk in the College of Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, when he noticed a shocking note.<p>It came from the Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the Department of the Interior, and informed Smith that …

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Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands

The White House wants to cut the Interior Department budget by about 12 percent as the Trump administration shifts the agency’s focus toward promoting fossil fuel drilling and extraction on public lands and in federal waters.<p>The budget proposal released Tuesday would reduce Interior’s funding to …

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Horsey: Trump may be in trouble, but his appointees advance his startling agenda

Cable news is consumed with wall-to-wall coverage of every new development in Donald Trump's political implosion, and liberals, still stunned by …

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Board of Scientific Conformity

Time was when a newly elected American government could appoint its people to run it. These days that’s a source of controversy, as Trump cabinet officials seek to name new science advisers.<p>Administrator Scott Pruitt is replacing half the members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Board of …

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Montana's Republican candidate tries to hide from $800,000 tax break he would get from the AHCA

The mummified corpse of Trump and Ryan care was resurrected in order to create budget space for the enormous tax break Republicans want to give the …

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We will have to fight to protect our national monuments

Future generations deserve to see the areas as they are now — home to unique plants and animals, breathtaking geological beauty and Native American …

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Montana Republican goes from wary Trump backer to all-in

When Donald Trump visited Montana last year ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was running …

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Pruitt & Zinke Avoiding Tough Questions

A look at the schedules and media appearances of Trump’s EPA head Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reveals that these appointees -- …

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Garbageville Week 17: Things Just Got Real

This may be the first time during Donald Trump's young presidency that we probably should've had two Garbagevilles in one week. We're not sure what …

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A surprise victory for environmentalists on methane

THE SENATE last week delivered a surprise victory for environmentalists. Three Republicans joined with several energy-state Democrats to slow the Trump era’s wave of deregulation, preventing Congress from killing one of the Obama administration’s most rational global warming rules. Now the action …

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Watch Secretary Zinke Celebrate Police Week by Firing Giant Guns With Cops

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has taken a hands-on approach to his new job.<p>The secretary rode a horse into the office on his first day, shoveled snow …

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Colorado Parks & Wildlife facing budget cuts as Interior Department delays federal grants

The Department of the Interior’s review of all grants over $100,000 has stopped the flow of federal money to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, threatening …

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You Need to See Mike Pence’s Wife Dancing With Another Man While He Watches

A great video clip will transport you away from the tedium and fatigue of your daily existence, briefly bestowing you with a much-needed bit of …

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Mike Pence's Wife Danced With Another Man as Mike Pence Watched Helplessly

Interesting.<p>Vice President Mike Pence made headlines earlier this year when it was revealed that he had a very strange policy with his wife. You see, Mike Pence does not believe in having dinner alone with a woman who isn't his wife. Mike Pence doesn't go to parties where alcohol is being served …

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Why Trump Doesn't Have The Power To Mess With National Monuments

Not that that's likely to stop him from trying.<p>WASHINGTON — Nothing gives U.S. presidents the authority to abolish, shrink or otherwise weaken national monuments, four legal scholars have concluded in a new analysis.<p>However timely and significant, the findings are likely to be ignored by President …

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