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Gianforte Pleads Guilty, Gets Community Service

'I just want to say I'm sorry,' says the congressman-elect over reporter body-slam

(Newser) - The man who will soon be the nation's newest member of Congress learned his penalty on Monday for roughing up a reporter : 40 hours of community service, a $385 fine, and 20 hours of anger-management counseling. Montana Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for his infamous body-slam... More »

Gianforte Apologizes to Reporter, Coughs Up $50K

Money will go to press freedom group

(Newser) - Greg Gianforte, the Republican who body-slammed Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs on the eve of Montana's special election last month, has apologized with words and money. He has agreed to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists in a deal that will avoid a civil lawsuit, Guardian reports.... More »

Don't Be So Quick to Call Montana Reporter a 'Wuss'

Felix Biederman pushes back against those mocking a roughed-up journalist

(Newser) - After Montana's Greg Gianforte roughed up a reporter , the general sentiment was that he was way out of bounds. But another view cropped up, most noticeably on conservative media sites, along these lines: "What kind of a wuss files charges over broken glasses?" asked one tweet , and "... More »

Republican Wins Montana Election After Assault Charge

Gianforte hung on with 51% of the vote

(Newser) - Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has prevailed in the race for Montana's only US House seat despite having been charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the special election. Gianforte had 51% of the vote when the race was called for him, with Democratic folk singer Rob Quist... More »

Montana's Big House Race Takes a Crazy Turn

But it's possible most ballots were cast before candidate's altercation

(Newser) - We'll know as early as Thursday night whether Montana Republican Greg Gianforte's disastrous campaign appearance Wednesday will cost him a House seat and thus give Democrats a rare victory in a red state. Gianforte faces misdemeanor assault charges after he allegedly body-slammed a reporter asking him about health... More »

Montana Candidate Charged With Assaulting Reporter

Reporter says Gianforte body-slammed him

(Newser) - Republican candidate Greg Gianforte may have blown the race for Montana's only House seat on the eve of the election. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday evening after allegedly attacking Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, Politico reports. In an account backed up by an audio recording and statements from... More »

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