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USPS Does 180 on Mail Service Changes

Agency will reverse changes after lawsuit from Montana governor

(Newser) - The US Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the USPS on Sept. 9 argued changes implemented in June harmed access to mail services in Montana, resulting... More »

Judge to Acting Public Lands Chief: You're Out

William Pendley removed from role after ruling says he's been 'unlawfully' serving for 424 days

(Newser) - He had a good, but apparently illegal, run. William Perry Pendley got some bad news Friday via a federal judge, who ordered the 75-year-old to be removed as the head of the Bureau of Land Management, a role he'd held for 424 days without Senate confirmation. "Pendley has... More »

Chances of Senate Power Flip Just Got Bigger

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will run, adding to a list of possible wins for Democrats

(Newser) - Before Monday, political observers thought Democrats had a plausible chance of regaining control of the Senate in 2020. Now they think the chances are even better. On Monday, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said he would run to try to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Daines, reports Politico . An analysis at the... More »

Democratic Race Thins Out by 2

Steve Bullock and Joe Sestak call it quits

(Newser) - The Democratic field is a little smaller Monday morning. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak dropped their bids, report Politico and the AP . Neither rose high enough in national polls of late to qualify for the debates. Bullock pitched himself as a moderate who could win... More »

Health Care Splits Candidates in Democratic Debate

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates

(Newser) - The first of another round of 10-candidate Democratic debates kicked off Tuesday night with a reshuffled stack of candidates and a different set of rules . Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, and Steve Bullock are debating in... More »

Here's Who Is Currently in the Democratic Debates

13 Democrats have qualified, but the last 7 spots are up in the air

(Newser) - The first Democratic debates for the 2020 election take place June 26 and June 27 in Miami, with each night featuring 10 different candidates on stage, reports ABC News . The field is currently larger than 20, and the party will decide next week who makes the cut, based on polling... More »

No. 22: Another Democrat Is In, With a Key Bragging Point

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has won in a solidly red state

(Newser) - Democrats are closing in on the two-dozen mark. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock joined the race Tuesday morning, making him (by most counts) the 22nd major candidate to do so. As the Daily Beast notes, the 53-year-old has one key attribute he's expected to bring up often: He knows how... More »

1st US State Intervenes to Allow Net Neutrality

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signs order in response to FCC repeal

(Newser) - Montana on Monday became the first state to bar telecommunications companies from receiving state contracts if they "unreasonably interfere" with internet traffic or favor higher-paying sites or apps, under an order from Gov. Steve Bullock intended to protect so-called net neutrality. The Democratic governor's order comes after the... More »

Gay Sex No Longer a Crime in Montana

Governor signs bill ending ban

(Newser) - Montana has been a little slow to decriminalize gay sex—but a law banning it was finally wiped from the books after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill yesterday. Activists had been fighting the ban for decades; the state Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional 16 years ago, the AP notes,... More »

22 States Back Montana's Citizens United Challenge

State wants to keep power to limit political spending

(Newser) - Montana's attorney general is fighting to preserve his state's ability to curb corporate political spending, and almost half of America's states are backing him. Some 22 states and the District of Columbia have filed a brief urging the Supreme Court not to use its Citizens United decision... More »

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