Jurors have begun deliberations in the perjury trial of an Enterprise lawmaker.
Prosecutors in closing arguments on Wednesday described Rep. Barry Moore as a scheming liar, while defense lawyers said he was being unfairly accused.
Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis says Moore tried to bully his primary opponent to get out of the race by saying the House speaker would withhold economic development funds for a project in their district. Davis said Moore then lied about it before a grand jury.
Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 3:48 pm
Election Day isn't until next week, but Senate Majority Leader-in-Waiting Mitch McConnell is already warning Republicans who would like to repeal Obamacare and roll back environmental regulations about two key numbers: 60 and 2.
Sixty is how many senators are required to bring all but the most noncontroversial bills to the chamber floor. And two is how many more years Democratic President Obama still has in office.
Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Political scientists looking to test their hypotheses about voting behavior found a ready pool of test subjects this election: Montanans.
A hundred-thousand registered voters received a "voter guide" rating four nonpartisan state Supreme Court candidates by their liberal or conservative ideology. Voters were urged: "Take this to the polls."
Only in the fine print was this disclosure: "This guide was created as part of a joint research project at Stanford and Dartmouth."