Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump’s Montana test


A Montana Republican running for the U.S. Congress has been charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls were to open on Thursday for a special election that could test U.S. President Donald Trump’s political clout.

The incident on Wednesday threatened to roil a tightening race in the Republican-leaning state, where a Democratic political novice aimed to pull off a victory in a contest seen as a bellwether for next year’s U.S. congressional elections.

It was not clear what effect the assault charge against Republican technology executive Greg Gianforte would have on the Montana race, where 37 percent of the 699,207 registered voters had already submitted absentee ballots, according to state election officials.

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after a political correspondent for the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper said the candidate had “body-slammed” him during a campaign event in Bozeman.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/democrats-hope-send-trump-republicans-message-montana-vote-060736234.html

Montana Ranchers on Canadian Border Watch


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Without ever intending to,  newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has saved the United States from the worry of 10,000 unvetted Syrian “refugees” being flown into Canada by the year’s end,  from flooding over America’s unsecured northern border.

Ditto for the 15,000 Trudeau is bringing to Canadian soil in February.

http://canadafreepress.com/article/77077

MONTANA RANCHERS ON CANADIAN BORDER WATCH


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In Montana, which shares a 500-mile (800-km) border with Canada, border agents and some residents say they are concerned about Ottawa’s plan to bring in 25,000 Syrians by year-end, even though the government there insists its screening will be thorough and there are limited indications that militants may be seeking to use refugee status to cross borders.”

Montana Ranchers on Canadian Border Watch