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Anti-green group with Colorado ties rushes to defend ExxonMobil in Montana...

A moderate Montana Republican who says her bid for state lawmaker last year was torpedoed by the illegal campaign tactics of an anti-green, pro-drilling political group registered in Colorado has seen her ranch on the Yellowstone River near Laurel inundated with ExxonMobil oil.

Montana protestors urge governor to oppose Canadian oil pipeline

Dozens of protesters occupied the office of Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Tuesday, demanding that he oppose the federal government’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas

Montana marijuana wars are just beginning, advocates vow

In Montana, medical marijuana advocates say the passage of legislation which would all but outlaw medical marijuana in the state is merely the beginning of the battle.

Montana Gov. vetoes bill tossing medical marijuana

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer last week vetoed legislation that would have overturned the state's medical marijuana law. He said he thought the law needed some work but that he could not let the Legislature toss out a law approved by 62 percent of Montana voters.

Montana Legislature tosses medical marijuana law

In 2004, 64 percent of Montanans voted to legalize medical marijuana. Tuesday, the State Legislature voted to overrule the voters, passing a bill to treat medical users of marijuana the same as recreational users are treated--as criminals.

Wanted: Politician with populist power

President Obama's popularity numbers have soared and dipped but they haven't helped him sell his message and Americans continue to reel from the nation's economic woes. One of the strategies political leaders adopt to improve their standing and stir up wind for their sails is to hitch themselves to a rising populist star. Obama is now certainly casting his eyes across the political landscape but many of today’s best-known Democratic Party populists come with baggage. Who are the top five likely choices Obama will seek to promote in the coming months?