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Year

2014

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Montana
Oct. 27, 2014, 4:14 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Montana voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Forty-six of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

Volunteer at the Great Divide Ranch!
June 24, 2014, 10 p.m.

If you are a member and have ever thought of volunteering at Vote Smart and haven't done it yet, or if you want to return for another tour of duty, 2014 would be a great year to come volunteer at the ranch!&nbsp;

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2014, 10:09 p.m.

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April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 24, 2014, 6 a.m.

&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/newsletter#.VbkZv7NVhHw" style="color: rgb(0, 38, 100); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">here</a><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">.&nbsp;</span>

February Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 7, 2014, 3:42 p.m.

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2013

December Common Ground E-Newsletter
Dec. 17, 2013, 12:52 a.m.

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November Common Ground E-Newsletter
Nov. 27, 2013, 7 a.m.

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September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 10, 2013, 3:16 p.m.

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August Common Ground E-Newsletter
Aug. 9, 2013, 6:10 a.m.

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Intern Spotlight: Manonh Soumahoro
Aug. 6, 2013, 6 a.m.

Take a look at what Manonh had to say about her internship... <br>

May Common Ground E-Newsletter
May 30, 2013, 7:19 p.m.

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April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 26, 2013, 6:25 p.m.

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Hotdish #1: The Bachmann Recipe
April 26, 2013, 4:59 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> What comes to mind when you think of Minnesota? Hockey? Lakes? Maybe the movie “Grumpy Old Men”? How about Hotdishes? </p>

Sen. Max Baucus will not be seeking reelection in 2014
April 23, 2013, 6:13 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> As of this morning, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.,has joined an increasingly long list of senators that will not seek reelection in 2014. </p>

Why Harry Reid Voted No - And Other Interesting Things from Wednesday's Vote
April 19, 2013, 10:31 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> After Wednesday's vote in the Senate on President Obama's proposed gun bill, the Internet was rife with mixed emotions. </p>

A Vote Smart Guide to the Keystone XL Pipeline
March 29, 2013, 3:28 p.m.

The Keystone XL Pipeline: it's been dominating headlines for what seems like forever...

2012

Love the Work Vote Smart Does? Be a Part of It!
Dec. 1, 2012, 2:47 a.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Are you a student or recent graduate interested in contributing to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">Project Vote Smart's</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;mission of providing&nbsp;</span><b style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">factual, free and unbiased</b><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;information on your elected officials? Then our&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/internships/#.VbrW_bNVhHx" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">National Internship Program</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;is for you!</span>&nbsp;

Candidates Flunk 20-Year Study of Political Courage
Oct. 29, 2012, 8:07 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A&nbsp; 20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues</span></span>

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Montana
Sept. 7, 2012, 4:03 p.m.

Now Tracking Legislation Impacting You
Aug. 2, 2012, 10:39 p.m.

Volunteer Spotlight: Janet Paduhovich
June 26, 2012, 2:53 p.m.

Are you a member of Project Vote Smart? Are you interested in contributing your time to volunteering? Member Janet Paduhovich tells us about her experience volunteering for 2-weeks at the Great Divide Ranch. <br> For more information on our Member Volunteer Program,&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/member-internships" target="_blank">click here</a>.&nbsp; <br>

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2012, 6:53 p.m.

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Will your candidates show political courage?
May 23, 2012, 8:24 p.m.

Every election year,&nbsp;Project Vote Smart&nbsp;uses the&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/about/political-courage-test" target="_blank">Political Courage Test</a>&nbsp;(PCT)&nbsp;to measure the willingness of candidates to provide their positions on key issues. Find out now if your candidates are currently being tested.&nbsp;

A Volunteer Experience like No Other
May 1, 2012, 4:14 p.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Summer is almost here and as always, we could sure use help from those Vote Smart members who are looking to pair a vacation with good works. Whether you have watched our&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkIxnsvSVOo" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">introduction video</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;or visited us in the past, you should know that our research headquarters are uniquely nestled in the high peaks, lakes and streams of the&nbsp;Continental Divide, at the Great Divide Ranch in southwestern Montana. You have to see it to believe it!</span>&nbsp;

April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 24, 2012, 2:45 p.m.

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Common Ground E-Newsletter, February
Feb. 7, 2012, 4:38 p.m.

2011

'Supercommittee' misses deadline
Nov. 22, 2011, 8:19 p.m.

The U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction&nbsp;was established with the goal of improving both the short and long term financial outlook of the US and reducing the deficit “...by at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...

2009

The View from Across the Water
Oct. 5, 2009, 11:30 p.m.

813 Days With Project Vote Smart
Sept. 2, 2009, 12:22 a.m.

It's About Time
Aug. 21, 2009, 4:41 a.m.

Ghosts and Memories
Aug. 20, 2009, 12:25 a.m.

Summer and Snow in Montana
June 23, 2009, 4:43 a.m.

This Summer at Vote Smart
June 19, 2009, 11:21 p.m.

2008

Past, Present, and Future
July 8, 2008, 5:03 a.m.

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