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Temper tantrum isn’t helping Republicans govern

November 25, 2014

If the House doesn’t like what’s happening, it should preempt Obama’s order by passing a bill on immigration reform.

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Republicans’ majority in Senate could be short-lived

November 11, 2014

Republicans need to be cautious not to overstep their mandate, and Democrats need to avoid further missteps.

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Could federal protection mire sage grouse conservation?

October 28, 2014

If greater sage grouse are put on threatened or endangered list, some fear state support and sportsmen’s money will evaporate.

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Is there a doctor in the Senate who can actually help us?

October 28, 2014

Kerry Drake calls out Senator Barrasso for his cynical reaction to the Ebola crisis.

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Wyoming’s stalemate on same-sex marriage may break this week

October 14, 2014

A federal court prepares to decide the same-sex marriage issue in Wyoming, while advocates look back on the movement in the Equality State.

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Green River dams get little support in survey

September 30, 2014

Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push

Energy China CO2

Reasons differ, but Wyo and China agree on cutting CO2 from coal

August 5, 2014

Is China’s path to more CO2 emissions an excuse for inaction or a reason to cut U.S. emissions?

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Delegation wants Grand Teton to keep road open

August 3, 2014

Delegation wants Grand Teton to keep road open

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Gov Mead begs for coal’s rescue while denying man’s role in climate crisis

May 16, 2014

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he understands the market realities of climate and coal, but remains “skeptical” of climate warnings.

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Arapaho promote mediation in reservation border dispute

May 6, 2014

A symposium in Riverton will explore possibilities for mediating the Wind River Reservation border dispute arising from an EPA decision.

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Tea Partiers in D.C. blew $24 billion — and they would do it again

October 22, 2013

It’s embarrassing — make that outrageous — that two-thirds of Wyoming’s congressional delegation voted against last week’s last-ditch effort to reopen the government and raise …

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Wyoming delegation splits votes on ending shutdown, debt ceiling lift

October 19, 2013

Sen. Mike Enzi and Rep. Cynthia Lummis voted against the bill that reopened the federal government, while Sen. John Barrasso supported it.

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Dangerous congressional game was never about Obamacare

October 4, 2013

The question we in Wyoming need to ask is, “Will our delegation continue this dangerous nonsense?” Given a clean continuing resolution, will they sign it …

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Saving mineral funds is an uphill battle for Wyoming

May 14, 2013

How successful can Wyoming’s partisan Senate delegation be when the federal government has shown an increasing willingness to take away mineral funds?

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How a letter withheld $53M in mineral royalties from Wyoming

April 19, 2013

Moments like this underscore how easily Wyoming can lose money that flows from the federal government.

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If GOP wants gun debate, why did they try to kill it?

April 16, 2013

Wyoming Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi don’t seem too confident that their opposition to gun control legislation will prevail in the Senate.

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Liz Cheney can win in Wyoming, but she has hurdles in her way

March 26, 2013

Liz Cheney definitely looks like a U.S. Senate candidate from Wyoming, but Mike Enzi may not be going anywhere, leaving her political future uncertain.

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Why is the GOP so willing to throw people out of work?

March 5, 2013

Sen. John Barrasso says the president is trying to scare Americans about sequester cuts, but it’s the GOP’s plan we should fear.

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Wyoming’s senators choose politics over protecting women

Commentary by Kerry Drake February 26, 2013 February 26, 2013

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is essential to combating crime on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Mead, Freudenthal and Al Simpson stump for UW College of Engineering project in Dallas

February 22, 2013

On Thursday, Gov. Matt Mead, former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and former Wyoming U.S. Alan Simpson will attend the University of Wyoming Foundation’s winter board …