Montana Editorial Roundup

Billings Gazette, June 20, on Montana's stake in China trade war:

Montanans proudly buy baked goodies and flour made from wheat grown in our state. But no matter how much we enjoy those yummy made-in-Montana products, we Montanans couldn't begin to consume all the wheat Montana farmers grow.

In 2017 ...

Peter Strzok loses security clearance, Jeff Sessions says

Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok has lost his security clearance, his boss said Thursday, less than a week after he was escorted from the FBI building.

In an appearance Thursday on talk radio, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions said the punishment was imposed during an internal disciplinary review.

"Mr. Strzok, ...

Inside the Beltway: President Trump, the ‘Hollywood icon’

Public fascination with President Trump goes far beyond politics. He is also a cultural force, and there's not a thing his Democratic rivals can do about that. The public is simply interested in all things Trump, and it works for him.

Case in point: a collection of Mr. Trump's possessions ...

Arizona lawmakers want to visit centers for migrant kids

PHOENIX (AP) - Latino elected officials in Arizona say they want to visit area centers housing migrant children separated from their parents under the U.S. government's "zero tolerance" immigration policies.

Arizona state Rep. Sally Ann Gonzalez said Thursday she and her colleagues want to ensure the children are being cared ...

House Budget Committee passes 2019 budget resolution

House Republicans powered a 2019 budget through committee Thursday, laying out the trillions of dollars of spending cuts that they say will be needed to get the government's finances under control.

The blueprint cleared the Budget Committee on a 21-13 vote, but it's not clear what the future is for ...

2 Pennsylvania shelters housing separated migrant children

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - At least two Pennsylvania facilities are housing immigrant children separated from their families at the border under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that about 50 children have been sent to the Holy Family Institute in Emsworth, Pennsylvania, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) ...

Fox chides rivals for not airing Trump speech

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel is not content simply to televise President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally. The network is compelled to point it out when its rivals don't.

Fox's onscreen message during Trump's speech on Wednesday night is the latest example of how formerly little-noticed news ...