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Montana Gov. Gianforte signs bill invalidating federal gun restrictions


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Trump praises Gianforte, recounting his assault on reporter

Trump praises Gianforte, recounting his assault on reporter"Never wrestle him," Trump said of the Montana congressman who pleaded guilty to physically assaulting a reporter.



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Greg Gianforte misled police after assault of Guardian journalist, incident report shows

Greg Gianforte misled police after assault of Guardian journalist, incident report showsGreg Gianforte pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and was sentenced to community service, anger management classes and a $ 385 fine. US congressman Greg Gianforte misled police after his assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in May, falsely stating that Jacobs had initiated physical contact and that the “liberal media … is trying to make a story”, according to the police incident report.



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Republican congressman Greg Gianforte ‘misled authorities’ on assault against reporter

Republican congressman Greg Gianforte ‘misled authorities’ on assault against reporterGreg Gianforte told an officer that Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled him to the floor of his campaign office after “interrogating” him, according to notes from a Gallatin County sheriff’s officer who interviewed the politician after the incident unfolded. “He grabbed my wrist, he spun and we ended up on the floor … so he pulled me down on top of him,” the sergeant quoted the politician as saying.



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Press groups ask Congress to investigate Greg Gianforte over body-slamming reporter

Press groups ask Congress to investigate Greg Gianforte over body-slamming reporterGreg Gianforte has yet to directly contact Ben Jacobs to apologize, nor has he retracted his false statement blaming Jacobs for his own assault. A coalition of press freedom organizations have asked Congress to investigate the alleged assault of a Guardian reporter by newly elected Republican congressman, Greg Gianforte, on the eve of the state’s special election.



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Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?

Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?After his victory, Gianforte apologized to Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs by name and vowed to never embarrass fellow Montanans again.



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Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assault

Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assaultRepublican Greg Gianforte claimed a narrow victory in Montana’s special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, defeating Democrat Rob Quist one day after being charged with misdemeanor assault.



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Paul Ryan says Gianforte should apologize, not withdraw, after altercation with reporter

Paul Ryan says Gianforte should apologize, not withdraw, after altercation with reporterHouse Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that GOP candidate Greg Gianforte should apologize for an apparently violent interaction with a reporter, but Ryan also said he would accept the Montanan into the House if he won his special election later in the day. “First, let me just say physical altercations — there’s never a call for physical altercations,” Ryan said when asked whether Gianforte should withdraw from the race. “There is no time where a physical altercation should occur or just between human beings, so that is wrong and it should not have happened.



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Montana papers retract their Gianforte endorsements after assault citation

Montana papers retract their Gianforte endorsements after assault citationThree major Montana newspapers have rescinded their endorsements of Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, after the was cited with assault.



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Montana governor slams alleged Gianforte body-slam: Yahoo interview

Montana governor slams alleged Gianforte body-slam: Yahoo interviewMontana Gov. Steve Bullock called congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged assault of a reporter “a real wake-up call” in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, as voters in his state head to the polls today.



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