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Morning Digest: Despite assaulting a reporter, Republican Gianforte hangs on to win special election.

Leading Off ● MT-AL: On Thursday night, wealthy Republican businessman Greg Gianforte defeated Democratic folk musician Rob Quist in the special election to fill Montana's lone House seat, which became vacant when former GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke left to become Donald Trump's interior secretary earlier this year. In a stunning ...

- Daily Kos - US

Greg Gianforte's win in Montana proves there's no penalty in politics for media bashing.

With voters saying their trust in the press is at an all-time low, politicians' attacks seem easily forgiven or even rewarded.

- Washington Post - US

What we've learned so far from the 2017 special elections.

Montana was an imperfect litmus test. So was everything else.

- Washington Post - US

The dread, the separatism, and the coming collapse of America that inspired Far Cry 5.

Dan Hay, creative director of Ubisoft's Far Cry 5, said that the Far Cry franchise is always about the combination of chaos and beauty. His team chose to set the next game , coming February 27, 2018 , in the beautiful fictional Hope County in Montana. Beneath that beautiful surface, a frightening religious cult runs the ...

- VentureBeat - US

Greg Gianforte wins Montana House seat in special election after being charged with assault, apologizes to Ben Jacobs in victory speech .

Dave Lawler / Axios: Greg Gianforte wins Montana House seat in special election after being charged with assault, apologizes to Ben Jacobs in victory speech  —  Roughly 24 hours after being charged with assault, Republican Greg Gianforte was elected as Montana's next congressman.

- Mediagazer - US

What might Montana's special election mean for the 2018 midterms?.

GOP candidate Greg Gianforte, who faces a misdemeanor assault charge, won his state's special election

- CBS NEWS - US

WATCH: Republican Greg Gianforte delivers victory speech after winning Montana special election.

Greg Gianforte was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor assault for allegedly body-slamming a reporter.

- ABC News - US

WATCH: Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election day after assault charge.

The Republican gave a victory speech for the special election for the U.S. House seat in Montana, just 24 hours after being charged with assault for allegedly body-slamming Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

- ABC News - US

Republican wins Montana special election day after assault charge.

GOP candidate beat Rob Quist a day after allegedly body-slamming a reporter.

- ABC News - US

GOP candidate who scuffled with reporter wins Montana election.

Republican Greg Gianforte won a special election for Montana's open U.S. House seat a day after being cited for assaulting a reporter, for which he apologized.

- UPI - US

Greg Gianforte apologizes in Montana special-election victory speech for altercation with reporter.

Janie Osborne/Getty ImagesGreg Gianforte, having just been elected to serve Montana in the US House of Representatives, apologized in a victory speech he gave Thursday night for his altercation with a reporter the evening before. "When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it," Gianforte said. "That's the Montana way. ...

- Business Insider - US

The first trailer for 'Far Cry 5' is finally here, and it's about a religious cult in Montana

The trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Far Cry 5" has finally dropped, and for the first time, it's taking the fight to the United States of America. The gritty and violent franchise doesn't look like it's taking its foot off the gas as it approaches its fifth installment. The game is set in the fictional town of Hope ...

- Business Insider - US

'Body Slam' May Have Helped Greg Gianforte Win Special Election

Blasted by Democrats and some fellow Republicans for manhandling a reporter from a British publication and repudiated by two major Montana newspapers that had previously endorsed him, Greg Gianforte nonetheless beat the odds in Montana's special House election Thursday.

- Newsmax - US

We've Killed 44 Children in Syria This Month, Trump to Talk Climate Change With World Leaders, Texas Allows Balloon-Based Hunting of Feral Pigs: A.M. Links

U.S. airstrikes in Syria have killed 225 civilians, including 44 children, between April 23 and May 23. President Trump is talking trade, climate change, and other sensitive topics with world leaders gathered in Sicily today. Body slamming Montana Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday's special election to replace Ryan ...

- Reason.com - US

Separating cult worship from politics in 'Far Cry 5'

No, you're not gunning down alt-right Republicans in Far Cry 5. While the latest in Ubisoft's series does use the "red" state of Montana , specifically, the fictional Hope County , as its backdrop, it's not a Left vs. Right showdown. The family cult at the center of the story might find common ground with Libertarian views ...

- Mashable! - US

How the GOP's Gianforte won Montana's special election

Normally the words Montana Special Election' don't set the political class refreshing their browsers into the middle of the night. But Thursday's Republican victory for an open House of Representatives seat turned out to be a hyper-interpreted microcosm of America's crazy national moment, com...

- The Raw Story - US

Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assault

Republican 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.

- Yahoo! News - US

The GOP's newest member of Congress can't make up his mind about whether he assaulted a reporter, or a reporter assaulted him

Montana's special election is over, but there are more questions than answers.

- Washington Post - US

Trump praises 'great win in Montana'

Unprompted, President Trump touted Republican Greg Gianforte's May 25th victory in Montana's special congressional election while in Sicily on May 26.

- Washington Post - US

GOP candidate wins Montana House election after being charged with assault

Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, defeated Democrat Rob Quist to continue...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Gianforte wins Mont. race, apologizes to reporter

Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's U.S. House seat on Thursday, one day after he was charged with assaulting a reporter. Gianforte apologized to Ben Jacobs by name, saying he should not have responded the way he did, and that he's sorry.         

- USA TODAY - US

Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault

Some in the crowd laughed at the mention of the incident with the reporter. 'I made a mistake,' said Gianforte. 'Not in our minds!' yelled a supporter

- National Post - CA

Republican Wins Montana Election After Assault Charge

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has prevailed in the race for Montana's only US House seat despite having been charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the special election. Gianforte had 51% of the vote when the race was called for him, with Democratic folk singer Rob Quist at...

- Newser - US

GOPer Gianforte Wins Montana House Race, Apologizes For Alleged Assault

Republican Greg Gianforte on Thursday night won the special election to fill the lone U.S. House seat representing Montana, just one night after he was charged with misdemeanor assault. With most precincts reporting results, Gianforte was leading Democrat Rob Quist by six points, 50-44, as of early Friday morning, ...

- TPM News - US

Greg Gianforte wins Montana House seat, apologizes to reporter

Republican Greg Gianforte won the special election to fill Montana's only congressional seat. His victory comes after he was charged with assault after "body slamming" a reporter on election eve. Gianforte captured more than 50 percent of the vote. Barry Petersen reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Republican who 'body slammed' reporter wins Montana election

Speaking after his win, Greg Gianforte apologized for assaulting a reporter

- The Globe and Mail - CA

How Greg Gianforte won Montana's special election — despite an assault charge

One of the persistent clichés in politics is that campaigns and elections are all about "momentum." It's an elusive and hard-to-quantify commodity that candidates will loudly and proudly declare to have in their possession, even when — especially when — they do not. That cliché got a thoroughly bizarre twist this week ...

- The Week - US

MORNING BRIEF: Montana Republican Gianforte wins House seat, says sorry

Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's special election Thursday despite being charged with assaulting a reporter just hours before polls opened across the state.

- FOX News - US

Code Yellow Warning Issued Over Heavy Rain in 18 Bulgarian Districts

Code yellow warning was issued over heavy rainfall in 18 districts in Bulgaria, according to the website of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology .The warning applies for the districts of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Lovech, Sofia region, Sofia, Pernik, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, ...

- Novinite - BG

Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana poll

Greg Gianforte, accused of assaulting a reporter, emerged the projected victor against his Democratic opponent. Gianforte faces up to six months in county jail and a $500 fine if convicted of misdemeanor assault against a journalist from a UK newspaper.

- Times Of India - IN

Gianforte wins MT race, apologizes to reporter

Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's U.S. House seat on Thursday, one day after he was charged with assaulting a reporter. Gianforte apologized to Ben Jacobs by name, saying he should not have responded the way he did, and that he's sorry.         

- USA TODAY - US

AP Top Stories May 26 A

Here's the latest for Friday, May 26th: Gianforte wins Montana house seat, apologizes to reporter; Reports say FBI investigating Jared Kushner's meetings with Russians; Tight security at Phoenix Comicon after arrest; Trump at G-7 Summit in Sicily.         

- USA TODAY - US

Republican Gianforte Wins Montana House Race Despite Assault Charge; Libertarian Mark Wicks Pulls 6 Percent

Despite being cited for misdemeanor assault on a reporter yesterday , Republican Greg Gianforte won handily in Montana's special House election today over Democrat Rob Quist. As of posting time, Gianforte has a 50-44 lead. As FiveThirtyEight pointed out, despite this apparent huge win for the Republicans, in comparison with ...

- Reason.com - US

Gianforte wins Montana's House seat, apologizes to reporter

Republican takes special election day after being charged with assaulting reporter; race was closely-watched

- CBS NEWS - US

Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

Greg Gianforte spent the day of his greatest political victory out of sight, avoiding questions about the assault charge filed against him on the eve of a congressional race that some cast as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

- WRAL.com - US

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill.

- Reuters - US

Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

- Townhall.com - US

The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. :

- Billings Gazette - US

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.

- Billings Gazette - US

Was Montana's wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates.

- Billings Gazette - US

Republican Gianforte wins in Montana, despite assault rap

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has won Montana's only US House seat despite being charged with assault barely 24 hours earlier. The win reaffirms Montana voters' support for President Donald Trump.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election

A U.S. Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected winner of Thursday's Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump's crisis-ridden presidency

- The Daily Star - LB

Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election

Gianforte faces up to six months in county jail and a $500 fine if convicted The post Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Jared Kushner Now “Under Scrutiny” In FBI's Russia Probe

Days after reporting that a senior White House official close to President Donald Trump was a “person of interest” in the FBI's Russia probe, Washington Post reported today that Jared Kushner has come under the scrutiny of the bureau, making very happy all those who had put their money on Trump's son-in-law ...

- Deadline.com - US

Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana race despite assault charge

GOP retains seat a day after candidate accused of 'body-slamming' reporter

- Financial Times - US

Who is Greg Gianforte? In Montana, the Republican's outburst against reporter came as little surprise

He's a wealthy software entrepreneur, known for his brash persona and political ambitions. And as election day neared, Greg Gianforte seemed a shoo-in to win a special election for Montana's lone congressional seat. But as voters headed to the polls Thursday, questions swirled about his candidacy:...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Some conservatives justify 'manly' Montana candidate's alleged body-slam of 'snowflake' reporter

After he was accused of physically attacking a reporter, Greg Gianforte had some very visible defenders while he went invisible for election day Thursday. The Republican candidate for Montana's open congressional seat canceled his national TV appearances after he was charged with misdemeanor assault...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Overcoming assault charge, Republican Gianforte wins Montana congressional seat

Republican Greg Gianforte overcame a last-minute assault charge to win Montana's special congressional election Thursday, keeping its lone House seat in GOP hands and dealing Democrats a setback in their bid to gain a red-state toehold ahead of the 2018 midterm election. Gianforte, 56, a wealthy...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Gianforte wins Montana vote despite 'body slam' charge

US Republican Greg Gianforte, charged with assaulting the Guardian's Ben Jacobs, is elected to Congress.

- BBC - UK

Greg Gianforte wins Montana House race, then apologizes to reporter for attack

Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana's sole U.S. House seat a day after being charged with assaulting a reporter.

- Times-Picayune - US

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