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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Missouri governor replaces head of public safety (Guess why?)

    08/27/2014 11:37:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe / The Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier and David A. Lieb
    Governor Jay Nixon appointed a new state public safety director Wednesday, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb. The governor said former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom II will take over as director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety on Sept. 1. He will replace Jerry Lee, who resigned after almost three years as director. The appointment comes after Nixon faced criticism both for the lack of racial diversity among his department leaders...
  • Mo. governor declines to back prosecutor in Michael Brown case

    08/24/2014 7:43:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2014 | Keith Laing
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declined to back the prosecutor in the case involving the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. that has touched off nationwide unrest. African-American leaders in Missouri have criticized St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s handling of the case, arguing that he is inclined to side with law enforcement officials because he has received campaign contributions from police groups and has said publicly that his father was a cop who was killed in the line of duty. Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Nixon declined to directly support McCulloch for the...
  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is a national embarrassment

    08/21/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/21/2014 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    As new details regarding the death of 18-year-old Ferguson, Mo., resident Michael Brown slowly come to light, some casting doubt on previous media narratives, Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., has proven to be nothing short of a national embarrassment. Indeed, from his tardy response to an event that occurred nearly two weeks ago to his fumbling remarks regarding Darren Wilson, the officer at the center of the tragedy, Nixon’s handling of the volatile and often violent situation in Ferguson has been inexcusable. “From the outset, I have been clear about the need to have a vigorous prosecution of this case, and...
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    08/21/2014 11:12:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    AP ^ | august 21, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • Democrat Governor: We're Going to Lynch This White Cop

    08/20/2014 6:36:47 PM PDT · by IChing · 24 replies ^ | 8/20/14 | Donald Joy
    It’s time to impeach a real crook named Nixon.  This time, it’s the current governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, who has violated every principle of American jurisprudence and individual due process rights by calling for the “vigorous prosecution”–not merely the diligent investigation–of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.  Nixon went before the cameras and lights today to demand, again and again, “justice for Michael Brown” and “justice for the Brown family,” before any facts or evidence had even been considered by a grand jury. This is appalling.  Nixon is openly declaring without due process that he, representing the most powerful force of government in the state of Missouri, has...
  • Missouri Governor Irresponsibly Demands 'Vigorous Prosecution' Of Cop

    08/20/2014 4:14:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies ^ | August 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Racial Politics: Under the Constitution, police have the same rights to due process as citizens. Yet Democratic politicians pandering for urban votes seek to deny Darren Wilson his. On Tuesday night, on the eve of a grand jury hearing over the Wilson-Michael Brown shooting case, Missouri's Democratic governor, who reportedly has 2016 White House aspirations, delivered a grossly irresponsible address calling for a "vigorous prosecution" of the Ferguson cop, whom he gratuitously noted shot Brown "in broad daylight." Gov. Jay Nixon also demanded "justice for Michael Brown" and his family, echoing the calls of the looters, protesters and race merchants....
  • Sowell: The Media and the Mob

    08/20/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 20, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media and mobs of rioters and looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless when the full facts come out, that can change everything. This is why we have courts of law, instead of relying on the media or mobs. But...
  • MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown

    08/19/2014 7:35:09 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 8/19/2014 | Fox 8
    FERGUSON, MO (RNN) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made his boldest statement in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on Tuesday, saying a "vigorous prosecution must now be pursued." MORE Man killed in officer-involved shooting near Ferguson In the statement, Nixon said,"The democratically elected St. Louis County prosecutor and the Attorney General of the United States, each have a job to do. Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly; and I call upon them to meet those expectations." Nixon said the calming of tensions in...
  • To Sir With Mud: "Show Me" A Schmuck

    08/19/2014 9:41:30 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 1 replies
    Self | 8/19/14 | Me
    Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon announced the world is watching history unfold and that the “Show Me” state must lead the way with a “vigorous prosecution”. So in other words, nothing but a murder conviction will suffice. How commendable! All this from the same man who admonished the police department for releasing a videotape of Mike Brown robbing a convenience store because it supposedly tainted any hope of justice? Hmm, I’m not sure how the truth impedes justice – except to show Mr. Brown was indeed the same criminal who “vigorously” assaulted Officer Wilson just moments later – but it’s...
  • Gov. Jay Nixon: Forget about innocent until proven guilty, prosecute Darren Wilson

    08/19/2014 8:37:21 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 67 replies ^ | August 19, 2014 | Governor Jay Nixon (YouTube)
    It seems Jay Nixon, the Democratic Governor of Missouri, doesn’t think too much of that whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing and has decided instead to call for a “vigourous prosecution” of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Not a vigorous investigation, mind you, but a vigorous prosecution. In other words, to hell with the evidence and the mitigating circumstances. Naturally, it doesn’t matter that over a dozen witnesses have corroborated Wilson’s side of the story. VIDEO
  • ‘Thunderstruck?’: Missouri Governor Helped Ferguson Get Surplus Military Equipment

    08/19/2014 11:25:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 18, 2014 | Melissa Quinn
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who yesterday said he was “thunderstruck” to learn how militarized police in Ferguson had become, signed off as recently as January on statewide participation in a Pentagon program providing local police departments with surplus equipment. In authorizing Ferguson police and other local law enforcement agencies to apply for firearms and other equipment, Nixon also directed his administration to “conduct management and oversight of the program,” documents show.
  • Obama Appears Wary About National Guard in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    ABC "news" ^ | 8/18/14
    ....Obama appeared wary today about the National Guard being sent to Ferguson, Missouri, saying he urged the governor to ensure the troops were involved in a "limited" way. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the state's National Guard to be deployed to the city this morning after another violent night of clashes between protesters and police over the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon disturbed by 'over-militarization' of police in Ferguson

    08/17/2014 4:20:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Alex Greg for MailOnline
    "Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he was 'thunderstruck' by images he saw of police forces responding to protests in Ferguson after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown as the midnight to 5am curfew enters its second night. Nixon, speaking to ABC News' Martha Raddatz on This Week on Sunday, said the sight of police in riot gear with armored tanks led to his decision to replace the local police force with highway patrol. The measure had a calming effect at first, but last night saw one man shot and seven arrested after resisting the curfew order. A picture has emerged...
  • Missouri Governor activates National Guard in Ferguson - without notifying the Golfer-in-Chief

    08/18/2014 9:55:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    CainTV ^ | Herman Cain
    FULL TITLE: Politics: Missouri Governor activates National Guard in Ferguson - without notifying the Golfer-in-Chief How DARE he!? After a week of protests rioting, looting, and violence in Ferguson Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon has decided to activate the National Guard. Guardsmen are being ordered into the city to quell the chaos and enforce a midnight curfew that, last night, resulted in renewed battles between police and angry residents.
  • Authorities Lift Curfew For Ferguson, Governor Says

    08/18/2014 1:32:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-18-14 | NBC
    Nixon also said that a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew, which had been in place for two nights, would be lifted. Police and protesters clashed both nights, with looting, vandalism, an attempt to overthrow the law enforcement command center and law enforcement officers targeted by gunfire, the governor said.
  • Ferguson Curfew Cancelled As National Guard Arrives; Holder Demands To "Remove The Damn Tanks"

    08/18/2014 1:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/18/14 | tyler durden
    The Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave "no heads up" to the White House before deploying The National Guard and has now made another abrupt decision as The National Guard closes in on Ferguson: *NIXON'S CALL TO HALT CURFEW TONIGHT MADE IN E-MAILED STATEMENT We presume when there are military tanks rolling through the streets of a town, there is no need for the actual implementation of a curfew... This once again rubs the administration's nose in it as AG Holder's comments from last week hang in the air: "get those damned tanks out of there." The neighborhood has been under...
  • Curfew dropped in Ferguson; attorney general to visit

    08/18/2014 5:57:01 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    KHOU ^ | 8/18/2014 | KHOU
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday dropped the curfew that had been in effect for two nights in an ill-fated effort to curb the violence and chaos that have ripped this city. Nixon announced that the National Guard would assume "limited responsibilities" to help keep order during nighttime protests over the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer. "With these additional resources in place, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will continue to respond appropriately to incidents of lawlessness and violence, and protect the civil rights of all peaceful citizens to make...
  • PROTESTERS STORM GOVERNOR’S ST. LOUIS OFFICE – Demand Removal of National Guard in #Ferguson

    08/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 252 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    PROTESTERS STORM GOVERNOR’S ST. LOUIS OFFICE – Demand Removal of National Guard in #Ferguson
  • White House “Did Not Know” National Guard Was Being Deployed In Ferguson

    08/18/2014 9:11:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies ^ | 8/18/14 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called the National Guard to Ferguson late Sunday without letting the White House know first. “Folks didn’t know,” an administration official told BuzzFeed Monday. “The White House did not know they were sending it in.” Nixon gave “no heads up,” the official said.
  • National Guard Ordered Onto Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

    08/18/2014 12:17:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 229 replies
    Missouri's governor ordered the National Guard onto the streets of Ferguson early Monday after another night of violence following the shooting by police of an unarmed black teen. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement. "Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and...
  • Jay Nixon: Ferguson robbery video had an "incendiary effect" (Channels Sharpton & Crump)

    08/17/2014 1:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CBS News' Face the Nation ^ | August 17, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Sunday that the Ferguson, Mo., police department's release of a surveillance video showing a man resembling Michael Brown committing a robbery at a convenience store produced a negative reaction in the ongoing unrest over the shooting of the 18-year-old black teenager. "I think it had an incendiary effect," Nixon said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation." "When you release pictures and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man, and at the same time you're releasing tarnish him, then properly,...

    08/17/2014 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014
    Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation," Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) said the local police "attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting" by releasing a video of Michael Brown allegedly engaging in a "strong-arm" convenience store robbery. "I think it had an incendiary effect," Nixon said. "I mean, when you release picture and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man and at the same time you’re releasing information to try to make it, to tarnish him, then properly, there was a lot of folks that were concerned...
  • MSNBC Host Falls Apart Over Ferguson Curfew

    08/16/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT · by absentee · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/16/14 | Caleb Howe In a press conference this afternoon with Governor Jay Nixon, State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, and other officials, a state of emergency was declared for Ferguson, MO, and a curfew instituted. After the press conference, MSNBC's anchor T.J. Holmes begins with editorializing ... "Wow. Folks, um, what you just heard, was pretty remarkable. To a community that has been shouting, expressing their anger, their outrage, understandable anger and outrage for the past week about being denied their rights, and about a young man being denied his right to live, they are now being told that their right to...
  • Curfew, State of Emergency Declared in Ferguson, Governor Says

    08/16/2014 1:45:22 PM PDT · by kristinn · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2014 | Matt Pearce, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Tina Susman
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a curfew Saturday in the city of Ferguson and a state of emergency after fresh violence erupted overnight amid public anger over the shooting death of a young unarmed black man by a white police officer.. The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m., starting tonight. “This is a test,” Nixon said at a news conference, saying “the eyes of the world” are watching to see how the city handles the aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown. The announcement comes after community activists had taken to the streets and social media...
  • Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    08/16/2014 1:30:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 16, 2014 4:29 PM EDT | David Lieb
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he’s declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said Saturday that the state will not allow a handful of looters to endanger the community and that there must be calm if justice is to be served. The curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m. Tensions in Ferguson flared late Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown and documents alleging Brown robbed...
  • Missouri governor faces impeachment over pro-gay ‘marriage’ executive order

    04/25/2014 7:56:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 04/25/2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    Republicans in the Missouri State House have brought three charges of impeachment against Democratic Governor Jay Nixon. The main charge relates to an Executive Order by Nixon that allows same-sex couples who "marry" in other states to file tax returns jointly in the state. Nixon said he was forced to make the decision because of how the state and federal tax codes are linked, but Republicans say it violates the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex "marriage." "This is such a blatant and serious violation of Missouri's constitution and Missouri law that the governor should be removed from office," said...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Democrat Gov. vetoes income tax cut for citizens, then seeks special carve outs for big business

    01/16/2014 1:21:10 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 1-16-14 | Will Freeland
    Just a few months after Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a small but beneficial income tax cut, totaling $700 million over 10 years (barely larger than the one-year value of recent cuts in North Carolina), the Governor convened a special session to provide tax carve-outs for aircraft manufacturer, Boeing. That special session resulted in $1.7 billion in tax incentives to be paid out over 23 years, albeit with some job creation performance targets Boeing is required to hit in order to receive said tax benefits. The juxtaposition of these events provides an awkward contradiction. First, the suggestion that Boeing needs...
  • Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of tax cut and gun bills stand in Missouri

    09/12/2013 6:10:54 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 5 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/12/13 | Jason Hancock
    Gov. Jay Nixon saw a historic number of his vetoes go down Wednesday at the hands of a Republican-dominated General Assembly. But in the end, he was able to claim victory on the year’s two most high-profile issues — a $700 million tax cut and a bill aimed at criminalizing enforcement of federal gun laws. Fifteen Republicans joined with every Democrat in the Missouri House to put the final nail in the coffin of a tax cut bill that many Republicans pointed to as the marquee achievement of the 2013 legislative session. The override came up 15 votes short of...
  • The Jay Nixon Record – Part II (Hilarious Video)

    08/19/2013 9:00:46 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 3 replies
    United for Missouri ^ | August 19, 2013 | Carl Bearden
    Recently we published a blog outlining Governor Jay Nixon’s less than stellar record of being upfront with Missourians. Nixon Administration Misleading Record In true “the buck doesn’t stop here fashion” Governor Nixon ran from his record calling the video in the blog a “personal attack”. Knowing that the Governor’s record is less than stellar, I can understand why he would run from it! Today’s video once again addresses the Governor’s record – his fiscal record. When he ran for re-election, he wanted everyone to believe he was a fiscal conservative. You know – balancing the budget (the legislature did that)...
  • It Isn’t About A Clown: Missouri’s History Of Attacking Dissent

    08/15/2013 10:47:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dana Show ^ | August 14, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    Missouri has a history of persecuting its residents for disagreement with Barack Obama. Clowngate isn’t the first assault against free speech. Let’s review. 1) During the 2008 elections St. Louis prosecutors and sheriffs formed the “Obama Truth Squad.” Prosecutors and sheriffs from across Missouri are joining something called the “Barack Obama Truth Squad.” Two high-profile prosecutors are part of the team. We met them this afternoon in the Central West this afternoon. They are Jennifer Joyce of the city (and) Bob McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney. They will be reminding voters that Barack Obama is a Christian, who...
  • United for Missouri Releases Powerful Video Listing Nixon’s Deceptions and Failures in Leadership

    08/07/2013 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 6 replies
    The Missouri Torch ^ | 8/7/13 | Duane Lester
    United for Missouri released a video this morning that the St. Louis Beacon descrbes as "the first time that the groups seeking an override of the governor’s veto have directly attacked Nixon." Carl Bearden writes at United for Missouri: The Governor’s track record of claiming to know what is going on in his administration is pretty dismal. His willingness to take responsibility, having the buck stop at his desk, is non-existent. His ability to be trusted… The Governor’s track record of knowing what is going on in his administration is pretty dismal. His willingness to take responsibility – having the buck...
  • Missouri Democratic express unease about governor's primary

    03/08/2004 10:07:47 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 5 replies · 1,187+ views
    Kansas City Star (AP) ^ | March 6, 2004 | SCOTT CHARTON (AP)
    HANNIBAL, Mo. - In a polite but tension-filled encounter, Gov. Bob Holden and primary challenger Claire McCaskill shared a stage Saturday before Democrats for the first time since both filed for an August showdown in the governor's race. Holden showed off the influence of incumbency, introducing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as keynote speaker for a party banquet and welcoming the endorsement of his fellow Democratic governor. McCaskill, the state auditor, was introduced long after Richardson's exit and - standing at the microphone next to the seated Holden - acknowledged at the outset: "I know this is a little tense."...
  • Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Concealed Gun Law

    02/26/2004 11:08:55 AM PST · by kt56 · 20 replies · 546+ views
    NewsChannel 5 St Louis ^ | Created: 2/26/2004 12:17:40 PM | newschannel5
    KSDK) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled in the ongoing fight over Missouri's "concealed carry" law. The ruling upholds the law as constitutional in Missouri. However, the court has reversed certain parts of the complicated law. For now, it can't be enforced in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Greene, or Camden counties because of funding concerns. But those same concerns could lead to future appeals, to prevent the law from taking effect in other counties. Under the law, Missourians age 23 and older can get concealed gun permits after passing background checks and a training course. We're gathering more information and...
  • Missouri House Votes to 'Nullify' Obamacare

    04/30/2012 5:22:09 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/27/2012 | Jack McHugh
    The Missouri state House voted Thursday to "nullify" Obamacare, making it illegal for federal or state officials to even attempt to enforce the law. This is by far the most rigorous expression of resistance by any state legislative body to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote moves the bill to the Missouri Senate, where its prospects are not known at this time. Missouri House Bill 1534 passed 108-44. According to the 10th Amendment Center, when the votes of members who were absent are added, the bill is likely to have sufficient votes in the House to override...
  • (Missouri) House passes drug testing for welfare recipients

    02/02/2011 4:48:20 PM PST · by Angelus · 11 replies ^ | January 31, 2011 | Rudi Keller
    JEFFERSON CITY — The House yesterday approved a measure that would impose drug-testing on welfare recipients. The measure passed by a vote of 116-27 and now heads to the Senate. Sponsored by Rep. Ellen Brandom, R-Sikeston, the measure would apply to all new applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, and those who are in TANF work-eligibility programs. If a state welfare worker determined there was “reasonable suspicion” the recipient was using drugs, the applicant would have to submit to a test or have their family benefits cut. Opponents of the bill used the projected $2 million cost...
  • Mo. House OKs Candidate Birth Records Requirement

    03/28/2012 6:44:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Birth records for presidential and vice presidential candidates would need to be publicly available for those appearing on Missouri ballots. Political parties would be required to give the secretary of state's office proof of their candidates' identity and that they are natural born citizens of the U.S. Write-in presidential candidates also would need to provide documentation. The records would be open to the public.
  • Missouri House of Reps Passes Powerful Nullification of Federal Gun Grab

    04/22/2013 9:17:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a nullification bill April 18 prohibiting the enforcement of federal gun grabs within the sovereign borders of the Show Me State. By a vote of 115-41, state lawmakers approved the Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 436), with nine Democrats crossing the aisle and voting “aye.” A nearly identical companion bill is currently working its way through the state Senate. It's sponsored by reliable friend of the Constitution, state Senator Brian Nieves. HB 436, which is sponsored by State Representative Doug Funderburk, was approved by the entire House fewer than 24 hours after passing the...
  • Missouri House Proposes Jail Time for Feds Violating the 2nd Amendment (Don't tread on Missouri)

    01/18/2013 1:37:30 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/16/13 | Jim Hoft
    Missouri conservatives proposed a bill that will punish feds violating the Second Amendment with jail time. The Tenth Amendment Center reported: Introduced by Missouri State Representative Casey Guernsey, with 61 co-sponsors, is the Missouri 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. House Bill 170 (HB170) would nullify any and all federal acts, orders, laws, statutes, rules, or regulations of the federal government on personal firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition. The bill states, in part: “Any official, agent, or employee of the federal government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the federal government upon a...
  • Missouri Lowers CCW Age to 21. Finally.

    07/12/2011 5:29:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11 July, 2011 | Daniel Zimmerman
    23 years of age, the Show Me state has had the highest age requirement for concealed carry in the nation. Legally an adult? Yep. Exercise the franchise? Check. Join the Army? Yes sir. Carry a heater? Uh, no…we really think you should really wait another five years. Until now, that is. Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, signed a new gun rights bill into law Friday that lowers the CCW age to 21. Other significant improvements enacted by the new law include prohibiting punitive sales taxes on firearms, enabling easier long gun purchases from contiguous states and allowing Missourians to own...
  • Five most vulnerable Dems in redistricting (Carnahan, Shuler, Critz, Peters, Kissell, others)

    08/20/2011 1:39:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/11 | Cameron Joseph
    Five most vulnerable Dems in redistrictingBy Cameron Joseph - 08/20/11 07:30 AM ET Congress’s lines are being redrawn, putting some longtime incumbents in a tough spot heading into next year’s election. Due to population shifts and partisan interests, some congressional districts are undergoing extreme makeovers, forcing their representatives to run in unfamiliar and sometimes inhospitable territory. Here are the five most vulnerable Democratic incumbents. #5: Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) Missouri is losing a congressional district, and Republicans in control of the Missouri statehouse overrode Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto to axe Carnahan’s suburban St. Louis district. He still plans to...
  • Distrusting Government

    07/03/2013 4:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Walther E. Williams
    Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing. Our nation's founders recognized that most human abuses are the result of government. As Thomas Paine said, "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Because of their fear of abuse, the Constitution's framers sought to keep the federal government limited in its power. Their distrust of Congress is seen in the governing rules and language used throughout our Constitution. The Bill of Rights is explicit in that distrust, using language such as "Congress shall not abridge," "shall not infringe,"...
  • MO Governor Nixon Issues Executive Order to Establish Obamacare Exchanges–Update: Nixon Backs Down?

    09/15/2011 12:04:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/15/11 | Publius
    We’ve just learned that the Missouri Health Insurance Pool has just voted on behalf of the state to accept $21 million dollars from the federal government to establish an health exchange here in Missouri. They are designating John Huff as the director. Didn’t Missourians vote overwhelmingly against Obamacare in 2008 with theirProp C vote? Just like President Obama does all the time, Nixon is taking the executive order route – completely bypassing the legislature. Original story here. In 2010, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Prop C, which negated key parts of ObamaCare. Ordinarily, only a legislature can appropriate funds, even if...
  • Detente for Missouri Dems (Missouri congressmen: white Carnahan tells black Clay: FU on House floor)

    04/19/2011 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | April 19, 2011 | Jonathan Allen
    Rep. Russ Carnahan has all but agreed to avoid a primary fight against Rep. Lacy Clay if, as expected, the two Democrats are drawn into the same district by the Missouri legislature. But for detente to occur, there had to be hostilities. Two weeks ago, a frustrated Carnahan approached Clay on the House floor. Carnahan had been hoping to get Clay and fellow Missouri Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleave to pressure Gov. Jay Nixon to veto a Republican remapping of the state’s congressional districts. Not only had Clay and Cleaver declined to help, they had stopped taking Carnahan’s calls on the...
  • Judge blocks state's gun law [Missouri]

    11/08/2003 5:58:46 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 17 replies · 307+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Saturday, November 8, 2003 | KIT WAGAR
    Round One of the court fight over concealed weapons went to gun opponents Friday when a St. Louis judge ruled that the law violated the Missouri Constitution.Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer ruled that a 10-word phrase in the state constitution's Bill of Rights banned the carrying of concealed weapons.The section at issue says that people have the right to bear arms “but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons.”“This is a direct limitation on the inherent power of the legislature to regulate the manner, time and place of the citizens' right to bear arms,” Ohmer wrote. “To read the...
  • Bill allows Missourians to get some criminal records expunged; intended as gun rights effort

    07/14/2012 5:26:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 14 July, 2012 | Chris Blank AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missourians who years ago passed bad checks, used a forged credit card or committed other types of crimes could get records of their misdeeds deleted.
  • St. Louis archdiocese laments veto of conscience bill

    07/16/2012 1:38:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 7/15/2012
    The Archdiocese of St. Louis voiced “deep sadness” that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill to require insurance companies to provide information and several accommodations for employers and employees who have religious objections to abortion, contraceptives and sterilizations. “This is a profound missed opportunity to assert conscience rights for Missouri citizens when those rights are in jeopardy from the federal HHS mandate,” the archdiocese said July 12. The legislation, S.B. 749, strengthened conscience protections against the compulsory purchase or provision of health care plans that include coverage for abortion-causing drugs, contraceptives or sterilizations. The archdiocese said that the legislation...
  • Missouri Democrats blame Kansas voter id law for suppressing Missouri vote

    11/05/2012 7:39:35 AM PST · by Missouri gal · 29 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 11/02/12 | David Helling
    Missouri Democrats are worried — about Kansas. They fear messages bleeding over the border will scare some of their voters away from the polls. In particular, they’re nervous about a highly visible advertising campaign telling Kansans they’ll need a picture ID to cast their ballots this year. Pictures aren’t required to vote in Missouri, in part because Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a photo ID law last year Read more here:
  • Missouri General Assembly Passes Comprehensive Firearm Reforms!

    05/16/2011 7:48:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 13 May, 2011 | nra-ila
    House Bill 294 Now Goes to Governor Nixon! Today, the 2011 Missouri legislative session closed with a fundamental victory for Missouri gun owners! Thanks to NRA member support, Missouri’s General Assembly approved comprehensive firearm reforms, sending House Bill 294 to Governor Jay Nixon for his signature. House Bill 294, authored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-20) and sponsored in the Senate by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), is a comprehensive firearm reform bill that would address a number of Right-to-Carry issues important to Missouri’s law-abiding gun owners. The Missouri Senate passed House Bill 294 by an overwhelming 27 to 6...