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  • Trump will not speak publicly at opening of Mississippi’s Civil Rights Museum

    12/09/2017 5:43:02 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/9/17 | Phil McCausland
    President Donald Trump will participate in a separate private event at the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday morning, rather than in the public ceremony. The decision came after the president’s plan to attend the opening erupted into controversy. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the White House agreed to have a separate event after a series of noteworthy civil rights leaders and speakers decided to boycott the event and local groups planned to protest. Trump will tour the museum and speak at a private program in the morning, and the public ceremony will begin...
  • Student suspended for debating Islamic extremism with Muslim peer in debate club

    12/07/2017 8:16:56 AM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/07/2017 | KAYLA SCHIERBECKER
    A Missouri high school that suspended a student for making critical comments about Islamic extremism says he’s not allowed to appeal the finding of wrongdoing. Senior Alex Lonsdale, a member of Liberty High’s nationally ranked debate club, says he was just trying to have a friendly debate. During his free period Oct. 17 at the public school near Kansas City, Lonsdale joined a spontaneous conversation among acquaintances about the nature of Islam.
  • BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday

    12/06/2017 11:34:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign. A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday. Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
  • Democratic Fundraiser Charged With Racially Motivated Gun Crime

    12/05/2017 6:39:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is a wild story, albeit a local one, coming from Missouri. A top fundraiser for the Democratic Party has been arrested and charged with a racially motivated gun crime. Matthew Lieberman is accused of drawing a handgun at two locations, firing shots, and shouting racial epithets. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that surveillance footage captured Lieberman with a firearm, along with shell casings at the scene that matched those found in his car. He was arrested on November 29. His bail has been set at $250,000 (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch): Veteran Democratic fundraiser Matthew Lieberman has been charged...
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • St. Louis pizza driver kills robbery suspect during delivery, police say

    12/04/2017 4:53:14 AM PST · by fungoking · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/3/17 | staff
    A St. Louis pizza driver shot and killed a 17-year-old youth who police said was one of two suspects trying to rob him during a delivery Thursday night. Police identified the dead man as Lavon Courtney Jr., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. One suspect struck the driver on the head with a firearm, then ran back to his vehicle while shooting, police told St. Louis' Fox 2. The pizza driver returned fire with his own weapon, striking one suspect and prompting the other to flee, the report said. The delivery driver called police after arriving back at the pizza shop,...
  • Tax bill: Senate passes sweeping tax overhaul in early morning vote

    12/02/2017 11:22:31 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 31 replies
    CBS (Commie Bull Spreading) ^ | December 2, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    The Senate narrowly passed Republicans' tax reform legislation early Saturday morning with no Democratic support, following a marathon voting session overnight. The bill, approved just before 2 a.m. in a 51-49 vote, next heads to conference, where House and Senate negotiators will work out the differences in their bills. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was the only Republican to vote no on the measure. The House bill also passed with no Democratic support last month.The legislation was officially released shortly before the vote, giving the public little time to examine the final details. Democrats were outraged, asking for more time to...
  • 'Right to Work' Designed to Keep Black Workers Poor

    12/01/2017 4:29:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | November 30, 2017 | Lew Moye
    In his commentary "Unions ignore long history of excluding minorities from jobs," Missouri Rep. Shamed Dogan (R) highlighted past discriminatory practices in organized labor’s history as reason for implementing our state’s currently pending "right to work" law, along with other anti-worker measures such as ending prevailing wage and minimum wage requirements. To claim that unions continue to exclude minorities and are detrimental to working people is ridiculous and erroneous in the face of the facts. The truth is, enacting right to work and other anti-worker laws would only hurt the minority communities Dogan seeks to protect, by lowering wages, reducing benefits and...
  • Bishops and pastors gather at Missouri Planned Parenthood to condemn Black genocide

    11/27/2017 9:35:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Nov. 26, 2017 | Carole Novielli |
    On November 11, 2017, a large group of Church of God in Christ (COGIC) bishops and pastors gathered outside Planned Parenthood of St. Louis to pray and decry Black genocide in their community as part of the COGIC’s Family Life Campaign, a partnership with Human Coalition. Catherine Davis, founder of the Restoration Project, called the event “historic,” adding, “Many who were out there were bishops. The significance of this was remarkable because of the level of influence each bishop and pastor has within the church and their various communities.” Catherine Davis Davis told Live Action News that the pastors and...
  • Joe Biden Locker Room Promise to John Danforth: Make Sure Anita Hill Testimony was ‘Very Quick’

    11/22/2017 12:39:39 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 12:33 pm, November 22nd, 2017 | by Colin Kalmbacher |
    Joe Biden made a promise in the Senate men’s gym to keep Anita Hill‘s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee “very quick,” according to former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder. That promise was apparently made to then-Senator John Danforth of Missouri, a Republican. Danforth was Clarence Thomas‘ chief sponsor during Thomas’ 1991 Senate confirmation hearings. In a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post on November 16, Hill and five of her biggest congressional boosters–all former or current female Democratic politicians–sat down to reflect on the strenuous ordeal that Hill went through during those hearings. Without fail, each of the six women...
  • 'Non-white' student linked to racist graffiti inside school, officials say

    11/22/2017 7:10:53 AM PST · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    School officials in a Missouri community were making plans Tuesday to discipline a “non-white” student whom they said had confessed to writing a racial slur and the phrase “White Lives Matter” on a mirror inside a girls’ restroom at a high school. Parkway schools Superintendent Keith Marty said in a statement Tuesday that the revelation that a non-white student was involved was surprising, but it did not “diminish the hurt” caused by the incident at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield. "The behavior was wrong and the student will be held accountable for this serious act according to our student...
  • Deadly road construction season in Kansas City wrapping up in time for winter

    11/08/2017 7:58:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 6, 2017 | Robert A. Cronkleton
    With winter fast approaching, one of the deadliest Kansas City road construction seasons in recent memory is coming to a close. Crews last week removed the concrete safety barriers along the Interstate 435 pavement reconstruction project in Overland Park. ItÂ’s one of several road projects that have caused major crashes, inspiring the department of transportation in Kansas to add rumble strips to the I-435 project. The first season of the two-year project is complete, and crews re-striped the highway over the weekend. The 140,000 vehicles that travel that road every day now can move along the original lanes. The $16.34...
  • Renewable Energy – By Royal Decree!

    11/04/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2017 | Paul Driessen
    In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of its electricity with fossil fuel and nuclear power, 1.6% with hydroelectric, and just 1.5% with wind and solar. The St. Louis Metro Area did roughly the same. But now, by royal decree, the St. Louis City Crown has made it clear, the climate must be perfect all year – and by 2035 the city will somehow, magically be powered by 100% “clean, sustainable” electricity. The Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution calling for this to happen – via tougher energy efficiency measures and a transition to wind and solar power. The decision was...
  • [N. Korea] Here Are Some Interesting Details About The Way U.S. B-2 Bombers Trained Over The U.S...

    11/01/2017 2:35:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Oct 30 2017 | David Cenciotti
    Here Are Some Interesting Details About The Way U.S. B-2 Bombers Trained Over The U.S. To Strike North Korea By David Cenciotti Some unusual activity took place in the skies over Missouri a couple of weeks ago. Including B-2s referring to air strikes on DPKR target on the radio. Just routine stuff or a message to Pyongyang? What appears to be a medium size exercise, involving several different assets, took place over CONUS (Continental U.S.) in the night on Oct. 19 and Oct. 18, 2017. Tons of military traffic, including B-2s and B-52s bombers, E-3 Sentry AEW (Airborne Early Warning)...
  • Ex-Senator says 'Hateful' Trump Does Not Represent Party

    10/19/2017 10:04:56 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 25, 2017 | Jason Devaney
    A former Republican lawmaker and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations blasted President Donald Trump in an opinion piece published this week. Former Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo., wrote in The Washington Post that Trump is not a true Republican because of one main reason: he stands against having a unified nation.
  • Alorica to create 400 jobs in Joplin (Full-time, Benefits available in Missouri)

    10/12/2017 12:16:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Joplin Globe ^ | October 10, 2017 | Jordan Larimore
    At a news conference Wednesday, global customer service company Alorica will announce the addition of 400 jobs to its Joplin contact center. All of the new jobs the company will be announcing full-time positions eligible for benefits, said Jacob Kramer, senior director, on Tuesday. Kramer said the company's clients have praised Alorica's customer service performance and wanted to expand the use of its services. Kramer declined to name any specific clients. The company's business model is set up where it secures contracts with companies to provide customer service specialists through its various centers around the globe. Alorica's website says it...
  • Josh Hawley Running for Claire McCaskill's Missouri Senate Seat

    10/10/2017 7:53:19 AM PDT · by fungoking · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/10/17 | Andrew Egger
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Monday evening that he is running for Senate in 2018. The young Republican may prove the most formidable challenger yet to Claire McCaskill, who is widely seen as one of the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats. Hawley, who is popular and well-connected in Missouri, enters the race an instant frontrunner in the Republican primary. In his announcement video, Hawley skips straight to his general election pitch: that McCaskill, a two-term incumbent, is out of step with his state’s values. “Senator McCaskill, she’s been in D.C. forever,” Hawley says in the video. “She’s turned her back...
  • Satanist wins transfer of her abortion rights case to the Missouri Supreme Court

    10/09/2017 12:18:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Max Londberg
    A Missouri woman who is an adherent of the Satanic Temple won a victory in court last week in her quest to show that state abortion law violates her religious beliefs. The Western District Court of Appeals ruled in her favor Tuesday, writing that her constitutional challenge — rare for its basis in religion — presented “a contested matter of right that involves fair doubt and reasonable room for disagreement.” The woman, identified as Mary Doe in court documents, argued that her religion does not adhere to the idea that life begins at conception, and, because of that, the prerequisites...
  • Next-generation battery developer's new Joplin facility will create 100 jobs (Missouri)

    10/05/2017 3:05:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ZAF Energy Systems Inc. opened a new production facility in Joplin Thursday, which is expected to create more than 100 jobs. The Montana-based company, which develops next-generation battery technology, is expanding its production capacity to meet customer demand and drive more interest in its rechargeable nickel zinc battery (NiZn) as a replacement for lead-acid batteries. The additional capacity also will help it expedite licensing and joint venture negotiations, as well as commercializing its products on a global scale. “We just weren’t able to keep up with the demand with the capacity we had in Montana,” said ZAF CEO Randy Moore...
  • White Nationalism Is as Much of a Threat to U.S. as ISIS, FBI's Open Investigations Show

    09/29/2017 12:40:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 83 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 9/27/17 | Harriet Sinclair /thehill
    The number of attacks carried out by white supremacists were “almost triple” those of those carried out by people who identified with groups such as ISIS, said Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri. And government data obtained by The Hill suggests the number of white supremacist attacks compared to those from radical Islamist groups was as many as two to one. “We have had zero hearings on the threat of domestic terrorists and the threat they pose and our response to it,” McCaskill said, explaining there had been a number of hearings about ISIS, but none about white supremacists. But...