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  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • Compulsory Union Dues Put Missouri Manufacturing Job Opportunities at Risk

    07/14/2018 7:38:22 AM PDT · by willowsdale · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 13 | Stan Greer
    Early last year, Kentucky and Missouri respectively became the 27th and 28th states to adopt Right to Work laws. But what they have experienced since with regard to labor policy is not at all the same. The Bluegrass State Right to Work law took effect in January 2017 and has remained in effect ever since. A union boss-instigated lawsuit to overturn the statute was dismissed this January; union lawyers’ appeal has at this writing yet to be heard by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The Show-Me State Right to Work law, in contrast, has yet to take effect. Union bosses were...
  • Lindbergh continues to charge for kindergarten in Missouri (Immigrants free though)

    07/13/2018 10:32:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Bristol Herald Courier ^ | July 13, 2018 | Kristen Taketa
    SAPPINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Like many other parents, Rachel Major moved to the Lindbergh School District in 2006 because she wanted good public schools. Lindbergh, a slice of south St. Louis County where a typical home costs more than $200,000, is one of the highest-rated school districts in Missouri. But when her oldest son was finishing preschool two years ago, she was surprised to learn that she would have to pay $3,500 for him to attend Lindbergh's full-day kindergarten. "Why are we paying tuition to a public school?" said Major, whose 5-year-old daughter will start full-day kindergarten at Sappington Elementary...
  • Voters in Red states w/ shaky Sen. Dems: Confirm Trump pick

    07/11/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A new poll shows that voters in battleground states represented by vulnerable Senate Democrats decisively want President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)... The poll conducted by the Tarrance Group between July 5 and 8 revealed that voters agree by a decisive margin of at least 12 percent that their senators should confirm the SCOTUS appointment Trump announced Monday night. After explaining that the U.S. Senate will vote on the president’s appointment to replace Justice Kennedy, it asked voters, “Do you think Senator [Nelson, Donnelly, McCaskill, Heitkamp, or...
  • Customer Manages to Go Home, Get His Gun, COME BACK…and Stop a Robbery Before Police Arrive

    07/10/2018 1:21:58 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 61 replies
    A resident of Boonville, Missouri, became a hero this week when he detained a convenience store robber at gunpoint until police arrived. What makes this story interesting is that our Good Samaritan, Jim Hayes, didn’t have his gun on him while he was in the store. Nor was it in his car. In fact, the gun was in his home when the stick-up happened. According to a witness, the robber (Elijah Carter, pictured above) took a knife and hammer from the counter and demanded the cash in the register. That’s when Hayes walked out of the store, got behind...
  • Lamborghini erupts into flames at gas station

    07/09/2018 1:45:26 PM PDT · by DFG · 94 replies
    WFAA ^ | 07/09/3028 | Ashley Cole
    It looked like a scene from a movie this weekend at a gas station in Kirkwood, Missouri. Emergency crews responded to the Mobil gas station at about 8 p.m. Saturday after a luxury car caught fire. Photos have gone viral across social media of the blue Lamborghini engulfed in flames. A video also posted socially appears to show what may have led to the fire. In the video, a van at a nearby pump drives off with the gas nozzle still attached to the car, pulling the hose away and spraying gas onto the Lamborghini.
  • The Rough Life of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

    06/30/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | June 30, 2018 | John Loudon
    Can you imagine the pain of having to use your private jet because you broke your thousand-dollar tablet and couldn’t stand a creaky drawer in your luxury RV?Such is the rough life of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.Senator McCaskill’s phony campaign RV tour — parts of which she spent traveling on her private jet — definitively demonstrates how out of touch she is with hard working Missourians. When confronted with evidence of her dishonesty about her private jet, McCaskill whined, "I added some stops with the use of the plane, but I was on the RV so much that the broken...
  • Professor asks men to send pictures of their private parts for 'size and self-esteem' research study

    06/26/2018 11:06:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Sociology professor Alicia Walker is asking male participants to voluntarily send photos of their anatomy along with measurements – in an aroused and non-aroused state – as part of a research project approved by the Missouri State University Institutional Review Board, The College Fix reported. “The study is examining the importance of men's self-esteem and feelings about their bodies and their experiences in a society that worships size and tells men that they're less than if they don't measure up,” Walker told Fox News. “For the men I've spoken to thus far, that impact has been grave.” Walker clarified that men are not emailing...
  • Manchin gives McCaskill Heimlich maneuver after choking, McCaskill suffers broken rib

    06/25/2018 6:10:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 66 replies
    MSN CNN ^ | June 25, 2018
    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill suffered a broken rib after choking at a Senate lunch Thursday, where her Senate colleague Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, performed the Heimlich maneuver to save her. The story was first reported by The Washington Post. "She started choking. People cough, you think, well. And then started getting real red. 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe,' " Manchin said Monday. "I was big enough and tall enough to get some leverage on her and pick her up off her feet. I kept jerking and jerking and jerking until she said, 'You're hurting me now.' "...
  • Construction, hiring for Nucor steel mill in Sedalia nearly underway (250 jobs in Missouri)

    06/23/2018 3:00:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sedalia Democrat ^ | June 22, 2018 | Nuria Martinez-Keel
    Preparations are in full swing for Nucor Steel Sedalia LLC as the company works to establish its steel rebar micro-mill. Nucor’s local staff are operating temporarily from the J.A. Lamy Manufacturing Co. building as they oversee the lengthy process of building the third steel micro-mill in the United States. Vice President and General Manager Kevin Van De Ven said Nucor is aiming to have the facility operational by the fourth quarter of 2019. Construction contractors are in the middle of compacting and leveling dirt before building can begin. The next step will involve receiving the necessary permits to start construction....
  • Parkland students hold gun violence town hall meeting at Cardinal Ritter [Camera Hogs in Ferguson]

    06/18/2018 7:40:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    FOX ST LOUIS ^ | D Henderson
    .... town hall included David Hogg, the young man whose been one of the leaders of the movement following the Parkland shooting. Hogg was one of the panelist at the town hall meeting that in other students from Parkland and St. Louis students. Before arriving at Cardinal Ritter, Parkland students went to Ferguson to meet and speak with Michael Brown, Sr. the father of Michael Brown, Jr.
  • Yorkie stays with missing toddler all night, alerts search party with 'weak bark'

    06/17/2018 9:57:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 6/16/18 | M.L. NESTEL
    A loyal Yorkshire terrier stayed with a missing 3-year-old girl in a dense cornfield in Missouri all night -- and heroically led a search party to them with a "weak bark," authorities said. Remy Merritt and her dog, Fat Heath, had gone missing Thursday night in Qulin, triggering a desperate search that brought in some 150 volunteers, authorities said. But it wasn't until Fat Heath responded to barks from one of the search dogs that rescuers ended the 12-hour ordeal and found Remy and her trusty companion. "One of the dogs barked and a weaker bark was returned," Clark Parrott,...
  • Claire McCaskill’s Private Plane Used on Campaign’s RV Tour Through Missouri

    06/13/2018 8:33:42 AM PDT · by fungoking · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/12/18 | Brent Scher
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) said her campaign was "hitting the road" in an RV to tour the state, but public flight information indicates that travel also occurred on her million-dollar private plane. The RV, named BigBlue by the campaign, was unveiled late last month by McCaskill, who said she was "very excited to hit the road" in it for an upcoming "Veterans for Claire" tour. The campaign kept a live blog of its three-day RV trip from May 29 to May 31, posting updates of its whereabouts. Unmentioned on the blog is the role McCaskill's private plane played on...
  • What Black Voters Want

    05/09/2018 3:40:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/8/2018
    In 2018, black voters are finding out just what the hell they had to lose. Nazis and Klansmen march openly and proudly, and hate crimes appear to be on the rise. Police killings of people—especially black people—remain largely the same year to year, and this iteration of the Justice Department has largely abdicated any federal responsibility in reducing brutality. An infant-mortality crisis is tightening its grip on the most marginalized communities, and across many economic metrics—from evictions, to generational wealth, to segregation—disparities are either stagnating or trending in the wrong direction. Fifty years after the Kerner Commission’s report said the...
  • Nestlé Finalizes Factory Deal in Trenton, MO for Future Manufacturing of Chef-mate® Products

    06/09/2018 6:09:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | June 4, 2018
    SOLON, Ohio, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nestlé announced that it has finalized the purchase agreement for the manufacturing assets in Trenton, MO that will support future production of the Chef-mate brand. Chef-mate is a leading brand in foodservice sold through Nestlé Professional, the out-of-home division of Nestlé S.A. The purchase of these assets will allow Nestlé to implement a focused and lean operation in Trenton while delivering the highest quality manufacturing for the Chef-mate brand. The Chef-mate brand was established in 1964. The product line features authentic comfort food classics like Chef-mate Country Sausage Gravy, Chef-mate Corned Beef...
  • Clintons, Obamas hit new heights in presidential profiteering

    06/08/2018 6:13:36 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | june 8 | pe
    Harry Truman just went home. After his presidency ended in January,1953 he caught a train and went back to Independence, Missouri to live in his mother-in law's house. Always a man of modest means, Truman didn't even own a house
  • Dems flip GOP-held legislative seat in Missouri

    06/06/2018 6:14:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    thehill ^ | 06/06/2018 | Lauren Arthur
    Democrats on Tuesday added to their list of special election wins in Republican districts since President Trump took office, picking up a Missouri state Senate district in suburban Kansas City. State Rep. Lauren Arthur (D) bested state Rep. Kevin Corlew (R) in Missouri's 17th district, which covers parts of Clay County north of Kansas City. The district favored Trump over Hillary Clinton by a 49 percent to 45 percent margin in 2016. At the same time, the district favored Democrat Jason Kander, who narrowly lost to Sen. Roy Blunt (R) that year. The seat came open when the previous incumbent,...
  • Mike Parson takes oath of office, becomes Missouri governor

    06/02/2018 8:15:18 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | June 1, 2018 | Kevin S. Held
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mike Parson was sworn in as the 57th Governor of Missouri Friday afternoon, ending the tumultuous term of Eric Greitens, who resigned amid accusations of campaign impropriety and sexual misconduct involving a mistress. The oath was administered at 5:30 p.m. by Judge Mary Rhodes Russell in a private ceremony due to time constraints. Parson said he'll hold a public swearing-in at a later date. Parson, 62, was born and raised in Wheatland, Missouri and is a third-generation farmer. He spent six years in the US Army, serving two tours with the Military Police Corps, before returning...
  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns, ending political career once aimed at presidency

    05/29/2018 2:33:31 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 99 replies
    KC Star ^ | 5/29/18 | Jason Hancock
    Eric Greitens stormed into the governor’s office in January 2017 vowing to clean up a state government he said was corrupt. He resigned Tuesday just as abruptly as he had arrived on Missouri's political scene, his career buried under an avalanche of scandal and felony charges. Mike Parson, 63, a fellow Republican and former sheriff who served 11 years in the General Assembly before being elected as lieutenant governor in 2016, will take over as Missouri’s 57th governor. He’ll finish Greitens’ term, which runs until January 2021. A Rhodes scholar and former Navy SEAL, Greitens was once considered one of...
  • Dog attacks its family of four in Florissant, sending three to hospital (Missouri)

    05/24/2018 8:41:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 23, 2018 | Christine Byers
    A pit bull-bulldog mix... attacked its own family of four Monday, sending three people to the hospital to be treated for their wounds. One adult and two teens, ages 16 and 13, were taken to the hospital to be treated ... Family identified the animal to police as a pit bull. Animal control called it a pit bull-American bulldog mix. ... Another adult in the home also was attacked, but was not taken to a hospital, he said. The dog is now in the custody of the St. Louis County Health Department... Florissant had an ordinance banning pit bulls, but...