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  • Race tightens in Virginia; Trump down by 1 in Colorado, up by 9 in Missouri

    09/25/2016 8:05:22 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 33 replies
    YouGov ^ | 9/25/16 | CBS/YouGov
    Ahead of the first presidential debate Democrat Hillary Clinton gets mixed results …
  • St. Louis officer accused of planting gun on man that he shot after chase

    09/23/2016 5:09:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 21, 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A St. Louis police officer who killed a suspect has been accused of planting a gun in his victim’s car after new video of the shooting’s aftermath emerged. Video and audio from inside the police car show the officer saying, “Going to kill this motherf----- don’t you know it” during the chase. The officer said in a memo obtained by the Post-Dispatch that he saw a silver handgun in his hand when he was in his car at the restaurant, and that he believed Smith was reaching for a gun after the crash. He wrote that he found the silver...
  • Senate 1 Poll Results (MO) [Interesting Trump Numbers]

    09/23/2016 8:19:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Missouri Scout ^ | 23 Sept 2016
    Last weeks MOScout Poll gave Sen. Scott Sifton(D) a large lead in the Senate 1 race. It gave Sifton(D) 49% to Republican challenger Randy Jotte's 37% (with 14% undecided).... ...in House 94 ... It has Trump ahead of Clinton 46% to 40%, and Koster(D) leading Greitens (R) [for Govenor] 46% to 41% ...
  • Where’s the playground, Susie?

    09/22/2016 7:16:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A playground in Missouri is becoming a political minefield. "Only one religious freedom case is currently before the Supreme Court this upcoming term: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley," the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) notes. "Trinity Lutheran is a case about a religious preschool that was rejected from a state program that provides reimbursement grants to purchase rubberized surface material (tire scraps) for children’s playgrounds." "The preschool was ultimately denied the grant for its playground solely because the playground belongs to a religious organization." The ADF is a national network of lawyers who undertake religious liberty cases. The...
  • Missouri Senate: Where do Roy Blunt and Jason Kander Stand on Abortion?

    09/18/2016 12:13:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Karen Cross
    Every election year, National Right to Life publishes downloadable comparison flyers about the various Senate candidates. The downloadable version for Missouri’s “Where do the Senate Candidates Stand on Life?” is available here. The candidates have very different views on abortion. Here is an overview of their positions on abortion-related issues. Abortion on Demand Roy Blunt is pro-life. He opposes abortion on demand, and supports protection for unborn children. In contrast, Jason Kander supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason. Late Abortion Roy Blunt co-sponsored and voted to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act...
  • Popcorn: The New York Times Had A Total Meltdown Over Missouri Constitutional Carry Law

    09/17/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    It’s now law. In Missouri, you no longer need a license to carry a firearm in public. They’re the 12th state to adopt such a law known as constitutional carry; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) represents a state with such a law. To those who love freedom and the Second Amendment, it’s a great day for the expansion of constitutional rights. For anti-gun liberals, it’s a day for hysterics, which wasperfectly captured by the editorial board of The New York Times: The measure has drawn no great national attention, but it certainly provides further evidence that gun safety cannot be...
  • CNN's Sally Kohn: It's 'good' if conservatives feel unable to speak on campus

    09/17/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 154 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 17, 2016 | Blake Neff
    When Powers argued that speech should be protected because by itself it is never dangerous, Kohn countered by saying Powers failed to recognize her white privilege. Speech that seems harmless to middle or upper-class whites, she said, could be deeply threatening to poor and non-white communities. If somebody claims to feel certain speech is unsafe, Kohn said, they should be believed. "Feelings are valid," she said, according to Stroup. "I'm never going to argue with people's feelings." Kohn also said it's a good thing if conservatives feel unable to express their views for fear of encountering hostility from their peers...
  • Emerson Poll: Trump Leads Clinton Nationally [tr] [PDF]

    09/16/2016 12:40:01 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    BOSTON, MA – In the first national poll conducted by Emerson College during this general election season, the presidential race is looking like a dead heat, with Donald Trump edging out Hillary Clinton 43% to 41%, well within the poll’s 3.4% margin of error (MOE). Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson holds 9% of the popular vote, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein gets 2%. Eight in 10 (81%) of voters surveyed nationally were aware that Clinton was recently diagnosed with pneumonia, a revelation that appears to be hurting her with some voters. (Additional details are below.)
  • NRA Endorses Democrat for Governor in Missouri

    09/16/2016 5:44:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA has been a bi-partisan group, at least since the formation of the NRA-ILA in 1975. The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA.In the last few elections, few Democrats have been endorsed, because few Democrats supported the Second Amendment in any meaningful way.As they say, the NRA did not leave the Democrat Party.  The Democrat Party left the NRA. There are exceptions.  A controversial pick was Harry Reid, Senator (D) from Nevada, who got an A rating from the NRA.  Many have wanted the NRA-ILA to broaden their criteria to issues other than the right to...
  • Missouri senator sits during Pledge of Allegiance in protest

    09/15/2016 6:08:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    kmbc.com ^ | 09/15/2016 | n/a
    A Democratic state senator from St. Louis refused to stand while her colleagues recited the Pledge of Allegiance in the Missouri Capitol. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said she acted in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the national anthem all season in protest of police brutality and racial oppression in the United States.
  • Trump Leads Clinton Nationally and in Four States...(CO +4%, GA +6%, MO +13%, AR +28%, US +2%)

    09/15/2016 12:55:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 139 replies
    Emerson College ^ | September 15, 2015
    Title: "Trump Leads Clinton Nationally and in Four States Polled; 3 of 4 Senate Incumbents Look Safe; Pneumonia News Hurting Clinton" BOSTON, MA - In the first national poll conducted by Emerson College during this general election season, the presidential race is looking like a dead heat, with Donald Trump edging out Hillary Clinton 43% to 41%, well within the poll’s 3.4% margin of error (MOE). Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson holds 9% of the popular vote, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein gets 2%. ​ Eight in 10 (81%) of voters surveyed nationally were aware that Clinton was recently diagnosed...
  • Missouri Becomes 11th Constitutional Carry State

    09/15/2016 7:51:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/14/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature voted to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of bill SB 656 and allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons without a permit. This is known as "Constitutional carry." Missouri is now the 11th state to have a Constitutional carry law on the books.
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • Trump Speaks at Schlafly Funeral

    09/14/2016 12:37:23 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 September 2016 | Steve Byas
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump praised longtime conservative champion Phyllis Schlafly at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday and at her funeral in St. Louis the following day. In a statement released on Monday, the day Schlafly passed away, Trump said: “Phyllis Schlafly is a conservative icon who led millions to action, reshaped the conservative movement, and fearlessly battled globalism and ‘kingmakers’ on behalf of America’s workers and families. I was honored to spend time with her during this campaign as she waged one more great battle for national sovereignty.” Schlafly established herself as one of the greatest...
  • Missouri House takes step toward overriding photo ID veto

    09/14/2016 11:45:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2016 2:40 PM EDT | Summer Ballentine and David A. Lieb
    Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature took the first step Wednesday toward overriding a veto of a voter photo ID requirement as it met in a short session to also consider a measure significantly relaxing the state’s gun laws. The sweeping guns legislation would allow most adults to carry concealed weapons without needing a permit while also expanding people’s right to defend themselves both in public and private places. The elections law change would require people to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls, if voters also approve a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Both measures passed earlier this year...
  • Boeing rolls out T-X trainer prototype

    09/13/2016 9:50:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    aviation analysis wing ^ | September 13, 2016
    Boeing unveiled the first prototype of its trainer aircraft for U.S. Air Force T-X advanced pilot trainer program co-developed with the Saab. The aircraft was rolled out from Boeing's facility in St.Louis, Missouri were the F/A-18 and F-15 fighters are assembled. The clean sheet design will be offered to replace the 55 year old Northrop Grumman T-38 fleet operated by USAF for pilot training. The aircraft features anhedral wings and tail fin with side mounted engine air intakes. What makes the Boeing's T-X design unique from the other three competitors is the twin canted tail plane. Other competitors in...
  • Appeals court will not block do-over election for state rep race in St. Louis

    09/13/2016 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 2 replies
    StlToday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | September 13, 2016 | Doug Moore
    [Full title: Appeals court will not block Friday's do-over election for 78th District state rep race in St. Louis] ST. LOUIS • An appellate court has ruled that the do-over election on Friday between Penny Hubbard and Bruce Franks Jr. for 78th District state representative will go on. "There was substantial evidence to support the trial court’s decision, it was not against the weight of the evidence, and the court did not erroneously declare or apply the law. The judgment is affirmed," Judge Roy L. Richter wrote on behalf of the Missouri Court of Appeals. "No matter what happens Friday,...
  • Chiefs' Marcus Peters raises fist during anthem; Arian Foster to raise fist as well

    09/11/2016 11:36:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 11, 2016 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters raised his fist through the national anthem before Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium, as the team interlocked their arms. The Chiefs won't be alone in their demonstration during the Star Spangled Banner on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks have said they also plan to stand and interlock arms. Their opponent in the game, the Miami Dolphins, plan to take another approach. Dolphins running back Arian Foster told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that he plans to take a knee and raise his fist during the national anthem. He...
  • Top Ferguson activist found shot in burning car, police say

    09/07/2016 3:16:51 PM PDT · by sipow · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/7/2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A 29-year-old activist who rose to prominence in the protests following the police killing of Michael Brown was found dead in a burning car in a St. Louis suburb, according to police. Upon putting out the fire, police found Seals inside the vehicle. He had suffered a gunshot wound, police said. McGuire declined to release further details, pending an ongoing investigation. Seals' Twitter bio said he was a "Businessman, Revolutionary, Activist, Unapologetically BLACK, Afrikan in AmeriKKKa, Fighter, Leader." Describing Seals as a factory line worker and hip-hop musician, The St. Louis American reported he was highly vocal during the Ferguson...
  • Embarrassing Turnout For Hillary Clinton Keynote Speech At Baptist Convention

    09/09/2016 2:28:30 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spierling
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote speech at the National Baptist Convention Thursday night, but photos show that many people failed to show up. Prior to the speech, workers moved in wall partitions in the giant venue, according to tweets from several reporters who were there.
  • BREAKING: DONALD TRUMP to Attend Phyllis Schlafly Funeral – Express Condolences

    09/09/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 9/09/16 | Jim Hoft
    xclusive from Eagle Forum representatives… Donald Trump will attend the funeral service tomorrow in St. Louis of friend and supporter Phyllis Schlafly. Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly passed away at age 92 on Monday. Schlafly was a constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author, speaker, columnist and founder of the Eagle Forum. Phyllis was active promoting conservative agenda until her passing. She wrote a weekly column for over 50 years. Schlafly released a book in August with co-authors Ed Martin and Bret Decker – The Conservative Case for Trump.
  • Photos: Embarrassing Turnout For Hillary Clinton Keynote Speech At Baptist Convention(DOH!)

    09/09/2016 8:46:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote speech at the National Baptist Convention Thursday night, but photos show that many people failed to show up. Prior to the speech, workers moved in wall partitions in the giant venue, according to tweets from several reporters who were there. Workers cutting the room down by a third with lower than expected turnout for #clintonkc speech. pic.twitter.com/L60YFfBpO1 — Frank Morris (@FrankNewsman) September 8, 2016 Convention hall turned out lights in un-occupied part of hall for @HillaryClinton speech, now partitioning it off pic.twitter.com/O5Az8EfiRD — Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) September 8, 2016 Even during the...
  • Clinton Campaign Stunner – Dismal Attendance For Hillary Clinton Key Note Address in Kansas City…

    09/09/2016 7:26:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | September 8, 2016 | sundance
    The National Baptist Convention is being held in Kansas City Missouri with thousands of baptist worshipers from all fifty states. Hillary Clinton was the key note speaker. The convention organizers anticipated considerable -and enthusiastic- attendance, amid a predominantly black audience. The first day of the convention almost every seat was full –SEE HERE– There was no reason to anticipate the convention attendees would not show up for Hillary Clinton. The Kansas City Convention Center was set up in the same manner as the prior days general sessions where almost every seat was full. Then this happened: clinton-kc-6
  • Clinton Campaign Stunner – Dismal Attendance For Hillary Clinton Key Note Address in Kansas City

    09/08/2016 9:51:49 PM PDT · by onyx · 75 replies
    The National Baptist Convention is being held in Kansas City Missouri with thousands of baptist worshipers from all fifty states. Hillary Clinton was the key note speaker.The convention organizers anticipated considerable -and enthusiastic- attendance, amid a predominantly black audience, and set up the venue accordingly in the Kansas City Convention Center Thursday afternoon.Then this happened:It gets worse:And worse:The stunningly lackluster results must be sending shock waves throughout the DNC and Clinton Campaign. This portends trouble…. Big Trouble.The latest poll results via Kansas City Star for the presidential race – Sept 6th:In a four-way race for president: R – Donald...
  • Baptist Convention Cuts Room Down by a Third After Nobody Shows Up to See Hillary

    09/08/2016 8:13:18 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Baptist National Convention in Kansas City shrunk the room down by a third after nobody turned out to see Hillary Clinton today.
  • Miss America's First Ever Openly Lesbian Contestant Makes Stage Appearance

    09/08/2016 10:44:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 09:32 EST, 8 September 2016 | By ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The first ever openly lesbian Miss America contestant took the stage for the first time during the second night of the preliminary competition on Wednesday. Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty, 23, strutted her stuff during the swimsuit competition and spoke about National Suicide Prevention Week during her on stage question. Miss Maryland Hannah Brewer and Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the night's preliminary contests in the swimsuit and talent portion. Brewer won the swimsuit competition, while Shields nabbed the talent portion after jazz dancing to They Just Keep Moving The Line, a song from former NBC show Smash. 'We were just...
  • Cops: Woman to blind autistic son, ‘Please let God take you’

    09/07/2016 6:12:29 PM PDT · by digger48 · 20 replies
    WISH ^ | September 7, 2016, | Jim Suhr
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri woman confessed to killing her blind and autistic son, telling investigators she tried to abandon the severely disabled 19-year-old to the care of God before leading him into a field where he eventually died and where she was found lying half-naked nearby.</p>
  • Ferguson activist Darren Seals dies at 29

    09/06/2016 7:37:36 PM PDT · by soycd · 102 replies
    St. Louis American ^ | 9-6-2016 | Mariah Stewart
    A locally known Ferguson activist who protested in the streets seeking justice for Michael Brown Jr.’s death was killed early Tuesday, September 6 in North St. Louis County. Police say their investigation revealed that Seals suffered a gunshot wound before the car was set on fire. The incident is currently being investigated as a homicide.
  • Phyllis Stewart Schlafly, 1924-2016

    09/06/2016 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Coleus · 56 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 09.05.16 | Ann Coulter
    Phyllis Schlafly, the St. Louis-born American intellectual who grew from a shy and beautiful girl to become one of the most influential political activists of the 20th and 21st century, died today, Monday, September 5, 2016 according to Eagle Forum. Schlafly has written or co-written more than 20 books, on military policy, education, legal and social issues. Her first book, “A Choice, Not an Echo,” is credited with winning Barry Goldwater the Republican nomination for president and inspiring the conservative movement that eventually led to Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Her military work was a major factor in Reagan's’ decision to proceed...
  • MO: Bloomberg Organization Pushes to Stop Override of Gun Reform Veto

    09/05/2016 6:32:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of Missouri Governor (D) Jay Nixon’s most visible actions against Second Amendment rights was his veto of the gun reform bill SB 656.  SB 656 contains a number of common sense reforms to restore Second Amendment rights and protections for people who legitimately engage in self defense.  From the NRA-ILA Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground lawsExpand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to...
  • MU [University of Mizzou] changes bathroom labels to promote gender inclusivity

    08/30/2016 12:51:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Missourian ^ | August 25, 2016 | M.P. White
    Many single-occupancy restrooms across the MU campus that were labeled as "unisex" will be re-labeled "toilet" by the time students return in August. The change to "toilet" will only affect single-occupancy bathroom stalls. In residential halls, single-occupancy stalls with showers and sinks will be re-labeled "shower" and "toilet," depending on the contents of the restroom.
  • Man hurls Molotov cocktail into 70-year-old woman's car as she's driving to church in St. Louis

    08/29/2016 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 43 replies
    Stltoday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kristen Taketa
    ST. LOUIS • A 70-year-old woman was driving to church Sunday morning when three men pulled up alongside her in a Monte Carlo with Illinois plates, according to Dionne Flowers, alderwoman from the city's 2nd Ward. "What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. It exploded, and fire torched the inside of the woman's car. She managed to escape with no injuries with the aid of Larry Middlebrook, a St. Louis...
  • Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students

    08/25/2016 6:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
  • Smoking Sucks! 6 States That Need to Change Their Tobacco Laws

    08/25/2016 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Drango · 31 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | Aug 21 '16 | Megan Elliott
    By now, there’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that smoking is dangerous both to smokers and those around them, though that doesn’t stop 40 million American adults from lighting up almost every day. Banning cigarettes outright might encourage people to kick the habit, but a blanket prohibition on smoking seems unlikely to happen any time soon. Rather than focusing on banning cigarettes themselves, states (along with cities and the federal government) have passed various tobacco laws making it more difficult for people to smoke. They’ve raised taxes on tobacco, banned smoking in many public and private spaces, and required warning...
  • Poll: Trump ahead in red Missouri by single point

    08/23/2016 5:52:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/23/16 | Naomi Lim
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by a single percentage point in Missouri, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. The survey found that 44% of voters support Trump, while 43% back Clinton, well within the poll's margin of error of 4.9 percentage points. Another 8% of respondents told pollsters they intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson, 1% said they would write in another candidate,and the remaining 5% were undecided.
  • Attorneys clash over document release in Ferguson lawsuit

    08/20/2016 4:24:15 PM PDT · by digger48 · 11 replies
    WISH ^ | August 20, 2016 | JIM SUHR,
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents cite recent ambushes of police in Texas and Louisiana among reasons against expanding who can see sensitive grand jury details related to Brown’s 2014 death in Ferguson. A St. Louis federal judge agreed in June to let no more than two attorneys for the defense and each of Brown’s parents see testimony and the names of witnesses from proceedings involving a St. Louis County grand jury that investigated the Aug. 9, 2014, fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. The grand jury...
  • Eric Greiten - Big Guns Ad ... Missouri Governor's Race

    Sorry if this has already been posted, but I did a search and couldn't find it, here's the add ... Eric Greiten - Big Guns ...
  • Shots fired & man mowed down as protests erupt in Ferguson on the 2nd anniv of Brown's death

    08/10/2016 11:57:17 AM PDT · by matt04 · 36 replies
    Gunfire broke out during protests in Ferguson on the second anniversary of Michael Brown's fatal police shooting. Protesters were seen cowering behind cars as shots were fired at the demonstration in Missouri to mark two years since the unarmed black teen was shot dead by police. A man, named locally as Jacoby Thomas, was also injured in a hit-and-run after a car sped through a group of protesters who were blocking a street. Witnesses say the vehicle hit the young man so hard that he flew into the air. He was rushed to hospital where his condition is unknown. 'A...
  • Suit filed against Ferguson on behalf of 4 protesters

    08/09/2016 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2016 8:26 PM EDT
    A $20 million federal lawsuit filed on behalf of four people arrested during protests following the death of Michael Brown accuses the city of Ferguson and its attorneys of constitutional violations and malicious prosecution. […] The plaintiffs were acquitted of wrongdoing earlier this year. The lawsuit claims the St. Louis suburb spent more than $120,000 in prosecuting cases against protesters who took to the streets in 2014 following Brown’s death. …
  • “Chief Wana Dubie” announces bid for U.S. Senate from Missouri [Finished 3rd in Primary Yesterday]

    08/03/2016 10:08:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Fox 4 KC ^ | 7/16/15 | JASON M. VAUGHN
    A southern Missouri man with a burning marijuana leaf tattooed on his face says that he’s out to “smoke” the competition in the 2016 U.S. Senate race. According to the Salem (Mo.) News, 56-year-old Chief Wana Dubie...announced his run for the seat... ....“It’s going to be Dubie versus Blunt in 2016,” said Wana Dubie, who previously ran for the Missouri House of Representatives in 2006...
  • Tight Republican race for Missouri governor attracting high voter turnout

    08/02/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    KMOV ^ | August 2, 2016 | Timothy Godfrey
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The tight Republican race for governor will become a little clearer after today as voters head to the polls for Missouri’s primary elections. Some are calling this the tightest Republican governor race in the state in two decades. All four candidates have spent a combined $22 million campaigning. But even after all of the work, the race does not appear to have a clear-cut leader. The candidates include businessman John Brunner, Navy Seal and non-profit CEO Eric Greitens, former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway, and current Liuetenant Governor Peter Kinder. All four candidates have...
  • Ex-Navy SEAL Eric Greitens Wins Missouri Governor Primary

    08/02/2016 7:58:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 2, 2016 | David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine
    Former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens won the Republican primary for Missouri governor Tuesday after a hard-fought race in which he cast himself as a conservative outsider willing to use his military bravado to blow up perceived corruption in government. Greitens prevailed over another self-described outsider, businessman John Brunner, and a pair of more experienced Republican leaders — longtime Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway. He will face Attorney General Chris Koster, who easily won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, in the Nov. 8 general election. The Missouri governor's office will be open...
  • Blunt joins criticism of Trump comments about Army captain

    08/01/2016 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 36 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 8/1/16 | AP
    Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is taking Donald Trump to task for berating the parents of a decorated Army captain killed in Iraq. Blunt, of Missouri, advised Trump to "focus on jobs and national security and stop responding to every criticism whether it's from a grieving family or Hillary Clinton."
  • Mom Orchestrated Slayings of Witnesses in Son’s Trial, Prosecutors Say

    08/01/2016 9:49:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    The Root ^ | 7/29/2016 | Breeana Edwards
    A Missouri mother is charged with arranging the killing of two teens who witnessed her son kill another boy, KMOV reports.The update in the case comes nine months after charges were originally dropped against Tyrell Davidson, the suspect in the September 2013 St. Louis killing of 16-year-old Chauncey Brown. Now Davidson’s mother, along with three others, is being charged in connection with the deaths of the two witnesses in the case.Davidson was accused of killing Chauncey, who had attended a teen party at Club 187 the night of his death. Prosecutors say that Chauncey and his friend James Moore were...
  • In Missouri, Ferguson Is Still Burning

    07/31/2016 9:56:51 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    POLITICO Magazine ^ | July 31, 2016 | Maggie Severns
    SIKESTON, Missouri — On a Friday evening in late July, Catherine Hanaway stood before 50 attentive citizens of a small town in southeastern Missouri—men in slacks and sneakers, women with nicely done hair. Her 6-foot-tall frame swayed slightly as, with her usual frankness, she made a spirited case to be the next governor. The country is breaking down, the former federal prosecutor told the group gathered in the newly opened headquarters of the local Republican Party—police ambushed and murdered in Dallas, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Ballwin, Missouri—three shootings and eight dead in 10 days. As people nibbled cupcakes topped...
  • Chris Koster's path to November election seems clear, but some wonder if he's in the same primary

    07/31/2016 9:49:17 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jason Hancock
    Missouri Democrats face an uphill fight to sustain Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill eliminating training requirements to carry a concealed firearm. Same goes for another bill Nixon vetoed that would require voters to provide a government-issued photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot. Complicating their efforts is the fact that their all-but-certain nominee for governor supports both bills. Attorney General Chris Koster, who faces only token opposition in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary to replace term-limited Nixon, said he saw no reason to veto the wide-ranging gun bill.
  • 2016 Presidential Debate Schedule

    07/29/2016 3:17:23 AM PDT · by knarf · 73 replies
    Election Central ^ | July 29, 2016
    So much time between now and then.
  • Dem Sen McCaskill: Trump Possibly "Violated The Law" "Should Be Investigated"For Hillary(Shortened)

    07/28/2016 12:53:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Report", Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said she did not believe Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump when he said his comments urging Russia to hack into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email were "sarcastic" and she believed he violated the Logan Act and should be "investigated for that".
  • General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    07/26/2016 9:46:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Wavy10news ^ | 7/26/16 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states. The CDC says 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has developed a type of kidney...
  • Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

    07/22/2016 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 9:58 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance. State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday that the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama’s health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives. “I think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive … they can use this as a...