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  • ACORN voter registration recruiter charged with voter registration fraud

    01/05/2009 2:55:07 PM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 16 replies · 916+ views
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 1/5/08 | Patrick M. O'Connell
    ST. LOUIS -- A voter registration recruiter working for the group ACORN has been indicted on two felony counts of voter registration fraud. Deidra Humphrey, 44, of East St. Louis, is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in St. Louis this week after a federal grand jury indicted her on the charges Dec. 31, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Humphrey is accused of submitting forged and false voter registration cards for the November general election, including forging cards for nursing home residents, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Monday.
  • Missouri virtually sure to give its electoral votes to McCain

    11/19/2008 11:50:11 AM PST · by flattorney · 35 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 19, 2008 | Dave Helling
    It looks like John McCain has won Missouri — the last state not marked in either red or blue on the electoral map. The Missouri secretary of state’s office said Tuesday night the Arizona Republican led President-elect Barack Obama by 4,355 votes out of 2,923,496 cast. Assuming the state certifies the count, it will place the overall electoral vote at 365 for Obama and 173 for McCain. The office said 3,159 provisional ballots remained to be added to those totals, but even if Obama won them all, McCain had a big enough margin to win the state’s 11 electoral votes....
  • McCain wins Missouri in close race against Obama

    11/19/2008 2:32:46 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 1,587+ views
    Updated: 11/19/08 03:20 PM McCain wins Missouri in close race against Obama The Associated Press Republican John McCain has defeated President-elect Barack Obama in Missouri - the last state to be decided in the 2008 presidential election. McCain's narrow victory over Obama breaks a bellwether streak in which Missourians had picked the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1956. With all jurisdictions reporting complete but unofficial results, McCain led Obama by 3,632 votes Wednesday out of more than 2.9 million cast - a margin of 0.12 percentage points.
  • Attention Missouri Freepers: Kit Bond is Supporting the Auto (Union) Bailout

    11/17/2008 3:40:31 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 42 replies · 898+ views
    The St. Louis Conservative Sun-Times | November 17, 2008 | Me
    Kit Bond is sending signals that he will in fact support the Big Labor Union/Auto-maker/Detroit bailout. I urge all Missouri Freepers to contact Senator Bond's office and urge him to reconsider: Phone: DC Office: 202-224-5721 KC Office: 816-471-7141 St. Louis Office: 314-725-4484 Springfield Office: 417-864-8258 SE Missouri Office: 573-334-7044 Columbia Office: 573-442-8151 Here is the link to the contact form on his website:
  • Show-Me State Still Hasn't Shown Who It Voted For

    11/10/2008 5:54:18 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 760+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 8, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Missouri is the one state that has yet to award its electors, but the likelihood is that those 11 electors will be awarded to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., thus eroding the state's "bellwether" status. Since 1904, Missouri has voted with the winner in every presidential election except for one. On election night, the Missouri Secretary of State's office recorded a 5,868 vote edge for the Republicans -- 1,442,673 votes for the McCain-Palin ticket, 1,436,814 for Obama-Biden. In other words, McCain 49.4%, Obama 49.2%. The state was not called, however, because uncounted were 7,085 provisional ballots -- cast by folks whose...
  • Undecided Missouri set to lose its bellwether status and vote for McCain

    11/07/2008 4:25:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 1,304+ views
    The London Times Online ^ | November 7, 2008 | Kaya Burgess
    The Midwestern state is still "undecided", and is still, even three days later, too close to call. And Missourians have reason to take their time. They have long had the reputation of being a bellwether state, and have voted for the winning candidate in every Presidential election since 1904, barring 1956. But this time, it looks as though they have got it wrong. Mr McCain currently leads Mr Obama in the count by 49.5 per cent to 49.3 per cent, or by 1,442,673 to 1,436,184 — a margin of just 6,489 votes. Although all balloted votes have been counted, however,...
  • McCain Wins Missouri and Arkansas, But Loses White House To Obama (Newspaper says it's official)

    11/05/2008 11:51:25 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 11 replies · 2,275+ views ^ | Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008
    (Jefferson City) -- Missouri's streak of picking presidents appears to be over. John McCain leads Barack Obama in the state by about six-thousand votes with all precincts reporting. The last time Missouri voters didn't side with the eventual winner was 1956. Before that, you have to go back to 1900 for the "Show-Me State" to be on the wrong side of the presidential election.
  • MO and IN fall

    11/04/2008 11:16:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 236 replies · 13,363+ views
    11.05.08 | Perdogg
    What has happened to America?
  • Palin Thanks Police and Supporters

    11/03/2008 3:00:51 PM PST · by pissant · 2 replies · 761+ views
    KCRG ^ | 11/3/08 | staff
    COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT -- Sarah Palin took time out of her busy schedule for some photo opportunities at the Columbia Regional Airport just before she left Mid-Missouri. Palin showed her appreciation to a group of Columbia and Jefferson City Police Officers as well as Missouri Highway Patrol Troopers who helped escort Palin’s motorcade between the Airport and the State Capitol. Officers say they were pleased that the vice-presidential candidate took the time to say “thank you” for their service. Palin also took some pictures with Boone County Republican Party Volunteers. Interim Columbia Police Chief Tom Dresner said, “I knew ahead...
  • Palin rallies nearly 20,000 mid-Missourians

    11/03/2008 2:48:16 PM PST · by · 13 replies · 1,045+ views
    KRCG Television ^ | 11-03-08 | M. McGowin
    JEFFERSON CITY -- With election polls opening in just a little over 12 hours, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin rallied supporters on the steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City Monday morning. Nearly 20,000 mid-Missourians waited in line for hours to hear Palin. KRCG's Mallory McGowin was there and has the details of the event. "Tomorrow, election day, is just hours away," said Palin. "The time for choosing is near. Missouri are you ready to help us carry your state to victory?" Palin rallied the Republican troops Monday in the Capitol city. And they came out in their Republican...
  • Dead Heat in Two Swing States (NC & MO) (DIgg link)

    11/03/2008 1:19:36 PM PST · by backslacker · 16 replies · 1,020+ views ^ | 10/31/08 4:47 AM EST | Alexander Burns
    Barack Obama and John McCain are evenly matched in the swing states of North Carolina and Missouri, though Obama is strongly outpacing McCain in two of those states’ crucial battleground counties, according to new Politico/InsiderAdvantage polls.
  • Palin wows Capitol crowd

    11/03/2008 12:29:49 PM PST · by pissant · 18 replies · 1,528+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | 11/30/8 | Jason Rosenbaum
    JEFFERSON CITY - With only hours left before Missouri voters head to the polls for Election Day, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin pumped up the Republican faithful with a rally at the Missouri Capitol. Thousands of people gathered on and around the south lawn of the Capitol building to hear the Alaska governor speak. Flanked by a huge American flag behind a statue of Thomas Jefferson, Palin gave the crowd a boost before tomorrow’s election. "The time for choosing is near," Palin said. "And, now more than ever, we need somebody tough as president." Dubbing presidential contender John McCain...
  • McCain Creeps Ahead in Missouri

    11/01/2008 6:02:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 1,208+ views ^ | November 1, 2008 | Nat Helms
    Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama are locked in a dead heat in the bellwether state of Missouri, and McCain is now inching ahead, according to Tina Hervey, director of communications for the Missouri Republican Party. She said the state party’s internal polls already have McCain a point or two ahead of Obama. “It is nuts and bolts time,” Hervey explained Saturday from party headquarters in Jefferson City. “We are in hand-to-hand combat and we are very skillful.” In the last 104 years Missourians have voted for the winner in every presidential election, except for 1956 when Missouri went...
  • Poll: Dead heats in 2 key swing states (Missouri: M50, 047; NC - Tied)

    10/31/2008 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 1,219+ views
    October 31, 2008 04:46 PM EST Barack Obama and John McCain are evenly matched in the swing states of North Carolina and Missouri, though Obama is strongly outpacing McCain in two of those states’ crucial battleground counties, according to new Politico/InsiderAdvantage polls. In North Carolina, Obama and McCain were tied with 48 percent of the vote. Only 3 percent of voters in the state remain undecided. In Missouri, McCain led Obama 50 percent to 47 percent, an edge that was within the margin of error. Voters in North Carolina’s Wake County, however, part of the politically competitive Research Triangle area,...
  • Is MO Still The Litmus State To Watch/ McCain Up .4

    10/31/2008 5:18:13 PM PDT · by TCTopcat · 21 replies · 1,131+ views
    Is MO still the litmus state it has been? I seem to remember that in the last 100 years MO has predicted the winner of every presidential elections except one. I do remember reading that the demographics of MO made it the ultimate poll. I'm not sure if that goes out the window this election? Opinions? If not Realclearpolitics has McCain up .4 in MO and that might be a bit of encouragement for our guy.
  • New Poll Shows Obama, McCain Still Even in Missouri (M50, 048)

    10/29/2008 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 1,426+ views
    New Poll Shows Obama, McCain Still Even in Missouri By KSPR News Story Created: Oct 29, 2008 Story Updated: Oct 29, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll shows Missouri voters are still about evenly divided when it comes to the presidential race. The CNN/Time/Opinion Research poll of 825 likely Missouri voters had McCain at 50 percent and Obama at 48 percent. The poll, conducted Oct. 23-28, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
  • For McCain, A Start-Of-The-Week, Swing States Ad Surge

    10/29/2008 8:12:56 AM PDT · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,140+ views
    Nielsen ^ | October 28th, 2008 | Staff
    Yesterday Sen. John McCain boosted his TV advertising units in seven key swing states — Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, closing the gap between his advertising and Sen. Barack Obama’s. On Sunday, Oct. 26, McCain ran just 331 TV ad units in those seven states — 308% fewer than the 1,350 ad units Obama ran that day. But on Monday, Obama’s lead in these key battleground states shrank to 113% — or a margin of 1,528 ad units, after McCain’s campaign increased the number of TV ad units it ran in those states by 308%, to 1,353...
  • NRA goes up with its own "closing argument"

    10/28/2008 10:48:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,982+ views ^ | October 27, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    The NRA is going up in 10 battleground states with an featuring a tough-talking Chuck Norris touting the Second Amendment and warning against those unnamed politicians who have not supported gun rights. "He’s an American badass," said Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, of Norris. Cox wouldn't say how much they were spending on the ad, but that it would be on broadcast and cable, cycled into a seven-figure buy they have up now. They'll air the spot in Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The NRA has spent millions going after Barack Obama...
  • Barack Obama, John McCain locked in a virtual tie in Missouri

    10/26/2008 4:50:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies · 1,825+ views
    The St. Louis Post Dispatcher ^ | October 26, 2008 | Jo Mannies
    When it comes to the nation's troubled economy, Missouri's likely voters put greater trust in Democrat Barack Obama than Republican John McCain. That, in a nutshell, appears to be why Obama's standing in this battleground state has improved since last summer — and why, less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election, Obama is locked in a too-close-to-call presidential contest with McCain, a new poll shows. "The economy is driving the presidential race, no question about it,'' said Del Ali, head of Research 2000, which conducted the polls in Missouri and Illinois for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV (Channel 4)....
  • Mason-Dixon/NBC: GA, IA, MO - (Mac leads 46%-45% in MO, 49%-43% in GA and trails 40%-51% in IA)

    10/26/2008 8:35:58 AM PDT · by No Dems 2004 · 63 replies · 2,058+ views
    Mason-Dixon Polling & Research / NBC News 10/22-23/08; Likely voters, MoE +/- 4% Mode: Live Telephone Interviews (As broadcast on Meet the Press) Iowa Obama 51, McCain 40 Georgia McCain 49, Obama 43 Missouri McCain 46, Obama 45
  • 20,000 People Rally for Sarah Palin in Springfield, Missouri!

    10/25/2008 1:29:16 PM PDT · by john in springfield · 57 replies · 2,695+ views
    eyewitness report | October 25, 2008 | john in springfield
    Yesterday my daughter and I attended a massive Sarah Palin rally in Springfield, Missouri. Springfield is Missouri's third-largest city. Officially, it has a population of 150,000. When you include outlying communities, it's probably more like 200,000 people in the area. Local news has estimated the crowd that turned out at 20,000! This is good news in this battleground state. Every election, it seems to be basically us in Springfield and the entire rest of the state against the big-city liberals in Kansas City and St. Louis. And in St. Louis, they bring out the dead. Heck, they've even been known...
  • Barack Obama, John McCain locked in a virtual tie in Missouri (48%-47% race)

    10/25/2008 6:05:16 AM PDT · by No Dems 2004 · 28 replies · 1,167+ views
    -- SNIP Among the 800 likely Missouri voters polled last week, 48 percent backed Obama, while 47 percent favored McCain. Three percent preferred one of three third-party candidates, and two percent were undecided. Although statistically insignificant, Obama's lead is his first in Missouri against McCain in any Research 2000 polls this year. The previous poll, in late September, showed McCain with a one-point edge. -- SNIP Ali says Obama's strength with voters on economic issues is undoubtedly helping his cause. More than half of those polled in Missouri (52 percent) said they trusted his judgment more on the economy, compared...
  • AP: Goalie injured after tripping on Palin carpet (front page on Yahoo)

    10/24/2008 9:05:58 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 56 replies · 1,977+ views
    ST. LOUIS (AP)—Blues goalie Manny Legace left after one period Friday night with a hip injury that occurred when he slipped on the carpet placed on the ice for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Alaska governor dropped the ceremonial first puck before the Blues hosted the Los Angeles Kings. A narrow carpet walkway was placed from the gate at the Blues bench to center ice for Palin, her husband and two of her daughters.
  • Palin drops puck at Blues game

    10/24/2008 6:23:27 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 29 replies · 1,594+ views
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin dropped the ceremonial first puck at an NHL game for the second time this month. The Alaska governor and self-described "hockey mom" got more cheers than boos Friday night before the St. Louis Blues hosted the Los Angeles Kings.
  • Live Video Stream - Sarah Palin Rally In Springfield MO

    10/24/2008 9:22:25 AM PDT · by curth · 28 replies · 4,187+ views ^ | 10/24/2008 | Curth
    View Sarah Palin's rally in Springfield MO, via live video feed from tv station KSPR. She is scheduled to speak at 12:00 Noon Central Time Also check . They have been carrying a lot of her rallies. Also check at . You have to scroll down and look for John McCain. This site is not very reliable, but is worth a try when all else fails.
  • Republican vice-presidential candidate Palin to drop puck at Blues game

    10/23/2008 4:30:13 PM PDT · by curth · 3 replies · 302+ views
    ASSociated press ^ | 10/23/2008 | AP
    <p>ST. LOUIS - Republican vice-presidential candidate and self-proclaimed "hockey mom" Sarah Palin will drop the ceremonial first puck Friday night at the St. Louis Blues' game against the Los Angeles Kings.</p> <p>The Blues say the Alaska governor and running mate of Republican John McCain confirmed Wednesday that she'll make a stop at Scottrade Center.</p>
  • Palin to drop first puck in St. Louis

    10/22/2008 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 35 replies · 854+ views
    Published Wed, Oct 22, 2008 7:29 PM ST. LOUIS Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will drop the ceremonial first puck Friday night before the St. Louis Blues' game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Alaska governor and self-described "hockey mom" also dropped the first puck Oct. 11 before Philadelphia's home opener against the New York Rangers. Palin has an appearance Friday at Missouri State University in Springfield.
  • Palin Springfield, MO rally moved

    10/22/2008 5:47:21 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 30 replies · 2,266+ views ^ | October 22, 2008 | Josh Painter
    The Green County GOP has announced that because of overwhelming demand, the location of the Friday 11:00 a.m. Sarah Palin Road to Victory Rally in Springfield, MO has been moved from Missouri State University's McDonald Arena to the Bass Pro Shop Parking lot at 1935 S. Campbell (corner of Campbell and Sunshine). McDonald Arena only seats 4,000 people, and all of the available tickets were gone shortly after they were made available this morning at 9:00 a.m. Many who stood in long lines at GOP headquarters in both Green and Christian counties hoping to get tickets were not able to...
  • Campaign moves Palin rally to let in more people

    10/22/2008 5:55:35 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 1,243+ views
    Story Updated: Oct 22, 2008 at 6:24 PM CDT By Gene Hartley SPRINGFIELD -- People eager to see and hear vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin quickly snatched up the 4,000 available tickets to her rally on Friday. The demand and the number of disappointed people caused the McCain-Obama campaign and Republican Party officials to scramble Wednesday to move it to a bigger site than McDonald Arena at Missouri State University. Just before 6 p.m, party officials said the rally would be at a parking lot outside Bass Pro Shops' Outdoor World store at the corner of Sunshine Street at Campbell Avenue....
  • Poll: Obama, McCain about even in Missouri

    10/20/2008 4:57:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 821+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 20, 2008
    Suffolk University presidential poll of 600 likely Missouri voters (11 electoral votes). THE NUMBERS: John McCain 45 percent, Barack Obama 44 percent. OF INTEREST: Of the Obama supporters, 14 percent said a factor in their position was a desire to vote against President Bush, while 6 percent said their vote was against McCain. About 21 percent of McCain's supporters said a factor in their stance was the desire to vote against Obama, while 4 percent said it was a vote for vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. DETAILS: The poll was conducted Oct. 16-19. It involved telephone interviews with 600 likely...
  • Gov.: Palin Is "Perfect Candidate" For Missouri

    10/19/2008 4:24:55 PM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 16 replies · 1,060+ views
    (CBS) Countering new criticism of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Gov. Matt Blunt, R-Mo., called her the "perfect candidate" for his state. "I can take Sarah Palin to my Stratford hometown or any community in our state and she would immediately connect with people," Blunt said on CBS News' Face The Nation. "She understands the real world. She understands the struggles that ordinary families face. She is the type of person we need in Washington, D.C. She's a proven reformer. And she's been a great help in Missouri, as we move forward this campaign." Blunt was responding to statements...
  • Obama draws crowd estimated at 100,000 in St. Louis (Barf Alert)

    10/18/2008 11:40:06 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies · 2,529+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 18, 2008 | John McCormick and Jill Zuckman
    ST. LOUIS — Hours before Sen. Barack Obama had even landed here Saturday, this city's mass transit system and downtown streets were packed with people headed to see the presidential hopeful who hails from the state across the river. The sea of humanity that came to stand under the Gateway Arch eventually grew to what a police official estimated was 100,000 people, the largest domestic crowd Obama has assembled during his campaign. The massive gathering—followed by an evening event in Kansas City that his campaign said drew at least 75,000—created a powerful image of strength in a bellwether state that...
  • Obama tells 175,000: change is coming(change in the crowd count: was 100,000)

    10/18/2008 11:50:36 PM PDT · by seastay · 52 replies · 1,498+ views
    Democrat Barack Obama said today the winds of change were blowing across America as he roused monster crowds totalling more than 175,000 in the Republican "red" state of Missouri. - 175,000 gather - Change is coming: Obama - Faces Republican stronghold Republican John McCain, fighting a rearguard offensive before the November 4 presidential election, insisted that Obama's economic plan would "kill" job creation as the United States weathers its worst financial crisis in decades. "At least in Europe, the Socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives," he said in his weekly radio address. Obama, 47,...
  • 100,000 people ( Show Up to See Obama in St.Louis )

    10/18/2008 9:02:03 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 78 replies · 3,031+ views ^ | October 18, 2008 | ben smith
    Barack Obama apparently attracted more people to his rally today in St. Louis than to his August acceptance speech at Invesco Field in Denver. Lt. Samuel Dotson of the St. Louis Police Department placed the crowd count at 100,000 people, according to the campaign. "All I can say is, 'Wow,'" Obama said just after taking the stage underneath the Gatway Arch. Politico called Dotson to confirm the crowd figure but has not yet heard back. If the number is verified, it would be Obama's largest American crowd, second only to the 200,000 people who turned out for his speech in...
  • : A new Low in Politics

    10/18/2008 5:48:11 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 9 replies · 1,439+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2008 | Claire McCaskill
    Senator McCaskell lied about what Sarah Palin said in North Carolina.
  • Video Feed of St. Louis/Obama Rally

    10/18/2008 1:33:43 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 23 replies · 2,040+ views ^ | Sat. Oct 18, 2008
    For what it's worth... Video feed from St.Louis/Obama rally
  • 100,000 Come to Obama Mega Rally

    10/18/2008 11:57:59 AM PDT · by hole_n_one · 375 replies · 21,285+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/18/08 | Bonney Kapp
    ST. LOUIS - Under the Gateway to the West, the St. Louis arch, Barack Obama addressed an estimated 100,000 people in the “red” Show Me State just 17 days before the general election - his biggest rally to date in the United States.
  • Missouri voter sues over McCain campaign “hate speech”

    10/17/2008 2:46:20 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 74 replies · 1,678+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10\17\08 | Carey Gillam
    KANSAS CITY - Missouri voter Mary Kay Green has had enough. The supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama filed a lawsuit this week over what she claims is dangerous “hate speech” coming from the rival campaign of Republican presidential nominee John McCain. Green, a 66-year-old grandmother and “semi-retired” civil rights attorney, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Kansas City this week accusing McCain, his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and their campaign manager Rick Davis of “intentionally, recklessly and irresponsibly” portraying Obama “as un-American, a terrorist by association, and ‘not like us,’ a non-white individual.” Palin,...
  • Obama to hold rally at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial - Saturday

    10/17/2008 2:13:39 PM PDT · by Lobbyist · 31 replies · 595+ views
    Barack Obama's presidential campaign tonight formally announced the senator's Saturday visit to Kansas City. Place: Liberty Memorial. Time: Gates open at 4 p.m. No word yet on when the actual event begins. His topic: The economy. The outdoor event is free. No tickets required, but the campaign urges those planning to attend to RSVP, and you can do that right here. For more information, call 816-820-6747. Obama will begin his day in St. Louis with a late-morning rally under the Gateway Arch.
  • Survey USA: Obama opens up 8 pt lead in Missouri

    10/13/2008 12:47:59 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 116 replies · 2,872+ views
    Survey USA ^ | October 13, 2008 | N/A
    In Missouri, John McCain's Lead Among White Voters Has Evaporated: In an election for President of the United States in battleground Missouri today, 10/13/08, three weeks until votes are counted, Democrat Barack Obama has momentum and a meaningful advantage in SurveyUSA's latest tracking poll, conducted for KMOX radio in St Louis and KCTV-TV in Kansas City. The contest in Missouri has swung 10-points to Obama since SurveyUSA's last track point, 3 weeks ago. Then, McCain led by 2. Today, Obama leads, 51% to 43%. Among white voters, McCain had led by 11. Today, tied. There is movement among men, where...
  • Palin: Obama put 'ambition above country'

    10/11/2008 11:55:32 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 1,360+ views
    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (CNN) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday said Sen. Barack Obama put "ambition above country" after a newspaper reported that Obama may have tried to influence Iraqi politicians negotiating with the United States. The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper, reported Friday that Obama told Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in June that an agreement between the United States and the leaders to allow U.S. troops to stay in the country after 2008 should not go into effect unless it had congressional approval. The conversation occurred two weeks after Obama secured the Democratic nomination for president, the newspaper...
  • Obama put 'ambition above country'

    10/11/2008 7:59:23 AM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 17 replies · 831+ views
    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (CNN) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday said Sen. Barack Obama put "ambition above country" after a newspaper reported that Obama may have tried to influence Iraqi politicians negotiating with the United States. The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper, reported Friday that Obama told Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in June that an agreement between the United States and the leaders to allow U.S. troops to stay in the country after 2008 should not go into effect unless it had congressional approval.
  • Missouri officials suspect fake voter registration

    10/10/2008 8:19:33 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 443+ views
    AP ^ | 10/08/2008 | BILL DRAPER
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states. snip "I don't even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy," Davis said. "We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that don't exist, people who have driver's license numbers that won't verify or Social Security numbers that won't verify. Some have no address at all."
  • More ACORN Voter Fraud Details( Ohio, Missouri )

    10/10/2008 2:27:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies · 970+ views
    kxnb ^ | Oct 10 2008
    CLEVELAND - A man at the center of a voter-registration scandal told The Post yesterday he was given cash and cigarettes by aggressive ACORN activists in exchange for registering an astonishing 72 times, in apparent violation of Ohio laws. “Sometimes, they come up and bribe me with a cigarette, or they’ll give me a dollar to sign up,” said Freddie Johnson, 19, who filled out 72 separate voter-registration cards over an 18-month period at the behest of the left-leaning Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. “The ACORN people are everywhere, looking to sign people up. I tell them I...
  • Rednecks for Obama want to bridge yawning culture gap (Barf alert - MSM casting wide net for Obama)

    10/09/2008 11:40:25 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 19 replies · 507+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10-8-08 | Michael Mathes
    SAINT LOUIS, Missouri (AFP) - When Barack Obama's campaign bus made a swing through Missouri in July, the unlikeliest of supporters were waiting for him -- or rather two of them, holding the banner: "Rednecks for In backing the first African-American nominee of a major party for the US presidency, the pair are on a grassroots mission to bridge a cultural gap in the United States and help usher their preferred candidate into the White House. Tony Viessman, 74, and Les Spencer, 60, got politically active last year when it occurred to them there must be other lower income, rural,...
  • Missouri elections officials suspect fake registrations submitted by group with a past (O's ACORN)

    10/08/2008 4:48:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 2,089+ views
    KEZI-TV ABC 9/The Associated Press ^ | October 8, 2008 | Bill Draper
    <p>Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.</p> <p>Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said the fraudulent registration forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. She said they were bogging down work Wednesday, the final day Missourians could register to vote.</p>
  • Youth Academy Superindent Obama Supporter (Vanity)

    10/06/2008 11:55:09 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 589+ views ^ | OCT 6th, 2008 | Me
    "Joyce McGautha, superintendent of the Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school for students in fifth through ninth grades in Kansas City, Mo., said that the video was probably taken last May during the Junior Fraternity's morning meeting at the school." It turns out the superindendent of the now viral video of Obama Youth is an Obama Supporter.
  • Will race be the deciding factor in battleground Missouri?

    10/05/2008 5:17:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies · 758+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 10/5/2008 | Rick Montgomery
    Four years ago, one yard in a working-class Kansas City suburb sported a "Kerry" sign bigger than a bed mattress. But this season there's no "Obama" sign there of any size, not even throw-pillow dimension. "It's the 'B-L-A-C-K' issue," a neighbor explained. "You hear it everywhere." But it hardly has to be spelled out for most of us that race has been injected into presidential politics in unprecedented ways. Barack Obama, son of a Kenyan father and white American mother, is rewriting the history of an America shackled since inception by racial divide.
  • Laptop stolen from McCain campaign in Missouri

    10/04/2008 11:52:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies · 1,195+ views
    computer world ^ | 10.03.08 | by Robert McMillan
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