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  • GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/19/2019 10:14:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 Mar 19 | ZACK BUDRYK
    A Missouri county GOP committee disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a dinner event next month, citing his recent vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Blunt joined 11 Senate Republicans, and all Democrats, in voting to block the declaration, prompting the Christian County Republican Central Committee to rescind his invitation to the local GOP’s Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner, scheduled for April 6 in Ozark. “I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” Wanda Martens, the party committee’s events chairwoman, wrote in an email to Blunt’s office obtained by The...
  • “Hamilton” Star Tweeted About Blacks and Drunk Women on St. Patrick’s Day (& "Raping for Trayvon")

    11/22/2016 4:52:32 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-21-2016 | Niall O'Dowd
    But Dixon was guilty of a very bizarre comment himself involving St. Patrick's Day. The tweet from 2012 sprang back into prominence on Sunday because of the "Hamilton" furor with many commentators claiming it refers to blacks raping drunken girls on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects border declaration 59-41

    03/14/2019 11:55:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 379 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/14/2019 | Frank Thorp V
    Senate PASSES resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration at the border, 59-41, sending it to Trump's desk for him to veto (as he has threatened to do). 12 GOP YES VOTES: Alexander Blunt Collins Lee Moran Murkowski Paul Portman Romney Rubio Toomey Wicker
  • Justice Thomas working behind the scenes to boost Trump’s court nominee

    03/02/2019 2:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 28, 2019 | Ann E. Marimow and Seung Min Kim
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is working behind the scenes to boost the prospects of Neomi Rao, one of his former law clerks, to serve on a powerful federal appeals court in Washington — speaking privately with at least two Republican senators as she faces a contentious confirmation fight. Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) who publicly questioned how Rao would rule on issues such as abortion before supporting her in a key vote Thursday, disclosed this week that he had called Thomas. The justice has also phoned Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), a sometimes deciding voice on controversial nominees. “He called me...
  • Missouri Democrats try to rebuild. ‘There is no knight coming to save the party'

    03/01/2019 8:52:24 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | November 9, 2018 | BY ALLISON KITE, JASON HANCOCK, AND LINDSAY WISE
    Missouri Democrats’ presence in state politics has shriveled to its smallest in well over a decade as the once-purple state turns deeper crimson.
  • Judge rules Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic cannot offer abortions

    02/25/2019 2:34:48 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2019
    A federal judge has ruled that a Planned Parenthood in Missouri cannot offer abortions. U.S. Western District Judge Brian Wimes ruled last Friday that the state's restriction for clinics giving abortions were not an “undue” burden for women seeking them, according to The Associated Press. The ruling came just months after Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which manages a facility in Columbia, Mo., filed an injunction in an attempt to begin offering abortions again, The Columbia Missourian reported. The facility has operated without those privileges because it doesn't meet state mandates requiring clinics to have physicians with admitting privileges at a...
  • March For Life Action - Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act - Please Read & Act Today...

    02/25/2019 11:26:28 AM PST · by OriginalChristian · 9 replies
    Text from MFL Activism List ^ | 25 FEB 2019 | March For Life
    Thank you for taking action! FWD this link to your friends so that they can take action too.
  • Jussie Smollett: Lying while black and gay [Barf]

    02/24/2019 4:43:36 PM PST · by madprof98 · 40 replies
    University News ^ | February 24, 2019 | Gary Bradley-Lopez
    Jussie Smollett’s biggest problem was not lying about being attacked by Trump supporting homophobic racists, but it was lying while being black and gay. Smollett had opposers and supporters fighting to find the truth about whether he had been attacked or not. Nevertheless, Smollett was indicted for disorderly conduct after allegedly staging a hate crime and filing a false report. Chicago Chief of Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a press conference, “This announcement today recognized ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” While Smollett was disappointed in making $65,000...
  • Federal Judge Denies Planned Parenthood's Request to Block State Law

    02/22/2019 9:13:42 PM PST · by gopno1 · 11 replies
    KMIZ ABC 17 News ^ | Katie Greathouse
    denial_20190222214439 A federal judge rejected Planned Parenthood's request Friday for the court to block a state regulation that the organization says is preventing it from getting a license to perform local abortions. Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood Great Plains filed the renewed motion for a preliminary injunction in its case against the state of Missouri in December. The clinic's license to perform abortions expired in October after a federal judge declined to renew it.
  • Arkansas becomes state #13 to pass the Convention of States resolution

    02/15/2019 7:09:29 PM PST · by Nateman · 43 replies ^ | February 13, 2019 | Kyle Key
    Little Rock, AR, February 14, 2019 – Convention of States Action, the largest Article V grassroots organization in the country, is pleased to announce that today Arkansas became the 13th state to call for an Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose fiscal restraints on Washington, limit its power and jurisdiction, and set term limits for federal officials. “We are very excited that Arkansas has become the 13th state to pass the Convention of States resolution,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “This success is the result of incredible grassroots effort in conjunction with great...
  • College Paper... Op-ed Slamming Conservative Ideas: 'Not Equal To Liberal & Left'

    02/10/2019 11:12:07 AM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-10-2019
    The independent student newspaper at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, published an op-ed in which the student author slammed conservative ideas, saying they "are not equal to liberal and left ideas." The piece, titled "It's OK that conservatives don't feel welcome," appeared in the "Student Life" paper. The op-ed's author explained that conservative ideas don't "deserve equal consideration to that afforded liberal and left ideas." "There is no legitimate argument for supporting Donald Trump and his allies, at least not one that holds up in any academic community worth its salt," the author wrote. "But we shouldn’t create an...
  • St. Louis police may be blocking investigation into officer’s death, prosecutor says

    01/31/2019 10:26:55 AM PST · by treetopsandroofs · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2019 | Dom Calicchio
    The officers were reportedly playing a Russian roulette-style game, taking turns pointing a weapon at one another and firing, with only one bullet in the chamber.
  • The Cops Were the Aggressors in This Week's Deadly Houston Drug Raid

    01/31/2019 8:38:46 AM PST · by slumber1 · 229 replies
    Reason ^ | 1-29-19 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple's dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by...
  • Police accused of shady tactics in probe of Russian roulette cop’s death

    01/30/2019 9:19:56 PM PST · by Mr.Unique · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan 30, 2019 | Lia Eustachewich
    St. Louis’ top prosecutor is accusing the police department of using an “obstructionist tactic” to prevent drug and alcohol testing of cops who were present during the Russian roulette death of their colleague, according to a new report. In a letter released Tuesday, Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner chronicled the difficulties she says her investigators faced in trying to obtain blood tests of Officer Nathaniel Hendren and his partner in the hours after Officer Katlyn Alix’s shooting death last Thursday.
  • Strangers surprise Missouri family living without heat in polar vortex

    01/30/2019 3:41:54 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 8 replies ^ | 01/30/2019 | Jennifer Earl
    The Missouri mom said her family moved into their current rental home in 2015. Admittedly, Jessica said she fell behind on rent payments, adding a cervical cancer diagnosis in 2017 contributed to her financial issues. However, she told WDAF that she's been making the reduced payments agreed upon by her leasing company. She's reported the broken furnace and leaky pipes but no one has come to repair them.
  • Trump praises Bible literacy classes in public schools amid legislative proposals in states

    01/29/2019 8:00:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    President Donald Trump thinks it is "great" that the option of Bible classes is returning to public schools."Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!" the president tweeted Monday. Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019 In six states across the nation, bills to allow the Bible to be taught in the classroom, not as theology but on "Bible literacy" and historical grounds, are being considered.In...
  • St. Louis Anchor Gone After Mispronouncing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Name

    01/28/2019 1:19:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Ad Week ^ | 1/28/19 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
    First, he apologized. Then, the NAACP met with KTVI Kevin Steincross‘ bosses and asked for his termination after he mispronounced Martin Luther King Jr’s name and said “Martin Luther Coon Jr” live on air. On Friday, Fox 2 managers and Steincross confirmed he would be off the morning show indefinitely to regain the trust of the community. “Station management and I have agreed that I need to step away from the anchor desk for now. I will begin working to regain your trust. I know the work I need to do will take time, and I will do everything I...
  • Cop shoots and kills off-duty officer from the same department, Missouri police say

    01/24/2019 2:17:37 PM PST · by scan59 · 20 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 1/24/2019 | Kaitlyn Alanis
    A 24-year-old female officer was shot and killed by a fellow cop in the same department, police said, according to KTVI in St. Louis. The woman, officer Katlyn Alix, was off-duty when she was shot at about 1 a.m. Thursday, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief John Hayden said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “An SLMPD officer has been transported to an area hospital suffering from a gunshot wound,” the department tweeted at 2:02 a.m. Thursday. The “officer in need of aid” call was made about seven minutes before, according to the Post-Dispatch.
  • Man told to remove his Trump shirt at gym because it made other people ‘uncomfortable’

    01/23/2019 3:34:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 158 replies ^ | January 23, 2019
    A man says he was asked not to wear a shirt supporting President Trump at a gym that he attends in Troy, Mo. Staff Sgt. Jake Talbot says he has worn the shirt to CDY Fitness in Troy many times before but on Sunday, he says the owner asked him not to wear the shirt again, saying the shirt was offensive to her and others. “I was just puzzled there for a second. She said that it was racist and represents racism and that’s when I when I was like ‘oh, you’re done," said Talbot. Talbot says he finished his...
  • Catholic Leaders Refuse to Retract Slander of School Boys at March for Life

    01/22/2019 6:18:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-22-2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore issued a separate condemnation of the students, tweeting that they had shown “disrespect” toward a Native American elder. The Archdiocese of Baltimore condemns the disrespect shown toward a Native American elder during the March for Life. Respect for life demands all are treated with dignity. — ArchdioceseBaltimore (@archbalt) January 20, 2019 Without apologizing to the boys for its rash accusation, the Baltimore Archdiocese released a statement to “clarify” its earlier declaration, acknowledging that “the circumstances of this confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial are now being reported as more complex and it will be the responsibility...