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US: Missouri (News/Activism)

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  • Secretary of state investigating Hawley's use of funds

    12/06/2018 4:09:50 PM PST · by gopno1 · 12 replies
    KMIZ ABC 17 News ^ | 12/06/2018 | Matthew Sanders
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's office has launched an investigation into whether Attorney General Josh Hawley used public funds for campaign purposes. The American Democracy Legal Fund, which requested the investigation last month, provided a letter from Ashcroft's office dated Thursday confirming the investigation. "Pursuant to section 115.642, RSMo, this office will commence an investigation into the alleged offense," Ashcroft's deputy legal counsel, Khristine Heisinger, wrote in the letter. The statute referenced in the letter outlines the Secretary of State's Office complaint and investigation process. State law prohibits the use of public funds for campaigning. Ashcroft's office...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • Historic Delta Queen Steamboat to Resume Overnight Voyages on Inland Waterways

    11/28/2018 9:45:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | November 27, 2018
    U.S. House of Representatives approves one-of-a-kind vessel’s return to America’s rivers The nation’s last authentic overnight steamboat may once again cruise the rivers of America’s Heartland and Deep South. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reinstate an exemption to allow the Delta Queen Steamboat to return to service after a decade-long retirement. “In addition, we must thank the many government officials in Jefferson County, Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation who have been steadfast in their dedication to the Delta Queen’s return to her home port.” “A remarkable piece of the nation’s maritime history is reborn,” said Leah...
  • Immigration: Middlesex, NJ case shows need for more enforcement

    11/17/2018 8:23:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.13.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don Cresitello is not the kind of guy to say "I hate to say I told you so."  In fact he takes great pleasure in doing so. And the Democratic former mayor of Morristown told you long ago that we need better coordination between local and federal authorities when it comes to dealing with potentially violent undocumented immigrants.That was proven against last week when an undocumented Mexican immigrant murdered three people in Missouri after being released from the Middlesex County jail in December to await trial on charges of domestic violence.That incident brought memories of a 2007 incident in which...
  • Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up

    11/15/2018 9:30:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Melanie Zanona and Mike Lillis
    Rep. Marcia Fudge is in a serious bind as she faces mounting pressure to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker’s gavel — a move that could divide the Ohio Democrat's allegiances between the insurgency she supports and the Black Caucus she once led. A group of anti-Pelosi insurgents has been ramping up efforts to recruit Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), amid criticism that the majority-male cohort is trying to oust the top-ranking female Democrat in the “Year of the Woman.” Pelosi allies have been deriding the rebels as “five white guys,” a...
  • Kansas City Health Department pours bleach on food meant for homeless people

    11/13/2018 6:33:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.fox5ny.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Fox 32 News) - The Kansas City Health Department threw away and poured bleach on food meant for homeless people. The food was going to be distributed by a group called Free Hot Soup KC. The Kansas City Star said that the food, which included home-cooked chili, foil wrapped sandwiches and vats of soup, was destroyed on Sunday, Nov. 5, during a coordinated sting at several parks where volunteers had gathered. The Health Department said the group did not have a permit and was putting people at risk. "E. coli or salmonella or listeria can grow in...
  • Ferguson state rep leaves black caucus after her alleged rapist is elected caucus chairman

    11/10/2018 2:51:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    St Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 11/10/18 | Jack Suntrup
    Members of Missouri's legislative black caucus on Thursday elected state Rep. Steven Roberts, D-St. Louis, to chair the group — but Roberts' ascension drew criticism from one of his colleagues who two years ago accused Roberts of raping her. Rep. Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, announced Thursday on Facebook that she was leaving the caucus. "I have resigned from the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus," Walker wrote. "I stand in my truth and am incredibly grateful to my colleagues who stand with survivors."
  • ICE slams N.J. county jail over Missouri triple murder suspect

    11/09/2018 5:16:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    A Mexican citizen charged in a Missouri triple murder was previously jailed and released in New Jersey on domestic violence charges. Luis Rodrigo Perez, 23, was being held at the Middlesex County Jail in December of last year on domestic violence charges. But the county did not honor a detainer from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Tsoukaris, head of the agency's Newark field office, said in a news statement Friday. He said Perez was released from the jail in February 2018, without ICE being notified.
  • ICE: Mexican National Released By Sanctuary County Went On To Commit Triple Murder

    11/09/2018 2:15:56 PM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/8/2018 | Will Racke
    A Mexican national charged with killing three people in Missouri in early November was released from a New Jersey county jail in 2017, despite being the subject an active immigration detention request, federal authorities said Friday. Luis Perez, 23, allegedly killed two of his ex-roommates in Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 1 and then, a day later, shot and killed a woman who had accompanied him to the first two murders. Perez had been kicked out of his apartment by the roommates, Steven Marler, 38, and Aaron Hampton, 23, The Associated Press reported, citing a Springfield police probable cause affidavit. The...
  • After Losing, Dem Politicians Now Say They Can Be Truthful

    11/09/2018 8:57:51 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 8 replies
    https://freebeacon.com ^ | November 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    McCaskill, Cordray 'freed from constraints' of not being able to say what they really think. Losing Democratic politicians say they can finally tell the truth now that they are "freed from the constraints" of needing the support of their constituents. "It occurred to me that I am now freed from the constraints of running for or holding public office," said Richard Cordray, failed coup-leader and losing candidate in the Ohio governor's race. Cordray says now that he does not have to be accountable to voters, he can "speak more naturally" about what he really thinks about issues.
  • Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill comes out swinging against Fox News after election loss

    11/09/2018 1:47:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    The Weak ^ | 11/08/18 | Brendan Morrow
    After being voted out of office, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is placing some blame on Fox News. McCaskill, a moderate who attempted to distance herself from "crazy Democrats" during her re-election campaign, lost her bid for a third term on Tuesday to Josh Hawley, a Republican attorney general who President Trump had campaigned for the day before the election. On Wednesday, in an interview with The New York Times, McCaskill cited Trump's inflammatory rhetoric as having had an impact, noting that it had been spread to rural voters by Fox News.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people,

    11/08/2018 10:01:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/8/18 | Snejana Farberov
    Full title.............BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine from a single Indiana family............A federal grand jury has decided to bring charges against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank in July and killed 17 people, including nine people from one Indiana family. The federal indictment released Thursday charges 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee with 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship’s officer, resulting in death. Each of the charges carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
  • Fox News just Called MO for Hawley

    11/06/2018 8:12:34 PM PST · by GAGOP · 24 replies
    Now just need for FL to be called and Montana to come in for a great night for Republicans in Senate. McSally is leading as well.
  • Missouri Senate Race Totals?

    11/06/2018 8:08:23 PM PST · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 12 replies
    Self ^ | HMV
    What is the latest?
  • Pro-Life Josh Hawley Defeats Hardcore Abortion Activist Claire McCaskill in Missouri

    11/06/2018 8:42:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    One of the top abortion activists in the Senate has gone down in defeat. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill fell behind to pro-life candidate Josh Hawley after announcing her opposition to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and ultimately she lost her re-election bid today. A pro-abortion Democrat, McCaskill was considered one of the most vulnerable senators running for re-election in the November midterms. Josh Hawley, an attorney and former clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, serves as Missouri’s attorney general. Prior to his time as the top prosecutor for the state, he was an appellate litigator and senior...
  • I’ve Never Experienced a Crowd Like I Saw in Cape Girardeau

    11/06/2018 3:39:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 6, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, let me talk about the rally in Cape Girardeau last night before we get back to the meat and potatoes of Election Day. I was invited by President Trump and the White House to introduce him, and it went through many different configurations. When I was first contacted, it was to introduce the president. Then, they said, “Hey, if you’d like, you could be in the audience and the president could call you up and you could speak for a few minutes and then sit back down. What do you want to do?” So I thought about it....
  • Trump rally breaks into 'Amazing Grace' after woman collapses in crowd

    11/06/2018 2:22:49 PM PST · by DeplorablePaul · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | October 5, 2018 | Fox News
    The crowd at President Donald Trump’s rally in Missouri on Monday evening began singing "Amazing Grace" after a woman collapsed and needed medical attention.
  • Dems Warn in Multiple States: We’ll Know If You Don’t Vote, and So Will Your Neighbors

    11/06/2018 2:14:59 PM PST · by kevcol · 81 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 6, 2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Individuals in at least three states have received literature from Democratic campaigns, organizations, or state parties warning that their voter records are public information. In one of those states, residents received documents that reveal if their immediate neighbors have voted in past elections. The language used on all three of the documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that a unified theme of "who you vote for is private, but whether or not you vote is public record" has been used throughout in an apparent attempt to push voters to the polls.
  • CNN Questions Fox News's Credibility After Two Hosts Showed Up at the Trump Rally

    11/06/2018 12:28:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    UPDATE: Fox News provided Townhall the following statement:“FOX News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events. We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.”  UPDATE: Hannity defends his onstage appearance at the Trump rally. What I said in my tweet yesterday was 100% truthful. When the POTUS invited me on stage to give a few remarks last night, I was surprised, yet honored by the president’s request. This was NOT planned.— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 6, 2018 ORIGINAL...