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  • White House signals it can live without border wall funds

    03/29/2017 7:56:36 PM PDT · by 198ml · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/29/17 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House indicated Wednesday that President Trump could go along with a government funding bill that does not include money to begin building his proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate Republicans are not planning on including the funds in a measure to keep the government funded beyond the end of April. “That is our request,” press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday when asked if the wall funding is a deal-breaker for a must-pass spending bill. “We will continue to work with Congress on the rest of the [fiscal 2017] budget,” he said. Trump requested $1.5 billion from lawmakers...
  • GOP Leaders May Drop Wall Funding to Win Democratic Approval for Other Priorities

    03/28/2017 7:11:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 247 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2017
    Amid Democratic opposition, Republican leaders are retreating from President Donald Trump’s very popular campaign promise to build a border fence to block illegal immigration, drug smugglers, and criminals. A top GOP leader, Sen. Roy Blunt, told reporters on Tuesday that GOP leaders do not want to include Trump’s spending for the border wall in the spring budget, which is due by April 28. “All of the committees, the leaderships of the House and Senate, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 [budget spending] bill,” he added. “My guess is that comes together better without the...
  • Border wall funding likely to be put on hold

    03/28/2017 3:31:59 PM PDT · by 198ml · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/28/17 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump's funding request for a border wall will likely be put on hold, Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump's supplemental funding request will wait until later in the year. He said the Senate and House leadership are very close to negotiating a bill to fund government for the rest of 2017. Adding a supplemental spending bill requested by Trump to pay for military activities and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would complicate the talks and should be dealt with at...
  • 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."
  • Virginia Man Accused of Tweeting Threats to Shoot Senators

    06/28/2016 2:24:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | June 28, 2016 | Scott MacFarlane
    A Virginia man who works as an Uber driver tweeted threats to shoot at least two U.S. senators, according to testimony at a hearing Monday in a Virginia court. Kyler Schmitz has been ordered held in jail. In at least one of the tweets, sent in the days immediately after the Orlando nightclub shooting, Schmitz allegedly threatened to shoot Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican of Missouri. The message was directed at Blunt's official Twitter handle. The tweets, which included graphic and violent language, led to an investigation by U.S. Capitol Police. -snip In other Twitter posts, Schmitz is accused of...
  • More GOP Senators Say They Are Willing to Meet with Obama SCOTUS Nominee

    03/17/2016 5:24:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Several more GOP senators say they are willing to meet with President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court seat left open by the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia. As Breitbart News reported earlier, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) 33%, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) 45%, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)14% said they would be willing to meet with Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Judge Garland is a capable and accomplished jurist," Collins said in a statement. "The White House has requested that I meet with him, and I look forward to doing so, as has...
  • Merrick Garland has ‘very liberal view of gun rights’(translation: You have no rights)

    03/17/2016 5:58:57 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 9 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/16/16 | David Sherfinski and Dave Boyer
    President Obama tried to tap a moderate to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but he ended up picking a fight with powerful Second Amendment groups that say Judge Merrick Garland has shown antipathy toward gun rights. In one 2000 case, Judge Garland, who sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, upheld a Clinton administration effort to store gun-buyers’ records. Later in the decade, he joined other judges in a failed bid to reconsider the landmark case that would eventually establish the Second Amendment’s protection of a personal right...

    03/17/2016 6:16:31 AM PDT · by shortstop · 80 replies ^ | 03/17/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    Hold the hearings. Talk to the guy, ask him questions, give him his day in court. And hold a vote. Up or down. Hold a vote. I’m a conservative. I’m a Republican. I can’t stand Obama. I don’t trust the politicized Supreme Court. But this bull crap out of Senate Republicans that they aren’t even going to talk to this new Supreme Court nominee is insane. Announcing, within hours of Antonin Scalia’s death, that the Senate would ignore a presidential nomination, was about the stupidest thing ever. It disrespected the legacy and family of Mr. Scalia, by moving the subject...
  • Some Senate Republicans Will Meet With Supreme Court Nominee

    03/17/2016 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/16 | David M. Herszenhorn
    Several of the Republican senators expressing a willingness to meet with Judge Garland were like Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, incumbents facing difficult re-election fights. Ms. Ayotte said she still opposed holding a confirmation vote. The willingness of Republican senators to meet with Judge Garland highlights how the degree of difficulty in blocking a nomination rises once there is a face and a résumé to go along with it. Judge Garland was confirmed in 1997 by a vote of 76 to 23 for his current seat on the United States Court of Appeals for...
  • The Senate Should Not Act on President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

    03/17/2016 8:22:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2016 | The Editors
    With the selection of Merrick Garland, President Obama has exercised his constitutional power to nominate a justice to the Supreme Court. The Senate should now exercise its constitutional power not to act on that nominee. Garland’s record as a Clinton-appointed member of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since 1997, and as its chief judge since 2013, offers no reason to believe that his addition to the Court would provide anything other than a reliable fifth vote to the Court’s liberal bloc. In 2002, dissenting from a ruling striking down the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Haze Rule,” he sought to expand...
  • NRA, NYT agree: Garland will produce most liberal Supreme Court in decades

    03/17/2016 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    How many times can one remember where the National Rifle Association and the New York Times agree on an issue? One count them on the fingers of one hand, and have a few left over. However, when it comes to Barack Obama’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, an unexpected synchronicity occurs … of sorts, anyway.The NRA’s legislative arm accused Obama of showing “utter contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners” with the nomination of Merrick Garland: “With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for...
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • Solving the puzzle of Henry VIII

    03/03/2011 12:38:11 PM PST · by decimon · 67 replies
    Southern Methodist University ^ | March 3, 2011 | Unknown
    Could blood group anomaly explain Tudor king's reproductive problems and tyrannical behavior?DALLAS (SMU) – Blood group incompatibility between Henry VIII and his wives could have driven the Tudor king's reproductive woes, and a genetic condition related to his suspected blood group could also explain Henry's dramatic mid-life transformation into a physically and mentally-impaired tyrant who executed two of his wives. Research conducted by bioarchaeologist Catrina Banks Whitley while she was a graduate student at SMU (Southern Methodist University) and anthropologist Kyra Kramer shows that the numerous miscarriages suffered by Henry's wives could be explained if the king's blood carried the...
  • Blunt launches re-election campaign in suburban St. Louis

    02/19/2016 4:59:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    ARNOLD, Mo. -- U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt launched his re-election campaign Friday by saying too many regulations are hurting the economy, but he is confident America's better days "are ahead of us." The Republican senator officially began the campaign with a rally at Unico-SGI Manufacturing in Arnold, the first of a 10-stop, two-day tour across the state. Blunt's office says the location was chosen because he helped save the business from what it calls "onerous federal regulations."
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • The return of Todd Akin? (may run for senate against RINO Blunt)

    02/25/2015 5:34:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 2/25/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Todd Akin is considering a primary challenge to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. “I have not ruled anything out,” the former congressman and 2012 GOP Senate nominee told The Hill in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I think there is a high level of dissatisfaction among conservatives, that they have to some degree been pushed out of the Republican Party,” he continued. “The sentiment is there. The Tea Party is skeptical and wants some fresh blood, not just the same establishment guys.” Akin’s reemergence is sure to be an unwelcome development for national Republicans. During his 2012 race against...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Brian Howard of Naperville charged with starting fire at FAA facility in Aurora

    09/27/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 61 replies
    ABC7Chicago ^ | 9/26/2014 | Staff
    Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville has been charged with one felony count of Destruction of Aircraft or Aircraft Facilities after he allegedly set a fire in the basement of an Aurora FAA facility, cut the feeds to the radar and damaged the communications system, forcing a ground stop at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports, the FBI says. Investigators say Howard managed to do extensive damage to the host computer, as well as the lines to radar in the facility. The Air Route Control Center monitors high altitude aircraft before landing in Chicago or flying through the area.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • Senator Blunt Co-Sponsors Amendments To Delay Onerous ObamaCare Mandates

    07/11/2013 1:22:02 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of the Obama Administration’s recent announcement that it will delay the ObamaCare employer mandate until 2015, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) co-sponsored two amendments today that would delay the individual and employer mandates. The amendments were introduced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) to the FY2014 Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations bill. “Picking and choosing which aspects of this flawed law to postpone is like riding a bike with one wheel – it simply does not work,” said Blunt. “I’ll continue to support efforts to repeal and defund ObamaCare so that we can prevent this deeply flawed law...
  • Obama signs bill that protects makers of genetically engineered crops from federal courts

    03/30/2013 11:51:53 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2013
    President Obama approved a temporary spending bill this week that averted a government shutdown but also riled a slew of groups that say one provision protects Monsanto and other makers of genetically modified seeds and crops from federal courts. The so-called Monsanto Protection Act essentially requires the Agriculture Department to approve the growing, harvesting and selling of such crops, even if the courts rule environmental studies are incomplete -- undermining the judicial review system and posing potential health risks, critics say.
  • Furor Growing Against Obama Over 'Monsanto Protection Act'

    03/30/2013 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    IB Times ^ | 3/27
    By Connor Adams Sheets | March 27 2013 4:55 PM Anger is growing against President Barack Obama the day after he signed into law a spending bill that included a provision opponents have dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act." That bill, the HR 933 continuing resolution, was mainly aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills for the next six months. But food and public safety advocates and independent farmers are furious that Obama signed it despite its inclusion of language that they consider to be a gift...
  • Obama's Genetically Modified Food Bill is Bad for America's Health - “Monsanto Protection Act.”

    03/30/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Peter Lind
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law, the "Monsanto Protection Act," that strips federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns. "The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards," explains a letter to the House that has been signed by dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and...
  • [Missouri] Senator Blunt: “No” On Hagel

    02/01/2013 1:42:22 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 5 replies
    U.S. Senator Blunt of Missouri ^ | Feb 01 2013 | Press release
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Committee on Armed Services, released the following statement today regarding former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel’s (Neb.) nomination to serve as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense: “Senator Hagel’s answers before the committee were simply too inconsistent, particularly as they related to Iran and Israel. The idea that we can contain a nuclear Iran and his view that we should not have unilateral sanctions are just wrong and are too dangerous for us to try. “I admire Senator Hagel’s service to our country, but for this job at this...
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • NARAL Blasts McMahon (Connecticut Senate Race)

    09/12/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | Thomas MacMillan
    Women’s reproductive rights took center stage in the U.S. Senate race Monday, as a pro-choice group took aim at Republican candidate Linda McMahon over her support of a bill that would have allowed employers to refuse to cover contraception for their employees. The campaigns have been vying for the support of female voters, who did not get behind McMahon in her 2010 Senate bid. In a Monday afternoon conference call hosted by Christian Miron, the director of the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, the state branch of the national pro-choice advocacy organization. Miron scored McMahon for saying she would have supported the...
  • Senate defeats Blunt Amendment

    03/01/2012 9:07:22 AM PST · by pabianice · 65 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Channel | 3/1/12
    Defeated 51-48. Religious organizations must provide contraception and abortion services to their employees through health insurance regardless of the religion's teachings.
  • Video: Does Romney oppose Blunt’s amendment to overturn Obama’s new contraception rule?

    02/29/2012 3:51:44 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02-29-12 | Allahpundit
    This would be the same amendment that’s co-sponsored by presumptive VP nominee Marco Rubio. Another damaging stumble the morning after a big primary victory? Sure sounds like it, says lefty Greg Sargent, citing an Ohio TV reporter: ""I just got off the phone with [ONN-TV's Jim] Heath, and he graciously played me the audio. Heath asks Romney if he’s for the “Blunt-Rubio” amendment, and defines it. Romney replies: “I’m not for the bill. But, look, the idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman, husband and wife, I’m not going...
  • Urgent Calls Needed to Protect Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights

    02/15/2012 6:41:29 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies
    Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | February 14th | William A. Estrada
    Urgent calls are needed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and your two U.S. senators to urge them to support Amendment No. 1520 by Senator Roy Blunt (MO). This amendment would halt the Obama Administration’s new mandate requiring all employers—including religious employers—to violate their consciences and provide free birth control and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees. Action Requested Please do three things: Call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and urge him to allow the Senate to vote on Amendment No. 1520, the Blunt Amendment. You can reach Majority Leader Reid at 202-224-3542. Call your two U.S. senators and...
  • Blunt tours tornado damage in Joplin

    05/30/2011 8:31:41 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 4 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/24/2011 | Press Office of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt
    JOPLIN, Mo. (May 24, 2011) — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt toured the devastating damage today resulting from the recent deadly tornado in Joplin and met with federal and local authorities to ensure that there is a speedy and comprehensive recovery and rebuilding effort under way. "I live about 60 miles from Joplin and have been here hundreds of times. This was a huge path of destruction in one of Missouri's major cities, and I've never seen anything like it. I applaud the federal and local officials for their recovery efforts, and I thank the volunteers who are generously dedicating their...
  • Sorry. Gotta say it. Sure is a lot of whining around here about Trump.

    04/19/2011 8:27:16 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 78 replies
    OK someone has to say it. QUIT WHINING. There. Thanks. Now please if you will allow me to point out a small fact: Today. One Sean Hannity. SARAH PALIN, complimented Donald Trump quite clearly for being bold and honest.
  • Fox, NBC call Missouri Senate race for Blunt

    11/02/2010 7:27:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies
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  • Missouri Voter Registration System Glitch Leads to Delays

    11/02/2010 1:49:16 PM PDT · by FromLori · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/2/10
    Missouri's statewide voter registration computer system has been down, creating delays in verifying voter registrations, according to local election officials. "This issue is with Internet access to the voter look-up function," Laura Egerdal, spokeswoman for Missouri's secretary of state, told Fox News. The system has been down since about 7:15 a.m., according to the Kansas City Star. Egerdal said that there is not an issue with the voter registration database itself, and that election workers have manually been looking up voters. Since 2006, voters who have had questions about where to vote could access a statewide computer system that houses...
  • MOCFG PAC announced 2010 general election endorsements

    10/13/2010 3:48:51 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 1 replies
    Missouri Club for Growth PAC endorsed candidates – 2010 general election Click on each name to learn more about the candidates Senate District 16-Representative Dan Brown Senate District 26-Representative Brian Nieves Senate District 34-Reprsentative Rob Schaaf House District 2-Zach Wyatt House District 6-Lindell Shumake House District 10-Jay Houghton House District 30-Nick Marshall House District 114-Jay Barnes House District 117-Caleb Jones House District 141-Kevin Elmer House District 149-Dr. Keith Frederick House District 153-Steve Cookson House District 154-Todd Richardson
  • DSCC Moving Money Out of Missouri

    10/08/2010 1:45:45 PM PDT · by HapaxLegamenon · 8 replies
    The Hotline On Call ^ | October 10, 2010 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    The DSCC is moving TV ad money out of Missouri, a sign that the Senate race may be moving beyond Democrats' grasp. Four Republican sources who monitor media buying and three Missouri TV stations have confirmed to Hotline On Call that the DSCC has canceled reservations from Oct. 11 to Oct. 25. The DSCC still has reservations in Missouri for the last week before Election Day.
  • Election 2010: Missouri Senate Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 53%, Carnahan (D) 43% (Ras)

    09/09/2010 9:23:35 AM PDT · by Ravi · 12 replies
    Ras ^ | 9/9/10 | rasmussen
    Republican Congressman Roy Blunt now holds a 10-point lead over Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri’s race for the U.S. Senate.
  • Outside Groups’ Campaign Expenditures Have Doubled (TPX-FX)

    09/07/2010 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies
    CQPOLITICS ^ | Sept. 5, 2010 – 6:09 p.m. | Alex Knott, CQ-Roll Call
    Outside Groups’ Campaign Expenditures Have Doubled By Alex Knott, CQ-Roll Call Outside organizations have shelled out twice as much on ads and other electioneering activities to affect Congressional races so far during the 2010 election cycle as they did two years ago.Unions, political parties and advocacy groups have spent more than $34.2 million on independent expenditures so far during this election, compared with less than $16.2 million at this time in the 2008 election, according to a CQ MoneyLine study of Federal Election Commission reports. “It’s staggering amounts of money,” said David Vance, spokesman for the Campaign Legal Center. “People...
  • Two polls show mixed results in Missouri Senate race

    08/28/2010 5:33:09 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 6 replies · 1+ views
    STL ^ | Friday, August 27, 2010 9:33 am | TONY MESSENGER
    JEFFERSON CITY -- One poll in the U.S. Senate race for Missouri this week has Republican Roy Blunt topping 50 percent support for the first time in the race. Another poll this week has Blunt in a statistical dead heat with Democrat Robin Carnahan. As can be expected this time of the election year, both camps are trying to make hay with each poll. The one that came out first, by Rasmussen, showed Blunt widening the lead he has had in several other polls, including the Post-Dispatch poll.
  • The Obama Factor In Missouri

    07/25/2010 3:29:50 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 6 replies ^ | 07/25/10 | CaroleL
    In January of 2009 four-term US Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) announced he would not seek re-election in November, 2010. That made the Show Me State one of five with open seats Republicans will most likely need to hold if they want to take control of the Senate. As with most of the upcoming mid-term elections, voters' opinions of President Barack Obama and his policies will play a big roll in Missouri and as with most of the upcoming mid-term elections, that's not good news for the Democrat involved.
  • Lynch says he fears long-term future for his business, hopes Blunt can help

    07/21/2010 1:44:06 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 3 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 7/8/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (July 8, 2010) — Steve Lynch routinely combines furniture sales with fiery oratory supporting the Waynesville-St. Robert area, and during Wednesday’s appearance by U.S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt at his store, Lynch said something must be done to change national economic policies if small businesses are to thrive or even survive in the future. Lynch, whose grandfather founded the business in 1942 shortly after Fort Leonard Wood began as a training post for soldiers headed to World War II, is a former president of the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce and his family were among the founders...
  • Helping small businesses means helping small banks, Roy Blunt says

    07/21/2010 1:41:54 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 7/8/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (July 8, 2010) — Several local bankers and businessmen delivered a message Wednesday to Senate candidate Roy Blunt: community banks are small businesses too, and national banking rule restrictions could harm local banks as well as their customers. Speaking at Lynch’s Furniture in St. Robert during a town hall meeting of small business owners, Keith Pritchard of Security Bank said small community bankers are being unfairly blamed for problems caused by major national banking chains. “There’s plenty of credit available if our regulatory structure will allow us to make good loans to good borrowers, and they’re out...
  • Roy Blunt says President Obama is hurting, not helping small businesses

    07/21/2010 1:39:01 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 6 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 7/8/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (July 8, 2010) — Speaking Wednesday afternoon to local small business owners gathered at Lynch’s Furniture on Missouri Avenue, U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt said he should be the Republican nominee to succeed Kit Bond in the U.S. Senate because he’s a friend and supporter of small businesses. “Everybody seems to understand that small businesses drive the economy, but nobody seems to want to do what is necessary to power that engine up,” Blunt said. “Why is the government spending so much more money than it ever has before and why are we not worried about who is...
  • Defeat Obama, Pelosi and Reid’s Puppets!

    07/20/2010 6:34:11 PM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-20-10 | Mike's America
    First of new ads targets Obama's rubber stamp Democrats! Kicking off the Mike's America fundraiser that keeps yours truly on the job, I prepared my first list of targeted must win Senate races for 2010. I'm proud to see that Missouri's Roy Blunt, who tied with Richard Burr in North Carolina for tenth place, putting out the following ad: [VIDEO AT SITE] As much as Obama would like to run away from the 2010 election result that will be a referendum on his failed presidency, GOP candidates should be encouraged to hold Obama and Democrat candidates accountable for their incompetence,...
  • Blunt Anti-Carnahan Ad: "I'll Work for Missouri - Not Barack Obama" - VIDEO

    07/20/2010 7:46:21 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies
    ECR ^ | 20 Jul 10 | EC
    For once, I agree with MSNBC - this WILL be interesting. Let the Obama-bashing begin! Blunt vs. Carnahan and Obama: Meanwhile, in Missouri, likely GOP Senate nominee Roy Blunt is going up with a TV ad aimed at both Robin Carnahan -- and President Obama, Politico reports. The ad features Obama’s comment at a fundraiser for Carnahan earlier this month that Carnahan winning would give him another vote in the Senate. It concludes, “Roy Blunt -- he’ll work for Missouri, not Barack Obama.” This is a significant development in the national electoral landscape for this reason: It's the most direct...
  • Can state get 'fair share' without earmarks?

    07/12/2010 8:41:19 PM PDT · by Spydergoo · 2 replies
    The Springfield News Leader ^ | July 12, 2010 | Malia Rulon
    Can state get 'fair share' without earmarks? Senate candidate Blunt says he'll continue to seek them; Carnahan and Purgason say system flawed. Washington -- For years, Missouri universities, cities and organizations have received targeted funding from the federal budget, thanks to longtime Sen. Kit Bond, a senior member of the powerful Appropriations Committee. ****** Follow link to News-Leader. Can't post direct link to News-Leader.
  • Missouri Republican Primary Poll (US Senate)

    07/11/2010 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Spydergoo · 10 replies
    St Louis Tea Party ^ | July 09, 2010 | Bill Hennessy
    Yes, this is totally unscientific. I asked this question several months ago, and I want to see if the results have changed since then. If the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate were held today, who would you vote for? Chuck Purgason (75%, 297 Votes) Roy Blunt (18%, 71 Votes) Other (5%, 21 Votes) Neither/Not a Republican (2%, 9 Votes) Total Voters: 397 This poll will appear in this post and in the sidebar until Friday, July 16. Thanks.
  • Blunt (R-MO) starts airing ads in Primary campaign (Omits Government Record)

    07/07/2010 8:52:18 PM PDT · by Spydergoo · 10 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Beacon ^ | July 6, 2010 | Jo Mannies
    ... Ad ignores Blunt's political career Blunt's ad offers similar anti-Democratic themes --without mentioning any names. Blunt spokesperson Rich Chrismer said in a statement that the ad (entitled "Education and Hard Work") "highlights how the America that Missourians know and love, where anything can be achieved by working hard at school and in life, is threatened by Washington’s out of control spending and debt." Says Blunt in the spot: "I was taught there was nothing you couldn’t achieve through education and hard work. But today that America is threatened. Irresponsible spending, crippling debt are killing jobs today and our children’s...
  • The Show Me State shows us something

    03/31/2010 6:31:13 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 6 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | 3/30/2010 | Michael Barone
    When Republican Senator Christopher Bond of Missouri announced that he would not run for reelection, his seat seemed ripe for a Democratic pickup. Barack Obama had just narrowly missed carrying Missouri by 3,903 votes, Democrat Jay Nixon had just been elected governor, Democrat Clair McCaskill had defeated incumbent Republican Senator Jim Talent in 2006 and Democrats had a ready-made candidate in Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, daughter of the late Governor Mel Carnahan and of former Senator Jean Carnahan, sister of 3rd district Congressman Russ Carnahan and granddaughter of longtime (1945-47, 1949-61) 8th district Congressman A. S. J. Carnahan (born...
  • Blunt takes the lead

    03/30/2010 8:17:23 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 7 replies · 461+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 3/30/2010 | Tom Jensen
    Missouri voters continue to be unhappy with Barack Obama and his health care plan and that's helped Roy Blunt to take the lead in the US Senate race. Blunt is up 45-41 on Robin Carnahan, but that result probably has more to do with how the state feels about Barack Obama than it does about the candidates themselves. Voters who approve of Obama are voting for Carnahan by an 84-6 margin. Voters who disapprove of Obama are voting for Blunt 80-6. The problem for Carnahan is that a 52% majority of voters in the state fall in the disapprove column...
  • Missouri Senate: Blunt (R) 49%, Carnahan (D) 42%

    02/11/2010 1:50:28 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 19 replies · 628+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 2-11-10 | Scott Rasmussen
    Little has changed this month in Missouri's race for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Kit Bond. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows Republican Roy Blunt leading Democrat Robin Carnahan 49% to 42%. Just three percent (3%) of Missouri voters would opt for some other candidate, while six percent (6%) are undecided at this point. In January, Blunt held a 49% to 43% lead over Carnahan, who is currently Missouri's secretary of state. That survey marked a shift in Blunt’s favor from a poll conducted in December, when Carnahan held a...