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  • McCaskill: I Wonder If People Voting For Trump Are Embarrassed

    06/30/2016 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2016 | Paula Firozi
    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill laid into Trump during an interview with Missouri radio host McGraw Milhaven, calling Trump a “buffoon” and questioning the voters who have been supporting him. “I wonder how many people that are voting for him that are kind of embarrassed,” the Missouri senator said on Missouri’s KTRS on Thursday morning, as first reported by BuzzFeed. “I have so many friends that are — I feel for them. A lot of Republican friends are just saying, ‘we can’t let this guy be commander-in-chief. He has no idea what he’s talking about.’”
  • Anti-Cop Race Activist DeRay McKesson Lands Job With Baltimore Schools Making $165,000 a Year

    06/30/2016 7:32:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now Deray will work for the Baltimore School system. The Baltimore Sun reported: Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday. Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human...
  • 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...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty Declares Herself 'Gay Contestant' In Coming Miss America Pageant

    06/23/2016 3:47:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 104 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 1 hour ago | Abdul Kuddus
    Erin O’Flaherty made history when she became the first openly gay to win the Miss Missouri contest. As the pageant queen moves on to this year’s Miss America competition in September, she will stand as the contest’s first openly lesbian contestant. Reportedly, 23-year-old O’Flaherty declared her sexual orientation since she was 18 as openly gay throughout her pageant career. After winning the Miss Missouri competition in Mexico, Missouri, Ann Jolly, chairman of the board of the Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization, reportedly confirmed that O’Flaherty is the first LGBT contestant to win the title. “I’m on cloud nine, really, just to...
  • First openly gay Miss Missouri crowned

    06/22/2016 6:26:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 120 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2016 7:03 PM EDT | Maria Sudekum
    Missouri has its first openly gay Miss Missouri, and she will represent the state at the Miss America pageant later this year. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday in Mexico, Missouri, and is the first openly gay woman to be named Miss Missouri, said Ann Jolly, chairman of the board of the Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization. O’Flaherty said Wednesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that she came out as gay when she was 18, competed openly and knew going into the Miss Missouri pageant that she’d be making history if she won. …
  • ESPN To Give Mizzou Football Team Humanitarian Award For Black Lives Matter Strike

    06/20/2016 8:16:24 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2016 | Blake Neff
    ESPN announced it will give the University of Missouri (MU) football team a special humanitarian award in July for the team’s strike, which led to the the school’s president being fired and a massive drop in enrollment.[snip]Now, ESPN has decided to reward MU’s football team for its acts. The sports network announced Friday that the 2015 team will be collectively honored at its second annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year awards, which are held in tandem with the ESPY awards. During the July 12 show in Los Angeles, the team will be given the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award, named in...
  • Lawyers for Ferguson seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

    06/18/2016 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2016 11:10 AM EDT | Jim Suhr
    The city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents are seeking access to any juvenile records of the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 — a request once rejected by a judge after a newspaper and blog sought such documents. The motion, filed this month, seeks St. Louis County family court records concerning outcomes of any Brown-related juvenile cases “or records of any alleged delinquent acts committed by or pertaining to” him. The motion argues that any such information “is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery...
  • Disgusting: Mizzou Race Activist Scolds White People At Orlando Shooting Vigil

    06/15/2016 5:29:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    What is with this school? The University of Missouri seems to be a breeding ground for unhinged progressives, who appear to have turned a vigil remembering the victims of the Orlando attack into some weird lecture about race. The College Fix had the details concerning what Mizzou graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio said before addressing the diverse crowd, namely how she was nervous getting up on stage because of all the white people in attendance. “I was really nervous to get up here because there’s a lot of white people in the crowd, and that wasn’t a joke,” she said...
  • Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting

    06/13/2016 3:32:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    A former Republican senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., citing her support for gun control. Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban Monday in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am,” said Pressler, who spoke with The Hill on Monday after endorsing Clinton in a statement issued over the weekend. “This morning, I woke up and told my wife, ‘Did I really do that?’” he...
  • The Ferguson-Obama Syndrome

    06/08/2016 7:45:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Bob Barr
    Over the past year or so, several major cities across the United States have experienced a violent crime wave not seen since the 1990s. This spike in violent crime, measured by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, has confounded Leftist sociologists, bleeding-heart politicians, and members of the media, who constantly tend to blame private gun ownership and the police themselves for increased criminal activity. In fact, one of the prime causes of this problem may very well be the media and Leftist politicians, including the President and his previous and current Attorneys General. And the spark that appears to have...
  • Ferguson Burger Bar closes 'until further notice'

    06/06/2016 8:38:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 06/06/2016 | Ashley Jost
    A Ferguson restaurant that opened shortly before protests shook the north St. Louis County city is closing, according to social media posts. The Ferguson Burger Bar and More, 9120 West Florissant Avenue, is closed “until further notice,” a Facebook post announced Sunday morning. An ad posted to Craigslist shows the restaurant is for sale, highlighting the burger joint’s rankings in a Post-Dispatch food critic’s top 100 list. …
  • Carjacking victim wounded in shootout (ST.Louis, MO)

    06/01/2016 3:19:31 PM PDT · by MCF · 8 replies
    Fox 2 ^ | 5/31/2016 | Seth Lemon
    "ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A man was wounded in a shootout with attempted carjackers late Monday night near Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said." "The carjacking suspect was admitted to the hospital and is listed in critical condItion."
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • The Best Places in America to Be in The Event of a Collapse

    05/31/2016 7:54:33 AM PDT · by C. Nelson · 64 replies
    Ask a Prepper ^ | April 2016 | Mrs Davis
    First, you want to pick a place that allows you to maintain a normal, mainstream life before life as we know it comes crashing down. A lot of us are of the mindset that something catastrophic is inevitable. I am becoming increasingly convinced that this is a sooner rather than a later probability, however it could conceivably still be years away. So in the meantime, you want to have reasonably convenient access to things like employment, education, cultural and extracurricular activities for your kids, modern medical facilities, shopping, and all the trappings of modern life. ... Another consideration is proximity...
  • Ferguson activist accused of prostituting a 17-year-old girl

    05/24/2016 8:07:40 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 13 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/24/16 | Peter Holley
    A well-known activist who played a significant role assisting Black Lives Matter activists and other demonstrators in Ferguson and Baltimore was arrested last month in Prince George’s County and charged with prostitution and human trafficking. Police accuse Charles Wade — founder of Operation Help or Hush — of using online ads to organize meetings between a 17-year-old girl and Johns who paid her for sex, according to court documents. Wade was arrested, the documents state, on suspicion of setting up a meeting April 25 at a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park, where the teenager agreed to have sex with...
  • Prominent Black Lives Matter Activist Arrested for Pimping 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 9:45:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | May 19 2016 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who co-founded Operation Help or Hush, was arrested and charged with seven counts, including felonies for human trafficking, after an undercover cop responded to a Backpage.com ad for sex.Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who has been a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement and is credited with co-founding the nonprofit Operation Help or Hush, was arrested in April and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. According to the Daily Caller, Wade was arrested after an undercover officer answered a Backpage.com ad listing for a 23-year-old prostitute. When the officer arrived at the Howard...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested On Charges Of Child Trafficking

    05/19/2016 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | May 119, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Charles Wade was arrested in April on prostitution and child trafficking charges. On April 25, he really got himself in a fix. He was arrested and charged with human trafficking and several prostitution-related charges. The police report notes, that as part of the charges, he is accused of allegedly pimping out a 17 year old girl in Prince George’s County, Maryland. So far, the Mainstream Media has been reluctant to share Mr. Wade’s current legal troubles. The Obama White House has no comment as well. Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/black-lives-matter-leader-arrested-charges-human-trafficking/#KRqBJWXVUZ8eSGVD.99
  • AAUP: U of Missouri Violated Rights of Professor Melissa Click

    05/22/2016 8:56:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    The AAUP has dealt a blow to the University of Missouri by concluding that the firing of Melissa Click violated her rights. The American Association of University Professors said the university’s board of curators, which voted by a 4-2 decision to fire Click after months of controversy regarding her conduct during student protests, “violated basic standards of academic due process.” Click became a household name after a video surfaced showing her blocking a student videographer from filming near a tent city set up on the Missouri campus in November. For more than a week, the tent city had been home...
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Accused of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 2:23:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    jezebel.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Anna Merlan
    A prominent Black Lives matter activist in St. Louis was arrested in April and faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution against a 17-year-old girl. The activist, Charles Wade, said in a statement that he was helping the girl, who he believed to be 20, obtain temporary housing. Wade runs Operation Help or Hush, a charity that says it provides housing, food assistance and other forms of direct aid to both activists and local residents in general. Conservative news site The Daily Caller appears to have been the first to run a story about his arrest, but copies of the...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Missouri lawmakers pass expanded gun rights on final day

    05/13/2016 10:38:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 13, 2016 9:21 PM EDT | David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine
    Missouri lawmakers passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights Friday, allowing people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats. The legislation, which goes to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, was among the most prominent measures passed by the Republican-led Legislature on the final day of its annual session. Under the measure, most people could carry concealed guns, even if they haven’t gone through the training now required to get a permit. The legislation would also expand the state’s “castle doctrine” by allowing invited guests such as baby sitters to...
  • MO: Permitless or “Constitutional” carry passes Legislature, on to Governor Nixon

    05/14/2016 8:31:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri omnibus firearm reform bill, SB 656, has passed the legislature on the last day of the session, May 13, 2016. It includes permitless or “Constitutional” carry. It will now go to Governor Nixon for signature or veto. According to the NRA-ILA, SB 656 has these primary features: Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground lawsExpand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed...
  • NWS: M3.5 earthquake recorded near La Center, KY

    05/01/2016 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Tours · 19 replies
    KFVS NEWS ^ | May, 1, 2016 | Amber Ruch
    LA CENTER, KY (KFVS) - An earthquake near La Center, Kentucky was felt in parts of Illinois and Missouri early on Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah and the USGS, a magnitude 3.5 was recorded about 8.7 miles north of La Center and 24.2 miles west of Paducah. It happened around 1:12 a.m. and had a depth of about 8.3 miles. The quake was felt in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. The furthest the quake was reportedly felt was in Miller, Mo. which is 267 miles away from the epicenter.
  • Hey ‘white people’: you have a ‘way of life problem,’ and Mizzou Faculty (shortened)

    05/02/2016 7:12:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 May, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Does the University of Missouri have a death wish? In the wake of capitulating to race grievance demonstrators, Mizzou is already experiencing a decline in applications so severe that it is closing four dorms and a drop in donations that is causing a financial crisis. Although the faculty no longer includes Melissa “I need some muscle” Click, apparently race-obsessed leftists still occupy positions of power. The university’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations is digging an even deeper hole for the school. Carly Hoilman of TheBlaze reports: The University of Missouri’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations released a video...
  • As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US

    05/01/2016 4:57:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/30/2016 | Matt Agorist
    As the debate over which bathroom an individual should use based on their sexual identity heats up, we are witnessing the ignorant and brash nature of state enforcement of these edicts come to a head. It is not only a distraction and a means for the state to get involved in your bowel movements, but it paints the trans and gay community in a negative light by asserting there is some sexual stigma involved in relieving oneÂ’s bladder. The end result of such obstinate legalese clouding the minds of the public is going to be state violence initiated against individuals...
  • Ferguson’s first Starbucks opens Saturday

    04/29/2016 3:15:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 118 replies
    When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz visited Ferguson last year, he saw the still-visible signs of unrest. But he also saw promise, and in July the company announced it would open a location there and partner with a local nonprofit to create job training opportunities. On Saturday, Ferguson’s first Starbucks will open at 10776 West Florissant Ave., the company said Friday.
  • Missouri: Muslim migrant threatens to kill family that sponsored him, faces deportation

    04/25/2016 4:08:01 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 24, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    "A 25-year-old Libyan man, who Platte County prosecutor alleged is part a terrorist organization, pleaded guilty to two felonies Thursday." This vetting process is great! "Man living in Platte County and allegedly linked to terror groups pleads guilty to two felonies, faces deportation," by John Pepitone, Fox4KC.com, April 21, 2016 (thanks to Creeping Sharia): PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. -- A 25-year-old Libyan man, who Platte County prosecutor alleged is part a terrorist organization, pleaded guilty to two felonies Thursday. Ali Swei pleaded guilty to aggravated stalking and attempted stealing by coercion. Prosecutors say he threatened to kill the family that was...
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • 9-Year-Old Boy Sells Lemonade to Pay for His Own Adoption

    04/25/2016 11:06:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 25, 2016
    A 9-year-old started his own business in order to make a very special purchase. Tristin Jacobson opened up a lemonade stand to raise money to pay for his very own adoption, according to the Springfield News Leader. Four years ago, Jacobson's biological mother dumped him on the doorstep of a Missouri shelter on a cold January day. Donnie Davis got a call about Tristin, and she's been taking care of him ever since. Jacobson has always wanted Davis to adopt him, but she couldn't afford the legal fees. So this past week he opened up a lemonade stand to raise...
  • Melissa Click, former University of Missouri professor: I was fired because I’m white

    04/25/2016 10:55:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Melissa Click, the former University of Missouri assistant professor who was fired after she tried to block a student journalist from covering a campus protest, suggested in a recent interview that her public termination was a matter of “racial politics.” “This is all about racial politics,” she told The Chronicle of Higher Education in an interview published Sunday. “I’m a white lady. I’m an easy target.” Ms. Click said Missouri’s Board of Curators fired her to send a message that the university and the state wouldn’t tolerate “black people standing up to white people,” the Chronicle reported. Ms. Click didn’t...
  • Missouri Legislature defunds Planned Parenthood, cuts $380,000

    04/25/2016 10:38:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 24, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    The Missouri Legislature has passed a budget that would eliminate taxpayer funding and reimbursements for abortion facilities, depriving Planned Parenthood in the state of an estimated $380,000. The move means foregoing $8 million the state would have received from the federal government, but the budget replaces that amount with Missouri’s own revenue. The money will now instead go, Senate Budget Chairman Kurt Schaefer explains, “to rural health clinics, [Federally Qualified Health Centers], and county health departments, of which there are over 580 across the state,” which he says provide all the same non-abortion services as Planned Parenthood does. Representative Judy...
  • Cruz's election manager's contributed' to suicide of Missouri governor candidate

    04/23/2016 8:27:01 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 83 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2 March 2016 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Ted Cruz's election manager's 'mocking' House of Cards style radio ad 'contributed' to suicide of Missouri governor candidate Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor of Missouri, killed himself on February 26 last year at his home in Clayton, St Louis His political mentor, former Senator John Danforth, has said Ted Cruz's campaign manager Jeff Roe contributed to his death Roe took responsibility for an advert that criticized Schweich's appearance and said he looked like the deputy sheriff in The Andy Griffith Show Mr Danforth spoke to Schweich two days before his death and said he was upset about the...
  • Missouri Legislature Passes Budget Defunding Planned Parenthood, Cutting $380,000

    04/22/2016 11:27:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Missouri lawmakers just sent their governor a budget that would take away hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from abortion groups in the state. Missourinet reports the legislators approved the budget on Thursday with a provision to give up $8 million in federal dollars, part of which would have gone to Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. Instead, the state budgeted money to support community health centers that don’t do abortions, according to the report. The budget also prohibits any taxpayer dollars through Medicaid from going to groups that perform elective abortions. The Planned Parenthood abortion business runs 13 facilities in Missouri...
  • University of Missouri graduate assistant vote favors union by big margin

    04/20/2016 2:56:35 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 22 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 4/20/16 | Rudi Keller
    The Coalition of Graduate Workers claimed an overwhelming victory Tuesday when 84 percent of graduate assistant ballots supported forming a union at the University of Missouri. About 30 percent of the nearly 2,600 eligible graduate students who hold assistantships voted Monday and Tuesday, coalition Co-chairman Connor Lewis said. The next step is to organize union officials and formally ask the university to engage in collective bargaining, he said. “It meets all the requirements by federal and state standards,” he said. “It was an impressive turnout given that there were last-minute attempts at voter intimidation.” Lewis said he was referring to...
  • Active shooter reported at Washington University in MO

    04/20/2016 12:23:06 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 43 replies
    KMOV4-St.Louis
    Just breaking now via television broadcast ...will try to post more info as info is released.
  • MORE CRUZ CHEATING IN MISSOURI=> Same MO Couple Won TWO Different Caucuses

    04/19/2016 1:39:51 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Missouri GOP held county caucuses two weeks ago to elect delegates to attend the state convention in Branson, Missouri on May 20th and 21st. Donald Trump won Missouri and was awarded 25 delegates to 15 for Ted Cruz. The Cruz people want to make sure their supporters replace Trump delegates to the national convention. They are actively working to thwart the will of the people of Missouri. Last week we reported on how Cruz supporters were replacing Trump delegates with Cruz delegates after the district elections. Today St. Louis television and radio host Jamie Allman posted this update on...
  • Cruz shows up Trump in Missouri delegate fight

    04/19/2016 2:37:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/19/16 | David M. Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz is crushing Donald Trump's delegate operation in yet another state — this time it's Missouri — according to well-placed party sources that have spoken to the Washington Examiner. Trump's operation to secure real supporters rather than notional ones to send to the July's presidential nominating convention was caught napping and only activated in Missouri a week before delegate voting began. By the time the crucial delegate contests were over, the New York businessman found that the Texan tornado had left him in his dust. It means, as with Cruz's superior operations in Arizona, Arkansas and several other...
  • MO: Supreme Court; Once Prohibited, Always Prohibited?

    04/17/2016 6:33:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri Supreme Court has now repeatedly ruled that the provisions of the Constitutional amendment put in place by Amendment 5 to Article 1, Section 23, only apply to actions that have occurred after the passage of the amendment.  The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Constitutional provisions apply retrospectively; but that is on case law, not on a Constitutional amendment. The Missouri Supreme Court first ruled this way in State v. Merritt in 2015.  At that point it ruled that the previous version of Article I, Section 23 applied to a felony conviction forbidding the possession of firearms. ...
  • Consequences: After Enabling Black Lives Matter Thugs, Mizzou Now In DEEP Financial Trouble

    04/16/2016 3:59:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    politistick ^ | APRIL 11, 2016 | GREG CAMPBELL
    People do not want to attend college where thuggery and outright bigotry is not only condoned, but supported. The University of Missouri (Mizzou) was ground zero for Black Lives Matter’s academic crusade and now the university is paying the price for enabling the black supremacist movement. For months, racial tensions remained incredibly high and protests were encouraged as university officials cowardly caved to any demands in an effort to avoid being called a racist. Those who crusaded for supposed social justice went so far as to demand segregation for whites by demanding the creation of a “black-only healing space” where...
  • Radical Leftists Unleash Anti-Trump Riots Starting On March 19th

    03/20/2016 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Economic Collaps ^ | 19 August 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Many of the exact same groups that participated in Occupy Wall Street and helped organize protest rallies in Ferguson and Baltimore are now promising to bring us “the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation”. I recently wrote about the trouble that radical leftists have caused by attempting to disrupt Trump campaign events, but now there is a very organized effort to turn this into a national movement. On March 19th, thousands of angry protesters will descend on Trump Tower in New York City to denounce Donald Trump’s “fascist policies”, and on April 2nd dozens of leftist organizations will join...
  • Mizzou closes two dorms due to lack of students

    04/13/2016 5:51:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 12, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Following a drop in students applying for housing, the University of Missouri will not be placing students in two dorms for the fall 2016 semester. Mizzou will be closing the Respect and Excellence halls (ironic names, given the circumstances) in order to utilize dorm space "in the most efficient manner" to keep costs down. In March, the university announced that it saw a sharp drop in admissions for the coming school year, and will have 1,500 fewer students. This will lead to a $32 million budget shortfall for the school, prompting the need to close the dorms in order to...
  • Did Trump ‘Steal’ Missouri First Ballot Delegates from Cruz?

    04/12/2016 6:19:43 PM PDT · by writer33 · 99 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/12/16 | Robert Eno
    Today, the Missouri Secretary of State finally released the certified results of the March 15, 2016 Republican Primary. Donald Trump received 383,631 votes (40.84 percent), and Ted Cruz received 381,666 votes (40.63 percent). The miniscule difference in vote was 1,935 out of 939,270 votes cast. Based on the state’s winner-take-all system, Trump ended up with 37 delegates to Cruz’s 15. Under Trump’s definition of ‘stealing,’ did he steal from Cruz, or were those the rules? The result in Missouri is even more lopsided. While only 1,935 votes out of 939,270 cast separate Trump and Cruz, Trump won over 70 percent...
  • Missouri secretary of state officially calls state for Trump, Clinton

    04/12/2016 8:56:28 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 56 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 12, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Missouri's secretary of state Jason Kander officially declared Tuesday that Donald Trump won a narrow victory over Ted Cruz and will win the state's 12 at-large delegates. The final tally found Trump edging out Cruz 40.8%-40.6%, or by fewer than 2,000 votes in the March 15 primary. The additional 12 delegates give Trump an important boost after he was swept by Cruz in Colorado over the weekend at the Colorado Republican convention. The additional delegates bring Trump slightly closer to the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination. By CNN's estimates, Trump now has 758 delegates, Cruz has 538, Marco Rubio...
  • U. of Missouri to close 2 dorms due to lack of students

    04/12/2016 6:46:18 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 64 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/12/16 | r moran
    Back in early March, University of Missouri Chancellor Hank Foley wrote a "Dear Mizzou Community" letter informing students and faculties that freshmen enrollment was down by more than 1500 students creating a budget shortfall of $32 million. The shortfall would mean job cuts and an increase in student fees. Yesterday, the university informed students that two dorms would be shuttered in order to more efficiently use their facilities. The school announced a 5 percent cut "to all annual recurring general revenue budgets" and an "across-the-board hiring freeze for all units on campus." The dorm closures are only the latest cost-cutting...
  • BREAKING=> Cruz Supporters Stage Coup – Try to Dump Phyllis Schlafly After Trump EndorsementBREAKING

    04/12/2016 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 912 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11th, 2016 6:38 pm04/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS! CRUZ SUPPORTERS ATTEMPT COUP AT EAGLE FORUM! Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she led the fight to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly is 91 years-old. On March 11, 2016 conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for President at his St. Louis rally. But not everyone in her organization, Eagle Forum – or her family – agreed with Phyllis Schlafly’s...