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  • Missouri Passes Bill Allowing Citizens To Open Carry Without A Permit

    04/27/2016 8:30:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Christian Datoc
    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a “Constitutional Carry” bill Monday, protecting the rights of citizens to carry handguns without a permit. House Bill 1468 — introduced by Representative Eric Burlison — passed by an overwhelming 112-37 vote and will now head to the state Senate.
  • 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...
  • Witness Names in Brown Shooting to Be Released

    04/21/2016 7:09:39 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 14 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | April 21, 2016 | JOE HARRIS
    ST. LOUIS (CN) — A federal judge has ordered the release of witness names and some evidence in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, but only to parties involved in the Brown family's wrongful death lawsuit.     U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber announced after a hearing Wednesday that he would order the limited release of the names and under a protective order, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. His ruling also included witness interviews and statements made to police and the FBI, statements read to grand jurors and autopsy photographs.     Webber said that disclosure was necessary to prevent a "gross injustice."     Attorneys...
  • Shooting of woman near Washington University may have stemmed from road rage

    04/21/2016 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 4/21/2016 | Koran Ado
    A shooting near Washington University that left a woman injured and prompted a campus alert may have stemmed from a road rage incident.Investigators were looking for a man driving a black SUV Wednesday afternoon, saying he fired shots at the occupants of a silver car on Forsyth Boulevard near the campus' student union building.A woman inside the car was struck in the forearm and treated at the scene. She was later taken to a hospital. An email sent to members of the Washington University community identified the victim as an employee of Café Bon Appétit in the Washington University School...
  • 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...
  • The Latest: Trump adds 12 delegates to tally [Cruz will not request recount in Missouri primary]

    04/19/2016 9:53:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    AP via The Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 9:28 AM
    NEW YORK — The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in New York cast their ballots in the state's primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 12:16 p.m. Donald Trump has picked up 12 delegates after Ted Cruz's campaign says the Texas senator will not request a recount in the Missouri primary. Trump won the March 15 primary by 1,965 votes. That is within the margin that would allow Cruz to request a recount. The 12 delegates are awarded to the statewide winner. Missouri has a total of 52 delegates. The other 40 were awarded according to results in individual congressional...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 60 Big-Name Businesses Join Coalition Against Missouri 'Religious Liberty' Bill

    04/13/2016 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 50 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 04/13/2016 | Summer Ballentine
    More than 60 businesses including some of Missouri's biggest corporate names joined a coalition opposed to state legislation that would protect businesses objecting on religious grounds to same-sex marriages, the latest sign of a backlash against such proposals across the country. Agricultural giant Monsanto, prescription drug benefits manager Express Scripts, and pet food maker Nestle Purina are among employers to join the recently formed Missouri Competes, according to gay rights advocacy group PROMO, which released the list just hours before a House committee heard testimony from business, sports and religious groups. Dozens crammed in the Capitol basement for the late-night...
  • 50 jobs eliminated as University of Missouri cuts hit cleaning, maintenance operations

    04/12/2016 7:43:15 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 78 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:54 am | RUDI KELLER
    The University of Missouri will be shaggier and dirtier and faculty will be responsible for taking their own trash to dumpsters under the plan for cutting 50 jobs in campus operations detailed in an email memo sent Friday by Vice Chancellor Gary Ward. Landscaping operations will be cut back so sidewalk edges are trimmed no more than twice a year and only in the most visible locations, Ward wrote. After Saturday football games, the debris left by tailgaters will not be picked up until Monday, he wrote. Custodial staff no longer will clean or remove trash or recyclables from offices,...
  • John Heilemann to Ice Cube: Ferguson, Baltimore Were 'Police Brutality'

    04/12/2016 6:23:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Question to John Heilemann: what's your proof? On his With All Due Respect show this evening, interviewing Ice Cube of NWA, Heilemann flatly stated that the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Freddie Gray in Baltimore were instances of "police brutality." In the Brown case, the grand jury, which included three African-Americans, declined to bring an indictment against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot Brown. And President Obama's Justice Department under then AG Eric Holder cleared Wilson of civil rights violations in the shooting. In Baltimore, the the only result to date has been a mistrial....
  • Cruz Camp Caught Cheating in St. Louis County to Steal Delegates from Trump

    04/12/2016 10:33:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    GP ^ | 04/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    More… Chaos broke out at the GOP St. Charles convention Saturday when the Cruz camp tried to steal the delegates there, too.Ted Cruz lost Missouri to Donald Trump. Trump was awarded 25 delegates to 15 for Ted Cruz. Now there is evidence that the Cruz team violated the rules. The Missouri caucus rules (page 5, #4) does not allow for paper or secret ballots. Here’s the link . Local Trump supporters are working 24/7 to collect and sort all the information from the St. Louis county township caucuses by the April 15 deadline. The only caucuses in St Louis that...
  • 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...
  • APPALLING: Missouri Grants ‘Jihad’ and ‘Hamas’ License Plates

    04/11/2016 5:32:20 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/10/2016 | Bethany Blankley
    According to St. Louis, Mo., news station KMOV News 4, the State of Missouri’s Department of Motor Vehicles has permitted personalized terrorism license plates, that read “JIHAD1” and “HAMAS.” In response to emails it received from viewers, News 4 investigated a Missouri license plate reading ‘JIHAD 1’. According to News4: “… examined the policies for granting or denying personalized license plates [and] made several requests for an on-camera interview with a representative of the Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles on the State’s reasons for allowing the JIHAD plate, but no one was made available to talk.” The Muslim couple...
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trump’s effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaign’s preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • BREAKING: Cruz Camp STEALS St. Louis County Delegates After Trump Wins Initial Vote!

    04/09/2016 4:32:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 427 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 9, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The St. Louis County Republican Caucus was held today at the Missouri River Township Caucus at the Westminster Christian Academy – near highways 40 and 270 this afternoon. Lloyd Sloan was at the conference today. Here is his firsthand account: There were two slates that were voted on today at the convention. One was called “Cruz” and the other “Trump.” So there was no confusion there. The vote took place by a public count. It’s when there is a standing vote and everybody is counted off. It is pretty above board. The vote was tied, 27-27. But a few people...
  • Missouri Senate panel okays censuring Planned Parenthood CEO

    04/08/2016 7:01:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2016 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A proposal to censure a Planned Parenthood official is advancing to the floor of the Missouri Senate. A Senate committee voted 5-2 Thursday to endorse holding regional Planned Parenthood CEO Mary Kogut in contempt of the Senate, which can entail a fine and 10 days in jail The resolution would demand she come to the Senate to answer why she has not complied with a subpoena involving lawmakers’ investigation into fetal tissue donation. Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe said he expects the Senate to vote on the contempt resolutions next week. Planned Parenthood has said...
  • Claire McCaskill is reassured by refugee screening process

    04/06/2016 7:34:47 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 6, 2016 | Steve Kraske
    "I would challenge any American to go and see the screening process and not be convinced that it is incredibly thorough and, secondly, to not have their heart pulled by the children, these children and their families, that are fleeing horrendous circumstances." — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill who traveled to Austria, Jordan and Israel last week and came away reassured about the screening process for Syrian refugees.
  • Missouri Senator Wants Planned Parenthood CEO Held in Contempt for Ignoring Subpoena

    04/06/2016 6:55:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Joe Ortwerth
    A Missouri State Senator is pursuing action by his colleagues to hold a St. Louis Planned Parenthood official in contempt of the Senate. Senator Kurt Schaefer of Columbia has filed Senate Resolution 1793, which would formalize contempt proceeding against Mary Kogut, the President of Planned Parenthood of St. Louis. Kogut has refused to honor a subpoena to appear before a special Senate committee that Schaeffer chairs, the Senate Sanctity of Human Life Committee. That committee was convened last summer to investigate allegations that Planned Parenthood officials were engaged in the illegal trafficking of the organs and body parts of aborted...
  • First Syrians leave for US under surge resettlement program

    04/06/2016 12:23:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    AP ^ | April 6, 2016 | KHETAM MALKAWI
    AMMAN, Jordan — The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday for Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life. Ahmad al-Abboud, who is being resettled with his wife and five children, said he is thankful to Jordan, where he has lived for three years after fleeing Syria's civil war. But the 45-year-old from Homs, Syria, said he was ready to build a better life in the U.S.
  • Ferguson voters reject property tax to fund Justice Department deal

    04/06/2016 9:47:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Weinraub
    Voters in Ferguson, Missouri, rejected a property tax increase that would have helped fund changes to its police department required by the U.S. Justice Department after the city erupted in violence following the shooting of a black teenager in 2014. A new sales tax did pass, but the city will still be left with a financial shortfall as the property tax proposal did not meet the required two-thirds threshold to be enacted. The city may try to put the proposal on the ballot again in August. "There is still a deficit," Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Wednesday, the day...
  • What University "Snowflakes" Are Really About

    04/06/2016 3:52:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 6,2016 | Bruce Thornton
    America’s privileged students at elite colleges and universities continue to be traumatized by speech they find “hurtful” and “threatening.” Last November at Yale it was a faculty email suggesting that students should lighten up on policing Halloween costumes for racial insensitivity. At the University of Missouri, some students were offended by the administration’s failure to investigate and punish alleged racial slurs. A Harvard student recently told FOX News’ Meghan Kelly that displaying the American flag in a dorm room or just being in the same class with a pro-life student is hurtful and insensitive.
  • Missouri GOP combs past for Planned Parenthood censure rules

    04/04/2016 8:00:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 10:45 PM EDT | Adam Aton
    Missouri Republicans are looking back more than a century for guidance as they consider whether to hold a regional Planned Parenthood CEO in contempt of the Senate — a rare judgment that could carry jail time. Senators from both parties have raised questions about how they’d carry out a process that may include testimony before the entire chamber, arrests and sentencing decisions. They’ve found little direction from recent history; so far, legislative librarians say the last contempt proceeding they’ve found occurred in 1903. A Senate panel is to consider proposals Tuesday that would summon Mary Kogut, who heads Planned Parenthood...
  • 2nd dummy found hanging by noose in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY - For the second time in a week, the Orthodox Jewish tradition for the Purim holiday has alarmed non-Jewish members of the Spring Valley community. When News 12 went to the home on Wednesday, the doll was found folded over on the porch. The homeowner declined comment. Residents say the doll was hung by children for Purim to symbolize the death of the ancient tyrant Haman and was not meant to offend. Hundreds took to social media after a black-faced doll was found hanging nearby, on Paikin Drive in Spring Valley. Rockland NAACP President Wilbur Aldridge says he...
  • The GREAT State of MO. TRUMP WINS! Certified number show a 365 vote increase

    03/29/2016 5:10:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 112 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/29/16 | Donald Trump
        Donald J. Trump Verified account ‏@realDonaldTrump Final #'s just announced in the GREAT State of MO. TRUMP WINS! New certified #'s show a 365 vote increase for me- @ least 12 more delegates!  
  • Missouri Results Certified: 12 More Delegates for Trump

    03/29/2016 5:09:48 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 25 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | 3/29/2016 | Donald J Trump
    No Article, just the link
  • Patriot Guard motorcyclist in funeral procession struck, dies at hospital

    03/29/2016 8:27:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 17 replies
    KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | March 28, 2016 | Alex Fees
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - At Archway Memorial Chapel in Hazelwood, owner Kenneth McGhee had nothing but good things to say about the Patriot Guard Riders, a volunteer motorcycle group that escorts funeral processions for fallen service members. "Very kind people, very diligent," McGhee said. "They are very dignified and very proud of the service they provide for fellow veterans." McGhee was particularly distressed to learn that a 64-year-old Patriot Guard Rider was struck by a vehicle and killed in south St. Louis County Monday while escorting a procession that originated at his funeral home. "Until we learned the...
  • Loretta Lynch presses courts to back off (minority)criminals

    03/28/2016 6:58:26 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 3/28/16 | Cheryl Chumley
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a nine-page letter through her civil-rights division to municipal and state judges around the United States, warning them to ease off prosecution of criminals, particularly those of minority status, or else face loss of federal funding. Specifically, she wants the 6,500 municipal level courts in the country to offer community service in lieu of jail time, or provide more “amnesty days” to those with outstanding warrants so they can pay a fee instead of serving behind bars, the New York Post reported. The ‘Stop Hillary’ campaign is on fire! Join the surging response to this...
  • Court strikes down law passed after DOJ report on Ferguson

    03/28/2016 7:54:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 10:19 PM EDT
    A Missouri court has struck down parts of a law meant to address concerns raised after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. A Cole County judge ruled Monday it is unconstitutional to limit St. Louis-area municipalities to less traffic ticket and court fine revenues than cities elsewhere in the state. The judge also struck down requirements for those cities’ police departments, including written use-of-force policies and procedures for reporting police stops. …
  • Shocker: University of Missouri facing budget shortfall after political correctness engulfed campus

    03/28/2016 4:34:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2016 | Matt Vespa
    So, after the whole mess surrounding the poop swastika; instances of harassment that were allegedly racially-motivated, though unverifiable since they occurred off campus; and a professor who was charged with assaulting a student reporter at protests over said events has a caused a budget shortfall at the University of Missouri. I know, totally shocking, right? (via Daily Caller): The University of Missouri (MU) is losing about 1500 students and is facing a huge $32 million budget shortfall four months after it attracted national attention as the site of massive race-based campus protests.“I am writing to you today to confirm...
  • Mizzou will now require ‘diversity intensive’ courses for graduation

    03/24/2016 4:36:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 53 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 3/24/2016
    The school took action this week on two diversity demands, hiring a chief diversity officer and requiring students to complete diversity-themed courses. Still reeling from last year’s student protests, the University of Missouri took action this week on two more diversity demands, hiring a chief diversity officer and requiring students to complete diversity-themed courses. The College of Arts and Science at Mizzou announced Wednesday that undergraduates will now have to complete three credit-hours of “diversity intensive” (DI) courses in order to graduate, saying the courses will focus on “understanding differing social groups” and “will explore at least one form of...
  • Gov. Nixon joins St. Louis-area firms in opposing religious objections measure

    03/23/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by fungoking · 1 replies
    Fox 2 Now ^ | 3/18/16 | Staff
    Top executives from some of the St. Louis area’s largest companies say Missouri’s proposed religious freedom bill could have a devastating impact on the state’s economy. Leaders from Monsanto, MasterCard and other firms joined Gov. Jay Nixon Friday at the St. Louis Regional Chamber to express opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 39. The bill survived a 37-hour filibuster by Senate Democrats. If approved by the Legislature, it would go to voters. The proposal calls for amending the state Constitution to create religious protections for some businesses objecting to gay marriage. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced its opposition...
  • Kansas City cops arrest woman suspected of hitting Dan the police horse during Donald Trump protest

    03/20/2016 1:01:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 83 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/20/2016 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    Kansas City cops are not horsing around. A woman suspected of striking “Dan” the police horse during last week’s Donald Trump protest in Missouri was arrested Friday night. In an attempt to spook a member of the city’s mounted patrol, April Foster, 29, allegedly yelled at the horse as its officer pushed through a crowd of protesters. She then slapped it with an open hand, according to the Kansas City Star.
  • Melissa Click: What would our world be like if no one ever took a chance?

    03/18/2016 11:06:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2016 | Melissa Click
    Here in Columbia, the University of Missouri homecoming parade is a big deal, so arriving early to grab a spot last October was crucial. Getting out the door with a young family on a Saturday morning however, can be a bit of a struggle and my thoughts that morning were dominated by the usual worries of anyone rushing out to the door to a much-anticipated event. Grateful to have found a spot that would accommodate us just moments before the parade began, we were frustrated when the candy throwing and band marching unexpectedly stopped.
  • Pablo Serrano-Vitorino, accused of five murders, has history of violent acts

    03/18/2016 10:48:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | MARCH 17, 2016 | Tony Rizzo
    The Kansas City, Kan., man accused of killing five people in a two-state shooting spree earlier this month has a long, documented history of violent behavior. The first hints of a volatile temper for Pablo Serrano-Vitorino surfaced in 1998, according to Los Angeles Superior Court records. At least twice since then, Serrano-Vitorino has faced domestic violence-related charges, most recently last June when he was accused of punching his brother in the face during a disturbance in Kansas City, Kan. In 2003, he pointed a rifle at the mother of his three children and threatened to kill her, according to the...
  • Rep. Kevin Yoder Talks to ICE About Pablo Serrano-Vitorino 'Breakdown'

    03/18/2016 10:43:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    kshb ^ | Mar 17, 2016 | Dia Wall
    Rep. Kevin Yoder is taking steps to find out how Pablo Serrano-Vitorino, the man charged with four murders in Kansas City, Kansas, and one murder in Montgomery County, Missouri, was in the United States after being deported years before. On Thursday, Yoder was on a call with Immigration and Customs Enforcement with Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer. Both sought answers to how Serrano-Vitorino was able to slip through the cracks in spite of multiple encounters with police. The Mexican national had a criminal record and was ticketed for not having a driver's license. Local immigration attorney Michael Sharma-Crawford said, "He never necessarily...
  • Justice Dept., Ferguson reach civil rights settlement

    03/18/2016 8:46:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    The lawsuit was brought against Ferguson by the department after the city initially rejected some of the terms proposed in an agreement put forth to improve the city's police department and court practices, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. However, the Ferguson City Council finally approved the Justice proposal Tuesday, citing a letter from Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, as a reason why. In the letter, Gupta assured city officials that the projected costs of the proposal had been overstated.
  • Plurality Rules (Don’t confuse Donald Trump’s slim margins with a sign of weakness)

    03/16/2016 10:52:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 03/16/2016 | Jim Newell
    A bit of conventional wisdom was settling in on Wednesday morning that though Donald Trump enjoyed a good “Super Tuesday II,” with victories in the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, and—tentatively—Missouri, he may not have done well enough to ward off a contested convention. John Kasich’s win in his home state, Ohio, deprived Trump of a juicy 66 delegates, and he has still not shown that he can claim a state with anything greater than a plurality of the popular vote. By the Associated Press’ latest estimate, he’ll need to win 54 percent of the remaining delegates to...
  • Missouri GOP releases tentative delegate allocation

    03/16/2016 4:43:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    The Missouri GOP released a tentative delegate allocation on Wednesday after the state's Tuesday Republican primary. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received 37 delegates, followed by rival Ted Cruz who received 15 delegates, according to a reporter from St. Louis Public Radio. According to the Associated Press, Trump received 40.9 percent of the vote in Missouri, followed closely by Cruz who got 40.7 percent of the vote. Cruz could still call for a recount, given the extremely close margin separating him and Trump.Bernie Sanders, likewise trailing Hillary Clinton by two-tenths of a point, could also ask for a recount. Trump...
  • MU board upholds Melissa Click's termination

    03/16/2016 6:07:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 3/15/2016 | Koran(?) Addo
    The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has rejected an appeal filed by Melissa Click, the former assistant professor fired last month after she'd gained notoriety last fall for her role in protests on Mizzou's campus. The board's unanimous decision to reject Click's appeal means her termination has been upheld and she has no further recourse through the university to get her job back. Click had been on paid suspension pending her appeal since the board fired her in February. In announcing the board's action Tuesday morning, board chairwoman Pamela Henrickson said Click has been treated fairly throughout the process.
  • Donald Trump Inches out Ted Cruz in Missouri

    03/16/2016 5:28:13 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    It appears that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump slightly edged out Sen. Ted Cruz in Missouri on Tuesday night. Trump took 40.7 percent of the votes in the Show Me State with 100 percent of the votes tallied. Sen. Ted Cruz is close behind at 40.6 percent–down by approximately 1,700 votes. With this small a margin, Cruz could potentially ask for a recount. However, since Missouri is not a winner-take-all primary, the recount fight may not yield many new delegates even if he is ultimately declared the state’s winner...
  • Trump wins MO by less than 0.2%

    03/15/2016 10:01:15 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 163 replies
    Mo SoS ^ | 3/15/16 | Mo SoS
    Looks like Trump wins by 1636 votes. Less than 0.2%. If these numbers are final. Delegate count could range from 52-0 to 17-35 Trump-Cruz depending on congressional district outcomes. Kasich 10%, Rubio 6%.