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  • Missouri Gov.-elect Greitens says wife robbed at gunpoint

    12/06/2016 8:32:08 AM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 49 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 12/6/16 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Sheena Greitens was robbed by multiple people while in her car at a coffee shop parking lot... Greitens, a former Navy SEAL officer, said he is "now, more than ever, focused on the mission of creating safer neighborhoods."
  • Social Security to take disabled woman’s money after fund-raiser sends her to a baseball game

    12/05/2016 12:40:01 PM PST · by 198ml · 41 replies
    Q13Fox | 12/5/16 | Tribune Media
    One Kansas City Royals fan feels like she is being punished for the good deed of others. Joyce Jeter has a debilitating medical condition, causing her to rely on Social Security as her only source of income. Royals fans rallied around her to raise money to send her to a game at Kauffman Stadium, but now that gift is leaving her financial future in jeopardy. Joyce told Fox4KC she feels like she's being robbed all because she accepted a gift.
  • Shot in the line of duty: Taney County deputy speaks out

    12/01/2016 1:17:54 PM PST · by Huntress · 5 replies
    KY3 News ^ | 11/18/16 | Drew Douglas
    FORSYTH, Mo. (KY3) -- "You know they ask you as a kid in school, what do you want to be when you grow up? And it was either major league baseball player or a police officer," says Deputy Darin Carter with the Taney County Sheriff's Office. The Kansas City Royals fan says unfortunately a career in the major league wasn't in the cards for him. However, Carter says for 12 years he has loved the excitement and opportunities to serve his community as a law enforcement officer. On September 16th, Carter was investigating a home in Hollister for a possible...
  • Meet the first Jewish governor of Missouri, a former Navy SEAL

    11/18/2016 7:59:07 AM PST · by zlando · 39 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | Nov 17, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose seven military awards include the Bronze Star, has become the first Jewish governor of Missouri. Greitens, 42, a Republican, also is a former Rhodes scholar and the founder of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that helps veterans integrate themselves back into their communities through volunteer work. On Tuesday, Greitens — who emphasized he would rid the state capital, Jefferson City, of “bad ethics” — defeated Democrat Chris Koster with 51 percent of the vote. His opponent, the state’s attorney general, received 45 percent. “Tonight, we did more than win an election; we...
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Woman Who Survived Kidnapping and Rape Has Message for Others (Kansas City)

    11/15/2016 7:53:47 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 16 replies
    Fox News 4 KC ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2016 | by JUDY LE
    "Someone got into the car. I didn’t even look up to see because I just thought it was my fiancé getting back in and so I didn’t even lift my head up," May said. May said he hit the curb. She then looked up to see a man she’d never seen in her life. Courts documents say Kirui took the wheel and drove down 39th street. "I’m going to get you home. I’m going to get you home. That’s all he kept saying. I said you don't even know where my home is," she said. That’s when May began to...
  • Hundreds of Anti-Trump Protesters March in St. Louis [Astroturf City!]

    11/14/2016 10:47:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    CBS ST LOUIS ^ | 11/14/16
    A protest against the election of Donald Trump as president drew hundreds of protesters in downtown St. Louis.
  • Former Navy SEAL becomes first Jewish governor of Missouri

    11/13/2016 6:31:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 11/13/16 | INN
    Greitens, a Republican, defeated Democrat Chris Koster with 51 percent of the vote on Tuesday to 45 percent for the state's attorney general. “Tonight, we did more than win an election; we restored power to the people and we took our state back!” Greitens told supporters at a hotel in Chesterfield, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Greitens, 42, grew up in the Maryland Heights suburb of St. Louis and attended the town’s Reform synagogue. He attended Duke University, where he become a Rhodes scholar.
  • Republicans sweep statewides, usher in new era of Missouri politics

    11/11/2016 10:47:12 AM PST · by tekrat · 19 replies
    The Missouri Times ^ | 11/11/2016 | Travis Zimpfer
    By February, State Auditor Nicole Galloway will soon be the highest-ranked Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri, not including U.S. Senate seats. That will be because she will be the only Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri. Republicans pulled off a clean sweep of their statewide candidates, no doubt assisted by a massive Donald Trump surge as he won by just over 19 points in the Show Me State on his way to the presidency.
  • Republicans governorships rise to highest mark since 1922

    11/09/2016 3:23:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 | DAVID A. LIEB
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican power in state capitols will be at its strongest levels in nearly a century when several newly elected governors take office next year. A remarkable election that propelled Republican Donald Trump to the White House also resulted in Republican wins in a trio of governorships previously held by Democrats in Missouri, New Hampshire and Vermont. The only potential Republican setback came in North Carolina, where Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper declared victory over Gov. Pat McCrory in a race that remained too close to call Wednesday.
  • Emerson State Polls.

    11/07/2016 6:03:20 AM PST · by wise_caucasian · 20 replies
    Emerson College Polls ^ | 11/7/16 | Emerson College Polls
    Latest Emerson State Polls. Trump up 7 in OH and 6 in MO. Within 1 in NV and NH. Heavily Dem samples. http://media.wix.com/ugd/3bebb2_4c95f9bb0b874960a67b0cb7c019efd8.pdf
  • I just received a curious robocall regarding the Missouri governor's race

    11/05/2016 4:08:42 PM PDT · by Huntress · 27 replies
    Robocall | Huntress
    I just received a really odd robocall. I didn't answer it, but heard the whole thing on the answering machine. It was Obama shilling for Chris Koster, talking about how he would raise the minimum wage, build on Obamacare, and protect Obama's legacy from the Republicans. At the end was the usual line that said it was paid for by some Democrat organization...then there was another statement that it was paid for by supporters of Eric Greitens. In SW MO, Koster's ads all portray him as a conservative. I heard that he runs different ads in Kansas City and St....
  • Missouri:Senate Race Remains Neck and Neck; Trump Widens Edge for President (52%T - 38%C)

    11/01/2016 11:23:48 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    www.monmouth.edu ^ | Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    West Long Branch, NJ - Donald Trump has taken a double digit lead over Hillary Clinton in Missouri, but the Senate race remains up in the air. The Monmouth University Poll also found that the Democratic candidate for governor has lost his early lead in that race and the contest is now tied. Among Missouri voters likely to cast ballots in November's presidential election, 52% currently support Trump and 38% back Clinton. Another 4% intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% back the Green Party's Jill Stein. In Monmouth's mid-October poll, Trump had a 5 point lead of...
  • Missouri Senate race in dead heat

    10/28/2016 10:25:31 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/16 | Jourdain Carney
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Democratic challenger Jason Kander are in a virtual tie heading into the final week of the campaign. The GOP senator is leading Kander by 1 percentage point among likely voters — 47 percent to 46 percent — according to a poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research released Friday. Five percent of voters are undecided. “I suppose there are some personal things going on with Blunt, because he has been around forever, and over the years you make enemies and people say, ‘Yeah, it’s time to get rid of him,'” Mason Dixon Polling's Brad Corker told...
  • Muslim woman sues security company, alleging discrimination (St. Louis)

    10/25/2016 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 12:39 PM EDT
    A converted Muslim’s federal lawsuit accuses a private security company of discrimination by rejecting her for employment because of her faith and her traditional religious headscarf. The lawsuit filed in St. Louis on Zahraa Imani Ali’s behalf against Securitas Security Services seeks class-action status. …
  • Oh Good! Soros Friend Could Rig Elections in 16 States

    10/20/2016 6:01:49 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    Reddit and Independent Sentinel Blog ^ | October 16, 2016 | S. Noble
    Mark Malloch-Brown, a Britisher, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic International Corporation, an  ‘elections solutions provider’ that offers its voting machines, vote counting machines, software and techies to run elections all over the world.Mark Malloch-Brown also serves as Vice Chairman at George Soros’s international Open Society Foundation.Mark Malloch-Brown is so proud of his service to George Soros that he boasts of it on the Voting Machine Company’s website. On Election Day, a private company tied to Soros will manage the voting in 16 states, including voter registration, the printing of ballots, the programming of the voting machines, the counting and tabulation of the...
  • Here Are 3 New Cases of Voter Fraud. Governments Must Ensure Vote Integrity as Election Day Looms.

    10/18/2016 8:52:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Jason Snead
    As Election Day looms large, Americans are as divided as ever on the future direction of the country and many of our most pressing issues. One issue that ought to unite the country, however, is the need for election integrity. After all, it is through the ballot box that voters will select our local, state, and federal leaders. It is imperative that the vote accurately reflects the will of our citizens. Many on the left, however, are unconcerned with the protection of each individual’s vote. They quickly dismiss voter fraud as a myth meant to justify voter suppression. Perhaps progressives...
  • Politico Co-Founder: Trump Could Lose Texas, Race Not ‘Remotely Close’

    10/18/2016 5:39:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember Wendy Davis? She was the Texas Democrat who became an MSM darling for her filibuster against a state law restricting abortions. Davis exploited her 15-minutes of fame by running for Governor of Texas in 2014. But despite the backing of an adoring press, Davis got demolished, losing by more than 20 points to Greg Abbott. For the record, my home county of Hood showed its scorn by awarding Davis all of . . . 18.9% of the vote. So when on today’s Morning Joe, Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei claimed that Hillary Clinton is so far ahead that she has...
  • I'M NOT GONNA LET YOU FINISH: MARTHA RADDATZ IS THE WORST MODERATOR OF ALL TIME

    10/10/2016 5:27:33 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 50 replies
    ConservativeReview.com ^ | Oct. 9, 2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    Everyone knew...Donald Trump was going to have a difficult time at Sunday night’s debate, as a video of incredibly lewd comments Trump made in 2005 surfaced over the weekend. But debate moderator Martha Raddatz’s pro-Hillary Clinton bias wasn’t helping the polarizing GOP nominee one bit. Right from the get-go, ABC News’ Raddatz cut Trump off as he was answering a question about the aforementioned video. [SNIP imbedded tweets] But going into the debate, it was pretty clear Martha Raddatz would be the most biased. Recall, this is the woman who described Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Benghazi committee as...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton says the US is energy independent

    10/10/2016 5:11:07 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    AP (WBOC.com) ^ | Oct. 10, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A claim from the second presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: CLINTON: "We are now, for the first time ever, energy independent." THE FACTS: Clinton overstates the case. For the first time in decades the United States gets more energy domestically than it imports, but it is not yet entirely energy independent. Oil still is imported, from the Mideast and elsewhere. Estimates vary as to when the U.S. might achieve full energy independence.
  • Donald's Great Escape: Trump Keeps His Campaign Alive With Barnstorming Comeback (Shortened)

    10/10/2016 5:39:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | October 10, 2016 | David Martosko,Geoff Earle,Liam Quinn
    The debate night that will be discussed for generations in Political Science classes – and Women's Studies seminars – ended with Republican Donald Trump landing more punches than Democrat Hillary Clinton, and successfully deflecting attention successfully away from a two-day-old crisis about graphic sexual language that threatened to derail his White House bid.
  • Democrats warn Trump: Leave Bill Clinton out of the debate

    10/10/2016 4:55:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 77 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 9, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Democrats on Sunday warned Donald Trump against mentioning former President Bill Clinton's sexual indiscretions in the upcoming presidential debate, arguing the issue is old news. "We want this campaign to be about the issues," Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook insisted in a Sunday interview on CBS News. "Look, the Clintons had a rough time in their marriage 20 years ago. That was litigated out. At this debate tonight, and in in the rest of this campaign, we want to focus on the issues, and that is what Hillary is going to do."
  • TRUMP MAKES THE CASE FOR JAILING HILLARY

    10/10/2016 3:17:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. At the lowest point in the second presidential debate Hillary Clinton tried to blame her compulsive lying on Abraham Lincoln. Not the real Lincoln, but the fictional version depicted in the Spielberg movie. “She lied. Now she's blaming the lie on the late great Abraham Lincoln,” Trump said in exasperation. “Honest Abe never lied.” The only thing Hillary and Lincoln have in common is Illinois. If Hillary had been looking for wisdom from Lincoln, she might have started with the famous...
  • [Live Thread] 2nd Presidential Debate Schedule –Time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)

    10/09/2016 12:59:19 PM PDT · by jennychase · 3,321 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/9/2016 | Vanity
    Sunday, October 9, 2016 Second presidential debate Time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT) Live Stream: Debate Live Stream Moderator: Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of "This Week," ABC Moderator: Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN Location: Washington University in St. Louis, MO
  • New Missouri Gun Law Rationalizes Liberty

    10/07/2016 5:55:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2016 | Colin McNickle
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Or attempt to legislate away constitutional rights. Missouri has become at least the 11th state -- and the fourth this year -- to approve a “constitutional carry” law. That means no permit is required to openly carry or carry a concealed firearm in the Show Me State. The law goes into effect Jan. 1. Three cheers and all that? Perhaps, to some. But whether the law actually was needed is debatable. And some of its provisions are, frankly, anathema to liberty. After all, the Missouri Constitution stipulates:...
  • St. Louis County police officer fatally shot 'almost immediately' while answering call

    10/06/2016 7:30:16 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 22 replies
    A St. Louis County police officer answering a call was fatally shot "almost immediately" after he got out of his car Thursday morning, police said. A second officer then shot the suspect, who also was badly injured. The shooting happened about 5:15 a.m. in Green Park, said Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police. Green Park is a small city in south St. Louis County northwest of the South County Center mall.
  • Outdoor giant Bass Pro Shops to acquire rival Cabela's for $5.5B

    10/03/2016 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    The Chicago Tribune‎ ^ | October 03, 2016 | Tribune news services
    Outdoor gear giants Bass Pro and Cabela's will combine in $5.5 billion deal announced Monday. The deal will give Cabela's shareholders $65.50 cash per share, but it creates uncertainty about jobs in the retailer's home state of Nebraska. The combined companies plan to keep some operations in Sidney and Lincoln, Nebraska, but it's not immediately clear how many jobs might be lost. Bass Pro CEO Johnny Morris says he hopes to continue growing the Cabela's brand alongside his own Springfield, Missouri, based chain.
  • Messenger: Incoming Missouri rep accuses St. Louis colleague of rape

    10/02/2016 6:55:43 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 23 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 2, 2016 | Associated Press
    Four sentences in a letter to Speaker of the House Todd Richardson are about to turn the Missouri political world upside down. “My name is Cora Faith Walker. I will be in the Capitol in January as the Representative of the 74th District. Earlier this week, I reported a sexual assault to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. I named my rapist as Steven Roberts, Jr., who hopes to be in the Capitol in January as the Representative of the 77th District.” On Friday night, Walker, 31, a Ferguson attorney who won the Democratic primary for her seat in August,...
  • Police: boy, 14, critically wounded in shootout with St. Louis officers

    10/02/2016 1:42:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | Oct. 2, 2016
    ST. LOUIS • Police shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy who fired at officers first Sunday morning in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, Police Chief Sam Dotson said. The shooting was reported about 9:25 a.m. in the 5000 block of Beacon Avenue; the department posted a tweet saying the wounded person was stable at a hospital. No officers were injured in the shooting. Dotson told reporters at the scene that officers had been searching for a car taken in a carjacking late last month. After a short pursuit, Dotson said, the officers stopped to try to talk to at least...
  • Show-Me Human Rights

    10/02/2016 4:59:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    It’s over . . . but it’s not. A conscientious Show-Me state citizen activist has won his case, but . . . A year ago, the unethical Missouri Ethics Commission fined Ron Calzone $1,000 for not paying a silly $10 fee. To register as a lobbyist. They also ordered him to stop talking to state legislators until he complied. Citizen Calzone didn’t register. He didn’t pay. And he didn’t shut up. On principle. Instead, he contacted the Freedom Center of Missouri, co-founded by attorneys Dave and Jennifer Roland, and the Center for Competitive Politics, the national outfit that defends our...
  • Race tightens in Virginia; Trump down by 1 in Colorado, up by 9 in Missouri

    09/25/2016 8:05:22 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 33 replies
    YouGov ^ | 9/25/16 | CBS/YouGov
    Ahead of the first presidential debate Democrat Hillary Clinton gets mixed results …
  • St. Louis officer accused of planting gun on man that he shot after chase

    09/23/2016 5:09:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 21, 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A St. Louis police officer who killed a suspect has been accused of planting a gun in his victim’s car after new video of the shooting’s aftermath emerged. Video and audio from inside the police car show the officer saying, “Going to kill this motherf----- don’t you know it” during the chase. The officer said in a memo obtained by the Post-Dispatch that he saw a silver handgun in his hand when he was in his car at the restaurant, and that he believed Smith was reaching for a gun after the crash. He wrote that he found the silver...
  • Senate 1 Poll Results (MO) [Interesting Trump Numbers]

    09/23/2016 8:19:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Missouri Scout ^ | 23 Sept 2016
    Last weeks MOScout Poll gave Sen. Scott Sifton(D) a large lead in the Senate 1 race. It gave Sifton(D) 49% to Republican challenger Randy Jotte's 37% (with 14% undecided).... ...in House 94 ... It has Trump ahead of Clinton 46% to 40%, and Koster(D) leading Greitens (R) [for Govenor] 46% to 41% ...
  • Where’s the playground, Susie?

    09/22/2016 7:16:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A playground in Missouri is becoming a political minefield. "Only one religious freedom case is currently before the Supreme Court this upcoming term: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley," the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) notes. "Trinity Lutheran is a case about a religious preschool that was rejected from a state program that provides reimbursement grants to purchase rubberized surface material (tire scraps) for children’s playgrounds." "The preschool was ultimately denied the grant for its playground solely because the playground belongs to a religious organization." The ADF is a national network of lawyers who undertake religious liberty cases. The...
  • Missouri Senate: Where do Roy Blunt and Jason Kander Stand on Abortion?

    09/18/2016 12:13:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Karen Cross
    Every election year, National Right to Life publishes downloadable comparison flyers about the various Senate candidates. The downloadable version for Missouri’s “Where do the Senate Candidates Stand on Life?” is available here. The candidates have very different views on abortion. Here is an overview of their positions on abortion-related issues. Abortion on Demand Roy Blunt is pro-life. He opposes abortion on demand, and supports protection for unborn children. In contrast, Jason Kander supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason. Late Abortion Roy Blunt co-sponsored and voted to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act...
  • Popcorn: The New York Times Had A Total Meltdown Over Missouri Constitutional Carry Law

    09/17/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    It’s now law. In Missouri, you no longer need a license to carry a firearm in public. They’re the 12th state to adopt such a law known as constitutional carry; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) represents a state with such a law. To those who love freedom and the Second Amendment, it’s a great day for the expansion of constitutional rights. For anti-gun liberals, it’s a day for hysterics, which wasperfectly captured by the editorial board of The New York Times: The measure has drawn no great national attention, but it certainly provides further evidence that gun safety cannot be...
  • CNN's Sally Kohn: It's 'good' if conservatives feel unable to speak on campus

    09/17/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 154 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 17, 2016 | Blake Neff
    When Powers argued that speech should be protected because by itself it is never dangerous, Kohn countered by saying Powers failed to recognize her white privilege. Speech that seems harmless to middle or upper-class whites, she said, could be deeply threatening to poor and non-white communities. If somebody claims to feel certain speech is unsafe, Kohn said, they should be believed. "Feelings are valid," she said, according to Stroup. "I'm never going to argue with people's feelings." Kohn also said it's a good thing if conservatives feel unable to express their views for fear of encountering hostility from their peers...
  • Emerson Poll: Trump Leads Clinton Nationally [tr] [PDF]

    09/16/2016 12:40:01 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    BOSTON, MA – In the first national poll conducted by Emerson College during this general election season, the presidential race is looking like a dead heat, with Donald Trump edging out Hillary Clinton 43% to 41%, well within the poll’s 3.4% margin of error (MOE). Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson holds 9% of the popular vote, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein gets 2%. Eight in 10 (81%) of voters surveyed nationally were aware that Clinton was recently diagnosed with pneumonia, a revelation that appears to be hurting her with some voters. (Additional details are below.)
  • NRA Endorses Democrat for Governor in Missouri

    09/16/2016 5:44:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA has been a bi-partisan group, at least since the formation of the NRA-ILA in 1975. The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA.In the last few elections, few Democrats have been endorsed, because few Democrats supported the Second Amendment in any meaningful way.As they say, the NRA did not leave the Democrat Party.  The Democrat Party left the NRA. There are exceptions.  A controversial pick was Harry Reid, Senator (D) from Nevada, who got an A rating from the NRA.  Many have wanted the NRA-ILA to broaden their criteria to issues other than the right to...
  • Missouri senator sits during Pledge of Allegiance in protest

    09/15/2016 6:08:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    kmbc.com ^ | 09/15/2016 | n/a
    A Democratic state senator from St. Louis refused to stand while her colleagues recited the Pledge of Allegiance in the Missouri Capitol. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said she acted in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the national anthem all season in protest of police brutality and racial oppression in the United States.
  • Trump Leads Clinton Nationally and in Four States...(CO +4%, GA +6%, MO +13%, AR +28%, US +2%)

    09/15/2016 12:55:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 139 replies
    Emerson College ^ | September 15, 2015
    Title: "Trump Leads Clinton Nationally and in Four States Polled; 3 of 4 Senate Incumbents Look Safe; Pneumonia News Hurting Clinton" BOSTON, MA - In the first national poll conducted by Emerson College during this general election season, the presidential race is looking like a dead heat, with Donald Trump edging out Hillary Clinton 43% to 41%, well within the poll’s 3.4% margin of error (MOE). Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson holds 9% of the popular vote, and the Green Party’s Jill Stein gets 2%. ​ Eight in 10 (81%) of voters surveyed nationally were aware that Clinton was recently diagnosed...
  • Missouri Becomes 11th Constitutional Carry State

    09/15/2016 7:51:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/14/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature voted to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of bill SB 656 and allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons without a permit. This is known as "Constitutional carry." Missouri is now the 11th state to have a Constitutional carry law on the books.
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • Trump Speaks at Schlafly Funeral

    09/14/2016 12:37:23 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 September 2016 | Steve Byas
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump praised longtime conservative champion Phyllis Schlafly at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday and at her funeral in St. Louis the following day. In a statement released on Monday, the day Schlafly passed away, Trump said: “Phyllis Schlafly is a conservative icon who led millions to action, reshaped the conservative movement, and fearlessly battled globalism and ‘kingmakers’ on behalf of America’s workers and families. I was honored to spend time with her during this campaign as she waged one more great battle for national sovereignty.” Schlafly established herself as one of the greatest...
  • Missouri House takes step toward overriding photo ID veto

    09/14/2016 11:45:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2016 2:40 PM EDT | Summer Ballentine and David A. Lieb
    Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature took the first step Wednesday toward overriding a veto of a voter photo ID requirement as it met in a short session to also consider a measure significantly relaxing the state’s gun laws. The sweeping guns legislation would allow most adults to carry concealed weapons without needing a permit while also expanding people’s right to defend themselves both in public and private places. The elections law change would require people to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls, if voters also approve a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Both measures passed earlier this year...
  • Boeing rolls out T-X trainer prototype

    09/13/2016 9:50:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    aviation analysis wing ^ | September 13, 2016
    Boeing unveiled the first prototype of its trainer aircraft for U.S. Air Force T-X advanced pilot trainer program co-developed with the Saab. The aircraft was rolled out from Boeing's facility in St.Louis, Missouri were the F/A-18 and F-15 fighters are assembled. The clean sheet design will be offered to replace the 55 year old Northrop Grumman T-38 fleet operated by USAF for pilot training. The aircraft features anhedral wings and tail fin with side mounted engine air intakes. What makes the Boeing's T-X design unique from the other three competitors is the twin canted tail plane. Other competitors in...
  • Appeals court will not block do-over election for state rep race in St. Louis

    09/13/2016 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 2 replies
    StlToday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | September 13, 2016 | Doug Moore
    [Full title: Appeals court will not block Friday's do-over election for 78th District state rep race in St. Louis] ST. LOUIS • An appellate court has ruled that the do-over election on Friday between Penny Hubbard and Bruce Franks Jr. for 78th District state representative will go on. "There was substantial evidence to support the trial court’s decision, it was not against the weight of the evidence, and the court did not erroneously declare or apply the law. The judgment is affirmed," Judge Roy L. Richter wrote on behalf of the Missouri Court of Appeals. "No matter what happens Friday,...
  • Chiefs' Marcus Peters raises fist during anthem; Arian Foster to raise fist as well

    09/11/2016 11:36:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 11, 2016 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters raised his fist through the national anthem before Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium, as the team interlocked their arms. The Chiefs won't be alone in their demonstration during the Star Spangled Banner on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks have said they also plan to stand and interlock arms. Their opponent in the game, the Miami Dolphins, plan to take another approach. Dolphins running back Arian Foster told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that he plans to take a knee and raise his fist during the national anthem. He...
  • Top Ferguson activist found shot in burning car, police say

    09/07/2016 3:16:51 PM PDT · by sipow · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/7/2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A 29-year-old activist who rose to prominence in the protests following the police killing of Michael Brown was found dead in a burning car in a St. Louis suburb, according to police. Upon putting out the fire, police found Seals inside the vehicle. He had suffered a gunshot wound, police said. McGuire declined to release further details, pending an ongoing investigation. Seals' Twitter bio said he was a "Businessman, Revolutionary, Activist, Unapologetically BLACK, Afrikan in AmeriKKKa, Fighter, Leader." Describing Seals as a factory line worker and hip-hop musician, The St. Louis American reported he was highly vocal during the Ferguson...
  • Embarrassing Turnout For Hillary Clinton Keynote Speech At Baptist Convention

    09/09/2016 2:28:30 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spierling
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote speech at the National Baptist Convention Thursday night, but photos show that many people failed to show up. Prior to the speech, workers moved in wall partitions in the giant venue, according to tweets from several reporters who were there.