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  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Painting Politics: Dems rehang controversial ‘pigs’ picture on Capitol Hill

    01/10/2017 7:25:59 AM PST · by safetysign · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/10/2017 | Staff
    Democratic lawmakers put back on display on Capitol Hill a controversial painting that angered police with its depiction of officers as pigs -- after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. The move Tuesday by members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., whose office for months had sponsored the display of the student artwork, could revive tensions with the law enforcement community. But Clay told the Washington Post he wants the Capitol Police to press theft charges against Hunter for removing the artwork Friday. Picture at link
  • Rep. Clay Attempts To File Charges Over Removal Of Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs

    01/10/2017 7:23:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay wants to file a theft charge with Capitol Hill Police against Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing a painting in the capitol that depicts police officers as pigs. Clay told reporters Monday night that police spoke to his chief of staff earlier in the day and have not been helpful to the congressman in his quest to file charges against Hunter. "I think he was way out of bounds and he broke the law. It's called theft," Clay said. "I don't think anyone up here is qualified to be an art critic. I'm...
  • Dems to rehang painting depicting police as pigs, after GOP rep took it down

    01/09/2017 4:11:41 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/01/09 | FoxNews
    Democratic lawmakers plan to rehang a controversial painting on Capitol Hill that angered law enforcement groups with its depiction of police officers as pigs, after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. ...... Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo ... CBC member ... [the CBC said]: “The rehanging of this painting ... yadayada ... protecting the rights of a student artist ... blahblah ... a proud statement in defense of the 1st Amendment"
  • Metal detectors, and firearms ban, returning to the Missouri Capitol

    01/05/2017 8:13:37 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 2 replies
    St. Louis Public Radio ^ | 1/4/17 | Jo Mannies
    The Missouri Capitol is restoring security procedures, and metal detectors, that have not been in place at the complex for almost 14 years. As of Tuesday, most visitors to the Missouri Capitol – including journalists and lobbyists – will be subject to security searches and be required to go through metal detectors. The new procedures won’t apply to elected officials. The number of entrances open to the public will be largely limited to those where security equipment and police are present. According to the statement by the Capitol Police, visitors will be barred from bringing in firearms, along with other...
  • Bay Area police unions call for removal of painting depicting cops as pig-like creatures

    01/05/2017 7:18:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 5, 2017 | Jason Green
    The San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco police unions are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove a student painting from the U.S. Capitol Complex that depicts officers as pig-like creatures. Last spring, “Untitled #1” by then-high school senior David Pulphus was selected as the winner of Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay’s 16th annual Congressional Art Competition.
  • Michael Brown's family fights Ferguson push for his records

    12/31/2016 9:02:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 10:46 AM EST | Jim Suhr
    Michael Brown’s parents are objecting to a request from Ferguson for their son’s medical and academic records as the city defends itself against a lawsuit the parents filed over the 2014 police shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden, in December court filings, asked U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in St. Louis to at least limit if not scuttle altogether a push by the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, its former police chief and the officer who shot their son to turn over the documents. The parents say the documents are irrelevant and that...
  • Rocky Mountain Crime Spree

    12/26/2016 2:18:35 PM PST · by x1stcav · 9 replies
    US News Hub ^ | 12/23/2016 | Danielle Kreutter
    2 arrested after firing shots at officers in Teller County. The suspects are now facing felony charges of attempted murder.
  • Ferguson activist turned politician says police beat him

    12/23/2016 9:34:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2016 4:12 PM EST | Summer Ballentine
    A Ferguson activist turned politician is suing police in the St. Louis area, saying he was beaten and pepper sprayed while handcuffed during a 2014 protest. Missouri state Rep.-elect Bruce Franks Jr. alleges that St. Louis County and Berkeley police kicked him in the face and beat his legs with a baton while he was handcuffed face-down on the ground during a December 2014 protest over the fatal police shooting of Antonio Martin. […] The lawsuit says Franks, who is black, was working with a small group of volunteers called the Peacekeepers who tried to de-escalate tensions between protesters and...
  • Blowing Up Barbie: The joy of explosives camp

    12/20/2016 6:40:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jay Nordlinger
    Rolla, Mo. - There are many summer camps, something for everyone. But there's no other camp quite like this: an explosives camp. A hands-on explosives camp. Such a thing would seem impossible in modern America. These days, kids ride their trikes in protective gear. So, the very idea of explosives camp is thrilling... Explosives Camp is an offering of Missouri University of Science and Technology -- formerly known as the University of Missouri-Rolla, formerly known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. Rolla is midway between St. Louis and Springfield (Springfield, Mo., that is)... Here in Rolla, the explosives...
  • April News: Dojo Pizza's Loren Copp Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    12/19/2016 9:48:01 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 19 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 4/07/16 | Doyle Murphy
    Loren Copp, the Dojo Pizza owner targeted in a long-running criminal investigation, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of producing child pornography. http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2016/04/07/breaking-dojo-pizzas-loren-copp-arrested-on-child-pornography-charges
  • Shade: Missouri Elector Rips Liberals Bombarding Her With Demands to Switch Her Vote

    12/19/2016 9:25:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Step one: Recruit a group of celebrities -- ranging from A-listers to D-listers -- to make solemn-sounding, straight-to-camera appeals in an open video addressing members of the electoral college. Step two: If that airtight plan fails to have an impact, get these self righteous Hollywood types to send personalized videos to individual electors. Step three: Deluge electors with thousands of daily emails in a frantic, last-ditch effort to sway today's vote. One of the 538 members of this powerful group from Missouri, which Trump carried by nearly nine points, has heard quite enough from these people.  Via CBS News in St. Louis: Jan, who asked us...
  • Missouri Department of Transportation not deicing Interstate highways - what's up?

    12/16/2016 7:03:05 PM PST · by old-ager · 50 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2016-12-16 | Self
    Tonight driving home - very thin layer of ice on I-64 (Highway 40). No traction. Traffic jammed. Slipping and sliding at 10 miles per hour. NOT A SALT TRUCK IN SIGHT. I-70 from Columbia to St. Louis was arguably the worst stretch of road in the nation, with crashes, closings, backups of many hours. Yet MO Highway 141 was deiced. County roads were deiced. Even my podunk street had large chunks of salt on it, just like in the old days. I noticed something like this before in the last couple of years. What the hell is up? Anybody know?...
  • Jason Kander doesn’t need your Senate seat. Maybe he’ll just be president instead

    12/15/2016 9:58:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We had some good times following the exploits of Kansas carpetbagger Jason Kander as he attempted to win the Senate seat held by Roy Blunt. That effort came up short on November 8th however, and now Jason is going to be looking for a new job. Unless he has some hidden skills in heating and air conditioning which he could put to use at Carrier, that means it will most likely be something in politics. That means either a lobbyist position (which shouldn’t be too tough to find because his wife has a lot of experience in that area) or...
  • Lyle Bouck Jr: Recipient of Distinguished Service Cross, former P.O.W., dies

    12/08/2016 11:10:44 PM PST · by kiryandil · 13 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jesse Bogan
    ST. LOUIS • Lyle J. Bouck Jr., a Sunset Hills chiropractor whose platoon played a notable role in the Battle of the Bulge, died Friday. He was 92. “He was at home, right up until the last,” said Diane Bouck Simcik, a daughter. She said the former prisoner of war fell ill on Tuesday. She said he had pneumonia and was congested and weak. In April, Dr. Bouck and his young caretaker were the subjects of a front-page story in the Post-Dispatch about aging at home. He was healthy but couldn’t move on his own anymore. Dr. Bouck was a...
  • Missouri Gov.-elect Greitens says wife robbed at gunpoint

    12/06/2016 8:32:08 AM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 51 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...