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US: Missouri (News/Activism)

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  • Gov. Greitens indicted on felony charge for invasion of privacy

    02/22/2018 2:26:22 PM PST · by gopno1 · 27 replies
    KMIZ ^ | 02/22/2018 | Marie Bowman
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Greitens has been indicted on felony charge for invasion of privacy. You can read the entire indictment release by the Circuit Attorney of the City of St. Louis below:
  • --Missouri Gov. Greitens indicted for felony invasion of privacy stemming from affair

    02/22/2018 4:23:13 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 14 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 2-22-2018 | JASON HANCOCK, BRYAN LOWRY AND LINDSAY WISE
    Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday afternoon by a St. Louis grand jury on a felony charge of invasion of privacy. The charge stems from a 2015 affair and allegations that he threatened to release a nude photograph of the woman, taken while she was blindfolded and her hands were bound, if she ever spoke publicly about the affair.
  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    02/22/2018 2:51:37 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 61 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/22/18 | Anon
    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis hairdresser that began in March 2015. He was elected governor in November 2016.
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI won’t be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nation’s 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...
  • Missouri boy, 13, arrested after threat to shoot up school with AK-47

    02/19/2018 3:58:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    AP via KSHB ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | staff
    <p>REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — Police have arrested a 13-year-old Missouri boy accused of threatening to shoot up a school with an AK-47 in a video posted on social media.</p> <p>The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Republic Police Department said in a news release that the boy was taken to the Greene County Juvenile Detention Center early Sunday on suspicion of making a terrorist threat. The release says police seized guns and other evidence from the juvenile's residence, and an investigation is ongoing.</p>
  • What’s Going on With the Missouri Senate Race?

    02/18/2018 3:29:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 5, 2018 | Bridget Bowman
    Missouri is playing host to one of the year’s most competitive Senate races, and Attorney General Josh Hawley is supposed to be among the top Republican recruits. But some Republicans from the Show-Me State are starting to raise questions about his campaign’s performance so far. Republicans are still optimistic about their chances of defeating Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in a state President Donald Trump won by 20 points. And they’re generally still confident in Hawley, who garnered more votes than Trump in his run for attorney general in 2016.
  • McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats this fall

    02/18/2018 1:41:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Hot ^ | February 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A new interview with Mitch McConnell this week showed the first cracks in the wall of his optimism about the midterms. While not going down a path of gloom and doom, he no longer sounds positive of breaking a long-standing trend of the party in power losing ground in such scenarios. He’s not coming out and saying the GOP’s majorities in both chambers are toast, but he seems to think they’ll be losing seats. (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that he expects to see GOP majorities in the House and Senate shrink...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Sperm + egg = person, under proposal to change Missouri Constitution

    02/24/2017 3:15:30 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Lake Expo ^ | February 23, 2017
    Rep. Mike Moon had what was seemingly a simple question for his legislative colleagues. “Is a sperm alive?” Moon, an Ash Grove Republican, asked during a hearing Tuesday night on a bill that would enshrine in the Missouri Constitution the statement that life begins at conception. “Have you ever seen a tadpole? Is a tadpole alive?” For the second year in a row, Moon is championing legislation that would amend the state Constitution to expand the definition of “personhood” to include unborn fetuses from the moment of their conception. It also would add language expressly stating that there is no...
  • Upcoming Special Elections Next Week Feb 12 and Feb 13

    02/07/2018 8:24:48 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 12 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 2-7-18 | Ballotpedia
    February 12, 2018 Minnesota State Senate District 54 Minnesota House of Representatives District 23B February 13, 2018 Florida House of Representatives District 72 Georgia House of Representatives District 175 Oklahoma State Senate District 27
  • Democrat wins special election in Trump heartland Missouri

    02/07/2018 7:33:51 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 7, 2018
    (Reuters) - Democrats won a Missouri special election on Tuesday for a state house seat in a district that President Donald Trump won in a landslide victory during the presidential election. The win in Missouri was the latest for the Democrats who have ridden an anti-Trump wave to several special election victories in areas around the country, including in races in Wisconsin and Alabama. However, Republicans easily won three other state house seats in Missouri on Tuesday and still have a super majority, the ability to override a governor’s veto - in the chamber. Democratic Mike Revis defeated Republican David...
  • Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri

    02/06/2018 7:55:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    Democrats won an exurban St. Louis seat in the Missouri state House of Representatives on Tuesday, racking up another victory in a district carried easily by President Trump in the 2016 election. Voters in Jefferson County appeared to choose Mike Revis, a 27-year old Democrat, to fill a seat left vacant when the incumbent quit to run for county executive. With all ten precincts within the district reporting, Revis led Republican David Linton by 108 votes, or about three percentage points.
  • Democrats snag Republican Missouri House seat, lose 2 other contests in special election

    02/06/2018 7:42:42 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 84 replies
    St. Louis Dispatch ^ | 6 February 2018 | Jack Suntrup St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    JEFFERSON CITY • Democrats made a dent in the GOP's super-majority in the Missouri House on Tuesday, swiping a Jefferson County-based district that had been held by a Republican. Democrat Mike Revis snagged nearly 52 percent of the vote compared to Republican David Linton's 48 percent share, according to preliminary results from the Missouri Secretary of State. According to the unofficial results, Republicans still took at least two out of four special election contests on Tuesday, winning decisively in two western Missouri districts. In the 144th district, encompassing a patch of southeast Missouri, including Iron County and parts of Washington...
  • Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri

    02/06/2018 7:39:16 PM PST · by Coronal · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    Democrats won an exurban St. Louis seat in the Missouri state House of Representatives on Tuesday, racking up another victory in a district carried easily by President Trump in the 2016 election. Voters in Jefferson County appeared to choose Mike Revis, a 27-year old Democrat, to fill a seat left vacant when the incumbent quit to run for county executive. With all ten precincts within the district reporting, Revis led Republican David Linton by 108 votes, or about three percentage points. If Revis's lead holds, it would mark a significant swing from 2016, when President Trump won the district by...
  • Pro-Life Groups Target ‘Extreme’ Red State Dems

    02/04/2018 3:15:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/4/18 | Bill McMorris
    One of the country's largest pro-life groups has launched a campaign targeting Red State Democratic senators who helped kill legislation that would have cut down late term abortions.The Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life politicians, has launched a digital campaign tying Democratic senators facing re-election in states that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 to support for late term abortions. On Monday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.), and Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mt.) voted to block a 20-week abortion ban, while Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) and...
  • GOP candidate blames human trafficking on sexual liberation, saying it leads to ‘slavery’ of women

    01/31/2018 5:27:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/31/18 | Eli Rosenberg
    A leading candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri recently blamed the problem of human trafficking on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and ’70s during remarks he gave at a religious conference.Josh Hawley, the state’s attorney general and the Trump-endorsed candidate as the party tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, made the remarks in December at the event “Rediscovering God in America,” hosted by a Christian political group, the Missouri Renewal Project.“We’re living now with the terrible aftereffects of this so-called revolution,” said Hawley, according to audio of the event. “We have a human-trafficking crisis in...
  • Josh Hawley blames sex trafficking on ‘sexual revolution’ of 1960s in leaked audio

    01/31/2018 3:48:30 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 24 replies
    KC Star ^ | 1/31/18 | Bryan Lowry
    During a speech to pastors in Kansas City in December, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley linked the problem of sex trafficking to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Hawley, the top Republican prospect to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, launched a new unit in the attorney general’s office focused on fighting human trafficking a few months into his first year in office. During a speech at a “Pastors and Pews” event hosted by the Missouri Renewal Project, Hawley tied the issue to the sexual revolution, the cultural shift in the 1960s and 1970s...
  • Harley-Davidson Stock Tanks Amid Plan To Shut Down [Kansas City] Plant

    01/30/2018 12:28:03 PM PST · by zeestephen · 36 replies ^ | 30 January 2018
    Harley-Davidson will close its Kansas City, Missouri plant as part of a cost-cutting move as it continues to face dwindling shipments...Harley-Davidson shares slid 8.1 percent, or $4.46, to $50.83 in midday trading. Shares of the company have declined about 12 percent in the past year.
  • Harley-Davidson to close KC plant

    01/30/2018 11:52:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies ^ | 01/30/2018 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Harley-Davidson announced that it will close its Kansas City plant as the company moves to consolidate operations. In the company's fourth-quarter earnings report, Harley-Davidson said that the Kansas City motorcycle plant would be consolidated with its plant in York, Pa. Workers were reportedly told that the plant would close next year. A statement released from Harley-Davidson Tuesday morning said the plant would close in the third quarter of 2019. "As we continue to improve our cost structure and maintain world-class manufacturing operations, we are launching a significant, multi-year manufacturing optimization initiative that is anchored in the...