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  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    06/11/2016 2:00:39 AM PDT · by MCF · 12 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kevin S. Held
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The carjacking suspect wounded in a shootout near Busch Stadium last month has died. (Follow up story from earlier post.)
  • The Ferguson-Obama Syndrome

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

    06/06/2016 5:46:16 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 44 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 6/6/2016 | Sundance
    Whoa !! Federal Judge Orders Unredacted Release of Grand Jury Witness Testimony Including Names In Michael Brown Case… Wow, just wow. This judge is nuts! Has he forgotten the example of Ty Da Shooter? Has he forgotten Jeffrey Williams opening fire on Ferguson police? According to the Associated Press a federal judge, U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, has ordered St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch’s office to release the full unredacted transcripts from the Grand Jury testimony in the Michael Brown shooting case against officer Darren Wilson. Specifically, Judge Webber is forcing McCulloch’s office to also release the...
  • As subprime auto borrowers default, collection suits pile up in local courts (St. Louis)

    06/06/2016 3:08:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    St. louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 6-6-16 | Walker Moskop
    In August 2008, William Lesinski walked into a Car Credit City in Bridgeton and made a decision that would be far more expensive than he ever imagined. Wanting to buy his son a car as a high school graduation gift, Lesinski put $1,750 down and drove off the lot in a 2003 Ford Mustang. The loan for the car was $11,367, and it carried 29 percent annual interest over nearly four years. His son would make the payments, but the loan was in Lesinski’s name. After paying the balance down to a little more than $10,000, his son, who had...
  • Carjacking victim wounded in shootout (ST.Louis, MO)

    06/01/2016 3:19:31 PM PDT · by MCF · 8 replies
    Fox 2 ^ | 5/31/2016 | Seth Lemon
    "ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A man was wounded in a shootout with attempted carjackers late Monday night near Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said." "The carjacking suspect was admitted to the hospital and is listed in critical condItion."
  • Father who took teen daughter out of state to get married going to jail ( Idaho )

    06/01/2016 3:05:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | May 24th, 2016 | Stephan Rockefeller
    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho. An Ashton man who took his 14-year-old daughter out of state to marry a 24-year-old man will spend at least 120 days in jail. Keith Strawn was sentenced on one felony injury to a child charge Tuesday afternoon. “While you spend those 120 days in jail, perhaps you will think about the 120 days your daughter was in a vile farce of a marriage to a rapist.” — District Judge Greg Moeller District Judge Greg Moeller ordered Strawn to serve a suspended sentence of four years in prison with two years fixed and two years indeterminate. ......
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • With revenue plunging, Mizzou to spend $1.1 million on diversity audit

    05/27/2016 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/27/2016
    The University of Missouri, which was rocked by race protests last year that toppled its two leaders, caused its biggest donors to retreat and dampened interest among prospective students, will spend more than $1 million to audit its diversity policies. In addition to the $1.1 million audit, the UM System also plans to spend $2 million on other diversity initiatives, including the hiring of a chief diversity officer and systemwide task force, the Missourian reported earlier this week. IBIS Consulting Group will conduct the comprehensive audit, interviewing students, professors and staff on all four campuses in the UM System, according...
  • How Hillary Clinton’s Map Advantage Could Shift Towards Trump

    05/25/2016 3:54:23 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/25/2016 | Matt A. Mayer
    The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will crush Donald Trump in the November election. As I detailed previously, a generic Democratic candidate begins the general election with a huge Electoral College advantage based on how states have voted in the last six presidential elections. The count in September 2015 stood at 257 electoral votes for the Democrat and 206 electoral votes for the Republican, with five battleground states worth 75 electoral votes. Where is the race today as we near the end of the primary process? Based on current polling and primary results, Clinton likely would win the presidency...
  • Ferguson activist accused of prostituting a 17-year-old girl

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

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

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

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

    05/23/2016 6:31:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ap/cbs ^ | 05/23/2016
    Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature this year passed tax breaks for goods and services ranging from wheelchairs to yoga classes, setting up a potential showdown with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over what he said could lead to a hole in the state budget. Nixon said the tax cuts could cost as much as $80 million, but backers say Nixon’s cost estimate is overblown. Legislative researchers project that the tax breaks cited by the governor will cost closer to $22 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Nixon said he will closely review the costs and take “actions necessary to keep...
  • Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people

    05/21/2016 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 20 May 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people in two day spree. [ Full title ]. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, is charged with killing five men. ... Immigration authorities missed two chances to deport Serrano-Vitorino . ... Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the shooting death of a man a day after he allegedly killed four people in Kansas. Prosecutors in Montgomery County submitted court papers saying they will seek capital punishment for Pablo Serrano-Vitorino if he's convicted of first-degree murder...
  • 'Ferguson Effect' Is Real, and It Threatens to Harm Black Americans Most

    05/20/2016 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Michael Barone
    University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had "second thoughts." Like many academic criminologists, he had pooh-poohed charges that skyrocketing murder rates in many cities in 2015 and 2016 result from a "Ferguson effect" -- a skittering back from proactive policing for fear of accusations of racism like those that followed the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. Now, after looking over 2015 data from 56 large cities, he's changed his mind. Homicides in those cities were up 17 percent from 2014. And 10 cities, all with large black populations, saw homicides up...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

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

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

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

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

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • MO: Permitless or “Constitutional” carry passes Legislature, on to Governor Nixon

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

    05/13/2016 10:38:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 13, 2016 9:21 PM EDT | David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine
    Missouri lawmakers passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights Friday, allowing people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats. The legislation, which goes to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, was among the most prominent measures passed by the Republican-led Legislature on the final day of its annual session. Under the measure, most people could carry concealed guns, even if they haven’t gone through the training now required to get a permit. The legislation would also expand the state’s “castle doctrine” by allowing invited guests such as baby sitters to...
  • NWS: M3.5 earthquake recorded near La Center, KY

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

    05/02/2016 5:44:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Maneater ^ | April 25, 2016 | Alyssa Bessasparis
    The Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations will soon release a series of video podcasts addressing what they have learned about diversity and racism. Since last May, the committee of 12 faculty members, staff and students has met weekly for two hours to identify, discuss and develop solutions to racial issues on campus. Graduate student Jonathan Butler, who went on a hunger strike last fall demanding then-UM System President Tim Wolfe’s resignation, and interim President Mike Middleton are both committee members. Last fall, the committee released a series of videos laying out their goals and discussing their progress.
  • Missouri Passes Bill Allowing Citizens To Open Carry Without A Permit

    04/27/2016 8:30:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 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...