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  • Pompeo: A Proven Leader for the State Department

    04/22/2018 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | April 22, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    When the news broke on Tuesday night that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, I was not surprised. Pompeo had long ago established his importance to this administration and his understanding of geopolitics. Pompeo’s skills are precisely why the president nominated him to be the next Secretary of State—and why it’s so absurd that Democrats are reluctant to confirm him.Considering the increasing gridlock in the Senate over President Donald Trump’s nominees, this is a good time to remind our Democratic friends of Pompeo’s many qualifications—qualifications that have only increased since he earned Democratic support to become CIA...
  • Greitens charged with second felony after AG investigation into veterans charity

    04/20/2018 4:31:32 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 5 replies
    KC Star ^ | 4/20/18 | Jason Hancock, Allison Kite And Bryan Lowry
    Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with felony computer tampering stemming from his use of a veterans charity’s donor list ahead of the 2016 election. The charge — which is essentially electronic theft — is the second felony charge the governor has faced in two months. He goes to trial next month for invasion of privacy. The embattled first-term governor and former Navy SEAL has denied any criminal wrongdoing and vowed to remain in office despite a chorus of fellow Republicans calling for him to resign or face impeachment. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is overseeing both cases against...
  • The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire

    04/19/2018 3:32:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Cillizza
    Washington (CNN)On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri asked for a temporary restraining order against the Republican attorney general of Missouri, who is also the leading candidate to represent the GOP against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in the fall. The governor, Eric Greitens, made the move to keep the AG, Josh Hawley, from pursuing an investigation into the possibility that he broke the law when he used a fundraising list from a non-profit to collect funds for his political campaigns.
  • Republican congresswoman Ann Wagner calls Greitens 'unfit to lead'

    04/14/2018 6:24:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 12, 2018 | Bryan Lowry
    U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner has joined the chorus of Missouri leaders calling on Gov. Eric Greitens to step down in the wake of a legislative report that details allegations of sexual and physical abuse. Wagner, a Republican from the St. Louis area, said that she was disgusted and disheartened after reading the report.
  • Missouri lawmakers want special session, Greitens' resignation after bombshell report

    04/14/2018 6:21:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 11, 2018 | ALLISON KITE, TESSA WEINBERG AND JASON HANCOCK
    JEFFERSON CITY Leaders in Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ own party plan to call for a special session to weigh whether to impeach the governor following a bombshell report detailing allegations of sexual coercion and blackmail that has both Republicans and Democrats calling for his resignation. House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, held a press conference Wednesday on the heels of a report detailing allegations he called "beyond disturbing" that were made by the woman at the center of the scandal. He said a special House committee investigating allegations against Greitens would need to continue its work beyond the May 18...
  • Missouri Senator Calls on White Democrats, Claire McCaskill for Slavery Reparations

    04/12/2018 11:28:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 12, 2018 | By Benjamin Fearnow
    Missouri state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, blasted white Democrats on the Senate floor Tuesday, saying there’s “no difference” between them and members of the Republican Party. Chappelle-Nadal said Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill should add slavery reparations to the national Democratic platform as she says both parties have failed African-Americans, the Kansas City Star first reported. Chappelle-Nadal gained widespread notoriety last year for a Facebook post longing for President Donald Trump’s assassination and a later tweet comparing him to Adolf Hitler, but her comments this week honed in on members of her own party. "Neither one of them give...
  • Dreamers rally at Missouri capital against bill to cut in-state tuition for undocumented students

    04/12/2018 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    FOX Local ^ | April 11, 2018 | BY MELISSA STERN
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Metro DACA students from the Kansas/Missouri Dream Alliance headed to Missouri’s capital Wednesday to lobby against a budget bill that would terminate in-state tuition rates for undocumented youth with DACA. “It was horrible. I ended up going to the dean’s office. It got to the point where I really wanted to continue school. I didn’t want to drop out or go to another college, but I wasn’t able to afford it,” said Zaid Consuegra, a dreamer from Mexico City. He came to Kansas City in 1999. He did not get in-state tuition for his schooling and...
  • Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens slapped, grabbed woman

    04/12/2018 9:05:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    kctv5 ^ | Apr. 12, 2018 | Daniel Barnett
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens calls it an "entirely consensual relationship." But the woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair says Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed and shoved her during a series of sexual encounters that at times left her crying and afraid. The woman's graphic testimony was revealed in a report released Wednesday by a special Missouri legislative committee that now is expanding its mission to recommend whether lawmakers should begin impeachment proceedings to try to remove the Republican governor from office.
  • Woman testifies Greitens slapped, shoved her; special session to consider impeachment

    04/11/2018 5:04:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | April 11, 2018 | Jacob Kirn
    Gov. Eric Greitens' one-time mistress told lawmakers that Greitens, in some of their encounters, slapped her, shoved her and touched her without her consent. The disclosure came in a House Special Investigative Committee's report, released Wednesday by five Republicans and two Democrats who said they found the woman a credible witness. They also interviewed two confidants of the woman and her ex-husband. Following the release of the report, House Speaker Todd Richardson said a special session would be called to consider impeachment of the governor. In a press conference, state Democrats called on Greitens to resign. The woman testified that...
  • Biologically inspired membrane purges coal-fired smoke of greenhouse gases

    04/11/2018 2:24:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 04/11/2018 | by Neal Singer, Sandia National Laboratories
    Enzymatic liquid membrane design and mechanism of carbon dioxide capture and separation. The Sandia/University of New Mexico membrane is fabricated by formation of 8-nanometer diameter mesopores. Using atomic layer deposition and oxygen plasma processing, the silica mesopores are engineered to be hydrophobic except for an 18-nm-deep region at the pore surface which is hydrophilic. Through capillary condensation, carbonic anhydrase enzymes and water spontaneously fill the hydrophilic mesopores to form an array of stabilized enzymes with an effective concentration greater than 10 times of that achievable in solution. These catalyze the capture and dissolution of carbon dioxide at the upstream surface...
  • Missouri Sen. McCaskill faces a strong GOP challenger and Trump

    04/09/2018 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    The Democrat's rival this time around is the state's attorney general — a young, polished, Stanford-and-Yale-educated former clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts. Sen. Claire McCaskill needs another miracle. The Missouri Democrat swept into office with a little less than 50 percent of the vote in the 2006 Democratic wave. Six years later, she provided an assist to a Republican rival during the primary and then defeated him in the general election after he said women's bodies have a way to "shut the whole thing down" if pregnancies are the result of "legitimate rape." Now, in a year in which...
  • STL’s white refugee syndrome

    03/29/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | February 12, 2015 | CHARLES JACO
    Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, “Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville.” An entire library wing could be devoted to white flight in the Gateway City. From James Neal Primm’s 1998 Lion of the Valley to Colin Gordon’s 2009 Mapping Decline to 20 years of the Where We Stand reports from the East-West Gateway Council...
  • Shrinking St. Louis – Area drops out of nation’s top 20 cities

    03/29/2018 7:10:51 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | March 22, 2018 | Joe Millitzer and Vic Faust
    St. Louis is no longer one of the top 20 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Newly released US Census Bureau numbers show the city's population declined by more than 4,500 people to just over 308,000 residents. That's the largest drop since the 2010 census. The St. Louis region is now 21st on the list of the nation's metro areas. The Baltimore area, which had been ranked 21st, swapped spots on the population list with the St. Louis region. The City of Baltimore saw a drop in population greater than St. Louis city, but Baltimore’s loss represented a 0.9 percent...
  • With hopes of 'wave election,' Democrats lining up to take on Rep. Ann Wagner

    03/28/2018 5:25:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | January 7, 2018 | Kevin McDermott
    By most standard political metrics, U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, should be able to safely count on re-election to a fourth term in November. But at least four Democrats are banking on this not being a standard political year, with a historically unpopular Republican president, an even less popular Republican Congress — and Wagner tied to both.
  • Over a dozen states join Trump’s lawsuit against “Sanctuary State” California

    03/28/2018 7:41:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 3-28-2018 | Leslie Eastman
    Earlier this month, we noted that California faced a lawsuit from the Department of Justice over its new status as a “Sanctuary State“. Several red and purple states have now boarded this particular “Trump Train”. Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors got behind the Trump administration on Monday in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally. California’s laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement but the state does not have that authority, the other states said in a court filing in the U.S....
  • Missouri | Defender with Knife Not Guilty of Murder

    03/24/2018 5:52:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On November 29 of 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri, Terrell McDaniel, 36, was attacked by Robert Collins, 44. Collins was intoxicated and attacked McDaniel with a milk crate. During the affray, McDaniels defended himself with a knife, stabbing Collins numerous times. Collins died at the scene.  From According to his lawyer, Joe Whitener, McDaniel told the jury he feared for his life during a street fight. Collins was intoxicated and belligerent when he asked McDaniel for drugs, and McDaniel refused. Collins then tried to attack McDaniel with a Prairie Farms milk crate, Whitener said, and McDaniel stabbed Collins...
  • Robber shot, killed at Arnold, MO pawn shop

    03/23/2018 9:04:17 AM PDT · by MCF · 26 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Katherine Hessel and Kevin S. Held
    ARNOLD, Mo. - An employee at a pawn shop in Arnold shot and killed a would-be robber Thursday afternoon..
  • Great Ad! McCaskill Tied to Hillary’s Disdain for the Middle of America

    03/21/2018 7:38:12 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, back to Hillary Clinton and half her humanity tied behind her back. (laughing) Stop and think of that! There is an ad. I think the attorney general in the state of Missouri is a guy named Josh Hawley. Wait a minute… Yeah. It says “Kansas” here but it’s Missouri. Josh Hawley is the attorney general in MIssouri. Claire McCaskill is the incumbent senator running for reelection. Claire McCaskill has been one of the biggest Hillary Clinton boosters out there — and, in fact, she was one of the first in Washington to sign on and heartily endorse the...
  • Students threatened over failure to attend sexual assault play

    03/20/2018 11:58:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 20, 2018 | Ben Kolodny
    Incoming freshmen at Washington University in St. Louis risk academic sanctions if they fail to attend an event on sexual-assault prevention or write a two-page essay on the topic. The event, an “interactive performance” called “#Rewind Blurred Lines,” is the second in a two-part program required for all first-year students, who are “expected” to complete a written reflection if they do not attend.
  • Missouri inmate’s execution could be ‘gruesome’ due to rare condition, lawyers say

    03/18/2018 12:09:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | AP
    ST. LOUIS — A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially “gruesome and painful” execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man’s veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney said Sunday. Russell Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening for killing a former girlfriend’s new boyfriend in 1996 in eastern Missouri. Bucklew, 49, was moments away from execution in May 2014 when the U.S. Supreme Court halted it amid concerns about Bucklew’s medical condition. He suffers from cavernous hemangioma, a rare ailment that causes weakened and malformed blood vessels, as well...