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  • GOP senator calls for exhaustive investigation into Trump-Russia connections

    02/14/2017 8:31:53 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/14/2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Tuesday said there should be an exhaustive investigation into the ties between Russia and the Trump administration. "I think everybody needs that investigation to happen," Blunt told KTRS radio, CNN reported. "And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn't reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions."...
  • Blunt joins criticism of Trump comments about Army captain

    08/01/2016 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 36 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 8/1/16 | AP
    Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is taking Donald Trump to task for berating the parents of a decorated Army captain killed in Iraq. Blunt, of Missouri, advised Trump to "focus on jobs and national security and stop responding to every criticism whether it's from a grieving family or Hillary Clinton."
  • Thanks to a GOP Senator, Obama’s ‘Far Left’ Pick Confirmed to Head Library of Congress

    07/14/2016 7:37:57 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 13, 2016 | Ken McIntyre
    Conservative critics of President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Library of Congress were blindsided Wednesday when a key Republican engineered her lopsided confirmation by the Senate despite concerns she is, in the words of one opponent, “an unqualified, far-left progressive.” The Senate voted 74-18 to confirm Carla D. Hayden, who leads Baltimore’s public library system, as the 14th librarian of Congress. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., rushed Hayden’s nomination to the floor even as Blunt’s office declined to answer The Daily Signal’s inquiries Wednesday morning about the status of the nomination. U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote (go to link) All...
  • Speaker Ryan on VA Secretary: 'I Don't Know If He Should Resign'

    05/24/2016 8:40:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/24/16 | Susan Jones
    ( - House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday stopped short of calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign over his comments comparing wait times at VA clinics to wait times at amusement parks. A reporter told Ryan that Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is calling on McDonald to resign. "Do you think it goes to that level, that he should resign?" the reporter asked Ryan. "I don't know if he should resign. He should clarify his comments," Ryan said. "He should show some empathy for our veterans that he's supposed to serve. This really is just beyond the pale,...
  • Virginia Man Accused of Tweeting Threats to Shoot Senators

    06/28/2016 2:24:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | June 28, 2016 | Scott MacFarlane
    A Virginia man who works as an Uber driver tweeted threats to shoot at least two U.S. senators, according to testimony at a hearing Monday in a Virginia court. Kyler Schmitz has been ordered held in jail. In at least one of the tweets, sent in the days immediately after the Orlando nightclub shooting, Schmitz allegedly threatened to shoot Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican of Missouri. The message was directed at Blunt's official Twitter handle. The tweets, which included graphic and violent language, led to an investigation by U.S. Capitol Police. -snip In other Twitter posts, Schmitz is accused of...
  • 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....
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Why 6 Republican senators think you don't need faster broadband

    01/26/2016 2:56:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies ^ | 1-25-2016 | Bill Snyder
    Broadband in the United States still lags behind similar service in other industrialized countries, so Congress made broadband expansion a national priority, and it offers subsidies, mostly in rural areas, to help providers expand their offerings. To qualify for the funds, however, ISPs must offer service that's faster than 4 Mbps. Of course, the ISPs want the threshold to be as low as possible so it's easier for them to qualify for government subsidies. In addition, some cities and counties want to build and deploy their own fiber-based broadband networks and skirt the big ISPs. Until the FCC overruled them,...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • The return of Todd Akin? (may run for senate against RINO Blunt)

    02/25/2015 5:34:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 2/25/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Todd Akin is considering a primary challenge to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. “I have not ruled anything out,” the former congressman and 2012 GOP Senate nominee told The Hill in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I think there is a high level of dissatisfaction among conservatives, that they have to some degree been pushed out of the Republican Party,” he continued. “The sentiment is there. The Tea Party is skeptical and wants some fresh blood, not just the same establishment guys.” Akin’s reemergence is sure to be an unwelcome development for national Republicans. During his 2012 race against...
  • Senator Blunt Joins Cruz, Cornyn On Amicus Brief Against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    12/24/2014 7:33:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies ^ | December 24, 2014
    Senator Blunt Joins Cruz, Cornyn On Amicus Brief Against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined an amicus brief led by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) and co-signed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (Texas) in support of a lawsuit brought by the State of Texas against President Barack Obama’s illegal amnesty. The brief is also co-signed by a number of members from the U.S. House of Representatives. Blunt also voted in favor of a constitutional point of order offered by Cruz and U.S. Senator Mike Lee (Utah) against the president’s executive amnesty. “I agree...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Dingell hat trick: Debbie to run (Dingell Dynasty)

    02/25/2014 1:23:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/14 | ANNA PALMER and SCOTT WONG
    The Dingell dynasty dates back to the era of FDR and there’s very little that can stop it from rolling on. Rep. John Dingell announced Monday he’s leaving the seat he took over from his father nearly six decades ago. And now his wife, Debbie Dingell, is planning to announce in the district Friday her candidacy for the open seat, according to a source close to Dingell. Dingell wasted no time putting together a campaign apparatus Monday, holding a conference call last night with her husband’s former aides. She also may sever ties with the American Automotive Policy Council where...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • McCaskill predicts budget deal in December, offers kind words for Blunt -- not for Cruz

    10/24/2013 10:21:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies ^ | October 23, 2013 | Jo Mannies
    U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill predicts that Congress will reach a budget agreement in mid-December that averts a replay of the federal shutdown and near-default that occurred less than a week ago. Speaking on this week’s Politically Speaking podcast, McCaskill, D-Mo., was optimistic that both parties in both chambers will seek to cut a deal. The podcast is a joint venture between the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio. McCaskill’s comments were among her most expansive since Congress approved a compromise bill last Wednesday to end the shutdown and avert a default of the nation’s payments on its debts....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • VP Biden hosts dinner with GOP Senators on Syria

    09/08/2013 4:19:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/2013
    Fox confirms Vice President Joe Biden will have dinner Sunday night with a group of GOP Senators who could be swayed on Syria. The topic of conversation is expected to be what the President needs to say in his Tuesday address.
  • Senator Blunt Co-Sponsors Amendments To Delay Onerous ObamaCare Mandates

    07/11/2013 1:22:02 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of the Obama Administration’s recent announcement that it will delay the ObamaCare employer mandate until 2015, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) co-sponsored two amendments today that would delay the individual and employer mandates. The amendments were introduced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) to the FY2014 Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations bill. “Picking and choosing which aspects of this flawed law to postpone is like riding a bike with one wheel – it simply does not work,” said Blunt. “I’ll continue to support efforts to repeal and defund ObamaCare so that we can prevent this deeply flawed law...
  • Senate votes highlight Dem divisions over Keystone pipeline, carbon taxes

    04/06/2013 9:39:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/24/13 1 | Ben Geman
    Senate votes on climate change and the Keystone XL oil pipeline laid bare divisions among Democrats — and underscored why the White House, not Congress, will be where the critical climate decisions reside in President Obama’s second term.Several votes during the freewheeling debate over a nonbinding budget plan provided a political barometer of where the chamber, including vulnerable Democrats, stand on the topics. Advocates of the proposed pipeline scored a symbolic victory Friday when 62 lawmakers voted for an amendment backing the project to bring oil from Canadian tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries. Seventeen Democrats supported Sen....
  • Obama signs bill that protects makers of genetically engineered crops from federal courts

    03/30/2013 11:51:53 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2013
    President Obama approved a temporary spending bill this week that averted a government shutdown but also riled a slew of groups that say one provision protects Monsanto and other makers of genetically modified seeds and crops from federal courts. The so-called Monsanto Protection Act essentially requires the Agriculture Department to approve the growing, harvesting and selling of such crops, even if the courts rule environmental studies are incomplete -- undermining the judicial review system and posing potential health risks, critics say.
  • Furor Growing Against Obama Over 'Monsanto Protection Act'

    03/30/2013 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    IB Times ^ | 3/27
    By Connor Adams Sheets | March 27 2013 4:55 PM Anger is growing against President Barack Obama the day after he signed into law a spending bill that included a provision opponents have dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act." That bill, the HR 933 continuing resolution, was mainly aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills for the next six months. But food and public safety advocates and independent farmers are furious that Obama signed it despite its inclusion of language that they consider to be a gift...
  • Obama's Genetically Modified Food Bill is Bad for America's Health - “Monsanto Protection Act.”

    03/30/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Peter Lind
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law, the "Monsanto Protection Act," that strips federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns. "The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards," explains a letter to the House that has been signed by dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and...
  • Blunt: We Have the Votes to Delay Hagel Nomination

    02/13/2013 10:29:37 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Senator Roy Blunt indicated Wednesday that there are enough votes in the Senate to delay the Hagel confirmation.
  • Blunt pledges to work for Akin's election

    09/26/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 26 replies ^ | 9/26/12 | Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A month after calling on Congressman Todd Akin to drop out of Missouri's U.S. Senate race, the state's incumbent Republican senator now says he'll work for Akin's election.
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • Urgent Calls Needed to Protect Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights

    02/15/2012 6:41:29 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies
    Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | February 14th | William A. Estrada
    Urgent calls are needed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and your two U.S. senators to urge them to support Amendment No. 1520 by Senator Roy Blunt (MO). This amendment would halt the Obama Administration’s new mandate requiring all employers—including religious employers—to violate their consciences and provide free birth control and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees. Action Requested Please do three things: Call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and urge him to allow the Senate to vote on Amendment No. 1520, the Blunt Amendment. You can reach Majority Leader Reid at 202-224-3542. Call your two U.S. senators and...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • Blunt backs bill on online sales tax

    11/11/2011 6:19:31 AM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 3 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 11/11/11 | Ap
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Republican Roy Blunt  said he is one of several U.S. senators sponsoring legislation that he hopes will help level the taxes paid by traditional stores and online retailers.
  • GOP’s Roy Blunt Calls for Not Spending Final $200 Billion of Obama’s Failed Stimulus – Video

    10/14/2010 8:51:26 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt during a debate today with Democrat Robin Carnahan, where he said he would call for not spending the final $200 Billion of the failed Obama Stimulus Plan. He also said he would put a “stop payment” on over $100 million slated to go to Carnahan’s brother’s Windfarm business.
  • "Rubber Stamp Robin": Funny Blunt Ad

    10/09/2010 12:02:17 PM PDT · by HapaxLegamenon · 7 replies
    Robin Carnahan as Batman's sidekick: Cap and Trade Capers!
  • Outside Groups’ Campaign Expenditures Have Doubled (TPX-FX)

    09/07/2010 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies
    CQPOLITICS ^ | Sept. 5, 2010 – 6:09 p.m. | Alex Knott, CQ-Roll Call
    Outside Groups’ Campaign Expenditures Have Doubled By Alex Knott, CQ-Roll Call Outside organizations have shelled out twice as much on ads and other electioneering activities to affect Congressional races so far during the 2010 election cycle as they did two years ago.Unions, political parties and advocacy groups have spent more than $34.2 million on independent expenditures so far during this election, compared with less than $16.2 million at this time in the 2008 election, according to a CQ MoneyLine study of Federal Election Commission reports. “It’s staggering amounts of money,” said David Vance, spokesman for the Campaign Legal Center. “People...
  • Roy Blunt Runs Against Obama in Ad Against His Missouri U.S. Senate Opponent – Video

    08/21/2010 8:11:22 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 21, 2010 | Brian
    This is the kind of ad we need to see more of all around the country. Republican Rep. Roy Blunt uses this ad to hang the radical Obama agenda around the neck of his Democrat opponent for U.S. Senate – Robin Carnahan. The ad says Carnahan supported Obama’s Stimulus Bill, Government Run Health Care, and a new Energy tax. It then asked voters, “Do you?” The more Republican candidates can run against Obama in their local races, the stronger the GOP wave will become.
  • 28 Tea Party Groups NOT Endorsing Roy Blunt

    07/28/2010 5:49:46 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 28 replies · 4+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 7-27-10 | Bob McCarty
    I received a news release Tuesday that outlined how 28 Missouri Tea Party groups -- or 8,660 patriots -- have announced they are not endorsing Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate.
  • Joe the Plumber backs Blunt foe

    07/18/2010 9:16:37 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 07/02/2010 | David Catanese
    Jim DeMint or Sarah Palin he's not. But for a longshot Senate candidate in Missouri, Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher's endorsement may the highest profile get to date, and the 2008 campaign fixture's already going on the attack on behalf of Republican state Sen. Chuck Purgason's upstart primary bid against Rep. Roy Blunt. In a video posted on Purgason's campaign website Friday, Wurzelbacher slams blunt as a "Washington insider," linking Blunt to President Barack Obama and lauding Purgason's character and integrity. "Ever since [the 2008 race] I've made it my mission to stop politicians like Obama," Wurzelbacher says. "Missouri has a...
  • Carnahan Drops Prices For Obama Event

    07/08/2010 12:39:25 PM PDT · by Qbert · 57 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/8/2010 | Reid Wilson
    Pres. Obama is the best fundraiser the Dem Party has, but his drawing power is way down from its peak during the '08 campaign. Obama is heading to MO and NV today to raise money for Sec/State Robin Carnahan (D), running for an open Senate seat, and Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid. But Carnahan's campaign wasn't able to completely sell out the Folly Theater, where Obama will appear for a grassroots event on Carnahan's behalf, at the prices they wanted. Tickets once priced at $250 are now going for $99, while $35 tickets are half off. The grassroots event at...
  • From Eloquent Advocates to Boorish Hacks (17th Amendment)

    06/13/2010 7:05:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 625+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 13, 2010 | Josie Wales
    The 17th Amendment is stupid: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years…. But let me start at the beginning.  Article I § 3 cl. 1 of the Constitution originally established the election of Senators through the state legislatures.  The Federalist #62 laid out numerous arguments for the Constitutional framework of the Senate and its method of selection. The senatorial trust, which, requiring greater extent of information and stability of character, requires at the same time that the senator should have reached a period of...
  • Roy Blunt Needs Education About Tea Party Folks

    02/28/2010 2:43:03 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-28-10 | Bob McCarty
    During an interview Friday night, Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) convinced me he lacks basic understanding of the people who are members of the "Tea Party Movement."
  • Missouri Fair Tax Rally Jan 27th

    01/24/2010 11:52:47 AM PST · by o_zarkman44 · 4 replies · 654+ views
    local groups ^ | 01/24/2010 | self
    A Rally and Lobby Day at the Missouri Capital will be held on January 27th, 2010 to support legislation introduced into the Missouri House and the Missouri Senate supporting Missouri Tax Reform. The rally and lobby event is in support of (HJR-56) and companion Senate Bill (SJR--29) which will, if passed, go to a vote of the people to change the Missouri Constitution to ABOLISH the State Income Tax, and replace the income tax with just under a one cent sales tax increase. Studies conducted by the Show Me Institute have proven that Missouri is losing substantial economic development opportunity...
  • Election 2010: Missouri Senate Missouri Senate: Carnahan (D) 46% Blunt (R)44%

    12/21/2009 3:29:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies · 1,339+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, December 17, 2009 | Scott Rasmussen
    Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt remain locked in a tight race to become the next U.S. senator from Missouri. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds that Carnahan attracts 46% of the vote while Blunt earns 44%. In September, both candidates were at 46%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. Forty percent (40%) of Missouri voters favor the health care legislation being considered by Congress while 57% are opposed. Those figures include 25% who Strongly Favor the legislation and 47% who are Strongly Opposed. Overall, the Missouri numbers...
  • 2010 Missouri Senate: Blunt 46%, Carnahan 46%

    09/23/2009 3:25:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1,149+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 23, 2009
    Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt are dead even in the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey of the hotly contested race for the U.S. Senate in Missouri. Both candidates capture 46% of the vote in a new telephone survey of Missouri voters. Two percent (2%) favor some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are not sure which candidate they will vote for. Blunt, a member of Congress since 1997, has held the number two GOP position in the House, serving as minority whip. His son was governor of Missouri from 2005 to 2009. Carnahan, currently Missouri’s secretary of...
  • Caption Rahm Emanuel Hunting Joe Wilson

    09/11/2009 5:23:36 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 148 replies · 4,487+ views
  • Blunt: "I'm Going To Stop Talking About" Obama's Birth Certificate -- But I Can Produce My Own

    08/05/2009 3:12:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies · 1,025+ views
    TPM ^ | August 5, 2009, 11:46AM | Eric Kleefeld
    Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), the likely 2010 GOP nominee for Senate in this perennial swing state, says he doesn't want to talk anymore about whether President Obama was born in the United States, the Springfield News-Leader reports. But Blunt still doesn't seem to be giving up on it as a legitimate issue, either. Blunt said last week that "I don't have any reason not to believe" that Obama is a natural-born citizen -- but at the same time he said the Birthers had a "legitimate question" about Obama's birth certificate. Well, the local media in Missouri is now asking him...
  • Blunt: Obama’s proof of U.S. birth “a legitimate question” (Video)

    07/29/2009 1:02:59 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 87 replies · 2,944+ views
    stl post-dispatch ^ | July 29, 2009 | Jake Wagman
    Capitol Hill recently asking Republican lawmakers their thoughts on those who continue to question President Barack Obama’s place of birth. Stark’s video was released today. Here’s what U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, seeking the GOP’s nomination for U.S. Senate, said: What I don’t know is why the president can’t produce a birth certificate. I don’t know anybody else that can’t produce one. And I think that’s a legitimate question. [Video at link]
  • (Bill) Ferguson joins the GOP (2004 Libertarian candidate endorses Roy Blunt)

    07/23/2009 7:35:52 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 171+ views
    Capitol Calling ^ | Jason Rosenbaum
    Mike Ferguson, a prominent member of the state's Libertarian Party, announced today that he is now a Republican. Ferguson - who ran for lieutenant governor in 2004 under the Libertarian Party banner - is a Grandview alderman. He was active in promoting Libertarian Bob Barr's 2008 presidential campaign. "My principles and beliefs have not changed," Ferguson said in statement. "I am for cutting unneeded government spending. I am a fiscal conservative who believes that government should stay out of the private sector as much as possible. I am pro-life. I am a believer in the common-sense truth that protecting personal...
  • Talent, Kinder endorse Blunt for U.S. Senate (MO)

    06/22/2009 8:29:17 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 27 replies · 689+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | 06.20.2009
    Two prominent Republicans today endorsed the bid of U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt for the U.S. Senate. The Associated Press reported that former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced their support for the Congressman’s campaign.
  • Missouri GOP concerned about Blunt (Sarah Steelman has the upper hand?)

    04/22/2009 7:41:50 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 26 replies · 1,210+ views
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Rep. Roy Blunt’s disappointing first-quarter fundraising performance reflects growing concern within the party that the veteran Missouri Republican may not be the ideal Senate nominee to take on likely Democratic opponent Robin Carnahan, according to Missouri Republicans.
  • Rep. Roy Blunt Warns Obama Will Turn Health Care into Your Local DMV - Video 3/7/09

    03/07/2009 7:41:33 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is the GOP response today to Obama's Weekly Address. Congressman Roy Blunt does the response, and he focuses on Obama's desire to being Socialized medicine to America. Blunt makes it clear that Obama's plan will lead to a rationing of care and lower quality. He uses the frightening image of the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as an example of what health care will be like if Obama gets his way! That will get most people's attention! . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Confirmed – Roy Blunt Considering Running for Bond’s Seat in 2010

    01/09/2009 12:23:17 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 49 replies · 1,000+ views
    With the upcoming retirement of Sen. Kit Bond, Republicans across the state are wondering who will run to replace the Godfather of the Missouri GOP. My sources confirm that Congressman Roy Blunt is seriously considering a run for Bond’s seat.  In a press release on his website, Blunt says, “There is no doubt that if Senator Bond’s name was on the ballot in November of 2010 he would have won handily.”The question is, can Roy Blunt win?  The likely opponent for Blunt would be current Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.  For those outside of Missouri, the Carnahan family has...