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  • Officials: 1 of 3 inmates who escaped Missouri jail captured in New Mexico

    01/22/2021 10:40:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 22, 2021
    One of three inmates who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail last weekend has been captured in New Mexico, federal authorities said. Tracy Brown, 57, and his girlfriend were arrested late Wednesday night at a gas station in Carrizozo, New Mexico, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The other two escapees, Dwight Abernathie, 36, and Samuel Gillam, 35, remained at-large. The three escaped from the Iron County jail on Jan. 15 or Jan. 16 by moving a block wall, climbing into an attic and escaping through an old office, officials said.
  • Parents outraged over student’s Confederate flag face mask demand action

    01/22/2021 9:55:42 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 61 replies
    KTVI ^ | January 21, 2021 | Andy Banker
    OAKVILLE, Mo. (KTVI) – Parents are demanding action from administrators at a Missouri high school after a senior wore a Confederate flag face mask to school. One parent said the student showed up at Oakville High School wearing the Confederate flag mask and was allowed to continue through his school day.“So what type of message are you sending to my child by allowing another child to sit in the classroom with this mask on,” asked Tamica Harding.
  • Parents' Lawsuit Claims School Engages in Intentional Racial Discrimination Against White Students

    01/13/2021 5:54:15 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08/21 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The lawsuit goes on to say that during a meeting with the school’s principal, Jeannie Steenberge, and a faculty member, the two adults allowed the black students to berate and scream at their daughter, calling her “the biggest known racist in the school,” and accusing her of being “in love with Trump” because she owned Trump decals and other merchandise. “Everyone knows ALL Trump supporters are racist,” the petition claims one black student said. During another meeting, the parents’ petition says the principal told their daughter she was a racist, and that “we are all racists, we are white.” According...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Fumes At Cruz, Hawley: ‘Get Out,’ ‘You Do Not Belong’ Here, ‘You’ll Never Be President’

    01/13/2021 9:08:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 113 replies ^ | Ryan Saavedra • Jan 13, 2021
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) fumed at Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) for contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election last week, saying that they needed to “get out” and they “do not belong” in the Senate. “And so, I want to be clear to Senator Ted Cruz, you do not belong in the United States Senate. I want to be clear to Senator Josh Hawley, you do not belong in the United States Senate,” AOC ranted in an hour-long Instagram Live video. “You do not belong in any democratically elected seat when you don’t, when you...
  • Missouri becomes first 'abortion-free state': report

    01/13/2021 7:28:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2021 | Ryan Foley
    A pro-life group is reporting that Missouri has become the first “abortion-free state” in the U.S. after its last remaining abortion facility ceased terminating pregnancies. Operation Rescue released a report outlining “The Status of American Abortion Facilities in 2020” last week. According to the report, “a total of 45 abortion facilities closed or halted abortions nationwide in 2020, leaving one state without an active abortion facility.” “Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was the last abortion facility in Missouri. It remains open, but Operation Rescue has confirmed that no abortion appointments have been available there for months, and...
  • [Amen, A-Woman] Cleaver: "Frankly, this is the worst day for democracy perhaps since the Civil War.”

    01/07/2021 4:30:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    KC TV-5 ^ | January 6, 2021
    WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. House Rep. Emanuel Cleaver spoke to KCTV5 News on Wednesday shortly after protestors breached the U.S. Capitol. Cleaver called Wednesday one of the worst days in American history, one nearly unprecedented. “This is one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of our Republic," Cleaver said. “This is a threat to our system of government. One member of Congress actually called for Civil War a couple of days ago.” Cleaver, like many of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, was forced to remain in his office while protestors breached the U.S. Capitol building....
  • Missouri senator's home-state paper: Hawley has 'blood on his hands'

    01/07/2021 3:20:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 6, 2021 | By Steve Gorman
    U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican at the forefront of a bid to block congressional certification of the Electoral College vote, is largely to blame for “inspiring one of the most heartbreaking days in modern American history,” his home-state newspaper’s editorial board wrote. The scathing editorial was published on Wednesday on the home page of the Kansas City Star under the headline: “Assault on democracy: Sen. Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt.”
  • McClatchy names Colleen McCain Nelson as new Sacramento Bee, California editor (Moving from Kansas City Star)

    01/05/2021 4:05:58 PM PST · by rintintin · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 5 2021 | Sacramento Bee
    Colleen McCain Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is The Sacramento Bee’s new executive editor and will also serve as the regional editor for California, where McClatchy operates five newsrooms. Nelson, 46, is currently the national opinion editor for McClatchy, The Bee’s parent company, which operates in 30 markets across the country. She also is vice president and opinion editor for The Kansas City Star, and has extensive experience in covering national and local issues, as well as presidential campaigns and the White House. Read more here:
  • Sen. Hawley challenges Sen. Toomey to a debate on the Senate floor

    01/02/2021 9:01:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 95 replies
    January 2, 2020 Sen. Josh Hawley (MO-R) fired back after Sen. Pat Toomey (PA-R) and others raise concerns about his plans — along with at least 11 other GOP senators — to object to the electoral vote count when a joint session of Congress meets Jan. 6, per email sent to Senate GOP Conference tonight. Hawley told Toomey that instead of debating the issue by press release, Toomey should perhaps debate him on the Senate floor. Read full statement:
  • Sen. Josh Hawley will object to Electoral College results on Jan. 6

    12/30/2020 8:21:11 AM PST · by Meatspace · 73 replies
    New York Posr ^ | 12/30/20
    Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said Wednesday he will object on Jan. 6 to certification of the Electoral College’s selection of President-elect Joe Biden.
  • Sen. Murphy: Josh Hawley Is ‘Engaged in the Attempted Overthrow of Democracy’

    12/30/2020 10:34:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2020 | Pam Key
    enator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that his colleague Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is attempting to overthrow democracy by announcing he will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college win in the Senate on January 6. Mitchell said, “Your Republican colleague Josh Hawley of Missouri announcing today he’s going to object to the Electoral College vote certification on January 6. It’s unlikely to change the result, it’s not going to happen, but it’s going to cause delay, lengthy debate, both Houses in Joint Session. It’s a complicated process that sets off.”
  • Missouri senator to contest Electoral College win for Biden

    12/30/2020 9:59:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 30, 2020 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., says he will raise objections next week when the Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election, forcing House and Senate votes that are likely to delay — but in no way alter — the final certification of Biden’s win. President Donald Trump has, without evidence, claimed there was widespread fraud in the election. He has pushed Republican senators to pursue his unfounded charges even though the Electoral College this month cemented Biden’s 306-232 victory and multiple legal efforts to challenge the results have failed. A group of Republicans in the Democratic-majority House...
  • Judge may delay execution of the only woman on federal death row

    12/25/2020 1:43:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 25, 2020 | Emily Jacobs
    A judge may force the Trump administration’s Justice Department to schedule the only woman on federal death row’s execution for when after President-elect Biden takes office. US District Court Judge Randolph Moss told lawyers representing Lisa Montgomery and the Justice Department that he was vacating an order from the Bureau of Prisons director rescheduling the execution for Jan. 12. That date was set by Moss in November, after Montgomery’s attorneys contracted coronavirus and asked for an extension in order to file a clemency petition.
  • Kansas City newspaper reckons with its racial mistreatment

    12/22/2020 7:42:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 21, 2020 | By DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - The first significant attention that the Kansas City Star gave to hometown hero and jazz legend Charlie “Bird” Parker came when he died in 1955 - and the newspaper spelled his name wrong. That detail came to light when the Star investigated, and apologized for, its mistreatment of Black citizens over many decades in a self-reckoning that came in a series of stories published on Sunday. In its blunt self-assessment, the Star found that for many decades of its 140-year history, Black residents were rarely mentioned in anything but crime stories. It was a newspaper produced...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson blocks Hawley bill proposing $1,200 stimulus checks

    12/18/2020 11:26:44 AM PST · by RandFan · 58 replies
    Axois ^ | Dec 18 | Axois
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Friday objected to Sen. Josh Hawley's (R-Mo.) motion to pass a bill via unanimous consent that would provide $1,200 to Americans in the form of direct stimulus checks, citing the ballooning national debt. Why it matters: Hawley has teamed up with an unlikely partner, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in a push to include direct payments in Congress' next coronavirus relief package, which has entered the final stages of negotiations. The bill currently being discussed by congressional leaders does include direct payments, but at a size closer to $600 — half of what Sanders and Hawley...
  • St. Louis Prosecutor Removed from McCloskey Self-Defense Case

    12/16/2020 4:12:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 14 December, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The Charge Against St. Louis Couple for Defending their Home On 10 December 2020, in the Missouri Circuit Court, the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit (City of St. Louis), Judge Thomas Clark, II, removed Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from the prosecution of the criminal case against Mark McCloskey. The case before the court did not include Mark's wife, Patricia.The case caught national attention with the video evidence available. According to a St. Louis article, a motion will be filed to extend the ruling to Patricia:Defense lawyer Joel Schwartz said he’ll file a motion requesting that Stelzer adopt Clark’s ruling in Patricia...
  • Judge removes St. Louis prosecutor from McCloskey case

    12/11/2020 12:19:59 PM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 11, 2020 | Paul Sacca
    A judge on Thursday dismissed the St. Louis prosecutor from the case against Mark McCloskey. A judge determined that improper fundraising emails by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's campaign infringed on the McCloskeys' right to receive a fair trial. Circuit Judge Thomas Clark II said that fundraising emails from Gardner's re-election campaign to constituents "raise the appearance of impropriety and jeopardize the defendant's right to a fair trial." "Like a needle pulling thread, she links the defendant and his conduct to her critics," Clark wrote in the 22-page ruling. "These emails are tailored to use the June 28 incident to solicit...
  • Judge dismisses prosecutor from McCloskeys case

    12/10/2020 9:27:26 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2020 | Jim Salter
    A judge on Thursday disqualified the St. Louis prosecutor and her office from the case involving Mark McCloskey, who along with his wife pointed guns at racial injustice protesters marching on the private street near their home in June. Circuit Judge Thomas Clark II dismissed Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, citing two campaign fundraising emails around the time she filed felony gun charges against the couple in July. “In short, the Circuit Attorney’s conduct raises the appearance that she initiated a criminal prosecution for political purposes,” Clark wrote. The order applies only to Mark McCloskey and not his wife, Patricia, who...
  • Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit Update - Another 17 States Have Joined In The Fight To Stop The Steal !!

    12/09/2020 1:56:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 113 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | December 9, 2020
    17 States have intervened in support of the Texas Lawsuit Amici curiae are the States of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.The President has also filed a motion to personally interveneMore information here: One Third Of US States Have Now Joined Texas SCOTUS Bid To Overturn Election
  • Arkansas and Missouri join the fight!

    12/09/2020 12:07:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on December 9, 2020 2:13 pm
    Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt Election integrity is central to our republic. And I will defend it at every turn. As I have in other cases - I will help lead the effort in support of Texas’ #SCOTUS filing today. Missouri is in the fight. Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General AG Paxton Sues Battleground States for Unconstitutional Changes to 2020 Election Laws Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court. 9:04 PM · Dec 8, 2020 27.8K 10K people are Tweeting about this Kayleigh McEnany @kayleighmcenany 🚨 BREAKING...