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Entries from January 2011

Quote of the Day: Cleaver: “We Preach Democracy and Then Prop Up Despots”

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

That’s Rep. Cleaver’s take on the turmoil happening in Egypt. This from an idiot who said last year on his Cuba trip with the Congressional Black Caucus: “If There is Repression in Cuba, We Didn’t See It” The Root: “We preach democracy and then prop up despots,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) chairman of the Congressional […]

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Wash. Post: “Obama Has Chosen Not To Lead On The Deficit”

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

  Following Friday’s troubling news from the Congressional Budget Office that this year’s deficit will approach a staggering $1.5 trillion, The Washington Post editorialized over the weekend, “In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama failed to present a credible plan for long-term debt reduction. It’s no secret that we think he […]

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The Truth About Premiums Under Obamacare: They’re Going Up!

January 28th, 2011 · No Comments

According to a Politico report today, “The Obama administration is firing back at one of the major attacks Republicans have leveled at the health reform law: that it will make insurance premiums rise. The report, to be released by HHS later today, argues that individuals and families purchasing coverage through the exchanges in 2014 will […]

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SMI: “Stop Trying to Pick Winners and Losers in the Economy, Mr. President”

January 27th, 2011 · No Comments

By Andrew Wilson  The recurring theme in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was “winning the future.” It’s a good theme — focusing attention on the need for U.S. workers and businesses to face the challenge of competing in world markets. We are no longer living in a world — as the president […]

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CBO: Deficit To Hit $1.5 Trillion This Year

January 27th, 2011 · No Comments

The New York Times reports today, “The government’s budget deficit will soar to nearly $1.5 trillion this year, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, an anticipated but politically galvanizing calculation that further intensified the partisan battle over the nation’s fiscal future. . . . The deficit was $1.4 trillion in 2009 and $1.3 trillion […]

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Video: STL Mayor Slay on Local Control

January 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip:MONewsHorizon

Related: Political Fix: Sen. Chappelle-Nadal stands in the way of “local control” bill St. Louis American: Let St. Louis solve its own police problems

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McConnell On Obama’s Spending Freeze: “Completely Inadequate”; Krauthammer: “A Near Triviality”

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night included some positive bipartisan notes on things like trade agreements and lowering the corporate tax rate, but unfortunately he failed to show leadership on one of the most critical issues facing our country: the massive and still-increasing debt and deficit. Charles Krauthammer put it well analyzing […]

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Worst Kept Political Secret Confirmed; Talent OUT in ’12

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Former Senator Jim Talent confirmed today that he wasn’t going to seek his old seat in 2012. MOPNS readers got the jump on this development early last month. We also learned of a new name entering the potential senate sweepstakes: Rep. JoAnn Emerson: The Hill: Missouri Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is considering a run […]

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Tags: Hon. Jim Talent · Rep. Jo Ann Emerson · Rep. Sam Graves

Voter ID Controversy Returns; AG Koster a Supporter in ’06

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Chris Koster voted for the Photo ID in 2006 Here we go again with the voter ID debate! We can’t for the life us understand how it is discriminatory to ask someone to prove who they are when they show up to the polls. On another note, wasn’t former Republican and state senator Chris Koster […]

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Petition Rights Group Upset with Secretary of State

January 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Yesterday, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, certified the Ballot Title for a citizen’s initiative petition called “The Petition Rights Protection Act” submitted by The Committee to Protect Petition Rights. The group is very unhappy with the description Secretary Carnahan wrote to be used on the petition and  ballot. If the requisite signatures are gathered, […]

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