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Entries from April 2011

Second Amigo Gets Scrutiny Over Bi-Partisanship

April 29th, 2011 · No Comments

“I’m a Missouri state senator. I’m no longer on a plantation.” – State Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal Day two and a second amigo gets scrutiny from the media: Political Fix: Freshman Rep. Penny Hubbard of St. Louis was one of three Democrats who joined the Republican majority yesterday to pass a redistricting bill. The other […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · St. Louis

Obama’s Bad Economy Hitting Claire? Senator Still Hasn’t Sold “That Damn Airplane”

April 29th, 2011 · No Comments

We’ll give Claire Bear the benefit of the doubt and blame President Obama’s horrible economy for the reason the senator still hasn’t sold her private plane. Missouri Republican Party press release excerpt: “According to the FAA’s aircraft registry, the plane is still owned by Timesaver, LLC—a Delaware-based company owned by Shepard. And the transparency-loving McCaskill […]

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Tags: Senator McCaskill

Senate Will Vote On Obama Budget Alongside Ryan Budget

April 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters on a conference call that he would be holding a Senate vote on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget. Of course, the Democrat-controlled Senate still has not offered or voted on its own budget proposal. In a statement today, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell […]

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MOPNS Celebrates 4 Years!

April 28th, 2011 · No Comments

  “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi Many thanks to all of our readers and Facebook friends! We really appreciate your kind notes, encouragement, and especially the great tips. Below are a few stories we’ve broken through the years, including a couple […]

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STL American: Democrats Patience With Rep. Jamilah “Niecey” Nasheed Wearing Thin

April 28th, 2011 · No Comments

“I’m a Missouri state senator. I’m no longer on a plantation.” – State Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal Those comments from the senator caused a great deal of controversy a few short weeks ago. They came in response to the intense pressure Chappelle Nadal was receiving from local control of the police avocates. Well, an editorial […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · St. Louis

GOP Senators To Obama: Drop The Speech-Chilling Executive Order On Contractors

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments

The Washington Post reports today, “Republican senators are asking President Obama to drop plans to sign an executive order forcing government contractors to disclose donations to groups participating in political activities, saying the White House shouldn’t use a company’s political history to determine if they’re eligible for government work. A draft proposal on the issue […]

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Clinton Appointee & Former Gephardt Aide Dismisses Kinder’s Obamacare Lawsuit

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Should we really be surprised that a federal judge who is a Clinton appointee and former administrative aide to former Congressman Dick “son of a milk truck driver” Gephardt would decide in favor of socialized medicine? Missouri Watchdog: Judge Rodney Sippel slammed the federal courthouse doors in the face of Missourians, Kinder said in a […]

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Tags: Healthcare

ABC Poll: High Gas Prices Causing Americans Financial Hardship

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments

  The Washington Post reports today, “Soaring gasoline prices are biting into household incomes and nibbling at Americans’ fuel consumption — and support for President Obama, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. About six in 10 respondents said they had cut back on driving because of rising fuel prices, and seven in 10 said […]

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Wall Street Journal Editorial: Show Me the Jobs

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Great editorial today in The Journal on “right to work.” Twenty two states already have right-to-work laws and they’ve tended to outperform the others economically, a fact that has states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Maine and New Hampshire working on their own reforms. In Missouri, state senate President pro-tem Rob Mayer has pushed right […]

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Picture(s) of the Day: Tornado Storms in 14th Senate District

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments

“I really want to thank all of our first responders – our firefighters and EMTs and police officers, many of whom came from neighboring municipalities – to help the victims of these historic storms get their lives back together. I am always inspired by the professionalism and the care these men and women show when […]

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