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December, 2007 | Missouri Political News Service - Part 4

Entries from December 2007

K.C. School Superintendant Allegedly Calls Two Female Board Members “Bitches”

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

By Joe Robertson The Kansas City Star The leaders of several black organizations want Kansas City Superintendent Anthony Amato placed on administrative leave pending investigation of a complaint that he called two school board members “bitches.” And if the allegations by a former high-level staff member are true, they want Amato fired. “He has forfeited […]

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Tags: Kansas City · Mayor Mark Funkhouser · School Choice

Quote of the Day: Sen. Talent on Faith

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

“Governor Huckabee’s gone out front pretty much on the issue of faith and identified himself by that issue. As a Christian, I’ll say this: I think it’s a mistake to make Christianity a means to any other end. It’s its own end. Whether it’s politics or anything else, I think it’s a mistake, and I […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Hon. Jim Talent

Top Ten “Explanations” Jetton Supported Village Law

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Wake Up Call: Rod Jetton is still working on making up a story on why he slipped a provision into a lengthy bill which made it easier to become a Village in Missouri. Of course, the real reason is he wanted to help out a wealthy businessman/developer, Robert Plaster, but he can’t admit that. However, […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · Spkr. Jetton

African American Activist Dons KKK Robe During Slay Recall Rally

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Brother Anthony Shahid in his signature KKK robe at a rally to recall St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.

Related: PubDef: Burning Crosses, Hanging Monkies

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · St. Louis · Videos

The GOP’s Caretaker-Conjurer

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Photo: John Shinkle By: Jim VandeHei and John F. Harris The House Republican minority started 2007 in a deep funk — depressed about losing power in the recent elections, angry at President Bush, worried about Iraq, panicked about the future. The House GOP is ending the year in a medium funk. Members are far from […]

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Tags: Rep. Roy Blunt

Emerson Loses First Round of “Congressional Catfight” Competition

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

From Wonkette.com: Welcome to Congressional Catfight. Through several highly scientific Wonkette reader polls, we will determine who is the most insane, badass, bitchiest congresswoman out there. We’ve drawn up a list of eight competitors, who will be pitted against each other in a series of no-holds-barred catfights. For now, let’s plunge straight into the action. […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

VIDEO: Sen. Kit Bond: “Rudy Has Shown Us”

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Senator Kit Bond tells MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that his constituents in the “Show Me” state support Mayor Rudy Giuliani because of his proven record of getting results.

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Tags: Decision '08 · Senator. Kit Bond · Videos

St. Louis Fox Affiliate Allows Pleban to Go Unchallenged While Discussing E-mail Investigation

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Shoot your lover in the head? Viciously slash a woman to death? Feel you were unjustly slandered by a school-board member? If you answered yes to any of the preceding, there’s only one man to call: ace attorney Chet Pleban. – Riverfront times In a shameful display of media bias this morning, the Fox network […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Matt Blunt · Media Bias · St. Louis

MU Students Might Not See Birth Control Discount

December 11th, 2007 · No Comments

By Ryan Martin Two similar bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate would restore a discount to student health centers by adding them to the list of providers that could obtain and sell birth control prescriptions at reduced rates. But MU students might not see the discount, University Hospital and Clinics officials said. […]

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Tags: Abortion · Senator McCaskill

MRP: Nixon Uses Sunshine Law to Attack African Americans, Ignores Democrat’s Concerns

December 11th, 2007 · No Comments

“African American Democrats will have many questions, including why is Elbert Walton and the Normandy Fire Protection District worthy of an investigation but Jackson County Legislators who violated Missouri Sunshine laws by doctoring official minutes of illegally closed meetings gets a pass?”   Missouri Political News service (12/7/07) JEFFERSON CITY_ Jay Nixon has once again […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Kansas City · St. Louis