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Entries from November 2008

Video: MidWest Talking Points Promo (Episode 8)

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Mindy Mazur and Ed Martin analyze the 2008 elections with a spotlight on Missouri, as they talk with Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and St. Louis Post-Dispatch political reporter Jo Mannies. MWTP is seen Tuesday-Saturday at 1030pm on Charter Communications CCIN(Channel 3 in St. Louis), and On Demand. The show is also available in […]

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Tags: Decision '08

Another Fine Example of Why the U.S. is Trillions of Dollars in the Hole

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

“It’s tougher to get a library card than it is to get into the HUBZone program. All you need is a bit of White-out. It’s absolutely shameful.”– Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) From Construction News blog: An investigation by the Government Accountability Office of a federal economic development program known as the HUBZone program has found […]

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Tags: Senator. Kit Bond

Well That Didn’t Last Long!

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Looks like the Missouri Republican Party gave Governor-elect Jay Nixon an exactly one week honeymoon. In a press release titled: “Nixon Already Backtracking On Promises,” the MRP accused Nixon of breaking promises to spend “$265 million to restore the old broken Medicaid system, provide $61 million in new college scholarships, plus millions of dollars in […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

Picture of the Day: Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation Reception

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Rex Sinquefield at Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation Reception.  Children from St. Frances Cabrini Academy in St. Louis delighted guests with their musical presentation at a recent reception held for the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF). The event was hosted by Rex and. Jeanne Sinquefield, and welcomed members […]

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Tags: Picture/Quote of the Day · School Choice

“Missouri Viewpoints” to Return Next Week

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Missouri’s top online public affairs program will return this weekend after an election season hiatus. The “Missouri Viewpoints” team of Mike Ferguson (producer and host) and David White (technical producer and editor) will record at least two new interviews on Saturday, featuring a returning Democratic State Representative and a Republican newcomer to the Legislature. Jason […]

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Tags: Decision '08

Retreads Abound!

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

“Waxing Wayne:” Statues of living people just always seemed a little vain and creepy to us! As President elect Obama continues to fill his transition team and administration with Clinton retreads, our very own governor elect seems to be following down the same exact path. Governor elect Nixon announced today that former state lawmaker Wayne […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

Claire for DNC Chair? “Please, God, No…”

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Rumors were running wild yeterday that our own Sen. Claire McCaskill would succeed Howard “The Scream”Dean as DNC Chair next year. With Claire’s early support for President elect Obama during the primaries, pundits and activists had her as a shoo in. Apparently,the Clinton’s must have a little influence left in the party, (we all know […]

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Tags: Senator McCaskill

K.C. Star: Neither We Nor Voters Had Any Idea That Funkhouser Would Be Incapable of Working Without His Wife?”

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Has a major newspaper ever retracted an endorsement of a mayor a year into their term? How embarrassing! Her influence was a factor in some of the mayor’s worst decisions, like the appointment of a member of a militant anti-immigration group to the high-profile Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. And Squitiro’s unprofessional demeanor in […]

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Tags: Kansas City · Mayor Mark Funkhouser

National Socialist Movement Has Rally In Jefferson City

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The Detroit based National Socialist Movement (NSM) held a rally in Jeff Cty over the weekend.  From Graf Shepherd’s blog: Today, yet more Democrats urge the government to bail out Detroit auto manufacturers. Yes–those are the very manufacturers that the Democrats brought to the brink of annihilation through legally mandating unfair advantages to unions, enforcing […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Roll Call Asks if Kit Bond’s Senate Career Will Be “Sleeping With the Fishes” After 2010?

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Will Kit Bond’s Senate career be “sleeping with the fishes” after 2010? The respected Capital Hill newspaper Roll Call has an interesting article today on our senior Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond. In what will probably be the first in a series of articles on Republican incumbent senators facing uphill battles for re-election in 2010, the […]

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Tags: Senator. Kit Bond