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Entries from November 2010

Pressure Builds On Democrats As Senate Republicans Coalesce On Earmark Moratorium

November 17th, 2010 · No Comments

The New York Times wrote yesterday, “Senate Republicans opened the lame-duck session of Congress on Monday by signaling their commitment to the antispending posture that fueled their big gains on Election Day, underscoring the Tea Party movement’s influence on the Republican leadership. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, drove the point home as […]

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Tags: Rep. Roy Blunt · Senator McCaskill

Liberal Groups Pressuring Obama To Reject GOP Position Of Preventing Tax Increases

November 15th, 2010 · No Comments

  When Congress returns this week to begin its lame duck session, once of the key issues that needs to be tackled is preventing massive tax hikes in January. If current tax rates (set by the tax relief packages in 2001 and 2003) are not extended before the end of the year, every American will […]

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The Creve Coeur Empire Strikes Back

November 15th, 2010 · No Comments

In an effort to remain relevant after blatantly ignoring the will of the public last October, the Creve Coeur city council passed a more stringent smoking ban than St. Louis County. Sith Apprentice Beth Kistner sponsored an ordinance that strips the ability of business owners to determine how to serve their clientele.  In a 5-0 […]

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Tags: St. Louis

Sen. Minority Leader To File Brief Supporting Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit

November 15th, 2010 · No Comments

The Hill reported last week, “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will file a brief in a Florida court in support of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health reform law. The top Senate Republican will file an ‘amicus curiae’ (‘friend of the court’) brief in the Florida case, and has urged GOP […]

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Tags: Healthcare

Kaiser Health Poll Shows 56% Of Midterm Voters Want Obamacare Repealed Entirely Or In Part

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza writes this morning, “A new Kaiser Family Foundation post-election poll suggests that a majority of people who voted on Nov. 2 favor repealing some or all of the health-care legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress and signed into law by President Obama earlier this year. Fifty-six percent of midterm voters […]

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Tags: Healthcare

Surprise, Surprise! Dem Pollster Says McCaskill Vulnerable

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Democratic leaning polling firm Public Policy Polling tells us what we already know here in Missouri.  “Moderate” Clair is VERY vulnerable in 2012: Public Policy Polling: The three least popular and conceivably most vulnerable Senators up next time that we’ve polled on are Joe Lieberman, Claire McCaskill, and Debbie Stabenow. Missouri was extremely brutal for […]

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Tags: Hon. Jim Talent · Senator McCaskill

Obama Digging In On Allowing Tax Increases In January?

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments

The Hill reported on Saturday, “Days after Democrats received a self-described ‘shellacking’ at the polls, President Obama called for an end to campaigning and an embrace of compromise. But he signaled no willingness to bend on the first challenge likely to face him from a Republican House as he advocated the permanent extension of Bush-era […]

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Pollster For WSJ/NBC On Latest Polling: “It Is A Rebuke To The Last Two Years”

November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

    The latest polls reiterate what Americans have been saying to Washington all year: they’re fed up with the policies of President Obama and the Democrat majority in Congress. Indeed, pollster Bill McInturff, who conducts the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll with pollster Peter Hart said, “This is a devastating set of data for […]

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Reader Questions STL County Executive’s Home Assessment; Did “AAA Charlie” Get a Sweetheart Deal?

November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

A reader noticed another gaffe on the Dooley Facebook page. This time its from a commenter questioning why the county executive’s tax assessment grade went down on his home while assessment grades on other homes around his went up:

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Tags: STL County Executive Charlie Dooley

Picture of the Day: FEC Investigating Tommy Sower’s Campaign?

November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Interesting. Why would someone from the Federal Election Commission be doing Google searches on Tommy’s fundraisers? Coincidentally, a complaint was filed back in June regarding a Sower’s fundraiser at a DC gay bar. Is there a connection here?

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