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Entries from July 2007

Blame It on the Black Community: The Attempt By Funkhouser Administration to Divert the Truth

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

From K.C. Blue Blog: In recent weeks there has been another attempt to divert reality in the other direction when it comes to the Funkhouser Administration. Much like in the past, this time it lands yet again in the minority communities. The ‘Swift Boating’ claim is that criticism of Mayor Funkhouser isn’t out of disgust […]

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Tags: Kansas City · Mayor Mark Funkhouser

CDT Blog: “GOPers Inch From YouTube Debate”

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

The New York Times writes today about two presidential candidate shying away from the Republican version of a YouTube debate set for September: Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has turned down the invitation because of a heavy fund-raising schedule, Kevin Madden, his spokesman, said yesterday. Aides to Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Videos

St Louis Post-Dispatch Piece Of Trash, Part 8,266

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Another Rovian Conspiracy: Part of a running series on why St Louis’ major newspaper is doing a disservice to the city and the region. This article from yesterday’s Post-Dispatch is amazing. It’s the second hit piece that the paper has had on a developer who has purchased a variety or properties in the city of […]

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Tags: Media Bias · St. Louis

McCaskill Secures Federal Grant, low-Interest Loan to Help Vichy Purchase New Fire Truck

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture will provide federal grant dollars to the Vichy Volunteer Fire Association. The Association will also receive a federal loan. The money is being provided as part of the Department’s Rural Development funding initiative. Rural Development works to improve the economy […]

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Tags: Senator McCaskill

Graves Secures Funding For NITRO

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

U.S. Congressman Sam Graves announced he has secured $375,000 in funding for the Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation (NITRO) in a bill that passed the House today. The funding will be for personnel, transportation and communication needs. “NITRO has had tremendous success disrupting and finding those who prey on our children with dangerous drugs,” […]

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Tags: Rep. Sam Graves

Emerson Seeks to Ease Cuba Trade Restrictions

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

By David Rogers Anti-Castro lawmakers are delighted by a House vote last week rejecting efforts to ease restrictions on financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. The 245-182 vote quashes speculation that the new Democratic Congress will change U.S.-Cuban policy substantially. “The message is very clear,” said Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R., Fla.). “There will be […]

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Tags: Rep. Jo Ann Emerson