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Entries from September 2007

KC Star, Your Bias Is Showing!

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

It is amazing how a simple headline can totally mischaracterize an entire article. Last week, we brought you these two examples from the illustrious Associated Press. Unsurprisingly, the Kansas City Star followed suit today with an equally misleading headline regarding the Missouri Political News Service’s exposure of Jay Nixon’s using his state owned vehicle for […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Media Bias

Rep. Jim Avery Speaks to SLU College Republicans

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Rep. Jim Avery (R- 95) spoke to the St. Louis University College Republicans Tuesday night about being involved in state government, his 2004 – 2005 deployment to Iraq, and his support for the mission in Iraq. Rep. Avery recently made a trip to Washington, D.C. with the Vets for Freedom where he met with Missouri […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Iraq War

Missouri Politicians Encourage Student Involvement, Leadership

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Media Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN IRISH  From left: Adjunct professor and former Missouri legislator May Scheve Reardon, former legislator Brian May, former legislator Betty Sims and former Gov. Bob Holden discuss issues ranging from health care issues to the University of Florida Taser incident The Journal: (Webster University)  By: Emily Cooper Webster University students […]

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Show Me Institute Releases Annual Report

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

“The Show-Me Institute is a vital voice for quality education in Missouri, and a welcome addition to the efforts in Saint Louis to create quality public schools for all students, regardless of income.” Francis Slay – Saint Louis Mayor The report details SMI’s 2006 accomplishments and finances, profiles their research areas, board of directors, staff, and scholars, […]

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · School Choice · Show Me Institute

Jay Nixon Uses His Official State Vehicle to Attend Fundraisers in Kirksville & Ladue

September 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Related: MOGOP: Videos Show Nixon Illegally Using State Car on Fundraising Binge

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Videos

FiredUp Missouri: Did Jetton Move 11th Hour Bill Change in Return for Support of Client Romney?

September 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

The public tension is becoming palpable now between GOP House back-bencher Dennis Wood and Speaker Rod Jetton as Wood continues to urge Jetton to answer for a controversial legislative change made late in the 2007 session. Wood says Jetton is personally responsible for a provision that will allow developers to avoid oversight of county governments […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · Spkr. Jetton