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Entries from October 2007

Coalition Names Six Former Chiefs as Honorary Co-chairs

October 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Contact: Chip Robertson (573) 230-4665 For Immediate Release October 30, 2007 JEFFERSON CITY — Following a summer fraught with criticism of the method by which a slot on Missouri’s Supreme Court would be filled, six former chief justices of the Court have joined an organization formed to protect Missouri’s nonpartisan court plan and preserve the […]

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Tags: Hon. John Ashcroft · MO Supreme Court

Blunt Picks Fight With Chatty House Dems

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

By Jackie Kucinich Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is criticizing House Democratic leaders for doing what most politicians do best: talking. Blunt has accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) of exploiting a longtime House custom that allows senior lawmakers extra time to speak on the House floor during important debates. […]

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Tags: Rep. Roy Blunt

Paul McKee a No-Show at Public Meeting

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

By Kathleen McLaughlin I went to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hyde Park on October 25 for Metropolitan Congregations United’s fall public meeting, in hopes that Paul McKee Jr. would appear. I don’t believe in Santa Claus, or the Great Pumpkin. But I hoped a prominent — if reclusive — local developer who says he […]

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Tags: St. Louis

The Main Candidates for Missouri Governor in 2008 Have a Lot in Common.

October 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Both are political professionals. Current Gov. Matt Blunt was born into politics, the son of neo-con Congressman Roy Blunt. After attending the Naval Academy and a stint in the Navy, the governor went straight into the family business, bypassing the aging process and any real venture in the world where the rest of us live. […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Matt Blunt

Auditor: State Law Doesn’t Allow Political Use of State Cars

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Jay Nixon using his official car to attend this August 11th, 2007 fundraiser Hat tip: Prime Buzz JEFFERSON CITY | There is no law that allows Missouri’s elected officials to use state-issued vehicles for political purposes, even if they later reimburse the state, an audit released today said. The conclusion from State Auditor Susan Montee, […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

What Mannies & Messenger Won’t Tell You: Part 2

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Kudos to the K.C Star’s Prime Buzz for at least telling the other side of the unfolding Scott Eckersley saga. Tony Messenger and Jo Mannies’ tag team hit job last Sunday would have made any professional wrestling fan proud. It reminds you of when one wrestler distracts the referee, while his partner beats the hell […]

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Tags: Media Bias · Political Fix · Scott Eckersley · Tony Messenger