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Entries from January 2011

McConnell On Obama’s Spending Freeze: “Completely Inadequate”; Krauthammer: “A Near Triviality”

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night included some positive bipartisan notes on things like trade agreements and lowering the corporate tax rate, but unfortunately he failed to show leadership on one of the most critical issues facing our country: the massive and still-increasing debt and deficit. Charles Krauthammer put it well analyzing […]

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Worst Kept Political Secret Confirmed; Talent OUT in ’12

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Former Senator Jim Talent confirmed today that he wasn’t going to seek his old seat in 2012. MOPNS readers got the jump on this development early last month. We also learned of a new name entering the potential senate sweepstakes: Rep. JoAnn Emerson: The Hill: Missouri Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is considering a run […]

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Tags: Hon. Jim Talent · Rep. Jo Ann Emerson · Rep. Sam Graves

Voter ID Controversy Returns; AG Koster a Supporter in ’06

January 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Chris Koster voted for the Photo ID in 2006 Here we go again with the voter ID debate! We can’t for the life us understand how it is discriminatory to ask someone to prove who they are when they show up to the polls. On another note, wasn’t former Republican and state senator Chris Koster […]

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Petition Rights Group Upset with Secretary of State

January 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Yesterday, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, certified the Ballot Title for a citizen’s initiative petition called “The Petition Rights Protection Act” submitted by The Committee to Protect Petition Rights. The group is very unhappy with the description Secretary Carnahan wrote to be used on the petition and  ballot. If the requisite signatures are gathered, […]

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Video: Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster May Fight Health Care Law

January 25th, 2011 · No Comments

A flip flop from Chris Koster? Who woulda thunk it! Just like Claire, another rat leaving a sinking ship? Hat tip:MOWatchdog Following a question from Missouri Watchdog, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said he may join with other states challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care law.

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Tags: Healthcare · Senator McCaskill

Remember The “Investments” Obama Made In The Stimulus Bill?

January 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Previewing President Obama’s State of the Union address in a speech on the floor this morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said, “The President has talked about the need to cut spending and reduce the debt. Yet over the past two years, his policies have added more than $3 trillion to the national debt, much […]

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