"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Entries from April 2011

Second Amigo Gets Scrutiny Over Bi-Partisanship

April 29th, 2011 · No Comments

“I’m a Missouri state senator. I’m no longer on a plantation.” – State Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal Day two and a second amigo gets scrutiny from the media: Political Fix: Freshman Rep. Penny Hubbard of St. Louis was one of three Democrats who joined the Republican majority yesterday to pass a redistricting bill. The other […]

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Obama’s Bad Economy Hitting Claire? Senator Still Hasn’t Sold “That Damn Airplane”

April 29th, 2011 · 17 Comments

We’ll give Claire Bear the benefit of the doubt and blame President Obama’s horrible economy for the reason the senator still hasn’t sold her private plane. Missouri Republican Party press release excerpt: “According to the FAA’s aircraft registry, the plane is still owned by Timesaver, LLC—a Delaware-based company owned by Shepard. And the transparency-loving McCaskill […]

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Senate Will Vote On Obama Budget Alongside Ryan Budget

April 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters on a conference call that he would be holding a Senate vote on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget. Of course, the Democrat-controlled Senate still has not offered or voted on its own budget proposal. In a statement today, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell […]

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MOPNS Celebrates 4 Years!

April 28th, 2011 · No Comments

  “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi Many thanks to all of our readers and Facebook friends! We really appreciate your kind notes, encouragement, and especially the great tips. Below are a few stories we’ve broken through the years, including a couple […]

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STL American: Democrats Patience With Rep. Jamilah “Niecey” Nasheed Wearing Thin

April 28th, 2011 · No Comments

“I’m a Missouri state senator. I’m no longer on a plantation.” – State Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal Those comments from the senator caused a great deal of controversy a few short weeks ago. They came in response to the intense pressure Chappelle Nadal was receiving from local control of the police avocates. Well, an editorial […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · St. Louis

GOP Senators To Obama: Drop The Speech-Chilling Executive Order On Contractors

April 27th, 2011 · No Comments

The Washington Post reports today, “Republican senators are asking President Obama to drop plans to sign an executive order forcing government contractors to disclose donations to groups participating in political activities, saying the White House shouldn’t use a company’s political history to determine if they’re eligible for government work. A draft proposal on the issue […]

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