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Entries from June 2012

Supreme Court Reaffirms Citizens United Ruling & First Amendment Protections‏

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

This morning, the Supreme Court reaffirmed its ruling in its 2010 Citizens United decision by striking down a Montana law that banned corporate spending on political campaigns. The Montana Supreme Court upheld the law in defiance of the Citizens United precedent and the Court today reversed the Montana court, reiterating that the First Amendment applies […]

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SHOT/CHASER: Claire McCaskill’s Vote for Job-Killing Regulations on Coal

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

SHOT… Yesterday, Claire McCaskill voted in favor of severe, job-killing regulations on the coal industry.  (“McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the joint resolution that would nullify the EPA rule regarding the establishment of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for utilities.” S. J. Res. 37, CQ Vote #139: Motion Rejected 46-53: R 41-5; D 5-46; […]

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Post Dispatch “Reporter” Leaves to Start Oppo Research Firm

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Former Post Dispatch political “reporter” Jake Wagman is starting his own opposition research firm according to the website jimromensko.com: Jake Wagman, who leaves the Post-Dispatch after nine years, says his new firm, Shield Political Research, “will offer a fresh and innovative approach to opposition research for candidates and campaigns” by “using public documents and the […]

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Tags: Media Bias

Picture of the Day: “Family Values”

June 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Related: Senate Candidate Throws Children Under The Bus

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Quote of the Day: “1st Congressional District Result of a Coalition of Republicans and Black Democrats”

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

  STL American: Amazing how forthright you can really be when you’re out of the game. Former Congressman Bill Clay gives a history lesson on the Missouri Democrat[ic]Party: Clay said he was shocked to see Russ Carnahan challenge his son, given the role Clay Sr. and other black leaders had in the electoral success of […]

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Tags: Rep. Lacy Clay · Rep. Russ Carnahan

Video: McCaskill Tells Bold Face Lie: “Senate Passed a Bill Last Fall…Last August”

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Hat tip: wtadmorningmeeting

Related: Quincy journal: McCaskill stands by statement that Senate has passed a budget Video: McCaskill: “You don’t trust me?”

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