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Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 08:43

As chair of the “Sanctity of Life” Committee, State Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) has led a nearly year-long effort to erase his moderate past and win a GOP primary.

Schaefer’s grandstanding and intimidation tactics put enough pressure on the University of Missouri to revoke the “refer and follow” privileges of a doctor providing abortion services at a Planned Parenthood Columbia clinic -- effectively ending abortion services in Mid-Missouri.

Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 14:50

Much like Kurt Schaefer, Blunt’s condolences were in stark contrast to his actual legislative record.

Posted Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:15

You can’t author a constitutional amendment ensuring more Missourians than ever before will have access to guns, push through a dangerous Stand Your Ground bill (with a permitless carry provision), attempt to legalize discrimination against LGBT Missourians, AND THEN deliver heart-felt condolences after Orlando as if there were no connection.

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 14:41

From the Jefferson City News Tribune:

City, state and federal offices around Jefferson City lowered flags to half-staff after President Barack Obama put out a proclamation Sunday following the killing of 50 people in a mass shooting in Orlando.

Cole County, meanwhile, has opted against lowering its flags.

Posted Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 17:32

Photo of Rep. Mike Moon

The guy who decried the "Islamization of Missouri" and used "All Lives Matter" as a rallying call for his extreme personhood proposal is at it again.

Posted Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 13:48

Eighty four days ago, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Without hesitation, Sen. Roy Blunt refused to give an up or down vote on Garland’s confirmation.

Posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 17:22

Voters at the poll

A federal judge found Ohio's restrictions on casting and counting absentee ballots to be racially discriminatory and subsequently blocked the measures.

Posted Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 12:04

Earlier this month, Media Matters released its findings from a 14 month comprehensive study on how evening cable news programs cover abortion. The results are disturbing: Anti-choice commentators dominate the airwaves, with 62% of those appearing on air being men. Only 17% of all appearances were by people who identify as pro-choice or who used accurate information against anti-choice statements.

Posted Monday, June 6, 2016 - 22:03

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for April 2016. Here are your updated rankings of the House and Senate.

Posted Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:39

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