In what is being hailed as a historic step forward for marijuana law reform, the U.S. Congress has voted in favor of an amendment that could end Drug Enforcement Agency raids on medical marijuana facilities -- but don't give much credit to Missouri's representatives. Twenty-one states have laws to ... More >>
The Internet has revolutionized sex trafficking, moving pimps and their (mostly) female victims off the streets and onto online social networks, including Backpage.com and even Craigslist. That's why County Executive Charlie Dooley is asking the St. Louis County Council for $250,000 to build up the ... More >>
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the Hobby Lobby case that seeks to answer the question of whether a corporation can restrict a woman's access to health care on religious grounds -- and not a single Missouri representative in Washington has spoken out against it. Hobby Lobby, a r ... More >>
Here's one reason to donate to Rep. Ann Wagner, a Republican from Ballwin who represents Missouri's second congressional district: President Barack Obama is personally attacking her. So says Wagner in recent fundraising tweets and e-mails. "Did you hear what President Obama said about me?" she say ... More >>
Is Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner a climate change denier? Organizing for Action-Missouri, the nonprofit offshoot of Barack Obama's reelection campaign, is staging a protest today to pressure Wagner to acknowledge that climate change is real. Why Wagner? The group says that the Missouri Republi ... More >>
You read the headline right. Representative Ann Wagner, who represents Missouri's second congressional district in Washington D.C, voted against the version of the Violence Against Women Act that has now passed both the House and the Senate with bipartisan support. Not that you'd know from her off ... More >>
Yesterday the 113th U.S. Congress convened, and Todd Akin was officially out of a job. Ann Wagner now occupies the seat he abandoned in his ill-fated bid for the Senate. There have been rumors that Akin is planning to use his free time to write a book. The subject of said book is up in the air -- b ... More >>
In all the excitement of Tuesday's election and yesterday's aftermath, a few things got overlooked. Yes, Todd Akin's not going to the Senate, but since House terms last only two years, as of the new year, he's going to join the ranks of the unemployed. Which leads to another question: Who's going t ... More >>
We didn't find Abby Wambach amid the stacks of GOP yard signs, but 300 or so STL-area Republicans were on hand to celebrate their slate and revel in partisan glory... however premature.
Dana Loesch riles up the crowd during one of the Tea Party's first rallies in February 2009 under the Gateway Arch.The co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party has officially left the organization. In a tweet this morning Dana Loesch writes: "Yes, I am finished with the St. Louis Tea Party. N ... More >>
The wait is almost over. On Saturday, filmmaker Stephen Bannon brings his Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated to St. Louis as part of the Smart Girl Summit.Based on the name of that conference, you'd think it would be hard for Bannon to find a more discriminating local audience to screen his f ... More >>
Claire McCaskill: Vulnerable, but not because her challengers are so awesome or anything.So Todd Akin is a smug know-it-all convinced that only those with his political beliefs are capable of respect for the Almighty. And so what if Sarah Steelman's campaign thinks 100 x 1,000 = 10,000?Never mind ... More >>
Time again to take the year-end quiz
The Red Rocker pummels a world-renowned architect! Plus. Unreal worries about our ambassador to Luxembourg -- but then we get a great big hug.
When it comes to Election Day problems in St. Louis, the politicians' rhetoric doesn't match the reality