Christofanelli: Wash U. senior allegedly edited the controversial video.Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, had University of Missouri - Kansas City professor Judy Ancel on her show yesterday. As you likely know by now, Ancel and Don Giljum, a professor at University of Missouri - St. Louis, wer ... More >>
CNNAbbie Boudreau: She would fall for James O'Keefe? Jonathon Burns, the man who headed Citizens for Better Transit, the effort this past spring to block a tax increase for Metro funding, was reportedly in on a failed prank last month on CNN. The ringleader behind the prank, James O'Keefe (made f ... More >>
Google Street ViewThe ACORN office on Manchester Road.That's at least the news over at KMOX, where the radio station reports that the St. Louis ACORN office has permanently closed. Daily RFT tried calling ACORN at its Manchester Road office yesterday. We got the same vague phone recording that KM ... More >>
James O'Keefe, dressed in full pimp regalia, once accused ACORN of "running a child prostitution ring." He is good friends with John Burns.The strategic brain behind the group looking to derail Metro's quest for a sales-tax hike to restore and expand transit services is a Tea Party ac ... More >>
O'Keefe (left) and Basel photographed by authorities following their arrest in New Orleans last month.Just got a heads up from Adam Shriver over at St. Louis Activist Hub about a new video showing Tea Party "heroes" James O'Keefe and Joseph Basel disrupting a gay-rights rally in St. Louis last No ... More >>
James O'Keefe learns that pimpin' ain't easy.It keeps getting worse for political activist (and pride of the St. Louis Tea Party) James O'Keefe. Last week he was arrested for illegally attempting to access the phone lines of Lousiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Over the weekend Daily RFT voters ... More >>
O'Keefe and accomplice Hannah Giles as pimp and prostitute.Updated at 3:07 p.m. Last year 25-year-old James O'Keefe created an uproar when he and a friend dressed like a pimp and prostitute and videotaped themselves getting advice from ACORN on how the pair could receive housing assistance to run ... More >>
O'Keefe posed as a pimp while visiting -- and videotaping -- at an ACORN office.It's the political story/scandal of the week: James O'Keefe III, who pret' near took down ACORN last year after releasing his undercover videos of eyebrow-raising conversations with the organization's staffers, faces ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of the week again. Vote for the local headline maker you think made the biggest ass of themselves this week. And the nominees...1. Mizzou Officials: Administrators at University of Missouri helped make headlines this week when they sold old cell phones belongi ... More >>
Earlier today Daily RFT blogger Bill Streeter posted a quizzical "tweet" made yesterday on Senator Claire McCaskill's Twitter feed. Curious as to what McCaskill was discussing in this post, I just conducted a grueling two minutes of Internet research to arrive at the bottom of the matter.Not surpris ... More >>
Americans for Financial Reform and ACORN plan to gather today in support of President Barack Obama's proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Like the Consumer Protection Agency, which safeguards people from hazardous product flaws involving housewares and other merchandise, the Consumer Finan ... More >>
8:01 p.m. Here we go, the final presidential debate. The carpet's red, the walls are blue and Bob Scheiffer's silver head is telling us the subject is domestic policy. Scheiffer's just introduced the candidates. 8:04 p.m. McCain just blundered -- "Fannie and Freddie May." John looks sleepy, blinkin ... More >>
Each fall John Hickey, executive director of the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, hands out awards to people and organizations that have worked for liberal causes. This year the awards will go to Democratic state senator Jolie Justus, the fair-housing group ACORN, United Auto Workers and the re ... More >>
Transit chief Larry Salci knows he has his critics. Ask him if he cares.
In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?
Mayor Adrian Wright knows what's right for Pine Lawn. If folks don't like it, that's just tough.
Week of December 6, 2000
Even if the living-wage proposal passes, don't look for any drastic changes for many St. Louisans eking out a living on minimum pay
A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.
Labor, ACORN and the city support a living-wage ordinance, but it's going nowhere fast