More than 102,000 people signed the petition asking President Barack Obama to make the opening day of the MLB season a federal holiday. But the White House says if its an official holiday baseball fans want, they'll have to take their quest to Congress.
If you need proof that things might be getting a bit too heated in the final weeks of the legislative session at the Missouri State Capitol, look no further than Senate Bill 437, Amendment No. 4. Offered yesterday by State Senator Ryan McKenna, the handwritten amendment says: "Any person living in ... 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 >>
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.
State Senator Brad LagerUpdated 1:15 p.m. with comments from State Senator Lager. This week Missouri Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would dull workplace discrimination laws. Most notably, the legislation states that a person who files a discrimination lawsuit against an employer must ... More >>
Can Sarah Steelman ride the anti-Washington wave all the way to Capitol Hill?Republican Senate candidate Sarah Steelman has weak fundraising, subpar name recognition, and a primary opponent who has gained support from the seemingly powerful conservative wing of the party. Her only weapon may be ... More >>
Getcha popcorn ready: campaign season is heating up.The narratives for one of the most high-profile senate races in America have begun to form. With the public's eyes on Capitol Hill for last couple of weeks, the major players -- Senator Claire McCaskill, Congressman Todd Akin, and former Sta ... More >>
Marcia Fudge: The Cleveland congresswoman wants the Justice Department to investigate photo ID laws like the one planned for Missouri ballots in 2012Next year, Missouri voters will be asked to consider an amendment to the state's constitution, requiring voters to bring an unexpired Missouri or fe ... More >>
The death of a 50-year-old man with trauma to the face has been officially reclassified as a homicide, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.Vincent L. Gillespie's body was found in the 1400 block of Glasgow on the morning of July 3. His death was originally classified merely as ... More >>
Image viaLegislation to overhaul the nation's oversight of food safety passed the Senate this morning by a vote of 73 to 25. The bill greatly increases the FDA's authority over food producers.Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D) voted in favor of the bill; retiring Senator Kit Bond (R) abstained ... More >>
"Did somebody say earmark?"Robin Carnahan tried for months to convince Missouri voters that Roy Blunt is a "Washington insider" whose long and cozy history with lobbyists for big tobacco, big oil and other big bad industries made him unfit for office.The strategy, of course, failed miserably. Blu ... More >>
St. Louis Tea Party lights it up for Carnahan.This weekend's health care vote in the U.S. House brought out the radical, right-wing fringe (again). At a St. Louis Tea Party rally outside of Russ Carnahan's St. Louis office on Saturday, an angry mob threw shoes at a photo of the congressman before ... More >>
Courtesy of Teri Davis NewmanNewman will have to unseat Jerry Costello, a Congressman since 1988.It's official: the Riverfront Times' Ask A Cougar! columnist also-ran Teri Davis Newman is one rreeow! closer to Capitol Hill!Newman yesterday clawed her way past Theresa Kormos and onto the GOP ticke ... More >>
Cougar and conservative Teri Davis Newman: Can she claw her way to Congress?GOP voters in Illinois' 12th Congressional District get to vote in a primary tomorrow to select the nominee who will try to unseat Democratic congressman Jerry Costello in the November general election. As we told you a w ... More >>
One's a nurse. The other's a wedding planner. One's married to a veteran. The other's husband convinced her to enter the Riverfront Times' "Ask A Cougar" columnist competition. Both are conservatives, vying to be on the GOP ticket in Illinois' Twelfth Congressional District race. Wait--did we just s ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/florgAt least, that's what we're hearing from the Save the Children organization. Today the agency sent out a fear-mongering alarming notice (attached at the end of this post) stating that Missouri is "unprepared to protect children from disasters." According to Save the Children, ... More >>
Special Martin Luther King, Jr. Edition
We're just living in it
As a native Seattlite (recently transplanted to St. Louis) I've felt quite at home thus far in Chicago. Not only am I at a music festival (it seems like Seattle has about one every other week nowadays), but it's raining -- and a nice soggy Pacific Northwest drizzle at that. Adding to the familiar ... More >>
The CEO of InBev visits Capitol Hill, while Warren Buffet says he favors the Belgian brewer's bid for Anheuser-Busch. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) The Midwest floods will cause food costs to rise even higher. (Reuters) The FDA still plans to send food-safety inspectors to China -- but not before the ... More >>
Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.
B-Sides investigates the story behind the new Take Action tour, Dar Williams opens her mind, and we suggest the coolest tunes to download this week
A soda called Pipi Bubble, Austria's last wandering shepherd, a boat made of 164,321 wine corks: It's all here
The Laramie Project lives on
Our favorite inanimate objects celebrate birthdays, Russ Carnahan snags the Hefner endorsement, and Silver Dollar City gets political; plus, we find the real WMDs (in St. Charles!) and Bill Haas phones it in
Week of June 16, 2004
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
St. Louisans, take some civic pride in Nelly-sanctioned model searches, fire-loving artists, Vespa-ridin' cops and one really underwhelming presidential campaign
Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.
Boeing triumph touches Bond's political Seoul
Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.
U.S. policy boosted the Taliban into power, and reluctance to anger Afghan ally Pakistan helps keep them there
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth