What's Daily RFT gonna do without Todd Akin in the Senate? After breathing a sigh of relief for our state's integrity, we've gotta admit we'll miss the man who has given us so much in mortifying entertainment, from "legitimate rape" to "at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God" to the p ... More >>
image viaDurbin: Slave to Monsanto?A hysterical rumor has been making its way through the Internet over the past few months alleging that Senate Bill 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, is a threat to small farmers and gardeners who like to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Worse, ... More >>
The contest between Gov. Pat Quinn and Dan Hynes has grown increasingly acrimonious.Another dark blue state is in play today, coming on the heels of last month's Democratic disaster in Massachusetts, a special election that probably still has Ted Kennedy turning in his grave. ... More >>
Tonight President Barack Obama will speak before a joint session of Congress in an attempt to salvage his healthcare reform initiative that -- if it were a patient -- appears close to flatlining.But if you think Obama is the first president who tried to reform this country's medical system only t ... More >>
Among the cuts Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed in his 2010 budget in April was for funding of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter plane. Yesterday Missouri Senator Kit Bond and several colleagues sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee to restore funding for the F/A-18 and, i ... More >>
Though the news of Senator Ted Kennedy's collapse has cast a bit of a shadow over the just-concluded Inauguration luncheon held in the Capitol building, I would be remiss not to post the menu.If you happened to see the live coverage of the beginning of the luncheon, you might have heard Senator Dia ... More >>
bond.senate.gov Kit Bond: No friend of the common man Last week Lew Prince got a phone call from Let Justice Roll, a group that lobbies on behalf of a higher minimum wage. Prince, co-owner of Vintage Vinyl (and sometime Riverfront Times opera critic), actively campaigned for Missouri's minimum wag ... More >>
Dick Morris pipes up, the Bishops come to town and I-70 gets no respect
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?
Republican hopeful can't seem to fight like a man
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.
a return to reality after the decadence and delirium of Atlanta