Jo Mannies

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Akin Praised, Reviewed Unit of Militia Group He Recently Claimed He Had Nothing to Do With

    Updated with response from Akin's spokesperson Rick Tyler. In 1995, a month before the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, Todd Akin sent a local militia group what he later called "a courtesy letter." The now-defunct group, the 1st Missouri Volunteers militia, had invited Akin to spea ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Todd Akin Finds His Own "Reverend Wright" In Radical Militia Leader

    This week isn't the first time Todd Akin has had to answer questions about his relationship with Tim Dreste, one of the country's most infamous anti-abortion activists of the 1990s. But with election day just two weeks away, a national media that's always achin' for some Akin, and news that Akin was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Akin, Steelman Debate to Stream Live on Facebook This Morning

    ​This is kind of cool -- not because of the debate but because of the technology behind it. Today at 9 a.m. Republican senatorial candidates Todd Akin and Sarah Steelman will face off in a debate at the Missouri Athletic Club West to be broadcast simultaneously over both the radio waves and Facebo ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    "Dr. Mom" on Donnybrook? Seriously, Charlie?

    A journalists' round-table gets a special guest.​Update: OMG! Alert readers are now telling me that Dr. Erin Shannon-McGowan is the daughter of Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon, who happens to be a KMOX colleague with Brennan. No wonder Brennan didn't return my inquiries asking him to explain ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Jeff Smith Hits National Stage Yet Again On MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show

    Had your fill of former state senator Jeff Smith? Good, 'cause he's everywhere! Since getting released from federal prison last November after fibbing to the FBI about his 2004 congressional campaign, "Mr. Smith" has hit the national stage: The New Republic did a bang-up feature on him (though we th ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Former GILF-Wannabe Sarah Steelman Sets Sights on Senate

    Jennifer SilverbergSteelman on the campaign trail in 2008.​Remember Sarah Steelman? Of course you do! A few years ago, she was Missouri state treasurer and hailed far and wide as the most attractive candidate for Missouri governor. Not that being a potential GILF did her much good: Steelman lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Nieves on Nieves: "There Is No Way They Will Ever Control Brian Nieves"

    ​So, now the real story we meant to highlight in this morning's St. Louis Beacon before we got distracted. The article comes from political reporter Jo Mannies who ventured down to Washington yesterday to attend the prayer vigil for Brian Nieves, the Republican state senate candidate accused in a ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Where are YOU watching the State of the Union?

    Several dozen people, including Fox 2 News and Jo Mannies of The Beacon, have come to the Democratic Organizing for America office at 3407 California Ave. to gawk: Photo by Nicholas Phillips​No sign of Tea Party protesters....yet.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Missouri Rep. Todd Akin Doesn't Know the Pledge of Allegiance

    Akin​We kid, of course. But Todd Akin, the U.S. Representative from Missouri's 2nd Congressional District (Town and Country), forgot the word "indivisible" from the Pledge of Allegiance today while reciting the oath along with anti-health care reform advocates in Washington.Perhaps Akin made such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    If An Election Is Held In the County and Nobody Votes Does it Make A Sound?​Or, a better question: do the results count?There are some important issues at stake in the off-year election coming up on November 3: Proposition N, the smoking ban initiative on which the fate of the city's recently passed ban hinges, and E-911, a sales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Flour Flies as McArthur's Bakery Declares War on Russ Carnahan

    If the Daily RFT were a bakery and wanted to show our displeasure with our local congressional representative, we'd ply him with gooey butter cake and stand over him and make sure he ate it all, until he was thoroughly sick. Revenge, thy name is McArthur.David McArthur, prop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Get Intimate with Joe Biden for $10,000

    Joe Biden, champion of the working class. Joe Biden, who commuted from Delaware to D.C. with the regular folks on the Amtrak. Working-class Joe, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Some say it's a mythical legend, that of the blue-collar Joe Biden and his rags-to-riches journey to the top.The senator-tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    New Name on the Beacon Masthead: Jo Mannies

    Jo Mannies, perhaps the St. Louis metro area's most seasoned political reporter, has joined the staff of the upstart online-only newspaper, St. Louis Beacon, where she'll continue to pen pieces on state and local politics.Mannies covered politics for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for some 30 years bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Jo Won't Go: Mannies to Stay at Post in Limited Role

    The byline of longtime political reporter Jo Mannies will continue to appear in the local daily, contrary to a previous announcement by the paper.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Post-Dispatch Loses Big Name Reporters Mannies and Lhotka, Three Others

    More staff reductions this week at the local daily. Three veteran reporters, including the paper’s political writer, are taking an early retirement package. Two younger reporters are resigning to pursue other opportunities. Taking early retirement:

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Who's Watching the Post-Dispatch?

    There's a secret squirrel out there taking potshots at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via a newish blog, St. Louis Post-Dispatch The squirrel seems to have a thing for the Post's political coverage, with political reporter Jo Mannies taking the heat in more than one entry (here's a post on a ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 2005

    Sea Changes

    The Post goes pirate, our talking billboards return in a big, nerdy way, and a local blogger condemns snobby metrosexuals. Plus, Unreal asks the question on everyone's mind: "Is white trash deserving of nannies?"

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    July 14, 2004

    Something Smells

    We find the funk in Branson, ride along with a stunt pilot and check out the STL Zoo's new species; plus, a local Gephardt gaffe

  • News

    January 28, 2004


    Wait no more: Unreal's presidential-candidate endorsements are in; plus we lament the loss of "Poetry Beat," check in with the lads at Sanford-Brown and wonder if we can get a direct line to God

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    December 17, 2003

    Post Toasties

    Labor troubles and amazing changing headlines at the P-D; plus the updates you've come to know and love -- and the opportunity to belt out some Gephardtian Christmas carols