Mayetta Epps-Miller of East St. Louis died on New Year's Eve. She was 111 years old. That made her the oldest person living in Illinois, and also one of our nation's elite supercentenarians, (meaning she was at least 110 and a superhero). Epps was born in April of 1901. It's hard to get your h ... More >>
Once upon a time, Missouri was the bellwether of the Presidential elections. You could always count on us to pick the winner. Remember 2008 when Barack Obama rallied beneath the Arch and even John McCain paid a few visits here? Oh, those glorious days. But then, by just .1 percent of the popular vot ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, Huffington Post blogger Will Bower wrote, "This February 7th, 2012, I'll be paying closer attention to Missouri's primary results and asking myself 'What if Missourians had been able to go first this time 'round?'" Bower, an outspoken crusader for election reform, proposed ... More >>
The whole "pantless party" thing is not helping Peter Kinder with McCain voters, Public Policy Polling finds.Governor Jay Nixon would basically stomp the crap out of his likely Republican challenger, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, if the 2012 gubernatorial election had been held this week.In fact, ac ... More >>
Blink-182 has a new song coming out, "Up All Night," and for fans of the band from the early aughts this is nothing so much as an eerie reminder that they probably bought "What's My Age Again?" on a cassingle inside a Tower Records while complaining about a big 98 Degrees display and, I don't ... More >>
Image viaMizzou scientists splurged taxpayer dollars on rat sperm.During the 2008 presidential election, John McCain simply could not shut up about earmarks. Even though the wasteful "pork" spending makes up just a tiny fraction of the federal budget, the aging senator from Arizona seemed to thin ... More >>
John McCain managed quite a feat this week: He somehow got both Glenn Beck and John Stewart to agree with each other. The issue? How flat-out wrong the Arizona senator is when he says that U.S.-born people merely suspected of being terrorists should be denied their Miranda rights. Agree with McCain ... More >>
During a flight leg in April, [campaign press secretary Robert] Gibbs tried to have a heart-to-heart with Obama. "Are you having any fun at all?" he asked him. "None," Obama flatly replied. "Do you see any way we can make it more fun?" Gibbs replied. "No." So writes President Obama' ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/amanda kay riley It is hardly breaking news to note that Republicans here and across the country have been shedding their party like a chrysalis for quite some time now. But what is extraordinary is the sheer volume of the desertion. A new Gallup Poll shows that the precipiti ... More >>
Although Missouri's reputation as a bellwether could be a thing of the past if President-elect Barack Obama loses the vote here, the Illinois Senator won big-time last night in other states across the country. Here's a look back at election night and the final 75 days of each candidate's long -- al ... More >>
One way to predict the outcome of the presidential election is to check in with poll-number-crunching sites like pollster.com and fivethirtyeight.com. That stuff's for the gearheads. Unreal would rather follow the money -- i.e., to take a look at the thinking of folks who are wagering on the electi ... More >>
Some may think his campaign's a joke, but the AP is reporting that John McCain will appear on Saturday Night Live on Saturday -- tomorrow -- night.
Keep it under wraps. Note to Missouri’s 4.2 million registered voters: You can forget about wearing your Obama T-shirt when you step inside that voting booth next Tuesday. And you better lose the campaign buttons, too, along with the hat and any adornments bearing his name. Same goes to you McCa ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, November 3. FUBAR, 3108 Locust Street.
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The old fighter pilot has fought his last war and the path to defeat nineteen days from now seems all but inevitable. For the second time in eight years, George W. Bush will have beaten him. Obama, who, incredibly, McCain has made to seem the cool and collected grownup, the safe choice, is now a v ... More >>
7:56 p.m.: Allrighty then. Unreal is going to attempt to live-blog the final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign. Why? Good question. Because it's there? Because it's a defining moment in American history? Nah. Because we want to see whether John McCain spontaneously combusts on national tele ... 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 >>
Amid the sauntering models and flashy St. Louis Fashion Week attendees Tuesday night at the Contemporary Art Museum, a few people stopped to register to vote. Art the Vote, an organization seeking to sign up youth and artists alike, set up two tables in the lobby of the museum around 5:45 p.m. The ... More >>
Although we can’t really see John McCain as the sort of guy who voluntarily does the grocery-shopping. -Aimee Levitt
While Barack Obama and John McCain took to the mics Friday night, MasterMind award-winner Tim Lane participated in a book-singing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for his book, Abandoned Cars at Subterranean Books in the Delmar Loop.
My readers and fellow foodies, there is a time when every true patriot must stand up for what he or she believes. Today, as Barack Obama and John McCain prepare for their first debate -- they will be debating, if you hadn't heard -- as our leaders try to fix a floundering financial system, as our br ... More >>
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain and his new running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (who will be in St. Louis Oct. 2) were the stars of the last big campaign event before the GOP convention in Minneapolis on Sunday in O'Fallon. Slide Show Photographer Lyle Whitworth was there and ha ... More >>
If you were in the St. Louis metro area over the Labor Day holiday, you didn't have much of an excuse not to go out at least once over the three-day weekend. There was a lot happening, and here's what you may have missed. McCain-Palin Rally in O'Fallon Slide Show Republican presidential nominee Jo ... More >>
With all the horses lined up in the gates, we're just waiting for the starter's pistol. Following Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's pick Saturday of Delaware Senator Joe Biden as a running mate, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain decided to take the political pissing conte ... More >>
A web ad for John McCain's campaign that claims "hot chicks dig Obama," among other assertions, includes two St. Louis TV newscasters.
After receiving word yesterday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain would be rolling into Lambert Airport today on his new "Straight Talk Express" plane, Unreal got punch-drunk and stayed up half the night concocting a list of questions to ask at today's event. orlandosent ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, February 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
Following the greenbacks as Missouri gears up for Super Tuesday
Tuning in to Alan Greenspan and local radio commercials